Get $10 off your ticket to July 21 Barrel Night with Promo Code CTNOW - A night of fine whiskeys & local spirits in Branford

CT Now

BREAKING NEWS
CTNOW

A Caribbean Flair Hits This Year's Greater Hartford Festival Of Jazz

The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz carries the spirit of the Caribbean islands to Bushnell Park July 20 to 22 — though the Capitol building will replace glistening, sandy shores as its backdrop. Local legends and internationally renowned musicians alike will play a fusion of Latin jazz on Friday,...

#GetNoticed

view more
  • The Great American Boom

    The Great American Boom

    New Britain hosted its annual Great American Boom fireworks display on July 4 at Stanley Quarter Park.

  • Wili Boom Box Parade

    Wili Boom Box Parade

    The 33rd Annual July 4th Wili Boom Box Parade on the streets of Willimantic combines the elements of a classic Independence Day parade with boom boxes and personal radios to replace marching bands.

Food & Drink

view more

Music

view more

Must Watch

view more

Arts

view more

Museums

view more
  • The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained

    The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained

    It isn’t just the inside of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art that is bursting with artworks. The front lawn’s collection of outdoor artworks is growing. On June 21, the first day of summer, a new sculpture — the 25-foot-tall “Monolith (Optic)” — was added. During the week of July 4, a second...

      • Vernon Exhibit Honors Hometown Boy 'Gene Pitney: The Rockville Rocket'

        Vernon Exhibit Honors Hometown Boy 'Gene Pitney: The Rockville Rocket'

        An exhibit in Vernon, “Gene Pitney: The Rockville Rocket,” is a historical overview of the career of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as well as a love letter to Pitney’s devoted hometown. Pitney, born in Hartford and raised in Rockville, formed a band, The Genials, while still at Rockville High,...

          • An Eye For 'The Built Environment' Fuels Exhibit At Real Art Ways

            An Eye For 'The Built Environment' Fuels Exhibit At Real Art Ways

            In his day job, Noah Loesberg is a woodworker, constructing cabinetry for homes and art institutions, and has become acquainted with what he calls “the methods of the built environment.” “An architect might draw a cube but the builder has to decide how to build that cube using standard materials...

              Movies

              view more
              • Tickets On Sale For Met Live Opera Season That Includes Darko Tresnjak Debut

                Tickets On Sale For Met Live Opera Season That Includes Darko Tresnjak Debut

                Tickets are on sale now for the 2018-19 season of Met Live in HD, the ongoing series of live and recorded performances by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, shown in cinemas nationwide. Among the offerings is the Met directing debut of Hartford Stage artistic director Darko Tresnjak: Saint-Saëns’ “Samson...

                  • Free Family Films In Hartford, New Haven Parks All Summer

                    Free Family Films In Hartford, New Haven Parks All Summer

                    Summertime is here, and that means free outdoor movies in the parks in the cities. Both Hartford and New Haven begin their family-movie seasons on June 8. Hartford All movies are shown at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets. Friday, June 8: “Casablanca,” the 1942 wartime romance with...

                      • Free And Cheap Movies For The Kids All Summer

                        Cheap And Free Movies For The Kids All Summer

                        Movie theaters around the Hartford area are beginning their summer-morning kids-movie series of G- and PG-rated movies for a reduced price or even free.

                          Family Fun

                          view more

                          Things To Do

                          view more
                          • Thrown Stone Theatre Offers Welcome, Well-Staged New Works

                            If you want to find new works and new ideas in the summer theater season, you sometimes need to travel a fair distance. On two consecutive Thursdays this month, that quest has taken me to the outlandishly quaint town of Ridgefield, where Thrown Stone Theatre Company has holed up in a large room...

                          • Movies, Big And Small, Playing In Hartford Area

                            Movies, Big And Small, Playing In Hartford Area

                            OPENING FRIDAY The Equalizer 2: Denzel Washington film version of TV show about a justice seeker. Wide release. PG-13. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Sequel to ABBA musical starring Meryl Streep. Wide release. PG-13. Unfriended: Dark Web: Sequel to “Unfriended,” in which a laptop spies on its owner....

                          • Cirque To Go Performing Roller Disco Circus At Ron-A-Roll

                            Cirque To Go Performing Roller Disco Circus At Ron-A-Roll

                            Every weekend, Ron-A-Roll roller rink in Vernon is packed with skating families. On Friday, July 27, circus performers join the fun. Cirque to Go is a newly formed collective of former circus performers living in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. At different times throughout the night,...

                          Travel

                          view more
                          • 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...

                          • Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps

                            Walking In Memphis, Visitors Retrace MLK's Steps

                            Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food.

                          77°