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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Gorey & Topiary

    Saturday, April 28
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturalist at Green Animals Topiary Garden,  presents an introduction to topiary in conjunction with the special exhibition Gorey’s Worlds. From moss stuffed frames to ivy pillars and everything in between, this demonstration and talk will inspire gardeners of all skill levels. Click here for more information.
  10. A Speakeasy Soiree

    MARCSaturday, April 28
    Advanced SportsPlex & Training Center
    1280 Newfield Street, Middletwon
    5:00-8:00pm


    Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a gangster or a silent screen star. It's going to be fun no matter the dress. Buy a ticket and they will take care of the rest. Click here for more information.
  11. Pouring for a Purpose

    logo_chapter126Saturday, April 28
    Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness
    47 Upson Street, Bristol
    7:00-10:00pm

    Join Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness and Miracle League of Connecticut for the first annual Pouring For A Purpose on Saturday, April 28, 2018! This is a collaborative fundraising event, celebrating the partnership between these two non-profits which provide recreational services for people with disabilities. The night will include over 20 different spirits, 50 different bottles of wine/champagne, and beer from over 10 different local breweries!  Also included are a DJ, raffle prizes, refreshments, and adaptive equipment demos. Click here for more information.


  12. Speaking Her Truth: An Evening with Jessica Rudman

    OE Christ Church CathedralSaturday, April 28
    Christ Church Cathedral
    45 Church Street, Hartford
    7:30-9:30pm


    Join the Hartford Opera Theater for an evening of music by Hartford based composer, Jessica Rudman including the world premiere of the one act opera “Marie Curie Learns to Swim,” with libretto by Kendra Leonard; the monodrama “Trigger”; and the song cycle “Lady Macbeth.” The performance will be accompanied by the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dan D’Addio. The operas will be directed by Kristy Chambrelli. Click here for more information.
  13. An Evening wth Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

    Saturday, April 28
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Herb Alpert and Lani Hall make their long awaited return to Infinity Hall Hartford! We are more than honored and excited to welcome them back. With over 50 years of incredible music, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and 10 time Grammy Nominated artist, Herb is the real deal in every form. Click here for more information.
  14. Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet

    Sunday, April 29
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    3:00-4:00pm

    Steven Kroon is a percussionist with a high-energy electrifying Latin Jazz Sextet. Their musicality consists of Jazz with a blend of Afro Cuban and Brazilian music. . Kroon has been a professional musician for the last 35 years, working with singer Luther Vandross for two decades, and backing Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin and Ron Carter. Click here for more information.
  15. Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show

    Sunday, April 29
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    5:00pm


    An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company! Their improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about. Click here for more information.
  16. Stand-Up Comedy Night

    Sunday, April 29
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Tonight, we feature solo comedians doing their best material. See up-and-coming comics from all walks of life. Click here for more information.

  17. Guest Chef Dinner Series

    LogoMonday, April 30
    Firebox Restaurant
    539 Broad Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    Join us at one (or all!) of our special Guest Chef Dinners at Firebox Restaurant in support of Billings Forge Community Works' job training program. Our on-the-job initiatives provide training for participants with multiple barriers to employment seeking to rise above poverty, homelessness, past addiction or incarceration. Click here for more information.
  18. 10th Annual W.R.A.P. Luncheon

    Thursday, May 3
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    11:00-2:00pm


    The Channel 3 Kids Camp Annual Women Raising Awareness Philanthropically Luncheon was created to help build positive networking opportunities while honoring the work of a woman for notable philanthropic contributions in her field and community. In this, their 10th Annual W.R.A.P Luncheon, they are proud to honor Former U.S. VA Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning and Former Commissioner of the CT Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz. Click here for more information.

  19. Science Straight Up: Fresh and Green

    Thursday, May 3
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    5:30-8:30pm


    Do you know the secret (and not so secret) life of plants? Find out at Science Straight Up: Fresh and Green! Enjoy Botany Bar Trivia with BarRated Trivia, Laugh out Loud with SeaTea Improv, study the science of cannabis, explore plants medicinal qualities, and so much more. Grab a bite with Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue or sample beer with City Steam Brewery while you explore and learn how plants contribute to your life, health, and wealth. Click here for more information.
  20. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Thursday, May 3
    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.