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 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 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
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,[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
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 @ 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
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[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
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
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.[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
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,[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
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 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Laura Clapp will bring her passionate, folksy rock to the stage, telling true stories in song form.Artist BioLaura Clapp’s career has taken her from Berkeley College of Music to demo sessions in Nashville, to[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
12:30 pm
Lou will perform Out of Rushmore’s Shadow, based on his quest to gain recognition for his grandfather, Luigi, the chief carver of the Mount Rushmore monument. Artist Bio Actor, singer and storyteller Lou Del Bianco[...]
BSK Design at Greene Gallery
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm
Cherry Pie will put on an eclectic, fun-for-the-whole family show featuring swing, Latin and other favorite dance music with a bit of cabaret and storytelling on top.Artist BioFeaturing Guilford’s own Jilian Grey and Ric Haddad,[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
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 @ 1:30 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
Green Light has shifted gears from doing Beatles, Grateful Dead, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift covers, and is now writing and performing original music with the flavor of alt-folk or indie pop. Artist BioThis[...]
Arthur Murray Dance 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 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
Artist BioWith D.W. Ditty on guitar and vocals, and Kenny Mack on sax, flute and vocals, DittyMack covers tin pan alley, pop standards, blues and almost anything else that grafts to their heads. Look for[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
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 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
4:30 pm
Youth XL has a fresh and unconventional garage-pop sound and a quirky, engaging stage presence in which the line between music and comedy is never wholly clear.Artist BioYouth XL is a kooky, garage-pop band from[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Driving Route 9 plays original music grounded in Americana and Irish traditions, and puts on a high-energy show with plenty of Celtic-style audience participation.Artist BioBased in New England and inspired by Ireland, Driving Route 9[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
8:30 pm
Like a roller skate in a tumble dryer, The Racket Downstairs performs offbeat original rock songs and neglected covers. Wear purple!Artist BioThe Racket Downstairs is an indie rock band that defies description, playing original music[...]
Arthur Murray Dance Center
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
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
2:30 pm
Les Tordus will perform and teach traditional music from Québec, Appalachia and Scandinavia. Learn the history, rhythms, music and instrumentation of this old-time dance music—and the toe-tapping reasons for its resurgence in popularity today.Artist BioLes[...]
Hyland House Museum
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
4:15 pm
With probably half of the fiddlers in the Western Hemisphere already present at the Hyland House for the Skunk Misery Ramblers’ performance, rosin up your bow, grab your guitar, your horn, your whatever and join[...]
Hyland House Museum