Other Events

Several exciting events not affiliated with the MetroHartford Alliance are taking place in the Hartford Region!  Find out what’s happening and discover the cultural and entertainment riches of the area.

  1. Stand Against Racism

    Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    Times Vary


    The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center supports the YWCA Hartford Region to Stand Against Racism. Join us as together we raise awareness of the interpersonal, social, political, and economic effects of racism and devise action steps to counter racism in our communities. Enjoy the new Stowe Center tour that connects the past to the present and includes a facilitated conversation on contemporary issues surrounding race and discrimination. Click here for more information.

  2. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme

    Thursday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30
    XL Center
    1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    Times Vary


    It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals, like our big cats! Click here for more information.
  3. Stitches United

    Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 30
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Many of us are multi-crafters. We might be experts in quilting or knitting, beginners in crochet or garment sewing, and eager to try embroidery. At STITCHES United you’ll find a market that feeds all our choices, a gathering of kindred hearts and hands with instructors and classes to inspire any level of interest. Click here for more information.

  4. Fine Art & Flowers

    Friday, April 28 | Saturday, April 29 | Sunday, April 30
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    11:00am-5:00pm


    Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 36th Annual Fine Art & Flowers! During this three-day museum fundraiser, floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by masterworks from the permanent collection are showcased throughout the galleries. Florists, garden clubs, and interior designers from throughout New England participate in this highly anticipated event, creating floral works of art for visitors to enjoy. Click here for more information.
  5. Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus

    Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, knife throwers, high wire and much more! Discover the golden age of circus this April as CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus sets to captivate audiences of all ages. Click here for more information.
  6. Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

    April 28, June 23, 24, July 28, 29, August 25, 26, October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm

    Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales -- and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. Click here for more information.
  7. Film: The Artist’s Garden

    Saturday, April 29 | Sunday, April 30
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    This documentary features the exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Click here for more information.
  8. Hartford Yard Goats vs Richmond

    Sunday, April 30
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    1:35pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Richmond! Click here for more information.
  9. Trashion Fashion Earth Day Fashion Show

    Sunday, April 30
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    Now in it’s seventh year, Trashion Fashion has become Connecticut’s largest Earth Day celebration. Trashion Fashion supports local artists of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging creative solutions to the world’s waste problems with a unique runway experience that features wearable art made from materials that have been diverted from the waste stream. Click here for more information.
  10. LinkedIn: Grow your Network for Business with Free Professional Profile Photos

    Monday, May 1
    Microsoft Store
    211 Westfarms Mall, Unite #E206, Farmington
    6:00-8:00pm


    LinkedIn is an online network of professional relationships, used to present yourself and your qualifications, grow your network, and connect with new opportunities. In this 45-minute workshop you will to learn to create a compelling profile of your capabilities and accomplishments and grow your business’s professional network.Click here for more information.

  11. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Monday, May 1
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Portland! Click here for more information.
  12. 20th Annual Immigrant Day

    Tuesday, May 2
    CT State Capitol
    210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    2:00-4:00pm


    CTWAC and the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) are celebrating the 20th annual Immigrant Day. Join them in honoring the extraordinary accomplishments of Connecticut immigrants on May 2nd at the Connecticut State Capitol. Click here for more information.
  13. Hartford CIO Forum

    Tuesday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 3
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers. Premier Event Management has worked diligently to put together a stimulating and focused agenda, bringing together experts, visionaries and professionals from the IT industry. Click here for more information.
  14. MY FELLOW SOLDIERS: Gen. John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

    Tuesday, May 2
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30pm


    Military historian and author, Andrew Carroll, who founded The Center for American War Letters, will give a talk on his new book, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. The book is a comprehensive telling of the American experience in the war based on eyewitness accounts by General Pershing and other senior officers, as well as the troops, aviators, and nurses who risked—and often gave—their lives during this conflict. Many of their letters and diaries will be published for the first time. Click here for more information.

  15. El Caso de Oscar López Rivera “En Tertulia” with Jorge Limeres

    Tuesday, May 2
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm

    Oscar Lopez Rivera prison sentence will end on May 17 2017.  Join us for a discussion led by Professor Jorge Limeres on Oscar Lopez Rivera case and topic of seditious conspiracy. Click here for more information.
  16. Tell Me Another: Personal Storytelling with Terry Wolfisch Cole

    Tuesday, May 2
    Sea Tea Improv Studios
    75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford
    6:00-8:00pm


    Storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will share the craft of personal storytelling with you in this 3-part workshop. In the first session you will learn how to identify and tell your own true stories. The next week, you will practice your story and receive feedback. In the final session, you will have the opportunity to present your story to family and friends at a public showcase at Sea Tea Comedy Theater! Click here for more information.

  17. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Tuesday, May 2
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Portland! Click here for more information.
  18. Ellis, Island of Dreams

    Wednesday, May 3
    The Bushnell
    166 Capital Avenue, Hartford
    10:00am & 12:00pm


    Ellis Island was the entry point to the land of dreams for countless immigrants from 1892 to 1954. Follow the story of three immigrants as they endure the trials, heartbreak, and triumphs of coming to America. This heartfelt musical follows our three travelers from the events that propelled them to make this journey, to the trip, to the arrival and all that that entailed. Catch a glimpse of what it must have been like for those “yearning to be free.” Our intrepid travelers represent the countries of Russia, Italy, and Ireland. The accounts of these hopeful souls will help reestablish the understanding that we are truly a nation of immigrants. Click here for more information.

  19. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Wednesday, May 3
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    10:35am


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Portland! Click here for more information.
  20. Small Business Week

    584.ComcastbusinessWednesday, May 3
    Real Art Ways
    56 Arbor Street, Hartford
    4:00pm


    Enjoy for a fun evening of networking and engaging discussion moderated by NBC Connecticut anchor and investigative reporter, Brad Drazen, along with talented individuals from the small business, startup, and entrepreneurial community. You can also visit the casting booth to apply for a chance to be on CNBC’s hit show The Profit. Click here for more information.