Other Events

Several exciting events not affiliated with the MetroHartford Alliance are taking place in the Hartford Region!  Find out what’s happening and discover the cultural and entertainment riches of the area.

  1. The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop

    Saturday, March 30
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    10:15am


    Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short story writer who won the Pulitzer Price for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award in 1970, and the Neustadt International Price for Literature in 1976. John Stanizzi, poet, teaches at Manchester Community College and has published several collections of poetry. Click here for more information.
  2. Sherry Horton: Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss

    Thursday, March 30
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-3:00pm


    Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss testifies to the power of art and long-term relationship to sustain a husband and wife under siege by illness. The story begins as the author watches her artist-husband hunch over a sketchbook hardwired to his latest project, designs and historical texts for a series of enormous steel chairs representing practices of interrogation and coercion used in the 1692 Salem witch trials. Click here for more information.
  3. New York Kings of Comedy

    Thursday, March 30
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    TBA


    TALENT. CAPONE. DREW FRASER. ROB STAPLETON. MARK VIERA. Individually, these five hilarious comedians have been entertaining audiences throughout the world for more than a decade. Together, they are known as the NEW YORK KINGS. They have slayed audiences and won legions of loyal fans throughout their long and storied careers. The KINGS have all been assembled. Click here for more information.
  4. 71st CMEA In-Service Conference and All State Music Festival

    Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary

    Annual Conference of Music Teachers and High School Honors All State Concert. Click here for more information.
  5. Fashion & Textile Council Lecture: Killer Heels: The Art and History of the High Heeled Shoe

    Thursday, March 30
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Lisa Small, Curator of the Brooklyn Museum, explores the history of high heeled shoes, fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, Small looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. Click here for more information.
  6. Stowe Prize Book Club: "Just Mercy"

    Thursday, March 30
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    Join us to discuss Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Author Bryan Stevenson was recently named 2017 Stowe Prize winner for this unforgettable memoir. A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, Just Mercy is a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. Click here for more information.
  7. 20th Annual Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show

    Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Connecticut’s largest fishing & hunting show.Bring the whole family for a fun filled day of entertainment! Click here for more information.
  8. International Gem & Jewelry Show

    Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times vary


    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the International Gem & Jewelry Show is the biggest and longest running jewelry show in the US. The show is a fabulous exhibition that brings hundreds of companies, designers and manufacturers together to provide customers with the best high-quality jewelry selection at prices that can fit everyone’s budget. Click here for more information.
  9. Hall of Fame Dance Challenge

    Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Hall of Fame Dance Challenge is a children’s dance competition with over 40 competitions across the country. Click here for more information.
  10. Princess and the Prom

    Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1st
    Hilton Garden Inn
    555 Corporate Drive, Windsor
    4:00-8:00pm


    Princess and the Prom was created to provide free prom dresses to any Connecticut high school girl who otherwise may not be able to afford one. It is our goal that every girl has the opportunity to feel like a princess on the night of her prom. Click here for more information.
  11. Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: The Cabinet

    Friday, March 31
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    The Four Nations Ensemble presents a program of music from the 17th and 18th centuries to celebrate the Cabinet of Art and Curiosity at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Featuring works by Brescianello, Biber, Marini, and Couperin. Click here for more information.
  12. Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Hershey Bears

    Friday, March 31
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:15pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they play against the Hershey Bears. Click here for more information.
  13. Hollywood Allstars

    Friday, March 31
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm

    Get ready to get down with the Hollywood AllStars!! Captained by Grammy-nominated keyboardist/songwriter/producer Steve Gaspar, this collective of top-flight musicians gets party-goers out their seats and on their feets!! Be there as they cut loose and lay it down! Click here for more information.
  14. Free First Saturday

    Saturday, April 1
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    9:00-5:00pm


    Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center. Click here for more information.
  15. InsurTech Business Plan Hackathon

    OE Innovate HartfordSaturday, April 1

    Innovate Hartford
    20 Church Street #17th Floor Suite 1780, Hartford
    10:00am-4:00pm

    Help InsurTech startups and entrepreneurs refine their business plan and identify steps to take their ideas to the next level. Hackathons are known as marathon coding competitions aimed at solving particular issues. This hackathon will not involve coding. Regardless, we encourage coders and non-coders to attend. The event is open to anyone with interest in InsurTech. If you are in idea stage or revenue generating, the event is open to you. If you welcome even if do not have an InsurTech idea. People looking to participate in helping the InsurTech Hartford start-up community are welcome. Click here for more information.

  16. CT Walks for Haiti

    OE CT Walks for HaitiSaturday, April 1
    St. Peter Claver Parish Center
    47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford
    12:00-2:00pm


    CT Walks For Haiti runs an annual walk-a-thon and festival to fund the projects of charities working in Haiti. Since 2010, CT Walks For Haiti has raised over $140,000 for educational, medical and nutritional programs. Click here for more information.
  17. Sketch Comedy Writers Room

    Saturday, April 1
    Sea Tea Improv Studios
    75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford
    3:00pm


    osh Moberger hosts Sketch Comedy Writers Room - a drop-in event at Sea Tea Improv Studios! Get from idea to first draft! Go from first draft to second! Get input, feedback & support from other sketch comedy writers of all levels. Click here for more information.
  18. Improv Tonight: Winnipeg, Golden Ratio, Night Ghosts

    Saturday, April 1
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    This show features the best improv comedy talent in Connecticut -- Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams! For this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Winnipeg, Golden Ratio, and Night Ghosts! Click here for more information.
  19. Instrument Portrait Series: HARP – The Secret Trio

    Saturday, April 1
    Real Art Ways
    56 Arbor Street, Hartford
    7:30pm


    The Secret Trio is an instrumental group consisting of Ismail Lumanovski (clarinet), Tamer Pınarbaşı (kanun), and Ara Dinkjian (oud). In 2010, these three New York-based musicians, each busy with numerous projects, felt the desire to play music which would satisfy their own creative and emotional needs. They began to meet at Dinkjian’s home where they developed a group philosophy and sound. Click here for more information.
  20. Singles Awareness Show with Mix and Mingle

    Saturday, April 1
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    9:00pm


    Come out for a show starring all-single improvisers, to celebrate the experience of being single, as well as mix and meet with other singles. Watch as our talented improvisers create two characters' dating profiles from interviews with audience members, then tell the story of how these two characters get together and what happens! Click here for more information.