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  • 'Baraka' At Cinestudio, An Annual Christmas Tradition

    'Baraka' At Cinestudio, An Annual Christmas Tradition

    Cinestudio in Hartford presents its annual screening of what has become a local, alternative celebration of the holiday season. Ron Fricke's 1992 documentary "Baraka” studies human life and the varieties of religious experience by chronicling people all over the world: Indonesia, Nepal, Egypt,...

    • 'MeshugaNutcracker!' At Cinemark

      'MeshugaNutcracker!' At Cinemark

      Hanukkah and Christmas are linked forever for both being festival holidays happening in December. So it’s only natural that Jewish artists would someday co-opt a classic Christmas celebration to tell their own story. “The MeshugaNutcracker! A Chanukah Musical” adapts Tchaikovsky’s traditional “Nutcracker”...

      • Seven-Week Classic Films Series At Farmington Library

        Seven-Week Classic Films Series At Farmington Library

        Farmington Library, at 6 Monteith Drive, is staring a new series of classic films to run from early December to late January. The lineup includes many little-known gems featuring legendary stars. Showtime is 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission is free. farmingtonlibraries.org. Here’s the rest of the...

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        • Disney On Ice Bringing 'Frozen' To XL Center

          Disney On Ice Bringing 'Frozen' To XL Center

          Disney on Ice brings the animated fantasy “Frozen” to life on the rink at the XL Center in Hartford for eight performances Jan. 11 to 15. The entire adventure of the two beloved sisters Anna and Elsa will be told, and audience members will be encouraged to sing along to such tunes as “Let It Go,”...

          • Yard Goats Invite Fans To Goat Yoga At Dunkin' Donuts Park

            Yard Goats Invite Fans To Goat Yoga At Dunkin' Donuts Park

            The goat yoga craze has reached Hartford. Dunkin’ Donuts Park will be home to a goat yoga event in January, the Hartford Yard Goats announced this week. The first session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Jan. 20. Tickets are $40 per person over age 8 and yes, the team promised, “there will be baby...

          • Fright Haven To Open For 'Frightmare Before Christmas'

            Fright Haven To Open For 'Frightmare Before Christmas'

            Fright Haven, the haunted house in Stratford that opens every Halloween, will be open for four days in December to celebrate its second annual “The Frightmare Before Christmas.” The Yuletide-themed haunted house will feature overworked, deranged elves; rejected toys that come to life; a family’s...

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            • 86'd Culinary Collision Hosts Finals Monday

              86'd Culinary Collision Hosts Finals Monday

              86'D: A Culinary Collision, a series of friendly battles featuring Connecticut's top chefs, wraps up Dec. 11 with a finale battle at West Hartford’s Zohara Mediterranean Kitchen at 9:30 p.m. Chef Chris Sheehan from Max Downtown in Hartford faces Xavier Santiago from Trattoria Toscana in Manchester...

            • CT Chef Tyler Anderson Advances On 'Top Chef'

              CT Chef Tyler Anderson Advances On 'Top Chef'

              Tyler Anderson may have given the censor button a workout on the premiere episode of “Top Chef” Thursday night, but after winning the first elimination challenge of the season, the Connecticut chef showed he’s ready to share his talent with the nation. “When I left [for the show taping], my fiancée...

            • Ozuna Performing At Foxwoods

              Ozuna Performing At Foxwoods

              Puerto Rican rapper and reggaeton artist Ozuna has brought the twitching beats of trap to Caribbean pop. With an enormous online following, Ozuna, 25, was famous in the world of reggaeton for years before his debut full-length came out in August. He’d had a bit of a head start, writing songs from...

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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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