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National Margarita Day Specials In Connecticut

Tequila, lime, salt or sugar, on the rocks, frozen: However you like your margaritas, there's one waiting for you on National Margarita Day. All specials are available on Feb. 22 unless otherwise specified. Besito, 46 S. Main St., West Hartford, celebrates National Margarita Day with two-for-one...

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  • Camp Courant Fundraiser At Arch Street Tavern

    Camp Courant Fundraiser At Arch Street Tavern

    Hartford's Camp Courant hosted a fundraising cocktail hour at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford Wednesday evening, Feb. 15. The non-profit, which serves more than 1,000 each year, is hoping to install a new playground at its Farmington summer camp site. 

  • Wadsworth Mansion Valentine's Dance

    Wadsworth Mansion Valentine's Dance

    The Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown hosted a night of Valentine’s dinner and dancing Saturday night. Feb. 11.

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  • Banff Mountain Film Festival At Four CT Venues

    Banff Mountain Film Festival At Four CT Venues

    The 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, the yearly winter traveling show of short films about people who live and play in the mountains, is coming to four venues in Connecticut over the next few weeks. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and last about three hours. The lineup of films varies depending...

    • Real Art Ways Hosts Funny Films From The Past Series

      Real Art Ways Hosts Funny Films From The Past Series

      Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, will extend its "Film 101" series of film-and-lecture events with an offshoot, "Screen Comedy," which focuses on funny films from many eras of American cinema. Real Art Ways' cinema coordinator, Ian Ally-Seals, will speak before and after each screening....

      • 'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl,' Shot In Rockville, Showing At Yale

        'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl,' Shot In Rockville, Showing At Yale

        'Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl," a horror movie written and directed by A.D. Calvo of Wallingford and filmed in Rockville, will be shown on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. in New Haven. Calvo's film, which had its premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas — a festival for...

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        • 'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

          'Cinderella' Brings The Ball To The Palace

          Don't worry, you're not late to the ball. The national tour of "Cinderella" has already parked its pumpkin coach in Connecticut twice — just over a year ago at The Bushnell in Hartford and (after scaling down to a non-Equity production) in April at New Haven's Shubert. But those glass slippers...

          • Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

            Sea Tea Hosts All-Ages Improv Show

            Calling all stage moms and dads: Sea Tea's Comedy Theater's touring company presents an all-ages, interactive, improv show on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-schoolers through tweens, (and adults), are encouraged to call out suggestions and participate in improv games with performers. Kids...

              • Magic, Music And Mad Science At KidsPlay Fun Fair

                Magic, Music And Mad Science At KidsPlay Fun Fair

                Three live stage shows with magic, music and mad science make up the KidsPlay Family Fun Fair in Torrington Sunday, Feb. 19 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair takes place at both the Warner Theater and the KidsPlay Museum. The stage shows, in the Warner's Carole and Ray Neag Studio, start at noon with...

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                  • Japanese Thriller 'Creepy' At Wadsworth

                    Japanese Thriller 'Creepy' At Wadsworth

                    The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art continues this season's emphasis on Japanese film this week with a mystery. "Creepy," based on Yutaka Maekawa's novel, tells the story of a former detective who is asked to look into a 6-year-old cold case concerning a missing family. At the same time he takes...

                  • Yale Film Series Honors Humberto Solás

                    Yale Film Series Honors Humberto Solás

                    The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, a long-running series of films from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, will focus on Cuba in March, with a series focusing on Cuban auteur Humberto Solás. Each film will be followed by a Q&A with Carlos Barba Salva, who worked with Solás and...

                  • 'Book Of Mormon' Delivers With Sassy, Wild Energy At Bushnell

                    'Book Of Mormon' Delivers With Sassy, Wild Energy At Bushnell

                    Those teeth! Bright, gleaming porcelain grins that deserve to be listed in the program as a special lighting effect. Those dances! Herky-jerky struts with twisting hips and arms akimbo, all the more dazzling for being done in pressed black trousers and starched white shirts. Those books! Of Mormon!...

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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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