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Mardi Gras

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  • Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend

    Spirited Hooker Day Parade This Weekend
    The Hooker Day Parade is a loose and spirited affair that marks the closest Hartford comes to its own Mardi Gras. It’s a celebration of creativity, fun and silliness held in honor of Thomas Hooker, a man who led his congregation through the wilderness in 1635 to settle in Hartford. An after party at Black Eyed Sally’s follows the colorful march, which begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in downtown Hartford. The parade is free.  Information here.
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...

    Food, Wine, Fairs, Festivals Fill Up A Connecticut Weekend

    Food, Wine, Fairs, Festivals Fill Up A Connecticut Weekend
    The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.  On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring  “...

    What does fracking have to do with breast cancer awareness?

    What does fracking have to do with breast cancer awareness?
    It’s October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That means it’s the Month of the Pink Products. The idea is that if you buy one of those rose-colored items, ranging from pink smartphone cases to pink Cuisinarts to pink-labeled jars...

    BEST BETS

    BEST BETS
    Sarge: The stand-up, pianist and singer often weaves music into his rapid-fire, off-the-cuff style of observational comedy. Sarge is also an impressionist who skewers Harry Connick Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Marv Albert, Mike...