6/14: Music, Art and a Nice Meal

BELLY UP TO THE OCTO-BAR:  Are you a fan of roots music?  How about swing?  Or Boogie Woogie, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and/or Motown?  Can't decide between them all?  Well have we got an act for you.  Eight To The Bar masterfully (or at least passably) combines all those genres for an evening of entertainment at Mohegan Sun Wolf Den.  The band is known for it's instrumentalists, sophisticated arrangements and feminine vocals (provided by the ladies in the act.)  Eight to the Bar is playing a pair of free shows at noon and 7 p.m.

RISING AGAIN:  For too many of us, the devastation in Haiti has been pushed to the back burner, either by our daily lives or the latest sensational tragedy to invade the airwaves.  But, in the wake of the devastating earthquake there is still plenty of attention that needs to be paid on the island nation.  In that vein, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music is presenting a new exhibition called "Haiti Rising."  The exhibition includes selections for the Stanley Popiel and Ingrid Feddersen Collection of Eastern Connecticut State University, a collection of 50 Haitian paintings and sculptures.  The works range from the primitive to the abstract; expressionist to the surreal.  And tonight, you can check out the exhibit during a special reception featuring Haitian music.  The reception is from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.  The exhibit runs through September 17.  Proceeds will benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts. 

MILLING ABOUT:  It's Monday.  The start of another week.  Getting back to the grind.  The start of another count-down to the weekend.  It's the ultimate blah day.  And really, who wants to cook on the ultimate blah day?  You deserve a treat after a long weekend of relaxing.  But it's still a school night, so what to do?  Head to Manchester and Adams Mill Restaurant for their Early Bird Special.  Enjoy stuffed shrimp, chicken primavera and pecan tilapia for only $12.49; for $14 also receive a soup or salad.  The special runs from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. 

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