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. Festival of Trees & Traditions

    December 1 - December 10
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Explore the Wadsworth Atheneum this holiday season and discover festive trees and wreaths adorning the galleries! Created by community members and local artists and organizations, all items are for sale—proceeds benefit the museum's special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Purchase a tree or wreath for your home or donate it to a local charity! Click here for more information.
  2. The 5th Annual Max’s Champagne Gala

    OE Max DowntownFriday, December 1
    Max Downtown
    185 Asylum Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    Enjoy live music while you stroll the Atrium at CityPlace (decorated beautifully for the holidays) dressed in your best as you enjoy a constantly replenished raw bar station, classic passed hors d’ouevres designed to accompany the many different styles of champagne, and maybe even a dance or two. Click here for more information.
  3. Improv: Winnipeg and Brain's Song

    Friday, December 1
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams! In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Winnipeg and Brain's Song! Click here for more information.

  4. World AIDS Day Concert

    Friday, December 1
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    7:30pm


    Commemorate World AIDS Day with a concert by the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus. Free admission. Click here for more information.
  5. Chaser Eight, 1974 and The Heavy Calm

    Friday, December 1
    Arch Street Tavern
    85 Arch Street, Hartford
    8:30-11:30pm


    A night of Connecticut based rock and roll! Join your friends at Arch Street Tavern while Chaser Eight, 1974, and The Heavy Calm rock the stage. Click here for more information.
  6. Kris Allen - Something About Christmas w/ MARIE MILLER

    Friday, December 1
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm


    Don’t miss Kris Allen’s hook-filled pop melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Since skyrocketing to stardom as the winner of the 2009 season of American Idol, Kris Allen has enjoyed five singles on the Billboard charts.  His self-titled debut album featured the hit single “Live Like We’re Dying” which has a combined digital sales of over 1.7 million.  Since the release of his album he has toured with Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse as well as headlining his own tour. Click here for more information.
  7. Longform Showcase feat. My Privacy from NYC

    Friday, December 1
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    9:00pm


    Every Longform Showcase features the Sea Tea Improv Ensemble, a killer guest group, and a one-night-only team. This month's special guest is My Privacy from NYC! Click here for more information.

  8. First Free Saturday

    Saturday, December 2
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    9:00-5:00pm


    Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Click here for more information.
  9. Family Program: Holiday Poppers

    Saturday, December 2
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    10:00-1:00pm


    Celebrate the holidays at CHS with our annual popper craft! Poppers (or “crackers”) were first invented by a London pastry chef in the 1840s, and since then have become timeless favorites. Make a personalized popper to use as a gift, holiday party favor, or New Year’s Eve noisemaker. We’ll also have a variety of craft supplies available for families to create their own one-of-a-kind holiday cards. Click here for more information.
  10. 9th Annual Teddy Bear Tea

    OE Max DowntownSaturday, December 2
    Max Downtown
    185 Asylum Street, Hartford
    10:30-2:00pm


    Join Max Downtown for their 9th Annual Teddy Bear Tea on December 2, 2017. Each young guest will enjoy a Custom Cupcake Bar, Max Candy Buffet Experience, and a Signature Max Bear. Click here for more information.
  11. Intro to Indoor Rowing

    Saturday, December 2
    Riverfront Boathouse
    Riverside Park, Hartford
    10:30-12:00pm & 1:30-3:00pm


    Indoor rowing is "the workout you won't stop hearing about in 2017" and our community rowing program, Riverfront Recapture Rowing, is doing their part by offering a free intro to erging class. If you're interested in learning the correct techniques and getting in a great total body, low impact workout, this is the class for you. Click here for more information.
  12. Norwegian Films Double Feature

    Sat, Dec 2 & Sun, Dec 3
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    1:00pm


    Admission includes both films and a 12:30pm gallery talk in Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway. Click here for more information.
  13. UConn Men's Basketball vs. Monmouth N.J.

    Saturday, December 2
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    4:00pm


    Cheer on the UConn Men's Basketball team as they play against Monmouth N.J. Click here for more information.
  14. Improvised Tennessee Williams

    Saturday, December 2
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    5:00pm


    In Improvised Tennesee Williams, director Daniel Davidson leads a team of improvisers in embodying the passionate characters, poetic language, and southern sensibilities of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams! Click here for more information.
  15. Improv: Fairfield of Dreams, Lady Business, Part Time Lifeguards

    Saturday, December 2
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00pm


    The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams! In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: Fairfield of Dreams, Lady Business, and Part Time Lifeguards! Click here for more information.

  16. Speak Up at CHS: That’s Weird

    Saturday, December 2
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    8:00-10:00pm


    Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and build a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to stage to share true stories from their lives. Speak Up founders and producers Matthew and Elysha Dicks work closely with storytellers to help them craft their stories for the stage and teach storytelling workshops to storytellers at all levels. Click here for more information.
  17. Rusted Root

    Saturday, December 2
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm


    International super starts, Rusted Root, coming for 2 nights with Infinity Hall! Great funky/earthy music with a driving beat. We are all so excited and looking forward to this one, but so is everyone else, so get your tickets early as they’ve sold out two consecutive nights before and rest assured, it won’t be any different this time. Click here for more information.
  18. Darik and the Funbags

    Saturday, December 2
    Arch Street Tavern
    85 Arch Street, Hartford
    8:30-11:30pm


    Connecticut’s favorite party band Darik and the Funbags is coming to Arch Street Tavern. The one and only, often imitated, never duplicated, creators of music, fun and mayhem all over the northeast since 1997! Darik and the Funbags started playing Connecticut in 1997 and have since grown their territory faster than a door-to-door Jehovah’s Witness, spanning gigs up and down the eastern seaboard. They boast national exposure being featured on VH-1’s Cover Wars and is one of the few cover bands to get it’s name on New Havens “Legendary Toads Place” Wall of Fame. Click here for more information.
  19. Improv: KnucklePuck, Off the Lawn, Albatross

    Saturday, December 2
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    9:00pm


    The best improv comedy talent in Connecticut: Sea Tea Comedy Theater's House Teams! In this show, you'll get to see these great teams: KnucklePuck, Off the Lawn, and Albatross! Click here for more information.

  20. The 37th Annual Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum House Tour

    Sunday, December 3
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    11:00-3:00pm


    The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum will hold its 37th annual Holiday House Tour. Visit the Mark Twain House, the first floor of Wadsworth Atheneum's Austin House, and 3 private homes. The Mark Twain House will be decorated for a late-19th-century Christmas, and the private homes will be decorated according to their homeowners' holiday traditions. Local musicians will play at private homes and The MTH&M throughout the day. Click here for more information.