What You're Doing This Weekend - Apr. 3-5 - NBC Connecticut

What You're Doing This Weekend - Apr. 3-5

Folksy-fun music on Friday, an "Odd" ball and hip-hoppers on Saturday, and a nice Sunday morning brunch! We love you, weekend.



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    The band Yarn is spinning on Friday night in Manchester.

    Oh, weekend, how we’ve missed you. 

    We’re kicking it off at the Main Pub with some live alt-country music.  It’s sort of funky, folksy, hillbilly, and gosh darn enjoyable.  Girls Guns and Glory (which is a little more country) and Yarn (which is a little less), are hitting the stage.  Yarn, a newish group out of Brooklyn, got this rave review in Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange Review (one of our favorite reads, btw):

    "Hot diggety, this is one cool, swingin', bluegrassy, country, honky-tonked quintet!"

    Listen to Yarn's music here and Girls Guns and Glory here (note the no comma between Girls Guns… hmmm…).

    The Main Pub’s music site is here.

    The big attraction going on this weekend in Hartford is the Trinity Hip-Hop Fest.  This is the fourth year, and this little festival that could really can now.  They’re drawing in talent from across the globe – Somalians next to Zimbabweans, Haitians and U.K.’ers – to not just perform, but actually delve into the industry.

    See who will be around, here.  And the schedule here.

    Saturday night’s also The Odd Ball at Real Art Ways.  Costumes, disguises and body paint, oh my!  Read more in this article on NBCConnecticut.com.

    And then Sunday morning, how about a nice drive along the shoreline?  For brunch.  Ahh, how brunch can make any drive seem reasonable.

    Now normally, I like to keep some of my new favorite places to myself, so they don’t draw an outrageous crowd.  But… This place is a great find.

    Cranberries, in the Indian Neck section of Branford has a great brunch, including Sweet Potato Pancakes with Blueberries.  Go back and read that again.  Yes, delicious sounding, eh?  And I really like the fact that a meat or side comes with most of the breakfasts.  None of this “side order” business.  They’re a part of the meal! 

    Now that you know about it, you’re welcome to go.  Just save me a seat, please.

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