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. Art Talk: Dreaming Vertically: Northern Land into Landscape

    Wednesday, October 25
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00pm


    In the 19th century, artists in Norway and Switzerland painted mountain landscapes and coastal views of extraordinary drama and technique. Join Patricia Berman, professor of art history at Wellesley College, to learn about the technical aspects of the paintings and the politics of nation building. Click here for more information.
  2. Conscious Artificial Intelligence

    Thursday, October 26
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartord
    6:00-8:00pm


    f and when you encounter an AI, it is best to look beyond superficialities, like a humanlike appearance. Perhaps only biological beings can have experience, or perhaps super-intelligent AI doesn’t need to be conscious. Susan Schneider proposes a test for determining whether AI can be conscious. Her work wrestles with vexed issues such as the nature of the mind, whether AI can be conscious, preparing for artificial general intelligence (AGI), super-intelligent AI, and futuristic brain enhancements, such as brain chips and uploading. Click here for more information.
  3. Gilded Age Happy Hour

    Friday, October 27
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    Don your most dapper tweeds and beads to celebrate the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector. Enjoy the exhibition with with docent-guided tours, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks for purchase in the Bar Car pop-up bar, and revel in entertainment by Sea Tea Improv. Click here for more information.

  4. Film: Ragtime

    Friday, October 27
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice. A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. Click here for more information.

  5. 2017 Money Conference for Women

    Saturday, October 28
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford
    7:30am-2:30pm

    The Money Conference for Women is a free conference brought to you by YWCA Hartford Region with Honorary Chair Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier. The conference focuses on money management, investment strategies and retirement planning for women of all ages, economic backgrounds and levels of financial knowledge.The program is designed to address the special challenges women face in their work and personal lives. Click here for more information.
  6. Pumpkin Run/Walk

    Sunday, October 29
    Higganum



    #PumpkinRun. The 5K Pumpkin Run offers fun for the whole family with face painting, Halloween crafts, Kids Fun Run and a scenic course! Costume contest! Get into the festive spirit and come out with your funkiest costume to be eligible for some great, fun prizes. Click here for more information.
  7. Film: Tipping the Valet

    Sunday, October 29
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00PM


    Part of the Where in the World is J.P. Morgan film series, celebrating the special exhibition Morgan: Mind of the Collector by traveling through film to the cities in which Morgan spent time, including Paris, Cairo, London, New York, Florence and Venice. Set in the 1890’s, this three-part BBC series tells of the lesbian love affair between Nan Astley and the male impersonator music hall star, Kitty Butler. Click here for more information.

  8. Greater Together an Evening of Inspiration and Possbilities

    indexThursday, November 2
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    5:30-9:00pm


    It's more than a celebration, it's an evening with dedicated supporters of the Greater Hartford Region. It's an opportunity to come together with neighbors, peers and community leaders to set a vision into motion. Click here for more information.

  9. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™ - In Concert Featuring The Hartford Symphony Orchestra

    Saturday, November 4 & Sunday, November 5
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature The Hartford Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Click here for more information.
  10. CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

    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.
  11. STARS Gala

    OE Intensive Education AcademyFriday, November 10
    The Riverview
    Simsbury
    6:30pm


    STARS is IEA's annual evening of celebration! Join them as they celebrate a year's worth of success and enjoy an evening fundraising for our students. Click here for more information.
  12. The Mouth

    Friday, November 17th
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm

    Celebrity, photographer, and narrative-mad WNPR personality Chion Wolf continues the storytelling tradition at The Mark Twain House & Museum. Wolf’s invites submissions from potential participants, who tell stories on a different theme at each session. September’s theme is “Realizing the Obvious: Epiphanies” – a chance to remember and communicate that moment in your life when it all became clear, like a bolt from the blue. Click here for more information.

  13. Laughter Anyone?

    Saturday, November 18
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Join them for a night of live, unscripted hilarity with some of our favorite funny people! Comedy can be a mirror to the world, a way in which to get at the truth. Our panel of smart, witty comics will help us see the truth about our world and ourselves, and provide them with the best medicine of all – laughter. Click here for more information.
  14. 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.

  15. Holiday Cirque Spectacular

    Saturday, December 16
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    2:00pm & 7:00pm


    There is no better way to celebrate the season than with the magical music of the holidays performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO), set to astonishing acrobatic feats by members of the renowned Cirque de la Symphonie! Watch these amazing aerialists, contortionists, and gymnasts tumble, soar and dance on and above the stage all while the HSO plays your festive favorites. HYPE Members can purchase tickets for $20 which is discounted from $50. Contact David Rodriguez to get this discount. Click here for more information.
  16. The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow

    Sunday, December 17
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    4:00pm


    The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her prince, Myron, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. Click here for more information.
  17. Something Rotten

    Tuesday, January 30 - Sunday, February 4
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue,  Hartford
    Times Vary

    SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” (Time Out New York). ABC Radio calls it “the most original show of the season,” and the New York Post cheers, “Yep, this is a blockbuster. SOMETHING ROTTEN! brings down the house!” Click here for more information.
  18. The State of Journalism & The News

    Friday, March 16
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    8:00pm


    Who and what do we trust? How do we become smarter news consumers? What’s the future of journalism and the news media in our divided – and connected – world. Click here for more information.
  19. Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience

    Saturday, May 12
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    2:00pm & 6:00pm


    This cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high energy excitement from beginning to end. During the Stunt Dog Experience you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! Click here for more information.
  20. Chefs & The Art of Food

    Saturday, May 12
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    8:00pm


    This Forum will provide the unique opportunity to hear from some of today’s most extraordinary chefs and find out what it’s really like in the kitchens of their esteemed restaurants! Click here for more information.