Author Talk: Anna Noyes (The Blue Maiden) at Bank Square Books

Bank Square Books 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT

From the author of Indie Next Pick and New York Times Editor's Choice Goodnight, Beautiful Women comes a transportive and chilling debut novel of two sisters growing up on an isolated Northern European island in the shadow of their late mother and the Devil It's 1825, four generations after Berggrund Island's women stood accused of witchcraft under the eye of their priest, now long dead. In his place is Pastor Silas, a widower with two wild young daughters, Beata and Ulrika. The sisters are outcasts: imaginative, oppositional, increasingly obsessed with the lore and legend of the island's dark past and their absent mother, whom their father refuses to speak of. For more information

Author Talk: Angie Kim (Happiness Falls) in Conversation with Deborah Goodrich Royce

United Theater 5 Canal St, Westerly, RI

The UNITED and Bank Square Books host Angie Kim, New York Times best-selling author for an author talk and signing discussing her latest book, Happiness Falls, which was a Good Morning America Book Club Pick! Angie will be in conversation with bestselling author and Ocean House Author Series host Deborah Goodrich Royce. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK  When a father goes missing, his family's desperate search leads them to question everything they know about him and one another in this thrilling page-turner, a deeply moving portrait of a family in crisis from the award-winning author of Miracle Creek.   For more information

$10 – $28

Science on Screen: Theater of Thought: Werner Herzog Film and Talk with Dr. Shreya Saxena

Real Art Ways 56 Arbor Street, Hartford

Real Art Ways Science on Screen® season invites you to experience the unique combination of a feature film and a relevant talk from a notable local figure in science. Werner Herzog sets his sights on yet another mysterious landscape – the human brain – for clues as to why a hunk of tissue can produce profound thoughts and feelings while considering the philosophical, ethical, and social implications of fast-advancing neural technology. Dr. Saxena is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and a core member of the Center for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence at the Wu Tsai Institute. She joined Yale in 2023 from the University of Florida’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “A characteristically playful documentary in which the filmmaker scrambles for whatever errant insight he can find into the world of tomorrow.” – indieWire  For more information

RTPC CONNECTICUT RIVER LECTURE SERIES: Exploring the Connecticut River: Patrick J. Lynch

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Whether you are planning a summer or fall expedition to explore the northern reaches of the Connecticut River or you just want to learn more from the comfort of home, Patrick Lynch’s latest book: A Field Guide to the Connecticut River: From New Hampshire to Long Island Sound is the book for you. Building off the success of his Field Guide to Long Island Sound this latest offering from author, illustrator, photographer, and naturalist, arrives in bookstores in April. Patrick is joining us to relate more about this river we call our own and what we will find along its long journey to the Sound. The Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center is delighted to present this Connecticut resident and former member of the Board of the Connecticut Audubon Society. Join us and celebrate his new book. Register here for May 16

Inside the Pinstripes: An Evening with Andy Martino at RJ Julia

RJ Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Road, Madison

Join us for an evening with acclaimed baseball journalist Andy Martino as he explores the heart of the New York Yankees with his new book, The Yankee Way. Through interviews with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Martino offers fans unparalleled insights into the iconic franchise. Come along on the Yankees' journey to greatness, straight from the GM's seat. REGISTER TO ATTEND For more information

CHEFS!: Marcus Samuelsson, Gail Simmons, Sam Sifton and Priya Krishna at The Bushnell Theater

Bushnell Theater 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford

Top chefs dish on food, flavor and culture. This will be a delicious and entertaining evening with a panel of celebrity and award-winning chefs, including acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson; culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons; cookbook author and New York Times food writer Priya Krishna. The Forum will be moderated by New York Times assistant managing editor and cookbook author Sam Sifton.     For more information

$15 – $110

Virtual Artist Talk: Yale Center for British Art: Sekai Machache will talk to Carmen Hermo

Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven

Sekai Machache will talk to Carmen Hermo, associate curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, about her artistic practice, recent projects, and studio processes. About Sekai Machache Born in 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sekai Machache (she/they) is a Zimbabwean-Scottish visual artist and curator based in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, in 2012. Her work is a deep interrogation of the notion of self, in which photography plays a crucial role in supporting an exploration of the historical and cultural imaginary. Aspects of her photographic practice are formulated through digital studio-based compositions using body paint and muted lighting to create images that appear to emerge from darkness. Her more recent work incorporates other media and approaches which evoke a sense of the invisible and the undocumented. Machache is interested in the relationship between dreaming, spirituality, and the role of the artist in disseminating symbolic imagery to provide a space for healing against contexts of colonialism and loss. For more information  

COLOR IN THE GARDEN: Friend or Foe? at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Get color to work for you.  Create beautiful effects and avoid the trap of allowing misplaced colors to disrupt the harmony of your garden. Do you love pink and hate yellow? Or vice versa? Is blue your favorite color? Whatever your likes and dislikes may be, it is the way in which your colors are combined and contrasted that will ultimately spell success or failure. George Schoellkopf is the creator, founder and President of Hollister House Garden. He was educated at Yale University and also holds a master’s degree in Art History from Columbia University. For many years he ran a gallery specializing in 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art in New York City. His articles on gardening have appeared in Town & Country, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Fine Gardening and Rosemary Verey’s The American Man’s Garden among others.   For more information

$30 – $40

Yale Center for British Art: Conversations about Conservation | The Material and Techniques of the Lucknow Scroll

Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven

Explore the portrayal of the city of Lucknow from the Gomti River in India during the early nineteenth century, as captured in a remarkable thirty-seven-foot scroll (1826). The city became a nurturing ground for diverse and vibrant artistic expressions across various media as it stood at a unique intersection of Eastern and Western traditions.  Register Preregistration is required for all programs. Please contact ycba.studyroom@yale.edu to register. For more information  

Talk: Agostino Brunias: Printed Works on Paper: Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven

Agostino Brunias was born in 1728 in Rome.  While working as an artist, he came to the attention of the Scottish architect Robert Adam, who was touring Italy. After working as a draftsman and painter in Adam’s firm from 1758 to 1764, Brunias accepted a position as an artist accompanying Sir William Young, the recently appointed President of the Commission for the Sale of Ceded Lands in Dominica, Saint Vincent, Grenada, and Tobago. Brunias created paintings and prints depicting the people, clothing, customs, and complex multicultural society of both the enslaved and freed people of the West Indies. Register for this program by emailing ycba.education@yale.edu. Space is limited.  For more information  

Exploring Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea AARP Webinar: Mystic Seaport

Virtual Event

Embark on a captivating exploration of maritime history on June 12, featuring Dr. Akeia de Barros Gomes, titled “Exploring Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea”. This session promises a thought-provoking journey through the millennia-old maritime cultures of the Dawnland (New England) and the African continent. Dr. Gomes will illuminate historical encounters and contributions, highlighting the resilience of Black and Indigenous communities in the face of colonialism and dispossession, emphasizing the role of kinship and community. This is a virtual event open to Members and non-Members. This talk is the second in a three-part series with Mystic Seaport Museum, occurring in May, June, and October. Please register on the AARP website at https://events.aarp.org/Dawnland. For more information

UNITED TABLE: WHAT’S UP GASTROPOD?- TALK & TASTING

United Theater 5 Canal St, Westerly, RI

We are excited to announce the next event in the UNITED Table series at the United Theater with Eating With the Ecosystem! Join us on June 15th as we host a panel and tasting event showcasing Gastropods – or Snails of the sea – Whelks, periwinkles, and slipper limpets. These local delicacies are often overlooked or shipped elsewhere for processing and feasting. Join us to hear from those fishing for, studying and preparing these local and sustainable mollusks. Following the panel we will move into the gallery events space where attendees will get a free beer or wine along with a taste of some of the delicious gastropods from the region. Tickets available by visiting https://unitedtheatre.org/shows/the-united-table-whats-up-gastropod-talk-tasting/ For more information

$25