The Weekend According to Mike June 2nd - 4th!

Sugar Ray, Greek Festival, Little Poland Festival and more!
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The new Floating Stage at Lake Compounce made it’s debut last weekend!  Don’t miss free concerts ALL SUMMER LONG including Saturday with Sugar Ray and Cee Lo Green coming June 24th! Download the schedule at

The Indigo Girls play the Great Cedar Ballroom at Foxwoods tonight 8:00. Tickets $70-$80. On Sunday at 7pm it’s Darryl Hall with Special Guest Todd Rundgren in the Premier Theater. Tickets $40-$105.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons show at Mohegan Sun Arena has been postponed due to illness. The new date is December 1, 2023. Hold on to your tickets!


Youssou! It’s Greek Festival 2023 Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford (across from Goodwin Park). Enjoy Greek food, imports, pastries, music, dancing, a Taverna, church tours and more! Rain or shine. Youth Dance Performances Friday and Saturday at 6:30 and 8:30pm. Food served continuously. Take out available! Free Admission!

The 10th Annual Little Poland Festival is Sunday 11am to 7pm on Broad Street in downtown New Britain! Celebrate everything Polish with over 70 vendors, Polish food, Live music on 2 stages, arts and crafts, kids activities, an antique auto show, special guests, a beer garden and more! Admission is free. Mike and Mary will be made "A Little Polish" on the Main Stage at Noon! Don't miss the ceremony!

You are cordially invited to Portuguese Day Sunday 8:15am to 9pm in Danbury!  The day begins with a flag raising at John Perry Soccer Field, continues with Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church followed by a parade and a festive picnic at the Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Road under tents.  Delicious food, afternoon soccer, music by Sons of Portugal Marching Band, Folklore Dancers, children’s games and more!  203-788-8109.

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Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of the Temptations through Sunday. Brittny Smith who portrays Mary Wilson and Johnnie Mae in the show joins Mike and Mary Friday at 8:25am! Tickets $42 - $148.

Hartford Athletic Soccer is Saturday 7pm vs Louisville at Trinity Health New England Stadium (Dillon Stadium) in Hartford.  Tickets $19-$100. Summer fun at Fortress Hartford begins this week at the South End of the Stadium with a Happy Hour - $5 Draft and Craft Beers at the Jim Beam Crossbar from 5-6pm.  Visit their website for a discounted or free admission for servicemen and women.

The CT Sun host the Dallas Wings Sunday 1pm at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Tickets $10-$300.

The Southington Drive In begins their Summer season with JAWS from 1975 on the big screen Saturday!  Gates open at 6pm.  Movie starts about 30 minutes after sunset.  Admission is $20 per carload.  Individuals walk-ins $5 (lawn chairs welcome!) Tune your radio to 89.9 and enjoy the nostalgia!

A 1950s landmark play that still rings true today. Hartford Stage present Trouble in Mind through June 18th.  This dramatic satire tracks the nuanced, simmering tension between the artists of a biracial company working on a Broadway-bound premiere. As they rehearse, questions about the play emerge, igniting an impassioned debate about race, power, the roles we play on stage, and the roles we play in life. In this timely revival, the theater becomes an arena wherein we explore how — and why — we use our voices.  Tickets at 860-527-5151 or

Goodspeed Musicals 60th anniversary season has begun with Gypsy playing now through June 25th!   The brassy masterpiece about vaudeville and burlesque lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. Tickets are available through the Box Office 860-873-8668, open weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and weekends at 11:00 a.m., or online at

The Adventure Park at Storrs, the area’s best zipline and climbing adventure experience, is open for the season and hosts “Glow in the Park,” featuring a different themes from Top 40 and Movie Themes, to 70s, 80s, 90s and more.  Glow in the Park will be held Saturday nights through the spring, with additional dates planned for the summer schedule. Tickets for Glow in the Park, and all the Park’s activities, are available on the Park’s website,

Lake Compounce is open for a season of thrills and new additions as it celebrates 177 years!  New for 2023, the park will upgrade the world-renowned Boulder Dash wooden roller coaster. This season, the park has upgraded the coaster, replacing the track with 580 feet of steel Titan Track by Great Coasters International Inc. (GCI) to create a smoother and even faster ride. The park will also be making upgrades to its beloved food stand, Potato Patch, creating a new order process and adding the potato patio for guests to relax and enjoy their patch. Foodies can also try out an all-new menu item, an exclusive Potato Patch fry bucket filled with 64 ounces of fresh-cut fries. The park’s summer concert series will begin on Memorial Day weekend with a performance by a tribute band, Red Hot Chili Tribute on May 27 and Jerrod Niemann on May 28.

Enjoy family fun in Bushnell Park in Harford.  Carousel hours are Friday through Sunday noon to 5pm.  All rides are $2.

Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor is open for the season with family fun and tasty flavors of ice cream.  Miniature Golf hours: Monday-Thursday 11am to 7pm and Friday - Sunday 11am to 8pm.  Ice Cream Parlor 11am to 8pm Daily!

Featured Image Photo Credit: Lake Compounce