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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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  • Light Exhibit 'Lumia'At Yale

    Light Exhibit 'Lumia'At Yale

    Thomas Wilfred moved to New York City from his native Denmark in 1916 with a dream he'd had since his childhood. He wanted to create artworks in a medium as old as time but never used to create art: light. His experiments over the next five decades with undulating, glowing, constantly shifting...

  • Souvenir Photos Of Bygone 'Paper Moon' Days At Lyman Allyn

    Souvenir Photos Of Bygone 'Paper Moon' Days At Lyman Allyn

    Nobody seems to know who came up with the idea of "paper moons," those kitschy photo booths at carnivals and vacation destinations in which people sit inside the curve of a crescent moon and smile for the camera. The tourist-trappy phenomenon originated in about the 1870s and was popular, on and...

  • Impressionism Exhibits Focus On Lush Landscapes Of France

    Impressionism Exhibits Focus On Lush Landscapes Of France

    Connecticut is the home of American Impressionism. At the turn of the 20th century, colonies sprouted up in Old Lyme, Cos Cob, Farmington, Kent and other places. Many of the artists who gathered at these colonies got their training in France, the birthplace of Impressionism, and then brought their...

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  • 'The High School That Rocked!' Doc About Westport's Staples High

    'The High School That Rocked!' Doc About Westport's Staples High

    From 1966 to 1968, Staples High in Westport pulled off what would seem to be impossible: Students lured the Doors, Cream, Sly & the Family Stone, the Rascals, the Animals, the Yardbirds and other top-name performers to perform live shows on campus. A short documentary about that extraordinary concert...

  • 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...

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    • 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...

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

      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...

    • AIDS Connecticut Hosts Oscar Red-Carpet Party

      AIDS Connecticut Hosts Oscar Red-Carpet Party

      The buzz may have been about the Oscars, but the star of the show Sunday evening was AIDS Connecticut. ACT hosted its annual Red Carpet Experience at Spotlight Theatres in Hartford, a viewing party celebrating the Academy Awards, while raising money for an organization that helps improve the lives...

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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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