Ridgefield Restaurant Week, March 1 - 7Locals and visitors alike will have more than a dozen restaurants to choose from during Ridgefield Restaurant Week. This delicious and delightful celebration of Ridgefield's restaurants features exclusive, curated menus at restaurants including 850 Degrees Wood Fired, Bailey's Backyard, Bernard’s, Dimitri’s Diner, Gallo, Gyro on Pita, Luc’s, Posa, Sarah's Wine Bar, Southwest Café, Tablao, Tequila Escape, and TerraSole. Participating restaurants' menus and offers will be available onridgefielddevelopment.com, beginning February 24. Various times & prices, Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, March 5th, 2020:
Jurassic World Live Tour, March 5 - 8Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World's most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! Thu.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. $21.75-$27.50, Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St. Bridgeport, CT
"Cats", March 5 - 8Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, "Memory.” Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Cats tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Thu. 7 p.m., Fri. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m, $44-$126, Shubert Theatre, 247 College St. New Haven, CT
Central CT Beer Shuttle, March 6Friday night beer shuttle to Relic Brewing, Better Half Brewing, Witchdoctor Brewing and Firefly Hollow .There are three sessions to choose from. $20, includes transportation only. Must pre-purchase tickets online. Please be outside of the breweries at these designated times to catch the shuttle. We will wait approx. 5 minutes per stop but are not responsible for you missing the shuttle. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. $20, Firefly Hollow Brewing, 139 Center St, Bristol, CT
The Moody Blues' John Lodge, March 6Experience the music of The Moody Blues with original vocalist, songwriter, and bass player, John Lodge. If you love the music of The Moody Blues, you need to check out John live as he takes this music to a whole new level. Backed by his '10,000 Light Years Band, together the capture the spirit and heart of the classic Moody Blues songs. 8 p.m. $58, members $53. The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St. Fairfield, CT
Saturday, March 7th, 2020:
Opening Day: "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed", March 7The ruined cities of the ancient Maya have captured our imaginations since news of their discovery in the jungles of Central America was published in the 1840s. Extensive research has uncovered a culture with a sophisticated worldview that, during its Classic period (250-900 AD), rivaled any civilization in Europe. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed uses a combination of hundreds of authentic artifacts, immersive environments, multimedia components, and hands-on exhibits to explore the rise and eventual decline of these fascinating ancient cities to the artisans and laborers who formed the backbone of the Maya society. Visitors will see spectacular examples of Maya artistry made by masters of their craft, along with objects from everyday life. They will get a close look at the scientific work being carried out as key Maya sites across Central America to understand exactly how we know what we know of the once-hidden Maya of the ancient past. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $24.95, children $16.95. Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT
Alice in Wonderland Springtime Tea Party, March 7Enjoy a whimsical afternoon of tea and cakes, crafts and games! Nibble on scones, sandwiches and petite desserts, make tiny Mad Hat favors, and test your knowledge of Alice's quirks in a rollicking trivia game (win a prize). 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. $20, The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT
Night Writers: Pajama Pizza Party, March 7Writers! Join your fellow authors for a fun night of freewriting, writing contests, pizza and prizes. Bring whatever writing project you have underway and settle in to a cozy writing nook in your favorite corner of the Cottage. Stuck? Jump into one of the fun writing sprints or contests happening around the house! Enjoy pizza and soda while you work, meet new writer friends, and make some serious progress on your writing project. Wear your PJs if you dare! 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $15, The Storyteller's Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT
Rascal Flatts, March 7Life Is A Highway that's bringing Country trio Rascal Flatts to Foxwoods Resort Casino. One band. Ten albums. Seventeen No. One hits. Over 27 million records and 10 million tickets sold. Time and success have only put Rascal Flatts closer to their core with expert musicianship, razor-sharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself. The superstar vocal group recently released their powerhouse new single “Back To Life,” following back-to-back chart-topping singles “Yours If You Want It” and “I Like The Sound Of That" (Big Machine Records). The group has also earned over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. The group recently wrapped their stacked and highly-praised headlining BACK TO US tour and will play select dates this fall. 8PM, $95-$155, Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Sunday, March 8th, 2020:
Acrobats of China - The New Shanghai Circus, March 8An annual tradition, this youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of acrobatic performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and offering a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition with acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals of more than 2,000 years ago. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry, individually and collectively, attains levels that make it seem almost unfair to single out any act, from jugglers to the comic knife throwers and the bicyclist who finishes by piling about 10 of his colleagues aboard his vehicle. 4pm, $35, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT
Harwinton Halloween FestivalDarkside Entertainment Presents: “The Rise of The Green Lady” A haunting, legendary, family experience this October 18-20th & 25th-27th @ The Harwinton Fairgrounds! This fall, as the nights draw longer and the cool damp fog settles over the grounds, discover the excitement, fear, and surprises which await. Step on our grounds (if you dare!) for nothing with free parking included. Experience free Hayride shuttles, free admission, the Largest Fall Food Truck Festival in New England, carnival rides, and of course, The Green Lady's Haunted House of Horror$5.00-$15.00, Fri, Oct 18 – Sun, Oct 20, 9pmHarwinton Fairgrounds, 150 Locust Rd, Harwinton, CT
Haunted Trail at Harrybrooke*Be prepared to be scared! Follow a self-guided trail that winds through darkness and woods by the Still River, and through the haunted basement of the museum. Wear comfortable shoes. This is a scary event, and may not be appropriate for younger children (under 8 years old), or individuals with physical restrictions. Enter at your own risk. Concessions available.*$10, 6:00PM-10:00PM64 Lanesville Road, New Milford, CT 06776
Science Straight UP! & Spooktacular Science Weekend @ The CT Science Center*Join us for Hartford’s Smartest Happy Hour as we explore Climate Change. Whether you are a climate change expert, curious, or somewhere in between, you will love the fun entertainment, refreshing cocktails, and peer-networking with an environmental twist. See how local organizations are making a difference on a global level and explore our NEW permanent exhibition “Our Changing Earth” after-hours in a kid-free environment.The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party. Meet Mal and Evie from the Descendants, join the Baby Shark Bubble Dance Party, and see our stunning new exhibition, Our Changing Earth. Enjoy a Hocus Pocus sing along with the Sanderson Sisters and spooky surprises throughout the day.*Oct 18-20, $5 -$23.95250 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06103
Haunted: Victorian Ghost Stories at the Mansion – Halloween Tours*Victorians were known for their riveting ghost stories and Gothic horror. From Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatcher to Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost, readers in the 19th century were deeply engrossed in dark tales from the other side. In keeping with this Victorian fascination with unexplained phenomena, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Halloween tours will focus on ghost sightings as they relate to the house during the 19th century as well as its more recent history, and the compelling ghost stories that are part of Connecticut’s legends.*Oct 18-27, $10295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
11th Annual Cove Side Carnival*Rides, food, games and more, right in the heart of one of the largest historic district and location of the famously inspired Witch of Blackbird Pond. Come for the history, stay for the fun! See flyer for more! High-energy thrill rides and rides just for children Also, food, games, and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Wethersfield Food Bank.*Oct 18-20, FREEWethersfield Cove Park, 176 Hartford Ave. Wethersfield, CT 06109
Jurassic Quest!*Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at our events, Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs in each of its two touring shows. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life.*Oct 18-20, $25-$41Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103
Museum Children Free Week*The White Memorial Foundation and Conservation Center is located in the Towns of Litchfield and Morris in northwestern Connecticut. Created in 1913 by Alain C. White and his sister, May W. White, the Foundation and Center today comprise 4,000 acres of forest, fields and wetlands. Visitors will find: 40 miles of trails, a nature museum, the Bantam river and shoreline, & more!*Oct 1 - Nov 5, FREE, 9am-5pmWhite Memorial Conservation Center, 80 Whitehall Rd. Litchfield, CT 06759
Yale Mineral & Gem Symposium 2019*The main session, on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will feature eight talks by prominent mineral experts. Michael T. Bycroft of the University of Warwick (England) will present the keynote address on the topic of “Gems and the Scientific Revolution.” Friday night’s session will feature a talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.*Oct 18-20, $75-$100Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven CT, 06511
Glastonbury Apple Fest 2019The Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival features two stages of live music with 28+ local & touring artists, a full midway of amusement rides, 100+ craft vendors, 25+ food trucks/purveyors, a fully stocked Harvest Pub, and the Angry Orchard 5K Road Race on the festival’s closing day. The festival is proudly presented by the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Located at a bend of the Connecticut River, the Apple Harvest Festival and 5K Race has continually been ranked as one of the state’s most popular events. It’s an all-around experience that generations revisit year after yearOct 18-20, FREERiverfront Park, 300 Welles St, Glastonbury, CT
4th Annual Chalk Art Festival*Enjoy a day of art and entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, October 19. The Shops at Yale will provide exclusive offers to retailers and restaurants, raffles, giveaways and more! This event is free and open to the public. Rain date, October 20.*12pm - 4pm, FREEThe Shops at Yale, Chapel Street and Broadway, New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Manchester Beer Festival*This event is being hosted by the MMNT Foundation and is open to the public. The Manchester Beer Fest will raise money for local veteran organizations, the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity, and scholarships to local graduating seniors. The Manchester Beer Fest will feature food trucks, unlimited samples (with a ticket) and a wide variety of beers from local CT breweries.*12pm - 5pm, $2515 Purnell Pl, Manchester, CT 06040
