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October 31- November 2, 2014

Trick or Treatin’

Halloween weekend is finally here with plenty to do –so  have no fear. Let  your cauldron boil and bake and explore all the haunted happenings your heart can take. Start at the lively Spirits at Stowe: An Otherwordly Tour  at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford (Friday). Howl at the moon and gaze at the stars during the Trolley Astronomy Night in East Haven (Saturday). Or, fall under the spell of Al Jarreau at the Palace Theater in Stamford (Saturday).

It Pays To Get Older! At the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill. Pay rates equal to your birth year and get your second and third night at rates equal to your birth year. Happy birth year to you. First night: from $129, second and third night: rate equals your birth year (Born in 1948? Pay $48.)

More spooky treats:

Halloween Nighttime Canopy Tours - EMPOWER Leadership Sports and Adventure Center, Middletown 06457
Take a unique and freaky nighttime zip line adventure through the creepy, pitch black Laurel Brook Forest. The adventure features Halloween sound effects, music, costumes and more. Book online, space is limited (Friday-Sunday).

Halloween Trick or Treat – Olde Mistick Village, Mystic 06355
Come and see your fellow ghosts, goblins and fairies as you stroll from shop to shop. Merchants will hand out treats for the young ones (Friday).

Nightmare on Broad Street – Windsor Town Green, Windsor 06095
Enjoy a nightmarish evening on Halloween night on and around the Windsor Town Green on Broad Street. You'll find Dr. Doom and Bride of Doom, walk around the historic Town Green "trick-or-treating" (in costume) at local businesses, go on a hayride, sit on a bale of hay and watch Spookley the Square Pumpkin movie, have your picture taken with a Halloween Ghoul, and walk through a haunted grave yard (Friday).

Oktoberfest Jazz - Concert Hall at Visual and Performing Arts Center, Danbury 06810
Treat yourself to a show featuring Frankensax, with Andrew Beals conducting; the Western Connecticut State University Jazz Ensemble, with Jimmy Greene conducting; and the WCSU Jazz Orchestra, with Jamie Begian conducting (Friday).

Trick or Treat Night & Spooktacular Downtown, Putnam 06260
Give the children a safe and fun Halloween experience. Dozens of business owners line up and down Main Street and pass out handfuls of candy to the little ghosts and ghouls (Friday).

Lantern Tour of Plymouth Burying Ground – Plymouth Green, Plymouth 06782
Begin the tour with "spooky" music played on the pipe organ in the Plymouth Congregational Church, followed by a walk through the 1747 Burying Ground, where 38 soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried (Saturday).

These highlights represent just a sampling of the many exciting events taking place across Connecticut this weekend. For more information about these and other entertaining activities, use the Events Quick Search on the right side of the page.


This Weekend in Connecticut
October 31- November 2, 2014

October 31-November2 - "Spiritualism, Seances & Sam"
- The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, 06105. Time: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The exhibition examines the era's facination with the afterlife; the views of Mark Twain and his Hartford's neighbors on the subject and their involvement in the spiritualism movement; and period mourning practices. Admission: Free with museum admission. (860) 247-0998

October 31-November 2 - "Say Goodnight, Gracie" - The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main St., Ivoryton, 06442. Time: Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. This is the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian. George Burns, who spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history, is now miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning tour de force. Admission: Adults $42, seniors $37, students $20, children (12 and under) $15. (860) 767-7318

October 31-November 2 - "Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of World War II" -
Litchfield History Museum, 7 South St., Litchfield, 06759. Time: Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, the town of Litchfield was actively involved in war efforts from the start. The residents of Litchfield did whatever they could to show their patriotic zeal. Designed by some of the nation's most talented artists, these propaganda items appealed to the public's patriotic side, while others incorporated shocking anti-Germany imagery. Admission: Free with musuem admission. (860) 567-4501

October 31-November 2 – Pumpkins On The Point
- Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Two Bridge St., Old Saybrook, 06475. Time: Call. “Pumpkins On The Point” is a new festive Halloween celebration that honors New England’s favorite orange squash and traditional autumn staple. Weekend festivities include pumpkin-infused specialties served at Fresh Salt on Friday and Saturday with pumpkin-themed brunch offerings served on Sunday. Seasonal food, arts and craft items and treats will also be available for sale on the restaurant’s terrace throughout the weekend. Admission: Free. (860) 395-2000

November 1 – “So You Think You Can Dance”
- Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 29 Norwich-Westerly Road, Mashantucket, 06338. Time: 8 p.m. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2014 will include top-10 finalists. Admission: $45-$60. (800) 200-2882

November 1 – Tribute to Steely Dan & The Eagles
- Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, 06320. Time: 7 p.m. All 11 members of Hey Nineteen are musicians of the highest caliber. The band receives rave reviews for their “spot-on” interpretation of the Steely Dan Classics. Admission: Call for ticket information. (860) 444-73731

November 1-2 – Ski & Board Swap - Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort, 99 Powder Hill Rd, Middlefield, 06455. Time: Call for a schedule of events. One of the largest and best ski and board swap is back.  Bring your own gear to sell and get some great deals from local retailers. Admission: Call for ticket information. (860) 349-3454

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