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Events Calendar 2018

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Children & Families

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019 XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza Hartford, CT

See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the Toy Story gang, and much more from favorite Disney movies.


Dancing With The Stars: Live!

Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019 Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Dancing with the Stars: Live! will feature professional and troupe dancers in a new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.

Flash! with Mystic

Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019 Mystic Darkroom, 325 Mistuxet Avenue Stonington, CT

Flash! is a cabaret influenced by opera, classical, and rock and roll music. Dancers perform theater with contemporary variations in the eclectic variety show. Mystic Dark Room is an intimate show lounge offering unique entertainment. BYOB or purchase wine, Champagne, ale or brew. Reservations required. Dates: February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16.


Jon Pousette-Dart Band

Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT

Pousette-Dart Band holds a place in the musical firmament of harmonious soft rock popularized by bands like the Eagles, America and Orleans.


Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT

NRBQ’s 5-disc, 50-year retrospective High Noon landed on Top Picks lists in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Goldmine, and more. Fifty years of celebrating is worth celebrating!

Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party Volume XVIII

Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019 Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Bowzer and his Doo – Wop family return to Mohegan Sun to perform some of the best hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s at Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo – Wop Party Volume XVIII. The lineup includes Little Anthony & The Imperials, Drifters, and many more.

Outdoor Activities

Winter Solstice Luminaria Walk 2018

Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road Mystic, CT

Explore the winter beauty of nature center trails lit by the soft glow of luminaria and guided by the staff. Walks depart at 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. The grounds of the Nature Center will also be lit. A roaring campfire will warm noses and toes, and we will offer hot beverages to make the celebratory solstice evening complete.

First Day Hike -- Mansfield Center

Jan 1, 2019 - Jan 1, 2019 Mansfield Hollow State Park, Bassetts Bridge Road Mansfield Center, CT

Friends of Mansfield Hollow will be offering a 2.2 and a 4.5 mile hike. Meeting time is 10:45 a.m. for sign up and the hikes will leave at 11 a.m. Participants must be able to walk at a steady pace and be dressed well for the weather. Sturdy footwear encouraged. If there is enough snow, snowshoes are also recommended. Rain or hazardous driving conditions will cancel the hike.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance


Feb 6, 2019 - Feb 6, 2019 Jorgensen Center For The Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Storrs, CT

Astonishing fans for more than 30 years with nothing more than light, shadow, props, and the human body. The blockbuster dancer-illusionist company will perform a collection of audience and company favorites.



Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018 Bushnell Performing Arts Center, 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT

"Hamilton," an operatic sung and rapped musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, took New York by storm in 2015. There will be a lottery for Hamilton with limited $10 tickets available for all public performances. Details on the lottery will be announced closer to the engagement.

"The Wizard of Oz"

Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018 Shubert Theater, 247 College Street New Haven,, CT

Audiences will be dazzled by the colorful sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with its breathtaking special effects.