Weekends in Connecticut!
It’s the season of giving and supporting local! We have great events to support local businesses and farmers, plus fun activities for the whole family and even for the 21 and older crowd! From movies to concerts and more be sure to follow my social media for all the fun @reneedinino on IG and FB
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- Visit CT has a great listing of events HERE
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Friday Come enjoy an evening with John Legend at Foxwoods Resort Casino in the Premier Theater. John Legend has garnered 12 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award, among others. visit foxwoods.com for more!
Legendary classic rock group Chicago is coming to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Sunday, November 12th – for a 7:30pm show. Visit livenation.com for tickets.
Head over to the driving range at Lyman Orchards Golf Course for a beautiful night full of stargazing with the Astronomy Society of New Haven. The event will take place on Saturday, November 11th from 7pm-9pm. During the event, you'll be able to see the two biggest planets in our solar system and their largest moons, as well as galaxies, clusters, and nebulae. Blankets, chairs and red flashlights are recommended while enjoying the breathtaking astronomical views and educational experience. This event is free and open to the public. Any rain, or greater than 50% cloud cover, will postpone the event to November 12th.
Lymanorchards.com for more details!
Hockey fans Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 7:30 PM watch as the Wolf Pack play the Providence Bruins at the XL Center.
The Husky Run & Ruck offers a 10K run, 5K run/walk and untimed 1 mile that all start and end in the heart of UConn Storrs campus. Taking place on Veterans Day weekend, the event will honor those who have served and benefit UConn Veterans Affairs and Military Programs.
Join UConn Rec in a salute to service! Runners and walkers are both welcome in the 5K, which offers a taste of everything in the local area. The fitness walk is an untimed mile through the heart of campus. All courses will pass by the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial on the Great Lawn.
Event participants will earn long sleeve technical shirts and enjoy post-race festivities taking place outside the UConn Student Recreation Center. More info at hartfordmarathon.com
Movies this weekend: Journey to Bethlehem, The Marvels, The Holdovers, It’s A Wonderful Knife, Your Lucky Day, The Great Turkey Town Miracle, and The Killer are movies opening this weekend.
I’d like to highlight Journey to Bethlehem (Nov. 10) starring Antonio Banderas who leads an amazing cast through this musical family version of the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. In theaters only.
The Marvels opens and usually takes over the lead – but will they? Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and the usual cast of characters as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence.
We also have to mention The Killer a Netflix original – starring and already has millions of views for just the trailer on social media. After a fateful near miss, an assassin battles his employers — and himself — on an international hunt for retribution he insists isn't personal. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, Arliss Howard