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. Friday Night Flavor Music Series

    oehartfordflavorFriday Evenings | September 21 - October 26
    Hartford Flavor Company 
    30 Arbor St #107, Hartford
    7:00-10:00pm 

    Back by popular demand is Hartford Flavor Company's Friday night music.  Sip on a delicious Wild Moon cocktail and support the local music scene; including POSSM, Capitol Blondes, and Among the Acres. Hartford Flavor Company's standard tour/taste/cocktail starts at 4:00pm before the music starts, come for the tasting and bring your own food bites. 

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  2. Cultural Cocktail Hour

    Thursday, October 11 | November 8 | December 13
    Butler-McCook House & Garden
    396 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm

    Join them on the 2nd Thursday of the month, Oct. – Dec., for art exhibitions by local artists & live music. Click here for more information.
  3. Capital Community College - Building Rapport & Influencing Others

    Tuesday, October 23
    Capital Community College
    950 Main Street, Hartford
    9:00am-4:00pm

    Dale Carnegie knew this well: Being able to connect with people and build rapport, no matter the industry, can help you attain your goals. Conflict is more easily resolved, and it can provide for stronger relationships, both in the workplace and your personal life. Rapport helps us work towards “Yes”.  Yes” to company mission. “Yes” to shared goals and objectives. “Yes” to esprit de corps. When you have rapport with people, they are more interested in what you have to say and how they can help you. It can be easier for you to influence the decisions the person is making because of the rapport that you have mutually created.Click here for more information.
  4. Capital Community College - Feeling Great at Work

    Tuesday, October 23 & 30
    Capital Community College
    950 Main Street, Hartford
    9:00am-4:00pm

    Learn to navigate through tough situations, such as disagreements with co-workers, uncertainty about position, and anxiety in approaching leadership. Attitude can make or break a career, and it’s a fact that 85% of the workforce is unhappy in their current job. Events that cause stress and lead to poor job performance can be easily controlled. With the correct attitude, the path to greater success and job satisfaction are within reach. This is a 2-day class. Click here for more information.

  5. Hartford Food System A Fall Affair 2018

    Hartford Food System LogoWednesday, October 24
    Hog River Brewing Company
    1429 Park Street, Hartford
    6:30-9:00pm


    Join Hartford Food System in celebrating their honored program participants and the generous donors who have made their work possible for the last 40 years. The evening will showcase mouth-watering small plates, featuring local food from the Grow Hartford urban gardens and Hartford area farms. Come enjoy live music by Hartford's Auburn Mode, craft beer, and of course our signature silent auction filled with unique auction items. Click here for more information.
  6. Movement Classes & Workshops: BodyTalk

    OE Tainted LogoWednesday, October 24
    Tainted Inc.
    56 Arbor Street, Suite 310A, Hartford
    6:30-7:30pm

    Explore space, shapes & improvisational dance by candlelight in this unique experience. This class is for Dancers & non-dancers alike, there is no wrong way to do it and no experience is necessary! Lets connect our Mind, Body & Emotions - and then put them to music. Come out & dance, your body will thank you. More information.
  7. Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms

    Wednesday, October 24
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:00pm

    Cheer on the Wolf Pack against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Click here for more information
  8. CHAMPIONS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

    YMCAThursday, October 25
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    5:30-6:45pm

    YMCA Celebrates Champions is the signature fundraising event for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Proceeds support Y programs that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The evening will be filled with fun and excitement as the YMCA pays tribute to the Champions in our lives. Enjoy a unique speaker, great company, live and silent auctions, and other special opportunities. Click here for more information.
  9. UConn Hockey vs. Maine

    Friday, October 26
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on UConn Men's Hockey as they take on Maine. Click here for more information.
  10. 2018 Connecticut Pet Expo

    Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    10:00am - 6:00pm | 10:00am-4:00pm


    The Pet Expo will transform the Expo Center into the areas largest collection of pets and pet products.  The Connecticut Pet Expo is designed as a family oriented event to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets and responsible pet ownership while making available an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and pet lovers. Click here for more information.
  11. Movement Classes & Workshops: Shimmies & Shakes: Intro to Burlesque

    OE Tainted LogoSaturday, October 27
    Tainted Inc.
    56 Arbor Street, Suite 310A, Hartford
    1:30-3:00pm

    Join Tainted for a beginner burlesque class that is open to everyone - that includes YOU! Explore the art of sensual dance & movement, without taking you clothes off - & also talk more about why showing our sexy side is so taboo in our society. Wear something you love, bring a prop to dance with, or borrow a boa! This class is led by the amazing Alexa LaFever. More information.
  12. UConn Football vs Massachusetts

    Saturday, October 27
    Pratt and Whitney Stadium
    East Hartford
    TBA


    Cheer on the UConn Huskies as they play against Massachusetts. Click here for more information.
  13. UConn Hockey vs Maine

    Saturday, October 27
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    3:05pm

    Cheer on UConn Men's Hockey as they take on Maine. Click here for more information.

  14. Expressive Workshops: Light Your Soul on Fire - Fire Meditation

    OE Tainted LogoSaturday, October 27
    Tainted Inc.
    56 Arbor Street, Suite 310A, Hartford
    6:30-8:00pm

    Meditation is a practice that comes in many forms: seated, guided, to dancing & yoga, it is a practice that connects you to the divine, inner Self. Fire is the element that allows you to physically see things transforming in front of you. In this workshop with Becky Coates & Tori Cummings, you will be guided into a meditation with fire & be taught simple movement meditation with the opportunity to flow with fire at your own rhythm using palm torches. More information.
  15. Star Wars Live in Concert: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Saturday, October 27
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm


    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert featuring screenings of the complete film in HD with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams' musical score performed live to the film! Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects, and iconic musical scores composed by Williams. Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan. Click here for more information.
  16. Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers

    Saturday, October 27
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:30pm

    Cheer on the Wolf Pack against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Click here for more information.
  17. Connecticut Pet Expo

    Sunday, October 28
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    10:00am-4:00pm

    The Pet Expo will transform the Expo Center into the areas largest collection of pets and pet products.  The Connecticut Pet Expo is designed as a family oriented event to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets and responsible pet ownership while making available an outstanding shopping venue of products and services pertaining to pets and pet lovers. More Information.
  18. Global Security Forum

    oeworldaffairscouncilSaturday, October 30 
    Goodwin College Auditorium 
    1 Riverside Drive | East Hartford, CT 
    8:30-3:30PM 


    The Global Security Forum is New England’s premier regional security forum, bringing the world’s top security experts, speakers, and leaders to Connecticut to address the most critical global security issues.

    Join the World Affairs Council of CT and the Charter Oak Chapter of the Military Officers Association in conjunction with the McCain Institute for International Leadership and World Affairs Councils across the region for an all-day seminar featuring experts from top military and civilian institutions. This event is not to be missed.

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  19. Capital Community College - Creativity and Problem Solving

    Thursday, November 1
    Capital Community College
    950 Main Street, Hartford
    9:00am-4:00pm

    Every organization, regardless of size, leadership, or competence, will face challenges. These challenges can prevent staff members from working together and keep projects from moving forward which, in turn, can affect productivity and hamper mission-effectiveness. Creativity and problem solving are directly related. When presented with a problem or challenge, we tend to think inside the box, which can prevent us from exploring novel and creative solutions. Developing creativity in the workplace provides your organization with a new set of tools to find solutions and improve productivity.  Develop your creativity and learn to think outside the box. Click here for more information.

  20. Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

    Thursday, November 1 - Sunday, November 4
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Click here for more information.