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  • The Hill-Stead Museum Ballet Ball

    The Hill-Stead Museum Ballet Ball

    Farmington's Hill-Stead Museum hosted a Ballet Ball Saturday night that included live performances from Pas de Deux by the Albano Dancers followed by dancing and desserts.

  • City Steam Madness Brewfest

    City Steam Madness Brewfest

    City Steam Brewery hosted its annual Madness Brewfest on Thursday night, when beer enthusiasts from around Hartford came together to try out the latest in local microbrews while enjoying good food and listening to live music from the Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music. Local breweries at the event...

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  • Parkade Cinemas In Manchester Switching To First-Run Movies

    Parkade Cinemas In Manchester Switching To First-Run Movies

    Parkade Cinemas in Manchester, which has been the Hartford area's only second-run movie theater for about 10 years, is converting to first-run starting March 31, owner Ali Davis says. First-run theaters show films as soon as they open. Second-run theaters show films that have been in theaters for...

      • 'My Life As A Zucchini' At Real Art Ways

        'My Life As A Zucchini' At Real Art Ways

        Real Art Ways in Hartford is showing two family-friendly matinees of an Oscar-nominated animated French film on April 1 and 2 "My Life as a Zucchini" tells the story of a boy whose nickname is Courgette (Zucchini), whose mother disappears. At his new foster home, and with the help of a friendly...

        • French Film Festival In Greenwich

          French Film Festival In Greenwich

          Just before the French film festival starts at Cinestudio in Hartford, another French film fest will be held in Fairfield County. Focus on French Cinema, presented by Alliance Française of Greenwich, runs March 31 to April 2 at the Bow Tie Cinemas Greenwich. The highlight of the event is a screening...

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          • Musical 'Once' Returns To CT For Show At The Palace

            Musical 'Once' Returns To CT For Show At The Palace

            It sings "Leave, Leave" but happily it doesn't. "Once — The Musical" has been in Connecticut four times, and here comes a fifth. The show is based on the 2007 John Carney film that won a best song Oscar for "Falling Slowly." The stage version cleverly uses an Irish pub setting, and actors who also...

          • Sea Tea Improv Hosts 4th Hartford Improv Fest

            Sea Tea Improv Hosts 4th Hartford Improv Fest

            The host: "For this next routine, we'll need a location, a style of performance and, hmmm, the name of an established Hartford comedy ensemble." The crowd: "Spotlight Cinemas! Improv Comedy! Sea Tea Improv!" "Very good. How about a few dates?" "April 6! April 7! April 8! April 9!" "Fine. We'll...

          • Reggae Outfit John Brown's Body At Arch Street

            Reggae Outfit John Brown's Body At Arch Street

            American roots reggae outfit John Brown's Body has been a serious student and player of reggae for more than 20 years, drawing on a tradition and yet making its own version of it, connected to the present and to its own sense of place and culture. Playing Jamaican reggae as an American band requires...

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          • A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

            A Non-Skier Finds Quaint, Quirky Fun In Vermont

            NORWICH, VT — I hate winter. Thank you, but I'll pass on the slopes, rinks and trails. The lure of cocoa at a lodge can't compare to a pina colada on a Caribbean beach in February. So the thought of spending some time recently in central Vermont filled me with the dread of winter. I like Vermont,...

          • New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

            New England Celebrates Winter With Festivals

            Don't give in to cabin fever. Cold weather doesn't have to mean staying indoors — especially in New England, where chilly temps and snow just add to the fun at February winter festivals. When you go, bring plenty of warm clothes — and, if you're brave enough, your bathing suit, since some of the...

          • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

            Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

            Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

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