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Trinity International Hip Hop Festival Brings the Sun and the Noise

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By , April 7, 2014 9:20 am

Vox Sambou on the mic

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With artists from Haiti, South Africa, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Mozambique, UK, Cape Verde, Korea, Canada, India, Philippines, Czech Republic, and the United States, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival celebrated its ninth year. The event’s main draw is the concert, but over several days there are lectures and workshops, films, dance, live graffiti art, and more. Continue reading 'Trinity International Hip Hop Festival Brings the Sun and the Noise'»

Pet Supply Store Opens on Trumbull Street

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By , February 27, 2014 7:05 pm















Naturally Dogs and Cats opened with ribbon-cutting fanfare at 100 Trumbull Street this afternoon.

Prices range from reasonable-to-spendy. Some of the cat and dog treats are on par with what they would cost at Target or Petco. Continue reading 'Pet Supply Store Opens on Trumbull Street'»

New Threads on Main Street

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By , December 12, 2013 8:01 am

The space left vacant by Above Us on Main Street has been recently filled by Track 23. The store is next to Capital Community College near the intersection of Main and Church Street.

December 2013 Events

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By , November 27, 2013 6:00 am

Chances are your December is already half-filled with obligatory office parties, family engagements, and such, but just in case you have downtime, here are ideas for things you can do in Hartford (mostly) on the cheap (mostly) every day.

December 1

  • The Global Lens Film Series continues this month on Sundays at 2pm. Today’s film: The Parade. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. This will be shown at the Wadsworth Atheneum. It is free, co-sponsored by the Hartford Public Library and Out Film CT.
  • Take a free Intro to Water Color class at StudioN111. First come, first serve — so contact Nina to reserve your space for the 2-3pm class. The studio is located on Pratt Street. Continue reading 'December 2013 Events'»

2013 Holiday Giving Guide

By , November 21, 2013 5:00 am

Hartford Prints! is a punster’s paradise

The local holiday shopping guide has become a Real Hartford tradition, and it is that time. This might seem early, but that’s only because Chanukah is also early this year. And my timing is still more seasonal than those who put up Christmas displays the day after Halloween, fast forwarding right past Day of the Dead, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving.


Attaching giving to only one day (“Giving Tuesday” is 12/3/13) seems absurd, especially when that day is after the one known for mass consumerism. For that reason, this is listed first. Hartford offers many opportunities for charitable giving. Here are a few ideas:

Something Sweet on Park Street

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By , November 20, 2013 11:00 pm

Queen Bee’s opened at 510 Park Street last week.

If it has sugar, you can probably get it here. That includes cupcakes. Since Icing is about to leave town, you know you need to find another source.

Performance Salon to be Held During Open Studio Hartford Weekend

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By , November 14, 2013 1:12 pm

If you missed the screening of No One Wants to Be the River, you have a chance to see that and more this weekend. The short film will be shown at noon on Saturday.

There is a suggested donation of $10.

Eight Sixty Custom Opens on Park Street

By , November 9, 2013 6:43 pm

The groundbreaking ceremony for Hartford’s first skatepark was last Monday.

Today, Hartford’s only skate shop held its grand opening.

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Hartford Prints! Opens!

By , October 11, 2013 11:01 am

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Another September Saturday of Cultural Events

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By , September 29, 2013 10:47 am

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