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THE CANNABIS SHOW
Sep
15
to Sep 16

THE CANNABIS SHOW

WORK. PLAY. LEARN. SUCCEED.

WHETHER YOU’RE A CANNABIS EXPERT LOOKING TO EXPAND A SERIOUS BUSINESS OR A CANNABIS-FRIENDLY CITIZEN CURIOUS ABOUT THIS NEW SECTOR - THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU AT THAT CANNABIS SHOW.

UNLIKE TRADITIONAL TRADE SHOWS THAT ONLY FOCUS ON EXECUTING DEALS, WE BLEND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WITH COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF A HEALTHY AND INCLUSIVE CANNABIS SECTOR.

BY WIDENING OUR SCOPE, THAT CANNABIS SHOW OFFERS EXHIBITORS THE CHANCE TO CONNECT WITH NEW AND UNTAPPED MARKETS WHILE PROVIDING AN ACCESSIBLE AND FRIENDLY SPACE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE INDUSTRY TO EXPLORE, LEARN AND CONNECT TO A BUDDING COMMUNITY. 

FIND YOUR TRIBE. CREATE YOUR BLISS. 

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RETROWORLD EXPO 2018
Sep
8
to Sep 9

RETROWORLD EXPO 2018

  • CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Retroworld Expo, CT’s Original Video Gaming Convention will be held Sept 8-9 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.  As always our show will be filled with vendors\exhibitors, freeplay console & arcade gaming, tabletop, tournaments, cosplay, guests and much much more!

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PARKVILLE BLOCK PARTY
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

PARKVILLE BLOCK PARTY

What happens when the Parkville Community gets together? We party with a purpose!!

Come out on the last Saturday of the Summer to be surrounded by community, creators, innovators, movers & shakers and Hartford Hopefuls as we celebrate the organic growth of Parkville. Over the last few years, we as a creative community have seen tremendous growth amongst ourselves and now we want to connect, extend our branches and link arms with communities around us who share the same vision for positive change in the city.

Come partake in this FREE EVENT! Experience Art, Music, Food and Entertainment going on all day long featuring ALL of your local favorites all in ONE PLACE! 

56 Arbor Street:
10-4 - Bohemian Tag Sale at Tainted Inc
10:30 - Free Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga & Flower Crown Making with Vasu Studio: Yoga + Organic Spa
11-4 - Open Door at Arbor Arts Center
2-9 - Open Door at Real Art Ways
4-8 - Photography Classes at Arbor Light Studio with The Photo Plug(Registration Required www.thephotoplug.com/mike-marques)
7-Midnight - Underwood After Party!
7-9 - Early Bird Social Club Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
9-Midnight - Cultura Negrita

30 Arbor Street:
1-5 - Open Tours at Hartford Flavor Company
5-Midnight - Tastings & Cocktails at Hartford Flavor Company

1429 Park Street:
12-10 - Open Door at Hog River Brewing Co.
4-7 - Saturday Special! KNOW GOOD Market

1477 Park Street: 
4-7 - Open Door at Parkville Sounds

50 Bartholomew Avenue:
12-6 - Open Door at The Dirt Salon
4-7 - Tea Tastings at Ritual Earth Tea
 

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TERRIFICON
Aug
17
to Aug 19

TERRIFICON

TERRIFCON RETURNS! Bigger than ever! CT’s #1 Comic Con! 

Started in 2012 by lifelong comic book fan Mitch Hallock, Connecticut-based Big Fedora Marketing, LLC, has produced and organized 9 fan-favorite events in our home state! TerrifiCon 2018 will be the 6th one we’ve done at Mohegan Sun since 2015! 

This year we move into the all-new, giant-sized Mohegan Sun Expo Center - the largest center of its kind in New England! TERRIFICON - Connecticut's Largest, Independently-run, Terrific Comic Con - will be back on August 17-19, 2018 in Uncasville, Connecticut - better and now BIGGER than ever before. 

Join us for THREE (3) full days of fun, COMIC BOOKS and their CREATORS, collectibles, cosplay, cool guests from TV/movies, video/tabletop gaming, and a nightlife that cannot be beat! 

Plus, this year we are teaming up with the folks at AW YEAH COMICS to make a new interactive kids area. Plus we will have a CTGAMERCON section — it’s a couple of cons within a con! Its 3 cons in one! All for less than $30 a ticket and kids 10 and under get in FREE with a paying adult! 

