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50 Things To Do To Get You Through A Connecticut Winter

Love it or hate it, Connecticut’s long winter can leave even the most hearty ready to break free from the trappings of frigid temperatures and piles of snow. Think there’s nothing to be done about it? Wrong. We’ve gathered 50 activities — indoors and out — to help you survive until spring arrives....

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  • The 'Fully Loaded' New Year's Eve Cabaret

    The 'Fully Loaded' New Year's Eve Cabaret

    Cafe Nine hosted its annual New Year's Eve burlesque show, featuring burlesque performers Dot Mitzvah, Vivienne LaFlamme and Vanil LaFrappe, as well as drag performers Mia E Z'Lay and Loosey LaDuca.  The evening was hosted by Robin Banks.

  • 2018 Plunge For Parks At Lighthouse Point Park

    2018 Plunge For Parks At Lighthouse Point Park

    Lighthouse Point Park started 2018 with a splash at the annual Plunge for Parks, which featured a breakfast reception with live music and a raffle in the carousel house followed by a plunge into a freezing cold ocean. Hot tubs were available for plungers afterward. 

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  • Graphic Novel Artworks Illustrate "The Great War" At New Haven Museum

    Graphic Novel Artworks Illustrate "The Great War" At New Haven Museum

    World War I was “the birth of the modern age,” says Nadir Balan. “It transformed the whole world. Every piece of foreign policy since then can be traced back to how the maps were redrawn after World War I. Horses and swords gave way to tanks and machine guns.” Since modernity is key to understanding...

      • Our 'Relationships With Machines' On Exhibit At Mattatuck

        Our 'Relationships With Machines' On Exhibit At Mattatuck

        Andrzej Zielinski thinks of his artworks as “feral.” “My works tend to grow and change to essentially survive,” Zielinski says. But how does an artist impart this ferocious aspect to artworks depicting cellphones, shredders, ATMs, laptops and other inanimate technological objects? Zielinski shows...

          • Wayne Thiebaud Painting Sells For $1.08 Million At Windsor Auction Gallery

            Wayne Thiebaud Painting Sells For $1.08 Million At Windsor Auction Gallery

            An oil painting by Wayne Thiebaud unexpectedly sold at an auction in Windsor on New Year’s Day for $1.08 million, the auction house owner said. “Lollipop Tree,” a 13-by-10 ¼-inch oil-on-board painted in 1969 by the artist, who is usually associated with pop art, had a presale estimate of $400,000...

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              • 'And You Think You Knew Classic Movies' At Palace Danbury

                'And You Think You Knew Classic Movies' At Palace Danbury

                On Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. The Palace, at 165 Main St. in Danbury hosts a presentation by film historian John DiLeo, “And You Think You Knew Classic Movies.” DiLeo will focus on the era from the 1930s to 1970s, and discuss how Hollywood movies reflected and influenced the eras in which they...

                • 'The Madwoman Of Chaillot' Showing At The Kate

                  'The Madwoman Of Chaillot' Showing At The Kate

                  The “Kate Classic Film Series” at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. in Old Saybrook, continues with a 1969 comic drama about a determined woman standing up to powerful men. “The Madwoman of Chaillot” tells the story of Countess Aurelia, an eccentric who angers the political...

                  • Drama On Women's Voting Rights At Atheneum

                    Drama On Women's Voting Rights At Atheneum

                    Switzerland didn’t give women the right to vote until 1971, one of the last European nations to do so. A movie showing at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art dramatizes this late-to-the-game drive for women’s suffrage. The comic drama “The Divine Order” tells the story of a group of women in a...

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                    • 'Steel Magnolias' At Playhouse On Park Comes Off As Series Of One-Liners

                      'Steel Magnolias' At Playhouse On Park Comes Off As Series Of One-Liners

                      I am one of those rare souls who knows “Steel Magnolias” as a stage play better than the 1989 movie version starring Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis. The play also inspired a failed TV pilot and 2012 TV-movie remake (with an African-American cast)....

                    • 'Heat And Dust,' 'Romeo And Juliet' At Cinestudio

                      'Heat And Dust,' 'Romeo And Juliet' At Cinestudio

                      Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, shows a classic film about love and scandal and female oppression. “Heat and Dust,” directed in 1982 by James Ivory, from the novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, tells the story of a woman living in India in the 1920s. Olivia is married but becomes...

                    • 'Amazing Grace' At Shubert; 'Glass Menagerie' At Hole In The Wall

                      'Amazing Grace' At Shubert; 'Glass Menagerie' At Hole In The Wall

                      The new national tour of the historical musical “Amazing Grace” — at the Shubert, 247 College St., New Haven, from Jan. 19 to 21 — is a Connecticut homecoming: The show premiered in 2012 at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester. After a 2014 run in Chicago in 2014, it played on Broadway...

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                    • Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                      Après-Ski: The Fun Begins When The Skiing Ends At These New England Destinations

                      Ooh, la la. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s the French who coined the term, “après-ski” considering they’re among some of the first Europeans to have widely embraced the sport back in the 1900s. “After ski,” as it translates, describes the imbibing, merriment, and social activities that follow...

                    • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                      When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                      For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

                    • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                      Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                      In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

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