CT Pet Expo 2019*The Family Pet Shows are designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful World of pets. It promotes responsible pet ownership and care in a fun filled family event. There are demonstrations and special attractions such as high flying Frisbee dogs, Reptile and bird shows, and much more. Attractions might vary by the venue. There is an outstanding venue of pet products and services for you to buy as well as pet adoptions.*10am - 4pm, $4-$11XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut, 06103
Harvest Market & Dog Costume Parade*The Fairfield Harvest Market features 80 vendors offering artwork, crafts, pet products, jewelry, upcycled and rustic furniture, home décor items, and beauty products. Food trucks and vendors from the weekly Fairfield Farmer’s Market will be there too.*10am-4pm, FREEHistoric Old Town Hall Green in Fairfield, 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Let's Go Birding Together*Fall migration is upon us and it’s beautiful outside! Join us for a special celebration of inclusion and take a leisurely walk through the fields and woods of Greenwich Audubon Center to learn about the many colorful birds that live here. We will also spend time watching for migrating hawks, eagles and falcons at the center's Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch. Our “Let's Go Birding Together” (LGBT) walk is for anyone who enjoys community, adventure, and wants to get outdoors! We welcome those who identify as LGBTQ, allies, families, and anyone who wants to enjoy an outdoor experience that is fun and inclusive.*9am-12pm, $5-$8Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, 06831
Dinner in the Dark*Our primary fundraiser for the year, this event is a true culinary adventure! You will enjoy a gourmet dinner while wearing a blindfold, and we keep the menu secret. Come learn about the exciting ways we are working to transform the lives of those without sight. Be prepared for a unique sensory adventure, good food, fun, and dancing to live music!*5:30pm, $150 - $2,020Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, 625 North Road, Groton, CT 06340
Goats N' PajamasOct 19 & 26, Every Sat of the month*Come with your family to put the herd to bed, cuddle with your favorite goat, and experience pure silliness together. You will be brushing the goats, feeding them, and putting pajamas, tutus, and other costumes on the goats. We will take some of the goats on a walk in the good weather, or will have a coloring contest for all ages if the weather is cold or rainy. We will end the night with a goat cuddle session and feeding the whole herd hay as their Good Night snack. We will be available to take digital pictures from your camera or ours. All ages are welcome!*6pm, $15Bradley Mountain Farm, 537 Shuttle Meadow Road, Southington, CT 06489
The Great Pumpkin Festival*This fun, family annual event is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th from 12pm - 4pm. The popular festival will take place on Stratford’s historic Boothe Memorial Park. This celebration of autumn and Halloween will include a traditional costume parade and contest, a pumpkin carving contest, horse-driven hay rides, a roaming railroad, inflatables and more. The many historic and unique buildings on the Boothe park property will be open to the public.*12pm-4pm, FREEBoothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main St, Stratford, CT
Sunday, October 20th, 2019:
So You Think You Can Dance LIVE!*SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is is bringing it's best dancers to Foxwoods Resort Casino on October 20! Following the continued success of the hit summer competition series and 16 Emmy® wins, Sytycd is packing up its best dancers of 2019 and touring the country this Fall with Sytycd LIVE! 2019. Sytycd LIVE! 2019 will feature the show’s Top 10 Finalists including Season 16’s winner, America’s Favorite Dancer plus soon to be announced All Star guests.*7:30pm, $40-$60The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
Llama Walk*Have you ever wanted to take a walk with a llama? You can! There are many beautiful places in and around Cornwall, Connecticut where this can take place. White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield is working together with Country Quilt Llama Farm to offer llama walks on any one of their 35 miles of walking trails.*2pm-3pm, $20White Memorial Conservation Center Museum, 80 Whitehall Rd. Litchfield, CT 06759
My first time in Connecticut and the United States
Hi, I'm an exchange student. I will travel with 3 more students to work at Foxwoods Casino for 3 months from December to March for a Work and Travel program. We are looking for an affordable, place near the destination to stay. I hope you can help us or have someone else's contact. We would very much appreciate your help. It would also be helpful if you have recommendations on anything, transportation, tourist places, restaurants, nearby places that we should visit, cheap places, events that we should participate anyway between this holidays. All mainly in the state of Connecticut. I very much appreciate your advice. And as I told you, it is my first time in the United States, I am a little nervous but at the same time excited to know such a beautiful place. As I have noticed people always try to help you. Thanks for your help, and I'm sorry if my English is not very good
So the Sox Winter Weekend has been moved to the MGM rather than Foxwoods this year and I am a little worried that it is just too small to accommodate all the people. I feel like I will be spending some time out of the casino just to get away. What are some good restaurants and nightlife stuff to do in that area? Staying at the Tower Square Hotel. In late 20's, like drinking and pretty much any food.
best buffet at either casino (entertaining out of towners)
I have never eaten in either casino. Not even a gambler. I have 2 contractors who want to check out the casino tomorrow night. I was told to take them out for a meal before they cut loose - they want to see what an amazing casino buffet is all about (apparently someone told them this is a thing?) SO - Which casino has a really cool buffet? Thanks in advance
Chocolate and Wine Pairing, December 12 - 13Come in anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and taste five award winning estate red wines paired to perfection with five specialty chocolates. Reservations are only required for groups of six or more. 11am-4pm, $20 Sunset Meadow Vineyards, 599 Old Middle St. Goshen, CT
Northern Lights, December 12 - 14Mystic Aquarium lights up during Northern Lights… A sea of lights leads the way through a mesmerizing journey along the Aquarium’s outdoor pathways. See Arctic animals in a whole new light – quite literally – as you stroll to theatric music in search of hand-crafted lanterns that bring Arctic animals to life! Snap selfies and meet the Snow Sisters every Thursday, Father Christmas on Fridays and Petey the Penguin each Saturday. Plus, stop by our Send a Wish Upon a Star station to write notes and wishes to the men and women serving overseas this holiday season. An alfresco experience unlike any other, Northern Lights is sure to be a new family tradition, a truly romantic date night and Mystic Aquarium’s biggest holiday event yet. Pulling inspiration from the most spectacular natural light display there is – the aurora borealis – Northern Lights is sure to be just as magical and inspiring. 6pm-9pm, General admission $15, members $12, children (2 and under) free. Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT
An Improvised Christmas Carol, December 12 - 22Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim wasn't so tiny? Come find out and see how your suggestions tell an all new tale of how Christmas can (or can't!) change Ebenezer Scrooge's life. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Adults $15, children $10 Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum St. Hartford, CT
38th Annual Santa's Workshop, December 13 - 23Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, elves making toys, set in a log cabin with decorations and music, and a fire in the great stone fireplace. 3pm-5pm, FREE Wickham Park, 1329 West Middle Tpke. Manchester, CT
Polar Pajama Party, December 13 - 14Start or continue your holiday tradition here at the Connecticut Science Center. Put on your PJs and join us for a wintery-themed evening of entertainment for the whole family in celebration of the Season of Science! There will be games, prizes, holiday crafts, cookie decorating for the kids, and special appearances by the Gingerbread Man, Rudolph, Anna, Elsa, and Olaf. Visitors can also join Jack Frost for the annual “Elf Drop.” Plus, don’t forget your tickets to see the Polar Express in 3D, showing at two different times during the party. Everyone can enjoy a free child size Froyo or Hot Chocolate. Members Ticket Sales Open on Monday, November 4. Non-Member Ticket Sales Open on Monday, November 11. 5pm-9pm, Members $5, Non-members $18, Movie: $5 Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT
"The Treasure of Christmas Island", December 13 - 22A comedy-adventure of pirates, heroes, mermaids and dames in the tradition of an English Panto! Panto: A traditional fairy-tale farce for both adults and kids, with broad characters, jokes, local references, audience participation, songs and more! Performances: December 13-15, 20-22. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Adults $20; seniors, military $18; members $15; children (12 and under) $8. Donald L. Oat Theater at Norwich Arts Center, 62 Broadway, Norwich, CT
Festival of Lights, December 13Come and stroll through walkways brilliantly lit by thousands of luminaries. With live entertainment and complimentary treats, there's something for the entire family to enjoy. 5pm-9pm, FREE Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT
27th Annual Plainville Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll, December 13The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Plainville Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll. The event includes holiday caroling, the lighting of the Town tree, visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and horse and buggy rides through downtown. Refreshments will be made available. Please also visit our local downtown merchants as they will be hosting special offers and raffles throughout the night and weekend. 5pm-8pm, FREE Plainville Fire Department, 77 West Main St. Plainville, CT
Kids VR Night, December 13Drop the kids off at Xperiment Virtual Reality and enjoy a night off. We provide the snacks, drinks and the fun as well as some education into the mix. The kids have a fun Friday night playing VR as well as robots, and other STEM activities while you get time to yourselves. Your kids are guaranteed at least an hour of VR gaming time (more depending on availability). Limited spaces available so reserve now. Payment is required to hold your reservation. 6pm-8pm, $40 advanced, $45 at door. Xperiment VR, 100 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT
All Star Christmas Show, December 13Artists appearing in the show include Goo Goo Dolls, Hanson, Andy Grammer and Dean Lewis. 7:30pm, $35-$65 Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT
