Well, like it or not, we’ve officially had a real taste of winter. That cold weather is coming—along with some snowed-in evenings, lots of shoveling and some yummy hot cocoa. So here’s our warning to start using your weekends wisely. We’ve put together a lineup of events, and we fully expect you to get out and attend some! Here’s what’s going on this weekend:
WHERE/WHEN: Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Washington St.
WHY GO: Arrive hungry and leave happy—kielbasa, knockwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad.
PRICING: Tickets are $5 per person.
WHERE/WHEN: Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Mystic Marriott Grand Ballroom.
WHY GO: Wine plus good company equals good times.
PRICING: Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
WHERE/WHEN: The show is Friday at 8 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
WHY GO: They’ve sold more than 3 million tickets around the world—so you know they’re good.
PRICING: Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Rainmaker Square.
WHY GO: Native American dance and village displays, a guest speaker and a dance performance! Plus, Dream Card holders get buy-one-get-one-free admission to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum throughout November.
AUTHOR EVENTS AT THE WATERFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHERE/WHEN: Authors from 2 to 4 p.m. On will hold a talk from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Your teens—especially any who aspire to write—will love Saturday’s panel and workshop. Donald Anderson Jr. will share some war stories worthy of your Sunday afternoon.
PRICING: Events are free. A selection of books will be available for purchase and signing.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday at Mystic Seaport.
WHY GO: There’s a full day’s worth of events! Keynote address is at 1 p.m. Chowder, demonstrations, tours and more will run throughout the day.
PRICING: Admission to Mystic Seaport is free all day Saturday.
Still need more to keep busy? Here are some more ideas:
APPRAISAL DAY AT MYSTIC SEAPORT: If you have some possible treasures, bring them down for appraisal on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee for three hand-carried items is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
: Itching to start your holiday shopping? Sale runs on Saturday from 10 to 6 p.m.
LANTERN LIGHTING ALONG THE RIVER: You won’t want to miss seeing the Mystic River lit by 1,000 lanterns on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
: Kick off the season right by helping others! There are four convenient drop-off locations for the Old Mystic Fire Department’s annual drive.