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June 2024

Ezra

Head to Real Art Ways to see Ezra (2023, Rated R). Ezra follows Max Bernal, a stand-up comedian living with his father, while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra with his ex-wife. When forced to confront difficult decisions about their son’s future, Max and Ezra embark on a cross-country road trip that has a transcendent […]
07 - 20 Jun
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Maestra

Five incredible women from around the world who are boldly breaking glass ceilings in the male-dominated world of orchestral conducting take center stage in Maestra (2023, NR), filmmaker Maggie Contreras’ directorial debut. The struggles and triumphs of the gifted artists in Maestra offer a microcosm for the challenges faced by women in every industry and in […]
14 - 20 Jun
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA
actress in red costume singing on stage

Funny Girl

Grab your tickets for the Broadway sensation, Funny Girl, at the Bushnell. This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the […]
18 - 23 Jun
The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT, USA

Songs of Earth

Head to Real Art Ways to see Songs of Earth (2023, NR), a grand nature documentary in which director Margareth Olin and her 85-year-old father experience Norway’s most adventurous valley, Oldedalen in Nordfjord.
18 - 20 Jun
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

My National Gallery

Real Art Ways is your place to see My National Gallery (2023, NR), a documentary exploring personal connections to artworks at the National Gallery of London. Featuring insights from staff, visitors, and celebrities on their favorite pieces, it examines the gallery’s history and future through a personal lens.
18 - 20 Jun
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

37th Annual CT LGBTQ Film Festival

The nine-day Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival has been presented annually since 1988. This event, Connecticut’s longest-running film festival, holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate, and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBTQ community unique. Check out this year’s lineup showing at Trinity College’s […]
20 Jun
Cinestudio
300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106

High Society by Jeff Ostergren

Real Art Ways presents a solo exhibition by New Haven-based painter Jeff Ostergren. Ostergren makes art about the intertwined histories of pharmaceuticals and color. His pointillist, color-saturated paintings, sculptures, and videos infused with actual pharmaceuticals and chemicals utilize imagery from art history and advertising to explore the ecstasy and toxicity of our present moment.
20 Jun - 04 Aug
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Hartford Blooms Bus Tours: 10th Anniversary

Discover Hartford’s beautiful gardens, fascinating history and splendid architecture with Hartford Blooms Bus Tours. For their 10th anniversary season, the tours will feature new discoveries as well as old favorites– from Asylum Hill and Downtown to beautiful spots along the CT River and even a secret location tour 🤫. Space IS limited, so reserve your […]
20 Jun
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bushnell Park Carousel

Bring your kids, or don’t. You definitely don’t need an excuse to ride the historic 1914 Stein & Goldstein Carousel because it frickin’ rules. Pro tip: the best seat in the house is on a horse named Freedom.
20 Jun
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bushnell Park Carousel
Bushnell Park Carousel, Jewell Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Yoga In Our City – Elizabeth Park

Enjoy Yoga In Our City this summer at parks throughout Hartford. Stretch, breathe, flex, and connect with the beauty around you at these instructor led yoga classes that are great for folx of all levels– beginner to absolute yoga pro. Classes in Elizabeth Park are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, May thru October.
20 Jun
5:30 pm
Elizabeth Park
Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT, USA

Rooftop Yoga at Spectra Pearl

Afterglow Studio presents Rooftop Yoga with live music and refreshments. Join their talented instructors for an evening of yoga and socializing with neighbors– it’s the perfect mid-week boost you’re looking for.
20 Jun
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spectra Pearl Downtown
101 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT

Creative Cocktail Hour

Every third Thursday of the month, Real Art Ways invites you share drinks with friends, listen to music, and enjoy contemporary art at this fun, unique, ecclectic gathering of people young and old, city, suburb and country, black, white, brown, gay, straight, trans, polkadotted and spotted.
20 Jun
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Acoustic Acts Summer Concert Series

Get an early start to your weekend with acoustic musical acts outside on the patio at PVM, where bands unplug to help you unwind. There are plenty of food and drink options to keep you fueled while you lose yourself in those strumming guitar strings and the warm summer night.
20 Jun
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parkville Market
Parkville Market, Park Street, Hartford, CT

