Thursday, February 01, 2007

30 Fun Things To Do February in CT

Romantic Rachmaninoff, Home shows, Dancing with the Stars, and Eagles feature heavily this month in Connecticut. To submit an event please email me calendar(at) Click here to Email this page to a friend.

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Hartford Wolfpack Hockey Home Games
Friday, February 2, Wolf Pack vs. Hershey Bears, 7 pm
Wednesday, February 14, Wolf Pack vs. Lowell Devils, 7pm
Friday, February 16, Wolf Pack vs. Worcester Sharks, 7 pm
Saturday, February 17, Wolf Pack vs. Providence Bruins, 7 pm
Saturday, February 24, Wolf Pack vs. Norfolk Admirals, 7 pm
Box Office: (860) 525-4500

Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Home Games
Wednesday, February 7, Sound Tigers vs. Worcester Sharks, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 9, Sound Tigers vs. Hershey Bears, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 10, Sound Tigers vs. Lowell Devils, 7 pm
Sunday, February 11, Sound Tigers vs. Binghampton Senators, 1 pm
Friday, February 16, Sound Tigers vs. Lowell Devils, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 18, Sound Tigers vs. WB/Scranton Penguins, 3 pm
Tuesday, February 20, Sound Tigers vs. Albany River Rats, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 21, Sound Tigers vs. Philadelphia Phantoms, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 25, Sound Tigers vs. Hartford Wolfpack, 3 pm
Box Office: (203) 334-GOAL

UConn Basketball at the Hartford Civic Center or the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, CT
Saturday, February 3, UCONN Men vs. Rutgers, 12 pm, HCC
Monday, February 5, UCONN Men vs. Syracuse, 7 pm, GP Storrs
Tuesday, February 6, UCONN Women vs. Rutgers, 8 pm, GP Storrs
Tuesday, February 13, UCONN Women vs. Louisville, 7:30 pm, GP Storrs
Wednesday, February 14, UCONN Men vs. Seton Hall, 7:30 pm, GP Storrs
Saturday, February 18, UCONN Women vs. Pittsburgh, 12 pm, HCC
Saturday, February 24, UCONN Women vs. Villanova, 12 pm, HCC
Sunday, February 25, UCONN Men vs. Louisville, 12 pm, HCC
Wednesday, February 28, UCONN Men vs. Villanova, 7 pm, GP Storrs
Civic Center Box Office: (860) 525-4500
Tickemaster Phone Numbers: 1-860-525-4500 or 1-203-624-0033

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridge)
All 37 plays in 97 minutes. An irreverent, fast-paced ramp through the Bard’s plays.
Friday, February 2 - Saturday, February 4, 8 pm
Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 10, 8 pm
Location: Burton Levitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic
Admission: Adults $12, seniors and children $9.

Rod Stewart
This show will feature a culmination of Rod Stewart hits, pulling together more than four decades of music. For the first time in a decade his concert stage will be set up in the round, providing fans an intimate 360° view. He will be accompanied on stage by a nine-piece band and three amazing back-up singers.
Date: Friday, February 2, 2007, 8 pm
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville.
Price: $70 - $125
Box Office: (860) 886-0070

The 6th Annual Home Show at Harbor Yard
The Home Show returns for a sixth year to Arena at Harbor Yard!
Saturday, February 3, 2007, 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, February 4, 2007, 10 am - 5 pm
Tickets: $8 adults / children 12 & under are free
Arena at Harbor Yard, I 95 Exit 27, Bridgeport, CT
Box Office: (203) 345-2300

Celebrate Black History Month in Mystic
Mystic Seaport will open for the first time a section of its George Greenman house, a reported stop on the Underground Railroad, in celebration of Black History Month. A number of workshops and performances that compliment the Museum's exhibit "Black Hands, Blue Seas: The Maritime Heritage of African Amerians." Activities for the month include instrument making, learning West African dance rhythms and discovering how stars guided people on the Underground Railroad.
Dates: February 3 - 25, 9 am - 5 pm
Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Rd. (Rte. 27), Mystic, CT
Admission: $13 Adults, $8.50 kids (under 17), under 5 Free.
Phone: (888) 973-2767

16th Annual New England Home Show
Saturday, February 3, 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, February 4, 11 am - 5 pm
O'Neill Center, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT
Admission: TBA
Phone: (860) 563-2111

Isn't It Romantic?
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra's conductor Jerry Steichen leads the orchestra in the sweeping scores to "Gone with the Wind," Doctor Zhivago," and more. Roses for the first 100 women to arrive.
Friday, February 2, 7:30 pm
Location: Shelton Intermediate School, 675 Constitution Blvd., Shelton, CT
Admission: $32.
Phone: (203) 865-0831

