I’m not sure what the height of stupidity is. Donald Trump will figure it out soon. But I’m pretty sure what I did this morning ranks pretty high (or is it low?) on the Scale of Dumb Shit. And I did it all for the Gilmore Girls.
If you’re on social media, you probably heard that Netflix–in all of its sheer marketing genius–decided to celebrate the “anniversary” of Gilmore Girls by turning coffee shops across America into Luke’s Diner on October 5. And if you showed up early, you got free coffee! (more…)
What are you doing with yourself this holiday season? Whatever it was, forget it and head over to a uniquely Hartford event!
There is only one thing you need to do this weekend, and it is to attend the Alpaca Hoedown at Stone Bridge Farm in Griswold. Here is what you need to know:
Our job as your social director was made easier this week by WNPR’s Chion Wolf, who posted her own list of things to do this week. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we figured we’d just steal from her. We also decided to post a little early this week because of the first event on our list…
- If you’d like to get an early start this week, head to the Hog River Roast on Thursday at 5:30 in State House Square
- Big Bird (aka Caroll Spinney) will be at Real Art Ways on Friday at 5 p.m.–leave work early
- Something called ImpactFest is happening in Bushnell Park on Saturday but I can’t really explain it so just follow the link
- At 6:30 on Saturday you can head to the Facial Hair Face-Off which is pretty self-explanatory–its at Arch Street Tavern
- Sunday is Lyndsey Fyfe’s Bluegrass Jam at the Half Door. I’m pretty sure we went to high school with her.
We took a couple of weeks off from trying to control your weekend plans, but our inner drill sergeants have reared their heads and we are back to our old ways. After three days of rain, we’re sure you’re dying to get outside, so here are some suggestions:
- The Coventry Farmer’s Market is up and running again for the 2015 summer season. Go get some fresh veggies and goat cheese–or a giant cupcake.
- Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is Tom Sawyer Day at The Mark Twain House and Museum. Free and family friendly with ponies, a rock wall, performances, and plenty of screaming kids.
- There is an Amateur Disc Golf tournament happening at Wickham Park on Saturday and Sunday
- Art for AIDS to benefit the Connecticut AIDS Coalition is at ArtSpace in Hartford on Saturday night.
- Mystic Aquarium is celebrating World Oceans Day a few days early on Saturday
- Musicians from Hartford Symphony Orchestra are putting on a concert to benefit Nepal on Saturday. Free will offering.
It’s planting time. It’s also tag sale time, and book sale time. In other words, we’ve got a lot on our plates this weekend. Here’s what you should do if you don’t have any ideas of your own.
- David Sedaris is at the Bushnell on Friday, and for some reason it isn’t totally sold out yet.
- The Welles Turner Memorial Library is having its Spring book sale Saturday–which is the only place to see and be seen shoving old ladies out of the way for the last copy of Freedom.
- BLACK WALL STREET is playing Friday and Saturday nights in collaboration with The Mark Twain House & Museum at the Artist’s Collective.
- Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ in Hartford is celebrating an all-day Happy Hour now that they can serve beer.
- It’s supposed to be nice on Sunday, so check out all the art in New Haven with this new app.
- Hartford Food Truck Fest/Prospect Street Eats is taking place on Saturday.
- Varla Jean Merman is a A Louisiana Skankee in Connecticut Court at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Friday and Saturday nights. A drag queen extraordinaire, it promises to be hilarious, scandalous…and probably not appropriate for your children or mother.
- Do you and your mom love fancy jewelry but all anyone ever buys you in sweaters, head over to the New Britain Museum of American Art for The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage
- Head on over to The Long Wharf Theater in New Haven for The Second Mrs. Wilson