By Mike Stacy

***Lady Katharine Cruises’ Lazy Luau with WRCH’s Mike Stacy is SOLD OUT Friday 7-11pm.  There are two more cruises with Mike – September 8th 7-11pm for the 70’s Cruise and September 23rd for the Last Lobster Bake of Summer. or 866-86-RIVER.***


Best of the 90s stars Bobby Brown, Tone Loc and Robin S at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Sunday 7pm!  Tickets $65-$105.  800-200-2882 or

Gavin Degraw  comes to CT Saturday 8pm at Ridgefield Playhouse. Tickets $87.   203-438-5795 or  He then shifts to Infinity Hall in Hartford Sunday 8pm.  Tickets $69 – $99.  866-666-6306 or

Earth Wind & Fire return to the Xfinity Theater (The Meadows) in Hartford Saturday 8pm.  Tickets are $37 -$67.

Marc Anthony stops at Harbor Yard’s Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport Friday 8pm.  Tickets $64.50 and up.

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


“Raging Skillet” plays Theaterworks in Hartford through Sunday.  Tickets $50-$65.  860-527-7838 or

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

Classical music comes to life with “Our Great Tchaikovsky” a one man show starring Hershey Felder at Hartford Stage through Sunday.  Tickets $25-$90. 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. 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

“Mama D’s Hot Summer Nights” brings grown up fun to Playhouse on Park in West Hartford through Saturday.  Tickets $25.  860-523-5900 or

Norm McDonald plays the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Saturday 10:30pm!  Tickets $25-$37.  800-200-2882 or

The Southington Drive-In Summer season is underway!  Enjoy “The Peanuts Movie” 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 MIDDLETOWN.  Tune radios to 89.9 for the Movie sound!  Cash Only!

Hollywood at the Bijou film series features A Dual Personality & A Threat From Beyond The Grave! “DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE”(1932) plus “DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY”(1934) – starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins & Kent Taylor. Preceded by classic cartoons and chapter 12 of “Flash Gordon” with Buster Crabbe – ALL SHOWN ON FILM NOT VIDEO 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


Fair season continues with the Chester Fair ; the Terryville Fair ; and Brooklyn Fair this weekend!  Enjoy livestock, shopping, food, music and rides!

Up, Up & Away with the Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival in Norton Park Friday at 5pm, Saturday 9am to 9pm and Sunday 6am to 9am.  A craft fair and live entertainment are part of this 3 day event.

Brews to You with New Haven’s Craft Beer Fest Saturday at Temple Plaza Courtyard 11am to 5pm.  Tastings of local and regional beers, plus food, music and games.  Tickets start at $30.

Middletown’s Wadsworth Mansion will host the Open Marketplace with Connecticut grown products and family fun Sunday 10am to 4pm.  Listen to live music and enjoy lobster rolls, brick oven pizza and barbecue!  Admission is FREE.

The CT Trolley Museum in East Windsor hosts Superhero & Princess Day Friday 10am to 4:30pm.  Dress as your favorite and enjoy play acting, trolley rides, treat bags, face painting, crafts and more!  Admission is $10, Seniors $9, 4-12 $7.  860-627-6540 or

Dream Ride brings all together for the Special Olympics Friday through Sunday at the Farmington Polo Grounds.  Join spectators and car and motorcycle enthusiasts for chili, music and more!  Admission is free.

Hike to the Mic is Saturday and Sunday 11am to sunset at Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury.  Enjoy live music and fun with free admission (Donations are encouraged)!

Lyman Orchard’s Sunflower Maze is open daily 9am to 5pm through Sunday.  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

The CT Sun take on the Chicago Sky Friday at 7pm at Mohegan Sun Arena! Tickets $12 and up. or 888-226-7711

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!

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

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.

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!

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

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