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Greenwich Winter Antiques Show 2017 - Old Greenwich, CT

Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017 Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road Old Greenwich, CT
Browse antiques from 40 nationally recognized exhibitors of fine and marine art, estate jewelry, American and continental furniture, prints, handbags, decorative objects, and more from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. To have an item of your own appraised, make an appointment on December 2 with a representative from RAGO Arts and Auction Center.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person

Children & Families

"Pinkalicious The Musical" - New Haven, CT

Dec 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 Shubert Theater, 247 College Street New Haven, CT
This one-hour musical is based on the children's book "Pinkalicious." Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents, Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, a dream come true!
Time: Two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission: $19-$50
Telephone: 203-562-5666


Jerry Seinfeld - Ledyard, CT

Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich-Westerly Road Ledyard, CT
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: "Seinfeld."
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $82.50, $110, $150

DIY Gifts & Crafts

Make A Holiday Centerpiece - Bethlehem, CT

Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 4, 2017 Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 9 Main Street North Bethlehem, CT
Make a gorgeous holiday centerpiece for your home using greens, pinecones, dried flowers & other natural materials. George & Carol McCleary, site horticulturists, will lead the workshops. Bring your own clippers. Space is limited. Registration recommended at 860-266-7596 or email bellamy.ferriday@ctlandmarks.org.
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Admission: $25 per wreath


Get a Clue Tours with Sea Tea Improv - Hartford, CT

Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT
Who killed that varmint Pap Finn? Was it Tom Sawyer in the Library with the Wrench? The Pauper in the Kitchen with the Rope? The Mark Twain House & Museum Get a Clue Murder Mystery Tours take participants through rooms, secret passageways, conservatory, billiards room, and more of the Twain house -- and some of the author's favorite literary characters -- as part of the game.
Time: Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Admission: $17 and $25
Telephone: 860-247-0998


Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio - Clinton, CT

Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 2, 2017 Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpk. Clinton, CT
This festive trio features Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on acoustic bass, and Loren Evarts on keyboards performing classic holiday songs from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. Join this lively performance and enjoy refreshments.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-669-2342

The Wharf Unplugged presents Adam Ezra - Madison, CT

Jan 11, 2018 - Jan 11, 2018 Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road Madison, CT
Join us for an intimate acoustic performance by singer/songwriter Adam Ezra held in The Wharf Restaurant at The Madison Beach Hotel. This is the second show in a 6 part series featuring performances by musicians representing American music genres from American soft rock to country rock, acoustic blues and folk.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $35
Telephone: 203-350-0014

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Magician Mat Franco - Mashantucket, CT

Dec 9, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017 Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Named “Best Show” by Las Vegas Weekly and voted “Best Magic Show” in the Best of Las Vegas Awards, Mat Franco takes a totally innovative approach to magic performance.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30

Science & Nature

Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces - Greenwich, CT

Nov 11, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
This exhibition offers a rare chance to discover the wondrous beauty and amazing properties of world-class minerals from a remarkable private collection. Approximately 100 dazzling specimens will be on display, ranging from intricately connected cubes of pyrite, to dazzlingly clear crystals of selenite, to fiery red hexagons of vanadinite. Open through April 1, 2018.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students; free for children under age 5
Telephone: 203-869-0376


“Rags” - East Haddam, CT

Oct 6, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT
Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan promise opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of “Wicked” and “Annie” illuminated a saga of America’s immigrant past.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website

"The Phantom of the Opera" - Waterbury, CT

Nov 15, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017 Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street Waterbury, CT
Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of the Opera" will come to Waterbury as part of a new North American Tour. This breathtaking production presents brilliant new scenic design, new choreography, and new staging.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $58-$136

"Phantom" - Bridgeport, CT

Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT
Based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “The Phantom of the Opera,” the romantic musical takes a fresh look at the mysterious young phantom, Erik, who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Not to be confused with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 mega-musical, this version, more operetta-like in musical style, seeks to more closely reflect the Leroux novel and explores the phantom’s past.
Time: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.; Sundays. 6 p.m.
Admission: $28-$33

“The Chosen” - New Haven, CT

Nov 22, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive New Haven, CT
Set against the backdrop of 1940s Brooklyn and the oncoming war, this adaptation of Chaim Potok’s novel is a story of Growing up in the shadows of imposing and impressive fathers, the young men questioning their places in the world.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“The Color Purple” - Hartford, CT

Dec 5, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017 Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT
A score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues music drives the heart-wrenching story of “The Color Purple.” This revised production won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“In the Heights” Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico - Bridgeport, CT

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street Bridgeport, CT
From the creators of the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” the award-winning “In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The concert is one night only. Revenue from ticket sales and raffle prizes will be donated to the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Hurricane Relief Fund.
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Admission: $60- $30; VIP pre-sale, $100
Telephone: 203-576-1636