Everything To Do In Hartford This Weekend 3/20-3/22


Happy first day of spring! Sure, it still feels like winter outside but rest assured brighter, greener days are ahead starting as early as Saturday with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Hartford. And just in case you need a wake up call, be sure to stop by Hartford Prints for free coffee and Irish soda bread just for wearing green. After partying in the streets in your best green outfit, head over to Theaterworks for the emotionally provocative production of Playing the Assassin based on the true story of NFL star Frank Baker. Frank Baker played in the NFL during its early years in 1930 for the Green Bay Packers. Known for his unique playing style, he and many others from the NFL’s early days paved the way for our modern game. Baker is one of the many players that NFL fans would love to have on their fantasy football team roster, and if he were around and playing the game now, there is no doubt that he would be one of the players fans would bet on when using the top online sportsbook sites. Before you show, get a taste of food and music at Playing with Food 3! at the Bushnell with the musicians of Hartford Symphony Orchestra. After Sunday brunch, enjoy more classical music from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the Wadsworth or head over to Playhouse on Park for tap dancing and live entertainment. Peruse the list below and tag your weekend adventures with #LetsGoArts on Instagram and Twitter.


Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: Saturday, March 21, 11AM-4PM

Where: Downtown Hartford

Dress in your best green attire and follow the St. Patrick’s Day parade from the Capitol to Main Street, culminating at Asylum.

Admission: www.irishamericanparade.com


Playing the Assassin [UA]

When: Saturday, March 21, 7:30PM

Where: TheaterWorks

Decades ago, NFL star Frank Baker was dubbed “The Assassin” for his brutal tackles. Inspired by a true story, this new play tackles the NFL’s thorniest issues: race, hero worship, violence and its repercussions.

Admission: www.theaterworkshartford.org


Playing with Food 3! [UA]

When: Saturday, March 21, 7:30PM

Where: The Bushnell

Bring your appetite and imagination as HSO blends its musical talents with some great culinary artists. Learn the secrets behind chefs’ unique dishes, their cooking tips, and the exciting music that inspires them.

Admission: $22.50 and up. www.thebushnell.org



On Angels’ Wings: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Beyond [UA]

When: Sunday, March 22, 2PM

Where: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will highlight Heaven and Earth in the Wad’s galleries through a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 Spring, Schoenfield’s Café Music, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

Admission: 860-244-2999. www.thewadsworth.org


Opening Night Stop/Time Dance Theater

When: Sunday, March 22, 2PM (through March 29)

Where: Playhouse on Park

The show consists of a variety of music-including original arrangements-dancing, and a live band. Includes talk back with the cast.

Admission: www.playhouseonpark.org