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. Stowe Prize Day: Action Fair & A Conversation With Bryan Stevenson

    Thursday, June 8
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    3:00-5:30pm


    A networking fair for Connecticut activists and community members to share ideas and strategies for social change. Participants range from high school and college students to grass roots community and educational organizations. Click here for more information.
  2. Thursday Nights on the Plaza

    Thursday, June 8
    Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    4:00-8:00pm


    Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join them at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company. Click here for more information.
  3. KNOW GOOD Market

    June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9
    Parkville Street Food Night Market
    30 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    The KNOW GOOD Market is an open-air street food destination designed to promote the collective culture of Hartford. Featuring tastes from local restaurants and food trucks, fresh produce from KNOX and live music, the KNOW GOOD Market offers an experience of raw community celebration. Click here for more information.
  4. Stowe Prize Day: Big Tent Jubilee

    Thursday, June 8
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford

    6:00-9:00pm

    The Big Tent Jubilee is a fundraising dinner and award ceremony supporting the Stowe Center’s education programs for school age children and the public. The event will kick off with a private reception with Mr. Stevenson for sponsors and patrons. Click here for more information.
  5. MCQUEEN (Funny or Die & Comedy Central)

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


    McQueen Adams has taken his world of impressions, music, and comedy in a fresh and innovative direction, creating a hi-tech audio-visual universe. His new show "MCQUEEN" incorporates his improvisational skills with the music of groups such as Daft Punk and Coldplay, voices both real and fictional, including Gandalf, his Mom’s Cat and Jason Statham, and plenty of original bizarre inhabitants. Click here for more information.
  6. (We Really Like) The Lord of the Rings

    Friday, June 9 - Saturday, June 10
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    Times Vary


    One show to rule them all. Wait. No. It’s two shows. One audience to find them (that’s you). One cast to bring them all in (that’s us), and in the darkness bind them. Wait. That sounded creepy. The show is really funny (we promise). Click here for more information.
  7. Improv Tonight: Winnipeg, Lady Business, SHED

    Friday, June 9
    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, Lady Business, and SHED! Click here for more information.

  8. The MOuTH: Take My Advice

    Friday, June 9
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm


    They could use your advice! And stories about advice - What led up to the helpful hint? What happened after? Was it good advice, or terrible? Hear and tell stories on the theme “Take My Advice” hosted by Chion Wolf at The MOuTH at the Mark Twain House & Museum on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m! Click here for more information.
  9. An evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh, Gwilym Simcock

    Friday, June 9
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm


    20-time Grammy-Award winning jazz guitarist and composer, Pat Metheny comes to Hartford!! For those of you who couldn’t get in to his two sold-out shows in our beautiful Norfolk venue, here is your chance to experience the legend himself!! Joining Pat will be his long-time collaborator, 4-time Grammy-Award winning drummer and composer, Antonio Sanchez, as well as Award-winning musicians Linda May Han Oh on bass and Gwilym Simock on piano. Click here for more information.
  10. Open House Day 2017

    Saturday, June 10
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    9:00-5:00pm


    The Connecticut Historical Society is participating in Connecticut Open House Day 2017! They will be offering free Secrets of the Veeder House Behind-the-Scenes Tours at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and an American Sign Language Interpreted Exhibit Tour of Language, Culture, Community: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf at 2:00 pm. There will also be a drop-in, self-guided craft all day where kids can make an American Sign Language “book” to use as they explore the museum. Click here for more information.
  11. TOM SAWYER DAY

    Saturday, June 10
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    10:00-4:00pm


    Join them on Connecticut Open House Day 2017 for Tom Sawyer Day, our annual family event, featuring free music, games, activities, ice cream and more! They’ll also offer discounted tours of the Mark Twain House. Click here for more information.
  12. Stowe's Birthday & CT Open House Day

    Saturday, June 10
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    10:00-5:00pm


    Celebrate the National Historic Landmark Stowe House as it opens for the season with a new interactive tour. Learn what compelled Stowe to write the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Connect the past to the present as you discuss 19th century social issues that resonate today. See new exhibits showcasing the impact of Stowe's most famous novel. Leave feeling inspired that you can create positive change. Click here for more information.

  13. Digitization Day: CT Latinos in WWI

    Saturday, June 10
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    11:00-4:00pm


    Trained digitization and recording specialists will digitize photographs, memorabilia, and record interviews of Connecticut-based Latino veterans for the digital collection of the Connecticut State Library. Click here for more information.
  14. CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

    Saturday, June 10 | Friday, July 14 | Friday, August 11 | Friday, September 8 | Friday, November 10 | Friday, December 8
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Play their live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!" Click here for more information.
  15. Summer Learning Kickoff

    Saturday, June 10
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    12:30-3:00pm


    This year, summer learning in Hartford is all about your goals, your dreams, and your ability to make it all happen. We want to support you with whatever pursuits you have this summer. Writing a book? Stop by the library and chat with a local author. Want to learn coding? Drop by a library branch and get started. Click here for more information.
  16. Hartford City Tour

    OE Hartford City TourSaturday, June 10
    Lyman Orchards Golf Club
    70 Lyman Road, Middlefield
    1:00pm

    The Hartford City Tour is starting in 2017 and looking to emulate the successes fellow northeast cities Boston and New York have shown over the past few years. Hartford's golf market boasts both strong public and private courses throughout the city. Click here for more information.
  17. Riverfront Swing Nights

    Saturdays, June 10, July 1 & July 8
    Great River Park & Mortensen Riverfront Plaza (Depends on the date)
    Hartford
    6:30-8:15pm


    Riverfront Swing Night is part of the Farmington Bank Community Concert Mini Series featuring Simply Swing. The series includes three riverfront performances, June 10 & July 8 in Great River Park, and July 1 at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Click here for more information.
  18. Chatterbox / James Joyce feat. Alex Dueben

    Saturday, June 10
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    In this show, Chatterbox: Improv Meets Storytelling, they'll all hear some compelling stories for the first time, and then our improvisers spin the ideas and themes from those stories into some awesome comedy scenes for you! Click here for more information.
  19. Tab Benoit

    Saturday, June 10
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    This guitarist/singer/songwriter is one of the fastest rising stars in the Blues world and has received BB King’s Entertainer of The Year Award. The Contemporary Male Performer of The Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Click here for more information.
  20. Indivisible CT presents Songs of Despair & Hope

    Sunday, June 11
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    2:30pm


    The Shinolas present “Songs of Despair and Hope" in order to unite and uplift people--a musical catharsis in the face of constant uncertainty.  Click here for more information.