Weekend According to Mike September 8th – 10th

***Join Lite 100.5  WRCH’s Leia from the morning show at SK Lavery Appliance in West Hartford Saturday 10am to noon for the first Nite of Lite Laughter Raffle Appearance!  This year you could win a flyaway for two to Los Angeles with air, hotel stay and a tour of Jay Leno’s Classic Car Garage OR a $5,000 Jordan’s Furniture gift certificate OR a Broadway package from the Bushnell and J Restaurant Bar.  Tickets are a $20 donation to the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital. The drawing will be on stage October 13th at the Bushnell****

MUSIC:

JOEY DEE AND THE STARLITERS plays in a FREE show at the Wolf Den Sunday at 8pm.  www.mohegansun.com or call 1-888-226-7711

Brantley Gilbert: The Devil Don’t Sleep Summer Tourplay the Xfinity Theater (The Meadows) in Hartford Saturday 7:00pm.  www.livenation.com

THEATER:

“Oklahoma!” is at the Goodspeed Opera House till September 23rd.  Tickets start at $28.  860-873-8668 or http://www.goodspeed.org

“Tea at Five” the story of Katherine Hepburn returns to the Nutmeg state to the CT Cabaret Theater in Berlin Fridays and Saturdays 8pm through September 23rd.  Kelly Broucher stars in this one woman show.  Tickets $30.  www.ctcabaret.com or 860-829-1248.

EVENT:

The Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital invites you to it’s 28th annual celebration for cancer survivors, family and friends. Join Lite 100.5 WRCH’s Chuck Taylor and Celebrate Life Saturday morning 9:30 to 11:30am at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The event is free but registration is required. call 1-855-HHC-HERE or go to HartfordHospital.org/events.

Fair season continues with this weekend!

HEBRON HARVEST FAIR, Sept. 7 to 10: Hebron Lions Fairgrounds, Route 85, 347 Gilead Road. Thursday 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday noon to midnight.; Saturday 9 a.m. to midnight.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; $6.50 on Thursday, $13 Friday through Sunday; seniors (65 and over) free before 4 p.m. on Friday; kids under 12 are free. Parking $5 (free before 5 p.m. Thursday and before 4 p.m. Friday). hebronharvestfair.org.

Norwalk Oyster Fest Live music, food booths, barbecue vendors, demos, crafts and competitions. And oysters, lots and lots of oysters. It’s all part of the Norwalk Oyster Festival at Veterans Park. $5 to $12 daily. seaport.org

Mystic Eats September 8-10 This annual food festival returns to downtown Mystic, featuring more than 25 vendors, including Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream, Mystic Pizza, Mint and others. Admission is free; food and drink are bought with tickets purchased at booths on site. mysticeats.com.

BETHLEHEM FAIR, Sept. 8 to 10: 384 Main St. North. Friday 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $9 adults; $7 seniors (65 and older) Saturday and Sunday only; free for children under 12; three-day pass is $18. bethlehemfair.com.

NORTH HAVEN FAIR, Sept. 7 to 10: North Haven Fairgrounds, 290 Washington Avenue. Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday 3 to 11 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; $5 Thursday, $10 Friday through Sunday, seniors $5 (Sunday only), kids under 12 are free. Parking is free. northhaven-fair.com.

WAPPING FAIR, Sept. 7 to 10: 75 Brookfield St., South Windsor. Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free Thursday; adults and kids over 57 inches $8; seniors (65+) and military with ID $4; kids under 57 inches free; $1 off with donation of non-perishable food item Sunday. wappingfair.org.

OPEN FAIR DAY September 9th, 11 farms around Granby open their doors for behind the scenes tours and demonstrations on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Map and schedule: granbyag.org.

Folk Fest and Green Expo Saturday September 9th Livingston Taylor is among the performers at the Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo at Edgerton Park in New Haven. There will be food and and family-friendly activities. Free admission. ctfolk.com.

Real Ale Festival Saturday, Sept. 9, to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. New England breweries create casks of Real Ale for the occasion with one minor stipulation: their brew must include an ingredient from Noah Webster’s 18th century garden. Tickets purchased through Sept. 8 are $45. Tickets purchased at the door are $50. Designated drivers are $20. Proceeds benefit the museum’s educational mission. noahwebsterhouse.org.

PRIDEFEST 2017 Thousands of members of the LGBT community and their friends and family are expected for this fun-filled festival from noon to 6 p.m. on Pratt Street. Free, all ages welcome. hartfordpride.com

Simsbury Septemberfest September 8th-10th Country music and fireworks on Friday kick off a three-day family festival at The Simsbury Meadows Performing Art Center, followed by a Family Day Saturday and an Oktoberfest Sunday. $5 admission covers all three days. Free parking. Join all your friends and neighbors at Simsbury simsburymeadowsmusic.com

Drink that you May Live is a new Ancient Glass exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery now through November 12th.  View over 130 pieces of ancient glass, some near 3,000 years old including cups, bowls, pitchers, flasks, bottles, cosmetic vials, jars and more.  The oldest pieces date back to Egypt from the 2nd millennium!  www.artgallery.yale.edu

Enjoy Creepy Tales at the Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford Fridays and Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, & 9pm. Reservations required.  Tickets $25.  Museum Members $20.  $17 for children.  860-247-0998 or http://www.tickets.vendini.com

Are you ready to try Yoga?  Yoga in the City takes place every day except Friday in Hartford for FREE!  The Vasu Tribe Studio of Hartford offers free outdoor Yoga weeknights at 5:30 Monday & Wednesday in Bushnell Park, Tuesday and Thursdays in Elizabeth Park. Saturday in Pope Park and Sunday in Colt Park are at 10am.  All levels welcome now through October 9th.

Catch a great new exhibit “Yankees-Red Sox” at the Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main Street, Waterbury.  News clippings, ticket stubs, action shots, hats, bats, uniforms and a copy of the Babe Ruth Contract from the Sox to the Yanks, a piece of the Green Monster and a seat from original Yankee Stadium.   The exhibit runs through November 12th.  www.mattuckmuseum.org

Take a spin on the Bushnell Carousel at Bushnell Park in Hartford for just $1. Saturday and Sundays 11am to 5pm.   860-585-5411 or http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org

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