Beauty in Chaos: Inside the Artists Mind

We are proud to be joining up with some very passionate and talented folks on this next project!  And it’s a wonderful benefit for Wigs for Tots!

Join us for this special 6th Annual Avant Garde Show presented by Ashley Stone.

“Inside the Artist’s Mind: Beauty In Chaos”

This show is inspired by the creativity of the talented folks at Beauty Entourage, and will showcase many other local artists that range from performers, singers, painters, make up artists, hair stylists, and more! If you have ever been to their shows before, it is a unique event with a new theme and location each year! This years venue is the beautiful Hartford City Hall! If you haven’t attended, this will be the best one yet!

A regular ticket includes show admission and the VIP Ticket includes premium seating, 2 drink tickets, 10 raffle tickets, and a swag bag.  There will also be a Cash Bar and hors d’oeuvres included at the cocktail hour.

Vendors and artists will continue to be added as they join us in the CHAOS over the next few months!  Keep track at their Facebook event here:

Tickets can be purchased at:

Beauty in Chaos


Don’t Forget! Pocket Vinyl This Friday!

It’s only a few days away now! Friday, October 24th, The Desultory Theatre Club and The Arts Desire proudly present the awesomeness that is POCKET VINYL! Never seen them before? This is the perfect chance for you to check out this dynamic duo!

It’s simple: Eric plays the piano while Elizabeth paints on stage. At the end of the show, the painting will be sold to the highest bidder. Come see these full-time musicians working on a DIY level–you don’t want to miss this!

Tickets are $13.00 at the door. You can find out more information on the Facebook event page.

Come early to meet the wonderful owners of The Art’s Desire and learn about the other great happenings there!


Pocket Vinyl Returns!

10679818_840314952653728_8613679378208338332_oThe Desultory Theatre Club and The Arts Desire proudly present the awesomeness that is POCKET VINYL!

We are very excited about our friends in Pocket Vinyl returning to the Northwest Corner!

Not familiar with them yet?

Here’s the quick version: Eric plays the piano while Elizabeth paints on stage. The paintings are then sold at every concert to the highest bidder. They’re married. They’re from New London, CT. They’ve released 3 albums, the most recent of which was “Death Anxiety” in 2013. They invented the world’s first “MP” (short for “mini play”). They’re full time musicians working on a DIY level.

They’re trying very hard to be your favorite band.

You can see more at:

Tickets $13.00 at the door.

Come early to meet the wonderful owners of The Art’s Desire and find out about the other great happenings there!

The Park & Pocket Vinyl!!


What a line-up for our 50th show!!!

It’s going to be a great night of music and entertainment!

The Park is a Connecticut duo composed of Parker Hu and Mik Walker. The Park began as Parker’s solo project, starting with her first self-released album in 2004. Since then, she has continued to write original music, performing across the New England area and releasing three more albums. Her most recent studio album, Time and Place, has been described as “…buoyant, haunting and poignant, richly textured and varied.” The Park’s music style is characterized by unique guitar playing, melodic harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics. Their music has been featured in CT Indie magazine, Local Band Review, Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show and in-studio on WPKN.

Joined by Mik Walker in 2012, Mik brings to The Park an up-front and lyrical bass, occasional guitar and improvisational melodies. Mik plays a variety of instruments and has many years of diverse playing experience in both the UK and the US. He remains active with a constantly evolving number of eclectic musical projects in Connecticut and via the web. Beyond her solo work, Parker is also involved in projects across multiple genres, including dark indie folk, Brazilian samba, and electronic dance music.

Latest album “Time and Place” available at:

Pocket Vinyl is a melodic mesh between a piano and a painting.

A unique show which includes Eric, a man who hits, beats, and slams a piano with his blistered fingers while his wife, Elizabeth creates a brand new painting each night. Every show is different, and each show memorable to those who attend. At the end of the evening, they even auction of the piece that was created during the show!

Hailing from New London, CT, they’ve played over 150 shows is nearly every state east of the Mississippi River, and even quite a few beyond that. Their t-shirts and CD packaging are all hand-made. They’ve created a handful of stop animation music videos, On-the-road documentaries, full length albums, EPs, and singles. They book, manage, and create everything themselves, and are incredibly proud of that fact.

Whether they’re playing for 2 or 2000 people, they always bring their intensity and art 100%.

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3rd Time Is Always A Charm!! Pocket Vinyl And A Movie!! Are You Ready for More Awesomeness?!?

Join us on November 23 as we welcome back POCKET VINYL!! Piano Slam Rock and Live Painting that will be auctioned off at the end of the show!! Included in this already great night of Entertainment, enjoy the DTC premiere of the short film “Terrestrial Violence,” a local, but awesome, Alien movie (and winner of Best Experimental Film at the Litchfield Hills Film Festival)! by Ebony and Preston Parish!!

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