Better Weekend Blog! Movies, Concerts & Events! Make it a Better Weekend!

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Last weekend at the box office:

1.“Captain Marvel” – $153 million - “Captain Marvel” just scored the biggest opening weekend of the year after making more than $150-million for its debut. It’s the seventh biggest opening for Marvel’s cinematic universe, and the second-biggest for a new Marvel character in a movie (behind “Black Panther”).

  1. “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – $14.7 million
  2. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” – $12 million

Here are my picks for this weekend:

Captive State: Stars John Goodman, set in Chicago the story takes place a decade after Aliens have taken over the world!

Five Feet Apart: Is a tear jerker and awareness piece about two young teenagers who fall in love and are battling cystic fibrosis.

Wonderpark: About a girl and her imagination in an amusement park starring the voice of Connecticut’s own: Brianna Denski!

The aftermath: Set in 1946 starring Kiera Knighlty, about a British Colonel and his wife who live with a German widower.

Here are some events happening this weekend, but there are so many things to do in CT!

Friday starting at 6pm it’s the Bark Twain Bash at the Mark Twain House to benefit the Mark Twain House NA Hartford Animal Rescue Kenway’s Cause, $35 includes parking, entertainment & food!

Friday tickets are still available to see the legendary Fleetwood Mac at the XL Center!

Saturday St. Patrick’s Day weekend in West Hartford Center will be filled with the sounds of musical joy, elaborate costumes and an unforgettable performance.

The Aqua String Band will begin their performance at Union Kitchen at 8:30PM then will “march” to Mcladden’s for an additional performance.

Guests should plan to arrive early at Union Kitchen and/or McLadden’s restaurant should they want a seat for the performances - and to enjoy some of the food and drink specials in celebration of the holiday. This event is free and open to the public.

ALL WEEKEND it’s Cinderella and glass slippers at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre!

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella coming to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre

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