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  • Great Gatsby New Year's Burlesque

    Great Gatsby New Year's Burlesque

    New Haven's Cafe Nine rang in the new year with a Great Gatsby burlesque show. The variety show, put on by Lipgloss Crisis, featured Dot Mitzvah, Vivienne LaFlamme, Vanil LaFrappe, Fruitonthebottom, Adam Parisi, Dani Bobbi Lee, Summer Orlando, and Professor M.

  • NBMAA NYE Ball

    NBMAA NYE Ball

    The New Britain Museum of American Art rang in 2017 with a New Year's Eve Ball, complete with dancing, music by DJ Cajar, cocktails and a champagne toast. 

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  • The 'Beautiful,' Musical Stories Of Carole King Come To The Bushnell

    The 'Beautiful,' Musical Stories Of Carole King Come To The Bushnell

    The titles of songs by Carole King could tell quite a little story by themselves. Her songs are set in such interesting places: "Up on the Roof," "So Far Away." They offer action and adventure: "Do the Locomotion," "Chains." They exist in the here-and-now and in the future: "It's Too Late," "Will...

  • Ten Of CT Theater's Best Moments, A Peek At 2017

    Ten Of CT Theater's Best Moments, A Peek At 2017

    As I happily brace myself for a particularly promising theatergoing year in 2017 — especially regarding new plays — I can't shake some lasting images of the year just past. From the start of that year, with "The Moors" at Yale Repertory Theatre and "Romeo and Juliet" at Hartford Stage, to the end...

  • Author Talks At R.J. Julia, Hartford During World War 1

    Author Talks At R.J. Julia, Hartford During World War 1

    Several authors will give free talks about their latest books at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. All events require reservations: 203-245-3959 or rjjulia.com. On Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., Connecticut author Beatriz Williams will discuss her new novel "The Wicked City" (William...

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      • 'The Lion In Winter' At Cinestudio

        'The Lion In Winter' At Cinestudio

        Hartford's own Katharine Hepburn won the third of her four best actress Oscars for "The Lion in Winter," the 1968 historical drama about a clash between British king Henry II and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, over who will succeed to the throne. The film, which also won Oscars for James Goldman's...

        • 'The Palm Beach Story' Part Of Library Classic Movie Series

          'The Palm Beach Story' Part Of Library Classic Movie Series

          Joel McCrea isn't as well-remembered as Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart, but he nonetheless was one of Hollywood's most beloved leading men in the '40s. McCrea starred in such classics as "Sullivan's Travels," "Foreign Correspondent," "The More the Merrier" and "The Virginian." He...

          • Avon Library Hosts Series Of WWI Films

            Avon Library Hosts Series Of WWI Films

            The United Stated entered World War I on April 6, 1917. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of that historic landmark, the Avon library, 281 Country Club Road, will host a five-film series of movies about "the war to end all wars." All films will be shown on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the...

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            • Events Honoring Life, Dreams Of Martin Luther King Jr.

              Events Honoring Life, Dreams Of Martin Luther King Jr.

              Connecticut institutions are offering events commemorating the dreams, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are just a few. Hartford Public Library presents New York actor David Mills performing "Dare to Dream: The Words of Martin Luther King Jr." Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at...

                • Things To Do This Week

                  Things To Do This Week

                  A look ahead at some things to add to your calendar this week.  More events at ctnow.com/thingstodo.

                    • Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

                      Holiday Train Show Running Again In Essex Through Feb. 20

                      The Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Essex, brings back the magic with its 23d annual Holiday Train Show, which runs Nov. 18 through Feb. 20. This year, the exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery in a fully operational 26-foot model train layout. A...

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                      • 'Lost in London' At Area Theaters

                        'Lost in London' At Area Theaters

                        You've heard of live TV. Now's your chance to see a live movie. "Lost in London" is written and directed by and stars Woody Harrelson. He portrays himself, on a wild night in London, struggling to get home to his family, suffering through all sorts of distracting misadventures. The comic drama,...

                      • Eclectic Infamous Stringdusters At Hartford's Infinity Hall

                        Eclectic Infamous Stringdusters At Hartford's Infinity Hall

                        The acoustic music revival that's been going on for the last 20 years or so has changed the way all kinds of songs get conceived and executed. Listen to "Gravity," the recent single by the Infamous Stringdusters off the Virginia quintet's just-released 2017 record "Laws of Gravity." The Stringdusters...

                      • Surreal Dean Ween Group At Toad's

                        Surreal Dean Ween Group At Toad's

                        Dean Ween, aka Mickey Melchiondo, is one half of the surreal, eastern Pennsylvania spoof duo Ween, which is now on hiatus. Ween was something like a blend of Frank Zappa, Tenacious D, the Butthole Surfers and Weird Al. The duo had a strange taste for the syrupy soft pop of bands like Bread. But...

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                      • New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

                        New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

                        When it comes to Christmas, no place does it better than New England. With picturesque town greens and old-fashioned Main Streets, sparkling cities and quaint seaside villages, it's hard to find a spot that doesn't look like it's straight out of a Currier & Ives drawing. To experience the grandeur...

                      • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

                        Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

                        It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

                      • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                        Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

                        Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

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