Things To Do This Week

Courant staff

G.O.A.T. Brew Fest

Beer tastings, live music and more return to Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park, home of the Yard Goats, on Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m. $50 in advance; $60 at the door, subject to availability); VIG (Very Important Goat) tickets are $75 and include admission at noon and limited edition field credentials. Designated driver tickets are $25.

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Black Violin

String virtuosos Kev Marcus and Wil B. of Black Violin — who have shared the stage with the likes of Kanye West and Tom Petty — marry classical violin and viola with the beats of hip-hop to create their own unique and infectious sound in an 8 p.m. performance on Oct. 24 at the Bushnell in Hartford. $15.50 to $55.50 at

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Zombie Ball

Dig out your zombie best (or any spooky attire) for this ball at the New England Carousel Museum, Bristol, on Oct. 20 starting at 8 p.m. This 21-plus event includes performances from The Girl Spot Pole and Aerial Fitness Studio in Milford at 8:30. Prizes awarded for best costume. Tarot card readings, adult balloon animals and more. BYOB, with snacks and a craft beer mystery raffle. Some activities may require a small additional fee. $20; $25 at the door. 860-585-5411 or More Halloween events at

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WWE Live

Superstar Roman Reigns headlines the show as WWE Live returns to Hartford’s XL Center Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Reigns takes on Braun Strowman in the Universal Championship Match, and this year’s card also features a WWE Championship match between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. Ronda Rousey takes on Alexa Bliss in the RAW Women’s Championship match. Tickets start at just $15 at

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Spooktacular Science

Trick or treating, wildlife encounters, a Hocus Pocus dance party, a stage show, and a visit with Nature Cat and more come to the Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford on Oct. 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular admission applies. More Halloween events at

‘A Nite Of Lite Laughter’

The great Lily Tomlin has been enjoying a career renaissance thanks to her Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.” Currently she is doing concert appearances billed as “An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin.” The show runs the gamut from her “Laugh-In” characters Ernestine and Edith Ann to “Search for Signs”’ all-knowing homeless woman Trudy, and also includes a Q&A session with the audience. Tomlin performs 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Bushnell in Hartford. $39.50 to $59.50. 860-987-5900,

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