Things to do this weekend Feb 16th-18th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester


Event: Lunarfest 2018
Venue:  Several Locations – New Haven
Date: February 17th
Description: Celebrate the Year of the Dog and Chinese New Year! Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue! The parade begins at 10am on Saturday, February 17. Join us on Whitney Avenue and Audubon Street between Grove and Trumbull Street. This year, the theme of the festival is “People-to-People.” People-to-People reflects a spirit of cross-cultural dialogue, specifically between the American and Chinese cultures. People-to-People also underscores the commonality of all people. Regardless of an individual’s culture, there are innate aspects of the human experience that connect us all around the world–humor, food, art, music, literature. This year’s festival will focus on promoting what brings us together—people-to-people.
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Event: Paint and Pours
Venue:  CT Valley Brewing – South Windsor
Date: February 18th
Description: Come join Liesl Dalpe for another painting class! This time she’ll be helping you paint a special lovebird artwork on wood canvas. All supplies are provided and get the first pour on us!
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Rhode Island

Event: 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival
Venue: Several Locations – Newport
Date: February 16th-25th
Description: 10 Days of Non Stop Music, Food and Fun! Join us for the 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 16th-25th, 2018 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Highlighted events include the Chili Cook-OffPrincess PartyComedy ShowPolar Pineapples and exciting, fun concerts by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes and much more!
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Event: 22nd Annual WINEterfest
Venue:  Newport Vineyards – Middletown
Date: February 17th-18th
Description: Celebrate the season at our 22nd Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, ice wine bar tasting goodness. Enjoy live music from Little Compton Band, while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar and noshing on food created by scratch from our culinary team. Feeling competitive? You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competitions! Cost per ticket includes wine tasting; wine by the glass and food items will be available for cash purchase. Grape Stomping Competitions to take place at 1:00 and 3:00 PM on both days.
*Grape stomping contestants will be selected at random the day of the event. Please be present and dressed accordingly if you want to have a chance at participating.
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Event: The Royal Hanneford Circus
Venue: Westchester County Center – White Plains
Date: February 17th-19th
Description:  Enjoy the fun and excitement of a traditional three-ring circus featuring favorites old and new: electrifying aerial artistry, motorcycle thrill riders in the Globe of Death, sensational acrobats, plus much more! Discounts for groups of 20 or more are available on the $27 tickets and for the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. shows only. For Group Tickets, contact:
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Event:  4th Annual Twisted Valentines Festival
Venue: Axial Theatre – Yorktown Heights
Date: February 16th-18th
Description: Join us for a non-traditional take on Love this Valentine’s Day as we present 6 original one-act plays, each with a unique “twist” on relationships. These short plays remind us that romance can be teased and twisted out of shape. The eclectic stories range from hilarious to heartbreaking, and are likely to provoke a mix of laughter, tears and knowing nods.
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