Nickelodeon's Double Dare Live!, December 13Double Dare Live Standard VIP Experience ticket includes a special photo opportunity with the iconic Double Dare Pick-it “Nose” obstacle prop presented in a private space at the venue with the Double Dare Live backdrop, and a VIP tour laminate. Double Dare Live Deluxe VIP Experience ticket includes a special photo opportunity with hosts Marc Summers and Robin Russo in a private space at the venue with the Double Dare Live backdrop, a VIP laminate, and a unique souvenir. A photographer will be available if the purchaser does not have a personal camera / cell-phone camera. The DD VIP Experience (both Standard AND VIP) purchasers must arrive at the theatre at 6:30pm.90 minutes in advance of the 8pm show start time. Proceed to the check-in table and pick up the DD VIP packet. Each adult and child in a group must have a DD VIP Ticket. Patrons will be directed to the photo opportunity which ends 30 minutes prior to show start time. Latecomers risk missing the opportunity, and no refunds will be issued if the purchasers are late. Must have separate ticket for the show. On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on television is now the messiest game show on the road. Double Dare Live is coming to your town and will bring all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular television show to the stage. All the Slime soaking, pie plastering, and booger busting will be hosted by the Double Dare legend himself Marc Summers! Bring your whole family to the show you loved as a child. You might even get chosen to compete to win by answering brain-bending trivia questions, complete messy physical stunts and even run the legendary obstacle course! 8pm, $32-$69 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
"The Nutcracker", December 14 - 15It would not feel like the holidays without the timeless joy of The Nutcracker, and as part of The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory’s 50th anniversary season, the prestigious Torrington institution will unveil an exciting new production of The Nutcracker this year. Audiences will be dazzled by this reimagined full-length ballet, complete with new sets, costumes and choreography. All dance roles features trainees of The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, along with cameo roles performed by children from The Torrington School of Ballet. These aspiring artists come from all over the country to hone their craft and develop their artistry at The Nutmeg. The mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer will once again be played by accomplished European stage actor Thomas Evertz. Originally conceived by Sharon Dante, this production features choreography by The Nutmeg's faculty, led by Artistic Director Victoria Mazzarelli, and is set to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece. Additional coaching is provided by Timothy Melady, Susan Szabo, Eleanor D’Antuono, Denise Warner Limoli, Joan Kunsch, and Alexei Tchernichov. Melady, The Nutmeg's Ballet Master, has led the production team responsible for bringing to reality the vision of Mazzarelli and scenic designer Roger LaVoie. Additional members of the design team include costume designers Susan Fazzino, Janessa Urwin and Susan Aziz; lighting designer Brian Sciarra; set construction by American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA; and painting by Roger LaVoie Designs/TSDesigns. Performances of The Nutcracker at Warner Theatre in Torrington are December 7 and December 8. Call The Warner Box Office at (860) 489-7180.Sat. & Sun. 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m., $46-$71 The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT
Happy Hole-A-Days, December 14Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and Stanley Golf Course are pleased to announce that the driving range at Stanley Golf Course will be open seven days a week throughout the winter months of December, January and February from 9 a.m.-5 p.m In addition to the driving range being open all winter, Stanley will also see the return of two popular special events from previous years. Happy Hole-A-Days will return to Stanley Golf Course on Saturday, December 14, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by ESPN radio personality Rob Dibble and will include free buckets of balls, complimentary appetizers and beverage specials by Back Nine Tavern. Prizes will include restaurant, retail and pro shop gift cards along with the chance to win a 2020 season golf pass valued over $1,300. Back by popular demand, buckets of luck will also be returning to Stanley Golf Course in January and February where golfers can purchase buckets of balls on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and enter themselves in a raffle to win lots of great prizes including a drawing for a 2020 season golf pass. 11:30am-1:30pm, FREE, Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Rd. New Britain, CT
Jerry Seinfeld, December 14Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children’s book (Halloween). Seinfeld directed the off-Broadway production of Colin Quinn: The New York Story and the Netflix stand-up special. Seinfeld’s latest project is the Emmy nominated and critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which has garnered over 100 million views, and which the New York Times describes as "impressively complex and artful" and Variety calls "a game changer." Most recently, Seinfeld has been performing at the Beacon Theatre as part of his residency entitled, Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand. He recently made his Netflix debut with the original stand-up special Jerry Before Seinfeld. 8pm, $82.50-$150 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Sunday, December 15th, 2019:
Miss America 2020, December 15 - 19 The competition follows 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts towards community service and education. The show will continue to highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence, and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. The Miss America Organization has ushered in a new era of progressiveness and inclusiveness, led by an all-female leadership team. Times vary, $75-$100 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT
Last night I dreamt about Norwich, CT. The place and town that I still call home. Very small town with nothing but fast food restaurants, gas stations and graveyards. A little down the ways there are some casinos. A place my grandmother use to always love going to. MGM grand, Foxwoods, or Mohegun Sun. Money was an object growing up and sort of still is. Having to chase after an idea that I can fall in love and be happily ever after is starting to sound like a fairy tale. I say this because when I use to live in Norwich. My favorite place was and still is the cemetary. Feeling rejected, outcasted and unseen and unheard. The only way that I could survive and not have to consider suicide or something worse to get high on life. I remember you and I use to go into the woods and essentially get lost for hours. We would make love and see new places together. How we ended up so distant from each other. I have no idea. But, I realized that I unintentionally caused others pain. I dont know maybe my mind is wired differently than everyone elses. I've always seen things that weren't supposed to be there or drempt of supernatural unexplained happenings. I've also drempt about taking your hand and running away with you. But, running was the easy part. My escape and my ticket was the Marines. I joined the delayed entry program at 17 and ran away. Before not knowing my girlfriend at the time got pregnant. During bootcamp leave, we got married at Groton Subbase Chapel. Your father couldnt be there. But, i would say this was the closest thing that I had to an actual wedding. My dad was there. Mom and John. But, your father couldnt make it because he was working. Anyhow, a little insight to show you how I am feeling right now. I feel like my subconscious is running wild. I grew up to know a love when she fell head over heels for me. Still fudged it up by running away. I fell in love again, got married and sure enough she got pregnant. I was living in El Cajon at the time and saw a pregnancy test sitting on top of my cloths basket. There was a word that I recognized before sitting on the screen of the digital stick. I cried for joy and ran and hugged you. I knew that God gave me a second chance at happiness. Yet again. I ran away. I fell in love a third time. But, with someone who is hard to grasp onto. Someone who travels all the time and never stays still. Yet, I know she longs to stay still eventually. Getting off that bus was and still is the hardest thing that I had to do. Metoproically speaking of course with my third love. This one my mind menophested this love and set a blind fold over my eyes. I was trying to Runaway again. So, use to being caught up in other peoples b.s. I cant even call my own. It's been a long time and I cant even remember what it feels like. To be actually in love. I have been misused and abused, neglected for so long. My feeling of love has sort of blended out to be liked to be pushed around. Caught in a chemical romance. There was a time where I would go to a place called the "Old times" Resturant. My dad use to take me there with my brother and I remember smelling the warm fresh jelly and toasted bread. I remember hearing the sizzling of the bacon as it came out. Never in my life have I missed a feeling like this for a long time. It's not about other people. Its about sharing those moments together. Unconditionally and romantically living in each moment. Never missing a detail. Okay, maybe I overstepped my bounds a little bit. If things happen for a reason. Then they do. I realize that I am not in control nor am I here to try to be in the spotlight. I also realize I cant control other people. I think this is one thing about me is enjoying being under "mothers spell". I feel safe. I feel content and I feel wanted. But, reality is screaming at me saying she is using you. Maybe that's true maybe its not. Maybe, it was all just my imagination. Allow me to be your mental patient. Allow me to be the person that you can blame when things get too hard. Allow me to be the one who can hold you as you are holding me and telling each other that "I've misses you". How can we be so far gone? I reminisce about my past between events that are stuck in my memory like gorilla glue. It doesn't matter if you are 5 minutes away or 200 miles away from me. You are always close by but never too far gone. I can't make heads or tails on why we do the things we do. That's what makes us human, I guess. Reluctant and not willing to answer my questions. Although I ask the same question a thousand times. Of course it will remain the same until you can show me...show me that I am the one for you...you ask me to show you love and support. While I am caught up in jealousies rage. It makes me feel safe when I am hoping and praying that you arent with someone right now. It makes me feel useless when I hear another mans voice in the background. It hurts my pride when I dont get any answer. I pour myself out and telling you that I dont have anything to hide. This is just how I am wierd. I ask you a thousand times because trust has been long gone. I ponder whether If you are being faithful or not. It's hard to keep to myself when everyone is asking how we wre doing. My response is "Not too well". Sometimes, I just say good just to get these people off my back. Sometimes, I want to end It all. Not talking about us or our relationship. Sometimes, I just want one thing and thats you to myself. But, none of these things get me you. All these thoughts get me are depression, death or