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. 15th Annual National DNA Days

    Wednesday, April 25 - Friday, April 27
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    10:00-1:00pm


    National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. Bring your students to celebrate the historic milestone at the Connecticut Science Center April 25-27. Join us on a journey to learn about genomics and how it influences the world around us. Enjoy hands-on programming that explores the basics of genetics and inheritance. Click here for more information.

  2. Salons at Lunch Writers in Exile

    Wednesday, April 25
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Join the conversation with:Tuhin Das, Bangladeshi poet and activist who since 2013 has been the target of fundamentalist militant groups who have murdered secular writers and activists in Bangladesh, and Sylvia Duarte, managing editor Sampsonia Way, an online magazine supporting persecuted writers worldwide. Click here for more information.
  3. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Wednesday, April 25
    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.
  4. Talking about Faith and Politics

    Wednesday, April 25
    The Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    7:30pm

    Join the CT Forum for their program Talking about Faith and Politics. Click here for more information.
  5. Show Lab - Be Part of the Experiment

    Wednesday, April 25
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Hosts Patrick McGuire and Nate Gagnon present comedians and troupes as they create something you've never seen before. Whether it's the next big thing, too strange for another stage, or a happy accident, each project is entertaining and unique. Click here for more information.

  6. Lessons In Leadership – Session Five

    Thursday, April 26
    Chrysalis Center
    255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford
    7:30-9:00am




    Join Leadership Greater Hartford for a breakfast discussion series for area business, educational and nonprofit leaders interested in improving their leadership understanding and skills. This year the series is organized around the book The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. HYPE members can go for free! Click here for more information.

  7. Stand Against Racism How Will You Take a Stand

    Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 29
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Join the Stowe Center and YWCA Hartford Region to Stand Against Racism. Take the Stowe House tour: Learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe and her anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and discuss slavery’s legacy. Connect the past to the present and ask yourself how you will take a stand. Click here for more information.
  8. Bloomfield District Arts Festival presents Through the Decades

    Thursday, April 26
    The Bushenll
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    TBD


    For over 15 years, the Bloomfield Public Schools has hosted their District Arts Festival at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Music and art is represented from students K-12 in the Bloomfield District. This year’s theme is “Through the Decades”, featuring the music and culture that has shaped us from the early 1900’s to present day. This is a time of celebration and allows the community to enjoy the talent that Bloomfield has cultivated through the years. Click here for more information.
  9. CTWAC MUN Delegate Debate Workshop: Session 3

    Thursday, April 26
    Connecticut Public Broadcasting Building
    1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
    4:00-6:00pm


    Sharpen your Model UN debate skills with this workshop series from the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. Come and hone your skills while engaging in debate with your peers on the latest global issues. Click here for more information.
  10. Citizen: An American Lyric

    Thursday, April 26
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    5:30-6:30pm


    Join us for an evening with Claudia Rankine, author of Hartford Public Library’s Big Read book for 2018, Citizen: An American Lyric. Click here for more information.
  11. The Big Read

    Thursday, April 26
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Join Hartford Public Library as it celebrates Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen” in book groups, workshops exploring everyday macroaggressions, and poetry discussions, in its 2018 “The Big Read” program. Rankine’s subject is race, particularly the racism felt by black people in America. Her 2014 book has the subtitle, “An American Lyric.” Click here for more information.

  12. A Forgotten Legacy

    Thursday, April 26
    Capital Community College
    950 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30pm


    Since 1800, the Hartford area has been an important center of activity for painting and sculpture.  Hundreds of trained and accomplished artists worked in the Hartford area during this time. To provide an idea of the scope of this activity Gary Knoble will describe the major Hartford arts institutions that flourished between 1800 and 1950, with brief biographies and images of many of the artists involved in those institutions. Click here for more information.

  13. Film & Conversation: The Square

    Thursday, April 26
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    Join Curator of Contemporary Art Patricia Hickson and Curator of Film and Theater Deborah Gaudet for an onstage conversation prior to a screening of The Square. Click here for more information.
  14. The Prophetic Tradition and the Civil Rights Movement: A Talk featuring Susannah Heschel

    Thursday, April 26
    Charter Oak Cultural Center
    21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
    7:00-8:00pm

    In this talk from acclaimed author and intellectual Susannah Heschel, you’ll explore the questions the current political environment of hate and extremism as it relates to the Civil Rights Movement, and how everyone can respond to it and work towards change. Click here for more information.
  15. Fine Art & Flowers

    Fri, April 27 - Sun, April 29
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    11:00-5:00pm


    Celebrate spring at the Wadsworth Atheneum’s 37th 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.
  16. Ethan Bortnick - Live in Concert

    Friday, April 27
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    8:00pm


    16 year old Global Music Sensation and "The World’s Youngest Solo Musician’ Ethan Bortnick returns to the Bushnell and performs a live intimate concert! Ethan’s PBS Concert specials have been seen by millions! Join Ethan as he sings some of the most incredible songs for all generations to enjoy together! Ethan’s concert features him playing and singing his original compositions, along with songs from today’s hits to the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Chopin, Billy Joel, Broadway, The Great American Songbook and Much much more! This is a concert for all ages! Click here for more information.
  17. Who's Bad: The World's Only Sanctioned Tribute to Michael Jackson

    Friday, April 27
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm


    The World’s #1 Michael Jackson Tribute, and the only one sanctioned by his family and friends, Who’s Bad is coming back to Hartford!! The King of Pop left an enormous catalog of anthems and chart-topping hits, as well as the cherished memories of his innovated performances, and nobody, but nobody delivers a more powerful tribute. Click here for more information.
  18. Mahoney Sabol 5k at the Travelers Championship

    OE MahoneySabol5kSaturday, April 28
    TPC River Highlands
    1 Golf Club Road, Cromwell
    10:30am

    Join the Travelers Championship for their annual MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship benefiting the ALS Clinic at the Hospital for Special Care! This year’s event will once again feature a 5K Run and Kids .5-Mile or 1-Mile Run. New this year, the event will highlight a 1.5-Mile Fitness Walk! Bring your friends and family out for a great day at TPC River Highlands! Click here for more information.
  19. Healthy Kids Day in Partnership with  the 4th Annual Power Health Tour

    OE Power Health TourSaturday, April 28
    Wilson Gray YMCA
    444 Albany Avenue, Hartford
    12:00-4:00pm

    The Power Health Tour Program is a free national initiative with a focus on better living.  The Power Health Tour engages attendees by actively promoting on site testing and screenings while providing health education, empowerment information, fitness fun and other tools for necessary self-management. Each person becomes a Power Health advocate, taking the pledge to live a healthier life while sharing the information with their family, friends and community. Click here for more information.
  20. Spiritual Code: Card Workshop

    Tainted incSaturday, April 28
    Tainted, Inc.
    56 Arbor Street, Hartford
    1:00-5:00pm


    Explore your Spiritual Code camouflaged inside a deck of ordinary playing cards! Mary Anne Costerella, Spiritual Scientist, will lead you on a tour of information & personal insight, revealing your destiny in the relationship between your Birthday & the Common Deck of 52 . In this soulfully revealing workshop, you will learn about the authentic & ancient purpose of the 52 card playing deck. Each participant will receive an individual packet graphically describing the cards assigned to their date. Click here for more information.