The Lounsbury House Tree Festival will be held Nov. 16-19 at 316 Main Street, Ridgefield. Stop by to see the holiday decorations or visit the boutique. Admission is $10. For more information, visit lounsburyhouse.org.
Women Who Matter
The Women Who Matter Luncheon will be held on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich. Gretchen Carlson, author of Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, will be present. Tickets are $100. For more information, visit greenwichchamber.com.
The Historical Christmas Barn Holiday Shopping event will be Nov. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 150 Danbury Road, Wilton. Proceeds from the event will go to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. For more information, visit visitingnurse.net.
A Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov. 16-19 at Trinity on the Green, 230 Temple Street, New Haven. The event will offer handmade ornaments, knitted goods, cakes, pies, cookies, a giant tag sale, a silent auction and a hot food concession. Admission is free. For more information, call 203-624-3101 or visit trinitynewhaven.org/holiday-bazaar.
The Treasured Time Shopping Extravaganza will be on Nov. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Inn at Villa Bianca in Seymour, 312 Roosevelt Drive, Seymour. Patrons can visit more than 40 vendors with a $5 donation. The Red, White and Rosé wine tasting begins at 6 p.m., and is $50. Proceeds will fund Treasured Time, an organization that helps families who have a loved one with a life-threatening illness. For more information, visit treasuredtime.org.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. The concert will benefit the Inner-City Foundation. Tickets are $500 – $2,500. For more information, visit innercityfoundation.org.
ARTique 2017 will be held on Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 35 Main Street, Ridgefield. Artisans will have their pottery, leather, and woven crafts available for sale. For more information, visit connecticutclayartists.org.
Dennis Cleveland panel
Learn about the avant garde opera Dennis Cleveland at the Franklin Street Works panel on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ferguson Library, 96 Broad Street, Stamford. The program is free. For more information, call 203-595-5211.
Party for a Purpose
Stepping Stones Museum at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, is hosting Party for a Purpose on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. to raise money for hurricane relief. The fund-raiser includes cocktails, food, dancing and live music. All proceeds will benefit the Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria Relief Fund to help families in Puerto Rico. Tickets are $30 and available at steppingstonesmuseum.org/PuertoRico. For more information, call 203-899-0606, ext. 208.
The P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann session will feature Irish fiddler Jeanne Freeman on Nov. 16 at 7:45 p.m. at St. Gabriel Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. The event is free. For more information, call 203-876-9973.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Clan na Gael Players will perform their It’s a Wonderful Life show Nov. 16-19 at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road in Fairfield. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 203-767-0117.
Jim Breuer will perform on Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. He is one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Tickets are $55 and available by calling 203-438-5795. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ Festive Home market will have a preview party on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at 34 Halpin Road, Ridgefield. The market will run through Dec. 23. For more information, visit rgoa.org.
Stirring Your Communi“tini” gala will be held on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at 2 Corporate Drive, Shelton. Join Valley United Way and chefs from local restaurants in a James Bond-themed fund-raiser. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit valleyunitedway.org.
The stage production of Sister Act opens on Nov. 17 at the Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in a convent. The cast includes Zoe Bebon of Fairfield, Dante DiFederico and Katelyn Wilson of Stratford, Lucas Cafaro of Trumbull, Michael Ferrigno of Wilton and Theresa LeBel of Shelton. The show runs through Dec. 16. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit curtaincallinc.com.
The Unhung Heroes exhibit will open on Nov. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. It will showcase 20 area artists who have either never exhibited at the library before or have not been featured in the recent past, through Dec. 28. For more information, call 203-762-6334.
Suzanne Sheridan will perform on Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Coffeehouse at the Wheelers, 25 Avery Place, Westport. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 203-222-1424.
The Connecticut Audubon Society will host a Trail Hike After Dark on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Larsen Sanctuary, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $3 per member, $6 per non-member. Register for the hike online. For more information, visit ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield.
Ask Your Mama
Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz will be held on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Woods Road, New Canaan. This multimedia performance will feature live music, poetry and documentary images. The event is free. For more information, visit gracefarms.org.
Music on the Hill will present its Autumn Leaves concert on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, 48 New Canaan Road, Wilton. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at door. For more information, visit musiconthehillct.org.
Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack will perform on Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $15 for members. For more information, visit milfordarts.org.
Craft fair in Ridgefield
The Ridgefield Woman’s Club Craft Fair will be held on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. For more information, visit rwc-craftfair.com.
Fairfield craft fair
The Fairfield Grace Craft Fair will be on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. For more information, call 203-374-6528.
The Stratford Historical Society will host HAN Network cartoonist Douglas Smith to discuss his work on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street, Stratford. The event is free. For more information, visit stratfordlibrary.org.
Surcari: Music with a Latin Beat will be held on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m., at Thornton Wilder Hall, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Children can learn interactive games and songs in Spanish. It is based on the musical styles and traditions of the Andes, Spanish Caribbean, Central and South America, Spain and Mexico. Tickets are $3. For more information, visit hamdenartscommission.com.
*Music for Youth
Music for Youth: Kobi Malkin and Tony Rymer will be Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport. The event is free. For more information, visit pequotlibrary.org.
The Jo-Ann Thompson-Claybourne exhibit opens Nov. 18 at the Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. An artist reception begins at 3 p.m. For more details, call 203-899-2780.
The New England Ballet Company’s Bella Notte fund-raiser will be held on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main Street, Stratford. The proceeds will go to the 2017-18 season, supporting numerous performances throughout the year, including the 26th annual production of Nutcracker at the Klein. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 203-345-4194 or visit newenglandballet.org.
Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert
Piano duo Anderson & Roe will perform at the Wendy Tisch Memorial Concert on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit arnov18.eventbrite.com.
Darlene Love will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. As one of the biggest voices of the 60s she lent her pipes to everyone from Dionne Warwick to the Beach Boys. Tickets are $60. For more information, call 203-438-5795.
Chicago City Limits
Chicago City Limits will perform a comedy improv show on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Tickets are $19. For more information, call 203-325-4466.
Ernest Troost will perform on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield folk live series at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield. The concert is free. For more information, call 203-438-2282.
Jeff Fuller & Friends will perform on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Thornton Wilder Hall, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. They will perform a variety of swing pieces from the 30s and 40s. Tickets are $7. For more information, visit hamdenartscommission.com.
The Connecticut Master Chorale will perform A Celtic Christmas on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit cmchorale.org.
The WCSU Wind Ensemble will perform on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Avenue, Danbury. Tickets are $6. For more information, visit wcsu.edu/svpa/events.