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: Sea Tea Improv Touring Company - then JAM!

    Sunday, June 11
    Sea Tea Comedy Thater
    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 the Sea Tea Improv Touring  Company! THEN, we'll have a big improv jam -- everyone in the house can get a chance to come up on stage and do some improv scenes and have fun together! Click here for more information.

  2. Art On The Street

    Tuesday, June 13
    State House Square
    Hartford
    11:30-1:30pm


    They've partnered with Aetna to bring Art on the Streets back to downtown Hartford this spring! Ten local artists will present interactive artistic experiences for the public to enjoy that also draws attention to how the arts make us happier and healthier. Share your Art on the Streets photos with us on Instagram using #GHACxAetna and we'll repost!This week will be Caribbean American Dance Co., Jeff Devereux, Tang Sauce. Click here for more information.
  3. Hartford Yard Goats vs Trenton

    Tuesday, June 13
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Trenton! Click here for more information.
  4. Short Stacks Tour (Alex Stypula & Tim Ross) - Stand-Up Comedy

    Tuesday, June 13
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Pittsburgh comedians Tim Ross and Alex Stypula are on the road and coming through Hartford! Join them for a night of stand-up comedy at Sea Tea Comedy Theater with them and your host, Laura Manasewich! Click here for more information.

  5. 2017 Latino Progress Champion Award Breakfast

    OE Center for Latino ProgressWednesday, June 14
    Trinity College
    300 Summit Street, Hartford
    8:00-10:00am


    Millenials at your workplace. Can't figure out what drives them to succeed, to be productive, to be part of your team? How do you get what you need by reaching a compromise with your Hispanic Millenials? What about cross-generational challenges - how do you overcome those? Are they an asset or a burden? Click here for more information.
  6. Hartford Yard Goats vs Trenton

    Wednesday, June 14
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm

    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Trenton! Click here for more
    information.
  7. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    Wednesday, June 14
    XFINITY Theatre
    61 Savitt Way, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Come see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Click here for more information.
  8. Art On The Street

    Thursday, June 15
    Pratt Street
    Hartford
    11:30-1:30pm

    They've partnered with Aetna to bring Art on the Streets back to downtown Hartford this spring! Ten local artists will present interactive artistic experiences for the public to enjoy that also draws attention to how the arts make us happier and healthier. Share your Art on the Streets photos with us on Instagram using #GHACxAetna and we'll repost!This week will be Anita Balkun, Lindsey Fyfe, Sea Tea Improv. Click here for more information.
  9. Thursday Nights on the Plaza

    Thursday, June 15
    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.
  10. The Trouble Begins at 5:30: "My Dear Howells:" The Literary Friendship of Samuel Clemens and William Dean Howells

    Thursday, June 15
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    5:00pm


    Daniel Mrozowski is a Visiting Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Mrozowski is the President of the William Dean Howells Society of America, a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the 19th century editor, author and critic, that sponsors regular panels at the annual American Literature Association convention.  Dr. Mrozowski’s research and writing focuses on 19th century American literature and its intersection with business history.  He is working on a book about the rise of the corporation and its influence on American fiction during the Gilded Age. Click here for more information.
  11. Outdoor Concert Series: Mariachi Mexico Antiguo

    Thursday, June 15
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm

    The CHS Outdoor Concert series presents the work of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut. Click here for more information.
  12. Public Forum

    Thursday, June 15
    Hartford Public Library | Albany Branch
    1250 Albany Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    Please join Hartford Public Library’s CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, Board President Greg Davis, and Andrea Comer, Board Member and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, for a presentation and discussion about the library’s preliminary strategic planning report.  The presentation will introduce four different potential operating scenarios designed to ensure that HPL remains a vibrant and sustainable organization for the future. Your feedback and participation are a critical component of the Board’s strategic planning process. Click here for more information.
  13. Hartford Yard Goats vs Trenton

    Thursday, June 15
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Trenton! Click here for more
    information.
  14. Hartford Yard Goats vs Altoona

    Friday, June 16
    Hartford Yard Goats
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Altoona! Click here for more
    information.
  15. GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!

    Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    Times Vary


    In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud (Dan Russell) and Doug (Greg Ludovici) sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract - fulfilling their ill-advised dreams. Featuring accompanist Kevin Scott as Charles. Produced by Julia Pistell. Directed by Casey Grambo. Click here for more information.
  16. Day-long Writing Workshop: "Using Our Voice for Others" with Susanne Davis

    Saturday, June 17
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    9:00-3:00pm


    Albert Murray, American essayist, critic, and novelist, said it is the writer who sounds the warning bell to show when a time is out of joint. We live in our time, tied to it, shaped by it, and shaping it. Stories of witness, whether personal or political, individual or social, local or global, help our culture to understand the human heart of the matter. In this one-day workshop we will cultivate tools to use our writing voice to get to the heart of the matter. Click here for more information.
  17. Grit 'N Wit - Rob Branham Foundation

    Grit n witSaturday, June 17
    Rentschler Field
    615 Silver Lane,East Hartford
    9:00am

    Are you looking for something different to do?  Something you can do outdoors, at your own pace, competitive or not, with your best friends, co-workers, family, or kids?  Looking for something that doesn’t come around often?  Grit N Wit is it! It's a 1.5-mile obstacle course challenge with 10 physical and 10 mental challenges – all fun! Children as young as 10 can participate as part of the team too! Early bird registration through April 30 – free T-shirts to all who register early!  Join the fun and help The Rob Branham Foundation support CT families fighting leukemia & other blood cancers! Click here for more information.

  18. Speak Up at CHS: All-day Beginning Storytelling Workshop with Speak Up co-founder Matthew Dicks

    Saturday, June 17
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    9:30-4:30pm


    Speak Up co-founder and 26-time Moth StorySLAM winner and four time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop designed for people with little or no any previous storytelling experience and seeks to meet the goals of a wide range of participants. While many workshop graduates have gone on to tell stories on stage for Speak Up, The Moth, and other storytelling organizations, most students take this beginner-level workshop with little or no desire to ever take the stage. People want to learn about storytelling for personal and professional development, to meet new people, to improve communication skills, to develop their writing ability, to challenge themselves, to finally get the attention of grandchildren and colleagues, and to try something new. Click here for more information.
  19. The Friends Wine Tasting

    Saturday, June 17
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    5:00pm

    Taste wines from Italy, Spain, Australia, Argentina, and America accompanied by a selection of savory appetizers & decadent desserts. Click here for more information.
  20. [Workshop] Intro to Hip-Hop Improv with RoboPop

    Saturday, June 17
    Sea Tea Improv Studios
    75 Pratt Street, 5th Floor, Hartford
    5:00-7:00pm


    In this workshop, learn the fundamentals of Robopop's unique blend of freestyle, beatboxing and improv comedy. You'll participate in exercises led by Robopop's dope team of instructors, improvisers, and beatboxers that will get you spitting rhymes off the top of your head and integrating those freestyles into your improv scene work. Click here for more information.