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. From Idea to Creation to Business

    OE Innovate HartfordWednesday March 22 & 29

    Innovate Hartford
    20 Church Street 17th Floor, Suite 178, Hartford
    5:00-7:00pm

    Do you have the next big idea for a product, service, or app but aren’t sure how to execute it? Worry no more! At Innovate Hartford you will learn the exact steps and processes needed to make your app fantasy a reality! Click here for more information.

  2. Interfaith Film Series: Divided We Fall

    Sun March 26 | Sun, April 2
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    Times Vary

    The 4th Annual Interfaith Film Series: Faith in Times of Conflict. Co-presented by the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Each program includes a guest speaker, film screening, and post-film Q&A. Click here for more information.
  3. Leaders On Board Express Match

    Tuesday, March 28
    TCC Training & Conference Center
    255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford
    5:30-8:30pm




    Throughout the region there are hundreds of nonprofits seeking to enhance the quality of life in their communities and improve the lives of their neighbors and constituents. Their work takes tremendous dedication and effort — that’s where Leaders On Board makes a difference. Leaders On Board helps nonprofits find new members who bring their diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences to the important work of their organizations. Click here for more information.
  4. Social Media: Legal Implications

    Wednesday, March 29
    reSET Business Factory
    1429 Park Street, Hartford
    12:00-2:00pm


    Leverage social media to advertise your products or services and brands, promote events, host contests, post pictures and generally stay top-of-mind with your audience safely, securely and confidently.  Understand the legal parameters that surround all different forms of social media. Click here for more information.
  5. 4th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner

    Wednesday, March 29
    Chrysalis Center
    255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford
    5:00-7:00pm


    For $20 per person, $140 for a table, you will support the Chrysalis Center in their 4th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner. This includes soup, salad, dessert, and a handcrafted pottery bowl. Join them to help others as they raise awareness of the issue of hunger and raise money to help benefit their food pantry, Freshplace, and their La Cocina Culinary Art programs. RSVP to Ellyn Laramie, and click here for more information.
  6. The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop

    Saturday, March 30
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    10:15am


    Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short story writer who won the Pulitzer Price for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award in 1970, and the Neustadt International Price for Literature in 1976. John Stanizzi, poet, teaches at Manchester Community College and has published several collections of poetry. Click here for more information.
  7. Sherry Horton: Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss

    Thursday, March 30
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-3:00pm


    Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss testifies to the power of art and long-term relationship to sustain a husband and wife under siege by illness. The story begins as the author watches her artist-husband hunch over a sketchbook hardwired to his latest project, designs and historical texts for a series of enormous steel chairs representing practices of interrogation and coercion used in the 1692 Salem witch trials. Click here for more information.
  8. 71st CMEA In-Service Conference and All State Music Festival

    Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary

    Annual Conference of Music Teachers and High School Honors All State Concert. Click here for more information.
  9. New York Kings of Comedy

    Thursday, March 30
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    TBA


    TALENT. CAPONE. DREW FRASER. ROB STAPLETON. MARK VIERA. Individually, these five hilarious comedians have been entertaining audiences throughout the world for more than a decade. Together, they are known as the NEW YORK KINGS. They have slayed audiences and won legions of loyal fans throughout their long and storied careers. The KINGS have all been assembled. Click here for more information.
  10. Fashion & Textile Council Lecture: Killer Heels: The Art and History of the High Heeled Shoe

    Thursday, March 30
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Lisa Small, Curator of the Brooklyn Museum, explores the history of high heeled shoes, fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, Small looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. Click here for more information.
  11. Stowe Prize Book Club: "Just Mercy"

    Thursday, March 30
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    Join us to discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Author Bryan Stevenson was recently named 2017 Stowe Prize winner for this unforgettable memoir. A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, Just Mercy is a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. Click here for more information.
  12. Hall of Fame Dance Challenge

    Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Hall of Fame Dance Challenge is a children’s dance competition with over 40 competitions across the country. Click here for more information.
  13. 20th Annual Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show

    Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Connecticut’s largest fishing & hunting show.Bring the whole family for a fun filled day of entertainment! Click here for more information.
  14. International Gem & Jewelry Show

    Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times vary


    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the International Gem & Jewelry Show is the biggest and longest running jewelry show in the US. The show is a fabulous exhibition that brings hundreds of companies, designers and manufacturers together to provide customers with the best high-quality jewelry selection at prices that can fit everyone’s budget. Click here for more information.
  15. Princess and the Prom

    Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1st
    Hilton Garden Inn
    555 Corporate Drive, Windsor
    4:00-8:00pm


    Princess and the Prom was created to provide free prom dresses to any Connecticut high school girl who otherwise may not be able to afford one. It is our goal that every girl has the opportunity to feel like a princess on the night of her prom. Click here for more information.
  16. Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: The Cabinet

    Friday, March 31
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    The Four Nations Ensemble presents a program of music from the 17th and 18th centuries to celebrate the Cabinet of Art and Curiosity at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Featuring works by Brescianello, Biber, Marini, and Couperin. Click here for more information.
  17. Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Hershey Bears

    Friday, March 31
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:15pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they play against the Hershey Bears. Click here for more information.
  18. Hollywood Allstars

    Friday, March 31
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm

    Get ready to get down with the Hollywood AllStars!! Captained by Grammy-nominated keyboardist/songwriter/producer Steve Gaspar, this collective of top-flight musicians gets party-goers out their seats and on their feets!! Be there as they cut loose and lay it down! Click here for more information.
  19. CT Walks for Haiti

    OE CT Walks for HaitiSaturday, April 1
    St. Peter Claver Parish Center
    47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford
    12:00-2:00pm


    CT Walks For Haiti runs an annual walk-a-thon and festival to fund the projects of charities working in Haiti. Since 2010, CT Walks For Haiti has raised over $140,000 for educational, medical and nutritional programs. Click here for more information.
  20. Instrument Portrait Series: HARP – The Secret Trio

    Saturday, April 1
    Real Art Ways
    56 Arbor Street, Hartford
    7:30pm


    The Secret Trio is an instrumental group consisting of Ismail Lumanovski (clarinet), Tamer Pınarbaşı (kanun), and Ara Dinkjian (oud). In 2010, these three New York-based musicians, each busy with numerous projects, felt the desire to play music which would satisfy their own creative and emotional needs. They began to meet at Dinkjian’s home where they developed a group philosophy and sound. Click here for more information.