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Stamford’s Alive@Five Summer Concert Series Big Draw For Millennials

Hundreds of 20-somethings crowded the Metro-North trains last Thursday afternoon, some carrying six-packs, paper bags or plastic cups in hand. This scene has become a weekly ritual this summer as they head to the outdoor concert series in Stamford known as Alive@Five. Each Thursday night starting...

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  • Toby Keith Tailgate

    Toby Keith Tailgate

    Fans celebrated the Toby Keith concert at Xfinity in Hartford Saturday with a tailgate before the concert.

  • WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association) of Hartford hosted a Graffiti Party at the Russian Lady in Hartford Saturday night, July 16. Party-goers dressed in white T-shirts and used Sharpies to draw on and tag each others clothing. 

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  • Eclectic Mix Of Works At Real Art Ways

    Eclectic Mix Of Works At Real Art Ways

    Rita Valley is many things: a wage slave, a bottom feeder, a loser. She admits this. "I don't make my living off my art. People ask me if I sell everything in my show. I say no, that's not why I do it," Valley says. "I see that look on their face, 'What a loser.' So I say fine, I'm a beautiful...

    • Fun, Imaginative Illustrations Exhibit At NBMAA

      Fun, Imaginative Illustrations Exhibit At NBMAA

      A new illustration exhibit at New Britain Museum of American Art is an eclectic and well-selected collection of illustrations from a wide variety of magazines and books from throughout the 20th century. As enjoyable as it is to look at the artworks, the real fun is matching up the artwork with...

    • Lion Researcher Shares Photos Of Cecil The Lion's Life

      Lion Researcher Shares Photos Of Cecil The Lion's Life

      Cecil the lion became a worldwide celebrity a year ago this month, for a horrible reason. The lion, who lived in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, was killed by a Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter. The international animal-rights community was outraged. New legislation has been proposed and...

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    • 'Measure Of A Man,' 'The Lady Vanishes' At Wadsworth Atheneum

      'Measure Of A Man,' 'The Lady Vanishes' At Wadsworth Atheneum

      Americans have been talking for eight years about how the economic downfall has changed their lives. Now it's time for a perspective from France in the movie "The Measure of a Man." The 2015 drama tells the story of an unemployed man whose self-esteem takes a beating as he tries in vain to secure...

      • True Colors Hosts Film Series For LGBT Youths

        True Colors Hosts Film Series For LGBT Youths

        True Colors, the Hartford organization that creates a safe recreational space for LGBT youth, hosts a free film series every Sunday afternoon in July and August. Showtime is 2 p.m. each Sunday at the True Colors space at 30 Arbor St., Suite 201A in Hartford. Refreshments are provided. Melissa Cordner,...

        • Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven

          Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven

          This week, New Haven Free Public Library will show films two very diverse men who have had an impact on the 20th century. The library also will begin a series of movies focusing on the Middle East. The "Fidel Castro and Mel Brooks: Rebels in Comedy and Communism" event commemorates the year both...

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          • There Will Be Dancing: Wadsworth Hosts Free Fiestas Patrias Celebration

            There Will Be Dancing: Wadsworth Hosts Free Fiestas Patrias Celebration

            The Wadsworth Atheneum's marks Peruvian Independence Day with a Fiestas Patrias celebration Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Festive live music including guitarists Carlos Revolledo and Oscar Silva, traditional Peruvian dancers, complimentary Peruvian snacks, and a cash bar, will available...

            • Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

              Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

              Lyman Orchards' quintessential summer — its popular sunflower maze — opens Saturday, July 30. To celebrate the orchard's 275th anniversary, it is honoring the man responsible for building the Airline Railroad in the 1860s: David Lyman II. There are 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers in this year's...

              • Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

                Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

                The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., in Hartford dishes out creamy treats and toppings at 5 p.m. today on the museum's Nook Farm Nook patio. The UConn ice cream, with your favorite toppings, is provided by Bear's BBQ Smokehouse, music by Horizon Blue, the Whale from 102.9 will...

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                • 'A Day's Work' Doc About Temp-Worker Hazards At Mattatuck

                  'A Day's Work' Doc About Temp-Worker Hazards At Mattatuck

                  As part of Sikorsky Aircraft Teamster's Labor History Day, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury on July 29 will host the Connecticut premiere of a documentary about the hazards of working as a temporary employee in blue-collar jobs. "A Day's Work" tells the story of 21-year-old Lawrence DaQuan "Day"...

                • Westport's 'Invisible Hand' A Suspenseful Thriller About Terrorism, Finance

                  Westport's 'Invisible Hand' A Suspenseful Thriller About Terrorism, Finance

                  Ayad Akhtar's plays are about Muslim/American relations, including the extremes of Islamophobia and political terrorism. But the New York-born, Wisconsin-raised Pakistani-American playwright's work also concerns capitalist culture, social status and pride in one's work. Akhtar's "Disgraced," which...

                • Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center Features West Hartford Restaurants

                  Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center Features West Hartford Restaurants

                  The inaugural Taste of Blue Back Square and The Center event on July 27 at 5 p.m. features tastings of appetizers, wine and beer from local West Hartford restaurants. Participants include Bar Louie, World of Beer, Rizzuto's Restaurant, Besito Mexican, Fleming's. The Cheesecake Factory, Vinted Wine...

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                • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

                  The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

                  Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

                • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

                  Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

                  West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

                • Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

                  Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

                  LENOX, Mass. — The hills really are alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra had kicked off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — one of New England's most chilled-out rites of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled...

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