WEST HARTFORD — Griffin Santopietro, 14, is best known for his appearances alongside such on-screen icons as Adam Sandler (“The Week Of”) and Ralph Macchio (“Cobra Kai”), but he’s also a West Hartford local. Griffin, who lives with his parents and two brothers, plays Anthony “Antonio” LaRuss…

BLOOMFIELD — Join vocalists Stephanie Reuning-Scherer and Declan Smith for “Well THAT’S Awkward!” on Thursday, Sept. 24 (rain date: Thursday, Oct. 1) at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.), at Auerfarm, 158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield. Tickets are $25, and they must be purchased in advance.

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WEST HARTFORD — Music at the Red Door, the music series at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, announces a full program of live music for the 2020-2021 season, according to an email from organizers. Each of the 16 concerts will be livestreamed via St. John’s YouTube channel and on …

WEST HARTFORD — Just like everything in 2020, Halloween will likely look a little different this year. But, that doesn’t mean that you and your family have to sit at home bored. You can still take part in some tricks, treats and spooky thrills thanks to Culliver Crantz, creator of the Fright…

WEST HARTFORD — Looking for a great way to meet and support the art world and buy local? Join 16 diverse West Hartford artists as they display and sell their work at seven addresses throughout town on Oct. 3.

FARMINGTON — Sonia Plumb Dance Company recently announced the premiere of two nights of modern dance entitled “Duos & Trios,” to be performed on the grounds of the historic Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The performances will feat…

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WEST HARTFORD — West Hartford Art League presents a new online class in gouache technique with instructor Emily Rose Hirtle. Hirtle attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received her BFA and Certificate in Painting in 2017.

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BLOOMFIELD — Playhouse on Park will partner with Auerfarm for a series of fun, outdoor, socially-distanced events, according to an email from organizers There is a wide range of performances geared towards kids, teens, adults, or the entire family. This includes Comedy Night, Kids Days, two …

FARMINGTON — Playhouse on Park has brought several events to Farmington’s Hill-Stead Museum including Comedy Night, a Broadway-Style Cabaret, and Playwrights on Park. They will return with an in-person dance party, led by Playhouse Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Darlene Zoller, accordin…

HARTFORD — Night Fall, one of Hartford’s most beloved community traditions, transitions to the screen for its ninth annual presentation. Up to this point, the show has been an outdoor live spectacular, staged in one of Hartford’s city parks. As 2020 proves to be anything but normal, artist A…

WEST HARTFORD — Ballet Theatre Company, located off New Park Ave., in West Hartford, has announced its fall 2020 class schedule including virtual and in-studio classes in classical ballet, pointe, dance conditioning, and jazz. Registration is now open for ages 3 and up. Classes begin Monday,…

WEST HARTFORD — With “Lose My Number: Allegra Levy Sings John McNeil,” jazz vocalist Allegra Levy finds a bold new voice: edgy, breezy, sassy, brassy, and often as staccato as a trumpet. That’s because this album, her fourth from SteepleChase Records — and the 900th record to be released by …

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WESTPORT — Immerse yourself in the calm swinging groove of Alexa Tarantino and her quartet on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at MoCA, Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike, Westport. Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator, according to an …

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FARMINGTON — Playhouse on Park is bringing a new play reading to the Hill-Stead Museum, in partnership with West Hartford Community Interactive, according to an email from the Playhouse. It will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Rain date: Sept. 24) at 6:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.). This…

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WEST HARTFORD — Are you interested in broadening your storytelling skills? The Virtual Jumpstart Playwriting Class for Adults is for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and anyone interested in exploring the creative process said an email from organizers. Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 1 a…

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HARTFORD — Sculpture in the City is a cityscape-focused program launched in recent weeks activating the works of sculpture and architectural design on the grounds of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and beyond. The Wadsworth’s historic buildings and installations of public sculpture, joi…

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With the arrival of 2020, one of the first tourism trails in the State — The Connecticut Art Trail — is celebrating 25 years of guiding art aficionados across the state on a journey that includes 22 world-class museums and historic sites. Originally launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impres…

HARTFORD — Revive your spirit with live music performed by HSO musicians. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announces the HSO Summer Splash! Series, a series of hour-long chamber ensemble concerts to be performed in and around Hartford during July and August, according to an email from the orchestra.

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HARTFORD — Connecticut Dance Alliance will present the state’s first National Dance Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Webster Walk, located at Blue Back Square in West Hartford. The free outdoor community event will celebrate the joy of dance and showcase the diversi…

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FARMINGTON — Sonia Plumb Dance Company announces the world premiere of “The Dance of da Vinci 2.0,” to be held on the grounds of the historic Hill-Stead Museum, according to an email from organizers. There will be four live performances presented from July 31 through August 2. “The Dance of …

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SIMSBURY — In response to the “new normal” that discourages in-person activities, The Storyteller’s Cottage in Simsbury has reimagined its offerings and launched a unique Online Academy for lovers of literature. This series of downloadable classes and activities allows both children and adul…

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FARMINGTON — Outdoor Shakespeare returns to Greater Hartford with a reading of Shakespeare’s “rom-com” epic poem “Venus & Adonis” by members of the Capital Classics Theatre Company on Wednesday, August 5 at Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road in Farmington, said an email from organizers.

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WEST HARTFORD — Ballet Theatre Company is getting back to the barre, offering July online classes and limited in-studio classes, according to an email from the Company. Online classes will be offered through Zoom Monday through Thursday through July 30 for all levels including adults. Select…

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WEST HARTFORD — Enjoy a little family-friendly al fresco dining on Thursdays, July 16 and August 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. On each night, two food trucks will set up on the museum’s parking lot serving up tasty food and beverages, acco…

STATEWIDE — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, according to an email from organizers. They plan to film episodes of the hit series “American Pickers” throughout the area in September.

WEST HARTFORD — The West Hartford Art League will open its galleries again in September, after being closed since March due to the pandemic. and is seeking artists to enter work in its annual regional exhibit, CT+6, according to an email from the organization.

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WEST HARTFORD — Patrons and friends from the Playhouse on Park community tuned in for Playhouse’s Season 12 Big Reveal via Zoom, recently; the season was announced by Executive Director Tracy Flater and Co-Artistic Directors Sean Harris and Darlene Zoller, according to an email from the orga…

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This is the time of year I feel like a kid in the ice cream shop wanting to try all of the innovative newfangled flavors: French toast bacon, lavender coconut with black sesame seeds, Earl Grey tea with shortbread cookies, Black Forest licorice, “everything but the kitchen sink,” and even “M…

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BRISTOL — Better late than never. Lake Compounce, the oldest continually operating amusement park in the country, will join the recently opened Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury in trying to salvage a chunk of this pandemic summer with safety-conscious fun starting Monday, July 6.