(Eat drink RI and Magic At The Delamar)
Welcome back to Random Raven, the column that aspires to provide your complete, entertainment itinerary on a month-to-month basis.
As we amble into April, the Raven finds no shortage of edibles and ‘abra-cadabras’ this month. Much of the hocus pocus hubbub seems to be emanating from West Hartford’s Delamar.
For several months now, the boutique hotel (which also boasts properties in Southport and Greenwich) has been featuring intimate, upscale, magic events each month that allow patrons to sip wine and watch some of the best sleight of hand available anywhere.
“Magicorp Productions in Connecticut is responsible for Magic at the Delamar,” explains Associate Producer Ben Zabin. “We focus on corporate events and our exlusive roster contains the likes of David Copperfield, Michael Carbonaro and more.”
And it is exactly this “unique relationship with the industry” that allows Zabin and Magicorp President Bill Herz to cherry-pick the cream of their corporate client crop for the Delamar’s high end affairs. Next up in West Hartford, International Magic Convention of London winner Chad Long for two shows April 21. For tickets and more info, kindly point your browser to delamarmagic.com.
Two days prior, April 19, performer Eric Anderson intersperses his magic tricks with comedic shtick at the Starting Gate at Greathorse. Tickets are $25 and available by calling (413) 455-5158.
Meanwhile, over in the Ocean State, the 8th annual Eat, Drink Rhode Island Festival washes an abundance of culinary experiences upon the masses between April 24-27.
For at Eat Drink, “Sommelier Punchdowns” give way “Rhody Women’s Feasts” and “Grand Tastings” mingle freely with Food Truck Stops. Check out eatdrinkri.com/festival for full schedule and ticket package purchasing options.
Meandering into very early May, there also appears to be plenty brewing in downtown Rockville. Specifically, the Hockanum Brew Fest. The second annual “suds-tacular” will once again be neatly nestled between the Hockanum River and New England Motorcycle Museum and feature more than 30 breweries as well as food trucks and live entertainment.
It occurs Saturday, May 4, between the hours of 1-4 p.m.
Early bird tickets are available online at hockanumBrewFest.com through April 15 for $30. After that right up to the gate, it “hops” up to $40.
‘BEAN’ THERE, DONE THAT: Chili-philes may also have May 4 on the calendar as the date for what would have been the 34 annual New England Regional Chili Cookoff in Somers. And it was. But now, organizers announced that they have cancelled 2019 but promise to come back strong in 2020.