Connecticut Nightlife

Peter Frampton at Ives Concert Park on Saturday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Peter Frampton

Ives Concert Park

$38 $20

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Guitar legend behind seminal album Frampton Comes Alive! and hit "Baby, I Love Your Way" rocks out

Movie and Popcorn for Two, Four, or Six at Parkade Cinemas (Up to 49% Off)

Parkade Cinemas

Center

$26 $17

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Second-run movies such as Gravity in a community movie theater; popcorn and drinks included

Sublime with Rome Concert Package at Dome at Oakdale on August 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Sublime with Rome

Dome at Oakdale

$87 $40

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Sublime with Rome grooves with classic hits including “Santeria” and “What I Got”

Human Nature at Palace Theater on August 6 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

"Human Nature"

Palace Theater

$46 $25

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Australian pop-vocal quartet brings new life to Motown hits such as "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "Reach Out I'll Be There"

Jim Jefferies for Two with Drinks at Fox Theater on Saturday, July 12, at 11 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jim Jefferies

Comix Box Office

$116 $58

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Australian comedian who's performed on Comedy Central and HBO delivers a conversational, curse-heavy routine

FAB4 Music Festival: Danbury Fields Forever at Ives Concert Park on July 26–27 (Up to 49% Off)

FAB4 Music Festival: Danbury Fields Forever

Ives Concert Park

$21.71 $11

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Outdoor extravaganza features 20 performers and impersonators covering every era of the Beatles over two days

"Magic Shadows" at Warner Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"Magic Shadows"

Warner Theatre

$33 $19

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Shadow-dance troupe from season 8 of America's Got Talent dazzles with its uncanny formations of cars, buildings, and camels

Melvin Seals & JGB at Stafford Palace Theater on July 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Melvin Seals & JGB

Stafford Palace Theater

$59.32 $29

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Organist and keyboardist who played with Jerry Garcia for nearly 20 years joins forces with a talented band to create the jam-band sound

Admission to Putnam County Wine & Food Fest for 1 or 2 on Saturday, August 2, or Sunday, August 3 (Up to 48% Off)

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Patterson Flea Market

$30 $16

Festival features tastings from local wineries, food and crafts vendors, a beer garden, and live music

Admission to Putnam County Wine & Food Fest for 1 or 2 on Saturday, August 2, or Sunday, August 3 (Up to 48% Off)

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Patterson Flea Market

$30 $16

Festival features tastings from local wineries, food and crafts vendors, a beer garden, and live music

Litchfield Jazz Festival for Two with Beer at The Goshen Fairgrounds on August 8, 9, or 10 (Up to 35% Off)

Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Goshen Fairgrounds

$92 $65

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Outdoor festival celebrates an American art form with sets by renowned pianist Cyrus Chestnut and Grammy-winning guitarist Mike Stern

Full House Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Glasses at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 50% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

$24 $13

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Guests sample the vineyard's entire wine portfolio; wine tasting includes keepsake glasses

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Simsbury Meadows on Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Simsbury Meadows

$44.75 $22

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Southern rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” light up the summer with decades' worth of classic-rock hits

Journey's Former Lead Steve Augeri and RTJ & The New Stylistics on Saturday, July 5, at 5:30 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Journey's former lead Steve Augeri and RTJ & The New Stylistics

Muzzy Field

$35.95 $25

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Superstars from Journey and the Stylistics return with all new musical acts to benefit The REACH Foundation

Brewery Tour with Beer Flights and Glasses for Two or Four at Broad Brook Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Broad Brook Brewing Company

East Windsor

$22 $12

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

$24 $12

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

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The large wheeled coffee cart at Lena's Cafe and Confections never actually goes anywhere, but it does make for a rustic centerpiece in the dining room, where visitors gather for homemade breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Each weekend, a lineup of brunch specials rotates, featuring items such as pecan-pie-stuffed french toast one week and a seafood omelet stuffed with lobster, crab, shrimp, and fresh veggies another. On weekdays, lunch does bring some specialty salads and veggie wraps, but for the most part, it's no less hearty?corned-beef reubens, meatball panini sliders, and half-pound burgers ensure an equal-opportunity work environment for takeout boxes.

873 Whalley Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

On any given night, Damon's Tavern is bound to be showing every patron's favorite sport. That's not just because the double-sided bar alone is outfitted with 43 high-definition TVs, but because each of the tavern's booths come with their own television, too. The TV setup has earned Damon's raves from Hartford Magazine, which named the tavern the Best Sports Bar in 2012 and 2013.

The tavern's dining options are equally praiseworthy. Its extensive menu includes upscale twists on bar food classics, from macaroni and cheese tossed with lobster and shrimp to house-roasted pulled pork topped with barbecue sauce and carolina vinegar slaw. Twenty-four draft beers complement hearty feasts, as can wines by the glass and bottle or classic cocktails like whiskey sour and tom collins.

310 Prospect Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

Chef Kausik Roy took time to study American diners—namely the way they react to Indian cuisine—before establishing his menu at Aladin Indian Bistro. So, while he still embraces the flavors, aroma, and even spiciness of traditional Indian cuisine, Roy bends his recipes to the health-conscious palates of his bistro clientele. After collecting locally sourced produce and meat, the culinary expert creates colorful dishes such as seafood entrees and kebabs. He even makes his fluffy naan in-house to ensure it's soft enough to stop a pogo stick at the bottom of its first bounce. Beyond sourcing decisions, Chef Roy looks out for his patrons by preparing a handful of gluten-free dishes, wraps, and salads served during lunch and dinner.

36 Westport Ave
Norwalk,
CT
US

When a foodie says they love Post 22 Restaurant, it's anyone's guess which particular dish caused this reaction. Was it the hand-made lobster parppadelle? Or the upscale twist on familiar staples, such as shellfish-stuffed tacos and bacon burgers drizzled in shallot aioli? Was it the oven-fresh pizza, the sesame-crusted tuna, or the hanger steak served with lobster mashed potatoes? Whatever the answer, investigating this question promises to be a delicious undertaking. In the dining room or in the shade of the patio's white parasols, plenty of guests do their own culinary investigations as they discover new favorites.

3161 Rte. 22
Patterson,
NY
US

Culling its name from a miniature statue that was at the center of a bygone prank played by one of the owners, The Iron Frog Tavern is home to a menu of upscale pub fare—90% of which is prepared in-house daily. Decadent stacks of short ribs accent classic grilled cheese sandwiches, while signature "Nooks and Crannies" burgers beautifully boogle palates with a mix of beef, cheddar cheese, and crowning fried egg. Toe-tapping tuneage often echoes across The Iron Frog’s idyllic outdoor patio, treating ears to aural feasts as friendly servers package leftovers in eco-friendly containers and soybean takeout cups. Guests take in weekly entertainment, including trivia on Wednesdays, open mic night on Thursdays, and table-side magic shows on Saturdays. Those eager to assault early-rising appetites may partake in brunch served every Sunday.

6 Wilcox St
Simsbury,
CT
US

Though it offers just three options—wraps, pasta bowls, and salads—Piada Italian Kitchen can configure these in many ways to craft a custom meal for each guest. Ensconced in stainless-steel bins behind glass lie 32 choices for customization. The grill sears oregano-seasoned steak or chicken and balsamic-marinated tofu. Freshly chopped veggies add girth to dishes, and pasta-style sauces made with crushed tomatoes and garlic finish each plate. The kitchen uses local and organic ingredients as much as possible, and gluten-free options are available as well.

1590 Boston Post Rd
Milford,
CT
US