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The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam)

September 21 - November 25

The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed Opera House will run from September 21 through November 25, 2018 in East Haddam, Connecticut. In this hilarious valentine to show tunes and show people, a forgotten Jazz Age musical comes to life in the living room of a diehard theatre fan. As he eagerly spins his favorite cast album, a fizzy vintage show suddenly appears, exploding with song, dance and pure entertainment. Our quirky narrator fills the plot holes, with laugh-out-loud results. Packed…

Curtain Call Stamford Fall 2018 Theatre Arts Classes

September 29 - December 3

Let your child act out!!  For nearly thirty years, Curtain Call, Inc. (Stamford’s longest-running and only non-profit, theatre producing company) has provided year-round, theatre arts classes for young and old. Fall classes begin September 22, 2018 in acting for the stage, TV and film acting, musical theatre, improv and comedy, Broadway tap AND MORE (for ages five and up). We also provide classes for your after school program, youth or community group and business. These classes help provide not only…

Mystic Aquarium Veterans Week

November 10 - November 18

Mystic Aquarium is honoring Veterans Week with a special discount admission. United States military veterans and active-duty members who visit Saturday, November 10 through Sunday, November 18 will receive complimentary general admission with a valid U.S. military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card or form DD214. Dependent family members will receive a discounted general admission rate of $20.99 per adult, $15.99 per youth (13-17) and $13.99 per child (3-12) when a U.S. dependent military ID is presented at time of purchase for…

Connecticut River Museum's Annual Train Show

Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Train Show

November 16, 2018 - February 19, 2019

The magic returns to the Connecticut River Museum with the 25th Annual Holiday Train Show running from November 16th through February 19th, 2019.. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can also challenge themselves with the I-SPY scavenger hunt for objects hidden with the displays and throughout the exhibit gallery. Smaller visitors set can get hands-on at…

The Franciscan Christmas Fair Meriden

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Franciscan Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m in Meriden, Connecticut. The Fair benefits the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Join us for a joy-filled day of Christmas spirit. Living Crèche, Santa Claus, Franciscan Pottery, Homemade Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Breads, Rolls, Cookies, Crafts, “Almost New” Items, Children’s Activities, Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Raffles and Refreshments Open to the Public –No Entrance Fee Visit www.flcenter.org for more information.

Holiday Market

Holiday Market at Colchester Farmers Market

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Colchester Farmers' Market for a special edition Holiday Market on November 17th from 10 am to 2 pm. Get a jump on holiday shopping and pick up fresh local food for your Thanksgiving day feast. Join us for a special edition market featured local produce, holiday decor, gifts and more.

Westport Farmers' Market Opening Day Market Party

Westport Farmers’ Market Opening Day Market Party

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Westport Farmers’ Market invites friends and families to the biggest opening-day market party of the year on Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to 2 pm at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center. Join us for lawn games, pumpkin bowling, and fairy house-making to celebrate the transition from a phenomenally successful summer market to the beginning of the best indoor winter market in the area (if not the country!). Dough Girls, Knot Norm's, Happa and Melt Mobile food trucks will set…

Chocolate & Wine Pairings At Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Chocolate & Wine Pairings At Sunset Meadow Vineyards

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

Come taste 5 award winning estate wines paired to perfection with 5 specialty chocolates at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen, Connecticut. Now offering 2 types of Pairings. SMV White wines paired with 5 specialty chocolates created specifically for this pairing and the original SMV Red Wine and chocolate pairing. Your choice! This is an ongoing weekly event. Reservations required for groups of 6 or more.

Elm City Brew Festival New Haven

Elm City Brew Festival New Haven

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

College Street Music Hall presents the 4th annual Elm City Brew Festival on November 17th from 1 to 5 pm. This event brings together nearly 65 of talented artisans to showcase their talents. Craft beer aficionados will be able to sample many of the nearly 225 brews showcased, while discussing beer with the brewers and reps. Popular, casual food offerings will be available. America boasts more than 6000 craft breweries today, including more than 60 right here in Connecticut, producing…

FEAST: A Native Thanksgiving

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for FEAST, a very special Native Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 3 to 5 pm. Chef Sherry will be preparing and featuring traditional Native fare with a modern twist. The buffet features locally sourced, made by Chef Sherry, delicious items including breads, soups, salads, sides, entrees and desserts. Find the whole menu under 'additional images' on the right. Enjoy entrees like stuffed fish, venison roast, Indian stuffed pumpkin, and of course, turkey! Museum…

