Gathering At The Bines
Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, hosts its annual beer festival May 19 with two sessions (noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.) The event features tastings of beer from more than 45 breweries and a hub of local food trucks. $35 for general admission and $15 for designated drivers. 203-335-2010, tworoadsbrewing.com.
Food Trucks & Crafts
(Update: This event has been cancelled due to weather.) The Hubbard Park Food Truck Festival and Craft Fair (at Hubbard Park, 999 W. Main Street, Meriden) takes place May 19 and 20 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. with more than 30 trucks, a variety of craft vendors, live music and kids’ activities. Admission and on-site parking are free. facebook.com.
Now With Moving Parts
Trixie Mattel, who recently won on the third season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” has released two albums in the past two years. Last year she started a web series called “UNHhhh,” with Katya Zamolodchikova, with whom she also appeared in the show “Trixie and Katya’s High School Reunion.”
Mattel is back on tour with a new show called “Now With Moving Parts,” which alludes to her fashion-doll persona, but Trixie is also an accomplished country-and-western singer and well-rounded entertainer.
The 49-city tour began in mid-April and stops at 8 p.m. May 19 at The Bushnell’s Belding Theatre, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets are $38.50 and $53.50. 860-987-5900 and bushnell.org.
Laser Stranger Things
The soundtrack and theme song of Netflix’s popular show “Stranger Things” comes to the Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, on Friday, May 18, when the '80s tunes, soundscapes and theme song from the show will be interpreted in laser light. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 at door. spaceballroom.com
Doll And Teddy’s Day Out
It’s Family Gardening Weekend May 19 and 20 from 11 to 5 p.m. at the Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, and dolls and teddy bears are invited to join their families on the rooftop garden to do some planting and other activities. Also, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be hands-on American Girl-inspired activities and arts and crafts. All activities are included in the cost of general admission. ctsciencecenter.org.
Art Museum Day
Art Museum Day, a nationwide initiative by the Association of Art Museum Directors, is May 18. Local museums participating include the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, which will offer free admission, highlight tours at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and an abstract expressionist painting and sculpture tour at 2:30 p.m.; and Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, which will offer two introductory tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. aamd.org/art-museum-day-2018
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