- Get HYPEd: Networking opportunity for young professionals at Spectra Wired Cafe (5 Constitution Plaza), 5:30-8:30 pm. Free to attend.
- Stop by The Tavern at Keney Park on Wednesday nights for trivia, 6:30-9 pm. The restaurant is located next to the golf course inside the park.
- Take a tour of MakeHartford (30 Arbor Street, North basement corridor), Hartford’s makerspace. 6:30-9 pm. Free.
- Brooks Strause, Extravision, and Chad Browne-Springer give free performances at 11 Regent Street, 7-9 pm.
- Last chance to see Kedi at Cinestudio, 7:30 pm. General admission: $10.
- The Hartford Police Department (253 High Street) will be holding a public Comstat meeting at 5:30 pm. They say: “We feel strongly about sharing our information with our community. We are opening our doors for you to see what current crime trends our city is experiencing, along with our predictive and preventative efforts. Our Comstat program is a dynamic and informative presentation and discussion. Your ideas, questions and energy are welcomed. Community conversations are encouraged.”
- Fall LGBTQ Evening Out: This is at The Flying Monkey Grill Bar (20 Lindbergh Drive), 6-9 pm.
- Take the Hartford Bike Plan survey
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Training: Learn how to identify and reverse an overdose at the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition (1229 Albany Avenue, Lower Level); participants will receive a Naloxone kit. This is free, but registration is required.
- Attend a concert to benefit those in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Orice Jenkins, Sarah Morin, Daniel Salazar, and Sea Tea Improv will be performing at Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue), 7-8:30 pm. Suggested donation: $15.
- Twang Thursdays: Jeff Przech performs at Hog River Brewing, Co. (1429 Park Street), 7-9 pm. No cover.
- The POSSM and friends perform at Peppercorn’s Grill (357 Main Street) for the first time since the fire. 8:30-11 pm. No cover.
- Salsa Workshop: A beginner class begins at 3 pm; intermediate at 4. Classes are $10 each. This is at Hartford Ballroom (56 Arbor Street, 4th floor). Use code 2005* to get in. Call (860) 922-1550 if you have questions.
- Hartford Jazz Society Fall Concert: The Eric Alexander Quartet will be headlining this show at the Polish National Home (60 Charter Oak Avenue), 7-10 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, with some discounts available.
- Free admission to the Connecticut Historical Society (1 Elizabeth Street) galleries, 9 am – 5 pm.
- National Read-a-Thon: A costumed “Samuel Clemens” will read The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine at this free, all ages event. This is at the Mark Twain House & Museum (351 Farmington Avenue), 11 am – 12 pm.
- Wallace Stevens Birthday Bash: guest speaker, wine, hors d’oeuvres, book signing, cake, and champagne. Suggested donation of $10; nobody turned away for lack of funds. Hartford Public Library, 2-4 pm.
- Community Drum & Dance Circle: All ages and abilities welcome. Bring your own percussion or use one provided. 6-8 pm at Toivo (399 Franklin Avenue). $5 suggested donation.
- Rearrange Me: At Real Art Ways (56 Arbor Street), 7:30 pm. They say: “An evening of musical contrasts and creative surprises as eight Connecticut artists play songs by each other, rearranged in their own characteristic performance styles. Each of the eight Rearrange Me artists will be secretly assigned one of the other artists. They will then choose a song and perform it as though it was their own. This means that a folk artist, if assigned a hip-hop artist, will rearrange and perform a song by the hip-hop artist in folk style… and so forth. Each artist will only know their own Rearrange Me assignment, so the audience and the other performers will hear the pieces for the first time together.” Tickets are $10.
- Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos Party: Live Mexican music by Mariachi Mexico Antiguo, dancing, Mexican food, art opening, and cash bar. 8:30 pm – 12:30 am at The Dirt Salon (50 Bartholomew Avenue). Tickets: $15.