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Avon, Avon Arts Association Holiday Show and Music Reception (12/3 - 12/27): Avon Arts Association is Holding a Holiday Art Show from December 2 through 27th, and a wine and musical jazz artists' reception at the Avon Free Public Library, Saturday, December 8th, 2:00-4:00.
Bridgeport, Challenger Mission Program (12/28): The goal of the mission is to establish a permanent lunar base that will allow the astronauts to collect and analyze data about the space environment and the Moon.
Bridgeport, Holiday Paint Party (12/21): Divine Creations LLC will be having it's second paint night at Pappa's Seafood and Pizza on Friday, December 21st! Join us for Drinks, Food and Fun!
Bridgeport, One Time Weekend at BRYAC (12/28): One Time Weekend is not afraid to bust out of the mold and allow its songs to take long, jam-filled walks. The band’s namesake song alone is a nine-minute opus that lets loose in all the right places.
Bristol, Celebrations Around the World (12/31): Join us at Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center in Bristol for our annual family New Year's Eve party!
Bristol, Live Music: Tom Scarola @Firefly Hollow! (12/23): You all loved having Tom here so much the last time that we're bringing him back by popular demand! Tom Scarola puts on a lively show filled with awesome music.
Danbury, BedRock at Molly Darcys (12/29): The holidays may be over, but BedRock has one more gift for you: US ! :-D Come party with BedRock on the Saturday just before New Year's Eve for a pre-2019 celebration !
Danbury, Christmas celebration & special seisiun (12/21): Join us on Friday, December 21st for a special Christmas/Nollaig celebration at the GDICC! An open seisiun complete with Christmas carols begins around 8 pm! Nollaig Shona!!
Danbury, Justin Chandler Band returns to Molly Darcys (1/5): Kicking off 2019 with a bang as the JCB returns in full swing to Molly Darcy's. Join us as we usher in the new year with a boot stompin' booty shaken good time!
Danbury, The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue (12/29): These guys are the real deal! They’ve toured with The Drifters, The Platters, The Marvelettes, Danny & The Juniors, The Shirelles,The Belmonts, The Del Vikings, and the list goes on.
Fairfield, Sophistafunk (12/29): Now the band is embarking on another tour from February 16th through 25th, which includes stops in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Lincoln, and Chicago.
Hartford, Christmas Pageant (12/23): Join our South Church children for a Christmas Pageant inspired by the symbols of Christmas.
Hartford, Connecticut Bridal Expo (1/5 - 1/6): The 34th annual 2019 Connecticut Wedding & Bridal Show is the largest bridal & wedding expo on the East Coast and quite possibly in the country.
Hartford, Crafting for a Cause (12/21): ConnectiKids, a non-profit youth development agency, is hosting a series of holiday craft nights to raise money for youth programs.
Hartford, Fifty Shades The Live Show Hartford (1/5): Your ladies night out with Fifty Shades of Men will be filled with choreographed routines designed to please, performed by hot male models who also come into the crowd to dance ...just for you.
Hartford, Improv 101 / Improv 201 Class Share (12/22): Come see students from Sea Tea Improv Studios perform a final class share as a culmination of their recent class before an invited audience.
Hartford, JAVA Groove (12/28): Java Groove, formed in 2015 by the founding members of The Shiny Lapel Trio, is a small band with a big sound playing swing, jazz and ballads.
Hartford, Organic Blues Downtown! (12/21): Vitamin B-3 returns to Hartford's 'Home Of The Blues'! Join us for a night chock-full of organic Blues and free-range funk.
Hartford, Roomful of Blues (12/22): Roomful of Blues live at Infinity Hall - Hartford on December 22nd!
Hartford, Santa Photos (12/22): Santa Photos today. We ask that you donate a new hat and pair of gloves for the homeless today in exchange for photo opportunities.
Hartford, Sound Healing with Qigong (12/23): Qigong, which originated in China, combines gentle movements and deep breathing which relaxes the mind and body to promote healing from within.
Hartford, The Blues / Jazz Project (12/22): After a great show at Bushnell park, its time to bring the Blues/Jazz Project to Black-eyed Sally's.
Litchfield, Friday Feast and Dancing Feet (12/21): Join us for a holiday celebration of our Friday Feast and Dancing Feet with music by Lew and the Good Time Guys.
