What's Happening In & Around Connecticut: November Edition

Part of our mission here at Nutmeg Institute we like to highlight the creative events happening in and around the Nutmeg state. Here's a selection of a few of the events occurring this month:

Bundle up gang, it's getting chilly out there but we have a bunch of events this month that should keep your creative spirit warm! Let's get to it:

First off, we found a pair of cool events kicking things off on November 9th. The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media at Yale University is hosting representatives from United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent agency. Learn what it takes to break into the entertainment industry and what life is really like.

Later that night, Joey Batts and Rudy (remember these awesome creators?) will premiere the sequel to ROY G BV, their experimental film about the color spectrum, emotions, and sounds. This time, the boys documented their Canadian road trip, capturing the sights and sounds of the Great White North. Rumor has it, there might be a special musical performance as well. The event starts at 6:30pm at the Wadsworth Anthenuem Museum of Art.

We're back with another selection in our Movie Brunch series this month on November 11th with the Paul Newman and Robert Redford classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This 1969 classic directed by George Roy Hill was listed as 73rd in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list. (Though as you may already know, our very own Patrick Whalen prefers their collaboration in The Sting). Come meet up and check out the awesome space that is The Rough Draft. Themed menus will entail and we promise we ALSO despise the "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" bicycle sequence.

On November 13th take a deep dive with Betsy West, the co-director of RBG, the recently released documentary focused on everyone's favorite octogenarian bad-ass Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ms West has also produced segments for 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. Join the Yale College Democrats for this insightful night.

Digital Media CT's ConnectNext biweekly series continues through November with "Successful Storytelling: Trial Turned Triumph." Hear from regional-Emmy nominated director/producer Tikeyah Whittle (Off The Menu) as she describes her career, challenges, and what has helped her succeed in this increasingly digital world.

From all of us at Nutmeg Institute, have a Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to take a moment and reflect on those you're thankful for. For us, it's you, our community without whom we couldn't be here. Thank you! We hope you enjoy this month of family, friends, and great food.

As you can see there's a lot going on in the Nutmeg State and we're sure we missed a ton of great events. If you know of something interesting going on this month drop us a line in the comments!

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