April 25-27, 2014
Witness the miracles of Spring – flowers! Rock some sunshine yellow in Hubbard Park at the Meriden Daffodil Festival (Friday-Saturday) or pastel pink at the Cherry Blossom Festival at Wooster Square in New Haven (Sunday). If you like your flowers on the wild side try the Spring Wildflower Hike at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden (Sunday).
Spring eternal with a Spa Rejuvenation Package at the Delamar Southport. Pamper yourselves with rejuvenating massages or facials in the luxurious treatment rooms followed by a champagne toast in the relaxation room. The Spa Rejuvenation Package includes: Deluxe accommodations for two guests; welcome glass of champagne, Port or sherry; two 60-minute massage treatments; 20% off additional treatments; and Champagne toast in the Spa Relaxation Room. Rates from: $499.
Some more Springtime fun:
Spring Haven – Trolley Square, New Haven 06520
Join in a multifaceted creative experience fusing local artisan vendors, artists, makers and shop owners with a featured DJ, photo booth, food trucks, drink sponsors and exclusive giveaways (Friday).
Wesleyan Jazz Weekend - Crowell Concert Hall at Wesleyan University, Middletown 06459
Catch some exciting programs of classic jazz compositions at the opening event with the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman (Friday).
WONDERland: A Mad Art Party - Gallaher Mansion in Cranbury Park, Norwalk 06851
Experience the fantastical journey through the looking glass for a whimsical night of mystery and surprise, art, and entertainment. The event is sure to provide an encounter into the creative energy that makes the Westport Arts Center known for delivering unique art immersions (Saturday).
Riverfront Earth Day - Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford 06106
Enjoy live entertainment featuring Caribbean music, food, educational displays and inspirational speakers (Sunday).
LUMA Theater of Light - Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs 06269
Take the giant leap into a surreal world of light, color, and motion... where thinking stops and astonishment begins. Step to the precipice of your imagination as LUMA leaves your body in the dark and takes you out of your mind (Sunday).
These highlights represent just a sampling of the many exciting events taking place across Connecticut this weekend. For more information about these and other entertaining activities, use the Events Quick Search on the right side of the page.
This Weekend in Connecticut
April 25-27, 2014
April 25 - Joan Osborne - A CPTV Taping - Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Rd., Norfolk, 06058. Time: 8 p.m. Joan Osborne returns to Infinity Hall for an acoustic evening spanning her catalogue of cherished tunes including fan favorites like “One of Us” and “St. Teresa” from her break out release Relish as well as introducing new music from the upcoming Love and Hate album. Admission: $60/$75. (866) 666-6306
April 25-27 - "We Will Rock You" - Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven, 06510. Time: Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just cannot resist singing along to. It's the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don't miss the party. Admission: $15-$118. (203) 562-5666
April 26 - A Taste of Native America - The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd., Washington, 06793. Time: 5 p.m. Please join the Litchfield Hills Archeology Club's first annual Native American dinner featuring traditional foods. The menu includes roast venison, rabbit with wild rice, steamed mussels, garlic mashed potatoes, acorn squash, pumpkin soup and Indian pudding. Non-alcoholic beverages included (BYOB if desired). Good food, music and conversation regarding the club’s recent and upcoming archeological excavations will abound. Registration and prepayment required. Admission: $50. (860) 868-0518
April 26-27 - Fairfield County Women's Expo - Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer St., Stamford, 06095. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The ultimate shopping and entertainment experience! Come to this event for the latest products and services in fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, careers, home, education and much more. Free indoor parking. Visit www.ctexpos.com to download a free admissions pass. Admission: Adults $10, children (12 and under) free. (203) 222-9757
April 27 - Belltown Gas & Steam Engine Show - Firemen's Field at Salmon River State Forest, Salmon River St. (Rte. 16), East Hampton, 06424. Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. An interesting assortment of antique gas and steam-powered equipment, including restored machines being demonstrated for spectators. Show also includes a flea market catering to antique and tractor hobbyists, with general merchandise offered as well. Food and soft drinks available. Admission: $3, children (under 12) free. (860) 267-8394
April 27 - United States Coast Guard Band Brass Extravaganza - Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London, 06320. Time: 2 p.m. The power of the brass section shines in an exciting afternoon of music for brass and percussion featuring works by John Williams, Samuel Barber, Prokofiev, and Terracini. Admission: Free. (860) 701-6826
April 27 – Militia Day - Welles-Shipman-Ward House, 972 Main St., South Glastonbury, 06073. Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. In addition to tours of the barns, sheds, lovely Connecticut River Valley “mansion,” and a cooking demonstration in the grand fireplace, a train band will drill in the yard. The Fifth Connecticut Regiment Continental Line will be in full costume portraying a local militia unit, something in which every able bodied man, ranging from young teen to seniors, was required to serve. Admission: $5 per person, $20 per family. (860) 633-6890
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