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Events Calendar - 2019

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Picture Everyone Naked A Joey Rinaldi One-Man Show -- Stamford CT

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Curtain Call, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT

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Connecticut native and storytelling comedian Joey Rinaldi returns home to Curtain Call Theater in Stamford, Connecticut perform his new one man show Picture Everybody Naked. In this hilarious one man show, Joey shares his most personal and cringe worthy tales from his life. He discusses everything from his first kiss to the time he got booed off stage. No matter how many painful memories you may have, we promise Joey has more.

Art Shows

International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale - Mystic, CT

Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT

The International Marine Art Exhibition is a comprehensive juried show that showcases the most recent works of more than 100 award-winning marine artists from around the world. Represented in this show are exceptional paintings, drawings, sculpture and scrimshaw.

Children & Families

North Pole Express 2019 -- Essex CT

Nov 15, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019 Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT

north pole express train at essex steam train CT Board a festive train for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Watch and live performance of “The Night Before Christmas,” say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus, sing along to your favorite Christmas music, and snack on hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Each child will receive a small gift from Santa. Children are invited to wear pajamas. Ride length is approximately 90 minutes.

Northern Lights Limited & Santa Express Trains 2019

Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019 Thomaston Station, 242 E. Main Sreet Thomaston, CT

Join the Railroad Museum of New England on a magical journey to celebrate the Christmas season. The Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited (two different train excursions) run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. All train rides are about 1 hour and 20 minutes in length. Tickets.
The Santa Express is an earlier train (departing noon or 2:15 p.m. Parents and kids alike may visit with Santa Claus and play with his elves. Each child will get a gift from Santa’s toy bag. Coach and first class service available.
The Northern Lights Limited is an evening train, similar to the Santa Express trains, but with some added touch of lighting. The Northern Lights Limited departs at 5 and 7:15 p.m.

Comedy

Best of Boston Comedy Festival -- Old Saybrook CT

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street Old Saybrook, CT

Laughs will abound as the Best of the Boston Comedy Festival Returns to the Kate. Lineup includes MC Peter Martin, Boston comedian Dan Boulger, headliner Kenny Rogerson.

Corn Mazes

Fall Fun & Corn Maze at Buttonwoods Farm

Sep 21, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Tpke., Griswold, CT

Explore seven acres of corn maze. Take a hayride, visit with farm animals, or pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. The fall fun also includes a cow train, duck races, a straw bale mountain and a corn pit.

Cornmaze Adventure at Fort Hill Farms

Oct 2, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Fort Hill Farms, 266 Quaddick Road Thompson, CT

Cone enjoy two corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins, ice cream, picnic area, fitness and meditation and Astronomy Flashlight nightsPlease do not bring pets.

Dance

Dancing With The Stars – Live Tour 2020 -- Uncasville CT

Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

The all-new production of Dancing With the Stars will feature professional dancers wowing audiences with every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars.

Food, Wine, Beer

Mystic Restaurant Week - Fall 2019

Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 Participating restaurants Mystic, CT

This bi-annual event offers residents and visitors a chance to enjoy the culinary talent in this gourmet foodie destination - at affordable prices. Participating restaurants will offer special menu pricing on select menu items of their choice.

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.

Music

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Mohegan Sun -- Uncasville CT

Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

There’s something about Frankie Valli’s music that makes young people of every generation want to get up and dance. Amid the Disco era, the Seasons hit it big with “Who Loves You,” and “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” a #1 record in 1976.

Davina and the Vagabonds -- Norfolk CT

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 5, 2019 Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music. Davina's has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday.

Hot Tuna 50th Anniversary -- New London CT

Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019 Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street New London, CT

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and core members Hot Tuna, bring their fusion of rock and blues to new London. Hot Tuna started as a side project during Kaukonen's and Casady's Jefferson Airplane days. The two have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in rock history.

Terrapin -- Hartford CT

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019 Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 32 Front Street Hartford, CT

Terrapin is the ultimate Grateful Dead experience playing an authentic mix of Grateful Dead and other vintage jam-centric music.

Outdoor Activities

Hoppy Hike – Hartford CT - Hartford, CT

Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Riverside Park, 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06103

Take a one-hour guided hike on a beautiful wooded path along the Connecticut River, followed by a flight of beer from Hanging Hills Brewing Company on our boathouse porch. For guests age 21 and older. Registration is required. in advance at http://bit.ly/riverfronthike

Skyline Canoe Tour – Hartford CT - Hartford, CT

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019 Riverside Park, 20 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT

Review the basics of canoe safety on land before heading out on to Connecticut River for a guided paddle and the best views of Hartford’s skyline. All participants must know how to swim. Registration is required at at http://bit.ly/riverfronthike

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – Glastonbury 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.

Legends In Concert – Mashantucket CT

Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket,, CT

Legends in Concert, the live tribute show, is returning with a bigger and bolder production. Tribute artists perform the music of Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer and Sting. In the past 13 years, 350,000 fans have enjoyed Legends in Concert, shattering the attendance record for any live entertainment at Foxwoods.

Theater

“Billy Elliot the Musical” -- Est Haddam CT

Sep 3, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT

Young Billy Elliot is pulled between his family’s coal-mining roots and his newly discovered passion to dance. Is his future boxing gloves or ballet shoes? In this Broadway phenomenon with songs by the legendary Elton John, following your dream has never been more electric!

"The Book of Mormon" - Hartford, CT

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Bushnell Performing Arts Center, 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. A truly international sensation.

Trains

Train to the Pumpkin Patch -- Essex CT

Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019 Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT

Climb onto a historic steam train at Essex Station for a ride to Deep River and a pumpkin patch. Each child may choose a pumpkin and have his or her face painted with a fall design. Then take the train back to Essex Station for pumpkin decorating, and apple cider and donuts. Dates: October 19, 20, 26, 27.