55TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE TOUR OF LITCHFIELD
July 13 - Features selection of historic and architecturally significant homes.Self-guided tour begins at the information booth on the green. Proceeds benefitConnecticut Junior Republic.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of the event. Locations inLitchfield. Information: 860-567-9423; www.litchfieldct.com.
BEN AND JERRY'S 2002 ONE WORLD ONE HEART FESTIVAL
June 22 - Food, family activities, Vermont's finest ice cream and music. MainStage music: Blues Traveler, Nine Days, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, theSamples, the Iguanas, Sarah Harmer, Nobby Reed Project. Green Mountain Stage:Babaloo, Sloan Wainwright, Salad Days, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Natterjack.
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Festival admission free; parking is $10. No alcohol,glass, coolers or pets allowed. Sugarbush North, Warren (800-253-3787; www.benjerry.com).
CONNECTICUT AUDUBON CENTER AT GLASTONBURY
June 20 - "Summer Solstice," 7:30 p.m. Bring in summer withcelebration, song and dance, stories, food and more. Cost: $7 nonmembers or $28family maximum; members, $5 or $20.
July 11 - "A Patriotic Family Campfire," 7 p.m. Wear red, white andblue and sing songs about USA. Roast marshmallows. Rain cancels. Cost:nonmembers, $6 or $24 family maximum; members, $4 or $16.
Call Audubon Center for complete event schedule. Connecticut Audubon Centerat Glastonbury, 1361 Main St. Information: 860-633-8402.
CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM
June 15 - "SummerFest 2002: A Star Spangled Evening," held under tenton lawn of museum. Music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra, gourmet dinner cateredby SeaFlour Foods and a live auction. Benefit for museum. Event begins at 6 p.m.with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.
6 p.m.-midnight. Tickets: $150 per person. Reservations requested.Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Steamboat Dock, Essex. Information:860-767-8269; www.ctrivermuseum.org.
FARMINGTON ANTIQUES WEEKEND
June 8 - 9 and Aug. 31-Sept. 1 - More than 600 dealers offering array ofantiques and vintage collectibles under tents.
Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; early buying 7 a.m. on Sat ($25). Admission: $7 onSat; $5 on Sun. Farmington Polo Grounds, Town Farm Road (860-677-7862 duringshow; www.farmington-antiques.com).
FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM
July 26 - 27 - Old Lyme Midsummer Festival. Two-day event takes place in heartof Old Lyme's historic district. All activities take place at three locationsalong Lyme Street: museum, Lyme Art Association, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.Friday at 7 p.m., pack a picnic and enjoy free concert on banks of LieutenantRiver. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., museum features outdoor market modeled afterthose in French villages: "Market En Plein Air" features flowers,fruits, vegetables, breads, fine cheeses, wines, herbs, meats and specialtyfoods.
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. Information: 860-434-5542; www.flogris.org.
GARDE ARTS CENTER
June 6 - Howie Mandel. 8 p.m. Tickets: $29-$39.
Garde Arts Center, New London. Information: 860-444-7373; www.gardearts.org.
HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER
June 13 - MDA Wingfest. 4-8 p.m. Tickets: $10.
Aug. 24 - 25 - "Papermania," Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 25, 10a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: to be announced.
Hartford Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Information: www.hartfordciviccenter.com.
HILL-STEAD MUSEUM AND NORTHEAST MAGAZINE'S SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL
June 12 - Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winner. Music by bluesman Guy Davis.
June 26 - Vivian Shipley, winner of Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Prize. Musicby Home Cookin'.
July 10 - Wesley McNair, recipient of Poetry Magazine's Eunice Tietjens Prize.Jazz with Sue Terry Trio.
July 24 - Marilyn Chin, won the PEN/Josephine Miles Award. Connecticut Gay Men'sChorus sings pop standards.
Aug. 7 - "Night of Fresh Voices," featuring Connecticut high schoolwinners of Young Poets and Young Musicians competitions.
Aug. 21 - Steven Straight, author of "The Water Carrier." With jazzvocalist Margaux Hayes and guitarist David Giardina.
