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. Backstage Pass

    Thursday, October 12
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain to bring the magic of theater to The Bushnell's stages? Find out at an exclusive backstage tour of The Bushnell's
    historic Mortensen Hall and Belding Theater led by Technical Director, Mike Sivo. Following the tour, you are invited to gather in Mortensen Lobby for a drink and light refreshments. Click here more for more information.
  2. Film: The Age of Innocence

    Thursday, October 12
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    7:00-8:00pm


    Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice. A tale of 19th-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to her cousin. Click here for more information.

  3. Liquid Lounge: Close Encounters

    Friday, October 13
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    6:00-10:00pm


    Gather up your friends and get ready for a close encounter with fun at Liquid Lounge: Close Encounters, Landing at the Connecticut Science Center. Explore the new Alien Worlds & Androids exhibit, dance the night away to two DJ’s and a live band, participate in our out of this world costume contest, play with some LIVE science, and enjoy four floors of hands-on exhibits kid-free! Click here for more information.
  4. Eversource Hartford Marathon

    Saturday, October 14
    Hartford




    #RunHartford. Be part of the biggest race day in Connecticut – with marathon, half marathon, 5K and team relay to motivate you to greatness. Where runners, families, charities and volunteers come together in an inspiring display of community spirit.Enjoy a top-notch marathon experience, from expo to post-race party: A plethora of resources and expertise. High-energy crowds. Pomp and circumstance filling the streets. Thorough marathon and half marathon course amenities, including fuel, pacers, security and medical services. Festive celebration in Bushnell Park with beer, a menu of food choices and live music. Click here for more information.

  5. There is a Bug in My Ink

    Saturday, October 14
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    1:00-4:00pm

    During Second Saturday, artist Karen Gorst will demonstrate the processes of manuscript illumination, from ink made from bugs to cutting quills for writing. Museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities. Click here for more information.
  6. Film: A Room with a View

    Saturday, October 14
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice. A young woman makes her first visit to Florence in the early 1900s and while there, meets an eccentric young man. On her return home, she must decide whether to follow through with her marriage to her fiancé, or follow her heart. Click here for more information.

  7. Second Saturdays: Think Ink

    Saturday, October 14
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    1:00-4:00pm


    Take a tour of the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector and learn about illuminated manuscripts and decorative treasures. Then, use natural and human-made materials to mix your own ink! Click here for more information.
  8. Film: Death in Venice

    Sunday, October 15
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice. An avant-garde composer (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of personal and artistic stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy. Click here for more information.

  9. The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: What's Next?

    Wednesday, October 18
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Join the World Affairs Council of CT and an expert panel to explore the central questions: why is North Korea a critical problem and what can the United States and its regional allies do to solve this crisis? Click here for more information.
  10. Champions For Children

    OE The VillageThursday, October 19
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    Join The Village to celebrate their Champions for Children and learn how they're adding innovative new programs and expanding services to meet the evolving needs of our community. Click here for more information.
  11. Art Talk: The Invention of the American Art Museum, 1870-1930

    Thursday, October 19
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    Kathleen Curran, professor of art history at Trinity College, examines the origins and rise of art museums in the United States around 1900. Click here for more information.
  12. Day Art Tour: Cedar Grove & Olana

    Friday, October 20
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    All Day

    Enjoy beautiful fall foliage in the Hudson River Valley and relive American history with docent guided tours of the homes and grounds of two of America’s best known Hudson River School artists: Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. Take in the majestic and awe-inspiring vistas that were once the inspiration for these great landscape painters while hearing about their life stories. Click here for more information.
  13. 2017 CWE Women Business Leaders Conference

    center for women enterprise logoFriday, October 20
    Sheraton Hotel Framingham
    57 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

    8:00am-4:00pm

    The premier event for women in business, this event draws women interested in learning how to start or grow a business, as well as corporate supplier diversity and purchasing professionals interested in advancing and promoting their diversity programs. Click here for more information

     

  14. Gallery Talk: MATRIX 178

    Friday, October 20
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    In his short film Denis the Pirate, MATRIX 178 artist Sam Messer’s energetic drawings and etchings animate Dennis Johnson’s vignettes about a ruthless pirate. Join curator Patricia Hickson for a guided visit of Messer’s film and installation. Click here for more information.
  15. Hartford Fall Foliage Tours

    Sat, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 22
    Shuttle buses leaving from Tangier's Market
    550 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    10:00-3:00pm

    Hartford Blooms, working with a variety of attractions, city and state visitor operations and the Cathedral of Saint Joseph Knights of Columbus, will offer "Hartford Fall Foliage Tours". Participants will ride shuttle buses from the parking lot of Tangier's Market, 550 Farmington Avenue, Hartford to various sites and overlooks throughout the city, with a lunch break at noon on Front Street in Downtown Hartford, using the many restaurants there for on your own choices on Saturday and the Hooker Brewery on Sunday. Click here for more information.

  16. Spooktacular Science Weekend

    Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    10:00-5:00pm


    The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, a photo booth, pumpkin decorating, kids “Scary-oke” and spooky crafts. Click here for more information.
  17. Women in Science Saturday: Bridge Wars

    Saturday, October 21
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    11:00-2:00pm


    Do you think you can engineer the best bridge? Join us on Women in Science Saturday with Project Engineer Nancy Puglisi Rolfe to find out! In this hands-on activity, you will build your own small-scale bridge and test its strength to find out which type of bridge is the best and strongest. Click here for more information.

  18. Overnight at the Science Center

    Saturday, October 21
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford



    Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay at the Science Center at night. Explore the exhibits, discover special programs and set up camp in front of your favorite exhibit during this exclusive after-hours experience. Don’t miss this memorable overnight adventure! Click here for more information.
  19. Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: Redefining Rococo

    Sunday, October 22
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Redefining Rococo celebrates the extraordinary gift of more than 1,350 works of art from the collection of financier J. Pierpont Morgan to the Wadsworth Atheneum 100 years ago. Planned in conjunction with the exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector, the program compliments the fanciful decorative objects in the exhibition through a music program that highlights the seductive, and even subversive, nature of the arts and music in eighteenth-century European courtly culture. Leclair, Telemann and other period composers. Click here for more information.
  20. Network After Work Hartford at Night Owl Pub

    Tuesday, October 24
    Night Owl Pub
    130 Ann Uccello Street, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm


    Join their community of millions across the US and expand your network at their next event. Meet executives and professionals for new opportunities. You’ll make great connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. They’ve become America’s premier face-to-face networking organization with hundreds of events each month, in over +100 cities across the US. Grab your business cards to get out and network with Network After Work. Click here for more information.