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Lily Tomlin at The Bushnell (Hartford)

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lily Tomlin will be performing live at The Bushnell on October 19th in Hartford, Connecticut. Lily Tomlin continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, video, and social media. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: seven Emmys; two Tony Awards; a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award; a Cable Ace Award, a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording, not to mention numerous additional…

Spooktacular Science Weekend at the Connecticut Science Center

Spooktacular Science Weekend at the Connecticut Science Center

October 20 - October 21

The Spooktacular Science Weekend is coming to the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Connecticut, October 20th and 21st from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and spooky crafts. This year, the Science Center is going wild with a special appearance from PBS Kids superstar Nature Cat. Meet Connecticut…

Hartford Yard Goats Brew Fest

Hartford Yard Goats Brew Fest

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Hartford Yard Goats is hosting their annual Brew Fest at Dunkin' Donuts Park Saturday, October 20th. The G.O.A.T. “Greatest of All Time” Brew Fest will take place from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and will feature entertainment. Proceeds from the G.O.A.T. Brew Fest will benefit the Yard Goats Foundation, which is a Connecticut based non-profit organization dedicated to providing social, educational and scholarship opportunities for the youth in our surrounding communities in connection with the activities of the Hartford Yard…

Cruising for Disaster: An Interactive Murder Mystery Event Hartford

Hartford Flavor Company’s Murder Mystery Dinner

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hartford Flavor Company's Cruising for Disaster: An Interactive Murder Mystery Event will be held on October 20th starting at 6:00 pm. Climb on board the Hartford Flavor cruise ship and enjoy delicious food by international celebrity chef Wheeler del Torro and Wild Moon cocktail pairings.  $70 per person is a bargain for great food, cocktails, and a murder mystery that will prove to be one of the entertainment highlights of the year. All aboard! On Saturday, October 20th, only a small number of guests…

Halloween Yoga with Sean Lanning at City Steam Brewery

Halloween Yoga with Sean Lanning at City Steam Brewery

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sean Lanning hosts Halloween Costume Yoga at City Steam Brewery! Summer is over, so brewery yoga is back! Join yoga teacher and shamanic practitioner Sean Lanning for another exciting edition of brewery yoga at City Steam Brewing! Wednesday October 24th at 6:30pm. Only 25 bucks gets you an hour ALL LEVELS vinyasa flow yoga class (beginners welcome + encouraged) with funky tunes downstairs in the Brew HaHa Comedy Club, followed by your choice of 2 pints or 2 sample flights of…

National Geographic Live Steve Winter at The Bushnell (Hartford)

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats on October 25 at the Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission From trekking high in India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards and stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, this determined explorer ventures far…

The Connecticut Pet Expo

The Connecticut Pet Expo (Hartford)

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2018 at 10:00am

The Connecticut Pet Expo is coming to the XL Center October 27 and 28 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Connecticut Pet Expo is designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets. Featuring vendors, educational and entertaining performances, special attractions and rescue and adoption groups. A fun day for the whole family! The Pet Expo will transform the Expo Center into the areas largest collection of pets and pet products. There will be demonstrations in the dog ring,…

Hartford Yard Goats Kids Halloween Party

The Hartford Yard Goats Kids Halloween Party

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Hartford Yard Goats will continue their busy off-season with a Halloween party for kids 12 and under at Dunkin' Donuts Park on Sunday, October 28th from noon to 3 pm. The community event later this month is free and open to the public. “We thought this would be a fun event for the community to get involved in,” said Jeff Dooley, play-by-play announcer and voice of the Hartford Yard Goats. “Kids 12 and under can participate, of course the…

The Mark Twain House Tapping Into Twain Beer Event

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mark Twain House annual Tapping Into Twain event will be held on September 28 at 5 p.m. The event features beer tastings from local and regional breweries, plus food from several local restaurants. Beer, food, music, and a party fit for the original American humorist will greet you at the door. Classic brews from Charter Oak Brewing Co., Stony Creek Brewery, Alvarium Beer Co., Back East Brewery, Willimantic Brewing Co., Firefly Hollow Brewing, Broad Brook Brewing LLC, Hog River Brewing, Hanging…

Holiday Mixology Class at Hartford Flavor Company

Holiday Mixology Class at Hartford Flavor Company

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to make, shake and mix up craft cocktails for the holiday season and beyond during the Holiday Mixology Class at Hartford Flavor Company on November 7th starting at 6:00 pm. "Students" will learn the basics for at home mixology sure to impress friends & family. Tickets are $40 / per person at the door. Pizza will be served!

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…

Free Learn to Ice Skate (Hartford)

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2018

Want to learn how to ice skate this winter? Head to the Winterfest Hartford rink in Bushnell Park for FREE ice-skating lessons from Champions Skating Centers instructors. Lessons are open to future skaters of all ages, and the skates are free too. Skating lessons will be held on December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Arrive early to get your free skate rentals. All skaters must fill out a waiver before their lesson.

The Nutcracker at The Bushnell (Hartford)

December 8 - December 9

The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker returns to The Bushnell December 8th and 9th. This holiday favorite has you traveling with young Clara as she visits the enchanted Land of Sweets. Delighting audiences young and old, this annual tradition brings to life toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums – a delicious treat for the child in all of us, performed one of the most respected classical ballet conservatories in America. Last year's performances sold out, so get your tickets early!…

Hamilton at The Bushnell (Hartford)

December 11 - December 30

HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now and it's coming to The Bushnell in Hartford, December 11 - December 30 at William H. Mortensen Hall. Tickets to Hamilton at The Bushnell will go on sale to the public on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am EST. Sales will be available in person and online ONLY. It is strongly recommended to purchase tickets online. The Bushnell Box Office will open on the day of on sale, September…

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