Thursday: Creative Cocktail Hour @ Real Art Ways, Hartford
This month's third Thursday event will feature a reading by Oprah-approved Connecticut author/famous person Wally Lamb, who has a new book, Wishin' and Hopin'. We aren't entirely comfortable with the Palin-esque grammar of that title, but we read and enjoyed his debut novel, She's Come Undone, back in Modern American Lit class, which was quite racy for public school! We would be there anyway for the drinking, socializing and excuse to wear our fashion-y things, but Wally Lamb is pretty cool, and hi-pro for Hartford. Come early if you hope to find parking.
Friday: Beer Tour & Tasting @ Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield
We liked the Hooker beer event so much earlier this month, that we just might go back for more. More Nor'easter that is. Last time we determined that the 4 oz. sample cup is actually the perfect beer amount, as it doesn't give you the time and volume to end up with that gross warm bottom-of-the-glass beer experience. Cheers to little baby beer samples! This event is lite on the touring and heavy on the tasting and hooker = prostitute jokes, every first and third Friday.