The Weekend According to Mike July 22nd - 24th!

A fresh take on a 100 year old story and lots of live music!
Anne of Green Gables at Goodspeed
Aurelia Williams as Rachel Lynde and Juliette Redden as Anne Shirley in Goodspeed Musicals' Anne of Green Gables. Photo credit Diane Sobolewski

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Music:

Enjoy Michael Cavanaugh and the Music of Billy Joel performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival at Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury Friday. Pack and picnic and get your tickets at www.hartfordsymphony.org

OneRepublic with special guest NEEDTOBREATHE play Friday 7pm at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Tickets are $60.50-$150.50.  The Matchbox 20 scheduled for Saturday is POSTPONED to July 22, 2023.  Please hold on to your tickets.   www.mohegansun.com

Gordon Lightfoot plays Infinity Hall, Front Street in Hartford Friday 8pm. Tickets $85-$95.   www.infinityhall.com

Phish plays Xfinity Theater in Hartford Sunday 7pm.  Tickets $49-$85.  www.livenation.com

Events:

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.  www.goodspeed.org or 860-873-8668.

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Enjoy some soccer fun at Trinity Health Stadium in Hartford, home to our Hartford Athletic. Friday register for a one hour soccer clinic followed by a movie screening of Monsters Inc on the video board. This is free! And on Saturday, The Athletic are back and battle the Pittsburgh Riverhounds! Get in the stadium early to enjoy the new $6 at 6pm Happy Hour for special $6 craft beer drafts in the Connecticut Craft Beer Garden from 6 till kickoff. Tickets $16-$40. www.hartfordathletic.com

The Southington Drive In Theater, 995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington is showing "Beauty and the Beast" 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 is open for the season weekends including the waterpark and boasts the largest array of improvements in over a decade.  There will be mobile phone food ordering and a new app, single rider lines to shorten waits on popular attractions and increased seating areas including shady spots.  The park is  open 7 days a week!  Admission is $79.99 at the gate.  $69.99 for kids.  Discounts are available online in advance, depending on which days.  www.sixflags.com

Lake Compounce is also open and will be continuing its 175th birthday celebration this season!  A full list of events for 2022 can be found at www.lakecompounce.com/things-to-do/events

It’s a taste of Hollywood right in Plainville with "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum. Have you seen the new movie set from "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein!" 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. www.preservehollywood.org

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 www.myAdventurePark.com/SAP  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.   www.farmingtonminiaturegolf.com