Has anyone told you about Trivia Night @ The Stack ???

If not, Its every Tuesday at 7:30 pm and they run happy hour pricing on food and drink through trivia. It’s put on by Best Trivia Ever (


The Stack

470 James Street
(203) 350-9060

SUN – WED 11am to 9pm • THU – SAT 11am to 10pm

Gold Rules! Hottest Jewelry Trends in 2019!

posted by Robbin
March 20, 2019

YELLOW says GOLD best!

Handmade solid 22k yellow gold scrolling filigree dangle earrings $335. Click image for details.

Colored gemstones, trendsetting silver statement pieces, and pearls galore of every color and style are expected to triumph this year. These trends look striking with 2019’s unique bold designer fashions.

Also, our love affair with enchanting rose gold continues to rise ~ its illuminating soft warm glow complements every skin tone.

Yet the biggest jewelry resurgence is yellow gold. It seems to have climbed out of near dormancy to rival white metal’s rule in wearable hotness.

REGISTER HERE FOR SPRING SHOW to see a smashing selection of gold jewelry, including my creations with pearls & gemstones.

Arpaia Jewelry
PO Box 555
New Haven, CT 06513

(203) 772-4643

Designers Circus, a Boston-based creative fashion and accessories event, is returning to Guilford and will hold a “pop-up” sale in the gallery at the Guilford Art Center. The sale will be open on Thursday, April 11 from 10am – 6pm, Friday, April 12 from 10am – 6pm & Saturday, April 13, 10 am – 4 pm.

Designers Circus is an “under-the-radar” sale, featuring new boutique women’s clothing at wholesale prices that are 50-90% below regular retail prices. Shoppers will find creative fashions and accessories from over 70 domestic and international craftswomen and small-scale designers.

The Shop at Guilford Art Center will also be open, with handcrafted accessories, jewelry, home decor and more, to complement purchases.

A portion of proceeds from sales at the Designers Circus event will benefit Guilford Art Center’s educational programs. Admission is free. All sales are final; there are no returns, refunds, credits or exchanges.

Designer Circus Pop-Up Shopping Event at Guilford Art Center
Thursday, April 11, 10am-6pm
Friday, April 12, 10am-6pm
Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm
Admission is free.

For more information contact Guilford Art Center at or 203-453-5947.

Open Mic at Lyric Hall – Every Thursday!

posted by Robbin
March 20, 2019
    Join us for the Nip, Tuck or Tighten Event!    
    Join Us Thursday, March 21 • 5:30pm • Guilford Office Do you want to reduce fat around your abdomen, back, thighs, arms or love handles? With over 15 years experience each, Drs. Pan and Davila will talk about all surgical and nonsurgical options that are FDA-approved and highly recommended by hundreds of our previous patients. We will also have additional experts from Coolsculpting and Emsculpt on hand to answer any questions you have regarding some of your most stubborn fat areas.         SAVE $650 off a package of 4 treatments for either Emsculpt® or Coolsculpting® if you book your procedure this night and leave a $500 deposit to secure special pricing. Short, private consults will also be available for personal questions.
Refreshments, guest speakers, and discounts will be offered $150 gift bag for everyone who attends THIS NIGHT ONLY!
        RSVP IS A MUST! Call 203-453-2323      LEARN MORE
    RSVP 203.453.2323 esanamedspa.com10 Long Hill Rd Guilford, CT 06437    
Wednesday, January 23 to Wednesday, June 19Places We’ve Been: Sculptures by Susan ClinardThe Gallery at the Whitney
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
MW 3–5 pm
Or by appointment at (203) 432-0670
Room 108
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Places We’ve Been: Sculptures by Susan Clinard

On view: January 23, 2019 to June 19, 2019

The work selected for this exhibition offers points of time from our shared human narrative: the recent Californian fires, last week’s bedroom whispers, voices of women protesting, a farmer’s labor, the recent travel ban, love throughout time, a prayer for the shooting in Pittsburgh.… The list goes on and on.

