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Editors Choice Events

CCSU Fall Drag Ball 2017 – The Central Connecticut Sate University Pride Committee is hosting its annual Drag Ball on Thursday, Oct. 19. The event will take place from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and feature Halloween themes drag performances by Summer Orlando, Kiki Lucia, Mia E Z’Lay and Trixie Payne. There will also be an amateur drag contest, games, prizes and food. Admission is free.

Puerto Rico, Capitalism, and the Hurricane – The Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford is hosting a forum to discuss current issues Puerto Rico is facing. Speakers include Jason Ortiz of the CT Puerto Rican Agenda; Milly Guzman, a Puerto Rican Activist who just returned from Cuba; and Alexis Rodriguez of the CT Puerto Rican Agenda. The forum will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Lattes and Paint Class – The Artful Soul painting studio is hosting a pumpkin painting class inside Starbucks, located on Main St. in Newington. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission includes a tall latte, a 10” craft pumpkin and painting supplies. Snacks will also be provided. The cost is $25 per person. Limited seats are available. To reserve your seat, stop by the Main St. Starbucks location to purchase your ticket.

Hartford Courant Travel Show: Fall & Winter Escapes – The Hartford Courant is hosting a travel show presented by Aer Lingus on Saturday, Oct. 21 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The expo will provide avid travelers with information and deals on fall and winter getaways, as well as onsite passport processing. The event will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Craft beer, wine and spirit tasting will take place in the Pavilion at an additional cost. General admission is $8, and Pavilion access is an additional $10. Tickets are available at cttravelshow.com. Visit the Hartford Courant website, courant.com for a promo code to receive free tickets.

Yoga @ Alvarium Beer Company – Samatva Yogi will be teaching a one-hour yoga class at Alvarium Beer Company in New Britain on Sunday, Oct. 22. Yoga modifications will be taught to benefit students of all levels. The class will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $15 and are available at eventbrite.com. Admission includes one pint of beer of your choosing. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat and water!