Music is at 6:30 p.m.; poetry at 7:30 p.m. Bring blanket or lawn chair.Admission: $3 members, $5 nonmembers, free for students and children. Parkingon-site: $5. There is an open-air café, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Enjoy bagged suppers indesignated areas). Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. Rain venue:Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford. Information:860-677-4787; www.ctnow.com.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND IDEAS
June 13 and 15 - "Carmen," 8 p.m. Featuring Broomhill Opera andWilton's Music Hall, this abridged version of Bizet classic is conducted byBroomhill music director Charles Hazlewood. Tickets: $10-$48. Shubert PerformingArts Center, 247 College St., New Haven.
June 14 - Abdullah Ibrahim Trio, 8 p.m. South African jazz pianist. Tickets:$20. Yale Courtyard, New Haven.
June 14 and 16 - "The Mysteries," June 14, 8 p.m.; June 16, 2 and 7p.m. Inventive fusion of disparate cultures - a South African retelling of Biblestories, from Adam and Eve to the New Testament. Presented by Broomhill Operaand Wilton's Music Hall. Tickets: $10-$48. Shubert Performing Arts Center.
June 14 - 16 - "Mobile Homme," June 14, 10 p.m.; June 15, 6 and 10p.m.; June 16, 6 p.m. France's Transe Express opens 2002 festival with a humanmobile. Free. New Haven Green.
June 15 - 16 - "Dancing Nor'easters," June 15, 5 p.m.; June 16, 3 p.m.Dances by New England Choreographers. Tickets: $15. New Theater, YaleUniversity.
June 15 - Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Yale Courtyard.
June 16 - "Ancient Echoes," 7 p.m. Concert of ancient and modernsounds with John Kelly, soprano Sarah Leonard and percussionist Joby Burgess.Tickets: $20. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
June 18 - 23 - "Petrushka," June 18-21, 7 p.m.; June 22, 2 and 7 p.m.;June 23, 2 p.m. Puppeteer Basil Twist's fantasy of Stravinsky's "Petrushka"tells of tragic love triangle between three magical characters. Tickets: $20;$10 age 12 and younger. New Theater, Yale University.
June 18 - La Bottine Souriante, 8 p.m. High-energy Acadian-French music.Tickets: $20. Shubert Performing Arts Center.
June 19 - "La Bohème," 8 p.m. Metropolitan Opera returns for thirdconsecutive year with concert performance of Puccini's celebrated opera. Free.New Haven Green.
June 20 - 23 - "Tall Stories," June 20-22, 8 p.m.; June 23, 2 & 7p.m. Sung entirely in a mix of folk songs, laments, gospel and jazz. Tickets:$20-$30. Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven.
June 22 - "Around the World In an Afternoon," 5 p.m. With New HavenSymphony Orchestra. Free. Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden.
June 22 - 23 - World Stage, 6-9:30 p.m. Acts include former Living Colourguitarist Vernon Reid (with Ronald Shannon Jackson and Melvin Gibbs), Hakim andSpeech. Free. New Haven Green.
June 25 - 29 - "Alive From Palestine: Stories Under Occupation," 8p.m. Presented by Al-Kasaba Theatre. Not recommended for small children.Tickets: $20 and $30. Long Wharf Theatre.
June 26 - 29 - "Oyster," June 26-28, 8 p.m.; June 29, 2 p.m. InbalPinto Dance Company Tickets: $20. University Theatre, Yale University.
June 26 - 30 - "A Midsummer Night's Dream," June 26-28, 8 p.m.; June29, 2 and 8 p.m.; June 30, 2 p.m. Royal Shakespeare Company. Tickets: $10-$48.Shubert Performing Arts Center.
June 29 - Recoveco, 8 p.m. Venezuelan/Colombian quintet combines virtuosictechnique with improvisatory riffs. Tickets: $20. Yale Courtyard.
June 30 - Kronos Quartet, 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. Yale Courtyard.
Information: 888-ART-IDEA or www.artidea.org.Shubert box office, 800-228-6622 or 203-562-5666; Long Wharf box office,203-787-4282.
June 8 - Basya Schecter, 4 p.m. Schecter fuses Jewish, Middle Eastern and Indianinfluences to create unique sound. Free with museum admission.
June 21 - 22 - "The Dream Life of Bricks," 8 p.m. Martha Bowers'visionary choreographic historyscape of MASS MoCA mill-turned-museum. Admission:$15.