Music Bingo

Show off your musical knowledge at Music Bingo every Thursday night at WestSide Square. Don’t forget to hit up the food trucks and drink specials– grab your friends and make a night of it. B-I-N-G-O!
20 Jun
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WestSide Square
510 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT
Karaoke microphone in room

Karaoke Thursdays

Everyone’s a star in the shower and on stage at the West Indian Club’s karaoke night. Belt out your favorite tunes while your friends sing along and enjoy drink specials and jerk chicken tacos (umm, yes please).
20 Jun
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Indian Social Club of Hartford
3340 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Weekly Blues Jam

You asked for it, you got it. Sally’s Blues Jam is back and better than ever. Now on Thursdays, you can join Sally’s house band on stage and show your stuff. Or just come enjoy some darn good southern cookin’ and awesome live music.
20 Jun
7:00 pm
Black Eyed Sally's
350 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT

Chicken P

Don’t miss your chance to see Milwaukee based hip hop artist and producer, Chicken P live on stage at the Webster.
20 Jun
7:00 pm
Webster Theater
31 Webster Street, Hartford, CT

Longest Day of the Year Party

The longest day of 2024 isn’t every single workday before a long weekend. It’s the day with the most sunlight, technically the summer solstice, and that should be celebrated. Amazing drink specials and music by Timmy Maia are there to help you soak up every last second of the summer sun.
20 Jun
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parkville Market
Parkville Market, Park Street, Hartford, CT

2.5 Minute Ride

From Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron comes 2.5 Minute Ride, a surprising tragicomedy about coming to terms with where– and who– you come from. Lisa is making a video about her dad. She’s capturing the big and small moments: from the annual amusement park family vacations to the father-daughter journey to Auschwitz, where his parents […]
20 Jun
7:30 pm
Hartford Stage
50 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103

Sandra

In this boldly theatrical thriller, Sandra seeks to get to the bottom of the mysterious disappearance of her closest friend, a young pianist and composer, who went on a trip to Mexico and never returned. Her search for clues leads her into both a highly charged love affair, and increasingly dangerous territory. Featuring an original […]
20 Jun
7:30 pm
Theaterworks Hartford
233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Crooked Coast

On one hand, Crooked Coast revels in sun-soaked reggae rhythms and hip-hop grooves. On the other, they infuse punk energy into sky-high rock hooks laced with pop appeal. See them bring both hands together for a night of summery, soul-shaking grooves at Arch Street Tavern.
20 Jun
9:00 pm
Arch Street Tavern
85 Arch Street, Hartford, CT

The League

Through archival footage and interviews with legends like Hank Aaron, Sam Pollard showcases players’ resilience amid systemic racism in baseball’s Negro Leagues. From Moses “Fleetwood” Walker to Rube Foster, The League (2023, Rated PG) meticulously traces the rise and fall of the leagues, offering a comprehensive portrait of Black American baseball history.
21 - 23 Jun
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103

37th Annual CT LGBTQ Film Festival

The nine-day Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival has been presented annually since 1988. This event, Connecticut’s longest-running film festival, holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate, and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBTQ community unique. Check out this year’s lineup showing at Trinity College’s […]
21 Jun
Cinestudio
300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106

Farmers Market at Connecticut’s Old State House

Get your veg on at Connecticut’s Old State House Farmers Market. Nestled on the East brick plaza near the lawn you can peruse some delicious treats from a variety of vendors, listen to some tunes from local musicians, and then you can explore the oddities inside at the Museum of Curiosities. There’s a two headed […]
21 Jun
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Butterfly Journey

This film follows the awe-inspiring journey of the Blue Tigers of Australia and the Monarchs of North America and Mexico, using state-of-the-art techniques to capture every tiny detail of their world. With slow-motion, drone, and macro filming techniques, you’ll be immersed in the wonders of metamorphosis and migration, witnessing firsthand the remarkable resilience of these […]
21 Jun
Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

Hartford Blooms Bus Tours: 10th Anniversary

Discover Hartford’s beautiful gardens, fascinating history and splendid architecture with Hartford Blooms Bus Tours. For their 10th anniversary season, the tours will feature new discoveries as well as old favorites– from Asylum Hill and Downtown to beautiful spots along the CT River and even a secret location tour 🤫. Space IS limited, so reserve your […]
21 Jun
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Strawberry Festival

