By virtue of some sort of miracle–or serious mistake that will cost someone their job–we managed to get press passes to the event of the season: The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest. While we were absolutely sure this festival was a work of literal genius, we didn’t know what to expect–especially when the notorious New England weather went from sunny and 80 degrees to rainy and cold, just in time for the festival. Nonetheless, the AP and I dragged ourselves out of bed early on Saturday morning, loaded into one of our beloved Subarus, and headed out to Washington Depot.
It took us a while to figure out the lay of the land, find “the old town garage”–otherwise known as a dirt lot–where we were supposed to park, and the press check-in area. But once we got our wits about us, we were off to the races. Most of the action was located in the town’s small center, where the sweet little Hickory Stick bookshop, Marty’s Cafe, Newbury Place, and the Washington Food Market account for most of the action. But on this particular day, there were local merchants handing out hot cider, food trucks, and big white tents housing screenings, animal adoption events, and knit-a-thons (which will make sense to Gilmore fans). (more…)
Have you ever found yourself wishing your house looked more like a murder scene? You’re in luck. This masterpiece is for sale in Avon for a cool $339,900.
This isn’t just a house… it’s a piece of art… You can have the scariest house on Halloween without actually having to live in a home where someone was murdered. (more…)
Do you have plans October 21-23? Cancel them! THERE IS A GILMORE GIRLS FAN FEST COMING TO CONNECTICUT THAT WEEKEND!
Actually, if you don’t already have tickets, you’re kinda SOL because it’s already sold out (I’m sure there’s already a thriving underground scalping ring specifically for these tickets…and it’s run by Kirk) but that doesn’t dampen my excitement in the least, because bringing the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest to the town that started it all is Paris Gellar-level fabulous! (more…)
I happened upon these guys a few years ago at a fair. I immediately bought their CD, and it’s great to see them getting the attention they deserve.
We need to apologize. Somehow we missed last week’s story about a bunch of half-naked Glastonbury dudes on a calendar. This is more embarrassing because I’d actually seen ads for this things around for months and I basically put it out of my head. I pictured guys with dad bods posing next to their BMW SUVs and my eyes glazed over. Turns out, it looks more like this:
Setting aside the fact that they forced a child into this Full Monty-esque calendar, this is pretty genius. I can’t think of anything more boring than the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce — which this calendar is raising money for — but throw some hot naked dudes in the mix and I AM IN! (more…)
The Lazy Interviewer is back and barely paying attention to an interview with Hartford’s own Carolyn Paine. You may know her from CONNetic Dance, The Colin McEnroe Show, or the Whole Foods hot bar. We caught up with her during her last week of rehearsals for The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy, which you should definitely be going to and opens on Friday night.
We are mentally preparing our gardens even though it’s not quite time. However, with the weather (finally) becoming more spring-like, it’s the perfect time to keep taking advantage of everything CT has to offer. So get off your duffs.
- Connecticut Science Center has its booze-filled, mildly science-themed Liquid Lounge on Friday night. The theme is Dino-de-Mayo. Truth.
- Something called Skyfoot is playing at Arch Street Tavern on Friday
- The Thread City Hop Fest in Willimantic is Sunday