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KNOX Greenhouse Party: Can We Call It Lit This Time?

It's Hartford's hottest party every winter, although it already felt like spring outside. 75 Degrees, An Urban Greenhouse Party brought nearly 300 people to the KNOX greenhouse for Tron-themed, blacklit festivities on Friday, Feb. 24.  “In Tron, there's a whole world of wonder and there's such...

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  • Febtoberfest At The Mattatuck

    Febtoberfest At The Mattatuck

    The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury hosted its 4th annual Febtoberfest Thursday evening, Feb. 23, featuring beers from more than 20 breweries and appetizers from local restaurants.  

  • Red Party @ Shrine

    Red Party @ Shrine

    Shrine at Foxwoods Resort and Casino hosted its annual Red Party on Valentine's Day, with music provided by Kiril Was Here and DJ Costa.

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  • CT Arts Day 'Moving Foward' For 2nd Year; Big Red For Arts In 12th Year

    CT Arts Day 'Moving Foward' For 2nd Year; Big Red For Arts In 12th Year

    Connecticut Arts Day, a day set aside to bring together artists, potential investors and policy makers to drive home the importance of the arts in the economy, made its debut last year, with the theme of "Moving the Arts from Nice to Necessary." The second annual event, to be held March 2 in Hartford,...

      • 'Cloud 9': Cross-Gender Casting Keeps This Tale of Sexual Politics Fresh

        'Cloud 9': Cross-Gender Casting Keeps This Tale of Sexual Politics Fresh

        Editor's note: Actress Mia Dillon is replacing Kate Forbes in the role of  Edward. Forbes took a bad fall while exiting the stage during a rehearsal and underwent surgery. This story was written before that injury. Hartford Stage is on "Cloud 9." It's a rarefied, heady, feeling that comes from...

          • American School For The Deaf Marks 200 Years With Cuatro Puntos Concerts

            American School For The Deaf Marks 200 Years With Cuatro Puntos Concerts

            Great music has been written by deaf people, including Ludwig van Beethoven. Great music is also being written for deaf people. Cuatro Puntos, an innovative Hartford-based classical music ensemble, is helping West Hartford's American School for the Deaf celebrate its 200th anniversary with a series...

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              • Yale Hosts Two-Day Series Of European Films

                Yale Hosts Two-Day Series Of European Films

                Yale University hosts its 13th annual European Cinema Conference, with screenings of feature-length and short films and panel discussions on topics relevant to the movies March 3 and 4. This year's theme is "Europe 1951: Cinema in the Cold War Era." All of the films to be shown were released in...

              • 'Sweet Bean' At Wadsworth Atheneum

                'Sweet Bean' At Wadsworth Atheneum

                Wadsworth Atheneum's spring emphasis on Japanese movies continues with a sweet story about yummy food and human connection. "Sweet Bean" tells the story of a lonely old woman who wants a job, so she goes to a food stand to offer her services. The food-stand owner, who has problems of his own, tastes...

                • Banff Mountain Film Festival At Four CT Venues

                  Banff Mountain Film Festival At Four CT Venues

                  The 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, the yearly winter traveling show of short films about people who live and play in the mountains, is coming to four venues in Connecticut over the next few weeks. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and last about three hours. The lineup of films varies depending...

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                  • No One's A Loser At CT's New Naskart Racing And Trampoline Park

                    No One's A Loser At CT's New Naskart Racing And Trampoline Park

                    Ride with us as we test out the new Naskart Indoor Kart Racing & Trampoline Park in Montville, the largest go-kart track of its kind in the world -- an 110,000 square-foot family-funderland that opened Jan. 1 and is only 14 miles from Mohegan Sun.

                  • 'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

                    'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

                    Don't worry, you're not late to the ball. The national tour of "Cinderella" has already parked its pumpkin coach in Connecticut twice — just over a year ago at The Bushnell in Hartford and (after scaling down to a non-Equity production) in April at New Haven's Shubert. But those glass slippers...

                    • Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

                      Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

                      Calling all stage moms and dads: Sea Tea's Comedy Theater's touring company presents an all-ages, interactive, improv show on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-schoolers through tweens, (and adults), are encouraged to call out suggestions and participate in improv games with performers. Kids...

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                        • Bob Ramen Expands Into Bistro Setting With A Bigger Menu In Plainville

                          Bob Ramen Expands Into Bistro Setting With A Bigger Menu In Plainville

                          'Welcome to our crazy, fun, happy, loud, rock & roll ramen home," reads the painted sandwich-board sign outside the Bob Ramen in Plainville, signifying big changes to the space at 50 W. Main St. For four years, Patrick Miceli's 50 West welcomed loyal neighborhood crowds for upscale dishes with...

                        • Asian Spirits Complement Bob Ramen Menu

                          Asian Spirits Complement Bob Ramen Menu

                          When Patrick Miceli and Chris Parrott announced plans to expand their Bob Ramen brand to Plainville, the partners — who first teamed up to open the Little River Restoratives cocktail bar in Hartford — promised a "very fun" beverage program with sake. Plainville's location benefits from a full bar...

                        • Little Golden Books Editor At R.J. Julia; Poets for Daughters and Sisters

                          Little Golden Books Editor At R.J. Julia; Poets for Daughters and Sisters

                          Readers of a certain age may have fond memories of the Little Golden Books for children. Launched during World War II, they became popular with kids worldwide. Titles included "The Poky Little Puppy," "Nurse Nancy," "Five Pennies to Spend" and "The Little Red Hen," the series is marking its 75th...

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                        • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

                          A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

                          NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

                        • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

                          New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

                          Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

                        • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                          Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                          Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

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