8 Things to do in Greater Hartford this Weekend 6/10 – 6/12

blue man group the bushnell
Blue Man Group. Photo via The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

Counting down the minutes until Friday?! There’s an exciting line-up of cultural events this weekend available in the Greater Hartford area. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity during the day or a late night theater performance- we have just what you’re looking for! Start scrolling to fill up your weekend!

  1. Blue Man Group, The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

Blue Man Group is a “comedy, theater, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one”! Don’t miss this wildly popular phenomenon while they’re performing at the Bushnell from June 10th-June 12th.  And don’t worry- ponchos are available to those sitting in the “Splash Zone”! Visit bushnell.org for available show times and tickets!

  1. Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dali, New Britain Museum of Art

Does Alice Through the Looking Glass have you hoping to fall down the rabbit hole? NBMAA’s current exhibition features prints by world-renown surrealist, Salvador Dali, including his rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The exhibit runs through August 23rd and is included with museum admission.

  1. Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents An American in Paris: World Winds, The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s final show of the season is a whirlwind international tour of sights and sounds featuring the woodwind section. Including pieces from George Gershwin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Osvaldo Golijov, the show runs from June 9th to June 12th. Visit bushnell.org for show times and ticket information!

  1. Juneteenth Family Day, The Wadsworth Atheneum

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Join the Amistad Center for Art & Culture on Saturday, June 11th from 10AM-4PM to commemorate such an important moment in history at no cost! Also worth noting, Jubilation! Juneteenth Celebration Gala is scheduled for the following Saturday, June 18th! Visit amistadcenter.org/juneteenth for full details!

  1. The Hartt School Community Division presents The Red Shoes, Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford

The Red Shoes is a ballet that takes place in 1929 New York City on the eve of the stock market crash. Based loosely off the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale of the same name, The Red Shoes tells the tale of a young shop girl dreaming of a better future. Featuring a newly created score with live piano, recorded music, and new compositions, this is a performance you won’t want to miss! Contact the University Box Office for tickets!

  1. Secrets of the Veeder House Tour, Connecticut Historical Society

In 1928 when Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures and farm land, Curtis Veeder built a grand home in Hartford, Connecticut which included the extravagance of an elevator, central vacuum and even an indoor carwash! Unlock the secrets of the Veeder House with a 45 minute tour to learn more about the house’s history and the historical West End neighborhood it’s located in.

  1. Clybourne Park, Little Theatre of Manchester

A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this Tony-award winning and Pulitzer-prize winning provocative play addresses the racial progression of a Chicago neighborhood. Running June 10th-26th,  get your tickets while you can!

  1. American Masterpiece Tours, New Britain Museum of Art

This one-hour tour chronicles three centuries of NBMAA’s masterpieces and provides an entertaining overview of the permanent collection, ranging from Colonial portraiture to today’s modern pieces. Led by a Docent, this tour takes place on Sunday, June 12th from 1:00-2:00 PM and is free with museum admission.

To stay updated with cultural events occurring in the Greater Hartford Area, regularly visit our Cultural Calendar at letsgoarts.org!

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