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1. Erin Go Downtown

March 9
Grab a beer (the regular amber-colored kind will suffice) and get a seat early for the 42nd Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which starts by Capitol Avenue, travels down Main, Asylum and Ford Streets and ends at the Memorial Arch. In case of rain ... come on, this is Ireland we’re talking about! Parade starts at 11 a.m. www.irishamericanparade.com.

2. Broadway Reprise

March 1-16 For its third-ever production, The Farmington Valley Stage Company goes big, with a performance of The Price by Arthur Miller, a play about two long-estranged brothers who meet after many years to dispose of their late father’s belongings. When it opened on Broadway in 1968, The Price was nominated for a Tony for Best Play. (It lost to Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead .) Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. $22-$25. Canton Town Hall, 4 Market St., Collinsville, www.fvstage.org.


3. He Didn’t Really Say That, You Know

March 6-24 Playhouse on Park puts on the Woody Allen comedy Play It Again, Sam , which follows the life of Allan Felix, a recent divorcé who lives his life according to the wisdom of Humphrey Bogart.

Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford, 860-523-5900, www.playhouseonpark.org.


4. Where Have You Gone, Caravaggio?

March 6-June 16 The works of Baroque painter Caravaggio and his imitators will be on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The exhibit— Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy —includes five original Caravaggio paintings, as well as close to 50 paintings by his followers, known as “Caravaggisti,” to illustrate his influence on 17th century European art. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, www.thewadsworth.org.




5. Farewell, Maestro

March 9 The Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in a side- by-side concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra. John Eells, who is the music director of both orchestras, is leaving at the end of this season after 32 years with the FVSO. 8 p.m. $15, children under 12 are free. Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, 800-975-FVSO (3876), www.fvso.org.


6. Girls Rule

March 13 UConn men won’t be gracing the playoffs this year, but you can still be part of March Madness. The Women’s Big East Championship Tournament comes to the XL Center for the 10th year in a row. 7:30 p.m. $99. XL Center, 225 Trumbull St., Hartford, 860- 249-6333, www.xlcenter.com.

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