Is He Dead
Mark Twain’s play, Is He Dead, will run from Jan. 11 through Jan. 28 at the Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Performances are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit curtaincallinc.com.
Precious Life will be screened on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Stamford Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. It chronicles the struggle of an Israeli pediatrician and a Palestinian mother to get treatment for her baby, who suffers from an incurable genetic disease. The suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit stamfordjcc.org.
Folk singer Dar Williams will perform on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at StageOne,70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $48. For more information, visit fairfieldtheatre.org
The comedian, author and radio personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, James Judd, will perform on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Tickets are $19. For more information, visit palacestamford.org.
Comedian Colin Quinn will perform his new show, One in Every Crowd, on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 203-438-5795.
Jim Messina will perform his classics Your Mama Don’t Dance, Angry Eyes and more on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $42.50 and available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
HAN Network editorial cartoonist Douglas Smith will exhibit his work through Feb. 14 at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 203-261-0134.
Dancing in Darien
So We Think We Can Dance will be on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien. Tickets are $10. For more information, email [email protected] or call 203-655-8683.
*Underwater Bubble Show
Plunge into a glistening blend of laser technology, snow cannons, soap-bubble tornadoes, and optical illusions with the Underwater Bubble Show on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Tickets are $16-$40 and available at palacestamford.org.
Whose Barn Is It Anyway? is on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield. This night of improv comedy will feature guest host Matt Austin, and a mix of new performers as well as Role in the Hay Player regulars. Tickets are $22. For more information, visit ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org.
MLK at the Peabody
MLK Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice will be on Jan. 14 from noon to 4 p.m., and Jan. 15 from 10 to 4 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. The events include performances, community open mics and educational activities for all ages. The events are free. For more information, visit peabody.yale.edu or call 203-432-5050.
*Operation Thank You
Operation Thank You is on Jan. 14 at 1-4 p.m. at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Norwalk Historical Society will be hosting a family-friendly Service Day Project in conjunction with the non-profit organization, Operation Gratitude. This event will educate the community about Dr. King’s life as well as provide an outlet for children and adults to further his message of peace and love by writing thank you letters and cards for our country’s first responders. The event is free. For more information, visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
A Martin Luther King Day Celebration is on Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning, about the history of racist ideas in America, will be the keynote speaker. The event will also include musical performances by Chris Coogan and the Good News Gospel Choir, and Weston High School Jazz Ensemble. Students from the Regional Center for the Arts will present a dance piece. The event is free. For more information, visit westportplayhouse.org.
Cardboard Explosion is on Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Stamford Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show. For ages five and up. Tickets are $12.50. For more information, visit palacestamford.org.
The Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire screening is on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Experience the captivating, mesmerizing and enchanting magic of the ballet on the big screen. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Connecticut Chamber Choir will perform Sacred Salzburg on Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. The group will perform Mozart’s stunning Coronation Mass as well as other Mozart and Johann Michael Haydn works. Tickets are $1-$20. For more information, visit ctchamberchoir.org.
From the RAC Studio showcase is on Jan. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton. It is an all-media, open-themed showcase of RAC talent. The showcase runs through Jan. 28. For more information, visit rowaytonarts.org.
Trumpnotized will return to the stage on Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. It is a political satire examining America’s past and present. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit theklein.org.
10,000 Maniacs will perform on Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Warehouse, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $35-$65. For more information, visit fairfieldtheatre.org