This sweet summer treat is a First Presbyterian Hartford tradition. Their strawberry shortcake includes homemade biscuits and whipped cream, with local strawberries– need we say more?
21 Jun
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Hartford
136 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT, USA

Bushnell Park Carousel

Bring your kids, or don’t. You definitely don’t need an excuse to ride the historic 1914 Stein & Goldstein Carousel because it frickin’ rules. Pro tip: the best seat in the house is on a horse named Freedom.
21 Jun
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bushnell Park Carousel
Bushnell Park Carousel, Jewell Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Summer Concerts at Connecticut’s Old State House

The Summer Concert Series at CT’s Old State House is back. Stop by the farmers market on Fridays to hear a different local band each week. Bring your lunch and enjoy the music– these concerts are completely free, and free is good. Check out this lineup: JUNE 21: FIESTA DEL NORTE JUNE 28: MASS-CONN FUSION […]
21 Jun
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Hartford.com Presents Pratt Street Salsa Social

The Hartford.com Pratt Street Salsa Socials are one of the most beloved and anticipated annual summer events held in downtown Hartford. Unlike a concert or performance event, everyone who comes to a Pratt Street Salsa Social becomes a part of the experience. Dancers, kids, grandparents, professional instructors, and the audience all experience the energy and […]
21 Jun
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pratt Street Historic District
Pratt Street, Hartford, CT 06103, USA

Yoga In Our City – Pope Park

Enjoy Yoga In Our City this summer at parks throughout Hartford. Stretch, breathe, flex, and connect with the beauty around you at these instructor led yoga classes that are great for folx of all levels– beginner to absolute yoga pro. Classes in Pope Park are held Fridays, May thru October.
21 Jun
5:30 pm
Bushnell Park
99 Trinity Street Hartford, CT 06103

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Welcoming writers of all levels, this workshop promises an enjoyable exploration of Ekphrasis poetry, weaving words and imagery to articulate emotional experiences and subject matter inspired by the objects and art in Mark Twain House. Guided by poet and master teaching artist Victoria Nordlund, participants will create poetry in the library of the Twain House […]
21 Jun
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT

Fiesta Fridays

Friday nights at Parkville Market are heating up with local DJs spinning a fiesta (fiesta means party) of hits. Spice up the party (party means fiesta) with specials on Patron Margaritas.
21 Jun
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parkville Market
Parkville Market, Park Street, Hartford, CT

Curtis Brothers Quartet in Concert

The Curtis Brothers Quartet blends blues harmonies with swing and Latin rhythms for a modern Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban sound. Catch their ultra cool, totally danceable tunes live at the Artists Collective at this free perfomance.
21 Jun
7:00 pm
The Artists Collective
479 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06112
sea tea improv song

Music Box ft. MOWFS & Campfire Dragons

Celebrate Make Music Day the Sea Tea way, with a night of fully improvised musical comedy. Hip-Hop on the music box with hilarious improvisors Campfire Dragons and MOWFS as they join forces to create an earworm of a show just for you.
21 Jun
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sea Tea Comedy Theater
Sea Tea Comedy Theater, Asylum Street, Hartford, CT, USA

2.5 Minute Ride

From Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron comes 2.5 Minute Ride, a surprising tragicomedy about coming to terms with where– and who– you come from. Lisa is making a video about her dad. She’s capturing the big and small moments: from the annual amusement park family vacations to the father-daughter journey to Auschwitz, where his parents […]
21 Jun
8:00 pm
Hartford Stage
50 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103

Sandra

In this boldly theatrical thriller, Sandra seeks to get to the bottom of the mysterious disappearance of her closest friend, a young pianist and composer, who went on a trip to Mexico and never returned. Her search for clues leads her into both a highly charged love affair, and increasingly dangerous territory. Featuring an original […]
21 Jun
8:00 pm
Theaterworks Hartford
233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Tokischa

Rising fast out of the Dominican Republic’s dembow and trap scenes, rapper Tokischa is a fiery, frenetic freestyle maverick that celebrates sex and self-love with playful, party-starting anthems. Catch her wild side on stage at the Webster Theater.
21 Jun
8:00 pm
Webster Theater
31 Webster Street, Hartford, CT

