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. Hartford Improv Festival - Workshop - Starting Out Strong with Bill Binder

    Sunday, April 9
    Sea Tea Improv Studios
    75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford
    3:00-6:00pm


    The beginnings of shows should be more than a chance to create chaos or fulfill some requirement of your format. Those beginning minutes of a show are a chance to check in with your ensemble, to find and agree on the focus and direction of your show, and hopefully, to invite the audience to come on the journey with you rather than confusing them. This workshop uses techniques to unify and strengthen your ensemble's openings. Click here for more information.
  2. Sea Tea Improv's All-Ages Family Show

    Sunday, April 9
    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.
  3. Hartford Improv Festival - Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery

    Sunday, April 9
    City Steam Brewery
    942 Main Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Come see our signature comedy show -- every month since 2009! Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's professional comedians host an evening of completely improvised comedy.  Sea Tea Improv has been voted "Best Local Comic" 3 times in the Advocate's Best of Hartford Readers' Poll, and has been featured on ESPN News, The Travel Channel, NPR, WFSB, and had its own comedy education and comedy shows at Sea Tea Improv Studios and Sea Tea Comedy Theater in Downtown Hartford! Click here for more information.
  4. Would You?

    Tuesday, April 11
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    5:30pm


    Read. Listen. Share. Write! Join them for a group poetry reading and open mic event. B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Poem)-- either your own work or from a poet that you love! Click here for more information.

  5. Tips & Tricks Website Development Class - 4 Class Series

    OE Innovate HartfordWednesday, April 12,19, 26 & Wednesday, May 3

    Innovate Hartford
    20 Church Street #17th Floor Suite 178, Hartford
    10:30am -12:30pm

    This class is not to be missed! Taught by Rachel Dantess, director of special projects at Innovate Hartford. Rachel is a highly experienced front-end developer with backgrounds in graphic design, website and mobile application design, and maintenance and website management. Please note: You must be available for all 4 classes. Click here for more information.

  6. Connecticut Ballet presents Backstage at the Ballet

    Wednesday, April 12
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    1:00pm


    A sneak preview performance of its 35th anniversary program: classical, contemporary, and jazz excerpts. This 50-minute program is suitable for children and adults. Click here for more information.
  7. Film & Speaker: "Loving"

    Wednesday, April 12
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:30pm


    Join them for the fourth in a series of films and speakers on Shaping Social Change: Loving. Nancy Buirski, the film's producer, will speak before the film. Loving is the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a married interracial couple whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest led to a legal battle ending at the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here for more information.

  8. KNOW GOOD Market

    April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9
    Parkvile 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.
  9. Art Talk on the ArtWalk: Michael Sweeney

    Thursday, April 13
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    Mike Sweeney discusses the ideas, origins, and processes that inform his Books of Things We Do Not Know. Click here for more information.
  10. Hartford Yard Goats vs New Hampshire

    Thursday, April 13
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against New Hampshire! Click here for more information.
  11. Hartford Yard Goats vs New Hampshire

    Friday, April 14
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against New Hampshire! Click here for more information.
  12. EBK Gallery - Stass Shpanin: Coltland Souvenir Shop

    Saturday, April 15
    EBK Gallery
    218 Pearl Street, Hartford
    6:00-8:30pm


    Come to EBK Gallery for their art reception for their Stass Shpanin gallery! Click here for more information.
  13. Hartford Yard Goats vs New Hampshire

    Saturday, April 15
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    6:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against New Hampshire! Click here for more information.
  14. Film: "The Loving Story"

    Sunday, April 16
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    2:00pm


    Join them for a film in the series on Shaping Social Change: The Loving Story. A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving—set during the turbulent Civil Rights era—about whom the film Loving is based. Click here for more information.

  15. A Celebration of International Women's Day

    Monday, April 17
    University of Saint Joseph
    1678 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
    5:00-7:15pm


    The World Affairs Council and the University of Saint Joseph’s Women’s Leadership Center are celebrating global women’s leadership. Join us and a panel of distinguished women leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women in our international landscape as well as the role women’s advancement will play in shaping our global future. Click here for more information.
  16. Hartford Yard Goats vs Harrisburg

    Monday, April 17
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Harrisburg! Click here for more information.
  17. The History of Paper Money in Connecticut

    Tuesday, April 18
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Join them for a brown bag lunch talk with Jim Rosen, President of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, a worldwide group of numismatists focused on pre-Federal coins used in the earliest days of the United States. Dr. Rosen has spent many years volunteering at the CHS to catalog our coin and currency collections. Recently retired from his medical practice focusing on pediatric and adult allergies, he has helped to curate the display of Colonial Currency in our Nawrot History Nook. Click here for more information.
  18. Fake News, Real War

    Tuesday, April 18
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    6:30-7:45pm


    With all the talk about Fake News in the political cycle, Ned Lamont will take a look at 100 years of fake news, from Remember the Maine to Gulf of Tonkin to Granada and WMD. Click here for more information.
  19. Hartford Yard Goats vs Harrisburg

    Tuesday, April 18
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Harrisburg! Click here for more information.
  20. Author Talk & Book Signing

    Wednesday, April 19
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    7:00-8:30pm


    Join them for an Author Talk & Book Signing with Manisha Sinha, The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.The Slave's Cause is a groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Click here for more information.