Family Overnight- Your kids want to work with the whales when they grow up? Step one is an overnight. Pack the sleeping bags, pillows, and flashlights and head to Mystic Aquarium for an overnight adventure. The kids can play games and tour the exhibits, then sleep next to the sharks, clownfish, or octopus.
Make Noise- Are you the kind of person who slams around pots and pans while cooking? You'll love this one. STOMP is at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. It's the show where they use everything from tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans to brooms to make music.
Down the Lane- Bowling, anybody? Head over to Norwich Bowling and Entertainment Center to check out the P.B.A. Tournament. It's being broadcast live in ESPN all weekend, and attracts some of the best bowlers in the country.
Ancient Inspiration- Shen Yun Divine Performing Arts comes to life in Hartford this weekend. It's a show at The Bushnell that brings to life classical Chinese dance and music in a STUNNING show. Kids under 4 aren't allowed, but all of your other little ones will love it.
Fire Class- Bring the kids to The Instutute for American Indian Studies in Washington for a really cool class on Saturday. It's called Fire as a Tool, and shows how small, controlled fires and stone tools were used by Native Americans to make canoes. You'll also make your own wooden bowl or ladle.
The Laughter- Pauly Shore is performing at the Funny Bone in Manchester this weekend. You'll remember him from Encino Man, Son-in-Law, In the Army Now, Jury Duty, and Bio-Dome. His standup comedy is just a taste of what's to come in his new movie, Adoption.
Kids Show- Check out Tree Wise at the Hartford Children's Theater. It's the story of Reed, a young boy with Deaf parents. A very special tree helps him to teach his classmates (on the first day of school) about deaf culture. It's a heartwarming show for kids of all ages.
The 5 Miler- Head over to Madison for The Leprechaun 5 Miler, a road race celebrating the luck of the Irish. It's the 17th annual event, and this year features a new track along a historic route and some tasty refreshments.