See why fans, top comic book artists and writers come to the home of comic fandom in the Nutmeg State. TERRIFICON has hosted legendary creators like Roy Thomas to Scott Snyder! Plus, TERRIFICON attracts big stars that fans know and love like filmmaker Kevin Smith to Oscar nominated actors like Chazz Palmiterri. 

Tickets start at just $26.75 and kids 10 and under get in FREE! FREE PARKING too!

There’s a lot of COMIC CONS out there... but there’s only ONE terrific one! TERRIFICON! 
 

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FLORIDA SUPER CON
Jul
12
to Jul 15

FLORIDA SUPER CON

Supercon is the LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida! Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Supercon is for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, and more. Dress up in costume or come as you are for this family friendly event.

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COMICONN
Jun
30
to Jul 1

COMICONN

Join ComiCONN for its 9th show at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on June 30th & July 1st, 2018. Kick off the summer in a BIG way at the premier resort destination in the Northeast and the largest resort casino in North America!

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TRINITY INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP FESTIVAL
Apr
6
to Apr 7

TRINITY INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP FESTIVAL

  • 300 Summit Street Hartford, CT, 06106 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival is an annual event at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Each year, the festival brings together hip hop artists, academics, activists and fans from dozens of countries to perform, share and teach.

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CT GAMER CON
Mar
24
to Mar 25

CT GAMER CON

CT's biggest game convention and video game competition returns on March 24-25, 2018 to Mohegan Sun. Video games! Pinball! Board games! Magic the Gathering! Toy and Game Deakers! Cosplay! Live Music! 

Only $20 and kids 10 and under get in FREE! Plus FREE parking! All at the MOHEGAN SUN in Uncasville, CT

#gamer #cosplay #music #tabletop

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CROSSING CREATIVE BORDERS: THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

CROSSING CREATIVE BORDERS: THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL

Come out and be a part of the “Journey” Support for our Fundraising Event.#BreakTheCycle

All proceeds To Benefit AkeemSpeaks LLC A Leadership Journey service trip to South Africa

There will be live performances by local artists and Vending from local entrepreneurs

Saturday December 16th

The Ecospace 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford,CT 06105

$5-$25 suggested donation strongly encouraged

The main objective is for students to gain a global view of civic engagement. To gain cultural awareness specific to our host country or state, and to challenge conceptions of identity as it relates to gender, socioeconomic status, and other societal "norms". 

We are establishing a mindset among the youth that no matter their background they have the ability to determine their future outcomes and are able to reach and exceed their potential. Additionally, we help cultivate methods on breaking the cycle. 

For questions contact Akeem Lloyd (akeemspeaks2@gmail.com) Justin Coleman (justink.coleman@yahoo.com) or Ayesha Clarke (clarke.ayesha@yahoo.com) 


Where does my donation go?

Here is a breakdown of the monetary amounts which we have estimated based on our previous trip:
$3500= Full estimated expenses of one student
$1200= Travel Expense of one student (airfare)
$700= Covers the housing cost for one student
$220= Covers total meal cost for one student (Breakfast, lunch, or dinner)
$200= Covers cultural experience cost for one student
$20= cost of one daily student meal

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WINTERFEST MARKET
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

WINTERFEST MARKET

In collaboration The IQuilt Plan, the Bushnell Park Foundation, & Breakfast Lunch & Dinner are very excited to invite you to the Winterfest Market. Bringing together artisans and crafts for great holiday shopping at the Pump House of Bushnell Park for during the ice skating at Winterfest. 

The Winterfest Market is from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on December 14th and 15th.

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WINTERFEST MARKET
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

WINTERFEST MARKET

In collaboration The IQuilt Plan, the Bushnell Park Foundation, & Breakfast Lunch & Dinner are very excited to invite you to the Winterfest Market. Bringing together artisans and crafts for great holiday shopping at the Pump House of Bushnell Park for during the ice skating at Winterfest. 

The Winterfest Market is from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on December 14th and 15th.

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BOSTON SOUTHCOAST COMIC CON AND ANIME FEST
Dec
9
to Dec 10

BOSTON SOUTHCOAST COMIC CON AND ANIME FEST

The Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Anime Fest is a family friendly entertainment event featuring all things that appeal to fans of Comics, Collectibles, Movies, Television, Video Games, Cosplay, Personal Experiences, Nerd, Geek, Anime and Pop Culture.

