The Weekend According to Mike March 17-19

Special St. Patrick's Day Hockey Night!
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The Red Hot Chilli PIPERS — (NOT the Peppers!) — is a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers — who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. They bring the bagpipes to The Palace Theater in Waterbury Friday 8pm. Tickets $29.50-$54.50.

The Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring “Instruments of Peace” Choir Festival to benefit the Ukraine and other areas in need, Sunday at 5pm at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. The festival features church choirs from around Connecticut, as well as choristers from Avon High School. Each group will perform individually, as well as singing as a combined choir under the direction of Avon High School Choral Director Andrew Brochu, Jr. The concert features a number of choral pieces relating to the theme of world peace. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken to for Catholic Relief Services to benefit their work in the Ukraine and other places around the world in need of aid.


It is St. Patrick Day!  Why not attend a special Wolfpack Hockey Night in Hartford vs the Springfield Thunderbirds tonight a 7pm.  The Pack skate in St. Patrick’s Day Jerseys, It’s a Pint Glass giveaway courtesy of 4 Dad’s Pub in Hartford and you can enjoy $2 beers and $1 hot dogs!

If you’re searching for some of the GREEN, why not look in a Greenhouse - The Elizabeth Park Conservancy offers big discounts on bulbs and plants Saturday 10am - 1pm.

The Sun RV & Camping Show is Friday noon to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at Mohegan Sun Earth Expo and Convention Center. It will feature over 130,000 square feet of the latest in recreation vehicles, camping supplies, accessories, products campgrounds, and travel information exhibits. This show is the ideal place for camping families and enthusiasts who are looking to purchase their first RV, looking to upgrade their present RV or for the veteran camper to explore new camping adventures and expand their knowledge. Adults are $15. Children under 14 are free.

Calling all video, table-top, collectible card, board and arcade gamers! CT Gamer Con is here in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Saturday 11am to 9pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm. The gaming tournaments will run all weekend, and there will be live music and cosplay (fans dressed as their favorite characters from games, TV, movies and comics) on Saturday. Sunday is focused on the little gamers with kids able to play Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers and more. Plus, the good folks at Microsoft will have their latest Xbox games available for play as well with Fortnite, Overwatch, Halo and more! There will be arcade games, driving and even Guitar Hero in the lobby provided by Kids Quest/Cyber Quest. Finally, if you are looking for that rare action figure, poster, t-shirt or retro video game there will be a dealer’s room offering all sorts of cool collectibles to purchase. For more information visit

The Rocky Hill Education Foundation welcomes the Harlem Wizards for a great night of basketball against the teachers Friday at 7pm. This evening features an interactive, slamtastic night of fun including music, comedy, tricks, hoops and alley-oops. Rocky Hill High School, 50 Chapin Avenue. Doors open at 6pm.  General Admission is $20.  Students and Seniors $15.  Reserved Seats $25, Courtside $50 and Benchwarmers are $95.

Harold and the Purple Crayon comes to life at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the UConn campus in Storrs Sunday at 2pm.  Tickets are $22 and $26.

With spring just around the corner, Westfarms is the place to see the Easter Bunny… He will greet visitors in Bunnyville – a three-dimensional town for kids to explore. Located on the shopping center’s lower level in the Center Court, Bunnyville features the Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery, Hare Salon and 24 Carrot Bank. The last stop along the adventure is an opportunity to visit with the Easter Bunny and have photos taken. New to Bunnyville this year are two special events including pet photos, Bunny Paws, and a sensory-free experience, Bunny Cares. Photo packages may be purchased in advance, online or onsite. Reservations are limited and walkup visits are welcome. For more information and to make a reservation visit

Now playing at Hartford Stage “THE ART OF BURNING” by Kate Snodgrass.  An inspired new comedy exploring the love, rage, and responsibility that goes with marriage and parenting in America. Tickets $20-$100 at 860-527-5151 or

Local Lenten Fish Dinners (Courtesy of WFSB)


J Restaurant Bar, 297 Washington St offers a weekly Friday Fresh Fish special...


St. Joseph’s Church - March 24 - 5 p.m. - The maximum family cost is $25.


Chesterfield Fire Co. - Every Friday till March 31 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - $16


Enders Island - Every Friday during Lent - 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seating - $20


St. Francis Church Hall - Every Friday till March 31 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- $15 for adults

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