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Hartford Parks Hosting Free Friday-Night Summer Movies

The annual summer series of free Friday-night outdoor movie screenings in Hartford parks begins June 30 and will run through the end of August. The first screening, originally scheduled for June 16, was postponed due to rain. This year, the newly opened Dunkin' Donuts Park will join the lineup....

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  • Kids-Friendly Hikes: Inviting, Easy-Going Destinations For The Family

    Kids-Friendly Hikes: Inviting, Easy-Going Destinations For The Family

    Ah, hiking with the kids in tow. "I'm bored." "I have to go to the bathroom." "Are we there yet?" "Can we catch a frog?" Here are some hikes that are sure to keep their interest, make them realize it is the journey and not the destination, and maybe offer them the chance to catch a critter or two....

    • Quassy Hosts 50-Cent Fridays, $50 Carload Specials

      Quassy Hosts 50-Cent Fridays, $50 Carload Specials

      Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury gets the summer season started with special deals. First, 50-Cent Fabulous Fridays run through Sept. 2, when after 5 p.m., tickets for rides, hot dogs and soft drinks are 50 cents each. (Some rides require two tickets.) Parking is $7. On Saturdays, from 5 to...

        • Free Admission To Lime Rock Races

          Free Admission To Lime Rock Races

          Races take place throughout the summer at Lime Rock Park racetrack in Salisbury, and unless there's a special event scheduled, admission is free. (You'll need to sign a standard racetrack waver at the entrance gate.) You can bring a picnic lunch, and the track provides free kids' activities — a...

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            • Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

              Cape Cod Shopping, Dining, Trips For When You're Not At The Beach

              For nearly 50 years our family has been making the annual summer pilgrimage to the breathtaking National Seashore in Cape Cod, home of the freshest seafood, miles of (hopefully and usually) sunny beaches and high end boutiques and shops that promise to break any wallet. The trouble is I am allergic...

            • 10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

              10 Cape Cod Experiences Easy On Your Budget

              A Cape Cod vacation can mean salt air, pretty-as-a-postcard villages, and some of the world's most beautiful beaches. It can also mean some big-ticket expenses. A week of lobster dinners, whale watches and souvenir shopping and suddenly your budget is melting faster than a hand-scooped cone at...

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            • CT Rep New Season List, Change At HartBeat, TheaterWorks

              CT Rep New Season List, Change At HartBeat, TheaterWorks

              Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 season will offer its accustomed mix of acknowledged theater classics and new works, bringing in some estimable directors to helm productions that mingle theater professionals with students from the UConn's BFA and MFA acting programs. This is the second...

            • Lionel Richie At Foxwoods

              Lionel Richie At Foxwoods

              Some mega songwriters like to recede into the background, to pull a Beatles or Brian Wilson move and focus on songwriting and recording. That's not Lionel Richie's style though. Richie just wrapped up a joint tour (All The Hits) with Mariah Carey at the end of May. He had a hit-centric residency...

              • Josh Ritter At Infinity Hall

                Josh Ritter At Infinity Hall

                Josh Ritter has made some unexpected moves in recent years. He collaborated with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on the guitarist and singer's cowboy-inflected 2016 record "Blue Mountain." And, earlier this year, Ritter took a bunch of his own not-totally-finished songs out on the road, testing them...

                • Country's Gillian Welch At College Street

                  Country's Gillian Welch At College Street

                  Gillian Welch is one of those singers and songwriters who's soaked up American music — folk, country, old time, and more — so thoroughly over the last 20 years or so that she, and her longtime musical companion David Rawlings, now seem to breathe it out. Welch has written some songs that have that...

                  • Metal's Fates Warning At Webster Theater

                    Metal's Fates Warning At Webster Theater

                    Hartford metal! Does it get more real? Prog metal is so 860, and Fates Warning has been bashing out riffs, messing with your sense of dynamics and metrical time feel for 35 years now. They formed in 1982. The band's Wikipedia page contains the somewhat cruel but probably fitting subsection called...

                    • Post-Punk's Co/ntry At BAR

                      Post-Punk's Co/ntry At BAR

                      You could listen to Co/ntry's new record, "Cell Phone 1," which just came out in recent months, and think you were listening to something from 30 years ago. It's got the martial-sounding drum beats, the big blocky bass lines, lots of stereo chorus on everything, and a kind of dark-eyeliner vibe....

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