Last year, I was here in Connecticut for most of the summer, and there was more to do than I could possibly cram in.
From New Haven's Festival of Arts and Ideas to a splendid season of Monday night jazz to the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival to the usual round of Real Art Ways events to a trip up to Norfolk's Infinity Music Hall to my annual run up to Music Mountain in Falls Village, one of the nicest places on earth to hear music ... I was kept busy. Hartford's Theaterworks extends its season into the summer and Trinity College's Cinestudio puts on a more relaxed but interesting schedule. Hartford Stage's summer season invariably contains a gem or two. Somehow I never made it to any outdoor Shakespeare performances last year, even though Capital Classics and Middletown's ArtFarm are within easy striking distances. Today we'll make sure you don't get sleepy and miss something good. Leave your comments below, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.