MCC on Main January Events

Manchester, CT (January 14, 2013)… MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, has scheduled the following events for the month of January. It is located at 903 Main Street, for more information call 860-647-6030, unless otherwise noted.

January 2 - Open Mic for Local Musicians: Meet local musicians, play a few songs or just come and enjoy listening to an evening of live music in the beautiful and relaxing Dhen art gallery. 6:00 p.m.

January 4 - Live on Main series presents Tony Harrington & Touch Band: Tony Harrington & Touch Band will be performing a mixture of R&B, Jazz and Reggae. These CT musicians have performed all over New England and New York making regular appearances at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino. 7:00 p.m. Wine and beer will be served by Bin228 and the music will be hosted in the relaxing and beautiful downtown Dehn art gallery. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 5 & 6 - Movie Classics on Main presents The Charlie Chaplin Festival:
Spend the afternoon with Charlie Chaplin. The "Charlie Chaplin Festival" was released in 1938 and is a collection of Chaplin's short films "The Immigrant," "The Adventurer," "The Cure," and "Easy Street." These fims contain the usual and unpredictable antics of Charlie Chaplin and others in the era of silent films. Rediscover silent films and one of the greatest actors of the silent movie era. Seminar Room I, 1:00 p.m. The admission price includes the movie, popcorn and a beverage. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 9 - Open Mic for Local Musicians: Meet local musicians, play a few songs or just come and enjoy listening to an evening of live music in the beautiful and relaxing Dhen art gallery where the event will be hosted. 6:00 p.m.

January 11 - Live on Main series presents The Guinea Pigs: These CT musicians are known for their fun music consisting of folk and rock standards with a Guinea Pig spin on it, as well as some originals. The Guinea Pigs have performed at the Coventry Farmers' Market, the MCC Farmers' Market and other CT venues. 7:00 p.m. Wine and beer will be served by Bin228 and the music will be hosted in the relaxing and beautiful downtown Dehn art gallery. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 12 - Movie Classics on Main: "Baby Face Morgan" is a 1942 American comedy-drama film. When "Big Morgan" the Mob boss dies, Morgan's son, "Baby Face," takes over. What "Baby Face" and his cousin Ollie don't know is that they're supposed to be the bagmen for the mob. When the Mob comes looking for their money, the comedy and drama begins. Seminar Room I, 1:00 p.m. The admission price includes the movie, popcorn and a beverage. Fee: $5.00 at the door.


January 16 - Open Mic for Local Musicians: Meet local musicians, play a few songs or just come and enjoy listening to an evening of live music in the beautiful and relaxing Dhen art gallery where the event will be hosted. 6:00 p.m.

January 17 - Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series:
7:00 PM - Nick Cutroneo, classical guitar. Master's degree from the Hartt School of Music; Teaches at MCC, UConn and his private studio. For more info, please visit: www.nickcutroneo.com.
8:00 PM – Poets: James Finnegan, Poet Laureate of West Hartford. Co-edited Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens. Blogs at http://ursprache.blogspot.com. Bill O'Connell, author of On the Map to Your Life and the 2012 collection, Sakonnet Point (Plinth Books). Dehn Gallery, 6:00 p.m. More info: 860-512-2824.

January 18 - Live on Main series presents Fortune's Gale: Gale Gardiner of "Fortune's Gale" provides a mixture of folk, 60s and some contemporary music. Playing the autoharp, Gale sings a wide variety of songs that are sure to bring you back to another time and place. Gale is a local musician who has played at the MCC Farmers' Market, as well as other venues and events throughout CT. 7:00 p.m. Wine and beer will be served by Bin228 and the music will be hosted in the relaxing and beautiful Dehn art gallery. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 19 - Movie Classics on Main: Double Exposure is a 1944 American crime comedy involving Pat Marvin, a smalltown female photographer who gets a NYC magazine job offer due to a misunderstanding that she is a man. The antics and misunderstandings continue as this film continues to unfold. Seminar Room I, 1:00 p.m. The admission price includes the movie, popcorn and a beverage. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 23 - Open Mic for Local Musicians: Meet local musicians, play a few songs or just come and enjoy listening to an evening of live music in the beautiful and relaxing Dhen art gallery where the event will be hosted. 6:00 p.m.

January 25 - Live on Main presents Theresa Wright: Theresa Wright, an R&B and Jazz Entertainer from CT, will perform various genres of music from the 1930s and 1940s. Theresa has performed in the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival and worked with artists such as Jaimoe from the Allman Brothers Band, as well as the J. Giles Band. 7:00 p.m. Wine and beer will be served by Bin228 and the music will be hosted in thr relaxing and beautiful downtown Dehn art gallery. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 27 - Movie Classics on Main series presents British Intelligence: British Intelligence is a 1940 spy film set in World War I. This film is based on the 1918 play “Three Faces East” by Anthony Paul Kelly and produced on stage by George M. Conan. British Intelligence is filled with spies and intrigue, as no one seems to be who they say, making it hard to know where anyone's allegiance lies. Seminar Room, 1:00 p.m. The admission price includes the movie, popcorn and a beverage. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

January 30 - Urban Storytellers featuring Shireal Renee: The Series brings together a group of published, spoken word artists, and gives an up close and personal look into their backgrounds and creative process, giving a voice to their stories. Shireal Renee has always aspired to become a famous actor. As a poet and host she gained notoriety in southern New England, which led to an in-store book signing deal, a leading role in a production of For Colored Girls, a short film for The Women of Power Network; the opportunity to shoot a weekly TV show that she created and hosted, called, Poetz Corner; and her directorial debut for the show, The Thick Chronicle”. In addition, she began working at the Harford Children’s Theater teaching and directing. 6:00 p.m. Wine and beer will be served by Bin228 and the music will be hosted in the relaxing and beautiful Dehn art gallery. Fee: $5.00 at the door.

For additional information on these events, please visit the Manchester Community College website at www.manchestercc.edu/mcc-on-main or www.facebook.com/mcconmain. Except where noted, all events are free and open to the public.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

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News Item Posted On: January 14, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928