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. A Scottish Fantasy

    Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    We are breaking out the bagpipes for 2018 with a concert of music inspired by the vibrant country of Scotland! Maxwell Davies’ An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise is a vivid depiction of a joyous wedding celebration, gloriously concluding with a bagpiper performing in full Scottish regalia. Bruch’s four-movement Scottish Fantasy, pays homage to Scottish folk melodies including “Auld Rob Morris,” “The Dusty Miller,” “I’m a’Doon for Lack o’ Johnnie,” and the patriotic anthem “Scots Wha Hae.” Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish,” is the result of the composer’s preoccupation with Scottish history, and his visit to the ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh while on Grand Tour in 1829, calling to mind the wild romantic landscapes of the north, at the same time stormy and jubilant. Click here for more information.
  2. Shaping Social Change: The Rape of Recy Taylor

    Wednesday, February 7
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The Shaping Social Change film series is presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and The Mark Twain House & Museum. Click here for more information.
  3. Northeast RV & Camping Show 2018

    Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    The show will feature over 140,000 square feet of the latest in recreation vehicles, travel trailers, pop-up campers, camping supplies, accessories, campgrounds and travel information centers. Northeast RV & Camping Show is the ideal place for camping families who are looking to purchase their first RV, looking to upgrade their present RV or for the veteran camper to explore new camping adventures. Click here for more information.

  4. Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

    Saturday, January 20
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    11:00-12:00pm & 1:00-2:00pm


    A brilliant yellow 1860’s silk gown worn to Lincoln’s inauguration. A hat proudly bearing a “G. Fox” label. Abel Buel’s first map of the United States. A Loyalist’s “redcoat” from the Revolutionary War. A gorgeous example of Connecticut Valley furniture. And an item with a dramatic connection to a presidential assassination. These are just a few of our favorites of the 265,000 artifacts and images in the CHS collection. None of these treasures are currently on display, but you can come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge. Click here for more information.
  5. Hartford Home Show

    Saturday, January 20 - Sunday, January 21
    XL Center
    One Civic Center, Hartford
    Times Vary


    At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement - whether it's a minor renovation or a major remodel. Click here for more information.
  6. Asking For A Friend with Chion Wolf

    Saturday, January 20
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Asking For A Friend is a live advice* show at Sea Tea Improv's underground comedy theater for curious people with a sense of humor. Write down your problem, put it in the big red box, and host Chion Wolf (WNPR, The Mouth-Off at The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Hartford Hot Several, Night Fall) will help you figure it all out with her panel of unqualified yet enthusiastic, thoughtful humans. At the end of the night, Chion picks one audience volunteer randomly who gets a free pair of tickets to next month’s show, and the grand finale is a Reading of Confessions. Click here for more information.

  7. Riders on the Storm - The Ultimate Doors Tribute Band

    Saturday, January 20
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Based out of NEW YORK CITY, Riders On The Storm have played to thousands of Doors fans, both young and old. They've played in historic places The Doors once toured such as the Isle of Wight, London, Amsterdam, and regular appearances in New Haven, Connecticut. The audience includes people who have seen The Doors and people who weren't born when Jim died in 1971. Click here for more information.
  8. CT IMPROV MIXER

    Saturday, January 20
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    9:00-10:30pm


    We're back for this all-experience-levels-welcome event where players are paired up by host Laura "Sassy Manassy" Manasewich, and musical suggestions are provided by our wonderful in-house DJ! Click here for more information.
  9. Jazz Brunch: The Survivors Swing Four

    Sunday, January 21
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    10:30-2:30pm


    Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet in the Untitled (2o17) Café set to the sounds of The Survivors Swing Four. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa. Click here for more information.
  10. The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

    Sunday, January 21
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    1:30pm


    Come join us in Hartford this January for an all-out Doo Wop Celebration! The Corvettes bring the classic rock music of the '50s and put us all in a time machine like we are back there living it. Expect some incredible performances, great dance moves, and and all-around fun night! Click here for more information.
  11. Hartford Wolf Pack vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    Sunday, January 21
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    5:00pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins! HYPE Members will receive a 25% discount by using WPHHYPE, or use WPH:WPHHYPE if you're using a mobile device. Click here for more information.
  12. The Shortform Show - "Whose Line"-style Improv

    Sunday, January 21
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Come see some fast and funny improv comedy from the Sea Tea Improv Touring Company! Each show is full-length set of short games similar to what you've seen on TV shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Wild 'n' Out, and for years at Sea Tea Improv's shows. Our comedians create hysterical comedy scenes on the spot based on YOUR suggestions, with fun physical and mental challenges, guessing games, improvised songs, audience volunteers, and more all rolled in! Click here for more information.

  13. Global Economic Outlook 2018

    Tuesday, January 23
    Max Downtown
    185 Asylum Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:30pm

    Now is the time to join us for a frank conversation on our global economic future. Featuring analysis and discussion with Connecticut-based expert Edward Guay, Principal at Wintonbury Risk Management and global macrostrategist. Click here for more information.

  14. The First Amendment Works for You

    Tuesday, January 23
    Connecticut's Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Unlike any other revolutionaries in history, America’s Founding Fathers didn’t keep the power to themselves; they enshrined our Liberties in the Bill of Rights. On Tuesday, January 23 join veteran journalist Denis Horgan and lawyer Dan Klau from the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government for a discussion about how the First Amendment protects we the people from losing the right to speak out, to have a voice, and to know what the government is doing. This liberty is always under attack at so many levels, possibly never more so than today. Where did this precious right come from? How can you make it work? How can you defend it? Click here for more information.
  15. 4th Tuesday After Hours – Bar Louie

    Tuesday, January 23
    Bar Louie
    51 Isham Road, West Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm




    The 4th Tuesday After Hours event is free and open to all. These social, happy hour gatherings help you connect with our network of professionals in the Greater Hartford area. They also introduce you to cool new places in the community that you might otherwise not have an opportunity to experience. Click here for more information.

  16. Yard Goats Hot Stove Dinner

    Tuesday, January 23
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30-8:30pm

    The Hartford Yard Goats are hosting their annual Hot Stove Dinner to benefit the Yard Goats Foundation. Enjoy a night of raffles, prizes, and sports with some of your favorite names in baseball including Yard Goats players Drew Weeks and Craig Schlitter, Yard Goats Manager Warren Schaeffer, Colorado Rockies Manager Jeff Bridich, Colorado Rockies Player Development Director Zach Wilson, ESPN personality Ron Dibble, and NBC's Kevin Nathan. Click here for more information.
  17. Hartford Public Library Night: Feeding the Dragon

    Wednesday, January 24
    Hartford Stage
    50 Church Street, Hartford
    7:30pm

    Sharon Washington plays nearly 20 characters in her own true story of growing up in the custodial apartment of a Manhattan library, where her father toils night and day to load the fiery furnace with coal, or in the eyes of a fanciful little bookworm, to feed the dragon. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon’s story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms. Click here for more information.

  18. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

    Thursday, January 25
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Join Harriet Beecher Stowe Center for their author talk and book signing. Click here for more information.
  19. Collecting the Weird in Connecticut: Panel Discussion

    Thursday, January 25
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a….ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh?”. But what makes these objects so strange to us?  What makes an object “weird”? That’s the question that inspired our latest exhibition, That’s Weird. Click here for more information.

  20. Improv: Winnipeg, Night Ghosts, Romantic Baby

    Friday, January 26
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams! In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Winnipeg, Night Ghosts, and Romantic Baby! Click here for more information.