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Father's Day Dining Specials In Connecticut

Celebrate Dad with Father's Day at one of these brunches, dinner, cookouts or other special events. All listings are for June 17 unless otherwise specified. Blue Plate Kitchen, 333 N. Main St., West Hartford, offers specials starting with breakfast at 7 a.m., including a “kitchen sink” dish of...

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  • University of St. Joseph Gala 2018

    University of St. Joseph Gala 2018

    The University of St. Joseph hosted its 2018 Gala at the Connecticut Convention Center celebrating Women in STEM. Guest speakers inclused Denise D'Ascenzo from WSFB and UCONN Coach Jim Calhoun. The event honored Scientist Karyn Bonnell Cahill, Jet Propulsion Specialist Pamela E. Clark, and CEO...

  • Wine & Roses Gala

    Wine & Roses Gala

    The Elizabeth Park Conservancy hosted its annual Wine & Roses Gala Friday night, June 8, at the Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park. The event featured a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, live performances and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the gardens in Elizabeth Park.

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  • Karla Knight's 'Spaceship Drawings' At EBK In Hartford

    Karla Knight's 'Spaceship Drawings' At EBK In Hartford

    Karla Knight’s pencil-on-paper drawings, which she calls “spaceships,” look like schematic diagrams scattered with letters not from any human alphabet but from an alphabet beyond Earthly understanding. Knight, of Redding, wants them to stay beyond our understanding. “People ask me if there is a...

      • NBMAA Exhibit Highlights New Britain's Industrial History

        NBMAA Exhibit Highlights New Britain's Industrial History

        Paul Baylock grew up in New Britain and walked past the factories daily. “They were like cathedrals,” he said. “Workers would coat the windows with material that was reflective so the heat wouldn’t come in or to reduce the light. You could see the color blue or red come out. It had the quality...

          • Atheneum, NBMAA Part Of Public Art Initiative That Would Put 50 Billboards In 50 States

            Atheneum, NBMAA Part Of Public Art Initiative That Would Put 50 Billboards In 50 States

            The largest public-art project in the country’s history is launching with a Kickstarter campaign. The 50 State Initiative is a project of For Freedoms, a collaborative created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman. The initiative hopes to install artist-designed billboards in all 50...

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              • Science On Screen Looks At Breast Cancer With 'Decoding Annie Parker,' Talk

                Science On Screen Looks At Breast Cancer With 'Decoding Annie Parker,' Talk

                The Science on Screen film-and-lecture series at Real Art Ways continues this week with a film about cancer. “Decoding Annie Parker” is a fact-based drama starring Samantha Morton as a woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer. Helen Hunt portrays a genetic researcher studying possible links between...

              • Long Wharf Sexual Harassment Report Finds No Internal Wrongdoing

                Long Wharf Sexual Harassment Report Finds No Internal Wrongdoing

                An internal review by New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre of its sexual harassment policies has found no fault with management or the board of directors over alleged misconduct by its former artistic director but recommends that workplace conditions be improved to prevent such conduct in the future....

              • Comedy At The Casinos: From Katt Williams To The 'Bumping Mics' Tour

                Comedy At The Casinos: From Katt Williams To The 'Bumping Mics' Tour

                You can find four famous comedians spread out over three separate shows, in three different performance spaces at two Connecticut casino complexes, on the same hilarious Saturday night — June 23. Joel McHale hosted the clip show “The Soup,” from 2004 until 2015, recently impersonated his erstwhile...

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              • 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.

              • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

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