Gourmands should have a great time this coming week, according to ’s picks for events through Wednesday. It starts tonight with the organization’s own , taking place across downtown from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dozens of restaurants are offering samples, and buttons to participate are $30 or $25 for students and military. The two-day takes place at over the weekend. It runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Finally, the New London Rotary Club once again hosts their fundraiser, bringing some 150 kinds of beer to on Friday. The event runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event. Finally, has ladies night on Tuesday, offering $5 margaritas, half-off appetizers, and other specials.
It’s a pretty strong week for music, starting with two shows at the . On Thursday, brings together music, dance, and other features to tell the story of the ; the show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $28 to $35. The theater also brings in , a chorus of New England senior citizens who will perform versions of modern rock songs. This show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and tickets are $25 to $45. The Miles Aron Quartet plays a set at the at 9 p.m. on Friday, while Evans Hall at brings in a concert featuring the works of at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; tickets for the latter show are $10, $5 for students and seniors, and free for Conn College students and staff.
There’s also quite a bit going on in the art world. opens “Hanging in There,” a display of artistic posters, with a reception at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The also opens a new show at the same day and time; “Child Trafficking: 21st Century Slaves” looks at the continuing issue of bondage. Current exhibits include work by Peruvian artist Jairo Robinson at , lighthouse and maritime photographs by Todd Gipstein at , and manga art at the .
Finally, a couple of Saturday events aim to get you into the great outdoors, or at least support them. The is holding a , which will cruise from New London to Norwich and back from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Historical interpreters and food will also be available on the trip, which is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Save Ocean Beach holds their annual fall fundraiser with a dance, buffet, and silent auction at the beach’s Port N Starboard conference center. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Other events happening this week:
- Latino Book Club discussion of Don Quixote, 6 p.m. on Thursday at Expressiones
- , 5 p.m. on Thursday at
- Skill-building workshop on event planning, 9 a.m. to noon at the ; $65
- New London history lectures with Sally Ryan, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday at the
- Meet the Candidates for City Council forum, 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the