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  • Small State Great Beer Festival

    Small State Great Beer Festival

    The Small State Great Beer festival in Hartford's Constitution Plaza celebrated Connecticut’s thriving beer culture, featuring the area's largest line-up of Connecticut  breweries along with live music and food trucks. 

  • Two Roads Ok2berfest

    Two Roads Ok2berfest

    Thousands of Two Roads Brewing Co. fans attended the brewery's Ok2berfest on Saturday, Sept. 17 and 18, in Stratford, crowding the factory's parking lots to enjoy a few pints, food-truck grub and live music.

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  • Italian-American Family Drama ' A Room Of My Own' At Seven Angels

    Italian-American Family Drama ' A Room Of My Own' At Seven Angels

    "A Room of My Own," a recent off-Broadway success that's now at Seven Angels Theatre with much of its original cast, is an old-fashioned melodrama — not far removed from "I Remember Mama" — about the daily struggles of a tight-knit, loud-mouthed family. That the family swears and farts volubly...

  • Stage Checklist: 'King Lear' At UConn; BLACK GIRL At Wesleyan

    Stage Checklist: 'King Lear' At UConn; BLACK GIRL At Wesleyan

    Scottish actors know all about heath and hard-blowing winds. It's Graeme Malcolm who endures the elements and compares his children to serpents' teeth in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "King Lear," which runs Oct. 6 to 16 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, 2132 Hillside...

      • 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...

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          • An Eclectic Line Up Of Movies, Film Festivals For Fall In Connecticut

            An Eclectic Line Up Of Movies, Film Festivals For Fall

            Fall is the time when the big Hollywood studios trot out their Oscar-bait movies, which means many good films are on the way to the multiplexes. But the bounty of good entertainment doesn't end there.

          • Manhattan Short Film Festival In 5 CT Towns

            Manhattan Short Film Festival In 5 CT Towns

            The Manhattan Short Film Festival, the annual showcase of top-notch short films from around the globe, gets more prestigious every year. Last year's bronze medal winner, "Bear Story," went on to win an Oscar for animated short, and another film, "Shok," was nominated for the live-action short Oscar....

              • Irish Film Festivals In Fairfield, Hamden, Glastonbury

                Irish Film Festivals In Fairfield, Hamden, Glastonbury

                Irish eyes are smiling on Connecticut this week. Three separate Irish film events — two festivals and an individual screening — are being held around the state. Fairfield The Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University presents its ninth annual "The Irish in Film," a five-movie free program starting...

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                • Breast Cancer Pink Party In Blue Back

                  Breast Cancer Pink Party In Blue Back

                  Party with a purpose after work on Thursday, Oct. 6, in West Hartford's Blue Back Square. The annual breast-cancer fundraiser known as Pink Party returns from 5 to 8 p.m. with more live music, dance performances, food, swag bags ($20), pink-carpet photos, face painting, a survivor fashion show,...

                    • Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival 2016 in Bethlehem

                      Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival 2016 in Bethlehem

                      Garlic ice cream. Deep-fried garlic. Lessons on cooking garlic, lectures on growing garlic. The 12th annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9, at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds has all those and more: food samples, a food court, live music, games and rides. Hours...

                        • 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;...

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                            • Tag Sales, Curtains, Plants Among Weekend Sales

                              Tag Sales, Curtains, Plants Among Weekend Sales

                              Fall is tag sale season and there are plenty to choose from this weekend. Manchester Land Conservation Trust holds a tag sale on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, in the Cider Barn at 330 Bush Hill Road. Information: manchesterlandtrust.org. The...

                            • David Sedaris At Shubert Theatre; Bloomfield's One Book Begins

                              David Sedaris At Shubert Theatre; Bloomfield's One Book Begins

                              Humorist and memoirist David Sedaris will appear at the Shubert Theatre, 247 College St., New Haven on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in a program presented by WSHU National Public Radio. Sedaris is admired for his sardonic views and recollections of his quirky family. His best-selling collections...

                            • Eugene O'Neill Center Receives National Medal Of Arts

                              Eugene O'Neill Center Receives National Medal Of Arts

                              The score of "Chasing Rainbows" is made up of popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the tunes ("Swing, Mr. Mendelssohn," "Meet the Beat of My Heart") will be deliciously obscure for today's theatergoers, sounding new to everyone but hardcore Judy Garland fans. Other songs have been so...

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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 Hubbs 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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