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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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  • Wadsworth Atheneum Begins Free Admission For Hartford Residents

    Wadsworth Atheneum Begins Free Admission For Hartford Residents

    HARTFORD — The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in a move to open its arms to the city and become a place for its diverse communities to interact, is instituting free admission to Hartford residents every day it's open, starting Wednesday, Aug. 24. Thomas J. Loughman, the museum's new director...

  • ‘Summer of 69: No Apostrophe’ One Of Three Noteworthy Comedy Offerings

    ‘Summer of 69: No Apostrophe’ One Of Three Noteworthy Comedy Offerings

    Actors, comedians and spouses Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally worked together on Offerman's TV series "Parks and Recreation," on Mullally's series "Will and Grace" (in 2001, two years before they married) and in live theater shows in L.A. and New York. Now they are on a comedy tour together. In...

      • R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day Trip

        R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day Trip

        Reservations are being taken now for Booklover's Dream Day, a chartered bus trip to New York City for a Hachette Book Group's Book Club Brunch on Oct. 22. R.J. Julia Booksellers of Madison is organizing the trip, which will include mingling with authors, a brunch, a discussion and a bag of free...

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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...

              • 'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

                'Men Go To Battle' At Real Art Ways

                On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, Real Art Ways will show an acclaimed drama that gives a different perspective on the Civil War. "Men Go To Battle" takes place in 1861, telling the story of two Kentucky brothers struggling to hold onto their meager farm. Circumstances develop that compels...

                • 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,...

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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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                        • Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

                          Wandering Moose Inspires 400-Mile Algonquin To Adirondack Trail

                          NEWCOMB, N.Y. — The 400-mile trek of a radio-collared moose named Alice is the inspiration for a proposed hiking trail from Ontario's forested Algonquin Park to the heart of New York's Adirondack Mountains. Planners of the A2A — Algonquin to Adirondack — Trail liken it to Spain's famous Camino...

                        • 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)...

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