Schedule

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Guilford Performing Arts Festival @ Multiple
Guilford Performing Arts Festival @ Multiple
Sep 27 all-day
Guilford Performing Arts Festival @ Multiple | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Experience four days and nights of music, drama, dance, poetry, storytelling and circus arts—even mind reading. Plus workshops in music and dance, interactive improvisational theater, a drum circle and musicians’ jam. All FREE! The Connecticut[...]
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12:30 pm Dolores Hayden: Exuberance @ Breakwater Books
Dolores Hayden: Exuberance @ Breakwater Books
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Dolores Hayden: Exuberance @ Breakwater Books | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Dolores will give a reading from her most recent book of poems, Exuberance, set in the earliest years of American aviation, when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane. She will[...]
2:00 pm Frederick-Douglass Knowles II: BlackRoseCity @ Breakwater Books
Frederick-Douglass Knowles II: BlackRoseCity @ Breakwater Books
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Frederick-Douglass Knowles II: BlackRoseCity @ Breakwater Books | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Award-winning spoken-word artist, educator and activist Frederick-Douglass Knowles II—the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Hartford—will do a reading of work from his collection of poetry, BlackRoseCity.Artist BioFrederick-Douglass Knowles II is a poet, educator[...]
2:00 pm The Derek Grippo Project @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
The Derek Grippo Project @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Derek Grippo Project @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The Derek Grippo Project performs classic songs in a jazz and bebop style. Vocalist Derek Grippo, accompanied by locally known guitarist Dr. Gary Grippo and bassist Preston Murphy, will perform songs such as Route 66,[...]
3:00 pm Herstory Theater: Panic in Connecticut @ The Hyland House Museum
Herstory Theater: Panic in Connecticut @ The Hyland House Museum
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Herstory Theater: Panic in Connecticut @ The Hyland House Museum | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Herstory Theater will present Panic in Connecticut: Accused Witches Have Their Say, a one-woman, costumed performance that brings to life the stories of women were accused of witchcraft in 17th-century Connecticut. An audience Q&A will[...]
3:30 pm The Bassless Trio: Bad Children @ Christ Episcopal Church
The Bassless Trio: Bad Children @ Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Bassless Trio: Bad Children @ Christ Episcopal Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The group will perform Bad Children, an entertaining and eclectic collection of music that uses original librettos by adults and children, and celebrated poetry, to explore the dark meanings behind some of the most popular[...]
4:00 pm Carlos Eire @ Breakwater Books
Carlos Eire @ Breakwater Books
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Carlos Eire @ Breakwater Books | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Come hear author Carlos Eire, whose book Waiting for Snow in Havana won the 2003 National Book Award in nonfiction, read from his work and lead a timely discussion of escape from political repression, immigration,[...]
4:00 pm Suzanne Sheridan @ The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Suzanne Sheridan @ The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Suzanne Sheridan @ The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Suzanne’s solo performance on voice and guitar will showcase her original songs along with the music of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.Artist BioWith a capacity for writing as well as covering great songs,[...]
4:00 pm Wild Maple @ Guilford Town Green
Wild Maple @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wild Maple @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
This Massachusetts-based acoustic trio has a lively, original sound wrought from diverse musical influences ranging from Americana roots, singer-songwriter and folk to rock, blues and classical. Flat-picking guitar, expressive violin and stand-up bass combine for[...]
5:00 pm FOCUS Teen Improv @ Christ Episcopal Church
FOCUS Teen Improv @ Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FOCUS Teen Improv @ Christ Episcopal Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The 15 talented kids of FOCUS Teen Improv conjure stories out of thin air, using improvisational theater to spark a spontaneous, interactive relationship with their fellow performers as well as the audience. Structured improv games[...]
5:00 pm Natya Mandala: Bharatanatyam Dance @ Guilford Town Green
Natya Mandala: Bharatanatyam Dance @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Natya Mandala: Bharatanatyam Dance @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Natya Mandala performs one of the oldest forms of traditional Indian classical dance, known as Bharatanatyam. Its features intricate footwork, complex rhythms, and depictions of mythological stories and emotions that can transport the dancer and[...]
5:00 pm Seat of Our Pants @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Seat of Our Pants @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Seat of Our Pants @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Seat of Our Pants (SOOP) plays a distinctive brand of American roots music featuring rock-influenced songwriting, intricate harmonies and unique instrumentation that includes mountain dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and upright bass, and the percussion box known[...]
6:00 pm Arthur Murray Dancers: Ballroom Dance Class @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Arthur Murray Dancers: Ballroom Dance Class @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Arthur Murray Dancers: Ballroom Dance Class @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Event details to come! Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
7:00 pm Conn Artists: Contemporary a Capella @ Christ Episcopal Church
Conn Artists: Contemporary a Capella @ Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Conn Artists: Contemporary a Capella @ Christ Episcopal Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
From Ellington to madrigals to Sting, the Doobies and doo-wop, plus a dose of comedy and satire, this men’s a cappella singing group does it all—defying audiences’ preconceived ideas of what an a cappella show[...]
7:00 pm Hagner-McKay Nonet @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Hagner-McKay Nonet @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hagner-McKay Nonet @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The Hagner-McKay Nonet covers the breadth of modern jazz with imaginative soundscapes and high-intensity swing. Enjoy modern jazz and new music in a performance of original compositions and reimagined American songbook classics and art songs.[...]
7:00 pm NHSO Brass Quintet @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
NHSO Brass Quintet @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NHSO Brass Quintet @ First Church of Christ, Scientist | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The program includes classical, jazz and musical theater repertoire by Verdi, Bach, Handel, Joplin, Gershwin and Bernstein.Artist BioThe NHSO Brass Quintet comprises five members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Richard Clymer and Kenneth Tedeschi, trumpet;[...]
7:00 pm Submarine @ Guilford Town Green
Submarine @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Submarine @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Original instrumental music rooted in 1970s progressive rock, classic rock, funk and jazz with a timeless jam-band vibe. Artist BioSubmarine is a four-piece instrumental rock band whose sound has been compared to a mix of Pink[...]
7:30 pm Joe Flood @ Bittersweet Barn
Joe Flood @ Bittersweet Barn
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Joe Flood @ Bittersweet Barn | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Joe will play music from his large catalog of original songs, informed by his diverse influences in folk, country, blues, cajun, rock and other music.Artist BioSongwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood has worked the streets of[...]
8:30 pm Dingonek Street Band @ Guilford Town Green
Dingonek Street Band @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dingonek Street Band @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Built on the celebratory energy and raw spontaneity of the second-line brass band tradition, Dingonek has created a funky, high-energy party music all its own by absorbing and reworking elements of Afrobeat, Ethio-jazz, punk rock,[...]
8:30 pm Noah Baerman & Friends: Cliff Palace @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Noah Baerman & Friends: Cliff Palace @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Noah Baerman & Friends: Cliff Palace @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Noah Baerman and Friends, a six-piece ensemble featuring piano, trumpet, alto saxophone, euphonium, bass and drums, will debut a jazz composition commissioned in part by the Guilford Performing Arts Festival. The piece, called Cliff Palace,[...]
9:00 pm Madison Lyric Stage: From Broadway to the Met @ Christ Episcopal Church
Madison Lyric Stage: From Broadway to the Met @ Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Madison Lyric Stage: From Broadway to the Met @ Christ Episcopal Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Madison Lyric Stage co-founders Marc Deaton and John Johmann, plus members of the company’s Emerging Artists Program, will perform selections from the musicals Sunday in the Park with George, Parade, The Secret Garden, Pippin and[...]