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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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  • '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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        • CT Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With These Events

          CT Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With These Events

          All ages can celebrate and honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during events held at several Connecticut institutions around the state. All activities are on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 15, unless otherwise noted. Bristol: Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., honors King from...

            • Cue Up: Six Spots For A Casual Game Of Pool In Greater Hartford

              Cue Up: Six Spots For A Casual Game Of Pool In Greater Hartford

              A game of billiards is a fun way to spend a night with friends, but the competitive nature of pool halls and the people who attend them can be intimidating. For the more casual pool player, here are a few spots to eat, drink, and enjoy a game or two with friends in the Greater Hartford area.  Pig's...

            • From Easy To Hard, A Half-Dozen (Or So) Snowshoeing Paths In CT

              From Easy To Hard, A Half-Dozen (Or So) Snowshoeing Paths In CT

              ‘Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!’ is the mantra for winter enthusiasts who like to strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the great outdoors in the dead of winter — no matter the depth of the white stuff. Chris Collibee, new communications director for the state Department of Energy and...

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            • Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week Returns

              Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week Returns

              Mohegan Sun's Restaurant Week promotions run Jan. 21 to 25, with fixed-price menus, specials and discounts at several of its restaurants. Deals include a $34 three-course dinner at BALLO Italian for $34, a $20 three-course meal sampling at Hash House a Go Go, a $30 dinner at Sushi Koya, a $60 four-course...

            • Two Dance Performances: Paul Taylor At The Quick Center; Shaping Sound At Shubert

              Two Dance Performances: Paul Taylor At The Quick Center; Shaping Sound At Shubert

              The legendary choreographer Paul Taylor turned 87 this year, and the dance company that bears his name was founded in 1954. Taylor’s repertoire represents half a century of modern American dance. For its 8 p.m. Jan. 26 appearance at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts, the Paul Taylor...

            • '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)....

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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...

            • The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

              The Best Ways To Save A Few Bucks On New England Slopes

              With the arrival of November comes colder weather and the first flakes of snow, officially kicking off ski season. While for enthusiasts it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it also tends to be the most expensive, because for the most part, a day on the slopes doesn’t come cheap. There are,...

            • 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...

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