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Events Calendar - 2019

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Comedy

Hanging Hills Comedy Night -- Hartford CT

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Hanging Hills Brewing Company, 150 Ledyard Street, Hartford, CT

The Comedy Craft Beer Tour brings the best of Northeast comedy to local breweries and wineries. This show features Ryan Brauth, who is heard on Sirius/XM; Mike McCarthy of the Irish Comedy Tour; and Giancarlo Biondino, finalist in the CT Funniest Comic Competition.

Cruises

Sheffield Island Lighthouse Ferry Cruise and Clambake

Jun 13, 2019 - Sep 19, 2019 departure from Hope Dock, 43 North Water Street (corner of Washington & North Water streets), Norwalk, CT

The Seaport Ferry takes passengers to the 1868 Sheffield Island and Lighthouse off the coast of Norwalk for Thursday evening clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Advance registration only.

Taste of Italiana on Lady Kate Cruises

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Harbor Drive Middletown, CT

Come aboard the “Mystique” with Lady Kate Cruises for an evening of authentic Italian food and live entertainment by Tony Reali. Come hungry and ready to feast on an extensive dinner buffet. Be sure to leave room for dessert and dancing! Seating is limited - make your reservations today!

Fireworks

Summer Fireworks 2019 in Connecticut - New London, Guilford, Hartford, Canaan, Oxford, North Branford, Clinton, CT

Jun 28, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 various locations New London, Guilford, Hartford, Canaan, Oxford, North Branford, Clinton, CT

Public fireworks don’t end after the Fourth of July. Below are fireworks happening in the state all summer. Check back as we add more listings.
August 31 -- Clinton. Clinton Summerfest and Fireworks at Clinton Town Beach

Guided Tours

Taste of New Haven Food and Drink Tours

Aug 5, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 departure location given when tour is booked New Haven, CT

This company has a first-class reputation for offering interesting weekend walking tours of this multi-faceted city of traditional foodways, fine museums and architecture, an ivy-league university, and beautiful public spaces. All tours are on foot (except the bike tour). Themes of the tours include the Trick or Eat Spooky Tour; Pizza and Pints Bike Tour; Theater District Tour; Canal Quarter and Goatville tours, named for two gastronomic neighborhoods; Wooster Square Tour; and the On 9 Tour. Tours usually last 3 to 4 hours. Private tours also are offered. Choose a tour and book your place at the website. FAQs. Calendar. Tours held year-round.

Tours of Yale University Architecture – New Haven CT

Aug 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Departing from Yale Visitor Center at 149 Elm Street, New Haven, CT

Yale College students lead a tour of the uplifting architecture of Yale University, including many stories of the institution’s 300-year history. The tour includes the Gothic-style Sterling Memorial Library, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Built from scores of panels of translucent marble, the Beinecke houses a many rare materials, including the Gutenberg Bible. Tours are 60 to 75 minutes. A video about campus life is offered before each tour. Tours offered year-round.

Historic

Mayflower II's Launch and Re-Commissioning --Mystic CT

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT

After a three-year restoration at Mystic Seaport, Mayflower II will be re-commissioned in a ceremony at Mystic Seaport, co-hosted by Plimoth Plantation. Speakers and entertainment will set the stage for the ceremonial christening before the ship is lowered into the Mystic River for the first time since 2016. Free with Mystic Seaport admission; some VIP seated tickets will be available closer to the event date.

Housatonic Heritage Walks 2019

Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Many locations Berkshire and Litchfield regions, CT

The Housatonic Heritage Walks, happening on four weekends in September, present 61 free guided walks to the most interesting historic, cultural and natural sites in Berkshire County, MA, and Litchfield County, CT. Heritage walks visit town center, cemeteries, Appalachian Trail hikes, industrial heritage sites, country roads, performing arts venues, gardens and estates. Welcoming for kids and families. Dates: September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. Event brochure. Walk schedule.

Music

Party on the Rooftop -- Uncasville CT

Jul 5, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT

Party on the Rooftop is the best spot for over-21 fun with $3 beers, specialty cocktails, wine, fire pits, table games, slot machines, food trucks, cornhole and more. There will not be rain dates or make-up dates. In bad weather, cancellations only will be announced by 2 p.m. on the day of the event.
August 9 -- Black Dog Led Zeppelin tribute band. With Backyard Smokers LLC, Munchies Food Truck, Canterbury Cones
August 16 -- Queen Flash Queen tribute band. With Uncle D's Blazin BBQ, 744 Express, Canterbury Cones
August 23 -- Bon Jersey Bon Jovi tribute band. With Munchies Food Truck, Spuds Your Way, NoRA Cupcake Company
August 30 -- Wild Heart Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac tribute band. With The Whey Station, Captain Scott's Lobster Truck

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: 40th Anniversary tour

Aug 27, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT

Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer with more than 30 years of rock 'n' roll performing. Her husband, Neil “Spyder James” Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer and songwriter for over four decades, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s. For this ticketed event, chairs are provided for all concert-goers; seating is general admission within each section. This concert is rain or shine.

Eli Young Band -- Torrington CT

Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Warner Theatre, 68 Main Street Torrington, CT

The Eli Young Band is a crew of brothers -- maybe even "misfits" -- who celebrate their musical Texas roots. The country sound is focused and sincere.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Hartford CT

Jul 30, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Hilton Garden Inn, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT

dinner detective hartford Ready for some dinnertime sleuthing? Check out The Dinner Detective’s shows! This interactive, murder-mystery dinner is a night of fantastic entertainment. While you enjoy a four-course plated dinner, new clues will come up, new characters will be introduced and everyone turns into a suspect. Join us for a fun night. Showtimes and tickets.

Science & Nature

Swallow Spectacular on the Connecticut River -- Haddam CT

Aug 31, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 RiverQuest, 1 Marine Park, Route 82, Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, CT

During fall migration, thousands of tree swallows congregate on the lower Connecticut River at sunset, forming a brilliant funnel shape before settling down to roost. Join Audubon onboard the RiverQuest out of Haddam, CT to see this spectacular display. Bring binoculars, a picnic supper and your favorite beverage to enjoy. Deadline for registration is August 26, 2019. Space is limited. Ages: 10 and older.
Trip departs from Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI.

Theater

“Cabaret”

Aug 7, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT

Explore the thrilling but tortured lives of people enjoying a brief revelry between the wars at the Kit Kat Club in Berlin as you watch “Cabaret.” Singable musical numbers that remain favorites for all time included “Wilkommen,” “Cabaret,” and “Maybe This Time.”

Elm Shakespeare in the Park: "The Comedy of Errors"

Aug 15, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street, New Haven, CT

Egeon, an elderly merchant, travels to Ephesus in search of his son. But when he arrives, the local duke places him in prison because the law prohibits merchants from Syracuse from entering the city. Before judgement is passed, Egeon tells the story of why he came to Ephesus.

“Shear Madness”

Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT

This comedy-whodunit at Shear Madness hairstyling salon brings murder into the theater. The audience is charged with spotting clues, grilling suspects, and solving the crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Voted “Best Comedy of the Year” seven times by the Boston Globe