By Janet Serra Originally published in The Mercurial. A wondrous world made of over 500,000 tiny Lego blocks promises one of the season’s most delightful holiday treats when ‘All Aboard with Bill Probert and Friends’ fills the Leonhardt Gallery at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Connecticut, now through January 27, 2013. Whizzing… Continue reading Stamford Museum: Animals AND Legos!
One thing Stamford musicians never have to worry about is finding a place to play – or getting some good grub before the gig. Last month, you read about Fiddler’s Green; this month, we’re featuring another staple of Stamford’s music scene, Seaside Tavern. (Not that Alternative Control is biased or anything… *cough*) This Cove… Continue reading Seaside Tavern Gets the Lyra Stamp of Approval
On October 17th, 2012, the chalkboard outside of Anna Liffey’s Pub in New Haven said “Magic Show.” I’m certain that some of those attending expected sword-swallowing or rabbits out of hats or women sawed in half. Without a doubt, the impression given by the sharp-dressed man and his young lady counterpart might have inspired visions… Continue reading Bair Witness: Extra-Sensory Performance by Keith Zalinger
By Chris Baldwin and Carrie Johnson Despite the autumn being almost an absolute wash-out, two of your favorite Alternative Control columnists decided to play our chances and head up the coast for a weekend vacation. Actually, let me rephrase that. One of your favorite Alternative Control writers decided to buy her boyfriend who also happens… Continue reading Balloon Ride Denied: More Adventures in Eastern Connecticut
I didn’t grow up in Danbury, but I grew up in Danbury. It’s the city where I learned to work hard. It’s where I met my best friends and where I met my husband. (On a Saturday morning at the Three Brothers Diner — from the minute I saw him, I knew he was… Continue reading “My” Danbury: Not Dead Yet?
My pseudo-celebrity status earned me a VIP tour of the Scalzi Riverwalk Nature Preserve. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “What the heck is that?” Well, let me tell you, it’s one of the coolest things in Stamford! Sue Sweeny, the Volunteer Head Steward and Master Gardener, gave me a two-hour tour of… Continue reading File This Under “Shit You Don’t Think About”
Press Release from The Mercurial. The Mercurial Gallery in Danbury, Connecticut will be exhibiting ‘Still…’, a photography exhibition featuring Catherine Vanaria, Mark Savoia, and Lys Guillorn from September 15 to October 26 with an opening reception taking place on Saturday, September 22 from 5 to 7pm. Vanaria and Savoia, a married couple who live… Continue reading ‘Still…’ Photo Exhibition Begins at the Mercurial Gallery