| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Connecticut artist John O'Donnell's current exhibit at Real Art Ways, Ponzi Structure, dives head-long into the structure of failure, much like the financial schemes that wiped out many Madoff victims' bank accounts a couple of years ago. A self-...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
1) Film Fridays: Blazing Saddles, Von der Mehden Hall, University of Connecticut, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-2260. Rated R. Doors open 7 p.m. Fri., Jul. 5, sfa.uconn.edu/vdm.html. $5 cash admission.
2) Free Movies After Dark: A League...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this morning to allow married gay and lesbian couples to receive federal benefits under the law was a huge victory for the gay rights movement, a ruling that affects a great number of Connecticut residents and...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Artist Phil Ross and Connecticut based mycologist Connie Borodenko will mediate a conversation about fungus (see above) as an artistic medium and sustainable architecture at Real Art Ways on March 16. Borodenko is an expert in mycology (the scientific...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The House I Live In
At Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org, from Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21.
Eugene Jarecki's wrenching documentary on our failed national War on Drugs, "The House I Live In," in some senses...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Caesar Must Die
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Opens March 1, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
One of the ironies of acting and the movies is that an actor's skill eventually backfires against him...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Crispin Hellion Glover's Big Slide Show
Film screening, Q&A, and book signing
Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9, $20, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
You can say what you will about Crispin Glover, but...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In her humorous stage piece Preparation for the Obsolescence of the Y Chromosome, Knight Fellow and Creative Capital Grant recipient Michelle Ellsworth (pictured) dares to ask, "What will be missed when men have disappeared?" Good question, really, one...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
We frequently sing the praises of Hartford's super-hip Real Art Ways, our local portal into the world of amazing avant-garde films, art, theater, music and unclassifiable happenings. It's a fun parlor game trying to figure out what they'll program next,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The Source Family
June 21, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org
If naked hippies are your thing, you probably want to see The Source Family, a documentary about a southern California cult from the early '70s. It's full of them,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Intimate Science Exhibit at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Heading to downtown Hartford for a nice meal on V-day? Does your girlfriend wear thick-rimmed glasses and bright purple pants? Why not...