destruction. When all I want is to be happy. Of course we all want that. But, why is it so hard for people like us to stay together? Why is it so easy for two individuals to fall apart? Because we allow these things into our lives. Letting the exterior define our interior. Throwing other people into the mess isnt good. And, its not fair to those people. That we call "friends". I know for me I haven't been with anyone else. I promise you that. Whenever I try to get close to someone else. You draw me back in like a fish out of water. I drew a circle around me. i got on my knees and I begged for forgiveness. As my first born played in the drive way with chalk. I had an opportunity to speak to God. He told me draw three things in your life that witcher brings you joy, or love or happiness. So, I drew three smiley faces. Is this all a game? Or is this a symbolic release in order to get away from the system? In this space no one else can fit inside it but me. It's my safe place. "You tell me that it's over, when its only just begun..." I can't explain why I feel the way I do because all I know what my main goal is to be married, happily and not have to freaking worry about another man ruining what we have. But, I realize that i am the one with the problem and the other guy is just picking up the pieces. You are right. You deserve love and happiness. But, what you realize is that i am waiting for you. Yet you dont show up because my lack of shown interest. My jealousy has most likely blinded me. But, it's also your neglect to know where I am coming from. Imagine me having girls over. Imagine me being on the phone with you. Girls laughing in the background and used the excuse that these girls are my dogs caretaker while I am out of the house. Which isnt really happening btw. But, I think if you cared enough. You would want to know what i am up to or you show some interest in my well being. I know everything isnt about me. You are 100% correct. Everything isnt about me. Everything is about Everything. You and Me and this damned world that we live in. So, at the end of the day. What makes you happy? I tried to sit on my divorce papers as long as I could. 13 months down and we cant even say "I love you" to each other. 13 months down and we cant even look at each other with out hate. Our hearts, minds, bodies and souls are not lined up properly. Remember the very first day when you and I met. We met at a damn gas station because I didn't have a car. My first one took everything from me and the house was completely empty. I was broken, angry, depressed and so far gone. I reached out to you and not even a week later you come in and save the day. The very first day we met. We made passionate love...I felt lost and appalled in your warm embrace on the kitchen floor. We ripped each other's cloths off like it's been a long time coming. We showered, we then went on a couple of dates. The beach, hearing the water. The seagulls flying over almost felt like a dream. Sushi bar and I ordered the smallet appetizer on the menu, thinking it was a entree. Anyway, you order a bigger plate than me and we both laughed. Sooner or later we moved into together. We found each other in a hopeless place. Can we do that again? -Nico💘(Nico👀)
The Fundamental Orders, adopted by Connecticut Colonists on January 24, 1639, is considered to be the first written constitution in the western world. While short, it sets principles that were later applied to the US Constitution. These include government based on the consent of the governed (including spelling out individual rights and how they are ensured) and election of leaders by free men.
Connecticut was the first state to set a speed limit for automobiles; in 1901 the Connecticut government set a speed limit of 12 miles per hour. In 1937 it became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
Among the silly laws allegedly on the books in Connecticut: in order for a pickle to be considered a pickle, it has to bounce; silly string is banned in the town of Southington, and it is illegal to walk backwards on city sidewalks after sunset in Devon.
The Hartford Courant is the oldest continually published newspaper in the United States, having been established in 1764.
Opened in 1846, Lake Compounce, located just down the street from ESPN’s Bristol headquarters, is the oldest continuously-operated amusement park in the United States. Its premier attraction, Boulder Dash, is the first wooden roller coaster built entirely into the side of a mountain, and has won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Wood Coaster four times since it opened in 2000, including the past three years.
The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State Abbreviation: CT Time Zone: US Eastern (UTC-5/-4) Admission to the Union: January 9, 1788 Population: 3,590,886 (29th) Area: 5,543 sq. mi (48th) State Capital: Hartford Largest City: Bridgeport Demonym: Connecticuter, Nutmegger Borders: Rhode Island (E), Massachusetts (N), New York (W), Long Island Sound (S) Subreddit: /Connecticut
John Kerry (D) – 857,488 (54.31%), George W Bush (R) – 693,826 (43.95%)
Al Gore (D) – 816,015 (55.91%), George W Bush (R) – 561,095 (38.44%)
Bill Clinton (D) – 735,740 (52.83%), Bob Dole (R) – 483,109 (34.69%), Ross Perot (I) – 139,523 (10.02%)
71.2% White (non-Hispanic)
2.6% Mixed Race or Multicultural
0.3% Native American
Second Languages – Most Non-English Languages Spoken at Home
Religious Affiliation – Largest Religious Denominations
Other Christian (2.5%)
Buddhist and Hindu – 1.5%
The first law school in the nation, Litchfield Law School, was operated from 1773 until 1833 in Connecticut. Connecticut State Schools are governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, a body established in 2011 to accredit schools and programs as well as to set budgets and coordinate operations.
Rush hour traffic on I-95 between New York and New Haven is some of the most congested in the United States, and frequently affects the nearby Merritt Parkway. The state has begun encouraging ride-sharing and rail-use to alleviate the congestion.
Operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, offers rail service between New York City and New Haven, with several local branches
Commuter rail between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, with local lines opening to Hartford and Central Connecticut
Public bus system
New Britain to Hartford
Rapid bus transit
Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN)
Connecticut has some of the highest rates of bicycle ownership and use in the U.S., and New Haven has the highest percentage of commuters who bicycle to work of any major metropolitan center on the East Coast.
Nutmegger? So what does nutmeg have to do with Connecticut? Well, no one really knows. One theory (the most popular told to Connecticut children) is that swindlers from the state were notorious for selling counterfeit nutmegs made from wood to unsuspecting travelers and residents of seaside towns. Another more innocuous explanation is that traders from Connecticut were in fact selling real nutmeg, but customers unfamiliar with the unusually hard native form of the spice may have felt they had been tricked into buying a wooden counterfeit. The source of the legend traces back to the 1830’s newspaper column “The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville”, who claimed that Captain John Allspice, a popular trader who did business in Charleston, would cut his purchase of fifty barrels of nutmeg into two and fill the remaining space with wooden counterfeits, which looked so real that it was impossible to spot the difference unless you bit the nutmeg with your teeth. Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies Igor Sikorsky, a Kiev-born immigrant, founded Sikorsky in 1925 in Roosevelt, New York. In 1929, the company moved to Stratford, Connecticut and became part of United Technologies Corporation. Originally focused on multi-engine airplanes and amphibious aircraft (such as the Sikorsky Clipper), Sikorsky began developing the first practical helicopter, continuing work he had begun in Russia in 1909. In 1939, the first tethered and free-flight helicopter flights took place between 1939 and 1940; the V-S 300 design remains the basis for most helicopter designs today. Cuisine New Haven-style pizza (known as “Apizza”) is considered by culinary historians (such as Jeffrey Steingarten) to be among the best styles of Neapolitan-American pizza, along with New York City. While limited geographically until recently, restaurants specializing in the style have opened in the Washington DC, Oregon, Michigan, Texas and Tokyo. The lobster roll originated in Milford in 1929 at a restaurant called Perry’s. The Connecticut-style lobster roll is simply warm lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a steamed bun. The more popular Maine style, consisting of cold lobster meat served with mayonnaise, celery, lemon juice, and lettuce is known locally as a lobster salad roll, and is more well-known outside of New England. Connecticut is recognized by the Library of Congress as the birthplace of the modern hamburger. Louis Lunch in New Haven is known as the oldest continually operating hamburger restaurant, and is known for disliking the addition of any condiments to the burger, especially ketchup. Yale students who sneak in ketchup have been asked to leave in the past. Charter Oak The Charter Oak was a large white oak tree estimated to be around 600-700 years old at the time it fell in 1856. According to tradition, the state’s Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden in the hollow portion of the tree to prevent its confiscation by the English governor-general; this story became a symbol of American Independence. Captain Joseph Wadsworth (ancestor of Revolutionary general Elijah Wadsworth) was was credited as the person who hid the charter from Royal authorities, who did not like the amount of local autonomy the charter gave to colonists. After it fell during a violent storm, timber from the tree was made into several chairs, which are displayed in the Hartford Capitol Building. The Charter Oak adorns the state quarter and is still a symbol for the state as a whole today. Sports While Connecticut does not currently have a “big four” franchise, it has hosted multiple teams in all of the big four previously:
1972 - 1997
Hartford Dark Blues
New York Giants
1973 – 1974 (played at Yale Bowl while Giants Stadium was under construction)
1975 – 1995 (various home games)
The WNBA Connecticut Sun are the only current major professional sports team playing in the state, and are considered the most successful franchise in the WNBA to not win an overall championship. The Pilot-Pen Tennis Tournament and the Travelers Championship both take place in Connecticut (in New Haven and Hartford, Respectively). Lime Rock Park is a 1.53-mile natural-terrain course located in the Northwestern corner of Connecticut. It currently hosts events for the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and has hosted events for NASCAR, Grand-Am, ALMS and the Pirelli World Challenge. The track also hosts a Historic Festival every Labor Day which features classic car shows and historic race cars taking part in exhibition races. Connecticut’s NCAA Division I teams are:
Central Connecticut State University
Sacred Heart University
University of Hartford
The UCONN Huskies are the only team to win men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same year, having done so twice (2004, 2014). The UCONN Women hold the NCAA record for the longest winning streak in college basketball at 90 games, having gone undefeated from 2008 until December 30, 2010 after a loss to Stanford. The Women have not missed the NCAA Final Four since 2008.
