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New England Actors' Theater
production committee seeks volunteers to help in all areas of production for 98/99 season. No experience necessary, just a love of theater and enthusiasm. Call (203) 458-7671.

Through September 6
Musical Play at TheaterWorks
, 233 Pearl St., Hartford in extended run. See "Paul Robeson," with a special return engagement of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." Tuesday - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Fri. & Sat. tix $25, others $20. Free student tix for select performances. 527-7838.

Through September 6
Pipilotti Rist/MATRIX 136 U.S. premiere of "Ever Is Over All,"
a video installation by Swiss artist Rist. Known for fluid imagery, steeped in luscious color with original music soundtracks. Rist explores conventions of music to play with themes of female power/authority. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford, 278-2670. Free on Thursday & before noon Sat.

Through September 18
The Charter Oak Cultural Center presents About Face
: An Exhibition of Masks from Near and Far, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, 249-1207.

Through September 19
Caribbean American Sculptor Elton Brathwaite
exhibition hosted by The West Indian Foundation, Inc., CRT Craftery Gallery, 1445 Main Street, Hartford, 520-1038/1039.

Through October
Designing Women: American Style 1940-1960
. Exhibition tells the story from the inside out-from point of view of influential buyer Virginia "Jimmie" Wagoner Booth-and explores factors that influence the way we dress today. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. 278-2670. Admission free all day on Thursdays and before noon on Sat.

Thursday, August 20
Pump House Gallery concert series
, noon-1pm in southeast corner of Bushnell Park. If rain, call 543-8874 before 11am. Latin Flavor, Latin Jazz.

Thursday, August 20-23
Marius and Jeannette
, 102 min., 1996 French film, not-rated, sub-titled, 7:30pm with guest speaker on Thursday, William Clay Howe, Alliance Francaise, New Haven. 2:30pm only, on Sunday. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. 278-2670. $4.50 members, seniors, students; $5.50 non.

Sunday, August 23
Sol de America
free concert at St. Francis Hospital. 2 to 2:30 pm in Chawla Auditorium, 114 Woodland St.

Thursday, August 27
Pump House Gallery concert series
, noon-1pm in southeast corner of Bushnell Park. If rain, call 543-8874 before 11am. Port Pleasant Jazz Band, Jazz from the 20's - 40's.

Wednesday, September 2
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Music Set to the Poetry of Lucille Clifton
. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. 6:30pm. Free. Parking $3 per car. Light supper fare available. If rain, call 677-9064 after noon for rain location.

Thursday, September 3
Pump House Gallery concert series
, noon-1pm in southeast corner of Bushnell Park. If rain, call 543-8874 before 11am day of the concert. The Ray Williams Quartet, Jazz.

Thursday, September 10
Pump House Gallery concert series
, noon-1pm in southeast corner of Bushnell Park. If rain, call 543-8874 before 11am on day of concert. The Bill Walach Electric Quartet, Jazz.

Friday, September 11
Opening Gala Celebration
features concert at First Church, 250 Main Street, Wethersfield. 7pm. Program includes, "Confitemini Domino," for Brass and organ by Carlyle Sharpe. Choir presents "He Comes to Us." Free-will offering accepted. 563-7759.

Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 12
"Bible Institute: Understanding the Bible,"
from 6-9pm. $25 for two sessions. Register by sending your name, address, phone # and check payable to Hartford Seminary to: Hartford Seminary, 77 Sherman St., Hartford, CT 06105-2260 or call 509-9511.

Thursday, September 17
Open House for New England Actors' Theater Education
, 7-9pm at West Hartford Art League Club House Gallery, 37 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford. Meet NEAT, register for classes, chat with instructors, learn about performing arts workshops. Info at 458-7671.

October 1 - November 7
, a premier exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture from Zimbawbe. Largest and most comprehensive exhibit ever presented in America. OLD STATE HOUSE, 800 Main St. Free. Hours are M-F 10-4, S 11-4. Handicapped accessible.

Sunday, November 1
First Sunday Gallery Talk: Theodate and the Supernatural
at the Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. 1pm & 3pm. Tour main house at your own pace and stay for a talk about Theodate Pope Riddle's interest in and frustration with spiritualism. See examples of automatic writing. Learn about her participation in seances, sittings with mediums & research into thought transference. Free with museum admission, $6 adults, $5 students, seniors, $3 children 6-12.

Through November 15
Key developments in contemporary Italian art
will be explored in Recent Art From Italy: Selections From the LeWitt Collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Thursday, August 20
The John Jeski Band
, 6:30 to 8 pm, Goodwin Park, Hartford. Rain Date: August 21, 232-3325.

Saturday, August 22
Clay Day
, 2:30 pm (ages 3 & up), Claymation films and a hands-on workshop, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford.

Saturday, August 29
Schools Days Story Hour
, school life exploration, 2:30 pm, ages 3 & up, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford.

Opens Friday, September 11
New Worlds From Old
: 19th Century Australian & American Landscapes at Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. 100 paintings-fifty from each of the two nations. Works by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, and Winslow Homer.

Opens September 20
Mierle Laderman Ukeles/MATRIX 137
comtemporary art exhibition at Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. "New genre public art," is an innovative movement fusing community organizing and political activism with aesthetic concerns. In 1969, she wrote "Manifesto for Maintenance Art, which calls for an art integrated with the rituals of everyday life.

Friday, October 2
Folk Singer Jonathan Edwards at Cheney Hall in Manchester,

Friday, October 9
Jazz Great Chick Corea and Origins at Cheney Hall in Manchester,

Friday,October 23
Robert Hughes
, art critic for "Time" magazine and author lectures at The Bushnell, Hartford at 5pm. In conjunction with Wadsworth Atheneum exhibition, "New Worlds From Old: 19th Century Australian & American Landscapes." $20 for Wadsworth members & symposium attendees. $25 for nonmembers, $15 for students. Register early. 246-6807.

November 26 - 29
The Nutcracker
at The Bushnell for eight performances. Season Subscriptions, $40-$70, single tickets go on sale September 1, 1998, 987-5999.

December 16 - January, 17, 1999
The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince will have a return engagement at The Bushnell. Tickets $16.50 - $66.50, 987-5900.

December 17 through February 27, 1999
First Lady Hillary Clinton and Cherie Booth Blair, QC, the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair are making an historic collaboration between the oldest public art museums in England and the United States. They have agreed to be Honorary Patrons for the first-ever exhibition devoted to the work of the 17th-century Dutch master painter Pieter de Hooch.

And In January, 2000
The Bushnell announces that Livent (U.S.) Inc.'s RAGTIME, the four-time 1998 Tony Award winning new musical based on E.L. Doctorow's classic novel, will be coming to The Bushnell for it's exclusive Connecticut engagement in January, 2000, as part of the Aetna Broadway series.

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