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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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  • 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...

      • Stars, Hits Among CT's Lively Fall Theater Season

        Stars, Hits Among CT's Lively Fall Theater Season

        Autumn may be a time of darkness and dead leaves, but the theater season brings newness: world premieres, bright comedy and social issues torn from today's headlines. Hartford Stage's first show of the season, "Queens for a Year," is already running — a heavy drama, interlaced with humor and physical...

          • 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...

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            • Halloween Happenings: Parties, Haunted Houses, Spooky Tours

              Halloween Happenings: Parties, Haunted Houses, Spooky Tours

              Haunted Houses And Attractions Ride To Haunted Isle: A trolley ride brings guests to the Haunted Isle, where ghosts and ghouls spook along dark trails. This voyage is intended for adults and mature children (under 5 not admitted). $12; express tickets, $20. Sept. 30 through Oct. 29. Fridays and...

            • 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;...

                • Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

                  Oysters, Pirates Invade Mystic

                  Shucks, mateys! Fans of pirates and oysters should head to Mystic, where the Seaport plays host to the first-ever Mystic River Oyster Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, and pirates invade the town Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The oyster fest — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mystic Seaport museum...

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                    • 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...

                    • 'Park & Oak' Restaurant To Open In West Hartford In November

                      'Park & Oak' Restaurant To Open In West Hartford In November

                      From the former Ávert Brasserie chef comes a new "American comfort" restaurant set to open on Oakwood Avenue in November. Park & Oak, at 14-16 Oakwood Ave., is owner David Borselle's solution to what he calls the lack of cheap, casual restaurants in town. "I wanted to do a casual place, a neighborhood...

                    • 'Adele's Wish' Art Documentary At NBMAA

                      'Adele's Wish' Art Documentary At NBMAA

                      Last year, Helen Mirren made a splash with her movie "Woman in Gold," a fact-based drama about a woman who fought to recover her family heirloom, Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," after it had been looted by the Nazis. On Thursday, Sept. 29, New Britain Museum of American Art will...

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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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