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Hike To The Mic: Making Music And Memories At The Top Of Talcott Mountain

For the KC Sisters, the third annual Hike to the Mic — two days of more than two dozen local bands playing at the top of Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury — is as much about memories as it is music. “We’ve hiked up there so many times over the years and it’s just a wonderful place,” KC Sister...

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  • 50 Cent at Shrine Nightclub

    50 Cent at Shrine Nightclub

    Grammy award-winning artist and hip hop legend 50 Cent made an appearance at Foxwoods Resort Casino's Shrine Nightclub on Aug. 2. 

  • Dream Ride Experience 2018

    Dream Ride Experience 2018

    The annual Dream Ride Experience brings together car and motorcycle enthusiasts, hosts adoptable pets, and raises more than a million dollars for Special Olympics through the Hometown Foundation of Bozzuto's Inc. 

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  • Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

    Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

    Colorful murals are popping up all over Hartford: a huge image of a toothy-smiled little kid on a community center, a painted collage of city leaders on the side of a school, two mysterious women facing each other on the doors of a homeless shelter, an indigenous musician on a building facade in...

      • Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights

        Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights

        The state’s most LGBT-friendly art space is City Lights in Bridgeport. For eight years, the gallery has dedicated the summer to the exhibit “SAMESEX.” In previous years, artworks have reflected outrage – denial of rights, refusal of services such as the wedding-cake controversy – and sorrow, as...

          • NBMAA Takes A Charming Look At Art Inspired By Farmington's Landscape

            NBMAA Takes A Charming Look At Art Inspired By Farmington's Landscape

            Until it split off in the mid-19th century, the city of New Britain was part of the town of Farmington. This summer and fall, New Britain Museum of American Art pays homage to its city’s “mother.” An exhibit titled “Art in Farmington Village” showcases 18th- to 20th-century artists who congregated...

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              • Animated 'The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl' At Area Theaters

                Animated 'The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl' At Area Theaters

                For two nights only, three theaters in the state will show an anime comedy about a young girl’s adventures with big-city nightlife. “The Night is Short, Walk on Girl” tells the story of a character known only as “the girl with black hair” who goes out with friends for a wild night in Kyoto. As...

              • The Works Of Literary Icons Used To Create Sculptural Figures At Mattatuck

                The Works Of Literary Icons Used To Create Sculptural Figures At Mattatuck

                A gallery at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury is full of ghosts of literary icons both real and fictional: Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Colonial-era preacher Jonathan Edwards, Nathaniel Hawthorne and his most famous creation, Hester Prynne. Lesley Dill’s tall, elongated sculptural figures, which...

              • Experimental Sunburned Hand Of The Man Playing State House

                Experimental Sunburned Hand Of The Man Playing State House

                Sunburned Hand of the Man is one of those band names that might not roll of the tongue, but it sticks with you all the same. SHM is a Western-Mass-based collective that plays mostly instrumental music, sometimes acoustic, but it’s a variety of playing that has as much in common with free jazz,...

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              • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

              • Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                An inordinate amount of confetti lined the streets of Philadelphia this winter after two championship parades celebrated the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win and the Villanova Wildcats’ victory as champions of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. The title-starved masses were sated. The nation’s...

              • 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...

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