“Vino Paradiso”: Autumn Harvest of Wine, Food & Film to benefit BVFCC Wed., Oct. 5, 5:30-7:30 PM

bob_feinn_pour_italy_map_webFor the benefit of Best Video Film & Cultural Center, we present “Vino Paradiso” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30—7:30 PM. “Vino Paradiso” will be a wine tasting (with hors d’oeuvres served) led by Bob Feinn from Mt Carmel Wine and Spirits and local wine wholesalers in the round.

Tickets are $25 per person. Call BVFCC at (203) 287-9286 for reservations.

What better way to support your local grassroots cultural center than with a joyous evening sampling and learning about fine wines from local experts? Attendees have raved about our previous wine-tasting events and we expect this one to raise the oenophile bar.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Sunday, Sept. 25. FILM SCREENING (7 PM): “THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE”

• Tuesday, Sept. 27. SINGER-SONGWRITER: DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH, CK, GLUMPUPPET

• Wednesday, Sept. 28. BRAZILIAN CHORO MUSIC: ROGÉRIO SOUZA, EDINHO GERBER & STEPHEN GUERRA

• Thursday, Sept. 29. AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GUITAR: SWAMP YANKEE, ALEXANDER

• Friday, Sept. 30. BRAZILIAN MUSIC: SAMBELEZA

• Sunday, Oct. 2. FREE FIRST SUNDAY AFTERNOON BLUEGRASS JAM

• Wednesday, Oct. 5. WINE TASTING WITH BOB FEINN OF MT. CARMEL WINE & SPIRITS

• Thursday, Oct. 6. POST-PUNK: GRIST, DEADBEAT CLUB

• Friday, Oct. 7. BLUEGRASS/NEW ACOUSTIC: JOE WALSH & FRIENDS (A GUITARTOWN CT PRODUCTION)

• Saturday, Oct. 8. THE NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

• Monday, Oct. 10. FILM SCREENING: “ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN”

• Tuesday, Oct. 11. FILM SCREENING: “ELMER GANTRY”

• WEdnesday, Oct. 12. ROCK/BLUES: PARKER’S TANGENT

• Friday, Oct. 14. CELTIC/APPALACHIAN: REELIN’ AWAY

• Sunday, Oct. 16. FILM SCREENING: “DR. STRANGELOVE…” (2 PM)

• Sunday, OCt. 16. KLEZMER JAM (6 PM)

• Thursday, Oct. 20. BLUEGRASS: THE KOREY BRODSKY BAND

• Friday, Oct. 21. BLUEGRASS/POP: JACKSON’S ISLAND

• Saturday, Oct. 22. JAZZ JAM with ALLEN LOWE

• Sunday, Oct. 23. MARK SCHENKER: HOW TO READ A FILM—JOHN HUSTON’S “THE MALTESE FALCON”

• Wednesday, Oct. 26. SINGER-SONGWRITER: NAMOLI BRENNET

• Thursday, Oct. 27. CELTIC AMERICA: THE EBIN-ROSE TRIO; SINGER-SONGWRITER:  DOUGLAS ALAN

• Friday, Oct. 28. HALLOWEEN SILENT FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE SCORE: LIGHT UPON BLIGHT PLAYS TO “NOSFERATU”

• Sunday, Oct. 30. MARK SCHENKER: HOW TO READ A FILM—JOHN HUSTON’S “THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE”

• Sunday, Nov. 6. MARK SCHENKER: HOW TO READ A FILM—JOHN HUSTON’S “THE ASPHALT JUNGLE”

• Thursday, Nov. 10. ALT-COUNTRY: SEPIATONE

• Friday, Nov. 11. FERNANDO PINTO PRESENTS JESSE TERRY & CALLAGHAN

• Sunday, Nov. 13. MARK SCHENKER: HOW TO READ A FILM—JOHN HUSTON’S “THE AFRICAN QUEEN” (1 PM)

• Sunday, Nov. 13. KLEZMER JAM (6 PM)

• Saturday, Nov. 19. JAZZ JAM with ALLEN LOWE

• Friday, Nov. 25. BLUEGRASS/NEW ACOUSTIC: DAVE PETERSON (A GUITARTOWN CT PRODUCTION)

Vino Noir! A unique film screening and wine and cheese tasting event this Sat., May 14, at 6:30 PM

Vino_noir_graphic_WebJoin The Wine Thief’s Janine Sacco and film maven Hank Paper on Saturday, May 14, at 6:30 PM for an evening of wine tasting, cheese tasting (cheeses provided by Caseus) and a tasting of several amusing short films (including an Academy Award nominee or two). Hors d’oeuvre included. Expect to be oenologically and visually stimulated. Enjoy,  eat, drink and be merry! Admission is $35 and reservations are recommended because seating is limited.

The likely film menu:

DAS RAD: Two rock piles view the history of mankind in this highly clever 8 minute film.

MAESTRO: What it actually takes to go out and face the day would make some of us cuckoo.

HELMER & SON: At a senior care facility, a visiting son finds his father locked in a closet, refusing to come out.

