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. NGLA Annual Conference

    Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26
    Connecticut Convention Center
    200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    The NGLA Annual Conference is a leadership development opportunity for students and advisors participating in fraternity and sorority life in the northeast United States. Click here for more information.
  2. Flower & Garden Show

    Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Spring in February arrives annually at the Connecticut Convention Center. Explore over 300 booths overflowing with fresh flowers, plants, herbs, bulbs, seeds, gardening books, garden equipments & much more. View beautifully landscaped gardens. Visit the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut design & horticulture competition. Click here for more information.
  3. 75°, An Urban Greenhouse Party

    Friday, February 24
    KNOX Greenhouse
    75 Laurel Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Get ready to party in the most unique venue ever at Hartford’s one-and-only party in a greenhouse. It’s the one place you can wear shorts and flip flops in February and be reminded that YES, SPRING WILL COME. 75°, An Urban Greenhouse Party supports Hartford’s environmental organization responsible for tree plantings, community gardens, urban farming and more! Tickets include all the local beer, appetizers, and wine you can drink. This year’s theme? 80’s neon (picture Tron). DJ JOE E spins fresh beats, neon will be everywhere, and you’re guaranteed a surprise or two. Click here for more information.
  4. Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Hershey Bears

    Friday, February 24
    XL Center
    1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:15pm

    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they play against the Hershey Bears. Click here for more information.
  5. An Evening with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

    Friday, February 24
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street,  Hartford
    8:30pm


    14-time Grammy Award winning King of Kentucky Bluegrass Ricky Skaggs makes his Infinity Hall Hartford debut!! Throughout his career, Skaggs has continued to bring Country and Bluegrass music to new heights. It’s a rare sight to see a living legend push the limits of his craft, and you won’t believe the pickers he’s running with these days. If you haven’t seen him take the stage in your lifetime (even if you have) you won’t want to miss this show, upbeat, fun and musical mind-blower … bring the kids, it’s an all-ages show!! Click here for more information.
  6. The Poetry of Lucille Clifton

    Saturday, February 25
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    10:15am-12:15pm


    Lucille Clifton was Poet Laureate of Maryland, had her poems published by Langton Hughes in the anthology, The Poetry of the Negro in 1957, and was a visiting writer at Columbia University School of the Arts. Jennifer Jean, a poet, is co-director of the Morning Garden Arts Retreats, a teaches at Boston area universities. Click here for more information.
  7. Women Engineers…#IRL!

    Saturday, February 25
    CT Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    11:00-2:00pm


    Wrap up Engineer’s Week by visiting the Connecticut Science Center to meet ROCKSTAR women engineers…in real life! These enthusiastic young women are conducting innovative work in health, transportation, and even robotics! Swing by the 4th floor to meet them, learn about their jobs, check out the tools they use to solve challenging problems and even get some advice about college and career paths. While you’re there, take a #STEMselfie to mark the occasion! Click here for more information.
  8. UConn Men's Basketball vs. SMU

    Saturday, February 25
    XL Center
    1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    12:00pm


    Cheer on the UConn Men's Basketball team as they play against SMU. Click here for more information.
  9. Film: Creepy

    Sat, Feb 25 & Sun, Feb 26
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari No Rinjin) A former detective, who is now a university lecturer on crime, begins to suspect his neighbor is a murderer. Click here for more information.
  10. The Mane Beauty Art Gala

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    Innovate Hartford
    20 Church Street, Hartford
    7:00-11:00pm



    An Art Gala benefiting U.S. Horse Welfare with light fare and music. Live and Silent auctions accompanied by an Art Gallery. Click here for more information.
  11. 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

    Saturday, February 25
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries. The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports. Click here for more information.

  12. Good Cop Great Cop - Sketch Comedy

    Saturday, February 25
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm & 9:00pm


    Splitsider has called their work “scrupulously imagined, ruthlessly deadpan, surprisingly resonant.” They are the comedy and filmmaking duo of writer/director MATT PORTER and painter/cartoonist CHARLIE HANKIN, known as Good Cop Great Cop. They cowrote, codirected and star in New Timers, a Comedy Central Digital series, which recently premiered its second season. Click here for more information.

  13. UConn Hockey vs. New Hampshire

    Saturday, February 25
    XL Center
    1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:35pm


    Cheer on the UConn Hockey team as they play against New Hampshire. Click here for more information.
  14. Who’s Next – The Ultimate Who Tribute Band

    Saturday, February 25
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Who are they, who who, who who?! They’re hardest hitting tribute to one of the greatest bands in rock history!! From the guitar windmills to the microphone swings, Who’s Next brings every detail of The Who’s ground-breaking performances. Still not convinced? Check out the video. Comes see them play all of your favorite hits from The Who, the way they were meant to be heard, loud and lively! Click here for more information.
  15. Speak Up at CHS: Competition

    Saturday, February 25
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    8:00-10:00pm


    Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and build a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to stage to share true stories from their lives. Speak Up founders and producers Matthew and Elysha Dicks work closely with storytellers to help them craft their stories for the stage and teach storytelling workshops to storytellers at all levels. Click here for more information.
  16. Sunday Serenades: Snow, Moon, and Flowers

    Sunday, February 26
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Schubert, Takemitsu, and Debussy provide musical reflections of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Snow, Moon, and Flowers series, the centerpiece of the special exhibition Utamaro and the Lure of Japan. Click here for more information.
  17. Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Binghamton Senators

    Sunday, February 26
    XL Center
    1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    5:00pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they play against the Binghamton Senators. Click here for more information.
  18. Gin Blossoms

    Sunday, February 26
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    7:30pm


    You know the hits, “Hey Jealousy,” “Til I Hear It From You,” “Follow You Down,” “Found Out About You,” – I could go on, but you get the hint. Come see the multi-platinum selling Gin Blossoms play all of your favorites and more as they make their Infinity Hall Hartford debut! Click here for more information.
  19. Butch Lewis Community Conversation: Film Screening of 13th with Jamal Joseph

    Wednesday, March 1
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30pm


    Join author, activist, and Columbia film professor Jamal Joseph for a screening and discussion of 13th, a Netflix original documentary directed by Ava Duvernay (director of Selma) exploring the history of mass incarceration in the United States. Click here for more information.
  20. The State of Black Hartford

    Wednesday, March 1
    The Artists Collective Inc
    1200 Albany Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-8:00pm


    After the departure of President Barack Obama, the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump, a State and city in social and economic crisis, how will all of this impact and affect Black Families? What are the real solutions for our Capitol City? Click here for more information.