Five Don’t-Miss Litchfield Events in March

Forget the lion, March is coming in like a lamb this year and the mild temperatures are an invitation to get out, be social, and take advantage of all the great things happening in Litchfield. Here are five standouts on our list.

More than Just History Trivia Night at the Litchfield Distillery
March 6 at Litchfield Distillery

On Wednesday, March 6, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., the Litchfield Historical Society will be hosting a trivia night at the Litchfield Distillery for teams of up to six people. Drinks and small bites will be provided.  

With unusual category topics and bonus intermission challenges, this trivia night will challenge and delight. You don’t need to be a history expert or Litchfield native to win this quiz-style game night.

The cost is $15 for historical society members and $20 for non-members. Registration is required and may be done online.


Jim Laurino Exhibit & Opening at Oliver Wolcott Library
March 2 to April 11, Opening Reception March 7

March events Litchfield CTLitchfield artist Jim Laurino is having an exhibit of oil paintings in the gallery at Oliver Wolcott Library March 2 to April 11 entitled, “The New England Landscape.” An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The OWL exhibit listing notes that the artist studied painting, design, and color theory at the University of Connecticut and through additional workshops and self-study, he has cultivated a bold representational painting style that balances the Impressionists’ influence with contemporary subject matter.

Laurino also constructs frames for all of his paintings made out of reclaimed wood material, which provide a rustic window into each piece, subtly complementing his work.

See the library’s gallery listing for more.

The McKrells St. Patrick’s Day Concert
Friday, March 15

The McKrells band returns to Litchfield Community Center March 15 for its popular St. Patrick’s Day concert from 7 to 10 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 and the Pop-up Mobile Pub will be offering beverages for purchase.

The show of Celtic-infused bluegrass includes traditional and original songs. Singer/songwriter Kevin McKrell leads the band that also features Frank Orsini on fiddle, Scott Hopkins on banjo, Peter Pashoukason guitar, Arlin Greene on bass and Brian Melick on percussion.

The cost is $20 per person at the door, or you can register and pay online.

LHS Players Presents ‘Chicago Teen Edition’
March 15, 16, 17

Litchfield Public Schools and Region 6 schools are merging July 1 to become the Region 20 school district. The LHS Players are going out in style by presenting the high school edition of the musical “Chicago” and promise incredible music and dancing.

If you don’t know the story, it goes like this: In the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her husband, Amos, to take the rap –  until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie, and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Shows are March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., and March 17 at 2 p.m. on the stage at Wamogo Regional High School. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, cash or check only at the door. Click here for ticket reservations.


Litchfield Restaurant Week
March 22-29

Litchfield Restaurant WeekLitchfield Restaurant Week returns for a second delicious year March 22 – 29 and will feature 20 destinations ranging from bakery-cafes and delis to pizza places, gourmet shops, and fine dining establishments. 

Each venue will offer a three-course prix fixe menu at $25, $35, or $45, some for lunch/during the day, others for dinner, and some for both lunch and dinner. 

See the official restaurant week page on the Visit Litchfield CT website for a full list of participants, their locations, and their website and social media links. Restaurant Week menus will be added to the page in early March.