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Stamford’s Alive@Five Summer Concert Series Big Draw For Millennials

Hundreds of 20-somethings crowded the Metro-North trains last Thursday afternoon, some carrying six-packs, paper bags or plastic cups in hand. This scene has become a weekly ritual this summer as they head to the outdoor concert series in Stamford known as Alive@Five. Each Thursday night starting...

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  • Toby Keith Tailgate

    Toby Keith Tailgate

    Fans celebrated the Toby Keith concert at Xfinity in Hartford Saturday with a tailgate before the concert.

  • WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA Graffiti Party

    WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association) of Hartford hosted a Graffiti Party at the Russian Lady in Hartford Saturday night, July 16. Party-goers dressed in white T-shirts and used Sharpies to draw on and tag each others clothing. 

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  • 'Measure Of A Man,' 'The Lady Vanishes' At Wadsworth Atheneum

    'Measure Of A Man,' 'The Lady Vanishes' At Wadsworth Atheneum

    Americans have been talking for eight years about how the economic downfall has changed their lives. Now it's time for a perspective from France in the movie "The Measure of a Man." The 2015 drama tells the story of an unemployed man whose self-esteem takes a beating as he tries in vain to secure...

    • True Colors Hosts Film Series For LGBT Youths

      True Colors Hosts Film Series For LGBT Youths

      True Colors, the Hartford organization that creates a safe recreational space for LGBT youth, hosts a free film series every Sunday afternoon in July and August. Showtime is 2 p.m. each Sunday at the True Colors space at 30 Arbor St., Suite 201A in Hartford. Refreshments are provided. Melissa Cordner,...

      • Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven

        Films About Mideast, Castro, Mel Brooks In New Haven

        This week, New Haven Free Public Library will show films two very diverse men who have had an impact on the 20th century. The library also will begin a series of movies focusing on the Middle East. The "Fidel Castro and Mel Brooks: Rebels in Comedy and Communism" event commemorates the year both...

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        • There Will Be Dancing: Wadsworth Hosts Free Fiestas Patrias Celebration

          There Will Be Dancing: Wadsworth Hosts Free Fiestas Patrias Celebration

          The Wadsworth Atheneum's marks Peruvian Independence Day with a Fiestas Patrias celebration Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Festive live music including guitarists Carlos Revolledo and Oscar Silva, traditional Peruvian dancers, complimentary Peruvian snacks, and a cash bar, will available...

          • Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

            Lyman's Sunflower Maze Opens With Buddy The Dinosaur

            Lyman Orchards' quintessential summer — its popular sunflower maze — opens Saturday, July 30. To celebrate the orchard's 275th anniversary, it is honoring the man responsible for building the Airline Railroad in the 1860s: David Lyman II. There are 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers in this year's...

            • Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

              Ice Cream Social At Mark Twain House

              The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., in Hartford dishes out creamy treats and toppings at 5 p.m. today on the museum's Nook Farm Nook patio. The UConn ice cream, with your favorite toppings, is provided by Bear's BBQ Smokehouse, music by Horizon Blue, the Whale from 102.9 will...

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              • Blacklight Run Brings Neon Craze To Rentschler

                Blacklight Run Brings Neon Craze To Rentschler

                East Hartford's Rentschler Field will be decked out in neon lights, glowsticks and glow powder as the Blacklight 5K Run comes to town on Saturday, Aug. 6. The 5K is focused less on skill level and more on the UV neon-glowing experience. Race participants, who should be clad in white T-shirts, will...

              • North Branford Celebrates 15 Years With Potato and Corn Festival

                North Branford Celebrates 15 Years With Potato and Corn Festival

                The North Branford Potato and Corn Festival returns for its 15th year with the starchy favorites Friday through Sunday at the Augur Farm, 209 Forest Road. This family-friendly event started back in 2002 as a "one-day affair" and now has "grown to a three-day spectacle," according to its website....

              • Free Admission At The Connecticut Science Center

                Free Admission At The Connecticut Science Center

                If you've got a Hartford zip code, you get free admission at the Connecticut Science Center throughout August with special passes that can be picked up at any Hartford Public Library branch. Proof of Hartford residency is required both at the branch and at the science center. (Accepted IDs include...

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              • The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

                The Different Vibes Of Different Spots On Cape Cod

                Cape Cod, Mass. — Maybe it's the 550 miles of unspoiled coastline, or the art galleries, museums and summer theater. Perhaps it's the picture-perfect lighthouses or the hundreds of restaurants serving fresh seafood and homemade ice cream. Or it could be, as Patti Page sang back in 1957, the sand...

              • Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

                Wydah Pirate Museum Opens On Cape Cod

                West Yarmouth, Mass. — Barry Clifford stood behind a desk amid a few freshwater fish tanks. In each was an orange-colored mass, which drew the curious stares of small children and some adults. In front of him was another one of these masses. To his right was an X-ray screen, and to his left were...

              • Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

                Boston Symphony Back Outdoors At Tanglewood

                LENOX, Mass. — The hills really are alive with the sound of music. The Boston Symphony Orchestra had kicked off its 2016 outdoor season at Tanglewood — one of New England's most chilled-out rites of summer. Grab a blanket, a bottle of wine and a picnic basket and head to the leafy venue nestled...

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