<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:53 -0500 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Winterfest Hartford Opens Black Friday]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:03:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/winterfestbushnell112312.jpg
With Connecticut’s first big snowfall approaching, winter festivities are kicking off in Hartford.]]>
<![CDATA[Idina Menzel To Perform at Mohegan Sun]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:31:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/idina+menzel_1200.jpg
Broadway and film star, Idina Menzel, is scheduled to perform at Mohegan Sun on July 11, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Find the Perfect Present: Gift Guide 2014]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gift-guide-promo2.jpg
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Our guide will help you find unique present ideas for everyone on your shopping list.
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<![CDATA[Black Friday 2014 Details]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:55:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/black+friday3.JPG
This year, retailers across America will start their sales on Thanksgiving afternoon. And in many cases, those sales will keep going for days.

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<![CDATA["Laurel and Hardy" Fan Club Meets in Enfield]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:31:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/movie+theater+generic+RESIZED.jpg
For film buffs and fans of old school comedy, a “Laurel and Hardy” fan club meeting might be right up your alley.]]>
<![CDATA[Criss Angel Pulls Off Houdini Death Escape at Foxwoods]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:37:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Criss+Angel+1200.jpg
Criss Angel was suspended upside down with a 50-pound weight hanging from a noose around his neck today as throngs of fans stood watching outside Foxwoods Casino.

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<![CDATA[Deals and Free Stuff on Veterans Day ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:04:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Veterans_Day_generic_Image+1200.jpg
On Tuesday, we honor veterans and several businesses are offering freebies or discounts to those who serve in the military.]]>
<![CDATA["Frozen" Ice Palace Opens at Westfarms Mall]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:27:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/frozen+westfarms+ice+palace.jpg
A visit with Santa at the Westfarms Mall will have a decidedly Frozen feel this year.

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<![CDATA[George Takei Coming to UConn]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:07:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP192376853935.jpg
George Takei is heading to UConn and will appear at the Joegensen Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Must Haves for Fall Fashion]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Must_Haves_for_Fall_Fashion_1200x675_349976131934.jpg
The season is changing and here are some tips for what's hot this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Joins "Cronut" Craze]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:26:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/cronut-dunkin-donuts.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts introduces their new item, the Croissant Donut, and joins the "Cronut" craze.

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<![CDATA[Join Us for A Halloween Party in Hartford on Thursday]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
Wear your best costume and come celebrate Halloween with us at NIXS at 40 Front Street in Hartford on Thursday, October 30.

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<![CDATA[Check Out "Nature's Best Photography"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:23:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1GrandPrize_TinManLee%281%29+copy.jpg
Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibition showcases 60 large-format prints of this year's most breathtaking nature photography.

Photo Credit: Tin Man Lee]]>
<![CDATA[Why You May Spot Teal Pumpkins This Halloween]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:36:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Halloween can be challenging for kids who have food allergies. However, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has started a new campaign called the “Teal Pumpkin Project” which aims to make the...
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<![CDATA[Renee Zellweger's Connecticut Estate's on the Market]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:48:43 -0500 back in the news and so is her Pomfret, Connecticut estate. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest, according to E!. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Zellweger's renovated pad, which is the next property to leave her real estate portfolio. View the listing.]]> back in the news and so is her Pomfret, Connecticut estate. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest, according to E!. Click through the photo gallery to take a tour of Zellweger's renovated pad, which is the next property to leave her real estate portfolio. View the listing.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP308970728575.jpg
Renee Zellweger is back in the news and her Pomfret, Connecticut, state is on the market again. The property had been listed with Coldwell Banker, but now it's listed for $1.6 million LandVest...

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<![CDATA[Psychic Medium Matt Fraser Holds Local Events]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Psychic_Medium_Matt_Fraser_Holds_Local_Events_1200x675_346353219875.jpg
Matt Fraser, a psychic medium, is on tour and has some live events at Manchester Community College, in Derby and at Foxwoods.]]>
<![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:47:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-177531910.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[New Haven to Host Wine Tasting, Shopping Event]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:20:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wine-glass-generic.jpg
The city of New Haven will host “Flights of Fancy” on Thursday, a special wine tasting and shopping event at The Shops at Yale.]]>
<![CDATA[Johnny Damon Coming to Hartford]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:04:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Phillies-Should-Consider-Johnny-Damon.jpg
Johnny Damon is part of a small group to win World Series with both the Red Sox and Yankees, and he is coming to Hartford this week for a YMCA fundraising event.

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<![CDATA[Halloween Events ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/halloween_generic.jpg
There are several Halloween events across the state.

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<![CDATA[Trail of Terror]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:19:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Trail+of+Terror+Photo+Edited.jpg
The Trail of Terror, an outdoor haunted attraction, in Wallingford is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Sundays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Nov. 1.

