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New England Cider Company Opens Tasting Room

In recent years, beverage enthusiasts have spent weekends traversing the Connecticut Wine Trail, debating the merits of single and double IPAs at an increasing number of state breweries and tasting whiskey, gin and vodka right on the premises of local distilleries. Now a new format of locally produced...

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  • Toby Keith Tailgate

    Toby Keith Tailgate

    Fans celebrated the Toby Keith concert at Xfinity in Hartford Saturday with a tailgate before the concert.

  • WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association) of Hartford hosted a Graffiti Party at the Russian Lady in Hartford Saturday night, July 16. Party-goers dressed in white T-shirts and used Sharpies to draw on and tag each others clothing. 

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  • 'Measure Of A Man,' 'The Lady Vanishes' At Wadsworth Atheneum

    'Measure Of A Man,' 'The Lady Vanishes' At Wadsworth Atheneum

    Americans have been talking for eight years about how the economic downfall has changed their lives. Now it's time for a perspective from France in the movie "The Measure of a Man." The 2015 drama tells the story of an unemployed man whose self-esteem takes a beating as he tries in vain to secure...

    • True Colors Hosts Film Series For LGBT Youths

      True Colors Hosts Film Series For LGBT Youths

      True Colors, the Hartford organization that creates a safe recreational space for LGBT youth, hosts a free film series every Sunday afternoon in July and August. Showtime is 2 p.m. each Sunday at the True Colors space at 30 Arbor St., Suite 201A in Hartford. Refreshments are provided. Melissa Cordner,...

      • Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven

        Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven

        This week, New Haven Free Public Library will show films two very diverse men who have had an impact on the 20th century. The library also will begin a series of movies focusing on the Middle East. The "Fidel Castro and Mel Brooks: Rebels in Comedy and Communism" event commemorates the year both...

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        • TheaterWorks' 'Midsummer (A Play With Songs)' A Sublime, Snarky Love Story

          TheaterWorks' 'Midsummer (A Play With Songs)' A Sublime, Snarky Love Story

          Given that Gordon McIntyre's Scottish indie band Ballboy is known for songs such as "I Wonder If You're Drunk Enough to Sleep With Me Tonight" and "Let's Fall in Love and Run Away From Here," playwright David Greig didn't need to go far for inspiration when scripting "Midsummer (A Play With Songs)."...

        • 'A Day's Work' Doc About Temp-Worker Hazards At Mattatuck

          'A Day's Work' Doc About Temp-Worker Hazards At Mattatuck

          As part of Sikorsky Aircraft Teamster's Labor History Day, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury on July 29 will host the Connecticut premiere of a documentary about the hazards of working as a temporary employee in blue-collar jobs. "A Day's Work" tells the story of 21-year-old Lawrence DaQuan "Day"...

        • Westport's 'Invisible Hand' A Suspenseful Thriller About Terrorism, Finance

          Westport's 'Invisible Hand' A Suspenseful Thriller About Terrorism, Finance

          Ayad Akhtar's plays are about Muslim/American relations, including the extremes of Islamophobia and political terrorism. But the New York-born, Wisconsin-raised Pakistani-American playwright's work also concerns capitalist culture, social status and pride in one's work. Akhtar's "Disgraced," which...

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        • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

          The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

          Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

        • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

          Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

          West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

        • Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

          Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

          LENOX, Mass. — The hills really are alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra had kicked off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — one of New England's most chilled-out rites of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled...

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