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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.

Sunday, September 13
Public concert by Trinidad calypso performer David Rudder
, from 4:30 pm until dusk at the main quadrangle at Trinity College, Hartford. Free. Listen to music that transcends culture, race and class. Sol de America, a Hartford-based Latin/Caribbean group opens the concert at 3:30 pm. Hear their romantic, traditional, folk sound. Info at 297-4248.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, October 2
Greater Hartford NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner
, Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Hartford from 6:30pm - 10pm. Theme for the year is, "Honoring our Past, Preparing for our Future." Rev. Norvel Goff will speak. $40 per person. Info on event and ads at 728-1318, Russell Williams.

Friday, October 2
Folk Singer Jonathan Edwards and Northern Lights at Cheney Hall
in Manchester, $16 tix for !st four rows, $12 general admission, $10 students, seniors. 8pm. 647-9824.

Friday, October 9
Jazz Great Chick Corea and Origins at Cheney Hall
in Manchester, 647-9824.

Saturday, October 10
Adult Workshop
: One at a Time by Chet Kempczynski, painter, monotypes. 11am - 12:30 pm, presentation, 12:30-1:30 bag lunch and networking session. Hartford Courant Room. Wadsworth Atheneum,600 Main St., Hartford. $20. Registration required. Call 278-2670, ext. 3049.

Wednesday, October 14
Expertise Clinic
at Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St. Hartford. 1-3pm, Free aesthetic appraisals by museum curators, no monetary value given, on up to three objects, no more than two framed items out of the three. Info at 278-2670, ext. 3093. Hartford Courant Room.

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.

Thursday, October 29 & Saturday, October 31
Romeo & Juliette
at the Connecticut Opera-season opener at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave. Line-by-line English translations projected onto screen above stage. 8pm. 2-3, and 4-event subscriptions from $26-$229. Individual tix from $18.50-$75. Call Box office at 527-0713. Following selections for the season are: Rigoletto, Dec. 3 & 5., Madame Butterfly, March 5 & 6., The Barber of Seville, Apr. 8 & 10.

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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