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MUSIC:

Santana plays Saturday at 8pm at Mohegan Sun Arena! Tickets $39.50 – $79.50.  www.mohegansun.com or 888-226-7711

Little River Band comes to Infinity Hall in Hartford Saturday 8pm.  Tickets $79 – $109.  866-666-6306 or http://www.infinityhall.com

Chris Botti  comes to CT Sunday 8pm at Ridgefield Playhouse. Tickets $110. 203-438-5795 or http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org

John Mayer returns to his home state to Xfinity Theater (The Meadows) in Hartford Sunday 7pm.  Tickets are $27 (Lawn only left).  www.livenation.com

Legends in Concert plays the Fox Theater at Foxwoods through September 3rd.  Cher, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson Impersonators entertain you!  Tickets $30-$40.  800-200-2882 or http://www.foxwoods.com

THEATER:

“Raging Skillet” plays Theaterworks in Hartford till August 27th.  Tickets $50-$65.  860-527-7838 or http://www.theaterworkshartford.org

“Oklahoma!” is at the Goodspeed Opera House till September 23rd.  Tickets start at $28.  860-873-8668 or http://www.goodspeed.org

Classical music comes to life with “Our Great Tchaikovsky” a one man show starring Hershey Felder at Hartford Stage through August 27th.  Tickets $25-$90.  www.hartfordstage.org or 860-527-5151

“Tea at Five” the story of Katherine Hepburn returns to the Nutmeg state to the CT Cabaret Theater in Berlin Fridays and Saturdays 8pm through September 23rd.  Kelly Broucher stars in this one woman show.  Tickets $30.  www.ctcabaret.com or 860-829-1248.

Shakespeare in the park returns to New Haven’s Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street with “Romeo & Juliet” Tuesdays – Sundays through September 3rd.  Discussions on the lawn at 6:30… the play at 8pm.  Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to set up on the grass and a picnic.  Admission is free although donations are most welcome.  203-954-7408 or http://www.elmshakespeare.org

The Southington Drive-In Summer season is underway!  Enjoy “The Goonies” Saturday.  Gates open at 6pm, 995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike.  Movies begin at Sunset.  Southington residents pay $10 per car.  Non residents $15.  Each week features a Neighbor Night where those residents also are admitted for $10 – this Saturday it’s NORTH HAVEN.  Tune radios to 89.9 for the Movie sound!  Cash Only!

EVENT:

It’s Rock the Pink weekend with the CT Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena… Friday 7pm the Sun battle the NY Liberty with former Husky Tina Charles! The first 3,000 fans receive a 12 oz. PINK cup with one free fill at concessions. On Sunday at 3pm, it’s Scout Night versus the Phoenix Mercury with former Husky Diana Taurasi! Crafts, activities and a banner parade are all part of the fun. A portion of all ticket sales will go to breast cancer research! 1-877-Sun-Tixx.

Nick Bonino, a graduate of Avon Old Farms, will be returning to campus with the Stanley Cup in tow on Sunday from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Field House, 500 Farms Road, Avon. Admission is $10 with the first 3,000 allowed to pose for a photo WITH Nick Bonino and the Stanley Cup! This is not a look from afar – you get your turn to go right up to it! Your admission benefits the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  www.avonoldfarms.com/athletics/stanley-cup-visits

The 36th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament to support the UCONN Children’s Cancer Fund & Jimmy Fund on Saturday and Sunday at Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor (Route 4) in Farmington. Registration at 7:30am on Saturday and tee off is promptly at 8am.  Two rounds of miniature golf will be played on Saturday with the third-round beginning on Sunday at 8am.  It’s a two-tier tournament, giving everyone an opportunity to win!  Players and spectators will enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts each morning and top contestants will receive cash prizes!  It’s a fun-filled event open to all ages!  Last year, participants ages 9 to 70 raised over $900 for children battling cancer.  Registration is $30 per person in advance or $35 at the tournament.  Pre-registration is suggested.  Download the registration form at www.farmingtonminiaturegolf.com or for more information call 860-677-0118.

