It's Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to summer. And you know what that means, jam-packed movie theaters and beaches.
So, instead getting sand in your shoes or waiting in line to see Christian Bale blow up robots, we've got some other ideas for your Memorial Day.
On Friday, one of the '90s biggest rock bands is popping into Connecticut.
The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are on sale for $39.50.
The Mystic Seaport is celebrating Memorial Day with their Lobster Days. All weekend (that means Monday too!) you can get your fill of butter-dribbling, shell-sucking, quintessentially-New England past-time of eating Lobster.
The lobster platters are served up picnic-style under Mystic Seaport's open-air Boat Shed, where diners can watch the boats cruising along the Mystic River.
The dinners can be purchased for $21 (single lobsters) or $37 (twin lobsters). You can also get a hot dog platter (for us land lovers) for $7. The dinner prices do not include admission to the Seaport (which is required). Proceeds from the Lobster Days will be distributed to local charities supported by the Rotary Club of Mystic.
The Indianapolis 500 is this weekend, but you don't need to leave Connecticut to see some first-class Racing.
Lime Rock Park in Lakeville is kicking off the summer season with a Memorial Day weekend packed with horsepower.
All weekend there will be racing in four different groups to satisfy your road racing cravings.
Tickets are as low as $10 and are no higher than $50. Find the weekend's full event schedule at by clicking right here.
Got a little "Idol" worship after this weeks "American Idol" finale?
Cook is on his first headline tour, and is making a stop at Toad's Place in New Haven. But if you want to see the show, you're going to have to get lucky. The shows are sold out, with only scattered tickets available at the door. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $25.
OK, back to Memorial Day.
Head to Wickham Park Saturday and Sunday for the Yankee Flyers Skyhoundz Dog & Disc Championship. You can enjoy all the sights that Wickham has to offer, plus you get to witness a 2-day pentathlon for dogs.
In Wethersfield this weekend, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is hosting a commemorative Revolutionary War Encampment. The event begins after the town's parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, the 5th Connecticut Regiment will put on their period attire and stage an authentic Revolutionary War Encampment complete with musket demonstrations, along with cooking and other traditions.