The Weekend According to Mike November 4-6

Flip Circus, Christmas Crafts, Music and more!
Flip Circus
Photo credit Mike Stacy

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The Association play a free show in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den Saturday 8pm.

Enjoy The Piano Man? Then see Mike Delguidice and Big Shot at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford Friday 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 - $74.

The Masterworks series continues with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Debussy and Ravel, Friday or Saturday 8pm and Sunday 3pm at the Bushnell in Hartford   Tickets at


Flip Circus is in Connecticut for the first time at Danbury Fair Mall and continues through November 14th with weeknight shows at 7:30pm and 3 weekend performances on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s the best show of the season with its red and white BIG TOP. Trapeze artists, jugglers, international acrobats! Buy now and save at

The 36th Annual New England Christmas Festival returns to the Earth Expo and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun Casino Friday and Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Admission is $13 for one day or $16 for multiple days. 350+ Art, Craft & Specialty Food pop up shops by American Artisans with handmade, unique gifts, and specialty foods for everyone on your list, including your 4-legged friends. For more information, please visit

The 39th Annual Christmas Cottage Craft Fair is Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely Street, Avon.  A full showcase of beautiful crafts and fine art by over 30 local artisans.  860-653-2691.

It is a Holiday Arts & Craft Fair/ Huge Raffle/ Huge Bake Sale at the Wallingford Senior Center… about 40 vendors…. Come for Lunch and enjoy a cup of Anna’s ( low sugar) Lemonade, in many new flavors! ( Lavender, fresh Ginger WOW, Classic, Fall Blend and Black Cherry blend Lemonade Iced Teas! ) Saturday, 9a-2p at the Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington Street, Wallingford.  203.265.7753

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Check out the Fall Home Show is Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm at the CT Convention Center in Hartford. Adults $10. Seniors $8.

Looking for laughs?  Check out the Nate Bargatze Raincheck Tour Friday 7pm at the Bushnell.  Tickets start at $48.

UConn Football hosts the UMass Minutemen Friday 7pm at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.  Tailgating begins 5 hours prior to kickoff.  Tickets start at $7.

UConn Women’s Basketball plays exhibition against Kutztown at XL Center in Hartford Sunday 1pm.

The Connecticut Bridal and Wedding Expo is at XL Center Sunday 1pm and features an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more.

THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie runs now through Sunday at Hartford Stage.  It’s a freezing night in 1947 and a motley group of strangers find themselves suddenly trapped in an inn. As the snow falls, the body count rises - and the suspect list only seems to grow, as clues and possible motives are revealed at every turn. With intrigue, mystery, murder, and a dash of humor, this snowy getaway unfolds into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. or 860-527-5151

Come on along to the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam for a new revival of “42nd Street!”  This crowd-pleasing, tap dancing extravaganza runs through Sunday. Tickets $36-$85.

Who Doesn't love a great Flea Market?  Mansfield Marketplace Sunday Flea Market runs every Sunday 8am to 2pm through November 20th at the Mansfield Drive-In Theater, 228 Stafford Rd, Mansfield Center.  $2 per shopper and $2 per car for flea market parking.  Rain or shine.  Vendors and buyers alike are welcome to thrift, treasure hunt, and bargain!  There is a large indoor market as well as up to 300+ vendors outside all selling new and used items, including plants, produce, clothing, crafts, jewelry, tools, collectibles, toys and more. If you are a vendor interested in reserving by the month, please call (860) 456-2578. Or, if you want to set up at the flea market for just one day, show up any Sunday as early as 7am.

Halloween (leftovers):

Six Flags New England offers Fright Fest on weekends through Sunday.   Online tickets start at $49.99

Nightmare Acres offers outdoor scares in South Windsor through Saturday.

Lyman Orchards in Middlefield is the place for a Benjamin Franklin Themed CORN MAZE Regular Hours are 1-5:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5:30pm on Weekends and Holiday. Last maze entry is 5:30pm. Admission is $10 and runs through Sunday.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Mike Stacy