Just as the work week winds down and you have a second to breathe, here we are with plans to tie up all your weekend time. We agree that there are pumpkins to be carved and costumes figure out, but that won’t take up too much time! We’ve put together a list of local happenings for the weekend, but be sure to check back on Friday for the lowdown on all things Halloween!
WHERE/WHEN: Art reception with John Malenda Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Music from Judy Handler and Mark Levesque on Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHY GO: Wine, music and art? No-brainer! Art show continues through Sunday.
PRICING: There is no cover charge. Wine purchase is encouraged.
WHERE/WHEN: Lisa’s Landing in Waterford hosts karaoke every Thursday at 9 p.m.
WHY GO: It’s (almost) the weekend, right?
PRICING: Appetizers start at $6.99, mmm.
WHERE/WHEN: Many special events run Friday through Sunday at the casino, but the celebration continues throughout October.
WHY GO: Jennifer Lopez, Dierks Bentley, and some kids from the Jersey Shore will be there this weekend—so should you!
PRICING: Prices vary for entertainment events.
WHERE/WHEN: Friday from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Holiday Bowl in Groton.
WHY GO: This isn’t your average bowling…
PRICING: Cost is $17 per person and includes bowling, shoe rental, music, light show and prizes.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Town Mill.
WHY GO: Apple pie bake-off, hayrides and fall fun galore!
PRICING: Most activities are free. Craft and farm items will be sold.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday at the Mystic Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30, silent auction begins at 8 p.m.
WHY GO: Lots of fun, all for charity!
PRICING: Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple.
Still need more to keep busy? Here are some more ideas:
: Event is Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in New London. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
: Concert starts at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door and $10 for students with a current ID.
: Meet at the main gate of the Native Plant Collection on Williams Street at 9 a.m. Saturday.
: Join in the fall family fun on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park.
: This weekend’s show is on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mashantucket Pequot Auditorium.