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5:30 pm

#OscarsSoWhite? Representation in Hollywood

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
Free

Why does media representation matter? What is its impact? In 2016, the Academy Awards drew criticism when no actors of color were nominated in the major categories. Join the conversation on race and gender representation in film and popular culture before the 2017 Oscars ceremony. The event will feature guest speaker Pedro Bermudez, Visiting Assistant […]

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7:00 pm

Mark My Words: Gina Barreca

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm
Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
$25

Author, humorist and educator Gina Barreca treks from Storrs to the Mark Twain House for this talk. Barreca has appeared on everything from the BBC to Oprah and is the author of the upcoming book, "How to be Funnier in 2017: Why Humor Matters." The first 50 registrants will receive a free copy of Barreca's most recent […]

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Jewish Playwriting Festival

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Free

Charter Oak Cultural Center hosts this international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays. Part of the 12th Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture, and produced in collaboration with the UCONN Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, this evening features work by some of the world's finest emerging playwrights. Enjoy – and […]

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7:30 pm

Fences

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cinestudio, 300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this critically-acclaimed film based on a play by the late, great August Wilson, screening now at Cinestudio. Washington and Viola Davis reprise their Broadway roles as Troy and Rose, a couple trying to make ends meet and navigate the color line in the 1950s. Troy, a garbage man who wants […]

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10:00 pm

Tim Palmieri Solo Acoustic

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10:00 pm
Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
$5

Tim Palmieri has made a name for himself as one of the most impressive young guitarists on the national music scene today. Tonight, the Kung Fu artist will be taking over Arch Street Tavern for the second installment of their Acoustic Thursday series. Tim's acoustic gigs are peppered with a mix of Breakfast originals, classic covers, […]

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