The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company will wrap up 2016 with a trio of concerts, starting Thursday, Dec. 29, with the Brazilian Girls party band and continuing on Friday, Dec. 30, with the Ryan Montbleau Band. The Warehouse is at 70 Sanford Street in Fairfield and doors will open at 7, with $25 general admission on Thursday and $28 on Friday.
The Robert Randolph Family Band will play in the New Year on Saturday, Dec. 31, starting at 8; tickets are $68 standing room only or $168 for VIP.
For information and reservations, visit fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036.
Noon Year’s Eve
Creative Arts Workshop at 80 Audubon Street in New Haven invites kids to celebrate the new year with a special event on Saturday, Dec. 31, including a count-down to noon, refreshments, a pinata and music and dancing. The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free; no registration required.
For more information, visit creativeartsworkshop.org.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will close out 2016 with its longest day of the year, staying open later on New Year’s Eve and offering special family entertainment. The aquarium invites guests to stay until 7 p.m. and enjoy a magician, a “bubble-ologist,” a juggler and other entertainment and special guests. The New Year’s Eve offerings will run from 3 to 7 p.m., with a free photo booth, refreshments and more.
The Aquarium is at 10 North Water Street in South Norwalk; for more information, visit maritimeaquarium.org. If you already have New Year’s Eve plans, the Aquarium will be open for regular hours on Jan. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Year at the Point
Dress warmly and join the bird-watchers on Sunday, Jan. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Greenwich Point Park, Tod’s Way, Old Greenwich. The event is co-sponsored by Wild Wings and the Bruce Museum and participants should bring binoculars and meet near the southern concession stand; no registration is required.
The Fred Eisner First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center at Greenwich Point will focus on Polar Bears. There will be family polar bear activities from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 1, with a videa screened at 2 p.m. The program is free and no registration is required.
Or a howl, perhaps?
The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem has planned Howl in the New Year with Winter Wolves for Kids on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. and Howl in the New Year with Winter Wolves on Sunday at 2 p.m. The program includes information about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and a visit to Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr. Guests should dress for the cold.
Registration is required; cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Visit nywolf.org.
And coming up …
Food historian Sarah Wassberg will talk about the evolution of nutrition, food trends, cooking and cookbookery in the United States on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport. Her talk is in conjunction with the library’s Special Collections exhibit, Cooking Down the Ages: Cookbooks and Recipes.
Wassberg’s talk will include an emphasis on early American cooking, celebrity chefs of the late 19th Century, World War I, the Great Depression and the home cooking revival of the 1970s. The program is free; for more information, visit pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346 x15.
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Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big will be at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport Jan. 5-8, with eight Disney Princesses. Shows are at 7 on Thursday and Friday and at 11, 3 and 7 on Saturday, 1 and 5 on Sunday. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.