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Meriden Daffodil Festival: Food, Music, Fun Among The Flowers

The 40th annual Meriden Daffodil Festival returns to Hubbard Park, the home of more than 600,000 daffodils, on April 28 and 29. Attractions at the festival include about 100 arts and crafts vendors, a food tent, family-friendly carnival rides, about 90 musical performers on three stages, a parade...

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  • 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...

  • Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps

    Walking In Memphis, Visitors Retrace MLK's Steps

    Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food.

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  • State's Gay Men's Choruses Play Back To Back Shows

    State's Gay Men's Choruses Play Back To Back Shows

    Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The state’s two gay men’s choruses are performing back to back: The first performance is a revue of classic pop songs and the other is a play about romance. “Oh Boy! The Best of the Boy Bands” is presented by the Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus on April 28 and 29 at The...

      • Shake Shack To Open In West Hartford April 27

        Shake Shack To Open In West Hartford April 27

        Shake Shack will open in West Hartford’s Corbin’s Corner development on April 27 at 11 a.m., the company announced Thursday. This is the fourth Shake Shack in Connecticut and the first in Hartford County, joining locations in Darien, New Haven and Westport. The restaurant chain, which started in...

        • 'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert' At Downtown Cabaret

          'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert' At Downtown Cabaret

          It was inevitable that the 1994 Australian movie “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” would become a musical. It contains all the ingredients necessary for modern musical theater, including drag queens and a love of Abba. The musical version was concocted in Australia in 2006, ran...

          • Steve Martin's 'Bright Star' Stops For Four Days At The Shubert

            Steve Martin's 'Bright Star' Stops For Four Days At The Shubert

            Connecticut has heard quite a lot from Steve Martin in recent years. His play “Meteor Shower” premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre before it was done (with a different cast and director) on Broadway. Martin himself performed this year at The Bushnell with his old friend Martin Short. Now the national...

            • Yale Rep Director Evan Yionoulis Says Goodbye With 'Kiss'

              Yale Rep Director Evan Yionoulis Says Goodbye With 'Kiss'

              Evan Yionoulis is happy to talk about her exciting career transition, from longtime Yale School of Drama faculty member to the new head of the theater program at Juilliard. She’s eager to discuss her upcoming theater projects, including “The Dread Pirate Project,” a torn-from-the-headlines piece...

                • Six Spring Beer Festivals In Connecticut

                  Six Spring Beer Festivals In Connecticut

                  Spring in Connecticut brings (hopefully) warmer temperatures and a slew of beer festivals. Some upcoming events to get on your calendar: Bear’s Restaurant Group presents the first Smokin’ Hops Brewfest April 20 at 6 p.m., held at the Great Hall at Union Station (1 Union Place, Hartford.) The event...

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