- Witnesses to Hunger opens at 2 p.m. today in Conference Room 1B in the Legislative Office Building. They say this is a “project that uses photographs taken by Connecticut residents to bring visibility to their everyday struggles to make ends meet. These powerful images and the stories behind them reinforce the need for substantial policy change to ensure health, success, and hope for all of our neighbors. The exhibit is comprised of over 50 photographs taken by 15 witnesses from towns across Connecticut.” Some of the witnesses will be at the opening to participate in a discussion about hunger in Connecticut, along with possible solutions. The exhibit, in the lower concourse, will be on view through February 11. Free, open to the public.
Looking for a resolution? Here’s one: if you are an event organizer or the communications and marketing person for an organization, submit events with complete information and on time.
What does the calendar look like when people miss deadlines and I do not spend upwards of one full day putting together information for readers? This:
- Free first Saturday at Connecticut Historical Society, 9-5. This free admission is for the galleries, but not for the Waterman Research Center.
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- Free ice skating in Bushnell Park, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free skate rentals are available until 7:15. Youth under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.
- American Red Cross Blood Drive at UConn Law: from 12:30-6:15 p.m. stop by the Reading Room in William F. Starr Hall. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your appointment. Most donations take approximately one hour.
- Real Art Ways hosts its monthly board game night starting at 6. Free.
- Natural Hair Happy Hour at M Lounge, 942 Main Street. They say: “Come mix and mingle with other beautiful naturals! This event is perfect for catching up with family and friends, meeting new naturals and learning more about the Brown Skin Women network.” 6-8:30 p.m. Free.
- Happy, Healthy Holiday Party: This is a healthy potluck with music by the Sacred Sorrow Singers. For the potluck, include a list of all ingredients for the dish you bring. Also, bring your own plate, utensils, and cup so that the event creates minimal waste. There is a suggested $5 donation, but nobody is turned away for lack of funds. 7-9 p.m. at Toivo.
I hate Giving Tuesday. It goes: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. What? So, only after you have shelled out money everywhere else should you consider charitable giving? False. For this reason, we list giving first.
- Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz — it’s free to attend, but not free to organize this weekend of music every year.
- HartBeat Ensemble — professional theater.
- Hartford Animal Shelter — finds homes for animals.
- Hartford Food System — Hartford Mobile Market, North End Farmers’ Market, and more.
- ImmaCare — emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, outreach, education and employment.
- National Novel Writing Month starts today! This happens wherever you are.
- Jimmy & Lorraine at the Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue. $25. 2 p.m. They say: “Jimmy and Lorraine, a new play written by New York-based playwright Talvin Wilks and directed by HartBeat Ensemble member Brian Jennings, is a meditation on the American political climate of the late 50’s and early 60’s through the lens of two significant artists of the time, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. Together, the lives of these two social activists give a profound perspective on the quandary of the artist in the political struggle and challenges of a radical life.”
- Infinity Bistro hosts a free open mic every Sunday. It’s free to perform or to just listen to the music. Sign up for performers begins at 6:30; music starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Cinestudio will be screening Oklahoma twice today, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Admission prices vary.