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The Weekend According to Mike for February 8-10, 2013

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Bon Jovi (Courtesy of AEG Live)

Bon Jovi (Courtesy of AEG Live)

MUSIC:

Bon Jovi performs on Saturday at  8:00pm at Mohegan Sun.  Go to www.mohegansun.com

Bill Medley performs on Friday at 8:00pm at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den.  Go to www.mohegansun.com

THEATER:

ANDREW DICE CLAY takes the stage on Saturday at 8:00 PM at the Foxwoods Fox Theater.  Go to www.foxwoods.com

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! is at the Toyota Oakdale Theater on Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. Go to http://www.livenation.com

Lord of the Dance created by Michael Flatley is at the Toyota Oakdale Theater on Sunday at 7:00 PM. Go to http://www.livenation.com

The Rat Pack Show is on Friday at 8:00pm at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.  Experience this critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production, which includes exciting new arrangements of the classic songs everyone knows and loves. Go to www.palacetheaterct.org

Breath & Imagination is at Hartford Stage this weekend! Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave, Roland discovered his voice as a young boy singing spirituals in church. This play chronicles his amazing journey from a plantation in Georgia, to singing before kings and queens in Europe. Go to http://www.hartfordstage.org

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at the Warner Theater in Torrington this weekend.   http://www.warnertheatre.org

January Joiner: A Weight Loss Horror is at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven  this weekend! Alternately hilarious, moving and chilling, this new comedy shows us that what appears in the mirror isn’t always what it seems. http://longwharf.org

Moonlight and Magnolias plays the Playhouse On Park in West Hartford  this weekend. A play set during the Golden Age of Hollywood that follows some of the greatest filmmakers in the business at the time while they write the screenplay of “Gone With The Wind.” Production of the movie has been shut down and these men only have 5 days to get the job done. Go to http://playhouseonpark.org

Almost, Maine’ is at Theater Works in Hartford now through March 3rd. This comedy is about falling in and out of love. For more information visit theaterworkshartford.org or call 860-527-7838

Hot Chocolate Soul is at the Bushnell in Hartford on Friday at 9pm. A presentation of June Archer and Eleven 28 Entertainment Group, Hot Chocolate Soul is a delicate balance between music, comedy and poetry – the ultimate performance showcase.  The show is located in the Autorino Great Hall of The Bushnell.  Tickets are on sale now. Please note that listed prices do not include applicable fees. Ticket Prices are subject to change without notice.  For more information, please call 860-987-6000.  http://www.bushnell.org/

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is at the  Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on Sunday at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Who said you can’t train cats?! Don’t miss your chance to see the world famous troupe, featuring Gregory Popovich and his cast of jugglers, clowns, 14 house cats, 12 dogs, 10 doves, and 6 white mice. This family-oriented blend of unique comedy, juggling skills, and performing pets will have you perched on the edge of your seat. Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Children (860) 486-4226

EVENTS:

The Willimantic Chocolate Festival 2013 is this weekend om Main Street.  Enjoy a Chocolate Chip Stroll featuring Willimantic Downtown merchants; a Chocolate Cake Baking Contest; the Chocolate Lovers’ Soiree, and the Cupid Shuffle. For more information visit romanticwillimantic.org or call 860-450-1794

Whether you’re on a date, or just spending time with friends, you’ll enjoy the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing class at Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s educational, fun, and there’s lots of yummy wine and food.

Have some Winter Fun with Fondue and Wine in Woodbury at Walker Road Vineyards this weekend. Taste three of the Northeast’s best cheeses blended together to create the perfect fondue, then pair with wines from the vineyard. For a special treat, the celebration will also include a chocolate fondue. Call for times (203) 263-0769

The Eastern States Ski Jumping Championship is at  Satre Ski Hill this weekend in Salisbury.  Call for schedule. Don’t miss a weekend full of excitement with Olympic level competition on the 55 meter jump. The Satre Ski Hill, is the site of the oldest ski jumping program in the nation, built in 1926.  Call  (860) 435-0019

The Chinese Arts Festival is in  Downtown New Haven on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. In celebration of the “Year of the Snake”, enjoy a family friendly day-long festival offering cultural programs for adults and children. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove and Trumbull. Other locations are Luce Hall, New Haven Museum and Yale-China Association. Admission: Free (203) 432-3427

It’s Pirate Day at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall on Saturday from  8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Arghh mate! Dress up in your best pirate garb and see if you can find the hidden treasures all over the mountain. Find a piece of hidden treasure and win a prize from the giant treasure chest. Admission: Call for pricing. (800) 895-5222

Being a diva has never been more divine at Mohegan Sun’s Diva Fridays! Bring your girlfriends for a glamorous night out with exclusive shopping and dining deals, fabulous festivities at MIST, live entertainment and more. Now through 2/22.

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