BICYCLE BUILT FOR TOURING: The Space in Hamden is offering an open mic night tonight, which in and of itself isn't wholly unusual. But it's the featured act that's bringing a hint of uniqueness to the evening's proceedings. Moe Provencher is a singer, songwriter, engineer, musician, etc. She and drummer Aimee Zoe will take the stage tonight for their brand of folk/Americana. Their stop at the Space is part of a tour of the Atlantic Coast. And their doing it by bicycle. Yep, you read correctly. Moe Provencher is touring the Atlantic seaboard without a bus, without a plane, without a crappy van that high school garage bands would kill for. She's out on a months-long trek to promote her album "Blues Filter Through," on a ten-speed Huffy (okay, not sure if she's riding a Huffy, but can't you just see her pull up at the concert with streamers flowing from the handle bars?). Tickets are just $5. 9pm.
CLOSE CALL: Head to the University of Hartford tonight, for an art exhibit that combines the images of photography and the phrases of poetry. "A Couple Ways of Doing Something" is a traveling exhibition from Aperture Foundation that features the photography of Chuck Close and poetry of Bob Holman. Close's photographs are daguerreotypes, a type of picture that takes a positive image developed on a metallic plate. If you look at the picture from an angle, it looks simply like a reflection of light, but if you look straight-on, you see a remarkable depth of detail. Close's photos are accompanied by Holman's "praise poems" of Close's subjects. Don't understand a word you just read? See for yourself. Head to the Joseloff Gallery at UHart to check out the exhibit for free through June 27.
IT TAKES TWO: We're all living through the same economy. It seems to get harder and harder these days to pay our bills and still find time for a little enjoyment in the middle of the week. But what if you could turn that upside down. What if you could say to your sweetheart, "Sweetheart, let's go out tonight. I know it's Tuesday, but let's live a little! We deserve it." Tonight, we can help you make that happen. Head to Tango in Glastonbury for a very special dinner. Tango will give you a free meal, with the purchase of one of their daily specials. How's that for a dinner deal?