The Weekend According to Mike August 5th - 7th

Caribbean Festival, Brass City Jazz and more!
Caribbean Festival
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Mr. Worldwide Pitbull visits Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday at 8pm. Tickets $59.50 - $129.50

Free Outdoor Music is what you’ll find at the Brass City Jazz Fest Saturday 2-10pm at Grand Street at Library Park in Waterbury.
This year’s headliner is Paul Taylor who currently sits around #1 on the Billboard Music Charts.  You’ll also enjoy Unit 3 Deep, Lori Williams, Willie Bradley, Sherry Winston, Doug Jones, Taylor Sorice and Steve Clarke!  Free Municipal Parking.  NO TENTS OR UMBRELLAS, please.  Blankets, chairs, food & drink all welcome!  Produced by Al Taylor.


Ready for some laughs?  Jeff Dunham visits Mohegan Sun Arena Friday at 7pm. Tickets $39 - $69.

Goodspeed Presents the World Premiere of a New Musical “Anne of Green Gables” running now through September 4th. Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street, East Haddam.  Their creative team has reimagined this 100+ year old book into a fresh, relevant new show complete with folk-rock music and bold choreography.  Tickets $71-$85. or 860-873-8668.

The Full Monty comes to the Little Theater of Manchester at Cheney Hall Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm through August 13th.  This hilarious, smash-hit was nominated for ten Tony Awards. Based on the cult classic film, an unlikely band of out-of-work steelworkers decides to turn their lives around by showing the world what they’re made of. The Full Monty is a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, a one-of-a-kind musical that bares its soul to reveal its heart — all leading up to one of the most anticipated final moments in Broadway history!  The Full Monty is the big pop-rock musical that takes it all off!  Tickets $25 - $32.  **Recommended for ages 15 and up.
Please note this production contains mature themes and language and partial nudity.

Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival is Saturday 11am to 9pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford.  Enjoy Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the riverfront, during a free, day-long, family-friendly festival.

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Calling all hockey fans! Mark your calendars for the first-ever Hartford Wolf Pack HockeyFest taking place at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. Game on! Grab your friends, co-workers, and teams and sign up now to compete in real rinks with official referees. Each game is played on 50% to scale NHL-sized rinks with real boards and real netting. Our tournament features street hockey for divisions of all ages, genders, and skill levels.
Whether you play hockey or are just looking for something fun to do with friends, this is the perfect tournament for you. Music will be playing at each rink throughout the day. Indulge in your favorite food and beverage vendors, drinks with the team, and kill time by playing our interactive games such as the hardest shot, mini stick rinks, shooting accuracy, and more. From the official partners of Barstool Sports, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, and more! Cost per team: $450. Registration is now open.

Navigate your way through the 2022 Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze, 105 South Street, Middlefield.  350,000 blooming Sunflowers are crafted into a design featuring Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood! $1 of every admission goes to support Connecticut Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. The Lyman Orchards family wants children battling cancer to reach for the stars and never lose hope. The Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze, Connecticut’s only Sunflower Maze runs until August 28th.  The maze will be open daily from 9:00am to 4:30pm.  Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4 – 12, and free for children under 3 years. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-6000, or visit us at

The Southington Drive In Theater, 995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington is showing "UP” Saturday.  Gates open at 6pm.  Movies start at dusk.  $20 per carload.  Walk-ins $5 each.  Lawn Chairs welcome.  Cash only.

Six Flags New England , Lake Compounce and Quassy Amusement and WaterPark are all open for the Summer Season!

For a taste of Hollywood, visit "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum” in Plainville.  Over 25 other life size figures & sets in their wax museum, plus displays of original movie makeup & props, from "Godzilla" to "Planet of the Apes".  For a reservation call - 860-583-8306 - or leave a message in advance. Open Fri. thru Sun. - 6pm to 9pm at 103 East Main Street in Plainville, CT.

Take a ride on the Bushnell Park Carousel Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.  $2 per ride.

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport has opened for the season with ziplines and climbing.

The Adventure Park, 2007 Storrs Rd in Storrs is open.  Enjoy ziplining and climbing to high energy music and colorful glowing lights on Glow in the Park Nights. The 9 trails at The Adventure Park consist of various challenges in the trees, including bridges, tightropes, ladders, and 26 ziplines.  Non-climbing participants are admitted free of charge to share the experience on the ground and enjoy the property’s nature trails, picnic tables and community firepit. Tickets are available at  or 860-946-0606

Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor on Route 4 in Farmington is open for the season 7 days a week.  Friday and Saturday hours are 10am to 9pm.  Sunday is 10am to 8:30pm, weather permitting.  Scooping over 40 flavors.   Golf is $8 before 6pm.  $10 after 6pm.