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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Interfaith Film Series: Bombay

    Sunday, April 2
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    Times Vary

    The 4th Annual Interfaith Film Series: Faith in Times of Conflict. Co-presented by the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Each program includes a guest speaker, film screening, and post-film Q&A. Click here for more information.
  5. GIVE A SHIT: Care About Your Scene

    Sunday, April 2
    Sea Tea Improv Studios
    75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford
    1:00pm


    The most engaging improv stems from a complete commitment to your partners' ideas -- so give a shit! This workshop will challenge improvisers to explore the emotional realities of their scenes and flex their acting muscles. Come improvise from your heart and build interesting and vital worlds! Click here for more information.
  6. Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show

    Sunday, April 2
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    5:00pm


    An awesome evening of all-ages comedy for kids, teens, and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company! Their 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 us on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about. Click here for more information.
  7. Improv Tonight: Sea Tea Ensemble, Breakup Tattoo & Student Lottery

    Sunday, April 2
    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 two great teams: Sea Tea Improv Ensemble and Breakup Tattoo! Also, students taking a class at Sea Tea Improv Studios can enter our Student Lottery by throwing their names into a bucket for a chance to perform on stage as part of this show! Click here for more information.
  8. Live and Let Die

    Sunday, April 2
    Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
    31 Front Street, Hartford
    7:30pm

    Tony Kishman brings his unbelievable tribute to ALL of the music of Paul McCartney. Come hear “Hey Jude,” “Penny Lane,” “Live and Let Die,” “Yesterday,” “My Love,” “Uncle Albert,” “Let It Be,” “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Hello Good-Bye,” “Long and Winding Road,” “Silly Love Songs,” “Jet,” “When I’m Sixty-Four” and many more! Click here for more information.
  9. A Taste of History 2017

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    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:30pm


    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture (TAC) turns 30!  Join TAC as they celebrate A Taste of History at The Wadsworth Atheneum. There will be food and cocktail tastings, dancing, a gallery tour and an art activity with artist Ayisha Miller. Click here for more information or contact Stacy Pringle at 860-838-4122 to volunteer.
  10. Equal Pay Day

    TuesdaCWEALFy, April 4th
    Statewide



    CWEALF is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their pe rsonal and professional lives.
    Since 1973 CWEALF has worked to advance women's rights and opportunities in Connecticut.  Equal Pay Day is an incredible opportunity to bring awareness to the issue of equal pay while also taking action right here in Connecticut to support women and girls!
    This year CWEALF are advocating for passage of an equal pay bill. Click here for information om how to participate. 
  11. Meet & Greet with Brazilian Trade Delegation

    Tuesday, April 4
    Connecticut Public Broadcasting
    1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
    8:00-9:30am


    Join the World Affairs Council of CT, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC), and the MetroHartford Alliance for a free breakfast reception welcoming a visiting trade delegation from Brazil to Hartford. Meet and network with members of the Brazilian delegation representing a variety of sectors including IT, medical devices, and aerospace industries. Click here for more information.
  12. 29th Annual Henry Barnard Distinguished Students Awards Banquet

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    Aqua Turf Club
    556 Mulberry Street, Southington
    5:30-8:30pm


    This year, the Barnard Awards—named for Henry Barnard, the first head of a Connecticut State University and the first United States Commissioner of Education—will recognize 12 exceptional students from Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western Connecticut State Universities for their academic excellence and dedicated community service. Recipients are nominated by their respective universities, have at least a 3.7 grade point average, and perform extensive volunteer service. Many are the first members of their families to attend a university and have overcome significant personal obstacles to achieve their dream of receiving a college education.Click here for more information.

  13. The Trouble Begins at 5:30: The Haunted Mark Twain

    Thursday, April 6
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    5:00pm


    In his autobiography, Mark Twain described a childhood filled with adventure and innocent fun--in the daylight hours. In his Autobiography, however, Twain wrote that he "was never quite sane in the night." In her talk, Dr. Ann M. Ryan will explore Twain's fears and the gothic literature that he both consumed and created. Click here for more information.
  14. Art After Dark: Neon Night

    Thursday, April 6
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    Neon lights up a night of music by DJ Jamm, art activities, complimentary snacks and Insomnia Cookies, cash bar, and a 6pm gallery talk with curator Patricia Hickson in Keith Sonnier: Three Neons/Three Decades. Award-winning poet and University of Hartford professor Benjamin Grossberg will read from his current work at 7pm. Come dressed in your best neon—prizes will be awarded to the top outfits! Click here for more information.
  15. Fighting on Two Fronts: The Puerto Rican Experience in WWI

    Thursday, April 6
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30pm


    Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera of Bloomfield College, New Jersey will deliver a lecture focusing on the experience of Puerto Ricans in the United States military in the 20th century, addressing issues of nation building, national identities, citizenship, military institutions and imperial-colonial relations. Click here for more information.

  16. With Justice for All? Mass Incarceration in America -- A Stowe Prize Event

    Thursday, April 6
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    "Equal justice under law" is engraved on the U.S. Supreme Court building. What does it mean in practice and what does it mean in 2017? Join us for for a conversation on criminal justice, equity, and law with featured guests: Maureen Price-Boreland Esq., Executive Director, Community Partners in Action, State Senator Gary Winfield, Trevor Johnson, Lecturer, Criminology & Criminal Justice, CCSU. Click here for more information.

  17. UConn Science Salon-Throwing It All Away: America’s Food Waste Epidemic

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    Spotlight Theater
    39 Front Street, Hartford
    6:00-8:30pm

    HYPE members receive $5 off by using promo code HYPEANDSCIENCESALON
  18. Carol Burnett An Evening Of Laughter and Reflection Where The Audience Asks Questions

    Thursday, April 6
    The Bushnell
    166 Capital Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm

    During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience, show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. Click here for more information.
  19. Hartford Improv Festival: Romantic Baby, Chomping at the BIT, Rumour Cauldron

    Thursday, April 6
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The Thursday 7PM show of the 2017 Hartford Improv Festival will include performances by the following groups: Romantic Baby (Hartford, CT), Chomping at the BIT (Berlin, CT), The Rumour Cauldron (Hartford, CT). Click here for more information.
  20. Hartford Improv Festival - Golden Ratio, Flannel Club, Robot Love

    Thursday, April 6
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    The Thursday 8PM show of the 2017 Hartford Improv Festival will include performances by the following groups: The Golden Ratio (Hartford, CT),  Flannel Club (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC), Robot Love (Hartford, CT). Click here for more information.