June 28 - Film: "Sunset Boulevard," 8:30 p.m. Billy Wilder's classictale of fame and intrigue stars William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich vonStroheim. Admission: $6.
June 29 - "Lost World" with live music by Alloy Orchestra, 8:30 p.m.Admission: $12 adults, $6 children.
July 5 - Film: "Casablanca," 8:30 p.m. Admission: $6.
July 6 - Haitian Dance Party with Tabou Combo, 7:30 p.m. Evening of Haitianrhythms and non-stop dancing. Admission: $12 adults, $6 children.
July 11 - "Sing-Along Sound of Music," 8:30 p.m. Admission: $15adults, $10 children.
July 20 - "Vienna Vines: A Celebration of Wine," 6 p.m. James BeardAward-winner Karen King gives tasting tour of Austria's premier grapes.Admission: $25.
Aug. 10 - Viennese Cafe Concert, 8 p.m. Lukas Ligeti and singer Mai Linganiperform under stars. Admission: $10.
Aug. 23 - 24 - Mabou Mines' "Red Beads," 8 p.m. With puppeteer BasilTwist and avant-garde theater troupe Mabou Mines. Admission: $20.
Aug. 31 - Cuban Dance Party, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $12 adults, $6 children.
MASS MoCa is in North Adams, Mass. Information: 413-664-4481; www.massmoca.org.
MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
June 15 - Steve Harvey, comedian; Aries Spears and Rushion McDonald open show.
The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 and $45. 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville(800-477-6849).
MYSTIC SEAPORT'S 23RD ANNUAL SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday-Sunday - Features free daytime concerts Thurs-Sat at Mystic River Park,Olde Mystick Village, McQuade's Marketplace and Mystic Aquarium. Eveningconcerts, featuring 3-4 performers per night, held at Mystic Seaport Thurs-Satat 7 p.m. Festivities continues with late-night pub sings at nearby taverns. Satat noon and Sun at 11 a.m., festivalgoers can expect concerts and workshops.Festival also includes children's stage with music, participatory drama, craftsand storytelling. Sunday afternoon concert featuring 1 or 2 songs from allperformers marks end of festival.
Tickets: Thurs concert, $12 or $15; Fri and Sat concert, $22 or $26. Passes:Thurs-Sun, $60 or Fri-Sun, $50. All tickets for children ages 6-12 half-price.Discounts for members. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave. Information:860-572-5315, 888-973-2767; www.mysticseaport.org.
Aug. 2 - 14th annual Children's Circus, 5 p.m. Grand finale of 14th annualChildren's Circus. Bring blanket or lawn chair.
Rain date is Aug. 3 at noon. Tickets: $4 adults, $2 students and seniorcitizens. Macdonough Elementary School, Spring Street, Middletown. Information:860-347-6143.
June 21 - "Swing Into Summer" Fiesta!, 5:30-8 p.m. Listen to sounds ofswing by Strictly Swing, then learn dance moves by professionals. RiverfrontPlaza, Hartford.
July 6 - RiverFest2002: "America Celebrates Freedom," 4-10 p.m. Heldat multiple venues on the riverfront. Food, activities, entertainment and more.Grand finale is fireworks from barge on Connecticut River.
July 9 - Hartford FoxForce Tennis Tournament, 7 p.m. Riverside Park.
July 10 - Hartford FoxForce Tennis Tournament, 7 p.m. Riverside Park.
July 12 - Hartford FoxForce Tennis Tournament, 7 p.m. Riverside Park.
July 19 - Hartford FoxForce Tennis Tournament, 7 p.m. Riverside Park.
July 21 - Hartford FoxForce Tennis Tournament, 5 p.m. Riverside Park.
July 23 - Hartford FoxForce Tennis Tournament, 7 p.m. Riverside Park.
July 27-28 - Latin Festival Fiesta del Rio, noon-10 p.m. Celebration includesperformance by Puerto Rican Philharmonic Orchestra. Riverfront Plaza.
Aug. 3 - Lincoln Life Music Series, 7:30 p.m. Hartford Pops Band. RiverfrontPlaza.
Aug. 17-18 - Italian Festival: Front Street Reunion II, noon-10 p.m. RiverfrontPlaza.