So the story started on Saturday when my parents took me out to Foxwoods casino and resort where we would spend the night. When we got there we when to our room and put our stuff away and then we were going to go to dinner. Once I figured out what restaurant we were going to I was so pissed bc of there service and food and I let my parents know it too! So as I suspected once my food came it was crap as usual and I was pissed. I told them it was bad and I said we should go somewhere else to what my mom responded to with, "Are you paying?" to what I responded to her with "are you?" because the dinner was free and she was pissed so that ended my night. Sunday/mothers day So the morning was crap because my mom did not get breakfast for us so we did not eat till after 12. When we were about to leave my dad saw a free 100$ gift card to the hotel spa and my mom was like GET IT and I was like aye look at the line for 100$ when the spa is expensive af what is the few more dollars gonna do? She said shut up idiot so I did and said nothing much till later. At around 2 she told me I had to go shop for my sister close and I what like fuck that and I ask may I please not go then I was why do I need to come then I said I hate shopping especially if its not for me I don't want to go on your 2 hour shopping spree. She did the usual guilt trip me into coming of ohh u wanna ruin mothers day how about I ruin ur birthday why don't u give me ur phone and pc and I leave u here and I shut the power off. So I had to come and I spent over 3 hours at one store and it was horrible and I was miserable so when she said ill drop u guys of at home as like a punishment for not being happy I was as good and she was like with no food or power. So we got to dinner and my sister started a problem on fortnite and how good it is and I combated it and I easily won but she kept going and my mom lost it and said u ruined mothers day for me I don't want you anywhere near me leave right now. But I could not bc im 14 so ya I just sat there so then she said I'm not paying for my gym and lunch. Now I need help on how to fix it I'm sure plenty of you screw ups have some experience.
"Mel Brooks" - Young Frankenstein (May 4-Jun 2): TheatreWorks, 20 Elm Street Ext, New Milford, Various dates & times, $25-30, - Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. May not be suitable for children under 12.
THE ILLUSIONISTS (May 4-6): The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, Various times, $22.50-103.50, - Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Hartford! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Connecticut Spring Boat Show (May 4-6): Town of Essex, Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry St., Essex, Various times, $5 donation for ages 13 & up, - A boutique in-water boat show, located on the scenic Connecticut River, features both sail and power boats. See over 60 boats of all sizes and talk directly with dealers and manufacturers. Visitors attending the show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models. In addition to boats on the docks, gear, accessories and service companies will be on site.
Fantasticon (May 4-6): Elm City Games, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, Various times and dates, 0-$40, - Fantasticon brings together game designers, publishers, artists, and game enthusiasts for a weekend of playtesting, networking, and having fun! Our primary focus is on designers connecting with each other for high level playtesting and in depth discussions about theory and practice, but we welcome anyone with an interest in games and how they're made. We've got 6,000sq/ft of prototype gaming taking over Elm City Games' historic building right in downtown New Haven. Our open gaming style schedule means playtesting can happen whenever, wherever, and with whoever throughout the weekend. But don't worry if you don't know anyone, we'll be working hard to connect players with designers.
HAYLEY JANE & THE PRIMATES: Friday, May 4, Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, 8:00PM, $19-34, - We are so excited to announce Hayley Jane and the Primates. You’ll absolutely love her onstage energy and the Primates bring some serious chops and theatrics with their Jazz-Funk-Blues-Indie fusion. Opening up for them is the ever talented James Maddock who is bringing his solo performance for an intimate and unique performance!
Night at the Cantina - Star Wars Trivia: Friday, May 4, The River's Edge Pub & Grille, 29 North Main Street, Beacon Falls, 6:30PM-8:30PM, FREE (Suggested donation of $40 per team), - Think you know more about Star Wars than anyone? Harness your inner Force and join us in celebrating May the Fourth down at The Mos Eisley Cantina (aka- The River's Edge) with a night of Trivia and fun to benefit the Beacon Falls Youth Theater Group. Trivia will consists of 6 Rounds (with Bonus Round in case of a tie). Costumes are encouraged, so break out your best Wookie and Sith Lord outfits.
Chive Rocks - May the Fourth be With You: Friday, May 4, Hard Rock Cafe, Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, 9:00PM, $35-300, - Please join Chive New England in our 4th Chive Rocks as we raise money and awareness for the Childhood Apraxia walk in June! This year will be more epic than ever before. We will have the honour of partying hard with New England’s premiere DJ JD! We are also partnering with Patron for some awesome drink specials to keep you partying all night long. (Sing that last part in your Lionel Richie voice)
Reality Fighting: Friday, May 4, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, 7:00PM, $40-75, - Reality Fighting heats up Mohegan Sun Arena with all the mixed martial arts action you can handle! Check back soon for bout details.
Saturday, May 5th:
The Full Monty (May 5-13): Warner Theater, 68 Main Street, Torrington, Various dates and times, $19-27, -* Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.*
Cinderella (May 5-6): Warner Theater, Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, 82 Main Street, Torrington, Various times and dates, $12.50, - The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
Spring on the Farm Festival Weekend (May 5-6): Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, 11:00AM-3:00PM, $10, children under 3 free, - Join us for this fun family weekend on the farm and meet the newest additions to the Heckscher Farm family. There will be activities for all ages including face painting, crafts, a plant sale, bee demonstrations, farm tool demonstrations, animal tours, seed planting and oxen demos. On Sunday, watch as our flock of sheep gets its annual shearing and learn about what happens with their woolly coats. Additionally, an assortment of local food trucks will be on site and our Museum Galleries will be open, featuring the Birds in Art 2017 fine art exhibition.
Walking Tour - Architecture-Homes and Histories: Saturday, May 5, Litchfield History Museum, 7 South St., Litchfield, 10:00AM-11:00AM, $5, - Why does the center of Litchfield have so many white homes? Learn how the history and stories of old Litchfield are preserved in the architecture of the town. The walk will cover North and South Streets. The tour last about an hour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Registration is required and payment is required with registration.
Derby de Mayo: Saturday, May 5, The IRONS Restaurant & Bar at Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, 2:00PM-11:00PM, $15, - Party all day and night in the heart of Mystic. Only once in every seven years or so, does the Kentucky Derby fall on Cinco de Mayo. We're combining the two and throwing a Derby de Mayo Bash. Mint Juleps to Margaritas and Tacos to Fried Chicken. Plenty of cold local craft cervezas on tap and in bottles.
5th Annual Hats & Horses Derby Party: Saturday, May 5, Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Hwy., Clinton, 5:00PM, 7:00PM, $25, - Watch the Kentucky Derby live on the big screen and enjoy light refreshments. Dapper attire encourages, including fancy hats. Wear your best and you could win a prize. Enjoy a wine and bourbon tasting, and a silent auction featuring gift baskets and items from local shops and artisans.
NICK DI PAOLO: THE NICK IS RIGHT TOUR: Saturday, May 5, Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven, 8:00PM, $25-30, - Nick Di Paolo, one of the sharpest minds (and tongues) in stand-up comedy over the past 20 years, is coming to the Shubert for one big night of comedy with “The Nick is Right Tour.” Prepare for a night of hilarious, brutally honest, unapologetic comedy!
Bon Jovi: Saturday, May 5, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, 7:30PM, $130-200, - Do I need to explain Bon Jovi?
Pomfret Town Wide Tag Sale: Saturday, May 5, 7:00AM, Maps are sold for $1 at 7 a.m. in the Pomfret Community School (20 Pomfret Street) and will lead to approximately 50 tag sale locations throughout town.
MIKE BIRBIGLIA: "THE NEW ONE": Saturday, May 5, College Street Music Hall, 238 College Street, New Haven, 6:00PM, $27.50-49, - MIKE BIRBIGLIA is a comedian and storyteller who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. Mike has released four albums for Comedy Central Records, including My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of the Decade” by The Onion AV Club. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His book, Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize For American Humor. As an actor, Birbiglia has appeared on Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy Schumer, and Girls as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar. Birbiglia currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Jen
Griswold's Night Light Festival: Saturday, May 5, Griswold Parks and Recreation, Veterans' Memorial Park, 68 Ashland St., Jewett City, 5:00PM-10:00PM, Free, -* Let's light up Jewett City with a parade of floats & a festival in Veteran's Memorial Park. Food Trucks will be offering all different types of treats, foods and unique meals PLUS Wolverine Radio will be holding a DISCO PARTY! All are welcome to join the parade!*
Cinco de Mayo Zip & Sip Adventure: Saturday, May 5, EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, 2011 South Main St., Middletown, 9:00AM-6:00PM, $45, - Thrilling and exciting tree-top zip lines and aerial adventure challenges, all led by energetic guides, followed by "rehydration" at the Inn at Middletown's Tavern. All zip line participants, ages 21+, receive a drink voucher for a house margarita or local draft beer at the Tavern at the Armory. Drink voucher valid on May 5, 2018 only.
