Calendar of Events

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Family Tour: Eyes on Art | Every Second Saturday, 12:15pm

Mar
5
Thu
Feature Film Project: Patrick’s Day
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

From March 5 to March 8 Patrick’s Day debuts in cinemas across the United States in the 3rd Annual Feature Film Project. After its debut, filmgoers at each participating venue must vote to determine if the film is worthy of additional screenings.

Patrick’s Day: When a young man with mental health issues becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

Watch the official trailer for Patrick’s Day below.

The Feature Film Project is organized by the Manhattan Short Film Festival. For more information visit thefeaturefilmproject.com.

 

Apr
2
Thu
Film: Wild
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Wild, 2014

Wild: The true story of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike, undertaken as a way to take back her life. 2014. USA. 115 min. Rated R. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Reese Witherspoon.

Free with admission to First Thursday: Call of the Wild!

Additional Screening
Sunday, April 5 at 2 pm

 

May
7
Thu
Film: The Devil and Miss Jones
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Devil and Miss Jones: In this classic comedy, a reclusive tycoon joins the staff at his department stores to find out why his employees are so unhappy. 1941. 90 min. Not Rated. B&W. Directed by Sam Wood. Starring Jean Arthur and Robert Cummings.

Free with admission to First Thursday Block Party: Dreamland!

 

Film: Water for Elephants
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Water for Elephants: A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet. 2011. 120 min. PG-13. Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon.

Free with admission to First Thursday Block Party: Dreamland!

 

Oct
1
Thu
First Thursday After Hours: OMG!
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OMG! October’s First Thursday After Hours marks the opening of Mark Dion/MATRIX 173 The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Great Chain of Being – meet in the MATRIX gallery for a talk by Mark at 6 pm. Music for the evening will be the soulful sounds of Orice Jenkins and Friends, Hartford Fashion Week designers will showcase their work, Trashion Fashion will lead an art activity, and all are welcome out on the museum’s front steps at 7 pm for talk about OMG, the Wadsworth Atheneum’s new commission by American artist Jack Pierson. As always there will be a cash bar and complimentary snacks.

Invite your friends on Facebook!

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$5; FREE for Members and Hartford Residents

Film at 8 pm: Far from the Madding Crowd (2015, 199 min).

Presented in collaboration with Hartford Fashion Week.

Special thanks to Marty Pusharewicz, of Healthy Source Catering, and Judith Green and  for helping to support October First Thursday.

 

Nov
5
Thu
First Thursday: Studio 54
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Slip into Studio 54 at November’s First Thursday!

Dress up in your best 70’s garb and get down to the sounds of Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review. Need a little help getting your feet moving? Join a disco dance lesson at 6 or 7 pm. Or, take a 3 in 30 tour of Warhol & Mapplethorpe: Guise & Dolls at 6 pm, take part in an art activity, and stick around to see if you’ve won a “best dressed” prize!

Invite your friends!

Tickets available at the door:
$5 | FREE for Wadsworth Atheneum members and Hartford residents

Continue the party with happy hour at Peppercorn’s Grill from 8-11:30 pm!

Film at 8 pm: 54 (uncut version)
The story of three friends—a busboy, a bartender, and a coat-check girl—and their sexual escapades is set against the glittery excess of New York’s studio 54 dance club.

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1998. USA. 121 min. Rated R. Directed by Mark Christopher. Starring Ryan Phillipe, Selma Hayek, Neve Campbell and Mike Meyers.

 

arthurmurray  First Thursday: Studio 54 is sponsored by the CT Aurthur Murray Dance Centers.

 

Mar
3
Thu
No First Thursday
Mar 3 all-day

First Thursdays are on hiatus in early 2016. Check back for updates!

 

Apr
7
Thu
No First Thursday
Apr 7 all-day

First Thursdays are on hiatus. Check back for updates!

 

May
5
Thu
No First Thursday
May 5 all-day

First Thursdays are on hiatus. Check back for updates!

 

Jun
2
Thu
No First Thursday
Jun 2 all-day

First Thursdays are on hiatus. Check back for updates!