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50 Things To Do To Get You Through A Connecticut Winter

Love it or hate it, Connecticut’s long winter can leave even the most hearty ready to break free from the trappings of frigid temperatures and piles of snow. Think there’s nothing to be done about it? Wrong. We’ve gathered 50 activities — indoors and out — to help you survive until spring arrives....

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  • The 'Fully Loaded' New Year's Eve Cabaret

    The 'Fully Loaded' New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Cafe Nine hosted its annual New Year's Eve burlesque show, featuring burlesque performers Dot Mitzvah, Vivienne LaFlamme and Vanil LaFrappe, as well as drag performers Mia E Z'Lay and Loosey LaDuca.  The evening was hosted by Robin Banks.

  • 2018 Plunge For Parks At Lighthouse Point Park

    2018 Plunge For Parks At Lighthouse Point Park

    Lighthouse Point Park started 2018 with a splash at the annual Plunge for Parks, which featured a breakfast reception with live music and a raffle in the carousel house followed by a plunge into a freezing cold ocean. Hot tubs were available for plungers afterward. 

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  • Documentary 'Deaf Jam' To Be Shown At NBMAA

    Documentary 'Deaf Jam' To Be Shown At NBMAA

    New Britain Museum of American Art continues its programming focus on the world of the hearing-challenged with a screening of “Deaf Jam.” The 2010 documentary tells the story of Aneta Brodski, an Israeli immigrant to New York City, who learns American Sign Language and begins participating in the...

    • Doc About British Artist David Hockney At Cinestudio And In Mystic

      Doc About British Artist David Hockney At Cinestudio And In Mystic

      Exhibition on Screen, the documentary series that travels the world to film landmark exhibitions of work by great artists in great museums, continues this week with “David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts.” The British artist known for his use of brilliant color in his portraiture and landscapes,...

      • Holocaust Drama 'Across The Waters' In Mystic

        Holocaust Drama 'Across The Waters' In Mystic

        Holocaust Remembrance Day is Saturday, Jan. 27, and to mark the occasion, Mystic Seaport hosts a film about the rescue of Jews during World War II. “Across the Waters” tells the story of the 1943 evacuation of Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark, across the sound into neutral Sweden. It happened in...

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        • CT Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With These Events

          CT Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With These Events

          All ages can celebrate and honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during events held at several Connecticut institutions around the state. All activities are on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, unless otherwise noted. Bristol: Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., honors King from...

            • Cue Up: Six Spots For A Casual Game Of Pool In Greater Hartford

              Cue Up: Six Spots For A Casual Game Of Pool In Greater Hartford

              A game of billiards is a fun way to spend a night with friends, but the competitive nature of pool halls and the people who attend them can be intimidating. For the more casual pool player, here are a few spots to eat, drink, and enjoy a game or two with friends in the Greater Hartford area.  Pig's...

            • From Easy To Hard, A Half-Dozen (Or So) Snowshoeing Paths In CT

              From Easy To Hard, A Half-Dozen (Or So) Snowshoeing Paths In CT

              ‘Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!’ is the mantra for winter enthusiasts who like to strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the great outdoors in the dead of winter — no matter the depth of the white stuff. Chris Collibee, new communications director for the state Department of Energy and...

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            • 1985 Chicago Bears Documentary Showing In Danbury, Ridgefield

              1985 Chicago Bears Documentary Showing In Danbury, Ridgefield

              What was the greatest team in the history of professional football? A documentary showing on Monday, Jan. 29, answers that question: the 1985 Chicago Bears. The team – led by Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry and coach Mike Ditka – went 15-1 and defeated the New England...

            • Ronnie Burrage Up Next At Library's Baby Grand Jazz Series

              Ronnie Burrage Up Next At Library's Baby Grand Jazz Series

              When he was 9 years old, drummer, composer, educator and band leader Ronnie Burrage met Duke Ellington. That shaped and inspired Burrage, who comes from a musical family. He’s recorded and performed with a wide range of jazz greats like Wayne Shorter, Archie Shepp and Gunther Schuller. As a drummer,...

            • Bad Bad Hats Performing At Ballroom At The Outer Space

              Bad Bad Hats Performing At Ballroom At The Outer Space

              Bad Bad Hats makes sweet, catchy and semi-languid indie pop. Listen to “Midway,” the first song of its 2015 record “Psychic Reader” — there are approximately three hooks, including the easy-to-repeat line “God, I could have kissed you.” The band members met while they were college students in St....

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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...

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