The Spoken Word- It's the Monday Night Love Jones Experience at The Russell in Hartford. We're talking about smooth poetry - yours and everyone else's - backed by a live band. With no cover and reasonably priced food to boot, it's romance on the cheap.
On the BIG Screen- Madagascar 2 is at the IMAX at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. We're talking about the sweeping vistas of Africa... shown in animation. The kids will love the comedy, mom will love the detail, and dad will love the killer surround sound system.
Stir-crazy Solution- Kids on break driving you nuts? Bring them to School Vacation at Gillette Castle State Park. It's $5 for parents and kids over 13, cheaper if they're younger. You get to tour the medieval-like castle and take part in programs like tracking, a scavenger hunt, and arts & crafts.