10 Things to do in Hartford this Weekend 6/26-6/28

Hair at Playhouse on Park
HAIR at Playhouse on Park. Photo via Playhouse on Park.

Happy weekend! Greater Hartford arts and cultural events are in full swing this summer with many supported by our United Arts Campaign (that means these events were made possible by YOU! Pat yourself on the back!). On the agenda this week are some of my personal favorites including HAIR, a musical for the hippie at heart playing at Playhouse on Park, and the very sassy and hilarious Kinky Boots playing through Sunday at The Bushnell. Free movies in the park are back courtesy of the City of Hartford, and you’ll want to bring plenty of sweets because Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is playing at Bushnell Park tonight. Scroll through for the full list and tag us on Instagram with #LetsGoArts with your weekend explorations.


Musical: HAIR [UA]

When: Friday, June 26, 7:30PM (through July 19)

Where: Playhouse on Park

Get your tickets to the groovy Tony-award winning HAIR, a worldview-shattering musical that, upon its initial premiere, delivered social commentary with a punch that remains relevant to this day. Learn more.

Admission: $15-$45. www.playhouseonpark.org

Moon over Buffalo [UA]

When: Friday, June 26, 8PM

Where: Little Theatre of Manchester

Little Theatre of Manchester presents its third show in the 2015 season with the hilarious farce Moon Over Buffalo, written by Ken Ludwig. Learn more.

Admission: $19-$24. www.littletheatreofmanchester.org

Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

When: Friday, June 26, 6:30PM-9:30PM

Where: Bushnell Park

Join Mayor Segarra and the City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs (MECA) Division for the Hartford Parks Free Movies After Dark screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory in Bushnell Park.

Admission: Free. www.bushnellpark.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by New Britain Youth Theater [UA]

When: Friday, June 26, 7PM-9PM

Where: New Britain Museum of American Art

Join fireflies and fairies for an evening under the stars (or afternoon under the clouds) as talented teen actors perform this enchanting play on the Museum’s lawn. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on, and make your own fairy gear with Museum educators 30 minutes prior to each performance. Learn more.

Admission: Free. Suitable for all ages. www.nbmaa.org


Kinky Boots [UA]

When: Saturday, June 27, 7:30PM (through June 28)

Where: The Bushnell

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Admission: $21-$50. www.bushnell.org

Good People [UA]

When: Saturday, June 27, 7:30PM

Where: TheaterWorks

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Admission:$15-$65. 860-527-7838. www.theaterworkshartford.org

Farm to Street Dinner

When: Saturday, June 27, 6PM-10PM

Where: Pratt Street

Hosted by Hartford Prints!, ON20, and Hartford Food System, Farm to Street Dinner is a pop-up community event celebrating our city and our streets. Local fare, culture, and industry will meet on one of Hartford’s most interesting blocks for a farm-to-street outdoor dinner.

Admission: www.hartfordprints.com/farmtostreet


Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

When: Sunday, June 28, 12PM-4PM

Where: Butler-McCook House & Garden

Visit the Butler-McCook House & Garden & walk through the Historic Jacob Weidenmann Garden that was installed by Eliza Butler McCook & her sister Mary in 1865. Learn more.

Admission: Free; regular admission applies for house tours. www.ctlandmarks.org

A Celebration of Art & Culture in Asylum Hill – Artisan Marketplace

When: Sunday, June 28, 12PM-4PM

Where: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

This summer, The Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association presents a month long festival celebrating the creativity and diversity of the Asylum Hill community. Learn more.

Admission: Free. www.harrietbeecherstowe.org

The Travelers Champion

When: Sunday, June 28, 10AM

Where: TPC River Highlands, 1 Golf Club Rd, Cromwell

The Travelers Champion is the first PGA Tour event of the season in the Northeast. Top golfers from around the world will be attending including Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia and reigning champion Kevin Streelman. Learn more.

Admission: $32-$42; kids under 15 are free. www.travelerschampionship.com

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