Join Dixie Longate for Happy Hour to Benefit the Arts

Dixie's Happy Hour
Have you seen or heard of Dixie Longate? If so, you’d remember as she’s pretty hard to forget! She used to hold Tupperware Parties but with the COVID environment, she’s moved on to hosting a Happy Hour ( and a half). Dixie Longate aka Kris Anderson wants to give back to the theaters that are struggling during the pandemic, so 80% of proceeds from Dixie’s Happy Hour Stream will benefit the theaters and institutions that have helped Dixie rise to stardom.

The Palace Theater and the Arts & Culture Collaborative are co-presenting this new streaming show for a limited engagement on Thursday, March 4 at 5:30 pm and Sunday March 7 at 4:30 to benefit both organizations The Palace has generously offered to split their proceeds with us for these particular shows, so the ACC will benefit from 40% of each ticket sold for the engagements on March 4th and 7th.  A $38 ticket buys your whole household a boatload of laughs. See below for other details and to purchase your ticket. 

Right now, the world needs a drinking buddy, and there’s no one more qualified for the job than Alabama’s favorite daughter, Dixie Longate — a gal who’s never too far away from a cocktail.Spend an evening with Dixie on this uproariously raucous joyride where she’ll inspire you to find your personal happy hours while serving up the four basic food groups: gin, rum, vodka and tequila.  Dixie Longate, everyone’s favorite Alabama redhead, is back with an all-new streaming show. If you’ve been to thesmash off-Broadway hit Dixie’s Tupperware Party or spent time with her in Dixie’s: Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 other things I learned while I was drinking last Thursday) then you know Dixie’s sweet charm and infectious southern drawl always keep you in stitches. This time around, she’s going digital to bring you some new stories while she’s mixing up some cocktails and challenging you to find the Happy Hours that are right in front of you but you may be overlooking.

Mar. 4: 5:30 pm (ACC & Palace benefit) Purchase ticket
Mar. 7: 4:30 pm (ACC & Palace benefit) Purchase ticket
Dixie’s Happy Hour is a virtual event. Purchase your $38 ticket through the link next to the date and time of your choice and the streaming link will be sent to your email address prior to your showtime and happy hour! Thank you for supporting us.


Cultural Capacity Building Webinar Links

The CT Office of the Arts and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 1, presented a series of Cultural Capacity Building Webinars for the arts sector in December.   Topics ranged from cooperatives and collaborations to financial strategies and fully secured borrowing as well as resources from the Small Business Administration and Tech Soup.  Below is a full list of links,* resources and contacts from those webinars.

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ACC Members Online and In person Events

Events of our members


Every Thursday The Arts & Culture Collaborative sends out an email with all of the cool events our members have scheduled for the next 7 days. It covers Thursday until the following Thursday morning. 
If you aren’t getting notified, please sign up! Our members are offering up some really innovative ways to entertain you during this time of social distancing. Some are virtual, some are in-person and even others are both!
If you are wondering what a particular member is doing (click here for a list of our members/pARTners in the ARTS) or if you have a suggestion, drop us a line!

If you aren’t getting the email, there are 3 ways to sign up! 
1. email us!
2. Fill out the pop-up form while you are here!
3. Visit us on Facebook . This link takes you to the sign-up form>>>Newsletter sign-up form

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Our Mission

The Arts & Culture Collaborative was created to strengthen and support the arts in the Waterbury region as a central component of furthering economic and cultural development and to enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Find out more about the ACC. Join us as a member. Help us to spread the word about the high quality of artistic life in our region by participating in the programs of the ACC. This collaboration works through open dialog, so contact us for more information or to receive our regular events publications.

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Waterbury CT 06721

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