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A Doable Holiday Dessert From Max Downtown: Apple Crostata

If dessert is your favorite part of the holiday meal, you’re in luck. Five Connecticut restaurants and bakeries have shared recipes with us for festive confections, perfect for your holiday table this season. These creations may look fancy and elaborate, but the bakers and pastry chefs assure us...

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  • 'Baraka' At Cinestudio, An Annual Christmas Tradition

    'Baraka' At Cinestudio, An Annual Christmas Tradition

    Cinestudio in Hartford presents its annual screening of what has become a local, alternative celebration of the holiday season. Ron Fricke's 1992 documentary "Baraka” studies human life and the varieties of religious experience by chronicling people all over the world: Indonesia, Nepal, Egypt,...

    • 'MeshugaNutcracker!' At Cinemark

      'MeshugaNutcracker!' At Cinemark

      Hanukkah and Christmas are linked forever for both being festival holidays happening in December. So it’s only natural that Jewish artists would someday co-opt a classic Christmas celebration to tell their own story. “The MeshugaNutcracker! A Chanukah Musical” adapts Tchaikovsky’s traditional “Nutcracker”...

      • Seven-Week Classic Films Series At Farmington Library

        Seven-Week Classic Films Series At Farmington Library

        Farmington Library, at 6 Monteith Drive, is staring a new series of classic films to run from early December to late January. The lineup includes many little-known gems featuring legendary stars. Showtime is 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free. farmingtonlibraries.org. Here’s the rest of the...

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        • Ozuna Performing At Foxwoods

          Ozuna Performing At Foxwoods

          Puerto Rican rapper and reggaeton artist Ozuna has brought the twitching beats of trap to Caribbean pop. With an enormous online following, Ozuna, 25, was famous in the world of reggaeton for years before his debut full-length came out in August. He’d had a bit of a head start, writing songs from...

        • The Shondes To Perform At Cafe Nine

          The Shondes To Perform At Cafe Nine

          The Shondes are outspoken about their radical politics with regard to Israel and relations with Palestinians. They’re progressive feminists committed to justice. Some of the core members met while protesting the Republican National Convention in 2004. The Brooklyn band uses some elements of klezmer...

        • Rockapella Coming To Infinity Hall Hartford

          Rockapella Coming To Infinity Hall Hartford

          Rockapella is a long-running vocal group that mixes, as you might imagine, a little sweet-voice a cappella styling with boy-band emotion and big gestures, plus some pop and light comedy. The group’s thing is almost tailor-made for feel-good holiday shows. The group took shape in the ‘80s when some...

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        • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

          Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

          Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

        • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

          The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

          With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

        • 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...

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