Things To Do This Week


Robert Englund, Christopher Judge, Kate Flannery, Tara Reid and Seth Gilliam are just a handful of the celebrity guests heading to the Premier Ballroom at Foxwoods for the ComiCONN June 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with an afterparty at 10 p.m.; and July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also part of the pop-culture convention: comic-book creators, cosplay, photo ops, Star Wars Trivia, a kids con and more. Tickets range from $10 to $99.

Taco Festival

The Connecticut Taco Festival on June 30 at New Milford’s Harrybrooke Park features tacos from restaurants and food trucks, beverages (tequila, beer and margaritas); a taco-eating contest, Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling, live music and kids’ activities. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 (cash) at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m.

NE Food Truck Festival

The New England Food Truck Festival runs June 30 from noon to 9 p.m. and July 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, 875 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Visit more than 50 different food truck vendors, sample a wide variety of food. VIP ticket option offers a VIP Hour on both days, 11 a.m. to noon.

Renaissance Faire

Elves, fairies, orcs, goblins, animal-kin and dwarves populate the Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire, which continues June 30 and July 1 and July 7 and 8 at Warsaw Park, 119 Pulaski Highway, Ansonia. Music, magic and mead fill this interactive village, open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with Saturday night shows at 7 and 9 p.m. $15, $10 ages 10 to 14; $5 ages 5 to 8.

​Seeing Is Believing

It appears that David Blaine can hold his breath for 17 minutes, exist underground for a week and be encased in a block of ice for three days. Or can he? Seeing is believing.

Master illusionist David Blaine disappears at the Oakdale, 95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford, at 8 p.m. June 29. Tickets are $50 to $100, $225 for a VIP Hot Sea” package and $450 for a VIP Meet and Greet package. The Oakdale has placed a “parental advisory” on this show, as it could be scary or mystifying. 203-26501501 and

Tibet Fest

The music, food and culture of Tibet come to the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St., June 30 to July 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Activities include performers, art, dance, hands-on activities, games, and workshops for all ages, including the making of an amazing sand mandala offering. Admission: $15, $8 for kids 5 to 15.; weekend pass $25; kids $15. Tickets and more information at

Party With A View

Summer’s Friday-night parties on the Riverview Garage Rooftop at Mohegan Sun kick off June 29 with Parrot Beach and a tribute to Parrot Beach. The 21-plus parties — which feature $3 Bud Lights, specialty cocktails, wine, fire pits, table games, slot machines, food trucks, cornhole and more — run 7 to 11 p.m., and there’s no cover. After Parrot Beach, the schedule is: on July 6 Pirate Flag plays a tribute to Kenny Chesney; on July 13, Hope Road Band with a tribute to Bob Marley; on July 20, Bon Jersey, a tribute to Bon Jovi; July 27, Wild Heart, a tribute to Stevie Nicks And Fleetwood Mac; Aug. 3 Big Eyed Phish, a tribute to Dave Matthews Band; Aug. 10, Terrapin, a tribute to Grateful Dead; Aug. 17, Satisfaction, a tribute to The Rolling Stones; Aug. 27, Chicken Fried, a tribute to Zac Brown Band; and Aug. 31, Tramps Like Us, a tribute Bruce Springsteen.

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