Art Auction: With special poetry performances
Aug
31
3:00 PM15:00

Art Auction: With special poetry performances

Come to the Alchemy Door Studio for an art auction. A select number of original paintings will be up for grabs in this silent auction. There will be poetry performances by special guests: T’Challa Williams, Madyson Frame, and Ché La’Mora. Performances start at 4pm. Bidding closes at 5:30pm.

Come get some original art and poetry!

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Poems & Paint
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Poems & Paint

Join us on August 24th from 3pm - 6pm at the Alchemy Door Studio located at 360 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. A night of facilitated poetry writing and painting workshop around the theme of “Who I am”. What is your story? Who do you see when you close your eyes? When you look in the mirror? Explore these themes and more in this workshop. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited. See you on August 24th!

Ticket sales end August 23rd. For tickets click here.

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The Power of my Story: A Poetry Workshop
Aug
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Power of my Story: A Poetry Workshop

Join us on August 17th from 3pm - 5pm at the Alchemy Door Studio located at 360 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. A night of facilitated poetry writing around the theme of “The Power of My Story”. What is the power of your story? How will you use the power of your story? Explore these themes and more in this workshop. Prompts will be provided. There will be writing time, sharing/performing time, and a feedback portion. With enough See you then!

Ticket sales end August 16th. For tickets click here.

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Slamford poetry open mic featuring Zulynette
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Slamford poetry open mic featuring Zulynette

Raise your voice at the SLAMFORD POETRY Open Mic! Come to the Mill River Park Carousel Pavilion (30 West Broad Street) on August 10th at 5pm to experience local spoken-word poetry at its finest.

Your poetry can be new or old, memorized or unmemorized, serious or funny, or anything in between. All voices, topics, styles, ages, and experience levels are welcome! Performers should arrive 10 minutes early to sign up and will perform in the order in which they sign up. We hope to get as many people on stage as time will allow!

The event will feature Zulynette, winner of the Hartford Iron Poets Competition, author of Building a Powerhouse, and passionate changemaker through art and education.

Parking is available at the Summer Street Parking Garage (behind Target) one block from the venue. We recommend bringing a picnic blanket or chairs.

SLAMFORD POETRY is supported by the City of Stamford Mayor’s Office, the Department of Economic Development, the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission, and the Mill River Park Collaborative.

For more information, contact SLAMFORDPOETRY@gmail.com

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Upchuck: The illest bare bones open mic
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Upchuck: The illest bare bones open mic

Upchuck is a safe-space all ages open mic where you get to “throw it up” on the stage. The first hour is dedicated to writing. Prompts will be provided, but feel free to write what you like! At 8pm, the open mic portion starts and you can share what you wrote, something you brought, a word that you like, or you can hang back in the audience and be super supportive of the folks that are sharing. Sign-up is at the door. $5 cover.

For tickets to Upchuck click here.

For tickets to ALL July events, click here.

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Pride Paint Party
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Paint Party

This will be a night of semi-facilitated queer expression. Guests can choose between body painting or painting on canvas. This is a night to celebrate ourselves and express who we are. This is an 18+ event. $30 per ticket until July 19th. $35 at the door.

For tickets to the Pride Paint Party, click here.

For tickets to ALL July events, click here.

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