By carving wood, forming clay, bending wire, collaging paper, and using found objects, I hope to reveal something that you already know but have never felt or considered before—someone else’s story or beauty—so that in turn you see yourself reflected. I am captivated by the subtle nuances in life, the mundane flipped upside down to reveal the poetic, what hope might look like, how a piece of artwork brings one to tears, finding joy in an object’s form, how anxiety might be a knotted ball of twine while openness and acceptance might be represented by a concave space, how art can initiate change … all of this gets woven into my art making.

I have been a working artist for over twenty-six years and a fervent observer of life for as long as I can remember. My work is an exploration of nature’s forms, distorted and perfect, found and inspired. It tells stories, helps us connect and speak about our shared fears, beauty, and struggles. In all my work, I am most concerned with staying honest to myself, to the process of creation, to my materials, and to the subject matter I choose.

Art gives us the space to reflect on who we are without words or screens. Places We’ve Been is like a salt shaker sprinkling stories on your tongue. I hope you enjoy it.

Susan Clinard

Susan Clinard is an award-winning artist who exhibits extensively. In 2007, She and her family relocated from Chicago to New Haven, where she has been the artist in residence at the Eli Whitney Museum for the past six years. Susan has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. She has received substantial public commissions, and her sculptures can be found in many private collections worldwide.

“There is something intense yet poetic in the sensibilities of Clinard’s art work.… There is a clear luminosity to her work that is contemporary, yet incredibly timeless.… Her aesthetic places you in an artistic territory that creates a dialogue, causing viewers to stop in their tracks.” 

Write ups:
Arts Council of Greater New Haven 
Yale Daily News 
The Daily Nutbeg, New Haven

Coming Full Circle: A Concert Fundraiser in Celebration of A Broken Umbrella Theatre at The State House

New Haven, CT — | Chrissy Gardner, a founding ensemble member of A Broken Umbrella Theatre, and a prolific musician who performs all over Connecticut will bring down the house with her band on Thursday, March 21 in celebration of 10 years of original theater-making and creative economic revitalization of underutilized New Haven properties. Join the ensemble for a night of music, drink and an announcement about our next, big project!

“It is awesome to come full circle, celebrating our next big project in a space we revitalized for downtown New Haven. This spot was a neglected warehouse hidden in the back of a parking lot and now, five years later, it is a thriving music venue owned by Slate Ballard and Carlos Wells,” shares Ian Alderman, Artistic Director of A Broken Umbrella Theatre. “In 2013, our team of volunteer theater-makers transformed this forgotten spot, hauling out trash, ripping down ceiling tiles to expose beautiful windows in the roof and building a staircase to access the basement.” In partnership with Olympic Properties, the company created an accessible venue and the original show Freewheelers proceeded to play to sold out houses during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in June of that year. On March 21, 2019, A Broken Umbrella Theatre will be back to celebrate a decade of creating theater dedicated to New Haven’s rich history. 

Since 2009, A Broken Umbrella Theatre has helped physically transform venues to bring attention to the creative possibility that exists in locations throughout the city. From helping John Cavaliere sand the floors and haul trash out of Lyric Hall in 2010 to enlivening the second floor of Building 5 at Erector Square, now home to Music Haven, A Broken Umbrella’s volunteer artists roll up their sleeves and get to work. This city has plenty of stories to tell and locations to layer those tales into for everyone to relish and enjoy.  

Chrissy Gardner + Friends

A Night of Original Music to Benefit A Broken Umbrella Theatre

Thursday, March 21

at The State House
310 State Street, New Haven 

Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert begins at 8pm

$30 General Admission

$45 Reserved table seating with one drink ticketFor tickets, visit

For more information about Chrissy Gardner visit:

A Broken Umbrella Theatre is committed to enhancing the vitality of our community, supporting the creative growth of our ensemble, and presenting compelling theatrical events with a commitment to aesthetic rigor, inspired by the unique history of New Haven Connecticut. 

