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. Norwich Winterfest 5k

    Saturday, November 25
    Norwich



    The race is open to both walkers and runners at all fitness and experience levels – a fun family event to get moving and active after the Thanksgiving holiday! Family activities on race day will include face painting, an HMF FitKids fun run and then the annual Winterfest parade after the race, beginning at 1:00 pm. Athlete massage provided and showers are available for runners staying for the parade. Click here for more information.
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack vs Hershey Bears

    Saturday, November 25
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they face the Hershey Bears! 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.
  3. Javier Colon

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


    Winner of NBC’s Inaugural Season of “The Voice,” Javier Colon is coming back to Hartford. The former lead singer of the Derek Trucks Band proves show after show that he possesses one of the greatest voices you will hear in pop music today. Not only does he have Billboard charted hits, Javier as also performed with Adam Levine, Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone, Darius Rucker, The Indigo Girls & Anthony Hamilton, just to name a few. Don’t wait, get your tickets today! Click here for more information.
  4. Jazz Brunch: Atla & Matt DeChamplain

    Sunday, November 26
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    10:30-2:30pm


    Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet in the Museum Café, with live jazz by Atla and Matt DeChamplain. 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.
  5. Connecticut Lyric Opera: The Magic Flute

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

    Connecticut Lyric Opera performs Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the museum’s majestic Morgan Great Hall. Click here for more information.
  6. #GivingTuesday

    Tuesday, November 28
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    All Day


    Your support will create opportunities for children in Connecticut to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and help us deliver interactive and innovative learning programs to students and teachers. Use #GivingTuesday on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to tell us why you love the Science Center. We strive to encourage STEM education and career growth in Connecticut by showing youth how rewarding and fun science can be! Click here for more information.
  7. Yoga & Mandalas with Starr Yoga

    Tuesday, November 28
    Starr Yoga
    4:00-5:45pm


    This #GivingTuesday, give back to the arts while rejuvenating your mind and body in this special arts and wellness workshop with Starr Yoga. Destress from holiday festivities with a one hour yoga class by Starr Yoga instructors then get your creativity flowing with a mandala drawing workshop hosted by their workplace campaigns team and enjoy healthy drink samples by local juice bar Juicy J. Click here for more information.
  8. UConn Hockey vs. Northeastern

    Tuesday, November 28
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:05pm

    Cheer on the UConn Hockey team as they play against Northeastern. Click here for more information.
  9. The Trouble Begins at 5:30: Henry Cohn on "A Challenging Inheritance: The Fate of Mark Twain's Will"

    Wednesday, November 29
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    5:00pm


    These wills illuminate aspects of the complex relationships in the Clemens family.  The lecture will also highlight Twain’s financial successes and the emergence of the Mark Twain Foundation and the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley --institutions that stem from provisions set forth in Twain’s will. Click here for more information.
  10. Women's Wednesdays

    Wednesday, November 29 | December 27
    Hartford Flavor Company
    30 Arbor Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm



    A women's empowerment Happy Hour to celebrate the women who kick butt in the community! They invite and feature a different local wonder woman each month to share their journey to success in hopes to inspire others. This month, Denise Merrill, the Secretary of State will be there. Click here for more information.
  11. Hartford Wolf Pack vs Springfield Thunderbirds

    Wednesday, November 29
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Wolf Pack as they face the Springfield Thunderbirds! 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. 2017 Annual Nonprofit Conference

    Thursday, November 30
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    8:00am-4:00pm


    The Annual Nonprofit Conference is the only statewide conference for and by nonprofit organizations of all types.  This year’s theme – From Collaboration to Collective Impact – focuses on ways in which nonprofits can bring together people and other organizations to achieve their missions during tough economic times – for the improvement of their communities and the state. Click here for more information.
  13. Art After Dark: Night of Illumination

    Thursday, November 30
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    Ring in the 44th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions and be the first to purchase your favorite tree or wreath! Be greeted by Anne Cubberly’s giant Solstice puppet; enjoy performances by Hartford Symphony Jazz Ensemble and Silk City Chorus; and watch selections from The Nutcracker danced by Connecticut Ballet. Plus, music by DJ Jon Eastman, free snacks, cash bar, and a screening of When Harry Met Sally. Click here for more information.
  14. Sci-Fi Feature Flick: Aliens & Chris Pratt

    Thursday, November 30
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    5:00-9:00pm


    What’s better than aliens and Chris Pratt? How about Chris Pratt fighting with and alongside aliens? See the original Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D on the Science Center’s giant screen. The seats are so good; you’ll feel like you’re riding shotgun. Before the show, mingle with other sci-fi fans and come face to face with robots made popular by movies like Star Wars and Iron Man, among others. Life-size replicas of Iron Man, C-3PO, and R2D2 from Star Wars movies and a replica T-800 bust from The Terminator franchise pose educational discussion points and “selfie” photo opportunities in the new traveling exhibit, Alien Worlds and Androids.Click here for more information.

  15. Latin Meets Hip Hop Concert

    Thursday, November 30
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    6:30pm


    Los Papi Chulos, Latin Meets Hip Hop concert- Featuring live performances by 50 Cent, Bad Bunny, Yandel, Fat Joe, Felly, Alex Sensation, DJ Camilo & DJ Spinking. Click here for more information.
  16. The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Awards

    Thursday, November 30
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm


    The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award is presented by The Mark Twain House & Museum to the author whose book, published in the previous calendar year, best embodies an "American voice" such as Twain established in his masterpiece Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This year’s finalists include Dodgers by Bill Beverly, The Inseparables by Stuart Nadler, and Zero K by Don DeLillo. Click here for more information.

  17. Film: When Harry Met Sally

    Thursday, November 30
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    In this classic American romantic comedy, we follow the title characters from the time they meet through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. Click here for more information.
  18. The Village’s Girl Within Luncheon

    OE The VillageFriday, December 1
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    11:30-1:30pm


    This event celebrates over 100 years of helping young women and girls, who have experienced abuse and neglect, make sustainable progress toward recovery and independence.  Funds raised through the Girl Within Luncheon support The Village’s early intervention, educational and empowerment programs for young women, girls and their families. Click here for more information.
    Use code HYPE YP to receive $10 off Individual tickets or code HYPE YP Patron to receive $10 off Patron Tickets!
  19. A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award‐winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. Click here for more information.
  20. Model United Nations Conference 2017

    Friday, December 1 - Saturday, December 2
    University of Hartford
    200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford
    2:30pm - 2:00pm


    The World Affairs Council of CT held its very first Model United Nations program in 1952 and since then thousands of individuals across the state have benefited from it. The 2017 Model United Nations conference gives students the opportunity to engage in debate over a wide range of topics that revolve around the theme: Security in a Shifting World. Click here for more information.