The Hop Knot in Southington held it’s second annual Disney Karaoke event on Wednesday, August 5, 2018.
I am going to sound like a crazy person, but I made both a WALL-E and EVE costume the night before! I had a lot of boxes laying around from my online shopping obsession and I figured I would put them to good use. Literally, before my kickboxing class I walked into the craft store intending to just buy white paint for EVE and I ended up buying the equivalent amount of art supplies for a small art class. Both costumes were made of cardboard, duct tape, glue, acrylic paint, and of course *love*.
The costumes were a hit! People asked for photos with us. This was my second time going to Disney Karaoke and it was a blast! As expected, there were a lot of people in costumes. The Disney fandom is so supportive and spirited. There was a lot of Disneybounding at the event. For instance, my friend dressed up as disneybound Cinderella. I coincidentally wore my Yes.Fit Cinderella virtual race challenge shirt. It seriously wasn’t planned. If you’re new to Yes.Fit, use 4LJ5Glfo during check-out for a discount!
The Hop Knot had a Disney themed menu for the night. There were “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” pretzels (that isn’t a Disney film, but who cares) and “Kronk’s Spinach Puffs”. There were fun cocktails like the “Himalayan Snow-cone” and the “You’re Welcome” inspired by the film Moana.
We were able to sing “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” from Hercules (my favorite sassy woman Disney song) and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from Lion King. My boyfriend didn’t realize that “Life is a Highway” was a Disney song (Cars) and this time he couldn’t pick a song for us to duet because “I Can Show You the World” was already taken twice before we could request it. Maybe one day I’ll finally get him to finish watching Mulan, etc… 😉 since he doesn’t have many Disney songs in his repertoire. Overall, it was a fun night and I’ll definitely come again next time. What’s your favorite go-to Disney song?
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There’s nothing like attending a 21+ event full of like-minded, inquisitive adults and interacting with exhibits on green science and other scientific concepts. A drink or two is also a plus.The gin promo girl hooked me and my boyfriend up with an extra shot in my cocktail so our evening started off pretty well.
There was a machine that detected brain waves. The more relaxed you were, the higher and longer a ball would levitate in a tube. I was frustrated because my boyfriend won at first, but we found out that my side had been less sensitive. So when we switched sides and I did way better than he did.
My boyfriend tried to run against a real-time simulated screen of a paraplegic athlete and lost. I don’t blame him, that guy was really fast. The butterfly conservatory was so amazing; I even got to see a live Blue Morpho butterfly fluttering by among countless others. The science center had a bunch of plants, moths, pupa, and caterpillars on display. We witnessed the uncommon occurrence of a caterpillar pupating right before our eyes under a microscope connected to a screen.
They had various workshops on cannabis and medical marijuana and a few strains were on display under microscopes. And at the end of the night we explored the universe in a space travel simulator. I’m a huge fan of seeing all the different colors of the galaxy. Overall, I highly recommend the science straight up event at the CT science center for a date night with your nerdy other half. There’s something for everyone!
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There’s nothing like a walk in the park on a fresh spring day. Hubbard Park hosted it’s annual Daffodil Festival (April 28-29th). It included a craft fair, amusement park rides, fair food tents, and pathways adorned by beautiful, bright bunches of daffodils. You can look at the pretty flowers. However, the park discourages visitors from picking any blooms by implementing a $98 fine per flower (that’s an expensive bouquet!).
The festival is back for 2022! Go to their official website for updates.