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Barcade Brings Retro Arcade Games, Craft Beer To New Haven

In New Haven, it's on like Donkey Kong. And Ms. Pac-Man. And Frogger, and other vintage arcade games of a bygone era. Barcade, a retro-style arcade with a restaurant and bar, officially opens its sixth location at 56 Orange Street Sunday at 6 p.m. The 21-and-over spot features 50 token-operated...

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  • Johnny's Mud Runs 2016

    Johnny's Mud Runs 2016

    Johnny's Roadside Market Garden in Enfield hosted a family-friendly Mud, Cheers & Gears Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, packed with mud bogging, truck jumping and truck tugs.

  • MetroHartford Alliance Celebration

    MetroHartford Alliance Celebration

    The MetroHartford Alliance celebrated its 15th year Tuesday night, April 19, with a reception and small program at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.

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  • Paris In Plantsville Gallery Closing

    Paris In Plantsville Gallery Closing

    Lots of kids grow up wanting to be firefighters or pro athletes. Sean Michanczyk wanted to be an art gallerist. "I remember being in elementary school and visiting galleries with my mother, always out and about," Michanczyk says. "I thought it would be kind of cool to open one." In 2009 he did,...

      • Fine Art & Flowers At Wadsworth Atheneum

        Fine Art & Flowers At Wadsworth Atheneum

        The 35th Annual Fine Art & Flowers event, where florists, garden clubs and interior designers create flower arrangements inspired by paintings in the museum's permanent collection, will be at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, from Friday to Sunday, April 29 to May 1. The...

          • 'Making Her Mark' Women's Contemporary Exhibit At Mattatuck

            'Making Her Mark' Women's Contemporary Exhibit At Mattatuck

            The first thing that catches the eye when entering the second-floor galleries at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury is a portrait on the far wall of a pretty young blonde. From a distance, Lori Simmons' photographic model seems Barbie-perfect. But move closer, and something seems off. Move even closer,...

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              • Hitchcock's Classic 'Spellbound' At NBMAA

                Hitchcock's Classic 'Spellbound' At NBMAA

                New Britain Museum of American Art's current show, "Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dalí," will be enhanced on Thursday, April 28, with two screenings of the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Spellbound." The 1945 thriller stars Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck in a story about an amnesia patient accused...

                  • 'A Beautiful Planet' At Maritime Aquarium

                    'A Beautiful Planet' At Maritime Aquarium

                    The newest IMAX movie to be shown at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk was shot from an unusual perspective: outer space. "A Beautiful Planet" was filmed from inside the International Space Station, which orbits at 220 miles above the Earth at almost 18,000 mph. The station makes a complete circuit...

                      • Mental Health Advocacy Documentary 'Healing Voices'

                        Mental Health Advocacy Documentary 'Healing Voices'

                        The documentary "Healing Voices" is meant to start a worldwide conversation. It tells the stories of people with mental illness as they work to make their lives purposeful. Instead of showing in theaters, the movie is being released in local gathering places all around the United States, England,...

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                          • Meriden Daffodil Festival: What's Happening When

                            Meriden Daffodil Festival: What's Happening When

                            A sea of 61 varieties of hundreds of thousands of daffodils throughout 1,800 acres set the stage for a weekend of crafts, local music, amusement rides food and fireworks. The 38th annual Meriden Daffodil Festival is Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, at Hubbard Park. Gates open at 10 a.m....

                            • XTREME Circus At XL Center

                              XTREME Circus At XL Center

                              XTREME sports are the theme for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus that stops at the XL Center in Hartford May 11 through 15. XTREME features BMX freestyle riders, parkour performers, trampoline acrobats and slack-line gymnastics tricks, clowns, big cats, a caravan of camels...

                                • Feet to the Fire Festival On Middletown's The Riverfront

                                  Feet to the Fire Festival On Middletown's The Riverfront

                                  Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and the City of Middletown present the second annual "Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter" on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The day of environmentally focused activities for families along the Connecticut Riverfront features art exhibits, kids'...

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                                    • NRBQ To Play The Warehouse

                                      NRBQ To Play The Warehouse

                                      NRBQ is an American music institution, fusing boogie-woogie, rock 'n' roll, out jazz, country and all kinds of other styles into the most eclectic bar-band sound in the land. Over the years, there have been numerous personnel changes and sad losses of original members to illness, but pianist and...

                                    • 'Matilda' Just The Right Mix Of Cute And Rebellion

                                      'Matilda' Just The Right Mix Of Cute And Rebellion

                                      "Matilda" is the anti-"Annie." The evil adults in its bookish, telepathic heroine's abuse-ridden life aren't foster parents or stepparents but the child's real progenitors: a used-car salesman with atrocious sideburns and his spiteful spouse, an obsessive dancer. Both are too ignorant and obnoxious...

                                    • Country's Chase Rice At Ives Concert Park

                                      Country's Chase Rice At Ives Concert Park

                                      Chase Rice has said that on his latest recordings he's set out to show that he could write songs that were about more than "just getting in a truck and riding around." But there's still plenty drinking of brew and burning of fossil fuel. Like just about everyone on country radio, Rice is mashing...

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                                    • Fly Hartford To Pittsburgh On OneJet; Book Lowest Airfares On Tuesdays

                                      Fly Hartford To Pittsburgh On OneJet; Book Lowest Airfares On Tuesdays

                                      From new non-stop service from Hartford to Pittsburgh to a different type of car rental service, from a discount getaway to the best time to buy your airline tickets, here's a roundup of the latest travel news. >>Business and leisure travelers looking to fly from Hartford to Pittsburgh have a new...

                                    • New York Invites Ghost Hunters To Haunted History Trail

                                      New York Invites Ghost Hunters To Haunted History Trail

                                      NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — One of New York's newest tourism ventures is more dare than invitation. There's the usual guide suggesting places to visit: Inns, museums, restaurants, a winery. Not so usual are claims all may be inhabited by ghosts. The Haunted History Trail of New York State has been unfurled...

                                    • Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway

                                      Research Pays Off When Renting A Summer Getaway

                                      When daffodils begin appearing in the yard, we start thinking about summer getaways. For many, that means a vacation rental — and these days, with the proliferation of online information and rental websites, finding that perfect spot is easier than ever. (According to a TripAdvisor 2015 survey,...

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