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. Real Bodies: The Exhibition

    e94f9f19-0689-46bc-8ef1-6068b9e2a6d1Friday, March 1 - Sunday, June 30 
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford 


    The Exhibition uses real human specimens to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and thought-provoking style. System by system, the Exhibition provides an approachable and fascinating insight into what's happening inside every one of us. Real Bodies: The Exhibition also explores how elements such as breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, and other essential body functions have a deep cultural and emotional significance that reaches as far back as the dawn of humanity. Admission is included with General Admission or Science Center Membership.
  2. Emily Mae Smith/Matrix 181

    oe-wadsworth-atheneum-artFriday, March 15 - Sunday, May 5
    Wadsworth Atheneum 
    600 Main Street, Hartford


    With a nod to distinct painting movements in the history of art, such as Symbolism, Surrealism, and Pop art, Emily Mae Smith creates lively compositions that offer sly social and political commentary. Her lexicon of signs and symbols begins with her avatar, derived from the broomstick figure from Disney's Fantasia (1940). Simultaneously referring to a painter's brush, a domestic tool associated with women's work, and the phallus, the figure continually transforms across Smith's body of work. By adopting a variety of guises, the broom and other symbols speak to contemporary subjects, including gender, sexuality, capitalism, and violence.
  3. The Trouble Begins at 5:30: Daniel J. Mrozowski on Bret Harte and Mark Twain

    Mark Twain House logoWednesday, April 24
    Mark Twain House and Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    5:00-7:30pm

    Friend. Collaborator. Rival. Enemy. The complicated relationship between Mark Twain and Bret Harte began in California, imploded in Hartford, and lasted both lifetimes. Daniel J. Mrozowski will explore the ways in which Bret Harte brought out the best and worst in Samuel Clemens, fueling his creativity and inspiring some of the most brutal invectives of one of the world’s most withering wits. More information.
  4. IAOCC Young Professionals Networking Event

    10981832_399060713588299_5384051560909616031_nThursday, April 25
    Bollywood Grill & Bar
    2333 Main St, Glastonbury
    6:00-8:00pm


    Network with young professionals, entrepeneurs, and industry experts! Whether you’re looking for work, a career change, or simply a broader network, this event is for you! Bring plenty of business cards! RSVP required. More information.
  5. Hartford Yard Goats vs Harrisburg Senators

    Thursday, April 25
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Harrisburg Senators. More information.
  6. Inside Out Project: Hartford Art Reception

    EBK GalleryFriday, April 26
    74 Union Place, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm

    Union Place Realty LLC and EBK Gallery have come together to offer art to own and space to lease. For this first display, on view will be selected artwork available from artists who are Hartford connected either living, working or maintaining studios in Hartford. More information.
  7. Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours

    Mark Twain House logoFriday, April 26
    Mark Twain House and Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:00-9:00pm

    Play a live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe Sea Tea Improv as Twain’s beloved characters/suspects. Get A Clue Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. More information.
  8. Hartford Yard Goats vs Harrisburg Senators

    Friday, April 26
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Harrisburg Senators. More information.
  9. Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute

    Friday, April 26
    Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Relive that old time surf rock with the #1 Beach Boys Tribute. More information.
  10. Hartford Yard Goats vs Harrisburg Senators

    Saturday, April 27
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    6:05pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Harrisburg Senators. More information.
  11. Boogie for Books

    OE UWELSSaturday, April 27
    Chrysalis Center
    255 Homestead Ave, Hartford
    7:00-11:00pm


    Boogie for Books is Emerging Leaders Society's annual dance fundraiser. Enjoy music, emcee, dancing, performances, cash bar, and drawing prizes while making a BIG difference!! More information.
  12. Hartford Yard Goats vs Harrisburg Senators

    Sunday, April 28
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    1:05pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Harrisburg Senators. More information.
  13. Baby Grand Jazz

    Sunday, April 28
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    3:00-4:00pm

    The free, hour-long concerts are held at the Downtown Library, presented in partnership with the Hartford Jazz Society and WWUH 91.3 FM. Shows are free but seating is limited, arrive early make sure you have a seat. More information.
  14. Pasquale Esposito

    Sunday, April 28
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Ave, Hartford
    7:30pm


    Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito makes his debut at The Bushnell with his new program celebrating Italian Piazzas (Squares). The evening’s program will take the audience on a musical journey paying tribute to the most beautiful piazzas in Italy and dedicating to each of them a song celebrating their history, beauty and romance. The multi-media program will including incredible footage from Italy coupled with Pasquale’s dynamic live performance accompanied by his international band of musicians. More information.
  15. Jazz 101 Workshop Series

    Monday, April 29
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    The Hartford Jazz Society and Hartford Public Library are partnering to present Jazz 101, a free 8-week course designed as a beginner-level introduction to the sounds of Jazz music, and the history and culture surrounding it. The course is taught as a lecture, and perfect for curious folks who have “always wanted to get into Jazz”. It is recommended that students engage for the whole of Jazz 101, but each week focuses on a specific chapter of the music’s history. More information.
  16. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland Sea Dogs

    Monday, April 29
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Portland Sea Dogs. More information.
  17. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland Sea Dogs

    Tuesday, April 30
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Portland Sea Dogs. More information.
  18. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland Sea Dogs

    Wednesday, May 1
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    10:35am

    The Hartford Yard Goats take on the Portland Sea Dogs. More information.
  19. Hartford Athletic v Charlotte Independence

    OE Hartford AthleticSaturday, May 4
    Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
    615 Silver Lane, East Hartford
    7:00pm


    Hartford Athletic takes on the Charlotte Independence. More information.
  20. Jazz 101 Workshop Series

    Monday, May 6
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    The Hartford Jazz Society and Hartford Public Library are partnering to present Jazz 101, a free 8-week course designed as a beginner-level introduction to the sounds of Jazz music, and the history and culture surrounding it. The course is taught as a lecture, and perfect for curious folks who have “always wanted to get into Jazz”. It is recommended that students engage for the whole of Jazz 101, but each week focuses on a specific chapter of the music’s history. More information.