Manchester, CONNetic Dances Nutcracker Suite & Spicy (12/21 - 12/23): CONNetic Dance's contemporary ballet production of "The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy" features the company's signature style of fusing ballet, modern, ballroom, tap, jazz, and hip hop.
Middletown, Cosmos Sunshine & Righteous Continental at La Boca (12/21): Cosmos Sunshine's Winter Solstice & Non-denominational Holiday Cheerfest!!! Join us as we celebrate the return of light, warmth of the holiday season and the close of another year!
Middletown, GoToFitness Winter Blood Drive (1/4): Give the gift of life and donate blood. Sign up for our Winter Blood Drive and help YOUR community! It is one of the easiest things you can do!
Milford, The Sellouts!!!! Reunion! at SBC Milford CT! (12/28): Hell hath frozen over! Bud Light proudly presents The Sellouts Live at SBC in Milford CT (Amberjacks!) where it all began. This is our first show in a looooong time!
Mystic, Pizza with Penguins and Santa (12/16 - 12/21): Join Santa and a couple of the African penguins as you enjoy a dinner buffet of pizza, French fries and chicken tenders plus soft drinks and dessert.
New Britain, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album (10/19 - 1/27): Dennis Hopper was also a renowned artist, whose striking black-and-white photographs of American life in the 1960s embody the authenticity, grit, and intensity that characterized many of his films.
New Britain, Neil Jenney: American Realist (11/2 - 3/17): Neil Jenney (b. 1945, Torrington, CT) emerged in the late 1960s with a unique brand of realist painting steeped in the landscape, people, and pastimes of America.
New Britain, Open Heaven..Church Building Dedication Service (12/29): Come out and join us as we celebrate, under a Open Heaven, for the dedication of our new church building!!! It’s going to be a phenomenal and we hoe you can join us.
New Britain, Ugly Sweater Party (12/21): Deck our halls in your ugliest holiday sweater for a very merry Museum After Dark: Ugly Sweater Party!
New Haven, Blue Christmas: The Longest Night Service (12/21): Loss may include the death of a loved one, divorce or separation, separation due to military service, the loss of a job, or living with serious illness.
New Haven, Capone And Friends Comedy Show (1/5): Starring Capone, Darren Fleet, Davey Lozano, Smokey Suarez, Mizz Conduct and more! Ticket on on-sale -> Thursday, November 1st at 10:00 AM
New Haven, Childrens Day (12/22): Join us for Children's Day, a celebration of the winter solstice and the children in our community. All are welcome!
New Haven, Gilbert Jerome: New Haven’s WWI Aviator (6/20 - 3/2): “Gilbert Jerome: New Haven’s WWI Aviator” is an unusual and intimate exhibit capturing the brief, enthusiastic embrace of life by New Haven native and Boy Scout Executive Lt. Gilbert Jerome.
New Haven, Graphic-Novel Style Tales from WWI : The New Haven Museum commissioned award-winning comic-book illustrator Nadir Balan to create a series of dynamic, oversized, graphic-novel style murals based on the dramatic WWI diary of a New Haven s
New Haven, Roots of Creation (12/29): Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.
New Haven, Sample-It Saturdays: POSCA markers (12/29): Paint with markers and make your own pop-art masterpiece! We'll have the surface for you to work on AND the markers for you to play with!
New Haven, TAUK (12/21): On their new album Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, New York-bred band TAUK offer an unsettling but ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world.
New Haven, Uncle Moose (12/28): Hey there everybody we will be playing at Toad's Place - Toads Place December 28th for an early New Years concert with Riders on The Storm.
New London, Cherish the Ladies - A Celtic Christmas (12/21): A spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, stunning step dancing, and great wit.
Norwalk, A Grand Night for Singing (12/29): Celebrate the New Year with some of Broadway's greatest songs by Rogers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and more.
Norwalk, DJ.Norbs at ONeills. (12/22): Join us for a fun night of Throwbacks, OldSchool, and Classics! Maybe even some Holiday Tunes to keep you dancing. Dress to dance.
Norwalk, Goosemas 5 (12/22): Unlike past Goosemas parties, we will no longer be charging everyone for food/drink in the ticket price, in order to be fair to those who wish not to partake.
