This weekend went a long way in reminding us how cool it is to live and work in Litchfield County with Torrington as home base for the rocket.
On Friday evening we parked outside Artwell on Water Street for The Desultory Theatre Club’s presentation of Crookie Cookie. The show was bookended with live music by the Sawtelles and Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey. We all had a blast.
Just around the corner, on Main Street, Nirvana Cafe and Juice Bar hosted a Surf Nite which featured New Haven’s surf rock band, the North Shore Troubadours and dancers, Frisky A Go-Go.
Later in the night, the Singer Songwriter Network of Torrington had their after-hours performances at CAFTA, also on Main Street.
On Saturday night, at Snapper Magee’s, a Punk and Ska Show . . . you could have seen three great bands, The Jukebox Romantics, The Beatdown and Those Hated Hearts, for five bucks.
Sunday brought the rocket to the Fox Crossing Equestrian Center in Morris for an early season horse show. The drive over there was pure Spring in New England. Snow is still hiding on the north facing hills and in the dark shadows of pines. Crocus crowd the south facing patches of sunlight. Maples are stuck with spigots and buckets. Farms, having shivered through this memorable winter, bask in the knowing of lengthening shadows that their wait for planting grows short.
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