By Mike Stacy

The Weekend According to Mike is brought to you by:

Green Pasture Meats of Vermont – now accepting pre-orders for fresh Saint Patrick’s Day corned beef brisket, hand cut and brined by master butchers.   Stop by The Farm Store at Maple Hill Farms on Bloomfield on Saturday between 9am-noon to browse this week’s Vermont raised meat offerings and to reserve your corned beef for St. Patty’s Day!   Green Pasture Meats.



Panic! At the Disco perform Friday night 7pm at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Tickets $49.95-$59.95.  Saturday it’s the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at 8pm.  Tickets $39.50-$99.50. or 860-226-7711.

Infinity Hall in Hartford brings Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder to the stage Friday at 8:30pm (Tickets $54-$84) and the Gin Blossoms Sunday at 7:30pm (Tickets $34-$79… KT Tunstall also performs Saturday at 8pm at Infinity Hall in Norfolk but this show is sold out. 866-666-6306 or


Eugene O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” plays Playhouse on Park in West Hartford through March 5th.  Tickets $30-$40. 860-523-5900 or

“The Seven Year Itch” plays the CT Cabaret Theater in Berlin through March 18th.  Tickets $30. or 860-829-1248.

“George & Gracie: The Early Years” is a nostalgic look back at the Husband and Wife comedy team at Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury now through March 5th.  Tickets $39-$57. or 203-757-4676.

“Cloud 9” takes the stage at Hartford Stage now through March 19th.  Tickets $25-$90.  860-527-5151 or

Hollywood at the Bijou film series features “Sunset Boulevard” from 1950 starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden – in Technicolor on film, not video plus classic cartoons and an episode of “Flash Gordon” Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 1 & 7pm at The Bristol Historical Society – 98 Summer Street, Bristol. $3.00 donation – all ages – refreshments and popcorn also available. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organizations – “The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum” and “The Bristol Historical Society” **Check out the cast photo and poster at the bottom of this report!  860-583-6309 or

Rob Schneider (SNL, Grown-ups, 50 First Dates) comes to Foxwoods Resort Casino Friday 8pm.  Tickets $32. or 800-200-2882


Don’t miss a taste of Spring with the 36th Annual CT Flower and Garden Show Friday and Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at the CT Convention Center.  CLICK HERE for the Seminar schedule and more details!  Adults $18.  $4 children 5-12.  Under 5 are free.

See the Hartford Wolf Pack skate Friday vs. the Hershey Bears at 7:15pm at XL Center.   It’s $1 hot dogs and $2 beers PLUS a 20th Anniversary trading card giveaway.  On Sunday the pack welcomes the Senators at 5pm with a Family Value Pack and Hockey Bingo.   Tickets $10-$47.

Great Lacrosse action and Star Wars Day is what you’ll find Sunday 1pm with the New England Black Wolves battle the Colorado Mammoth.   Tickets start at $20 plus you get a free Yoda Bag! Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Two Roads Winter Classic is Saturday at Two Roads Brewery in Stratford and includes a bottle launch of Route of All Evil brewed with Ghost Peppers.  $15 includes your first pint!  Enjoy fire pits, live music, food trucks, ice sculptures and ice skating (free rentals), curling exhibition and Smores Roasting from noon to 4pm.

Breakfast time with the Auerfarm Annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday beginning at 8:30am.  Open seating till 10:30am.  Formal sit downs 11a-1p.  $20 per person for open seating… $25 for formal.  Kids 12 and under $12.  Auerfarm, Bloomfield.  860-242-7144 or

The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol hosts a Mardi Gras Party Saturday night 7:30 – midnight.  Music, dance, bourbon & wine tastings and BEADS!  Dinner catered by Michael from 457 Mason Jar in Bristol (BYOB) plus raffles, face painters and more!  $50 per person.  860-585-5411

Enjoy a free Mardi Gras celebration Sunday 11:30am to 3:30pm at Ski Sundown in New Hartford!  Face painting, magic, balloons, treats and special events.

Take a spin on the Bushnell Carousel at Bushnell Park in Harford for just $1. Friday, Saturday and Sundays 11am to 5pm. The Carousel is heated for the cooler season! 860-585-5411 or

Green Pasture Meats are now available at Maple Hill Farms, 12 Burr Road in Bloomfield Saturdays 9 – NOON. When preparing food for your family, you have a choice…serve meat from some factory farm somewhere, or local cuts from farmers you know. At Green Pasture Meats, our beef, pork, lamb and poultry is sourced from over 40 Vermont family farm partners who are committed to humanely raised livestock that is 100% antibiotic and growth hormone free. For more info visit the website at

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