Comedian Norm MacDonald
Former Saturday Night Live star comedian Norm MacDonald performs his hilarious stand-up comedy.
Saturday, February 3, 8 pm
Location: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield, CT
Admission: $75.00
Phone: (203) 438-5795

Dancing with the Stars
The Dancing with the Stars Tour features season two winner Drew Lachey with partner Cheryl Burke, Lisa Rinna with dance partner Louis Van Amstel, and Joey McIntyre with Kym Johnson. Some of the stars from the current season are joining in the fun, such as actor Joey Lawrence with professional dance partner Edyta Sliwinska, singer Willa Ford with Max Chmerkovskiy and actor Harry Hamlin with Karina Smirnoff.
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2007, 7:30 pm
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville.
Price: $55 - $95
Box Office: (860) 886-0070

Dancing with the Stars
Thursday, February 8, 2007, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $48.50 and $58.50
Arena at Harbor Yard, I 95 Exit 27, Bridgeport, CT
Box Office: (203) 345-2300

3rd Annual Romantic Chocolate Festival
Lovers, cupids, and friends sample chocolates in all shapes and sizes. Chocolate fountains, fruits, fondue, cakes and drinks. Romantic roses, music, t-shirts. Free movie, horse and carriage rides. Fri. movie and chocolate buffet. Sat. merchants and free activities.
Location: Downtown, Willimantic, CT
Date: Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 10, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Admission: Free.
Phone: (860) 450-1794

BooKoo U.S. Open of Arenacross
This final round of the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series will bring together many of the top arenacross and supercross riders from around the country to compete for the largest payout ever posted in an arenacross event. The total prize purse is $100,000 with $50,000 going to the winner.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 7:30 pm
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville.
Price: $20 - $40
Box Office: (860) 886-0070

19th Annual Eagle Watches on the Connecticut River
Each winter the bald eagle make their way down the Connecticut River. Land-based guided tour of several sites along the River, bring binoculars. Followed by a luncheon in tavern. Call ahead.
Location: The Audubon Shop, 907 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT
Saturday, February 10, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Saturday, February 17, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Saturday, February 24, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Admission: $20 (includes lunch).
Phone: (203) 245-9056

Festival For Kids
The Festival For Kids offers a fun filled weekend for parents and children. Discover hands-on activities, live entertainment, the latest products and services for kids, educational booths, toys, balloons, costume characters and so much more! This year, proceeds from the event will benefit the Fox 61 Family Fund.
Saturday, February 10, 2007, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2007, 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: $7 adults, children under 12 free.
Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, CT

USHRA Monster Jam: U.S. Hot Rod Association's
All the high-flying fun, car crushing craziness, and hardcore horsepower you can handle. Featured trucks are: Grave Digger Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle American Guardian Anger Management Thrasher Wild Hair.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 10, 2007 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2007 2 pm
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Hartford
Price: $29 Extreme Seats, $22 Adult and $7 Kids (ages 2-12)
Box Office: (860) 525-4500

Jungle Jack Hanna
Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Audiences give Jack rave reviews – everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult is entertained and inspired.
Location: Stamford Center for the Arts, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT
Sunday, February 11, 2 pm
Admission: $45, $40, $30
Phone: (203) 325-4466

Love Stories
Think outside the candy box and go for a romantic tour of the galleries, discovering the hidden stories of love, friendship, and affection of the Museum's walls. Registration required.
Location: Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT
Dates: Tuesday, February 13 - Sunday, February 18
Times: Tue - Fri 6 pm, Sun 2 pm
Admission: $10, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries included.
Phone: (860) 443-2545

Romeo and Juliet and Romantic Rachmaninoff
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 7:30 pm
Location: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford
Box Office: (860) 244-2999

Nature at Night, a Family Overnight Event at The Children’s Museum
Bring your family to The Children’s Museum for an overnight adventure! Come face to face with nocturnal animals. View a planetarium show. Tour our permanent exhibits and the special traveling exhibit, Color Play: the Art and Science of Color and Light. Step outside to gaze into our telescopes (weather permitting). Drift off to sleep in one of our exhibit halls. An evening snack and light breakfast is provided. Children must be between the ages of 4-12.
Friday, February 16, 2007
The cost is $28 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register call (860) 231-2830, extension 52. For more information call the Scouting Program Manager at (860) 231-2830, extension 33. Register soon before you’re left out in the cold!
The Children's Museum, 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford
Phone: (860) 231-2824

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Performs The Music of The Eagles
A Rock Symphony. "Take It Easy" with an evening of The Music of The Eagles, symphonically realized by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and an amplified rock band featuring Randy Jackson on lead vocals. Hear the Eagles' greatest hits arrangements for full orchestra.
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2007, 8 pm
Location: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
Box Office: (860) 244-2999

Connecticut Audubon Society's 2007 Eagle Festival™
The festival celebrates the return of Bald Eagles to the unfrozen waters of the Connecticut River -- and their slow-but-steady comeback from the brink of extinction.

