By Mary Scanlon

***Join Lite 100.5  WRCH’s Mary Scanlon from the morning show at Wethersfield Shopping Center Saturday 11am to 1pm  for our next Nite of Lite Laughter Raffle Appearance!  This year you could win a flyaway for two to Los Angeles with air, hotel stay and a tour of Jay Leno’s Classic Car Garage OR a $5,000 Jordan’s Furniture gift certificate OR a Broadway package from the Bushnell and J Restaurant Bar.  Tickets are a $20 donation to the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital. The drawing will be on stage October 13th at the Bushnell****


Bob Seger comes to Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday 8:00pm… Tickets $85 & $105.


“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.

The romantic new musical “Darling Grenadine” is at the Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester Aug. 18 through Sept. 17


Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah is at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $34 and $54.50. 800-FOXWOODS and

The lit-up New York-based dance troupe iLuminate returns to Connecticut Sunday, Sept. 17, for an early evening show at 5 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse. After the Ridgefield date, iLuminate is heading west on a national tour. Tickets are $60. 203-438-5795,

Fair/Festival season continues with this weekend!

The Big E is Back! Sept. 15 to Oct. 1: Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Gates open at 8 a.m.; most exhibits and buildings are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. $15; $10 children 6 to 12; 5 and under free. Advance discounts available online. Parking $10.

Four Town Fair Sept. 14 to 17: Somers Fairgrounds, 56 Egypt Road. Thursday 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $6; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, $10; weekend pass $25; children 12 and under free. Seniors $5 Thursday and Friday. Parking is free.

Two Roads Brewing Company hosts its annual Ok2berfest Sept. 16 and 17 from noon to 6:30 p.m. each day. The $25 advance admission fee ($30 on the day of the event) includes an authentic German stein and one beer. Beer tickets are $5 apiece and must be purchased with cash (limit of four tickets). Designated driver tickets are $15. 21+, no pets. 203-335-2010 and

Guilford Fair: Sept. 15 to 17: Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane. Friday 1 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: $10; seniors $8; kids 6 to 11 $5; kids under 5 free; 3-day pass $25; parking $5.

This Connecticut craft beer festival returns to Hartford’s Constitution Plaza Sept. 16 with two sessions: from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. The event features beer and cider tastings from more than 30 state producers, food and live music. Advance tickets are $48 for general admission and $28 for designated drivers.

Rockville Fest: A family-friendly event is 3 fun fairs in one: a classic car rally, craft expo and baby fair along the streets of downtown Rockville on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking. Rain date: Sept. 17. 860-646-5320 and

The Small State Great Beer Connecticut craft beer festival returns to Hartford’s Constitution Plaza Sept. 16 with two sessions: 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $48 for general admission and $28 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.

Simsbury Flying Club’s Fly-In and Car Show Sept. 17. 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the Simsbury Airport. Free, but donations appreciated. Parking $10.

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.

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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