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. Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

    October 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.
  2. Guns N' Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour

    Monday, October 23
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:30pm


    Three decades ago today, Guns N’ Roses transformed and transfixed the world of rock and roll forever with their seminal debut album Appetite for Destruction. To celebrate the multi-platinum record that welcomed fans to the jungle and topped the Billboard 200, the unprecedented legends of rock are announcing a selection of new stops on their momentous Not In This Lifetime Tour produced by Live Nation. Click here for more information.
  3. Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley 1647-1663 Book Talk

    Tuesday, October 24
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    Decades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witch trials in England led by Matthew Hopkins, who pioneered "techniques" for examining witches. This history examines the outbreak of witch hysteria in the Valley, focusing on accusations of demonic possession, apotropaic magic and the role of the clergy. Click here for more information.
  4. Network After Work Hartford at Night Owl Pub

    Tuesday, October 24
    Night Owl Pub
    130 Ann Uccello Street, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm


    Join their community of millions across the US and expand your network at their next event. Meet executives and professionals for new opportunities. You’ll make great connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. They’ve become America’s premier face-to-face networking organization with hundreds of events each month, in over +100 cities across the US. Grab your business cards to get out and network with Network After Work. Click here for more information.

  5. CHINA Town Hall

    Tuesday, October 24
    Trinity College
    300 Summit Street, Hartford
    6:00-8:00pm


    Join 80+ communities across the United States in a national conversation on China. Featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice and on-site panel discussion exploring how the U.S.-China relationship directly impacts them here in Connecticut. Click here for more information.
  6. Book/Mark: S.L. Price, Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

    Tuesday, October 24
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Renowned sports journalist S.L. Price visits The Mark Twain House & Museum to talk about his latest book, Playing Through the Whistle. Click here for more information.
  7. Dr. Kerry Driscoll on “‘My Love and Patriarchal Blessing:’ Mark Twain and the Saturday Morning Club of Hartford”

    Wednesday, October 25
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    5:00pm


    On 17 August 1880, Mark Twain placed an order with Tiffany & Co. jewelers of New York City, for “19 badges” intended as gifts for the members of Hartford’s Saturday Morning Club -- a group of unmarried upper-class local women, ranging in age from 16 to 20 who meet weekly from October through June for an alternating series of lectures and discussions intended “to promote Culture and Social Intercourse.” Click here for more information.
  8. Bushnell Young Professionals Preshow Reception

    OE Bushnell Young ProfessionalsWednesday, October 25
    Republic at the Linden
    10 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    You're invited to a preshow reception for School of Rock the next show of the 2017-2018 Bushnell Broadway Series co-sponsored by Farmington Bank and Travelers. Buy a ticket for School of Rock and let The Bushnell treat you to a drink and small bites! Click here to RSVP.
  9. Women's Wednesdays

    Wednesday, October 25 | November 29 | December 27
    Hartford Flavor Company
    30 Arbor Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm



    A women's empowerment Happy Hour to celebrate the women who kick butt in the community! They invite and feature a different local wonder woman each month to share their journey to success in hopes to inspire others. This month, Denise Merrill, the Secretary of State will be there. Click here for more information.
  10. FLOW - Homebuying 101

    OE FLOWWednesday, October 25
    Pond House Cafe
    1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford
    5:30-8:30pm


    FLOW will be having eight panelists that will be asked a variety of questions relating to the home buying process, including all the "need to know info" from the professionals in the industry. This candid and enlightening discussion will be followed a Q&A from the audience and plenty of open networking. Anyone in home buying related industries will benefit from the opportunity to mix and mingle with attendees, panelists and sponsors of this event! FLOW is offering a $10 discount to all Young Professionals! When registering, select the $15 "Other YP Group Affiliate" button. Click here for more information.
  11. Art Talk: Dreaming Vertically: Northern Land into Landscape

    Wednesday, October 25
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    In the 19th century, artists in Norway and Switzerland painted mountain landscapes and coastal views of extraordinary drama and technique. Join Patricia Berman, professor of art history at Wellesley College, to learn about the technical aspects of the paintings and the politics of nation building. Click here for more information.
  12. Responsive Classroom One-Day Workshops

    Thursday, October 26
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    8:00-3:30pm

    Whether you’ve taken a four-day course or are new to Responsive Classroom practices, we’ve designed a workshop with you in mind. Learn how Responsive Classroom practices help teachers to foster positive community, integrate academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior. Choose from a variety of focuses including Morning Meeting, special area teachers, and misbehavior. Click here for more information.
  13. The Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Festival

    Thursday, October 26
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    MCW, Inc. presents 30 years of the longest running festival showcasing jazzwomen and their music! Through music & poetry Nicki Mathis’ Afrikan Amerikan Jazz New Millennium All Stars will perform the original compositions of Carla Dean, Joanne James, Nick Mathis, Dotti Anita Taylor, Deborah Weisz and more, along with traditional music standards: RICKY ALFONSO trumpet, CLAIRE ARENIUS drums, MELANIE DYER viola, JOANNE JAMES djimbe, rainstick, shekere, GWEN LASTER violin, BILL LOWE trombone/tuba, NICKI MATHIS voice, GENEVIEVE ROSE bass,  DOTTI ANITA TAYLOR flute/voice, DEBORAH WEISZ trombone, MARK WHITECAGE alto sax, and MORE! Click here for more information.
  14. Conscious Artificial Intelligence

    Thursday, October 26
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartord
    6:00-8:00pm


    f and when you encounter an AI, it is best to look beyond superficialities, like a humanlike appearance. Perhaps only biological beings can have experience, or perhaps super-intelligent AI doesn’t need to be conscious. Susan Schneider proposes a test for determining whether AI can be conscious. Her work wrestles with vexed issues such as the nature of the mind, whether AI can be conscious, preparing for artificial general intelligence (AGI), super-intelligent AI, and futuristic brain enhancements, such as brain chips and uploading. Click here for more information.
  15. Speak Up Storytelling presents “Secrets”

    Thursday, October 26
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Infinity Music Hall's Friends Matt and Elysha Dicks bring their next installment of Speak Up to Hartford this October. They are excited to hear these guests and all new stories! This segment’s theme is “Secrets”. Click here for more information.
  16. 38th Annual Fall Home Show

    Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Nearly 350 companies will converge on the CT Convention Center for the days to present every conceivable kind of product or service for the home. Talk to the experts and find just the right designs at just the right price for your home improvement budget. Click here for more information.
  17. Capital Classics Presents "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Radio-Theatre Performance

    Friday, October 27 - Sunday, October 29
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Just as in the days of the golden age of radio, Company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell the tale of Dr. Jekyll, who faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. Performances will also include radio-theatre style readings of one or two short stories by Mark Twain to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Click here for more information.
  18. Gilded Age Happy Hour

    Friday, October 27
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    Don your most dapper tweeds and beads to celebrate the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector. Enjoy the exhibition with with docent-guided tours, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks for purchase in the Bar Car pop-up bar, and revel in entertainment by Sea Tea Improv. Click here for more information.

  19. Hallowed History Lantern Tour

    Friday, October 27
    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-9:30pm


    History comes alive on this lantern-led tour of Cedar Hill. Character actors share tantalizing true stories of some of our notable and not-so-notable residents. Click here for more information.
  20. Hartford Wolf Pack vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers

    Friday, October 27
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:15pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they face the Bridgegport Sound Tigers! HYPE Members will receive a 25% discount by using WPHHYPE, or use WPH:WPHHYPE if you're using a mobile device. Click here for more information.