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Beer's Here For Fall: Brew Fests And Oktoberfests In Connecticut

It's shaping up to be a good fall for beer lovers, with no shortage of festivals in Connecticut this season. Find local beer celebrations, tastings and Oktoberfest parties near you: The annual Tapping into Twain beer festival on Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hartford's Mark Twain House features...

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  • Envisionfest 2016

    Envisionfest 2016

    Envisionfest Hartford was created to showcase Hartford’s extraordinary cultural wealth and highlight the tenets of the iQuilt Plan: walking, culture and innovation. This day-long festival of art, theater, music, walking, biking, tours and more, which was Saturday, Sept. 17, brings more than 15,000...

  • 20th Annual HBJ 40 Under Forty Awards

    20th Annual HBJ 40 Under Forty Awards

    The Hartford Business Journal recognized 40 local entrepreneurs Wednesday evening, Sept. 14, during its 40 Under Forty awards ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center. The awards recognize young professionals in the Greater Hartford area who are excelling in their industries through their...

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  • Goodspeed's 'Chasing Rainbows' Follows Judy Garland's Road To Oz

    Goodspeed's 'Chasing Rainbows' Follows Judy Garland's Road To Oz

    "Everybody knows what happens to Judy Garland after 'The Wizard of Oz.' But nobody knows what happened before," says Tina Marie Casamento Libby. That kind of questioning spirit is right up there with: "If happy little bluebirds fly across the rainbow, why oh why can't I?" Wanting to share the story...

      • Stars, Hits Among CT's Lively Fall Theater Season

        Stars, Hits Among CT's Lively Fall Theater Season

        Autumn may be a time of darkness and dead leaves, but the theater season brings newness: world premieres, bright comedy and social issues torn from today's headlines. Hartford Stage's first show of the season, "Queens for a Year," is already running — a heavy drama, interlaced with humor and physical...

          • Poems From 'Toward The Hanging Tree' By Ginny Lowe Connors

            Poems From 'Toward The Hanging Tree' By Ginny Lowe Connors

            Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of four poetry collections, editor of several anthologies, winner of the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, and initiator of Poetry in the Parks. Named Poet of the Year by the New England Association of Teachers of English, she founded the CT Coalition of Poets Laureate...

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          • The Third Annual FTMA Film Festival At Sacred Heart University

            The Third Annual FTMA Film Festival At Sacred Heart University

            Sacred Heart University in Fairfield will host its third annual FTMA Film Festival, named for its Film and Television Masters of Arts program, from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 22 to 25. This year's honorees are writer-director Rebecca Miller, who will show her latest film, "Maggie's Plan," and actor...

            • Real Art Ways Hosts "Art House Theater Day"

              Real Art Ways Hosts "Art House Theater Day"

              Real Art Ways, at 56 Arbor St. in Hartford, is holding an "Art House Theater Day" on Saturday, Sept. 24, with two screenings, one for the whole family, the other for adults only. Two animated shorts, "The Christmas Log" and "Back to School," will be shown at 1 p.m. A screening of "Phantasm" will...

                • Refugee Documentary 'Salam, Neighbor' In Fairfield

                  Refugee Documentary 'Salam, Neighbor' In Fairfield

                  A documentary filmed in a Syrian refugee camp and co-directed by Fairfield County native Chris Temple will be shown on Monday, Sept. 26, at Fairfield University. "Salam Neighbor" has Temple and his co-director, Zach Ingrasci, living among 80,000 refugees in the Za'atari camp in Jordan, getting...

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                    • Relive The 16th Century At CT Renaissance Faire

                      Relive The 16th Century At CT Renaissance Faire

                      Jousting, armored combat, magic, comedy, feasting and music fill the streets and stages of a 16th century village every weekend in October for the 18th annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire on the North Haven fairgrounds. Every weekend brings new themes, shows and music; a Medieval Marketplace;...

                        • Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

                          Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

                          Shucks, mateys! Fans of pirates and oysters should head to Mystic, where the Seaport plays host to the first-ever Mystic River Oyster Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, and pirates invade the town Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The oyster fest — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mystic Seaport museum...

                            • Flo-Gris’ Wee Faerie Village Re-Creates ‘A Flutter In Time’

                              Flo-Gris’ Wee Faerie Village Re-Creates ‘A Flutter In Time’

                              Wee Faerie Village, the charming annual tradition at the Florence Griswold Museum where local artists create tiny fairy houses all over the museum's scenic riverfront property, returns Oct. 1 to 30 at the art space at 96 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. This year's theme is "A Flutter in Time," and the 32...

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                              • ‘Little Shop’ at Playhouse on Park in Full Bloody Bloom

                                ‘Little Shop’ at Playhouse on Park in Full Bloody Bloom

                                Playhouse on Park is on key, in harmony. When it does musicals, the West Hartford theater knows how to hit just the right notes and reverberate the right tone. Last season, the playhouse brought a disaffected, lightly druggy vibe to "Passing Strange" and an eager earnestness to "A Chorus Line."...

                              • Apple Festival Runs Two Weekends In Southington

                                Apple Festival Runs Two Weekends In Southington

                                Southington celebrates all things apple at its annual Apple Harvest Festival, held each year on the town green, featuring two weekends of music, contests, crafts, children's activities, a parade, arts and crafts show and fireworks — along with the festival's famous apple fritters. This year's event...

                              • 'Relativity, 'Piano Lessons' Add To Casts

                                'Relativity, 'Piano Lessons' Add To Casts

                                TheaterWorks has announced which two women will offer equal and opposite reactions to Richard Dreyfuss' portrayal of Albert Einstein in the play "Relativity" at TheaterWorks Oct. 7 through Nov. 13. Christa Scott Reed ("The Great Divorce" Off Broadway and on tour) will play the young woman who interviews...

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                              • Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

                                Ireland On A Budget: Bradley's New Direct Route Lures Travelers To Dublin

                                If the new Aer Lingus non-stop service between Bradley International Airport and Dublin has you considering a trip to Ireland, you're not alone. Dennis Hobbs of D&D Travel Services LLC (ddtvl.com), a travel agency based in Bloomfield, says he expects to see increased interest in visits to the Emerald...

                              • A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

                                A Trip Planner For Travelers Who Like A Mystery

                                Hate making vacation arrangements? A new Pittsburgh-based travel company will plan your vacation, book your tickets, make your hotel reservations and set up a detailed itinerary for your time away, but there's just one catch. You won't know where you're going. Pack Up + Go creates weekend trips...

                              • Best Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In New England, New York

                                Best Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In New England, New York

                                The Northeast's fall foliage dazzles locals and draws millions of tourists, but many flock to the same tired vantage points. Those willing to venture off the beaten path will be rewarded with stunning and comparatively uncrowded autumn vistas — and some killer selfies. Here's a guide from staffers...

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