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  • Thread City Hop Fest

    Thread City Hop Fest

    Willimantic Brewing Company hosted its fifth annual Thread City Hop Fest in Jillson Square on April 29. Brewers from across the region set up sample booths surrounded by live music, food trucks, and games.

  • CRT Women's Empowerment Networking Event

    CRT Women's Empowerment Networking Event

    The Community Renewal Team, a non-profit organization that helps individuals, families, and communities build a successful future through basic needs support and crisis relief, hosted a networking event Wednesday evening May 2, at the Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford. The evening featured addresses...

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  • 'Fragile Handle With Care': The Two Sides Of Puerto Rico At Mattatuck

    'Fragile Handle With Care': The Two Sides Of Puerto Rico At Mattatuck

    A new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury shows two sides of Puerto Rico. In the first-floor Munger Gallery, modern and contemporary Puerto Rican artists show present-day visions of the island and its people: everyday lives, struggles, revered celebrities, beautiful landscapes, political...

      • 'Dressed In Shadow' Exhibit Examines Children's Gender Perceptions

        'Dressed In Shadow' Exhibit Examines Children's Gender Perceptions

        Joan Ryan won Mattatuck Museum’s 2018 Mixmaster members’ exhibit with “Dreams Deferred.” That painting depicts a shadow-cast swatch of yellow wallpaper decorated with a repeating pattern of armed soldiers and military planes and tanks. Pinned onto the paper are drawings both child-like and violent:...

          • First Palestinian Museum In U.S. Opens In Woodbridge

            First Palestinian Museum In U.S. Opens In Woodbridge

            Connecticut’s newest museum isn’t where one would expect to find a museum. It’s in the first floor of an office building on a quiet stretch of the Litchfield Turnpike in Woodbridge. The 4,000-square-foot exhibit space is open just four hours a week from 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday. Founder Faisal...

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              • Hooker Day Parade Expanded To Five Events Over Seven Days

                Hooker Day Parade Expanded To Five Events Over Seven Days

                Hooker Day, an annual city tradition of local arts, culture and merrymaking, has transformed into Hooker Week. The one-day event has been expanded to five events spread from May 5 to 12, including an art exhibit, a Hartford-specific literary reading, a comic look at the history of the city, a food...

                  • Foxwoods Opens 60-MPH Zip Line From Top Of Fox Tower

                    Foxwoods Opens 60-MPH Zip Line From Top Of Fox Tower

                    The real action at Foxwoods Resort Casino isn’t on the gaming floor. It’s on the roof of the Fox Tower. On Thursday, the casino cut the ribbon on its HighFlyer zip line. Two people at a time can strap in and yeee-haaaa! downward from the launch pad, 350 feet in the sky, at up to 60 mph to the landing...

                  • 'Jurassic Giants' Invade Mystic Aquarium For Rest Of 2018

                    'Jurassic Giants' Invade Mystic Aquarium For Rest Of 2018

                    Mystic Aquarium is known for its penguins, beluga whales, sea lions, sea anemones, sharks and all manner of marine life. On April 7, prehistoric creatures moved in. The newest exhibit at the aquarium, “Jurassic Giants: A Dinosaur Adventure,” has 12 animatronic dinosaurs and other dino-focused interactive...

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                  • Rene McLean To Perform At The Artists Collective

                    Rene McLean To Perform At The Artists Collective

                    Multi-reedist Rene McLean made his debut as a bandleader at the age of 16 in 1963. His father, the alto saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator Jackie McLean, had gotten early lessons and pointers from artists like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell. Rene McLean received a similarly...

                  • Dana Fuchs To Play The Warehouse

                    Dana Fuchs To Play The Warehouse

                    Bluesy belter Dana Fuchs experienced some massive losses leading up to work on “Love Lives On,” her new record. She lost three close family members in a short time span. It’s hard to even imagine remaining standing, much less being productive and energetic in the face of such grief. But Fuchs has...

                  • Doyle Bramhall II To Play Infinity Hartford

                    Doyle Bramhall II To Play Infinity Hartford

                    Doyle Bramhall II grew up listening to Texas electric guitar blues. His dad played drums with both Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, so the younger Bramhall was steeped in the music, really from birth. Bramhall, a guitar player, songwriter and producer, has worked with Sheryl Crow, Roger Waters and...

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                  • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                    When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                    For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

                  • Walking in Memphis, visitors retrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps

                    Walking In Memphis, Visitors Retrace MLK's Steps

                    Shortly after noon, as Sunday services at Memphis’ abundant churches conclude, another gathering of the faithful is getting underway at a restaurant popular for its soul food.

                  • Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                    Why Delray? A Beautiful Beach And A Bustling Avenue

                    In the 1980s Delray Beach was sadly saddled with the nickname “Dullray Beach,” reflective of a reputation as a dowdy, rundown Palm Beach County ocean side Florida town full of vacant buildings, high crime, racial tension, dysfunctional politics and a crumbling infrastructure. The list of problems...

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