“…as great as any major theater in Connecticut.” 
– Frank Rizzo, The Hartford Courant

For more information, please visit and


For more information aboutA Broken Umbrella Theatre, contact:

Rachel Alderman

Ensemble Member/Producer

Phone: 203.823.7988E-mail:


TAYLOR DAYNE Friday, March 22nd   Singer, actress and author Taylor Dayne meets and greets with fans and signs copies of her new book, Tell It To My Heart* in The Shops concourse immediately following her 8:00pm show in the Wolf Den.   LEARN MORE    

JENNA JOHNSON AND VAL CHMERKOVSKIY Thursday, March 28th   Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check presents newly-engaged pro dancers Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00pm.**   LEARN MORE    


Small group tours designed for people who want to experience Italy as a local

Come learn about travel in the beautiful small towns and villages of Italy.

Travel talk and presentation given by Paola of Andiamo Tours, a local tour operator specializing in custom, small group tours (8 to 16 people) to northern, central, and southern Italy. Find out what really goes on during our fun small tours. 

Saturday, March 23, in the Alexander Room of the Guilford Community Center from 4:30 pm–6:00 pm. 

Located at 32 Church St, Guilford. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 27, in the Memorial Room of the Fairfield Public Library from 6:30 pm–8:00 pm. 

The library is located at 1080 Old Post Rd, Fairfield. Free and open to the public.

Seating is limited for both events. RSVP by calling 888-313-6380 or by email at

Andiamo Tours will host a presentation on three tours this Fall 

• 11-day DolceVitaly Slow Food Tour of northern Italy

• 14-day Italian Heritage Tour of central and southern Italy

• 11-day Discover Sicily Tour

More detailed information can be found at


Guilford Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of original painting and prints by Master Chef Jacques Pepin, called “The Artistry of Jacques Pepin.” This exhibition will take place in the Center’s Gallery June 21 – July 21, 2019. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of Jacques Pepin’s art, and will introduce viewers to this fascinating aspect of the renowned chef’s pursuits.

While Jacques Pepin is revered worldwide for his cooking, his artwork is less-known—but equally compelling, intuitive, and creatively expressed. As he has stated: “I don’t know whether my painting has helped my cuisine, or whether my cooking has helped my painting, and I don’t know if one borrows from the other. All I know is that, certainly for me, cooking and painting can live in harmony together. Both are different expressions of who I am and both enhance my life considerably.”

Pepin began painting over 50 years ago, starting with hand-illustrated menus created to celebrate the joy of mealtime gatherings for friends and family. Since then, he has expanded to capturing animals (particularly roosters and chickens), farm scenes and rural landscapes in a charming, pastoral style with a vivid palette.

A Madison, Connecticut, resident for more than forty years, Pepin wanted to share his artwork with his shoreline “neighbors,” hence this collaboration with Guilford Art Center. “I am pleased to be partnering with the Guilford Art Center for this exhibition in support of their stellar reputation in the arts community and access to all approach to sharing art education and experiences.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Jacques Pepin, and honored that he has chosen to collaborate with us for this major presentation of his art,” says Maureen Belden, Guilford Art Center Executive Director. “We think visitors will be fascinated to learn about this aspect of his creativity, and charmed by his images and elegant style.”

The exhibition will include original paintings, along with limited edition signed prints. Copies of Pepin’s newest book, called Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories will be available for purchase in The Shop at Guilford Art Center.

The opening reception with Chef Pepin will be held Friday, June 21 from 5-7pm. Due to space limitations, this is a ticketed event; tickets are $30 per person, which includes a copy of the Menus book which Pepin will sign; wine, finger foods, and a chance to mingle with Pepin. Tickets can be purchased here:

After the opening reception, the gallery is free and open to the public, 7 days a week. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.

About Jacques Pepin
Jacques Pépin is the acclaimed Master Chef who helped introduce generations of Americans to refined cuisine through his PBS television series with Julia Child and dozens of cookbooks, many of which climbed into the New York Times Best Sellers list. Earlier in his career, Jacques served as Dean of Special Programs at The French Culinary Institute in New York. He co-founded the Certificate in the Culinary Arts and Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy programs at Boston University, and currently serves as executive culinary director for Oceania Cruises, where he oversees seven onboard restaurants including Jacques Bistro.

About Guilford Art Center
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans.