What You're Doing This Weekend: April 17-19

Break out your best twang, and pull on those cowboy boots and hats.  We're going Country this weekend!  Yee-haw.  Or, whatever.

Kenny Chesney will be rocking the Mohegan Sun Arena Friday and Saturday nights with his hits like "Don't Happen Twice," "How Forever Feels" and "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy."  The country star has sold more concert tickets than anyone else in America ...but there are still tickets available for this weekend's shows which feature Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum.  Tickets range from $95-$125.

Maybe you're looking for something a little more low-key.  How about drinks and a movie?

We start with the drinks...

At Baci Grill in Cromwell, you can indulge in your favorite wines, at their Spring Wine Fest.  The evening includes tastings of a variety of reds and whites.  They also have dining stations featuring seafood, pastas and desserts.  It's only $37 a person, but you do need reservations, so plan ahead.

More of a beer drinker?

The Thomas Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield is opening its doors to you.  From 5-to-8 p.m. on Friday, you can get a tour of the brewery, get your own pint glass and drink all the beer you can (remember, "Friends don't let friends..."). 

And what's a good beer without some pizza?  We hear Harry's Bishop Corner provides the pie for $1 a slice. 

It's just $10 bucks at the door, and a portion of the proceeds will go to The Village, an organization that provides services to more than 5,000 children and families in the Greater Hartford Region each year.

Now that you're fed and watered, let's hit the movie theater!

There are plenty of movies opening this weekend sure to please the widest audiences. 

For fans of political thrillers, you've got Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck's new flick "State of Play." 

For all those tweens that can't get enough of Zac Efron, hit up "17 Again."  If you're too old to know who Efron is, Matthew Perry co-stars in the comedy.  And if you don't know who he is - don't go see this movie.

And if you're just looking to shut off your brain and watch stuff blow up (and let's face it who doesn't love a good explosion?) "Crank High Voltage," starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart will get your juices flowing.

Plus, we didn't even mention the Cherry Blossom Festival in New Haven's historic Wooster Square or Connecticut Day at Lyman Orchards! 

Now that you know what's going on, get out there and get you're weekend started on the right note!

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