The Weekend According to Mike May 26th - 28th

Soccer, Theater, Memorial Day Parades and more!
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Trevor Noah: Off the Record Tour brings laughs to the Premier Theater at Foxwoods Friday and Saturday at 8pm.  Tickets $44 - $64.

Hartford Athletic Soccer is tonight 7:30 vs Sacramento Republic FC at Trinity Health New England Stadium (Dillon Stadium) in Hartford.  Tickets $19-$100. It’s $2 Beer and $1 Hot Dog Night as well as Veteran and Military Appreciation Night.  Visit their website for a discounted or free admission for servicemen and women.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #72 - Southington will be having a Drive thru Poppy Drive on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the American Legion Post #72, 66 Main St., Southington. Receive a POPPY and donate to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.   Please come out and Support Our Veterans. 100% of the donations goes back to the veterans!

The 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk is Saturday 9am to 2pm at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain.  9:30am Registration and Educational Fair, 11am Walk Ceremony begins.  After the walk stay for fun with Face painting, music, guest speakers and more!  $5 for students, $10 adults.  Donations benefit families with Autism.  Livia 860-259-5790 or Stephen 860-356-5426.  Todd 860-999-2909

Many towns have Memorial Day Parades including Newington Saturday, New Haven Sunday and Rocky Hill Monday.  Check with your town and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom.

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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!

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