New Gallery, Dodgeball, Swing Music: Litchfield Weekend Plans

Eight to the Bar
Eight to the Bar

Fine art is on the agenda this weekend in Litchfield, which features the debut of a new gallery on West Street across from the Green and a reception with the artist showing works in the current exhibit at the Jennifer Terzian Gallery around the corner on South Street.

If art’s not your thing, you can check out the popular Retro Dodgeball Tournament at Community Field, learn about the notable trees of Litchfield in a Litchfield Historical Society walking tour, or dance the night away to the Swing, Boogie-Woogie, and Motown of the band Eight to the Bar at the Litchfield Community Center.

Jennifer Terzian Gallery Exhibit Opening

A reception with artist Kirstin Lamb is being held Friday (6/17) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jennifer Terzian Gallery, located in the row of shops below @thecorner restaurant on South Street.

Lamb’s exhibit, “Floral Remix,” continues through July 9.

The Rhode Island artist makes “labor-intensive images of labor-intensive textiles and wallpapers,” and her paintings encompass hybrid embroidery, cross stitch, collage and digital mark-making. 

Follow the gallery on Instagram and visit the artist’s website to learn more.

Alofft Gallery Debuts on West Street

The new Alofft Gallery at 41 West St. opens to the public this Saturday (6/18), following a preview reception by invitation Friday evening. The space has been completely renovated, a skylight has been added, and the art on the walls is varied and compelling.

Stop by to learn the story behind the gallery’s name, and follow the gallery on Instagram for the latest news.

Also make sure to click over to our Arts & History page for more galleries and history museums to enjoy.

Retro Dodgeball Tournament at Community Field

The teams have been formed and registered and it’s time for the ducking, dipping, diving, and dodging to commence this Saturday (6/18) at the fourth annual Retro Dodgeball Tournament at Litchfield Community Field.

Spectators are enthusiastically welcome to watch the fun at this fundraiser for the Litchfield Education Foundation and Litchfield CT Park & Recreation. It begins at 11 a.m.

The snack shack will be open for business, courtesy of Litchfield Tri-Town Youth Baseball & Softball, there will be bounce houses and other fun surprises for children, and for those who want to keep the festivities going, there’s a post-event social gathering at the Saltwater Grille.

Notable Trees of Litchfield Walking Tour

The Litchfield Historical Society and the Litchfield Garden Club are partnering for a tour highlighting notable trees in Litchfield’s Historic District on Saturday(6/18) at 10 am.

The Garden Club has planted and cared for hundreds of trees in town for more than a century and the tour will share stories of the people and events surrounding a selection of the most notable trees.

It’s free for members of the historical society and garden club and $10 for non-members. The tour begins at the Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately an hour. Guests are asked to register online.

Eight to the Bar Concert at Litchfield Community Center

Eight to the Bar Litchfield CT
Eight to the Bar

The Litchfield Community Center has established itself as the hottest venue in town for live music. It’s free Evening Glow Music Series on Thursday afternoons features chamber and classical music, and things get kicked up a notch in the Summer Concert Series.

Eight to the Bar, a favorite Connecticut band performing Swing, Boogie-Woogie, and Motown, performs this Saturday under the tent.

Snowden’s Barbecue and Mobile Pub Events & Catering will be on-site for the dining and imbibing pleasure of guests.

Grounds open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7. Tickets are $30 per adult and $10 per child 12 and under. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.

Still coming up in the Summer Concert Series are The Alpaca Gnomes on Aug. 12 and the CT Grateful Dead All Stars on Sept. 10.

Watch Our Instagram Live Conversation With LCC Executive Director Berta Andrulis Mette discussing the concert series and more


Also Don’t Miss:

Edible Plant Walk with Andy Dobos ~ The Forest Wolf at White Memorial Conservation Center Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Litchfield Historical Society’s Weekly Walking Tours of Litchfield History Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Litchfield Center School parking lot.