Our focus is on the family and fans who are young at heart. The costs we keep low so that we can pass the savings on to our customers, and we are the most affordable convention in New England at the present time.

Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Anime Fest will include Celebrities signing autographs plus professional photo ops with the stars. But we will not bring in anyone who we don’t think will fit into our dynamic programming and keep things affordable for fans.

Artists include numerous comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, horror and cartoon creators. And we will encourage local creators who make their own comics, books, films, and other entertainments. Fan art will be limited, as we feel that creativity is more.

Live entertainment is featured all day with Music, Panels, Workshops, and Entertainers on the main stage. Free play to play video gaming on vintage and modern systems from GameUnderground, table top gaming, and anything else we can bring to the convention that will entertain fans and families alike.

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RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON 2017
Nov
10
to Nov 12

RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON 2017

  • RHODE ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rhode Island Comic Con is Rhode Island's ONLY TRUE and official COMIC CON family fun event.Rhode Island Comic Con prides itself on bringing the fans of New England The Biggest Show in the Smallest State and some of the biggest celebrities and artists in the industry.A place to make all your childhood memories come alive and to make new and exciting memories and friends to last a lifetime.A great place to find that hard to find comic book,toy and collectible you have been searching for the world over.

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The H(art)ford Experience
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

The H(art)ford Experience

  • WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART (map)
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SBNO and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum presents: The H(art)ford Experience!

Come out to celebrate SBNO's 5th Annual Arts Celebration on Thurs., Oct. 26th @ 6 p.m. at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art! 

This will be a celebration and acknowledgement of the arts community in the capitol city! We believe the H(art)ford Experience is composed of people from all facets of the arts community. Hence, we are honoring designer Todd Andrews; artist Joe Sam; Posh Paint CT owner and artist Candace Donaldson; rapper and lyricist, Tang Sauce; dancers of Studio-8-Sixty; and video journalist and producer Tia Long. 

Hartford is a culturally creative community that spreads beyond those involved in the arts, so we hope that you join us for this celebration! There will be performances, music, food, networking, raffles, and fun! All are welcome! Come as you are! 


FREE ADMISSION. 
$20 Suggested donation for food and beverages

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RETRO WORLD EXPO 2017
Oct
14
to Oct 15

RETRO WORLD EXPO 2017

  • CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RetroWorld is a video game related expo held annually in Connecticut. It is a celebration of Classic and Retro Video Gaming that also embraces Tabletop Gaming, Modern Video Gaming, Homebrew Gaming, Anime, Action Figures, Comic Books, Cosplay, Arcade Machines, and much more.

Now in its third year, RWX is driven by Vendors, Exhibitors, Panelists, Tournaments and a robust Freeplay Arcade & Console Gaming area. RetroWorld Expo brings gamers and retro enthusiasts from all over the country (and beyond) together for an awesome event to look forward to every year.

After two successful years at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT RWX is moving to a much larger venue at the Connecticut Convention Center.  With over 100,000 sqft, the convention center accommodates approx 200 exhibitors, a larger free play arcade, console freeplay and additional gaming tournaments.  Additional guests and panel rooms will also be added with extended hours. With all these additions and even more planned, RWX 2017 will be the biggest yet!  RWX 2017, Bigger, better, radder!

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NIGHT FALL 2017
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

NIGHT FALL 2017

Night Fall is a FREE celebratory community performance that is held in a different Hartford park each October. 

Join us for this spectacular production featuring local artists and performers, fantastical costumes, original music, and Anne Cubberly's legendary giant puppets.

The show starts at 6pm and grounds open at 2pm—get there early to save your seat (bring a blanket or lawn chair) and visit vendors, enjoy pop up appearances by Night Fall characters and purchase snacks from local food trucks. 

More info: www.nightfallhartford.org

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1st Annual Julio Lozada Softball Classic
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

1st Annual Julio Lozada Softball Classic

The Hartford Fire Department and the Hartford Police Department bring it on in this bragging rights fundraiser to provide education mentorships and scholarships for students in the Greater Hartford region. 

Tickets are available for $10 per person. Proceeds will be directed to mentorship and scholarship programs by the Julio Lozada Foundation, HFD and HPD. 

