By Mike Stacy


Depeche Mode comes to Mohegan Sun Arena Friday 7:30pm… Tickets $79 – $129.  I Love the 90s – the Party Continues comes in Saturday 8pm with TLC, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, C & C Music Factory and more!  Tickets $49- $89.   Blues Traveler plays in a FREE show at the Wolf Den Friday at 8pm. or call 1-888-226-7711

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows play the Xfinity Theater (The Meadows) in Hartford Saturday 6:45pm.  Tickets are $29 – $175.

Legends in Concert plays the Fox Theater at Foxwoods through Sunday.  Cher, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson Impersonators entertain you!  Tickets $30-$40.  800-200-2882 or


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

“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 this weekend.  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

Gabriel Iglesias Saturday and Sunday 8pm at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods! Tickets $40 – $64.50. Tickets $.  800-200-2882 or

The Southington Drive-In shows “Trolls” 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 BERLIN.  Tune radios to 89.9 for the Movie sound!  Cash Only!


Fair season continues with this weekend!  Don’t miss the Haddam Neck Fair in East Hampton Friday through Monday! ; The Woodstock Fair Friday through Monday ; and the Goshen Fair Saturday through Monday!  Enjoy livestock, shopping, food, music and rides!

The New England Food Truck Festival brings big eats to Mohegan Sun Saturday noon to 10pm and Sunday noon to 6pm in the Winter Parking Lot.  More than 30 different trucks!  Mmm!  $5 single day, $8 for both.  Live music, fireworks, activities too!

Take in a Greek Odyssey at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange Friday through Sunday noon to 10pm and Monday noon to 7pm.   Greek dancing, music, food and more!  Admission is free!

CT Hops for Hope is Saturday 1 to 5pm at New Britain’s Falcon Field.  Proceeds benefit the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation. Tickets $55.  $15 for Designated Drivers.

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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