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  • Bruce Springsteen At The XL Center

    Bruce Springsteen At The XL Center

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed a sold-out show at the XL Center Wednesday night, Feb. 10. The concert was part of The River tour, which marks the 35th anniversary of the eponymous album.

  • Stony Creek Snow Hole BBQ Bowl

    Stony Creek Snow Hole BBQ Bowl

    Stony Creek Brewing’s Snow Hole BBQ Bowl brought a taste of summer to the frozen shoreline on Saturday, Feb. 6. Beer fans could vote for their favorite food among barbecue joints Smokin’ With Chris, Hoodoo Brown’s, and Ricky D’s Rib Shack, while blues band Easybaby performed for the crowd.

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  • Lions And Tigers And Leopards, Oh My! At Bruce Museum

    Lions And Tigers And Leopards, Oh My! At Bruce Museum

    French artist Robert Dallet loved big cats. Until the end of his life in 2006, Dallet devoted his art to documenting their grace and majesty. A new exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich focuses on Dallet's work and draws attention to the wildcat-conservation initiative bearing his name. The...

      • 'Paper Movies' At Joseloff In West Hartford

        'Paper Movies' At Joseloff In West Hartford

        The exhibit on the walls for one more week at the Joseloff Gallery in West Hartford is called "Paper Movies." The items in the show, 111 books, depict their stories not in words, but in pictures, like movies-in-a-book. Some of those "movies" are straightforward — like a tale of a 1958 murder investigation...

          • Hunger, Past And Present, Topic Of Bridgeport, Hamden Exhibits

            Hunger, Past And Present, Topic Of Bridgeport, Hamden Exhibits

            Hunger is a dramatically compelling subject but it seems to make its way into the fine arts infrequently. Maybe the specter of abject misery is just too tragic, especially when one considers how avoidable famine usually is. To paraphrase one observer, crop failure may be an act of God, but mass...

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          • 'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

            'Alex And Eve' At Wadsworth Atheneum

            Relations between Christians and Muslims are newsworthy these days. A new film to be shown at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art addresses this issue in a way appropriate to Valentine's Day, in a comic-romantic way. "Alex and Eve" tells a story set in Sydney, Australia. Alex, a schoolteacher who...

              • Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

                Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass,' 1973 Concert Film, At Yale

                In 1973, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Maestro John Mauceri, traveled to Vienna, Austria, to perform the European premiere of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." That concert was recorded and the film was shown on public TV for many years afterward. Yale will host a screening of...

                  • Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

                    Vampire Double Feature At Bristol Historical Society

                    Some people celebrate Valentine's weekend with flowers, chocolates, a dinner at a romantic restaurant. Others go see vampire movies. An event on Feb. 12 and 13 at Bristol Historical Society is for the latter group. A double feature of classic Dracula films will be shown in three separate screenings....

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                      • Craft Sippin' Beer Festival At NBMAA

                        Craft Sippin' Beer Festival At NBMAA

                        New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain, hosts the third annual Craft Sippin' beer festival Friday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., with more than two dozen breweries and live music. Food will be available for purchase from The Whey Station, NoRA Cupcake Company and Agave Canteen....

                      • Court Jesters, AKA Harlem Globetrotters, At XL Center

                        Court Jesters, AKA Harlem Globetrotters, At XL Center

                        Meadowlark Lemon, the most famous Harlem Globetrotter, died at the end of last year, but the team continues to entertain with astounding basketball court gags played for comic effect. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. Magic Pre-Show tickets allow...

                      • Are You A Creator, Tinkerer, Dreamer? A Makerspace Is Your New Gathering Spot

                        Are You A Creator, Tinkerer, Dreamer? A Makerspace Is Your New Gathering Spot

                        If you love a good project and you are a "maker, creator, tinkerer and dreamer," a few new places, or makerspaces as they are called, are available for you to collaborate and innovate. MakeHaven, 266 State St., New Haven, is a member-driven nonprofit that brings creative people together to work...

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                      • A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

                        A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

                        I love Cape Cod. Hardly a summer goes by that I don't brave the traffic backed up at the bridges at least once to visit the beaches, eat fried clams and explore the shops lining Provincetown's Commercial Street. But one of my favorite visits was a weekend I spent at the Cape in January. Crowds...

                      • Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                        Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

                        Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

                      • Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                        Hartford History, Literary Community Featured On C-SPAN's 'Cities Tour'

                        Looking to do a little armchair traveling this winter? You might want to tune in to C-SPAN. As part of its "Cities Tour" series, the public affairs cable network, known for its televised coverage of Congress, travels to midsize cities throughout the country to explore each area's history and literary...

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