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Annual Hygienic Art Show opens Jan. 31 in New London.

Annual Hygienic Art Show opens Jan. 31 in New London.

It’s almost time for the annual Hygienic Art Show – the gallery’s flagship event – opening January 31 at Hygienic Galleries in downtown New London. This year’s show is Hygienic 36, and we love the concept, “all are welcome.” All artists and mediums can participate, giving the show a diversity like no other. The breadth and depth...

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It’s back! The Garde’s Cinema Winter Series + your chance to win a VIP Quick Card!

It’s back! The Garde’s Cinema Winter Series + your chance to win a VIP Quick Card!

Long winter months are the perfect time to catch up on all the movies that have been on your list. But if you’re sick of sitting at home scanning Netflix, we have the perfect alternative – the Garde Cinema Winter Series at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Featuring some of the hottest movies on the screen today like Gone Girl, Wild, Citizenfour, The...

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The secret behind the sweets: Benton Museum exhibit examines The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

The secret behind the sweets: Benton Museum exhibit examines The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Margaret Morrison, Chocolate Cheesecake, 2010. Oil on canvas. © 2014 Margaret Morrison; Courtesy of Woodward Gallery, NYC Another one of The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn’s special exhibits this winter is a must-see for foodies. Geared to examine healthier eating – or at least ingredient education – Sweet Sensations: Inspired by the 2015...

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Basketball and art team up for Benton Museum exhibit.

Basketball and art team up for Benton Museum exhibit.

Dario Escobar, Untitled, 2013. Mixografia print on handmade paper. Courtesy of the artist and Mixografia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. The William Benton Museum of Art at UConn is presenting a special exhibit sure to delight even the most casual basketball fan beginning January 23, 2015. In the Paint: Basketball in Contemporary Art showcases the sport of basketball...

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Eat your heart out. Niantic/East Lyme Restaurant Week, Jan. 19-25.

Eat your heart out. Niantic/East Lyme Restaurant Week, Jan. 19-25.

It’s a most wonderful time of the year – Niantic/East Lyme Restaurant Week! From Jan. 19 – 25, 2015 visit one of the participating eateries in Niantic or East Lyme for special menu items and deals galore. Our seaside town is known for its foodie-friendly atmosphere, and this special week highlights the best of the best. Some of our participants...

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Catch the Butterflies at Lyman Allyn Art Museum through Jan. 4

Catch the Butterflies at Lyman Allyn Art Museum through Jan. 4

A local artist’s installation paying homage to butterflies in the exhibit Catch the Butterflies will be on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum through January 4. Brian Keith Stephens’ hanging butterfly scrolls will grace the GlassenBerg Gallery from floor to ceiling in celebration of these much-loved creatures, which represent personal transformation...

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Mystic Seaport to begin restorations on the Mayflower II ship

Mystic Seaport to begin restorations on the Mayflower II ship

Photo courtesy of Plimouth Plantation. The Mystic Seaport is joining the renowned Plimouth Plantation in a highly anticipated restoration project – the Mayflower II, an historic ship that educates Plantation visitors on the Pilgrims and their trip to America nearly 400 years ago. Work on the nearly 60-year-old, full-scale, historic reproduction ship, is...

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Holiday shopping in Mystic Country.

Holiday shopping in Mystic Country.

Along with the general holiday awesomeness, there’s an added bonus that comes with visiting Mystic Country around this time of year – the holiday shopping. Unique is the word, in venue and in what you will find..  Here are a few of our favorite places and events, beginning with a Thanksgiving tradition – the Santa Hat Special at The Christmas...

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Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

The holiday season is here, and Mystic Country is gearing up for for this year’s bountry of holiday tidings and Santa sightings, from tree lightings to parades to chats with Santa. If you’re planning your parade routes and tree lightings, we have parades from one corner of Mystic Country to the other. The festivities begin on Thanksgiving weekend...

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Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

One of our favorite holiday traditions kicks off Nov. 29 – Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. This is the 35th installment of the event, which features an original script written by playwright Jacques Lamarre inspired by the classic Twelve Days of Christmas. And we guarantee it will bring some laughs! The tours are 70 minutes, and guests follow the...

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