  • Guided Eagle Viewing Boat Tours -- 4 Departures Daily! Boat tours cost $40 per person. Call 1-(800) 714-7201 for Eagle Boat Reservations.
  • Free Land-Based Eagle Viewing -- Along the Connecticut River there are numerous opportunities to view Bald Eagles in the wild. Free shuttle buses bring visitors to an excellent viewing site just outside of Essex. Also, a self-drive tour is available with directions to six locations along the Connecticut River to see Bald Eagles. CAS naturalists will be at designated locations with spotting scopes to aid in viewing.
  • Free Live "Birds of Prey" Demonstrations -- Come see and learn about these remarkable birds, like "Jasper," a Great Horned Owl. Presentations will feature a variety of non-releasable birds of prey who have become important wildlife ambassadors. Among the birds presented are owl, falcon and hawk species.
  • Free Children’s Programs -- A variety of unique and entertaining children’s programs featuring music, puppets, masks and storytelling, focus on the natural world, the wonderful creatures we share it with, and our obligation to protect them.

Saturday, February 17-18, 2007, 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 8 am - 5 pm
Main Street, Essex, CT
Admission Free (Boat tours $40).
Families and Adults: See Full Schedule of Events!

The 2007 BAEC Home Show
See and meet the region's finest companies exhibiting hundreds of products and services in the home building, remodeling, interior decorating, energy savings and landscaping industries for a one-stop shopping experience!
There will be everything for your home, inside and out. From home building and remodeling, ideas for kitchens, bathrooms, sunrooms, patios, pools and spas to flooring, building materials, air conditioning/heating, windows, doors, appliances, furniture and cookware, it's all here! Tickets available day of show at the door.
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2007, 9 am
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2007, 9 am
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville.
Price: $10
Box Office: (860) 886-0070

Open Cockpit Sunday at the New England Air Museum
Come and play pilot for a day in the comfort of three huge heated hangars. The aircraft include WWII airplanes, such as the Corsair, several jet fighters including the F-100 Super Sabre, the popular DC-3 airliner and several helicopters. Up to 10 aircraft will be open for visitor entry. In addition, there will be hands-on activities for younger children. The John W. Ramsay Research Library will have a sale of used books and items surplus to their needs. Please wear rubber-soled shoes! A food vendor will be available for much of the day. Please note that Open Cockpits close at 4 p.m., while the Museum remains open until 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2007, 10 am - 4 pm
Admission: $9 adults, $5 children, $8 seniors.
New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Bradley Intl Airport, Windsor Locks
Phone: (860) 623-3305

Family Fun During School Vacation Week February 19-23
Monday, February 19, 10 am - 1 pm Modeling Workshop.
Tuesday, February 20, Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, February 21, LEGO contest
Thursday, February 22, Open Cockpit
Friday, February 23, Museum Tours
Admission: $9 adults, $5 children, $8 seniors.
New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road, Bradley Intl Airport, Windsor Locks
Phone: (860) 623-3305

14th Annual Winterfest
Winterfest featuring Ice skating, snowboarding, demonstrations, sledding, food, pony rides, bonfire, music, ice sculpture demonstration, helicopter rides.
Location: Stanley Quarter Park, Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 11 am - 3 pm
Admission: Per person $5, family of 4 $15.
Phone: (860) 826-3360

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
The Convention Center will be transformed into a breathtaking event for floral and garden enthusiasts. View beautifully landscaped gardens nearly double in size than previous years with spacious aisles. Explore over 200 booths overflowing with fresh flowers, plants, herbs, bulbs, seeds and gardening books. Talk with experts on landscape design, construction and installation. Select patio furniture, ornaments and lawn equipment.
Thursday, February 22nd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday, February 23rd, 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday, February 24th, 10 AM - 8 PM
Sunday, February 25th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Admission: $13 adults, $4 children, under 6 admitted free.
Location: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

17th Annual Antique Show
Featuring antiques from the 18th- and 19th-century from American and European markets.
Location: High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
Date: Saturday, February 24 - Sunday, February 25, 10 am - 4 pm
Admission: $4.50.
Phone: (203) 795-6465

Black History Month Performance
An original workshop production which was developed by Academy students through discussions examining the cultural climate in American today.
Location: Black Box Theater, 359 Washington Street, Hartford, CT
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Admission: Free.
Phone: (860) 757-6368

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