1/30/2009 - Mattatuck Museum - Arts & History Happenings

144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Willie Nininger Trio Headlines at First Thursday!

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Singer-songwriter-guitarist Willie Nininger, keyboardist John Kuhner, and drummer Ken Melton have gained a huge following in Southwest Connecticut! Seeing them perform at September's First Thursday we now know why, and we've brought them back by popular demand! Willie's clear vibrant voice is equally talented whether playing blue-grass, country, well-known oldies or original compositions, and no one can resist the hilarious interchange between the performers. Get ready for a foot-tapping good time as they play a medley of Valentines tunes! You'll laugh, hum along, and maybe even get up on the dance floor! 
Where & When
Thursday, February 5, 2009 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Performing Arts Center
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center

Celebrate Alexander Calder in New York City!

Calder JewelrySpend the day immersed in the works of Alexander Calder! This trip celebrates his artistic genius by visiting two exhibitions: Calder Jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring 90 bracelets, necklaces, earrings, broaches, and tiaras; and Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933 at the Whitney Museum featuring works from his formative years as a sculptor, including his beloved miniature Circus. The trip includes bus transportation, two guided tours of the exhibitions, and time on your own to explore the museums' other exhibits. Lunch is on your own at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cost: $149 for museum members; $175 for non-members. Registration is required. Call 203-753-0381 x10.

Where & When
Friday, February 6, 2009
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Meet the bus at the Chase Parkway Commuter Lot

Be My Valentine: An Interactive Family Event!

Ben Ortiz Gallery Talk
Create unique Valentines for your loved ones, learning fun art techniques with your family! View antique valentines from the museum's collections, on display especially for this event. Led by Laurie Pasteryak, museum director of education.
Where & When
Friday, February 13, 2009 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center