Northeast PEZ Collectors Gathering: Saturday, May 5, Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main St., Stamford, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Adults $5, Children 8 and under free, - Do you have a "Sweet" spot for candy? Well, why not come to the "sweetest" place in Stamford, The Northeast PEZ Collectors gathering. Bring the entire family to see the largest PEZ gathering on the east coast. It's a fun event for collectors of all ages. You will see the newest PEZ, vintage PEZ, United States PEZ and even PEZ from Europe. You will see regular sized PEZ dispensers to "Giant PEZ." You might even see "The Worlds Smallest PEZ" on display. PEZ collectors from all over the United States converge on Stamford for this annual gathering. Come be part of the fun. It only happens once a year in Connecticut.
Cinco de Mayo Cruise: Saturday, May 5, Departs from Eagle Landing State Park, 14 Little Meadow Rd., Haddam, 5:00PM-7:00PM, $30, - Take a relaxing late Saturday afternoon cruise as we celebrate Cinco De Mayo and the beautiful spring foliage on the lower Connecticut River. Cinco De Mayo is a Mexican holiday that has become quite popular in the United States as a fun, festive day! On this cruise, as we celebrate Cinco De Mayo, we will see a nesting Osprey and other wildlife, and enjoy the beautiful scenic river views. There will be soft Mexican music. Bring your favorite “Mexican” or any beverage and a picnic if you’d like. And Captain Mark will be making his famous Key Lime Pie. No one under 12 years old please.
Tom Jones: Saturday, May 5, Grand Theater, Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, 8:00PM, $65-105, - Tom Jones' 50-year career has remarkably gone from strength to strength. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, he has garnered - at the age of 77 - the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums, Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame (Island/Universal). Critics across the world are unanimous in their approval and admiration for both the recorded work and the performance of it in concert.
Sunday, May 6:
5th Annual Run the Gauntlet Obstacle: Sunday, May 6, East Rock Park, 41 Cold Spring St., New Haven, 9:00AM-12:00PM, Adults $50, Students $35, Spectators Free, - A spring race in the Denali Gauntlet Race Series. Run the Gauntlet at East Rock Park features a 5K obstacle course with 15-20 man-made and natural obstacles. After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party with pizza from Old World Pizza Trucks, beer from Thimble Island Brewing Company, and live entertainment. Proceeds from Run the Gauntlet at East Rock Park support The Denali Foundation Scholarship Fund for children attending the New Haven Parks and Recreation ECO Adventure Camp.
9th Annual Girls Just Wanna Run 5k Race: Sunday, May 6, Town of Litchfield, North Shore Road, Litchfield, Registration 10:30AM-11:30AM, Race begins 12:00PM, $35, Free for spectators, -* A 5K race which focuses on health and wellness in girls and women. Walkers, joggers, runners, girls and women of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the Overall First Female Finisher, the first female finisher in each age division and to the Most Glamorous Runner(s).*
The Dance Collective at Hog River Brewing Co.: Sunday, May 6, 1429 Park Street, Hartford, 6:30PM, $25, - The Dance Collective is back at Hog River Brewing Co. on Sunday, May 6th at 6:30pm. We had so much fun last November, we decided to do it again! Keeping the evening casual and cool, come join us and grab a pint while you sit back and enjoy professional contemporary dance performance! The Dance Collective brings you cultural & art performances outside a formal, traditional setting. This performance highlights the work of various female choreographers and dancers from across the United States. A bill consisting of solos, duets, and group performances; dancers will surround the brewery, conveying themes of empowerment, strength, and more. The choreographic artists that will be presenting are Dot Armstrong, Emory Campbell, Meghan Dodd, Fran Fuller, Alice Halter, Sheila Huggins, Rosanna Karabetsos, Betsy McMillan, and Kirsten Schranze. Your ticket comes with 1 free drink.
TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN: Sunday, May 6, Webster Theater Underground, 7:00PM, $13-15, - After relocating to Nashville at the age of 17 from Honey Grove, Texas, Tyler Bryant met drummer Caleb Crosby. After only a week, the two formed "The Shakedown" and began performing as a group with Calvin Webster on bass. Bryant was later introduced to Boston guitarist Graham Whitford (son of Aerosmith's Brad Whitford) and immediately asked Whitford to relocate to Nashville to join the group. Noah Denney was the final addition to the group, cementing the current lineup
Ahoy. UConn alum and life-long Hartford area resident here to talk about things to do in Hartford before and after basketball. I'm sure there are going to be literally dozens of tourney attendees going to Hartford for the first time. So if you're one of them, read on. Note: I fucking love Hartford, but that's perhaps because it's easier than hating the place you're from. Note: I can update this throughout the day, and am welcome to suggestions. Note: I'm making a few assumptions: First, that you don't have access to a car, and second, that you're somewhere around 30, have a little cash to spend, and don't have kids. 1) Drinking. Downtown Hartford has a lot of bars. They are, for the most part, totally regular. Here are some places that might be the same place, I dunno. I'm only gonna highlight some favorites. But there are plenty. Walkable from the XL Center
Vaughans: A gastropub. Some big TVs, some heavily carved wood ornaments, some good food and a decent draft list.
Pig's Eye Pub: Depending on the time and day, this place can get rowdy with the under 25 crowd. But most of the time it's a pleasant, large, faux-dive with a few pool tables, a rooftop patio, and a larger than average draft list.
City Steam. They brew their own beer and have lots of pool tables. Also TVs. Also a comedy club in the basement?? I don't go here much.
Dish/Salute/Trumbull Kitchen: The holy troika of the world's most regular bars. Do you like grilled salmon? A place to get a cocktail or wine or a beer? Wearing a sport jacket with jeans? Than these places are for you.
Allyn Street Bars: Are you trying to make out with a stranger? Get ready! Sorta dirty, sorta trashy, but also sorta fun if you're in the right mood. A string of bars to which some, in the words of Louis CK, wear their stripey goin' out to get laid shirts.
Maybe snag an uber but worth it
Hog River Brewery. It's a brewery in an old tire factory. Board games, food trucks, draft cider. It's delightful.
Little River Restoratives. Creative cocktails and small snacks. Really a wonderful place to which I hope you all give all your money.
Bin 228. Popular with theater goers. Quiet spot for sandwiches and salads and some other entrees. Real good food for not that much. A personal favorite so it's getting a plug.
Dish/Salute/Trumbull Kitchen: The holy troika of the world's most regular restaurants. Do you like grilled salmon? A place to get a cocktail or wine or a beer? Wearing a sport jacket with jeans? Than these places are for you.
Max's Downtown: It's a real nice place to which I've never been but about which I've heard good things.
The Capital Grille: Another real nice place. Real good steak.
Bear's Smokehouse: The best largest barbecue place in Hartford. Consistently good food served cafeteria style.
Black Eyed Sally's: It's under the Pig's Eye and does southern-inspired cuisine. Gumbo, barbecue, chicken + waffles, that kind of thing. I imagine that if you're here from Memphis or Tulane it might be a little weird. But I bet you're not coming to Hartford from there.
an Uber-ish ride away
Republic at the Linden. Americanish cuisine, a nice bar. Really nice space. At the edge of what constitutes reasonable walk from the XL.
First and Last Tavern. Institution. Pizza. Italian Food. Large tables for a group of 6 to talk loudly with one another.
Mozziacato di Pasquale. Italian bakery and cafe. Get a few pignoli and some lemon ice.
A lot of other places that serve various things.
3) To Do
Go for a walk in Bushnell Park. Do it! It's a nice place. Olmsted-designed with lots of statues and paths and views of the skyline.
The Wadsworth Atheneum: America's oldest public art museum. Worth the $15 admission. Or just go take a photo with the Stegosaurus sculpture to the left.
Connecticut Science Center: It mostly targets the youngins, but it's a fun place to go.
Live Music: Lol jk. What live music happens in Hartford is, for lack of a better term, a bit underground. We don't really have a "go here to listen to live music!" scene. Black Eyed Sally's will have jazz or blues fairly often, though.
Shopping: Lol jk. But Hartford Prints has some nice stuff re: stationary/gifts/things to put on your wall or shelf. Stackpole Moore and Tryon is a high-ish end store for people over 40. Hartford Denim Co. is an uber ride away but they make and sell jeans if you're into that sorta thing.
4) To not do.
West Hartford Center. It's cool I guess? But also super boring offers several bars in close proximity to one another. If you can get there and back easily, then go ahead. It's a fun time. There's a Joseph A Bank, a Whole Foods, and a West Elm. There's an Ann Taylor I think.
New Haven. Way cooler than West Hartford Center, but it's a 45 minute drive. Do you really want to see Yale that badly? They have a museum with dinosaur fossils though :-/
Foxwoods/Mohegan. Yes, they're the biggest casinos in America. But aside from that, you can only play one game at a time. For a weekend in Hartford, not worth the side trip.
What I want to emphasize, above all else, is that Hartford is a wonderful place. In terms of downtown size, it's roughly comparable to Louisville, Raleigh, Memphis, and Richmond. There really is a lot to do. And it's as safe as comparably sized cities. By which I mean, don't go wandering around strange residential streets outside of the downtown at 3am. You don't need to get a ride from one side of downtown to the other, though. Most of all, tell your friends you had a good time, okay? We deal with a lot of shit-talk, some of it justified, but if you can't enjoy a weekend in Hartford it's because you didn't put any effort in. Put some effort in, and Hartford will show you a nice time.