Terrificon returns to Mohegan Sun Friday through Sunday, with MORE guests, MORE surprises and MORE fun at Connecticut’s BEST Hotel and Convention Center – MOHEGAN SUN!  Comic Book and Sci-Fi Enthusiasts will love CT’s favorite event!  Tickets start at $27. http://www.terrificon.com

The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival is Saturday at Mortensen’s Riverfront Plaza 8am to 4pm.  Watch 80 teams paddle for glory while enjoying Asian beer, cocktails, cuisine and fun!  Admission is Free.  www.riverfront.org

It’s FAIR SEASON!  This weekend enjoy the Hartford County 4-H Fair is Friday through Sunday at the Sour Towns Fairgrounds in Somers.  Livestock, shows, demonstrations crafts, entertainment, fair food and more!  Admission is $5.  $3 Seniors and children 7-12.  6 & under are free.  860-749-6527 or http://www.hartfordcounty4hfair.org ; You’ll also find the Wolcott Fair http://www.wolcottfair.com and Bridgewater Fair http://www.bridewaterfair.com… you can also do you part to consume more than 35,000 oysters in the 43rd Milford Oyster Festival Saturday 10am to 6pm.  www.milfordoysterfestival.com

Happy Birthday to Back East Brewery in Bloomfield!  The brewery is celebrating 5 years with an outdoor beer garden, live music, games and food trucks starting at 4pm.  Get tickets in advance for $25… it includes a commemorative glass and pint.  Additional available for purchase.  860-242-1793 or http://www.backeastbrewing.com

Not done with Summer??  Celebrate at the New Britain Museum of American Art tonight 7-10pm with go-go dancers, art from Southern California, adult beverages and The Clams – a 3 piece beach band!  Admission is $30.  860-229-0257 or http://www.nbmaa.org

The New Britain Bees play a double header Saturday against the Bridgeport Bluefish and finish with a stunning fireworks display!  www.nbbees.com or 860-826-BEES

Lyman Orchard’s Sunflower Maze is open daily 9am to 5pm through August 27th.  This year’s maze is based on PBS’s Splash and Bubbles.  Admission is $10.  Kids 4-12 are $5.  3 and under are free.  860-349-1793 or http://www.lymanorchards.com/events/sunflower-maze/

In the mood for Lobster?  Canton Lobsterfest is Friday 6pm at the Canton Fire Department at 6pm.  $20 per person for NE Clam Chowder, Lobster, Corn on the Cob and a beverage!  www.cantonctfireassoc.org

Saturday, take flight with National Aviation Day at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks.  Celebrate 100 years of NE aviation history with activities for all ages! Admission $12.50.  Seniors $11.50.  $7 children 4-11.  Free for 3 & under. 860-623-3305 or http://www.neam.org

Drink that you May Live is a new Ancient Glass exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery now through November 12th.  View over 130 pieces of ancient glass, some near 3,000 years old including cups, bowls, pitchers, flasks, bottles, cosmetic vials, jars and more.  The oldest pieces date back to Egypt from the 2nd millennium!  www.artgallery.yale.edu

Enjoy Creepy Tales at the Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford Fridays and Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, & 9pm. Reservations required.  Tickets $25.  Museum Members $20.  $17 for children.  860-247-0998 or http://www.tickets.vendini.com

Are you ready to try Yoga?  Yoga in the City takes place every day except Friday in Hartford for FREE!  The Vasu Tribe Studio of Hartford offers free outdoor Yoga weeknights at 5:30 Monday & Wednesday in Bushnell Park, Tuesday and Thursdays in Elizabeth Park. Saturday in Pope Park and Sunday in Colt Park are at 10am.  All levels welcome now through October 9th.

Catch a great new exhibit “Yankees-Red Sox” at the Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main Street, Waterbury.  News clippings, ticket stubs, action shots, hats, bats, uniforms and a copy of the Babe Ruth Contract from the Sox to the Yanks, a piece of the Green Monster and a seat from original Yankee Stadium.   The exhibit runs through November 12th.  www.mattuckmuseum.org

Dinosaurs Take Flight at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History now through August 30th.  Don’t miss the Archaeopteryx from the Jurassic Period.  These winged dinos are the ancestors of modern birds!  www.peabody.yale.edu

Take a spin on the Bushnell Carousel at Bushnell Park in Hartford for just $1. Saturday and Sundays 11am to 5pm.   860-585-5411 or http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org

 

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