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Cava's 85,000-Light Holiday Spectacular

When the lights are flashing on the big tree in front of Cava Restaurant in Southington, you know it’s officially the holiday season. Cava decorates for Christmas every year. The display had simple beginnings, but became the light spectacular that locals love about six years ago. “Last year we...

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  • The Biggest Bar Night of the Year @ Pigs Eye Pub

    The Biggest Bar Night of the Year @ Pigs Eye Pub

    The night before Thanksgiving is the biggest bar night of the year, and Pig's Eye Pub in Hartford was packed. 

  • Beyond Words Gala 2017

    Beyond Words Gala 2017

    The Hartford Public Library held its annual Beyond Words Gala Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, at the Marriott in downtown Hartford. The evening featured guest speaker and author Victor LaValle and the 2017 Caroline M. Hewins award presentation to the late Sharon O'Meara, former Director of Community...

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  • The Shondes To Perform At Cafe Nine

    The Shondes To Perform At Cafe Nine

    The Shondes are outspoken about their radical politics with regard to Israel and relations with Palestinians. They’re progressive feminists committed to justice. Some of the core members met while protesting the Republican National Convention in 2004. The Brooklyn band uses some elements of klezmer...

  • Rockapella Coming To Infinity Hall Hartford

    Rockapella Coming To Infinity Hall Hartford

    Rockapella is a long-running vocal group that mixes, as you might imagine, a little sweet-voice a cappella styling with boy-band emotion and big gestures, plus some pop and light comedy. The group’s thing is almost tailor-made for feel-good holiday shows. The group took shape in the ‘80s when some...

  • A Deep, Resonant 'Color Purple' At The Bushnell

    A Deep, Resonant 'Color Purple' At The Bushnell

    The Bushnell wears “Purple” well. The 2005 musical version of “The Color Purple” did an exceptional job of distilling a beloved book into a smooth, lively, emotional drama. The show’s recent Broadway revival, now on tour and in Hartford through Dec. 10, makes it even smoother. Very little of Alice...

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  • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

    Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

    Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

  • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

    The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

    With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

  • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

    When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

    For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...