Hey Everyone! Last week, I submitted a broken down weekend event list from my little newsletter and most people seemed to enjoy it. This week I tried to out-do myself and put >10 hours into compiling everything below. TBH it ended up looking like a subtle Mohegan Sun advertisement, but I guess that's what happens when you live in a small state with 2 competing casinos. I'll aim for a little more diversification next week (feel free to add more events in the comments as well and I will add them up here). Have a great weekend! . For easier reading, feel free to check out the newsletter at noplansnoproblem.com
My Parents Are Dangerously Close To Tearing My Future Apart, & I Don't Know How To Stop It.
Hello. This isn't my first time seeking advice online for my family problems, and this probably won't be the last... but nonetheless, I just found this subreddit so I'm going to give it another shot in a new light... BACKGROUND I'm turning 21 in less than 2 weeks. I've been stuck living at home with my parents with practically no purpose since I graduated High School over 3 years ago. I haven't been able to get any further advancement with my life, mainly because I don't have my drivers' license yet & my parents are too neck-deep in their own bullshit to support me. Outside of my parents, there's really no one else there looking out for me. My dad (jndad, I suppose) is a 51 year-old alcoholic. He drives tractor-trailers all day, comes home, drinks, & gambles away thousands of dollars on his computer. He's pretty lazy & selfish; he never does anything for me unless it somehow benefits himself. He could've helped me get my drivers' license years ago but never bothered to help me get it until recently (and even with that, he's not even bringing me out driving nearly as much as he should). In fact, he probably could've helped me with a lot of things as a kid if he wasn't so lazy & full of himself. He's pretty much let my house go to shit: letting pipes burst in the basement, leaving messes everywhere, letting the lawn grow into a fucking hayfield full of weeds because he "doesn't feel like buying a lawnmower this year" but "has to go golfing with me a couple times a month to better his swing"... yup, this is how much he gives a shit. But his worst quality of all? Mentally abusing my mother & traumatizing the hell out of me since I was born. I could probably write a whole book about the shit he's put us through (mostly my mom; he generally leaves me alone even though he still manages to make things miserable for me, too), but for the sake of time, I'll leave it at that. My mom, 48, is a nonstop worker. For as long as I can remember, she's always busted her ass & taken constant bullshit from my dad just to make ends meat. She lives in constant fear every day. Even before she met my dad, she's had to deal with a traumatic lifestyle: Taking care of her single ill mother by herself as a kid, getting disowned by her mother & mother's boyfriend growing up, & having to pack up & leave a forced marriage with her first drunken husband with my older brother (who grew up to become a bad mix of both my father and his & probably terrorizes his own family now) at only 19 years old, among other things. I can honestly say, I will never truly understand the trauma she went through going up, nor the trauma she endures now. She tries her damned hardest to carry the weight that my dad refuses to support, but it's getting more and more difficult for her to keep it up. Over the years, my mom has always been the scapegoat for my dad's mistakes. Keep in mind, the only thing keeping them together is the roof over our heads. My dad always acts as if my mom "owes" him something despite the fact that my mom gets a shit-ton more things done in a day than he does in a week. He picks fights with her almost daily, often centered around bullshit as irrelevant as what's being brought home for dinner that night. In severe scenarios, my dad's given her death threats, thrown objects at her, chased her out of the house, and even strangled her. My mom's gotten to the point where she's beginning to lose touch with her sanity. I try to comfort her whenever I can after he storms off to bed, but it just isn't enough. My mom's seriously considering walking out the door & leaving everything behind, no matter how damaging it may be to both her & my future. My dad could care less; he thinks everything's her fault no matter what happens. I've tried to break up fights between them sometimes when I was a kid but it always just made him act worse so I stopped. He's traumatized me so badly that I'm afraid to even stand up to him, effectively avoiding his bad side completely. I'm socially impaired & probably have some form of ADHD as it is (even though neither of my parents want to support my stance on this). I regularly listen to my mom's rants about him when he's not around, which is the only time I can really feel comfortable expressing my own frustrations of him. It's taxing, though, because I constantly have to lie & keep secrets just to keep the other parent happy with me. Which brings me to today... THE FALLOUT FROM PLANNING MY 21ST BIRTHDAY As I said earlier, I'm turning 21 in a little over a week. Earlier this week, my mom brought up plans in private with my dad on how they were going to celebrate my 21st birthday. My mom brought up the idea of possibly going to Twin River (our local casino) with his whole side of the family and then hitting a cheap chinese restaurant after. Then my dad (who was pissy & so stupid that he thought we were going to eat right at Twin River & scoffed at the idea that his family would rack up the tab), turned around without her knowing and twisted it into just the "core" family (me, him, my mom, my brother, and his girlfriend) going to Foxwoods instead (which is cause for a potential disaster with my dad & brother, both bad alcoholics), then told me despite my mom urging him to keep the plans a secret. I agreed that Foxwoods sounded better since it seems more like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity despite the drawbacks I previously mentioned, though he told me that my mom might get "mad" that he told me, so I kept my mouth shut. Then my mom gets home. My dad calls her into the computer room, whispers to her that she should ask me what I want to do, then she calls me in. She asks me what I want to do for my birthday. I told her I didn't know, then my dad just blurts out Foxwoods as a bad acting trick to get her to think he's telling me this for the first time. I loosely went along with this, but then as they started discussing the details, the shit hit the fan. Since my birthday falls on a Sunday, me and my dad decided that we were to go on that Sunday since on that Saturday, I would still technically be 20 and unable to hit the slots & stuff. But when he discussed plans with my mom and my mom didn't want to go Sunday because she had to work Monday & couldn't take out a vacation day, he started putting words in my mouth claiming that I "wanted to go Sunday because the football players were gonna be there" at the show we were seeing. Then he starts berading her because she couldn't take a vacation day out for Monday and didn't want to go Sunday, then starts screaming at her that she "ruined" my birthday. Then my mom gets pissy at him telling me that he ruined my birthday (which, I suppose makes more sense; he ruined my 10th birthday too) and then they got into a screaming match. My mom kept pushing me to tell him to shut up and that I was ruining his birthday, but I held back because I didn't want my dad to get even more pissed at her (not to mention I was not at all prepared to get in a shit fight with him at that moment). He continues to escalate things even further while my mom continuously provokes him (her temper was running low), meanwhile I don't know how the fuck to handle all of this in the background; I tried to mediate things by saying "nobody's ruining anything; why are you guys arguing over plans for my birthday?!", but that just pissed them both off more. Then my dad got to the point where he threatened to get a lawyer (which he never actually does) and take her out of the mortgage. My mom fired back saying that he couldn't do that since her name was on the deed & told him he could either stay or leave; my dad fired back with a threat to bury her in the back yard, and... well... the shit continued to spew for a few more minutes. Meanwhile, I was crying in the kitchen. I almost never cry, but I felt guilty for even letting this shit happen in the first place (even though I did absolutely nothing to deserve this). My mom, feeling defeated, came up to me and told me not to cry, declaring to him that she's a "fuckup" & "ruined everything" just to shut him up. The fight was soon over... but I lost all interest in Foxwoods or anything birthday-related at that point. Later on, I talked to my mom. She was pissed at me for not standing up to him, then accused me of "being on his side," which is absolutely not true. She told me she doesn't know if she can trust me going forward because she thought I was lying just like him. I told her the real reason we couldn't go Saturday was because I'm not eligible to gamble till Sunday (I was going to say it earlier but I couldn't get a word in at all during that toxic bullshit spewfest). She told me I "should've said that earlier" despite how obvious that should've been in the beginning. She threatened she was "this close to walking out the door" and that she was "done with all the bullshit" and that I should "pray that she never does this." She then gave me this ultimatum where either she abandons me and I stay stuck with his ass for the rest of my life or I start defending her when she tells me to. Remember, this is all coming from my mother, who I've been extremely close with all my life. I don't know how to handle this position my parents are putting me in. I'm starting to question whether or not I can even handle all this drama my parents (mostly my dad) keep projecting on me. I just want to get out. I'm trapped in this shack-of-a-house in the middle of the woods. I feel like the longer I live with my parents, the more my future crumbles. Every day, I face an uncertain future with an irresponsible father who only pays the mortgage & bitches about everything else and a beaten-down mother who's just barely keeping things together while losing her mind at the same time. I feel like I may be running out of time, and I don't know how to stop it. I guess I feel... alone.
