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  • Yappy Hour Costume Contest

    Yappy Hour Costume Contest

    Check out the contestants from the Yappy Hour at the Shoppes at Farmington on Wednesday. You can vote for your favorite here through Oct. 17. 

  • NY Comic Con 2018

    NY Comic Con 2018

    Comic book fans from across the USA gathered at the annual New York Comic Con this weekend. Guests brought their favorite cosplay costumes while shopping at vendor booths for merchandise and art.

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  • These Artists Have One Word For You: VOTE

    These Artists Have One Word For You: VOTE

    Gallery owner Eric Ben-Kiki wants everyone to vote, so he enlisted artists to help get people into the civic spirit. For an exhibit in Ben-Kiki’s EBK [small works] gallery on Pearl Street, artists have turned the word “Vote” into art. Ben-Kiki isn’t taking sides, he’s just urging people to vote....

      • Comic Art At CCSU Gives Voice To Issues Of Women, From Beauty Standards To #metoo

        Comic Art At CCSU Gives Voice To Issues Of Women, From Beauty Standards To #metoo

        No topic is too difficult when presented as a comic artwork. Layet Johnson and Leela Corman, curators of the new comic-art exhibit at Central Connecticut State University, wanted artists to expose their fears, worries, neuroses and nightmares. “We’re talking about honesty and being OK with your...

        • An Artistic Argument For For Veganism At Charter Oak

          An Artistic Argument For For Veganism At Charter Oak

          Animal rights through veganism — and its connection to Judaism — is pondered in a new exhibit at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford: “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights.” One painting depicts the electrocution of an elephant. Other artworks show an emaciated trapped...

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            • Comedian Howie Mandel Doing His Stand-Up At Foxwoods

              Comedian Howie Mandel Doing His Stand-Up At Foxwoods

              Howie Mandel has been bringing his stand-up show to Connecticut since the late 1970s. During those decades he also became a ubiquitous presence on TV — first as a voice on the “Muppet Babies” cartoon, then as Dr. Wayne Fiscus in “St. Elsewhere,” through his quasi-autobiographical animated series...

            • 'The Roommate' A Problematic Relationship Comedy At Long Wharf

              'The Roommate' A Problematic Relationship Comedy At Long Wharf

              As you may expect from its title, Jen Silverman’s “The Roommate,” opening the 2018-19 season at the Long Wharf Theatre, is an odd-couple play. It has a lot in common with Neil Simon comedies about growing older, staying relevant in a changing world, surviving a broken relationship and coping with...

            • One Man's DACA Journey On Three Connecticut Stages

              One Man's DACA Journey On Three Connecticut Stages

              When he was 3 months old, Alex Alpharaoh was taken on a life-changing journey from Guatemala to the United States. Thirty-six years later, he’s travelling around the country to share his story of being a Dreamer. “I’ve been a writer my whole life, a poet since I was a child,” Alpharaoh says by...

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            • Supercharged Travel Destinations To Build Brainpower

              Supercharged Travel Destinations To Build Brainpower

              Kids and their parents know it’s cool to be smart. Here are five places that will supercharge your family’s brainpower. 1. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Encouraging curiosity and celebrating questions, this is the place to see a German submarine, understand how tornados and avalanches...

            • A Sailing Adventure Along The Coast Of Maine Aboard A Historic Schooner

              A Sailing Adventure Along The Coast Of Maine Aboard A Historic Schooner

              The unspoiled beauty of Maine, the freedom of sailing on open water and relaxation is what my wife Terri said for years would make for the perfect vacation. The enviable troika are finally checked off the bucket list as she experienced her favorite trip ever when we traveled throughout Maine’s...

            • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

              Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

              Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

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