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CT Hops for Hope brought more than 20 local breweries to New Britain’s Quartette Club on Sunday, Aug. 30. Proceeds benefit the Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Research Foundation. Between ticket sales and a raffle of fantastic beer prizes, more than $32,000 was raised.

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  • Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

    People from across the state gathered at Norton Park in Plainville Aug. 28 to 30  for the 2015 Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival, which included fireworks, live music, a car show and four hot air balloon launches across the three-day event.

  • Art Bra 2015

    Art Bra 2015

    About 500 people attended the fashion show and charity auction titled Art Bra at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford  on Thursday, Aug. 20. The event benefits After The Storm, a group that helps cancer survivors in the aftermath of their diagnosis. Watch a video of the runway here.

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  • Real Art Ways Puts Out Strongly Worded Plea For Funding

    Real Art Ways Puts Out Strongly Worded Plea For Funding

    Real Art Ways sent out Wednesday a strongly worded call for funding, pointing out shortfalls in its expected contributions and stating that "longevity is not a guarantee," implying that the Hartford art space might not last long without a quick infusion of cash.

  • 'Sodalicious' Pop Art Show At Dirt Salon

    'Sodalicious' Pop Art Show At Dirt Salon

    In the '80s, after graduating from Hartford Art School and Rhode Island School of Design, Beth Phillips worked as a photographer in New York. She documented artworks for gallerists, curators and artists, including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Phillips worked with them when they were alive,...

      • An Exciting Reinstallation At NBMAA

        An Exciting Reinstallation At NBMAA

        In preparation for the unveiling of its big new wing this fall, the New Britain Museum of American Art has reinstalled all of its second-floor galleries. There are now dedicated spaces for surrealism, abstract expressionism, conceptualism, photorealism, pop art, photography, even "bad art."

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      • 'How To Change the World,' Greenpeace Doc, At Area Theaters

        'How To Change the World,' Greenpeace Doc, At Area Theaters

        Greenpeace is one of the most well-respected and longstanding of the world's great environmental organizations, and a documentary playing in theaters nationwide tells the story of the organization and its origins.

          • Dance Documentary At Avon Theater

            Dance Documentary At Avon Theater

            Paul Taylor is one of the most influential, innovative and outside-the-box choreographers of the 20th century, and a new documentary follows him from beginning to end in the creation of one of his pieces.

              • Film Shot In CT To Debut On Lifetime

                Film Shot In CT To Debut On Lifetime

                A film by Rocky Hill-based Synthetic Cinema International has been picked up by A&E Networks and will make its nationwide premiere on the Lifetime channel on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m., according to the film’s producer, Andrew Gernhard.

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                  • 'Twillerama' Animation Fest In New Haven

                    'Twillerama' Animation Fest In New Haven

                    “Twillerama Festival of Animation,” an evening of animated shorts “hosted” by YouTube animated character Jeff Twiller, will be at Ordinary, a bar at 990 Chapel St. in New Haven, on Thursday, Sept. 10, starting at 7:30 p.m.

                  • Charlie Chaplin Double Feature At Hartt

                    Charlie Chaplin Double Feature At Hartt

                    Pianist Patrick Miller, the chairman of the music theory department of the Hartt School, will accompany a screening of two Charlie Chaplin silent films on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford.

                  • 'Ghosts Of Amistad' Documentary Gets 2 CT Screenings

                    'Ghosts Of Amistad' Documentary Gets 2 CT Screenings

                    University of Pittsburgh professor  Marcus Rediker, author “The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom,” will bring a documentary based on his book to Hartford and New Haven for two screenings this month.

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