ZEN AND THE ART OF LANDSCAPING: Seduction by a suburban housewife causes a lawn boy to cut off more than he can chew.

CUBBCHUBBS! Oscar winning animation short puts a highly witty Star Wars spin on karaoke.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Monday, May 9. FILM SCREENING: “FRUITVALE STATION”

• Tuesday, May 10. ECLECTIC: DR. CATERWAUL’S CADRE OF CLAIRVOYANT CLAPTRAPS, PRETEND IT DIDN’T HAPPEN, THE HUMAN LIGHT BOX

• Wednesday, May 11. FILM SCREENING: BRIAN ROBINSON PRESENTS “THE APPLE”

• Friday, May 13. THREE SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND: ANNE MARIE MENTA, DICK NEAL, GLEN ROETHEL

• Saturday, May 14. FILM SCREENING/WINE & CHEESE TASTING: VINO/NOIR

• Monday, May 16. FILM SCREENING: “SARAH’S KEY” (in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of New Haven)

• Wednesday, May 18. BLUES: CODA BLUE

• Thursday, May 19. EXPERIMENTAL: RIVENER, CRETELLA|PAOLUCCI DUO, ID M THEFT ABLE & FLANDREW FLEISENBERG

• Friday, May 20. JAZZ VOCALS & GUITAR: LINDA SATIN & JOE CARTER

• Thursday, May 26. EXPERIMENTAL: ELECTRONHIC

• Friday, May 27. ACOUSTIC ROCK: THE BIRDMEN

• Thursday, June 2. HALFWAY TO GUITAR NIGHT: SHAWN PERSINGER, NANCY TUCKER, NORMAN PLNKEY, ROBERT MESSORE

• Friday, June 3. SINGER-SONGWRITER: SHAWN TAYLOR

• Thursday, June 9. CABARET/SINATRA: RICH MORAN & FRANZ DOUSKEY

• Thursday, June 16. CHRISTOPHER ARNOTT & LYS GUILLORN CELEBRATE BLOOMSDAY

• Friday, June 24. SOLO GUITAR: GLENN ROTH, ALT-COUNTRY: LINES WEST

• Thursday, June 30. SINGER-SONGWRITER: EUGENE GALLAGHER, QUINN HARLEY

• Friday, July 1. POST-PUNK: TELEGRAM SCAM

• Friday, July 29. ART-ROCK: FE FI FO

• Friday, Aug. 5. INDIE ROCK: THE LYS GUILLORN BAND, EARTHLINGS

• Tuesday, Aug. 30. BLUEGRASS: STACY PHILLIPS & HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS

• Saturday, Oct. 8. THE NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

Wine tasting Wed., Oct. 15, 6 PM, with Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits

Bob_Feinn_France_map_WebNot many wine proprietors actually go to France and walk through the fields and towns of Bordeaux and other regions in search of rich and delicious bargains on wine. But that’s what wine expert Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits does.

Feinn returns to Best Video on Wednesday, Oct. 15, for a tutorial and wine tasting. Feinn has presented wine tastings before at the store and the events have been well-attended, educational and—most important—fun. The cost for this event is only $20 and seating is limited. Call Best Video at (203) 287-9286 for reservations. Attendees should plan to gather in the Best video Performance Space at 6 PM and the tasting will start promptly at 6:15.

For this tasting, the focus will be on French wines. Hors d’oeuvre will be available and are included in the event price.

Don’t miss this one. Reservations are very strongly recommended. This is a great opportunity to learn about and stock up on quality affordable wines, guided by the advice of an expert.

Mediterranean wine tasting with Bob Feinn Wed., Nov. 13, at 6 PM—Reserve your place now!

Wine expert Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits returns to Best Video on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 PM for a tutorial and wine tasting. Feinn has presented wine tastings twice before at the store and the events have been well-attended, educational and—most important—fun. The cost for this event is only $20 and seating is limited. Call Best Video at (203) 287-9286 for reservations.

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The theme this time is good, affordable wines from the Mediterranean countries: France, Italy and Spain. Mediterranean-themed hors d’oeuvre will be available and are included in the event price.

Don’t miss this one. Reservations are very strongly recommended. This is a great opportunity to learn about and stock up on quality affordable wines, guided by the advice of an expert.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Thursday, Nov. 7. GARAGE FOLK: ELISON JACKSON

• Monday, Nov. 11. FILM SCREENING: “THE SEARCHERS”

• Wednesday, Nov. 13. WINE TASTING with BOB FEINN FROM MT. CARMEL WINE & SPIRITS

• Thursday, Nov. 14. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ILANA ZSIGMOND

• Wednesday, Nov. 20. STRING QUARTET ROCK: THE TET OFFENSIVE

• Thursday, Nov. 21. APOCALYPTIC POP: THE GRIMM GENERATION

• Wednesday, Dec. 4. FOLK MUSIC: WRY BRED

• Thursday, Dec. 5. GARAGE ROCK/POP: HAPPY ENDING featuring BEST VIDEO’S OWN RICHARD BROWN & HANK HOFFMAN

• Wednesday, Dec. 11. WORLD MUSIC/FOLK: DR. CATERWAUL’S CADRE OF CLAIRVOYANT CLAPTRAPS

• Thursday, Dec. 12. JAZZ: DAVID CHEVAN

• Thursday, Dec. 19. PUNK ROCK: STARK RAVING LULU

Wine tasting with Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits rescheduled to Wed., Nov. 13—Reserve your spot now!

NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect the fact that the upcoming wine tasting with Bob Feinn has been rescheduled to Wed., Nov. 13, at 6 PM.

Wine expert Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits returns to Best Video on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 PM for a tutorial and wine tasting. Feinn has presented wine tastings twice before at the store and the events have been well-attended, educational and—most important—fun. The cost for this event is only $20 and seating is limited. Call Best Video at (203) 287-9286 for reservations.

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The theme this time is good, affordable wines from the Mediterranean countries: France, Italy and Spain. Mediterranean-themed hors d’oeuvre will be available and are included in the event price.

Don’t miss this one. Reservations are very strongly recommended. This is a great opportunity to learn about and stock up on quality affordable wines, guided by the advice of an expert.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Oct. 2. ACOUSTIC BLUES: CORNBREAD

• Thursday, Oct. 3. PARKER’S TANGENT: ROCK

• Monday, Oct. 7. FILM SCREENING: “THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES”

• Wednesday, Oct. 9. ACOUSTIC ROCK: HENRY SIDLE

• Thursday, Oct. 10. GARAGE SOUL: BRONSON ROCK

• Monday, Oct. 14. FILM SCREENING: “PARADISE NOW”

• Wednesday, Oct. 16. ACOUSTIC ROCK: JAMES VELVET & THE LONESOME SPARROWS

• Thursday, Oct. 17. INDIE ROCK: ZOO FRONT

• Monday, Oct. 21. FILM SCREENING: “FURY”

• Wednesday, Oct. 23. CLASSICAL: RAVENNA MICHALSEN & ALEXANDER SMITH

• Thursday, Oct. 24. INDIE ROCK: THE STREAMS

• Monday, Oct. 28. FILM SCREENING: “CAPE FEAR” (Original version)

• Wednesday, Oct. 30. LOCAL LEGENDS/NEW WAVE: THE FURORS

• Monday, Nov. 4. FILM SCREENING: “IN THE BEDROOM”

• Wednesday, Nov. 6. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ESTHER GOLTON

• Thursday, Nov. 7. GARAGE FOLK: ELISON JACKSON

• Wednesday, Nov. 13. WINE TASTING with BOB FEINN FROM MT. CARMEL WINE & SPIRITS

• Monday, Nov. 11. FILM SCREENING: “THE SEARCHERS”

• Thursday, Nov. 21. APOCALYPTIC POP: THE GRIMM GENERATION

Wine tasting with Robert Jordan of The Wine Thief, Thurs., Mar. 14, at 6:30 PM

Please join the Wine Thief and Best Video for “Great Wines You’ve Never Heard Of,” a night of cinematic and oenophilic pleasures. On the evening of March 14, starting at 6:30 PM, there will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent subtitled screening of “Sideways”—set in the California wine country and starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church—and much knowledge to be gained.

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The Wine Thief’s very own resident wine-savant-and-Paul-Giamatti-look-alike Robert Jordan will present and pour a selection of both eschewed and revered wines relevant to the movie. Admittance is $20 and all-inclusive. Reservation are strongly suggested and can be made by calling Best Video at (203) 287-9286.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Mar. 20. JAZZ: DAVID CHEVAN

• Thursday, Mar. 21. INDIE GARAGE ROCK: GHOST OF CHANCE

• Sunday, Mar. 24. READINGS: JOEANN HART & MATT DEBENHAM

• Wednesday, Mar. 27. PUNK ROCK: STARK RAVING LULU

• Thursday, Mar. 28. FILM SCREENING: STEPHEN DEST’S “MY BROTHER JACK”

• Wednesday, Apr. 3. INDIE ROCK: LYS GUILLORN BAND

• Thursday, Apr. 4. CLASSICAL: HAVEN STRING QUARTET

• Wednesday, Apr. 10. BLUEGRASS: RAGWEED

• Thursday, Apr. 11. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANNE MARIE MENTA BAND

• Wednesday, Apr. 17. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ESTHER GOLTON

• Monday, Apr. 22. FILM SCREENING FOR “WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” SERIES: “WALK ON WATER”

• Thursday, Apr. 25. JAZZ: THE NICK DiMARIA QUARTET

Wine Tasting with Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits Wed., Jan. 16, at 6 PM

Wine expert Bob Feinn of Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits will preside over a fun tutorial and tasting of French wines on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 PM. When Bob Feinn presented a tasting of Italian wines last fall (see photos below), it was a great event. Don’t miss this one. Reservations are very strongly recommended.

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The cost for this event is only $20 and seating is limited. Call Best Video at (203) 287-9286 for reservations.

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Classic French films will be shown on the Performance Space flatscreen TV and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.