Tickets can be purchased at www.juliolozada.org or at the Dunkin Donuts/Yard Goats stadium

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CHARACTER ASSASSINATION
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

CHARACTER ASSASSINATION

Music by:
Dj Face
Dj Stealth
Breakadawn
more TBA

Performances:
Young Alvin Gwop
Dina Brass
Essense the Eapper
Anne:Gogh
more tba

Graffiti Character Jam
Bboy/Allstyles Battle
Game of Skate

Giveaways

Vendors Welcome

11am opening
12pm Game of skate
2pm Bboy/Allstyle Battle
Performances will take place in between intermissions

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SMASH IT UP FOR CHARITY
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

SMASH IT UP FOR CHARITY

Our annual summer tournament of the year we are hosting along side . This is a super smash bros tournament but we will also have other retro consoles available for gameplay. This is a fundraiser event for  to raise funds and donate XBox games for the hospitals that they work with. We will be streaming and taking donations throughTwitch.tv/brasscitygamers as well. Please be sure to also donat ewww.charity-gaming.org/donate and if you can donate an XBox One game please send it to:
Charity Gaming
330 Washington St, 
PMB 277
Hoboken, NJ 07030
The tournament is at D'Zire Dance Studio LLC, we will also have special guest RP2G with us.

Registration opens at 10:00am
Friendly's from 10-12
Registration closes at 11:59am
Tournament begins at 12:00pm
$5 for entry and $5 play.
Entry fees will go to the house
Tournament fees will go toward Charity Gaming
Winner takes grand: $100
Game Settings: 2 Stock, 6 Minute Time Limit, Custom Moves Off, Items Off, Equipment Off, Handicap Off, Pause Off, Damage Ratio 100%, 2/3 Games
Mii Fighters On (1-1-1-1 Default Miis)
Amiibo’s are banned.
Starter Stages: Battlefield (Miiverse), Final Destination, Lylat Cruise, Smashville, Town & City
Counterpick Stages: Dream Land 64, Duck Hunt
All Omega stages are banned.
First stage is decided by (Rock Paper Scissors) best of 1. Winner strikes, then loser strikes twice, then winner. (1-2-2-1)
Following stages decided by winner banning one stage from all stages and then loser choosing.
Winning player is not locked into the same character for the next match, but has to pick before loser selects character.
You may not choose a stage you have already won on unless mutually agreed to.
You may not play on a stage that is not on the available stages list. This will result in a double disqualification.
Maximum allowed time between games is 60 seconds. Any player violating this rule will be issued a loss.
Sudden Death with a tied percentage/stock count will NOT determine the outcome of a tied game. A playoff match with 1 stock/2 minutes will determine the winner.
There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles.

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A 90'S NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Aug
25
to Aug 26

A 90'S NIGHT TO REMEMBER

MGP & Tru Kyngz present: "A 90's Night To Remember" going down at Sullys Pub (2071 Park St Hartford Ct). Come flashback to
your favorite 90's Hip-hop & 90's RnB served up by 2 of CT's best
Dj LID & DJ STEALTH
This is definitely going to be a night for the ages, with *Prizes* and some SPECIAL GUEST! Hosted By MGP, Free Parking all night and this is a (21+ event) with a $5 cover at the door! See you there...

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TERRIFICON 2017
Aug
18
to Aug 20

TERRIFICON 2017

TERRIFICON® returns on AUGUST 18-20, 2017, with MORE guests, MORE surprises and MORE fun at Connecticut's BEST Hotel and Convention Center - MOHEGAN SUN! 

nce again, BIG FEDORA MARKETING, LLC is producing the Nutmeg State's #1 comic book convention for fans of; comics and their creators, actors from superhero, sci-fi, horror shows and films! Plus the best shopping for comic books, artwork, pop-culture memorabilia and gaming goods. Finally, TERRIFICON has the State's coolest COSPLAYERS and don't forget our famous after con activities! It's 3 full days of non-stop, family-fun at MOHEGAN SUN!

There are a lot of comic cons out there, but there is only one TERRIFIC COMIC CON -- TERRIFICON

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BOSTON COMIC CON 2017
Aug
11
to Aug 13

BOSTON COMIC CON 2017

  • BOSTON CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER (map)
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Boston Comic Con is a playground for fans of all ages who love genres from gaming to sci-fi to comics and more! A weekend at Boston Comic Con can include snagging a professional photo-op or autograph with your favorite actor, watching comic greats duke it out in a sketch duel and much more!

 

If that isn’t enough for your senses, try the Exhibit Hall where you’ll find everything from major companies showcasing their latest products, to local vendors stocked with unique fandom wares.

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