A Caribbean-Themed Block Party at the Wadsworth in Hartford

Arts and CultureWadsworth Atheneum Museum of ArtBob Marley

In conjunction with Hartford's Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival, this month's Thursday night Art After Hours is a summer block-party celebration of all things Caribbean, including gobs of reggae and calypso music, decorative arts, a costume parade (open to party-goers), a station to get your body art on, caricatures by Joe Young, games and a showing of a newly released, excellent documentary about the life of reggae legend Bob Marley (pictured) at 8 p.m. Stuff yourself with Caribbean food (for an extra cost), including Jamaican patties, coco bread, jerk chicken and rum punch. It's a warm-up of sorts for the Jerk Festival, which takes place all day Saturday at Hartford's Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.


Art After Hours: One Love

Aug. 2, 5-9 p.m., $5 (free for members), Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, wadsworthatheneum.org.


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