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  • Pixelmania At CT Science Center

    Pixelmania At CT Science Center

    Connecticut Science Center was the focus for Minecraft fans from across the region during the area's first Pixelmania, which celebrated the Minecraft video game through a series of fun games and building activities surrounding a two-day Minecraft tourney.

  • West Indian Independence Celebration

    West Indian Independence Celebration

    Thousands came out to Bushnell Park in Hartford Aug. 13 to listen to live music and take part in the West Indian Independence celebrations. 

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  • Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Best Of '48 Hour Film Project New Haven' To Be Shown At Criterion

    Judging for the "48 Hour Film Project New Haven,'' a short-filmmaking competition, is done and the best of those films will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. at Criterion Cinemas in New Haven. Teams of filmmakers wrote, shot, edited and turned in their four- to seven-minute-long movies in...

      • Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

        Katharine Hepburn's 'Holiday' Screening In Cedar Hill Cemetery

        Want to watch an outdoor movie in a cemetery? Cedar Hill Cemetery, 435 Fairfield Ave. in Hartford, hosts a movie night on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The film being shown is appropriate: a movie starring Katharine Hepburn, who is buried there. "Holiday" is a 1938 comedy co-starring Cary Grant,...

        • 'Mona Lisa Is Missing' At NBMAA

          'Mona Lisa Is Missing' At NBMAA

          How does a person steal a legendary work of art and end up being hailed as a hero? That's what happened to Vincenzo Peruggia, whose life story is told in "Mona Lisa Is Missing." Peruggia was a former employee at the Louvre in Paris in 1911 when he walked into the museum, took Leonardo Da Vinci's...

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          • Tax-Free Week Just In Time For Back To School Shopping

            Tax-Free Week Just In Time For Back To School Shopping

            Connecticut holds its annual tax-free week Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 21 to 27, and if you wait until then to do your back to school shopping, you'll see plenty of discounts designed to draw in customers. During this time, you won't pay the state's 6.35 percent sales tax on most adult and kids clothing...

          • Country Fairs In Connecticut

            Country Fairs In Connecticut

            Fried dough, ag exhibits, midways, pig races, live music and pie-eating contests are all part of a Connecticut tradition of closing out the summer and welcoming the fall. From Berlin to Woodstock, each town celebrates in its own way, and we've gathered some memories of fairs past and details of...

              • 3-Day Dream Ride Extravaganza Benefits Special Olympics

                3-Day Dream Ride Extravaganza Benefits Special Olympics

                Thousands of motorcyclists from the around the East Coast and Canada make their way to Farmington for a three-day Dream Ride extravaganza Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26 to 28. In 16th year, the ride raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics. It's grown to include a Dream Show, Dream Cruise...

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                • Sea Tea Improv Christens New Space With Comedy High Jinks

                  Sea Tea Improv Christens New Space With Comedy High Jinks

                  As if improv comedy troupes weren't already overstuffed with cockiness and confidence, Sea Tea Improv had reason to feel especially comfortable Saturday. This was the opening night of the troupe's new Comedy Theater at 15 Asylum St. Three shows happened Saturday, and two more on Sunday. The crowd...

                • Bull & Swine: Beyond BBQ, There's Mixology Prowess

                  Bull & Swine: Beyond BBQ, There's Mixology Prowess

                  "People aren't expecting a barbecue place to have a full-blown beverage program," says co-owner Albert Greenwood of his second restaurant, Bull & Swine in New Haven. The goal is to present an authentic, classic smokehouse paired with the mixology prowess that's the hallmark of its sibling: Oak...

                • 'Howard's End,' 'The Merchant Of Venice' At Cinestudio

                  'Howard's End,' 'The Merchant Of Venice' At Cinestudio

                  Cinestudio, at 300 Summit St. on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, shows a new 4K restoration of one of the most beloved movies made by the legendary team of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. "Howard's End" tells the story of the clash of three families: the upper-crust...

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                • Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

                  Once You’ve Toured Newport's Mansions, Head To The Beach

                  NEWPORT, R. I. — There are those of us who simply will not sit or lie on a beach all day. Not that sun, sand and surf are not wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. The question is, how much time are you going to bake in the oven, even with sunscreen? Me, I'm good for maybe two hours. Actually,...

                • Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

                  Rockland, Maine: Coastal Scenery, The Arts And Good Food

                  Every town in mid-coast Maine has its unique charms and attractions. Freeport is the place for shopping at outlet stores and the legendary L.L. Bean. For beautiful beaches, there's Reid State Park in Georgetown or Popham Beach in Phippsburg. For a view of the water from up high, hike (or drive)...

                • King Arthur Education Center In Vermont Offering 'Bakecations'

                  King Arthur Education Center In Vermont Offering 'Bakecations'

                  First, there were staycations, then daycations. Now there are "bakecations." At places like the King Arthur Education Center, in Norwich, Vt., thousands of visitors show up each year to get elbow-deep into dough. The hands-on culinary school, located at the company's flagship campus, features a...

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