These and Those: Thanksgiving Offerings In Hartford...

Thanksgiving will be upon the Hartford masses in 10 short days (and fortunately most of us have had our power restored to be able to plan for it). It's the one-day each year people can gorge themselves to capacity while raucously laughing, imbibing, arguing, and side eying one another as they keep tabs on that one aunt’s alcohol intake or listen to the one unfiltered uncle’s bawdy stories of common STDs and lost loves during his younger days over a painstakingly prepared meal.
As annoying delightful as eating, drinking, fighting, and merriment are, prepping for Thanksgiving can be rife with stress and frustration.  Fortunately, The HartBeat has a list of interesting events taking place this holiday to help take some of the edge off (and if booze isn’t enough of an option)... 

Rustle together some last minute Thanksgiving fixings at the Farmers' Market in the Studio at Billings Forge! Thursday, November 24 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. at 563 Broad Street, Hartford, CT check out an awesome selection of seasonal foods which include produce, jams, jellies, honey, and cheeses. Not to mention "The Tasting Table" by the Kitchen at Billings Forge- a healthy food/recipe participation and sampling table. Visit for more information.

Take in a performance of Peter Pan at The Bushnell. Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes to the air in an all-new production of Peter Pan at The Bushnell's William H. Mortensen Hall! This is definitely a show the entire family can enjoy. Tickets are $17.00 -$68.00 with a show time of 7:30 p.m. For more information call 888.824.2874 or visit

Feel like some post-dinner trivia? Head on over to The Tavern Downtown for a Super Trivia Extravaganza 9:00 p.m. - 11 p.m., it's free to play with the added benefit of $2 Bud and Bud Light bottles during the game. Prizes are at stake and sign-up starts at 8:30 p.m. The Tavern Downtown is located at 100 Allyn Street, downtown Hartford Visit for more info!

The play, THE MOTHER#@*R WITH THE HAT has been described as "Exciting, incisive, cruel, and very, very funny... a hip, harsh romance about people grasping for confirmation of their existence." And it's playing at Theater Works in Hartford, 233 Pearl Street. See it November 24; 7:30 p.m. General admission is $50 with a discounted price of $17 for students with valid college ID. Center reserved seats are $13 extra. Call 860.527.7838 or visit  Cheap parking is available via Trumbull Centre Garage at 100 Trumbull Street or Q Lot Parking Lot at 207-209 Asylum Street.

Take a break from cooking (or if you hate doing so and have never prepped a Thanksgiving meal, like yours truly), head over to Lyme, CT to the Bee & Thistle Inn, 10 Lyme Street (if you don’t mind taking the drive and need a bit of a break from Hartford) and reunite with family and friends. Dinner seating is at noon and 3 p.m. For reservations, call: 860.434.1667 or visit

Also, there ain't nothing wrong with keeping it gangsta' and staying home, prompted by this knowledge:


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