Things to do this weekend March 15th – 17th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester


Event: Winter Family Entertainment Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance Academy
Venue: Thorton Wilder Hall at Miller Cultural Complex – Hamden
Date: March 16
Description: Special treat with the academy will teach children and families the basics of traditional Irish dance. Come ready for an awesome show that incorporates traditional Irish dance techniques taught by Riverdance dancers and then stay to learn what it takes to be a professional Irish step dancer in large scale performances.

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Event: O’Hartford 5K
Venue: Dowtown Main St – Hartford
Date: March 17
Description: The O’Hartford 5k officially tops off Hartford’s St. Patrick Day weekend. Moving party features Irish bagpipers and Celtic fiddlers entertaining along the way.
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Rhode Island

Event: Beethoven Violin Concerto – RI Philharmonic Orchestra
Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) – Providence
Date: March 16
Description: The RI Philharmonic welcomes conductor Francisco Noya and violinist Jennifer Frautschi for the sixth TACO Classical Series performance of the 2018/19 Season. Join us!

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Event: Seamless Work Video Exhibition
Venue: Old Slater Mill Association  – Pawtucket
Date: March 15-16
Description: We know historically that the American textile industry began in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. But how many of us have experienced first-hand the hustle and bustle of a textile manufactory, or any type of manufacturing plant? Slater Mill opens a contemporary video installation intended to unmask some of that mystery while delivering a stimulating, larger-than-life experience on a 24-foot, three-panel screen. Seamless Work is presented as an installation of three screens, each 4.5 feet x 8 feet, projected within a black box theater installed on the second floor of the historic Old Slater Mill. Gallery hours will be Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., February 14 through March 16.
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Event: Spring Birding with Doug Bloom
Venue: Sheldrake Environmental Center – Larchmont
Date: March 16
Description: Spring is upon us! The days are getting longer, the weather is warming, and the birds are coming back. Join us as we look for spring migrants with Doug Bloom. Doug is a former president of the Bronx River Sound Shore Audubon Society and its current vice president.  He is a lifelong birder, the current birding field trip leader at the Audubon Society, and all-around nature and birding enthusiast.

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Event: How to Perform a Song Workshop (ages 10-13
Venue: The Rye Arts Center – Rye
Date: March 16th
Description: Broadway Musical Director and Conductor Keith Levenson joins with The Rye Arts Center to offer three master classes centered around song. Each student will select a piece (or pieces) of Musical Theatre Material and have three weeks to develop the song for a special presentation on the last Saturday. Mr. Levenson has been the Conductor of Broadway’s “Annie”, “Dreamgirls” and Grease.” His National Tours include “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Amazing Grace” and “Oliver” amoung many others. Television appearances include the 1997 Tony Awards, David Letterman and The Tonight Show. Former students include: Broadways’ Sutton Foster, Elizabeth Stanley, Neal Mayer, Tom Treadwell and James Leo Ryan, among others.

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