Teams: San Francisco Giants (1972–1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1975–1986)
World Series champion (1980)
8× Gold Glove Award (1975–1982)
Roberto Clemente Award (1986)
Time in Philadelphia
On May 4, 1975, the Giants traded Maddox to the Phillies for first baseman Willie Montañez after the Phillies had failed in their efforts to acquire Rusty Staub from the Mets. The Phillies traded Montanez with the intention to replace him at first-base with Dick Allen. Maddox went on to win his first Gold Glove Award as the top center fielder in the National League. Montanez was traded away the next year. Maddox's 1975 Gold Glove was his first of eight in a row. His sparkling defensive play led Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas to remark, "Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, the other one-third is covered by Garry Maddox.", which was an original quote reported by Ray Didinger at the Bulletin in a 1975 article (This quote has also been less frequently attributed to Ralph Kiner, as he quoted Didinger's 1975 article the Hall-of-Fame slugger-turned-broadcaster for the New York Mets.) Kalas nicknamed Maddox the "Secretary of Defense." In 1976, Maddox had his best year as a hitter, with a .330 batting average, and helped the Phillies win the National League East, their first postseason berth since the Whiz Kids in the 1950 World Series. But the team lost three consecutive National League Championship Series, including in 1978 against the Los Angeles Dodgers as Maddox made two errors in Game Four. With the score tied in the bottom of the tenth inning, two out, and Ron Cey on first, Maddox misplayed Dusty Baker's fly ball. He started back on the ball, then charged forward, and the ball glanced off his glove. Bill Russell then followed with a single to center. Maddox charged, but the ball skipped past him; had he fielded the ball cleanly, he could have thrown Cey (who was not known for his baserunning speed) out at the plate. Instead, Cey scored the winning run to put the Dodgers in the World Series. In the 10th inning of the fifth and final game of the 1980 NLCS against the Houston Astros, his double scored Del Unser for the pennant-winning run. In the bottom half, he caught Enos Cabell's fly ball for the final out to put the Phillies in the World Series for the first time since 1950. The Phillies beat the Kansas City Royals for their first World Championship. In 1983 the Phillies again made it to the World Series losing this time to the Baltimore Orioles. In Game 1 the score was tied one to one until Maddox led off the eighth inning with a solo home run. The final was two to one and the Phillies only win of the series. Maddox continued to win Gold Gloves, steal bases and hit well for the Phillies until 1985, when he declined rapidly. He retired in early the next season. That year, he was honored with the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to a player who demonstrates the values the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall-of-Famer (like Maddox, one of the best-fielding outfielders ever) displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others. During his career, Maddox played in six postseasons, winning five full-season Division titles, two pennants and one World Series, all with the Phillies. His lifetime batting average was .285. Never a slugger, his peak year brought him just 14 home runs, and he hit 117 for his career. But he did hit 337 doubles and 62 triples, products of the speed that also allowed him to run down fly balls few outfielders could reach, and to steal 20 or more bases in nine straight seasons. For his career, he had 248 stolen bases, which in August 2014 ranks 232nd on the all-time list.
After retiring, he founded World Wide Concessions, a leading national promotional products company specializing in unique branded gifts and packaging. By 1995, Maddox was majority owner and CEO of A. Pomerantz & Company, a Philadelphia-based office furniture company. In 2003, Maddox began a four-year term on the board of Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Maddox has also worked as a spring training instructor for the Phillies, and was a color analyst for Phillies games on Philadelphia's now-defunct cable-sports network PRISM from 1987 to 1995. His son, Garry Maddox, Jr., also played professional baseball, but did not reach the major leagues. Maddox is a BBQ chef, and for a number of years has hosted the Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge, a yearly fundraiser held outside of Citizens Bank Park before a home Phillies game. Local restaurants and amateur chefs competing in various categories. All proceeds benefit Compete 360, an academic enrichment program founded by Maddox to foster DT Philly, a design thinking (DT) practice in Philadelphia public schools that trains teachers to facilitate DT projects with their students. In 2005, Maddox and other individuals became prominent investors in a Foxwoods slots casino proposed for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In September 2008, facing massive opposition at the originally proposed waterfront location, backers for the slots casino decided to try to seek a new location in the Center City area, next to Philadelphia's Chinatown community. On December 16, 2010, the Gaming Control Board voted to revoke the casino's license after the venture failed to secure funding.
What are your thoughts of Asians and their culture of gambling?
Let me preface by saying that I've gotten heavily interested in "western" card games called NHLE/PLO (respectively, No Limit Hold 'Em, Pot-limit Omaha...with basic understanding of PLO8/Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-lo) for the past 8 months or so when my friend (who is non-Asian if that matters) got me comp'd into a charity poker event for his town's community youth organization/center. I've learned Chinese poker from him, but I don't know how to play any Chinese/Asian card games or Mahjong, nor do I really care or have an interest to learn. On the whim, being tired of playing casual heads-up/short-handed home poker games with friends, pub poker tournaments, and online, I decided to make a trek by myself to play 1-2 NLHE down at Foxwoods, the largest casino in the eastern hemisphere located in Connecticut, or a ~two-hour bus ride from Boston for me. For those who aren't familiar, up in the Northeast there are "Chinatown buses" from Boston and NYC area that shuttle folks to Foxwoods, which was my first choice because of the lower fare cost (~$15 round-trip which includes a meal voucher and $45 match-play coupon) but unfortunately was sold out to a casino in RI, was constricted to a five-hour playing window, and I didn't want to wait two hours for one departing for Mohegan Sun (another adjacent casino to Foxwoods in CT, a 20 minute drive away). I booked a last-minute one-way ticket with Greyhound instead leaving me with an open window for my return trip instead. After I busted two bullets (poker term for or two buy-ins), I had a lot of reflections and introspection about my game-play, but more specifically, I had more the culture of gambling with Asians. As for family, for which we are of Chinese heritage, and gambling, my father plays Chinese card games and baccarat and my dad's obsession with gambling was a catalyst for my mom's divorce against him; my mother would scold him for taking me to the Chinatown gambling parlors when I was a kid. For my community, I grew up in a large population ethnic immigrant Chinese folks, and it's not uncommon to see grandma's playing Mahjong for pennies, to seeing my neighbor's mom in Chinatown going to the gambling parlor. My grandpa gambles everyday at his family association. My uncle before becoming half-paralyzed played OTB, and his wife's, my aunt by marriage, parents work at one of the aforementioned casinos. My aunt in the PNW is a blackjack dealer. Now a while back, when I played in a pub poker league tournament, after busting-out, I got into a chat an old lady where we talked about our respective lives and why we played, me playing online, why she didn't, and what stakes we won't play. I talked about how Chinese/Asians love to play big games (Pai Gow poker) against the bankehouse, while contrasting my reasons for liking Hold 'Em. The conversation at one point shifted towards her essentially asking, "why do Asians love to gamble so much?" An innocent but genuinely question out of curiosity that struck and made a lasting impression on me since then. Being of Chinese heritage, and in an enivornment of relevency, I suppose I was a person to answer such question. My recollected thoughts... I answered with the encounter I had with a Fasten driver (an ride-share underdog to UbeLyft) around that time earlier. In that conversation for which we both spoke Cantonese, we talked about mutual Chinese heritage and what my parent's did for a living, where we both lived, but more specifically, I told him about my parent's divorce and how gambling was a catalyst for divorce. Hearing me out, he address the "issue" with grace by speaking on the collective behalf of blue-collar immigrants who work in restaurants and whatnot, for which he did and my father did, that there wasn't much of an outlet for entertainment/socializing after work, especially working erratic hours and schedules. He made the comparison that they can't go to the local cinema/theater and enjoy an American movie, referencing the cultural differences that confine them into their ethnic enclaves. During that Fasten ride with the middle-aged Chinese father-driver (about my dad's age), who also tried to recruit my father to drive for the company, opened up my worldview about the possible reasons why a majority Chinese, with our particular interest, why immigrant Chinese in America, like to gamble. I amassed more empathetic and compassion for the plight of Chinese immigrants and their lack of post-work social outlets. I loosened up to having animosity toward my dad for gambling so much when I was younger, which I was influenced by my mother's inappropriate complaints at the dinner-table of just us about my father. And of course, now that I've recently got interested in card games on my initiative, I am less (hypo)critical about my dad's gambling. With respects Asian gamblers in my observation, for Texas Hold 'Em, I've noticed at my recent trip to Foxwoods and before that the handful of trips to New Hampshire card-rooms (there are no legal card-rooms in the Commonwealth of MA) that I see a lot of Asian players make blatantly "gamble-y" plays. With coach buses departing at various hours of the day from Chinatown and Chinese enclave towns/communities, there's opportunity and demand to from Asians to gamble. My Caucasian friend who re-introduced me to poker made a stereotypical joke about Asians and how they like love to gamble, nonetheless the lady from pub poker who were curious about the why of Chinese and their gambling habits. It is recognized as a fact that there is a disproportionate amount of Asian gamblers relative to their American counterparts with pathological gambling addictions,, but many do not seek help for gambling addictions. And I believe the resources and mental health professionals are far and few for Asian gamblers. Anyways, I have never seen much, if any at all, discussion or articles about Asians and gambling on this sub but I believe it's an important topic worthy of discussion. I do wonder about the other fathers, mothers, relatives, or even yourself, who has an interest in gambling. Has it been a catalyst for familial dis-harmonies as it did for mine? Did it spur you to get interested in gambling yourself? What are y'alls thoughts on the cultural factors for Asians and gambling? How was your childhood shaped by a family member who was severely addicted to gambling, or was it a casual affair? All and any discussions relevant to Asians and gambling are welcomed. So let's discuss.
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