Connecticut Science Center College Night: Pep Rally

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hartford’s area colleges are going all-in with school spirit for College Night at the Connecticut Science Center. Take a break from studying and unwind before the end of the semester. Explore more than 165 hands-on exhibits, try to “Escape the Final Exam” in our escape room, compete on interactive inflatables and BaR Rated Trivia. Immerse yourself in the world of STEM and mingle with college students from across the state. We are going to bring all the comforts you need…

Exchange Club of Stamford’s Annual Masquerade Ball

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The Exchange Club of Stamford hosts its 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball. The Venetian-style, fancy dress evening benefits HELP for Kids, the local non-profit that builds safer, smarter and stronger families - protecting children by halting the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Ball-goers will don festive masks and attire for a fabulous night of fundraising, featuring a sit-down dinner and dancing to Summertime Band. Prominent Stamford Attorney Vincent J. Freccia III is this year’s honoree. Other highlights will be the…

Fantastic Beasts Premiere Party (The Storyteller’s Cottage)

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ADULT HARRY POTTER FANS! Experience the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! We are celebrating all things magical for the premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" at this adults-only immersive fan night, Saturday November 17th from 8:00 - 11:00pm. Celebrate all things magical at this immersive fan night. Each room in our vintage Victorian house will be transformed into a series of enchanting locations from the Harry Potter universe, not only from the Fantastic Beasts movies but…

Annual Craft & Vendor Show at Ocean Beach

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The aAnnual Craft & Vendor Show at Ocean Beach will be held on November 18th from 10 am to 3 pm. The show benefits the New London Community Meal Center and is courtesy of Lady Boss Productions. Come shop over 50 vendors for unique gifts and handmade items. Admission is free! We only ask that you bring a canned food item(s) to help us stuff a bus for the New London Community Meal Center. There will be one grand prize raffled…

Crafted Hartford 2018 with the Hartford Flavor Company

Crafted Hartford 2018 with the Hartford Flavor Company

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, comes CRAFTED 2018 is coming to Hartford on November 18! Come support and celebrate Hartford's local craft talent in art, food and spirits! Meet local business owners, join in craft classes and shop amazing local artisans! Crafted will span between Hartford Flavor Company and Real Art Ways and MakeHartford maker's space at 30 & 56 Arbor Street, Hartford. This a free event! Bring your friends & family for a fun day out in Parkville and get…

A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum kicks off the Holiday Season the day after Thanksgiving with a new exhibition entitled, A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, which will open at noon on Friday, November 23, 2018, at 295 West Avenue and run though January 6, 2019. During Queen Victoria’s reign, Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree in England, a tradition that became very popular in the U.S. in the 1850s. For the past 30 years, visitors from all across…

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

November 23 - December 30

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2018 and “The Tunnel of Lights” beginning Friday, November 23rd. Winterfest will run from 5PM until 9PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. The event will also be held Dec. 28th -30th from 5PM-9PM for School Vacation Break. Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the…

Railroad Museum of New England Northern Lights Limited

November 23 - December 23

The Northern Lights Limited departs under the cover of nightfall in train cars illuminated in a soft, cheerful glow. After departing our Thomaston station, the next stop is the North Pole! After a stop to pick up Mr. & Mrs. Claus, children will meet and choose a gift from their toy bags. Both our Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited offer a very special 1st class service. With the purchase of 1st class tickets, you will get a top-notch experience.…

The Shops at Yale 2018 Holiday Events Schedule

The Shops at Yale 2018 Holiday Events Schedule

November 23 - December 23

Celebrate your holiday season in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale. All events are free and open to the public. FREE 4-Hour Parking FOUR $250 Gift Card Giveaways Ice Carving Competition & Outdoor A Cappella Concert Ice Carving Demonstrations Downtown Horse & Carriage Rides Story Time with Santa Yuletide Carolers DIY Crafts for All Ages at Hulls and The Yale Bookstore, and More! Free 4-hour parking with same day purchase of $30 or more from retailers at…

Connecticut Science Center The Polar Express in 3D

November 23 - November 25

Don’t miss this special holiday movie presentation in the Connecticut Science Center Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater for a limited engagement. All aboard! Get the holiday season started with this family favorite. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. “Cause that’s the way things happen on the Polar Express…” Members pay only $5 for…


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