The Weekend According to Mike October 15th - 17th

Live music, theater and Halloween fun!
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Music:

John Legend takes the stage at Foxwood’s Premier Theater Saturday 8pm.  Tickets $76-$251.  www.foxwoods.com

Jameson Rodgers performs at the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Friday at 8pm, The 60’s Explosion plays Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm.  These shows are FREE.   www.mohegansun.com

Theater:

A Grand Night For Singing celebrates over 30 hit songs from all your musical treasures like Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, Cinderella and more. It's the perfect welcome home to Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam and runs now through November 28th.  Call the Box Office for Tickets 860-873-8668.  www.goodspeed.org

Hartford Stage, raises the curtain on its 2021-2022 season with Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill’s only full-length comedy, Ah, Wilderness! Will run now through November 7 at the Tony Award-winning theatre in downtown Hartford. O’Neill’s Connecticut-set comedy, Ah, Wilderness!, is a play full of heart and wit that celebrates family and community. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm; with select weekday matinees at 2pm. Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford. Tickets start at $30, and are on sale now at www.HartfordStage.org or 860-527-5151.

Don’t put those flip flops away yet!  Escape to Margaritaville the Broadway Musical is here and brings live performances back to the Bushnell in Hartford.  Runs Friday 8pm, Saturday 2 & 8pm and Sunday 1 & 6:30pm. Tickets are $31-$108.   www.bushnell.org or 860-987-5900!

Events:

Hockey!  Hartford Wolfpack skate against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in their home opener at XL Center in Hartford tonight 7pm.  www.hartfordwolfpack.com

Soccer!  The Hartford Athletic welcome Loudon United Saturday 7pm at Dillon Stadium in Hartford.  www.hartfordathletic.com

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"Truth Alive!", a celebration of hope, love and healing will be held rain or shine at the Performance Pavilion on the west end of Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. This free event will feature local praise bands, recorded music by popular Christian artists, inspirational preaching and teaching by local pastors, powerful prayer, answers to life’s most perplexing questions, and remarkable testimonies of local people who have experienced lasting victory over fear, emptiness, loneliness, rejection, abuse, low self-esteem or addiction through God’s amazing love. Attendees may bring their own chairs, blankets, umbrellas, lunches and beverages (no alcohol) and stay as long as they like. Food and beverages will be for sale on-site. For more information, please visit www.TruthAlive.today.

It is the FINAL WEEKEND for The 23rd Annual Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Lebanon, 122 Mack Road.  Admission is $15 for Adults, $10 for Kids 7-15 years old.  6 & under are free.  This weekend is All Hallows Weekend!  www.ctfaire.com

Halloween Attractions:

Netherworld Experience at Curiopoium, 1429 Park St, Hartford Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October at 6 & 8pm.  Admission $60. www.curioporium.com ; Evidence of Evil, Lyman Orchards, South Street in Middlefield Friday, Saturday and Sunday from dusk till 10pm through October 31st.  Admission is $25 sold online only.  The event is more light hearted than past years and benefits St. Jude's Children's Hospital. www.lymanorchards.com/events.evidence-of-evil-haunted-attraction-at-lyman-orchards/ ; Fright Haven, 411 Barnum Ave across from Home Depot delivers scares on Fridays and Saturdays 7-midnight and Sunday 7 to 10pm through October 31, 2021.  Admission $25-$60.  www.frighthaven.com ; Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at the Mark Twain House and Musuem, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford Friday and Saturday in October with tours at 6, 7, 8 & 9pm.  Adults $26.  Ages 1-16 $18.  www.marktwainhouse.org/admission ; Mystic Moonlight Graveyard Ghost Tours every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday in October at 7pm.  $20.  www.seasideshadows.com/tickets ; Terror at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury will be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 31 from 6 to 11pm.  $10 for parking.  Admission $29.99.  www.quassy.com ; Rails to the Darkside, Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road, East Windsor every Friday and Saturday in October at 7pm.  $20 General Admission.  $10 Members. www.ct-trolley.org/events/rails-to-the-darkside/ ; Nightmare Acres: A Nomad's Outdoor Adventure Haunted Attraction, 240 Governors Hwy, South Windsor weekends in October plus November 5th & 6th.  Admission $20.  www.nightmareacresct.com ; Lake Compounce offers the Family Friendly “Happy Hauntings” Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 6pm in October.  Guests can expect delicious Halloween treats, two hay mazes, plenty of photo opportunities and a fully decorated, fall-themed park. Lake Compounce will also have a variety of rides open for all ages to enjoy, including Boulder Dash, Phobia Phear Coaster, American Flyers, Compounce Railway, Kiddie Land and more. www.lakecompounce.com ; The 55th consecutive season for "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum" has begun! Open every weekend evening Fri. thru Sun. 6pm to 9pm at their new location - 103 East Main Street in Plainville.  Donation - adults - $9.00, children under 12 - $4.00 - cash only. They have added a gallery of vintage classic horror/sci-fi movie posters from the 1920's to the 1960's and expanded their guided Wax Museum tour with new sets including "The Invisible Man" and a teleportation device for "The Fly".  There are also embellishments to the Lon Chaney "Phantom Of The Opera" set. And new displays in the movie makeup & prop room. 860-583-8306 or www.preservehollywood.org

Ready for Fall Apple Picking? Johnny Appleseeds in Ellington is open daily 9am to 5pm www.johnnysppleseefarmct.com; Irish Bend Orchard in Somers is open Fridays thru Sundays 9am to 5pm.  www.irishbendorchards.com; Rogers Orchards in Southington is open Fridays thru Sundays 10am to 5pm.  www.rogersorchard.com; Karabin Farms in Southington is open Fridays thru Sundays 9am to 5pm.  www.karabinfarms.com; Belltown Orchards in Glastonbury is open daily 9am to 5pm and offers pick-your-own-apples!  www.belltownorchards.com; In North Granby, Lost Acres Orchard is the place to be Weekends 10am to 4pm.  www.lostacres.com; Roses's Berry Farm in Glastonbury is open Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm.  www.rosesberryfarm.com;