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Foxwoods on Tap comes to the casino's Premier Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., featuring beer tastings from more than 70 American craft breweries, live music, games and food for purchase. Standard tickets are $40; VIP tickets are $60 and include admission one hour early at 3 p.m., a food voucher and commemorative hat. foxwoods.com/foxwoods-on-tap.
A Seal Deal For Vets
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., offers free admission for former and active duty military during November. New at the aquarium is a sea turtle nursery, an expanded jelly fish exhibit and a coral reef exhibit. Kids can still touch a shark and watch shark and harbor seal feedings, or visit the popular “Meerkats” and “Dragons” exhibits. Regular admission is $22.95, ages 13 to 17 and 65-plus $20.95; $15.95 for ages 3 to 12. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. More information at 203-852-0700 and maritimeaquarium.org
Reggae Night, a celebration of West Indian music and food, will be at New Park Brewing, 485 New Park Ave. in Hartford, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will feature music by Don Minott & High Voltage and free food by Muncher. Proceeds benefit International Hartford, which helps immigrants and refugees become self-supporting. Admission is a tax-deductible $25. https://goo.gl/8Rk3pj
A New ‘Phantom’
A new tour of “The Phantom of the Opera” stops at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Nov. 15 to 26.
Associate Director Seth Sklar-Heyn says this “Phantom” is unlike anything you’ve seen on Broadway.
“The physical world we inhabit is different. The pulse is different. I make it my mission to hire people who haven’t done this show before. … This is the only one of its kind in the world.”
Performances are Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m.; with added matinees Nov. 16 at 1 p.m., Nov. 24 and 25 at 2 p.m. and a Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. $58 to $136. 203-346-2000 and palacetheaterct.org.
Dorrance Dance’s new percussive piece “ETM: Double Down” involves the performers activating “electronic tap boards” with their feet while they dance, so that they create not just the dance but the rhythm sounds they’re dancing to.
The piece was created by choreographer Michelle Dorrance and company member Nicholas Van Young. ETM (which stands for Electronic Tap Music) is performed 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs. $25-$35, $15 for students and children. 860-486-4226 and jorgensen.uconn.edu.
Your leashed best friends (canine or feline) are invited to accompany you to the Connecticut Pet Expo at the XL Center in Hartford on Nov 11 and 12.
In addition to shopping for whatever your pet may need, there will be demonstrations in the dog ring, a championship cat show, the Rainforest Reptile Shows, a Birds of Prey program and more.
Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10; $5 for ages 4 to12. Tickets, discount coupons and a schedule at familypetshows.com.
Hartford Artisans & Fine Craft Showcase
Original art and high end crafts are all part of this juried show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, including pottery, metal arts, jewelry, and paintings. CT Convention Center. Saturday 10 a.m to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8, under 14 free. 860-844-8461 and northeastexpos.com.
Know Good Market
This monthly open-air street food market and arts gathering on Bartholomew Avenue in Hartford returns Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. Featuring food trucks, fresh produce, and live music. Free. breakfastxlunchxdinner.com.
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