Snake Hill Blues

Head to Black Eyed Sally’s for all the blues you can use. Catch Snake Hill Blues live on stage– these guys have been tearing it up lately.
21 Jun
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Black Eyed Sally's
350 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT

The New Mosaic Single Release Party

From the voice and mind of Erica Tracy with Tom Sullivan of West End Blend, comes a neo-soul project for a new generation. Together with Mike Carabello from The Lost Tribe and Mixed Company, and Dwayne Keith of Nikita and The Dwayne Keith Project, the quartet delivers an electrifying groove drenched in attitude, gratitude, and […]
21 Jun
9:00 pm
Arch Street Tavern
85 Arch Street, Hartford, CT

Sauced: A Hot Ones Inspired Improv Show

In this hot and spicy show, Sea Tea’s improvisors try get through a set AND all the sauces from Hot Ones. Can they take suggestions AND the heat? Will they make it or will they crumble under the fiery burn?
21 Jun
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sea Tea Comedy Theater
Sea Tea Comedy Theater, Asylum Street, Hartford, CT, USA

Trap vs Twerk Silent Party

It’s your typical dance party… with no speakers or amps. Instead, attendees don wireless headphones and turn them to various stations, then boogie on the dance floor amidst other revelers dancing to whatever’s in their headphones. The Silent Party Vibe is undeniable when you experience socializing, dancing, and laughing at your friend’s excitement from hearing […]
21 - 22 Jun
10:00 pm
The Brownstone
114 Asylum Street, Hartford, CT

37th Annual CT LGBTQ Film Festival

The nine-day Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival has been presented annually since 1988. This event, Connecticut’s longest-running film festival, holds a special place in our state’s cultural landscape, bringing the community together to introduce, celebrate, and rediscover the ideas and values that make the LGBTQ community unique. Check out this year’s lineup showing at Trinity College’s […]
22 Jun
Cinestudio
300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106
woman and child laughing

June Thinking and Doing Day: Freedom

Join Kamora’s Cultural Corner for June’s Thinking and Doing Day at the Sterling Street Sanctuary and Nature Reserve. This month’s event, Freedom, invites you to honor the opening of the Sanctuary’s Labyrinth. Each Thinking and Doing Day includes a collective learning experience, a service-learning project, a shared meal and a chance to reflect individually and […]
22 Jun
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sterling Street Sanctuary & Nature Preserve
75 Sterling Street, Hartford, CT
cedar hill

When Disaster Strikes

Learn about local and national disasters through the experiences of Cedar Hill residents on this tour of the historic cemetery. Karin Peterson shares stories about the Titanic, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1888 Blizzard, 1938 Hurricane, and more. The walking tour begins at the flagpole at the end of the entrance drive and registration is encouraged.
22 Jun
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT, USA

Hartford Blooms Bus Tours: 10th Anniversary

Discover Hartford’s beautiful gardens, fascinating history and splendid architecture with Hartford Blooms Bus Tours. For their 10th anniversary season, the tours will feature new discoveries as well as old favorites– from Asylum Hill and Downtown to beautiful spots along the CT River and even a secret location tour 🤫. Space IS limited, so reserve your […]
22 Jun
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yoga In Our City – Keney Park

Enjoy Yoga In Our City this summer at parks throughout Hartford. Stretch, breathe, flex, and connect with the beauty around you at these instructor led yoga classes that are great for folx of all levels– beginner to absolute yoga pro. Classes in Keney Park are held Saturdays, May thru October.
22 Jun
10:00 am
Keney Park
Keney Park, Hartford, CT, USA

Hartbeat Music Festival

This free, family-friendly, day-long celebration of music and community features local and regional bands on three stages, music-making activities, food, and beer.
22 Jun
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103

Fires, Floods, And Acts Of God: A Downtown Hartford Walking Tour

What a Disaster! Take to the streets for a unique walking tour centered on natural disasters that made history in Hartford on a 1.2-mile loop. Hear compelling stories of ingenuity, resilience, and innovation and see how downtown Hartford has grown.
22 Jun
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT
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