Dueling Pianos - Keys to the City at Caffe Bottega in New Haven is a great pick for your weekend entertainment. Friday and Saturday night, the bar features drink specials and dueling pianos. Watch the pianists go back and forth with everything from classic rock to your requests.
Hair of the Dog - Late night out drinking? Go back for some hair of the dog, and a little breakfast. The Half Door in Hartford has its Big Arse Kegs & Eggs Breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning. Need we say more?
Belly Laughs - Ha! Ha! Hartford! is back at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford. Tickets are between $18-$25. The show features comedians Joe DeVito, Billy Garan and Brian Kiley. Comedy and a bite to eat are a great first date - and there are tons of places you can go for grub in downtown Hartford.
Sell Out - Toad's Place in New Haven is bringing ska back to life. This weekend, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto and (Connecticut's own) Tip the Van will be there. Reel Big Fish made the mainstream more than a decade ago with its hit "Sell Out." We're pretty sure the show will be too, so make sure to get there early.
Latin Saturdays - Shake your booty on the dance floor of 6 Star Bar in Hartford. Saturday night brings an all-request DJ, $4 mojitos and $5 Long Island iced teas.
Old School Saturdays - Break it down to classic disco, '60s, '70s, and '80's at The Russell in Hartford this weekend. Some of the state's hottest DJs will be spinning away old school jams. Wear an old school costume and you might just win a door prize. There's no cover to get in.
Sweet Stuff - Here's a little Valentine's Day warm-up for you. Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook is hosting a fund-raiser called Chocolate to the Rescue! Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, and the money goes to the Red Cross. Once you're in, you'll enjoy rich and velvety chocolate desserts presented by some of Connecticut's premiere restaurants. On yeah, you'll get champagne to boot.
Taste History - Check out Tavern Night at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford. It's $30 for the general public - cheaper for members. They'll have tavern food, great drinks and some rocking live music. Afterward, you can try your hand at some 18th century games like Skittles, Captain's Mistress (excuse me??), and Shove Ha'penny. Reservations required.