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

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Some really fun things to do and great organizations to support!  Plus see what's at the Box Office!


Get the popcorn ready! CLICK here to get connected to new movies out THIS WEEKEND

Currently as of this morning the top 5 movies in the country are as follows:

5. Crazy Rich Asians - A wedding, socialites and family drama!

4. True Story: White Boy Rick with Matthew McConaughey 

3. Mystery/Thriller: A Simple Favor, based on the novel! 

2. This nun is scary... horror flick: The Nun remains in the top 5! 

1. AND the number one movie in America right now is the Action/ Sci-Fi Flick: Predator! 

This weekend in theaters there are a doucmentaries, lots of horror and even political offerings, feel free to visit my Better Weekend Blog to see them all!  Here, I've picked our 3 movies in these 3 categories!

MY PICK: Action/Adventure/Comedy FAMILY:  The House with A Clock In Its Walls! A ten year old boy unleashes a world of witches and clocks! Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and more!

Romantic/Comedy/Drama: Life Itself stars Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, and more. It follows a couple through the ups and downs of life- TISSUES NEEDED.

Western/Drama/Crime: “The Sisters Brothers” is easily one of the most star-studded offerings of the fall movie season. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Rutger Hauer, Riz Ahmed and more! Brothers are hired as hitmen and it goes all wrong from there....


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YAHOO!!! CT Fair Season IS ON! Get connected to YOUR hometown

There are a TON of events going on this weekend and don't forget Connecticut Fair Season!  This weekend don't miss The Guilford Fair, Connecticut’s 2nd oldest agricultural fair. AND the second weekend of The Big E ! 

ALL weekend it's The 2018 Heart of America Balloon Festival @ Mohegan Sun!

The Mum Festival in Bristol! AND of course, if you like BEER - don't miss the many Oktoberfest Celebrations across the state ALL listed on our Better Weekend Blog!

The 8th Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, with Special Appearances by Daniel Boulud, Scott Conant, Mary Giuliani, Alex Guarnaschelli and Adam Richman; Musical Performance by Tim McGraw kicks off Friday with a special dinner and the fest happens Saturday at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich!

Saturday Farm Aid  is SOLD out at The Xfinity Theatre with a homegrown festival too! Each year, Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host a Farm Aid festival to bring together a wide variety of artists, farmers and fans for one mission: keeping family farmers on the land. Farm Aid is an all-day festival that brings together incredible music, good food and hands-on activities to get folks in touch with the roots of our food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $53 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement. Doors will open at noon. Performances start after 12:30pm!

CLICK her for the entire rundown of the event!

So much to do and see in CT and beyond!  You can get connected to all by clicking HERE OR HERE.

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Now go out and make it a Better Weekend!

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