Schedule

Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Members of the Guilford Poets Guild will do readings of their latest works, many of which are to be collected in the guild’s forthcoming anthology, Our Changing Environment.Artist BioThe Guilford Poets Guild is a group[...]
Breakwater Books
Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
6:15 pm
Sandy, drummer Joe McCarthy and bassist Jim Tutunjian perform music from the Great American Songbook, bossa nova and straight-ahead jazz—part of Dinner on the Green, a benefit event for the Guilford Performing Arts Festival. The[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
The Afro Bop Alliance Sextet, a subset of the Latin Grammy-winning Afro Bop Alliance Big Band, will play an evening of Latin-inflected jazz music, riding Afro-Cuban rhythms, a driving horn section and the exquisite drumming[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
12:30 pm
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[...]
Breakwater Books
2:00 pm
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[...]
Breakwater Books
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
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[...]
The Hyland House Museum
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
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,[...]
Breakwater Books
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
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[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
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[...]
Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm
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[...]
Guilford Town Green
6:00 pm
Event details to come! Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
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[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
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,[...]
Guilford Town Green
9:00 pm
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[...]
Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
9:30 am
Dennis Culliton, co-founder of the Witness Stones Project, will give a walking tour of downtown Guilford, where a number of bronze “stones” have been installed to honor the contributions of enslaved people in Guilford’s establishment,[...]
Breakwater Books
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11:00 am
Fifteen young acrobats and dancers will perform their latest routine.Artist BioThe Spot, Guilford Acrobatics & Co., is a training center in Guilford that teaches acrobatics, gymnastics, stunting, hip hop dance and more. Owner Danielle Scarpellino[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Family members Sam, Kat and Bill Wallace perform original acoustic music on voice, fiddle and guitar, drawing from country, folk, Celtic, folk-rock and other traditions. Tight sibling harmonies deliver lyrics exploring the turmoil of modern[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Watch, experience and taste this bread-making demonstration and conversation, while Smith bakes over an open fire and onlookers eat the results fresh from the flame. Conversations about bread and its place in history and culture[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Guilford native Schulyer Beeman performs Three Bags Full, his new cabaret show, which takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of his life, flipping between jobs of handling animals on stage for the theatre and[...]
First Congregational Church
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
1:30 pm
Be the music in this all-ages workshop/class/celebration of rhythm, drumming and improvisation led by Peter Hawes, percussionist/teacher and team-building facilitator. We’ll use voice, body percussion, movement, drums and other instruments to make a joyous, heartfelt[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
A performance by the Guilford Town Band, 100 musicians ranging in age from 15 to 80.Artist BioThe Guilford Town Band is directed by Mark Gahm, director of the concert band and wind ensemble at Guilford[...]
Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Explore the power of the human mind with mindreader and hypnotist Keith Zalinger, as he connects with every member of his audience through thoughts, feelings and imagination.Artist BioA mindreader and licensed hypnotist with scores of[...]
Breakwater Books
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3:30 pm
Step right up! The Air Temple Arts circus will perform aerial silk, hoop and sling acts, and keep the whole family entertained with juggling, tumbling, side show, stilt walking, unicycling and other ground-based circus routines.[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3:30 pm
Rob will read from his books Playing for Change and Homeless in Paradise, then guide a discussion on music and art in community building and social movements.Artist BioRob Rosenthal writes, researches and teaches in the[...]
Breakwater Books
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Wheel Life Theatre performs That’s Just Me, in which actors who ambulate via crutches or wheelchairs create real-life situations and riff on them, improv-style.Artist BioKeely Baisden Knudsen, artistic director of Legacy Theatre, created Wheel Life[...]
Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
The joint’ll be jumping as two of the Shoreline’s most popular swing bands—Tuxedo Junction and The String of Pearls—face off in round one of a two-round Battle of the Big Bands, with the audience crowning[...]
Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Tonight’s concert features an array of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary, Bessarabia and other Eastern European locales. If you feel the urge to dance, you will be honoring, not insulting, the musicians.Artist BioThe[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
7:30 pm
The joint’ll be jumping as two of the Shoreline’s most popular swing bands—Tuxedo Junction and The String of Pearls—face off in the second round of a two-round Battle of the Big Bands, with the audience[...]
Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
* Note: This show is intended for mature audiences. Some content is not appropriate for children under 16.Susan will hold a staged reading of her full play Guenevere, which she completed with the support of[...]
Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
Original music is alive and well on the Shoreline and throughout New England, thanks to The John Spignesi Band. Blurring the lines of soul, rock and funk, JSB’s skilled musicians play “music for your soul,”[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Butter Jones will perform all-original music, reflecting the talents of the band’s three poet-songwriters and influences ranging from indie rock to alt-country and Americana—set in a jam-band context.Artist BioCombining indie rock, Americana, alt-country and a[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk presents a theatrical and highly interactive performance of classic and original Faerie tales featuring varied voices, characterization and period garb.Artist BioJonathan Kruk grew up on tall tales and daydreams. He acted[...]
Hyland House Museum
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
A contemporary pop musical created by high-school and middle-school actors, singers and musicians, Just One Sip is a coming-of-age-story with humor, romance and drama, set in a local coffee shop.Artist BioWriters Gaby Onorati and Carlin[...]
First Congregational Church
2:30 pm
NBYT will perform a short Cinderella story, Estrellita de Oro, followed by acting games in which performers and the audience interact to explore the characters just seen on stage. Based on a Mexican folktale, Estrellita[...]
Guilford Town Green
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
3:00 pm
Three dance companies—Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Shoreline Ballet and Starship Dance—combine to present a showcase of each company’s latest repertoire. Artist Bios Eastern Connecticut Ballet (ECB) has been one of Connecticut’s premier dance schools since 1992.[...]
Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
77 U-Turn is a fully staged theater piece that uses poetic storytelling and song to reflect on coming home, parenting, love, loss, confusion and what happens when we turn around and look back before moving[...]
First Congregational Church
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4:30 pm
Blues-infused Americana duo Living With Robots (Sandy Connelly and Ted Ervin) will perform family-friendly and deep cover-track songs, connecting to the audience with humor and energy. Sandy and Ted are busy local musicians and teachers,[...]
Guilford Town Green