Aug. 24 - African American Festival: "Joy on the River" Gospel Fest,noon-10 p.m. Celebrating culture through music, food and festivities. RiverfrontPlaza.
July 12-14 - Produced by Downtown New London Association, event features freemusical entertainment on three stages (headliner, Max Creek, July 12; NRBQ,afternoon of July 14), hands-on museum village, craft and food vendors,amusement rides, car show, tall ships and more. Fireworks begin 9:25 p.m. onJuly 13.
Majority of events are free. Held in downtown New London, Bank Street.Information: 860-444-1879; www.sailfest.org.
SUMMER 2002 FILM SERIES AT THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART
June 20, 22 -23 - "Baran," directed by Majid Majidi. Iran. Not rated.Subtitles.
June 27, 29-30 - "Italian for Beginners," directed by Lone Scherfig.Denmark. Subtitles.
July 11, 13-14 - Double feature: "Sister Helen," directed by RobFruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa. USA. Not rated. "Daughter from Danang,"directed by Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco. USA. Not rated.
July 18, 20-21 - "Monsoon Wedding," directed by Mira Nair. India.Rated R. English and subtitles.
July 25, 27-28 - "Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?" directed byBae Yong-Kyun. Korea. Subtitles. Newly restored print.
Aug. 1, 3-4 - "Honey for Oshun," directed by Humberto Solas. Cuba.Subtitles.
Aug. 8, 10-11 - "Late Marriage," directed by Dover Kosashvili. Israel.Not rated. Subtitles.
Aug. 15, 17-18 - "Son of the Bride," directed by Juan CarlosCampanella. Argentina. Rated R. Subtitles.
Films are Thurs and Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Tickets: $8; $6 formuseum members, seniors and students with ID. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art,600 Main St., Hartford. Information: 860-278-2670; www.wadsworthatheneum.org.
TEQUILA SUNSET CRUISES
July 4 - Aug. 31 - Music and dancing on the Mark Twain. Cajun & Tex-Mexdelights and your favorite drink available for cost. Musical lineup includesAddis & Reign, Larry Willey & the Blues Talkers, the Banditos, RiverCity Slim and the Zydeco Hogs, Bayou Brethren and others.
Tickets are $18. Cruises run Thurs-Sat, 7:30-10 p.m., in July and Aug; Fri& Sat only during Sept.; Sat only during Oct. Leaves from Charter OakLanding, Hartford. Information: www.deeprivernavigation.com;877-658-9246.
GREATER HARTFORD YMCA'S `Y GAME'
Aug. 10 - Play variety of interactive games. Event includes moon walk, dunkingtank, jousting booth, potato sack races, basketball shoot-off, scavenger hunt,ultimate Frisbee, climbing wall, water-balloon toss, parachute games,three-legged race, slip and slide, water tag and more. Plus, music, facepainting, educational booths, Bushnell Park Carousel rides and more.
Starts 10 a.m. Food available for purchase. Free; donations accepted.Bushnell Park, downtown Hartford. Information: 860-522-9622, Ext. 2314; www.ghymca.org.
June 7 - Janeane Garofalo, comedian.
Starts 8 p.m. Tickets: $34.50 and $27.50. 68 Main St., Torrington.Information: 860-489-7180.
July 9 - "J. Seeley: 35 Years as an Artistic Misfit," 12:10 p.m.Wesleyan art professor recounts rocky history of his career asphotographer/printmaker through presentation featuring slides, relics andportfolio of new inkjet printers. Free. World Music Hall.
July 13 - Family Entertainment: "Planet Baobab," 3 p.m. Multimediamusical tale inspired by "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.Appropriate for ages 6 and older. Tickets: $8. CFA Theater.
July 16 - Film: "College" (Buster Keaton, 1927), 8 p.m. Silent filmwith live organ accompaniment by Shari Lucas. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity,381 Main St., Middletown.
July 21 - Eiko & Koma: "Offering," 4-7 p.m. Movement installationdesigned and performed by Japanese-born dancers, meant to evoke feelings ofconnectedness and familiarity, and explores viewer's and performer'srelationships to installation as well as to surrounding environment. Free. Ezraand Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
Unless noted, events held at Wesleyan University, off Route 9, Middletown.Information: 860-685-3355.