Norwalk, Shakedown (12/21): Wall Street Theater and New Belgium Brewing Company Presents: Shakedown
Norwalk, The Ugliest & Sexiest Sweater Party! (12/21): We are bringing you the ugliest & sexiest sweater party in Norwalk! Santa will be giving gifts all night long and celebrating Christmas at Our House.
Old Lyme, Deck the Walls (11/16 - 1/4): The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for holiday gift giving.
Ridgefield, Day at the Museum: Abstract Attack! (12/21): Create works of art that inspire, awe, and excite in this daylong workshop celebrating the tricks and tools employed by abstract artists.
Ridgefield, Handheld (5/20 - 1/13): Aldrich Museum is pleased to present Handheld, a group exhibition that explores the contemporary meaning of touch by charting artists’, designers’, and makers’ various responses to objects scaled to t
Ridgefield, Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress (10/14 - 1/19): The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress, organized by The Aldrich’s interim co-director Richard Klein.
Ridgefield, On Edge (5/20 - 1/13): The Aldrich Museum is pleased to present On Edge, an exhibition that brings together seven contemporary artists whose work addresses the complex and dynamic terrain of the table’s edge.
Shelton, Live Makeup Tutorial Workshop BYOB (12/21): Ditch Youtube, and join your girlfriends for a LIVE makeup workshop. This 2 hour lesson will include everything you need to achieve this Sleek eye makeup.
Shelton, New York Rangers Learn to Play Hockey (1/6): Sign up for the New York Rangers Learn to Play Hockey program. The Spring 2019 session starts January 6th and runs through March 10th.
Shelton, St. Joseph High School Class of ‘93 25th Reunion (12/29): Enjoy a night out to catch up with old friends and remember the good ole days. Complimentary pizza will be provided. Cash bar. Please pass along this information to anyone we missed.
Stamford, Camp! (12/28): Drop your little ones off for 3 hours of fun! Ages 2+ and potty training not required. $40/members and $45/nonmembers.
Stamford, Christmas at ConnectCommunity (12/23): Christmas is coming! Be sure to join us at #ConnectCommunity on Sunday, 12/23 at 10:30 am for #Christmas Carols, hot cocoa, photobooth, ornament crafts for the kiddos, and a very special guest
Stamford, Holiday Triptych (11/10 - 1/27): The arts have an undeniable place in the ethos of American patriotism. Dating back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, artists have been showing the America they experienced and observed.
Stamford, Kirtan in the New Year (1/6): come enjoy with us and Sing in the New Year with Harmony Suggested Donation $10
Stamford, Sweet Cash at Tracks (12/22): Join us for fun, live music, drinks and dancing! At Tracks, a cool bar in Stamford. Come one, come all! Playin' Johnny Cash, Country, Rock n Roll & more!
Stamford, The Straightjackets (1/4): The Straightjackets are CT's award winning premier 4 piece 'power-pop' rock n' roll cover band. The Straightjackets have been voted the "best classic rock cover band" in Fairfield County CT
Stamford, Young Choreographers Festival (1/6): Fourteen choreographers between the ages of 13-18 will showcase their dancers in contemporary ballet, tap, modern and jazz pieces.
Trumbull, Friends of Trumbull Library January Book Nook Sale (1/5): The Friends of Trumbull Library welcomes the New Year with a wonderful sale featuring many categories of non-fiction, all offered at half-price, a super selection of fiction, children' books and media
Uncasville, Cirque Celebration (12/30): A 75-minute heart-pounding, non-stop colorful explosion of athleticism, acrobatic audacity and festive imagination.
Waterbury, Aquanett LIVE at Shamrock (12/21): Aquanett returns to The Shamrock with their Rock n Metal show!! Come out for this great night of LIVE music! Showtime - 9:30pm
Wethersfield, Three Centuries of Christmas at WDS (12/1 - 1/6): Using armloads of greenery and native plants and decorations from days of yore, “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past 3
Winsted, Chair Yoga at Whiting Mills : Gift Certificates Available! Chair yoga is a practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair!
Winsted, Womens Drumming Circle (1/7): When women connect to the rhythm of life through drumming the results are very powerful.