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<![CDATA[Goldy's Serves Last Breakfasts ]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:25:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goldyslastdays101014.jpg
A New London favorite is serving its last breakfasts Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[Chick-fil-a Opens First Connecticut Site]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/175*120/10814+Chick+fil+A+5.JPG
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<![CDATA[Thousands Expected at Hartford Marathon]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:17:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+marathon+start.jpg
Thousands of runners will be heading to Hartford this weekend for the Hartford Marathon.

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<![CDATA[Storms Don't Stop Lines at New Chick-fil-A]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:19:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/10814+Chick+Fil+A+Edited.jpg
Storms on Wednesday morning didn't stop people from lining up outside the first Connecticut Chick-fil-A in Brookfield 24 hours in advance.]]>
<![CDATA[Get Your Apple Fritters! Southington Festival Reopens.]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:16:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/appleyapple.jpg
After rain closed Southington's Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sunday brings sunshine as two-weekend festival reopens.

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<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Opens in Brookfield Next Week]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:13:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/185*120/chick-149652889.jpg
Chick-fil-A will be opening its first stand-alone restaurant in Connecticut in Brookfield on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Dress Like a Zombie and Head to Putnam]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:09:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Flash-Mob-Walking-Dead-Escape-1.jpg
First Fridays, a weekly celebration series in Putnam, Connecticut, offers arts, cuisine and shopping to residents and visitors. But this week, people are being asked to “Stroll your decaying body across...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA[National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:45:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/514727145.jpg
The start of the work week can be rough, but many coffee shops are offering free or inexpensive cups of coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day. Find out where you can get a discount on a your daily dose...

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<![CDATA[Iggy Azalea Comes to Foxwoods ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:43:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455835408.jpg
Female rap star Iggy Azalea is set to perform on Sunday evening at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket.

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<![CDATA[Record Turnout Expected at 5K Race in Madison]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:42:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/running+generic.jpg
Madison's annual Denali Run the Gantlet race is expecting a record turnout Sunday, and an extra heat is being added to accommodate more runners.]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Survive Zombies]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/zombie-generic.jpg
You can learn just about anything at your local library, including how to survive a zombie apocalypse.]]>
<![CDATA[Hundreds of Bikers Compete in Connecticut Cycling Festival]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/92114+Connecticut+Cycling+Festival+Edited.jpg
Hundreds of bicyclists are racing in the Connecticut Cycling Festival in Hartford Sunday.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:28:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/87992859.jpg
It's National Cheeseburger Day! If you are a burger connoisseur, you know there are many places to grab a mouthwatering, juicy cheeseburger in Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Fondue “Dipping Grill” to Open at Mohegan Sun ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:10:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheesefondue14.jpg
The Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino will soon have another dining option available for guests.

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<![CDATA[Middletown Dance Team Wins National Championship]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:11:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cafferys+Dance+and+Gymnastics+School+Edit.jpg
A Connecticut team won That's Entertainment's national dance competition in early August at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Caffery's Dance and Gymnastics School ]]>
<![CDATA[2 Chick-fil-A Sites Open in October]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:45:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ChikFilABrookfieldEDIT.jpg
Chick-fil-A broke ground on its first Connecticut restaurant Tuesday.
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<![CDATA[New Restaurant Opening at Mohegan Sun]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:13:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cheesefondue14.jpg
A new restaurant will open its doors at Mohegan Sun by the end of 2014.

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<![CDATA[North Pole Express Tickets Go on Sale]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:11:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Essex+steam+train.jpg
It's time to order tickets for the North Pole Express.]]>
<![CDATA[Norwalk Boat Show to Take to the Waters]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:21:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Norwalk+boat+show_fixed.jpg
Norwalk Cove Marina will soon be even more of a boater's paradise as the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show takes to the waters Sept. 18 to 21.

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<![CDATA[BrewFest Comes to Mohegan Sun in October]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:41:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mohegan+Sun+Brewfest.jpg
If your mouth starts watering over the thought of a good beer, keep your schedule open for the weekend of Oct. 4, reach out to some friends and plan to head to Mohegan Sun.

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<![CDATA[ Coast Guard Band to Play Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture' at Concert]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:21:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fort+trumbull+beach.jpg
The United States Coast Guard is tuning their trumpets and warming up the woodwinds for a concert in New London later Sunday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Wicked High, Wicked Fast, Wicked Cyclone]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:37:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/wicked+cyclone1_0.jpg
If you like things that go wicked high and wicked fast, you’ll be excited about the “Wicked Cyclone.”

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<![CDATA[Happy Dog Day!]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:49:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/9ade6151ed3a49cb83eccdd7e4c90c89.jpg
We asked for your dog photos and, doggone, did you deliver!]]>