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. Free Day for Hartford Residents

    Sunday, November 19
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    9:30-5:30pm


    Hartford residents can simply plunk down proof of residency at the front desk to enjoy the tour of Twain’s extraordinary Gilded Age home with knowledgeable, eloquent guides; to see the elegant, recently restored Mahogany Room guest suite; to take in the museum’s exhibition on this important restoration, Renewing the Royal Chamber; and view the funny and furious Twain’s Temper exhibit, which tracks his top-ten “tantrums and righteous rages.” Click here for more information.
  2. Crafted

    Sunday, November 19
    Hartford Flavor Company
    30 Arbor Street, Hartford
    12:00-5:00pm


    A fair/market celebrating Hartford County’s craft local businesses and to kick off the holiday gift-giving season. Come see Hartford Prints, Hog River Brewery, Story & Soil Coffee, Kate Stephan Jewelry and a host of other local merchants. Click here for more information.
  3. Imagination Movers

    Sunday, November 19
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    1:00pm


    Flying toilet paper! Smoking trash cans! Catchy poprock music! It can only mean one thing: the coolest kid’s rock band in the world is coming to Infinity Hall Hartford! The Emmy-winning Imagination Movers are making their return to Infinity Hall! Time to bring out the kiddos for a fun matinee show! The Movers deliver a highly exhilarating and exciting rock concert experience where Kids and parents will sing along with the Movers' hooky choruses, learn ridiculous dances and have a blast doing it! Click here for more information.
  4. UConn Women's Basketball vs. Maryland

    Sunday, November 19
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    1:30pm

    Cheer on the UConn Women's Basketball team as they play against Maryland. Click here for more information.
  5. Sunday Serenades: Strauss and the Sublime

    Sunday, November 19
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00-4:00pm


    The first Sunday Serenades of the season takes inspiration from the dramatic Scandinavian landscapes featured in the exhibition Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway, with a stormy and romantic program of music by Grieg, Strauss, and Halvorsen. Click here for more information.
  6. Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show

    Sunday, November 19, 26
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    5:00pm


    Our improv comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games with them on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about. Click here for more information.
  7. UConn Men's Basketball vs. BU

    Sunday, November 19
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    6:00pm


    Cheer on the UConn Men's Basketball team as they play against BU. Click here for more information.
  8. Improv: Robot Love, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company - then JAM

    Sunday, November 19
    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! In this show, you'll get to see Robot Love and theSea Tea Improv Touring Company! THEN, we'll have a big improv jam -- everyone in the house can get a chance to come up on stage and do some improv scenes and have fun together! Click here for more information.

  9. Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls - Murmuration Nation Tou

    Sunday, November 19
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Emily Sailers from the Indigo Girls is coming to Infinity Hall Hartford for her first time in support of her new solo album ‘Murmuration Nation’. Over her 30 yr career she has done nothing but prove herself as one of the most polarizing stars of our time. The next step was to produce a solo album, and here it is – a smart, witty, and politically aware masterpiece. Click here for more information.
  10. City Steam Brewery’s 20th Anniversary Trivia Night

    Monday, November 20
    City Steam Brewery Cafe
    942 Main Street, Hartford
    7:00-9:00pm

    Come test your knowledge of all things City Steam with their 20th Anniversary Edition Trivia Night. Play against other teams as you play 5 rounds of trivia with 5 questions each. Click here for more information.
  11. Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

    Monday, November 20
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:30-10:00pmpm


    Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes. Click here for more information.

  12. Dead & Company

    Wednesday, November 22
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The celebrated group features original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir alongside singer/guitarist John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Continuing in the tradition of the Grateful Dead, the group draws from the Dead’s vast catalog of songs and is taking the iconic music catalogue to new heights. Click here for more information.
  13. THANKSGIVING BUFFET

    Thursday, November 23
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    12:00pm


    Enjoy time with your family and friends and leave the cooking to them! Chef Bill is putting out all the traditional favorites for our Thanksgiving Buffet.  They will have seatings at 12 noon and 3pm. Click here for more information.
  14. 2017 Christkindlmarkt

    OE Hartford SaengerbundFriday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26
    Hartford Sangerbund
    719 North Mountain Road, Newington
    Times Vary

    Join them for a Christmas adventure that, in a few hours, brings you back 700 years into an honored medieval tradition. Their Christkindlmarkt showcases handmade crafts and works of art by the finest artisans, the heart-warming sounds and sights of live Christmas music and pageantry, delicious German food specialties. The air fills with the fragrance of sizzling bratwursts, schnitzel, sweet breads & pastries, roasted/candied nuts, and hot spiced Glühwein. Decorated booths sell wonderful Christmas decorations, hand crafts, and a variety of sweet treats, i.e. German cakes, cookies, chocolates, pastries, and sweet dough breads called Stollen. There will be live music and 6 live performances of Medieval Christmas customs. Click here for more information.

  15. A Christmas Story The Musical

    Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary

    After a smash‐hit Broadway run garnering three 2013 Tony ward nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Joseph Robinette), and Best Original Score (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), along with six Drama Desk nominations, and two Outer Critics Circle nominations, A CHRISTMAS STORY – THE MUSICAL returns as a National Tour for yet another year! Click here for more information.
  16. The Polar Express (3D)

    Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    3:00pm & 4:00pm


    Don’t miss this special holiday movie presentation in our theater for a limited holiday engagement. All aboard! Get the holiday season started with this family favorite. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. “Cause that’s the way things happen on the Polar Express…” Click here for more information.

  17. An Evening with DAVID RAWLINGS

    Friday, November 24
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Guitar man David Rawlings leaves the Machine moniker behind for his third album, Poor David’s Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric performances rich in ageless American vernacular.  Gloriously captured on analog tape by studio wizards Ken Scott and Matt Andrews, the ten new songs took shape in a rollicking weeklong session at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee where Rawlings and longtime compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith to produce an album for all seasons. Click here for more information.
  18. Small State Big Saturday

    Saturday, November 25
    Hartford Prints!
    42 Pratt Street, Hartford
    10:00-7:00pm


    It’s the most wonderful time of the year to shop small. Join Hartford Prints on Small Business Saturday as they kick off the holiday season! Click here for more information.
  19. Film: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

    Sat, Nov 25 - Sun, Nov 26
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    This documentary tells the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art. The film opens the doors of London’s Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and takes audiences through the squares and canals of Venice that Canaletto immortalized. Click here for more information.
  20. UConn Hockey vs. RIT

    Saturday, November 25
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    3:05pm


    Cheer on the UConn Hockey team as they play against RIT. Click here for more information.