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. 2018 reSET Accelerator Venture Showcase

    Thursday, May 10
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    reSET is celebrating the conclusion of their 2018 accelerator program by hosting a Venture Showcase to show off all of the talented entrepreneurs and innovative and impactful businesses that are graduating this spring. Join them for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a live pitch event. Click here for more information.
  2. Cultural Cocktail Hour

    Thursday, May 10
    Butler-McCook House & Garden
    396 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    Join Connecticut Landmarks on the 2nd Thursday of the month for the opening of Lisa Pressamarita’s art exhibition Lions & Leopards & live music. Lisa Pressamarita has been a professional painter for over 30 years. “I thought I was going to quit painting during my year off, then fell in love with Lions.” Click here for more information.
  3. Luminary Award 2018

    Thursday, May 10
    Hartford Marriott Downtown
    200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    5:30-9:00pm


    The World Affairs Council is celebrating Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the Luminary Award. The Council is proud to honor Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient. Innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale. Through collaboration among world-class institutions of education, healthcare, bio-pharma, and research here in Connecticut, the state has developed a health ecosystem that enables scientific risk-taking and fosters a well-developed network of some of the world’s premier hospitals. Click here for more information.

  4. Humility and Civility In an Age of Divisiveness

    Thursday, May 10
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    We seem to be losing the ability to disagree without being disagreeable, to recognize our own biases and fallibility, to feel conviction to our beliefs while still being self-reflective. Might we combine the power of humility and the approach of civility in building more cohesive communities where we can speak across differences while simultaneously working to accomplish shared goals? Click here for more information.

  5. Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours

    Friday, May 11
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:00-8:00pm


    Get A Clue Murder Mystery Tours take participants through the various rooms (secret passageway, conservatory, billiards room, and more) of the Twain house — and some of the author’s favorite literary characters — as part of the game. Click here for more information.
  6. South End History Tour

    Saturday, May 12
    Butler-McCook House & Garden
    396 Main Street, Hartford
    9:00-2:00pm


    Joined by Historic Hartford champion & scholar Bill Hosley, we will tour the historic South End of Hartford, visiting Cedar Hill Cemetery, historic Coltsville, Trinity College, Hartford Hospital’s The Institute of Living Museum & the Olmsted-designed grounds, & concluding at the Butler-McCook House & Garden.  A casual lunch will be served in the historic Jacob Weidenmann-designed garden, before touring the Butler-McCook House. Click here for more information.
  7. Decorative Arts Study Day: Shaker Artifacts

    Saturday, May 12
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    9:00-12:00pm


    Join Shaker authority Dr. M. Stephen Miller as he shares his research about and personal contact with the works of the Enfield, CT Shaker community. Steve, as he prefers to be called, is co-curator of CHS’s newest exhibit, “From Their Hands and Lands: Artifacts from Connecticut’s Enfield Shakers,” celebrating 125 years of their history, craftsmanship, distinctive designs, and entrepreneurial agricultural practices. This program will focus on the objects in the exhibit—why they were selected, details of their design and construction, and the “back-story” behind their acquisition. Click here for more information.
  8. Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience

    Saturday, May 12
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    2:00pm & 6:00pm


    This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog Experience you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! Click here for more information.
  9. Chefs & The Art of Food

    Saturday, May 12
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    8:00pm


    This Forum will provide the unique opportunity to hear from some of today’s most extraordinary chefs and find out what it’s really like in the kitchens of their esteemed restaurants! Click here for more information.
  10. Hartford Yard Goats vs New Hampshire

    Monday, May 14
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against New Hampshire. Click here for more information.
  11. Hartford Yard Goats vs New Hampshire

    Tuesday, May 15
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm

    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against New Hampshire. Click here for more information.
  12. American Songwriter Jill Sobule Performs in the Mark Twain House

    Tuesday, May 15 & Wednesday, May 16
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:30-9:30pm


    Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, produced by Todd Rundgren.  She found commercial and critical success  a few years later with her 1995 self-titled album, which introduced a large radio audiences, and adoring critics, to her witty and personal songcraft.  “Jill Sobule” included the original (and oft-banned) “I Kissed A Girl” as well as the satirical “Supermodel,”  featured on the hit soundtrack of the movie Clueless.  Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base and to critical acclaim. Her 2000album Pink Pearl rightly takes its place among the most thoughtful, diverse and funny albums of the decade, taking on topics of faith, heartbreak, anorexia, and infidelity. Click here for more information.
  13. Hartford Yard Goats vs New Hampshire

    Wednesday, May 16
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    10:35am


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against New Hampshire. Click here for more information.
  14. CTWAC MUN Delegate Debate Workshop: Session 4

    Thursday, May 17
    Connecticut Public Broadcasting
    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. A fun and interactive way to enhance your skills for the 2018 CTWAC MUN Conference! Click here for more information.

  15. Sports Activism

    Thursday, May 17
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Join the conversation with Amy Bass, author of ONE GOAL, a moving and eye-opening story of a high school soccer team that united a racially divided town and Not the Triumph, But the Struggle: 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete. Click here for more information.
  16. Embracing Possibility for Mental Health Awareness

    OE Jewish Family ServicesThursday, May 17
    Kingswood Oxford School
    170 Kingswood Road, West Hartford
    7:00-9:00pm


    Please join them for an unforgettable evening discussion aimed at tearing down the many misconceptions surrounding mental illness. 1 in 5 Americans will experience mental illness in his or her lifetime; it is a reality of life that affects us all. If you or someone you know has struggled with symptoms of mental illness, this evening is for you. Together, we can alter the narrative, stop the stigma, and change lives. Click here for more information.

  17. Hartford Yard Goats vs Akron

    Thursday, May 17
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Akron. Click here for more information.
  18. Hartford Yard Goats vs Akron

    Friday, May 18
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Akron. Click here for more information.
  19. Hot 93.7's Hot Jam Starring Migos And Russ

    Friday, May 18
    XFINITY Theatre
    61 Savitt Way, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Check out Hot 93.7's Hot Jam Starring Migos and Russ. Click here for more information.
  20. CHR 1 in 5: 5k and Fun Walk

    Saturday, May 19
    Great River Park
    301 E. River Drive, East Hartford
    7:30-12:00pm


    Join people of all ages as Community Health Resource raises awareness about mental health and substance use! The event includes a one-mile walking course or a 5K run across scenic routes overlooking the Hartford skyline. The name "1 in 5" aligns with the fact that one in five Americans will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. Also, the May 19 date falls within Mental Health Awareness Month. Click here for more information.