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  • Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    An abundance of West Indian food, live music, and family friendly fun came to the ortensen Riverfront Plaza Saturday for  the 12th annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival.

  • The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

    The North Branford Potato & Corn Festival

    Locals and outsiders gathered for the North Branford Potato & Corn Festival, also known as  the PoCo Fest,  at the Northford Fairground for a weekend of rides, a tractor pull, live music, and a feast of corn and potatoes.

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  • Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

    Hygienic Exhibit Illustrates Novel About A Troubled Connecticut Boy

    As an artist-in-residence for five years at Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Casey Spec wrote a novel about a young Connecticut man with a troubled childhood. "It's about growing up weird, feeling isolated, always having an antagonist in your life, always having issues with your family," says...

  • Winslow Homer Engravings At Mattatuck

    Winslow Homer Engravings At Mattatuck

    Winslow Homer is best known for his seascapes, energetically capturing scenes of seamen battling against the elements. But that was just half of his career. Starting out as an artist, Homer created engravings for nationally circulating magazines, depicting men at war, women at work, children at...

  • Replica Of WWI Trench Commemorates Great War Centennial

    Replica Of WWI Trench Commemorates Great War Centennial

    The saying goes that "there are no atheists in foxholes." The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, which tells the history of that Catholic organization, seems an appropriate place to re-create the holes that doughboys stood in during World War I battles. During those battles, prayers — from...

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      • Movies Opening In Greater Hartford This Week

        Movies Opening In Greater Hartford This Week

        Here are the movies opening in Greater Hartford theaters this week. Check theaters for times, and find out else is playing at ctnow.com/movies. 

          • RiffTrax Takes On 'Doctor Who: The Five Doctors'

            RiffTrax Takes On 'Doctor Who: The Five Doctors'

            You have to be a big "Doctor Who" fan to have any idea what is going on on that long-running show at any given time. RiffTrax, which specializes in turning weird shows into gut-busting entertainment, will have a blast taking it down a few pegs. RiffTrax — the live riffing team made up of "Mystery...

            • German Family Comedy 'Quatsch' At Bethel Cinema

              German Family Comedy 'Quatsch' At Bethel Cinema

              "Quatsch" is the German word for nonsense. A film showing Aug. 23 at Bethel Cinema tells the story of a particular kind of nonsense. "Quatsch" is about the village of Bollersville, an average small town containing nothing extraordinary, except for the Coati Gang. The gang is made up of six preschoolers...

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              • Dream Ride Returns To Farmington Polo Club

                Dream Ride Returns To Farmington Polo Club

                Thousands of spectators and car and motorcycle enthusiasts converge at the Farmington Polo Club, 152 Town Farm Road, Aug. 25 to 27 for the Dream Ride Experience, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. The motorcyle Dream Ride, which spans 40 miles through Connecticut, leaves from the polo club...

              • Play Is The Thing At The Board Room Cafe

                Play Is The Thing At The Board Room Cafe

                In just two years, Tenzin Masselli has built a loyal congregation in his quaint board game cafe on Main Street in Middletown. Still, the Board Room's doors are open for many more to join the gaming community, Masselli says. "Our goal is to make sure that you can play the kind of games that you...

              • New Virtual Reality Arcade Brings Immersive, Social Experience

                New Virtual Reality Arcade Brings Immersive, Social Experience

                Walk through the door of Spark VR in Vernon, and you'll see four spaces partitioned by a curtain, a projector screen on the back wall of each one, and a person strapped into a headset with joysticks swinging their arms around. Strap on the headset, and you'll be in an entirely different world. ...

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              • Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco At Mohegan

                Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco At Mohegan

                Originally from the midwest, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles a couple of decades ago when he was in his 20s. His big break turned out to be a slot on Vince Vaughn's 2006 Wild West Comedy Show tour and subsequent 2008 documentary film. Since 2009 Maniscalco has unleashed his incredulous...

              • Joke Master Norm Macdonald At Foxwoods

                Joke Master Norm Macdonald At Foxwoods

                Norm Macdonald's been declared "a modern master of the long joke" (by the pop culture site Vulture) and "one subversive, hilarious dude" (by Paste magazine). A viral video of Macdonald telling his ersatz-erudite "Moth joke" to Conan O'Brien was sent around the web with this title: "People Are Saying...

              • Fiery Squirrel Nut Zippers At Stage One

                Fiery Squirrel Nut Zippers At Stage One

                Chapel Hill, N.C., has given the world a lot of indie rock sensations: the Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, Polvo and many more. But one of that college town's noteworthy musical calling cards of the '90s was the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a group that mixed hot jazz, calypso, touches of string-band music...

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              • A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

                A Connecticut Pilgrimage To Machu Picchu

                Lucretia Bingham is on her fourth pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, the "lost city" of the Incas that her grandfather "found" in 1911 and then brought to the attention of the world. A young Peruvian boy led Hiram Bingham III to the overgrown citadel in the jungle. The name Bingham, an historical footnote...

              • Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

                Connecticut-Based Group Headed On Cross-Country Tour To Promote Upcoming Eclipse

                If you’ve never been in the path of totality of a solar eclipse, it can be a hard thing to describe. As the moon passes in front of the sun, an area about 70 miles wide is plunged into darkness – and it’s an experience unlike anything else. But Paul Cox, the observatory and chief astronomical officer...

              • Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

                Newport, R.I.: Indulge In Luxury Living And The Best Of Jazz

                If you're looking for a vacation with sights and sounds you won't find elsewhere, Newport, R.I., is hard to beat. Throughout the year, "the city by the sea" as it's called, draws fans of "Downton Abbey" and the Gilded Age, who come to tour spectacular turn-of-the-century mansions, feast on fresh...

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