Hat City Ball

The Hat City Ball is on Jan. 26 at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road, Danbury. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Tickets are $140. For more information, visit danburymuseum.org/hat-city-ball.

Love Letters

Love Letters runs from Jan. 26 through Feb. 11 at the MTC MainStage, 509 Westport Avenue, Norwalk. The play by A.R. Gurney is a story of enduring romance, first loves and second chances. Tickets are $35-$55. For more information, visit musictheatreofct.com.

One Acts

An Evening of One-Acts will run Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 1-3 at the Black Box Theatre, Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more information, visit rhsperformingarts.info.

Little Shop

Little Shop of Horrors will run Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Bethel High School, 300 Whittlesey Drive, Bethel. Tickets are $10-$15. For more information, visit ticketpeak.com/bethelparkandrec or call 203-794-8531.

Terrapin

Terrapin will perform with former Rolling Stones sax player Crispin Cioe on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 203-438-5795.

Sheila the Great

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great will be performed on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Judy Blume’s book comes to life on the stage. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 203-438-5795

Colonial Cookery

Colonial Cookery is on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton. Kids will learn how to make maple custard in this program for ages 6 to 12. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Register at [email protected] or call 203-762-7257. For more information, visit wiltonhistorical.org.

*Winter Storytelling

Winter Storytelling is on Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield. With a cup of cocoa in hand, listen to favorite picture book animal stories, then be among the first visitors to meet Brisby, the center’s new resident barred owl. Suggested donation is $2. For more information, visit ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield.

Young Artists Festival

The Young Artists Festival is Jan. 27-28 at the Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk. This festival is open to music students of all levels and instrumentalists who have at least two years of study and have not yet graduated from high school. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit norwalksymphony.org.

Julie Benko

Spellbinding songstress Julie Benko will perform music from her new album on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at StageOne, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $25 and available at fairfieldtheatre.org.

Latin Show

Premiere Ballroom is hosting a Latin Show on Jan. 27 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Church, 4070 Park Avenue, Bridgeport. The event includes dancing, a lesson and a performance. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 203-374-7308.

Toby Walker

Toby Walker will perform on Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37, New Fairfield. Tickets are $10. For more information, email [email protected].

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch will perform on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Voices Café, Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. Tickets are $25 and available at voicescafe.org.

Hatched

Hatched will be performed on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza explores identity in a powerful autobiographical work. Tickets are $5-$25. For more information, visit quickcenter.com.

Big and Tall

Judy Gold and Bruce Vilanch will perform their show Big and Tall on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. The Emmy-winning comedians will share their sidesplitting observations. Tickets are $39.50. For more information, call 203-438-5795.

Classic radio

Old-Time Classic Radio Shows Come to Life will be performed on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan. Get ready for suspense, comedy, adventure, sound effects and commercials! Admission is free for subscribers and members and $5 for the general public. For more information, call 203-594-3636.

Ed Vebell

The Curious Case of Ed Vebell will run from Jan. 28 through April 28 at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport. Meet Ed Vebell. He is 96 and he’s probably lived a more interesting life than most. His stories span the globe, span time, and span famous events. The opening reception is on Jan. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit westporthistory.org.

Valentines

Valentines For Veterans is on Jan. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk. Make cards for veterans. The event is free. For more information, visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.

Peter Fletcher

Peter Fletcher will perform a classical guitar concert on Jan. 28 at  2 p.m. at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan. For more information, visit newcanaanlibrary.org.

Tosca

Puccini’s Tosca will be screened on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Tickets are $15-$25. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.  

*Musical ABCs

Know Your Musical ABC’s: A Journey Through the History of Music is on Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. It’s suggested for ages 6 to 14. For more information, visit CuriosityConcerts.org.

Stephen Neilson

Stephen Neilson will perform as part of the Fountain Music Series on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield. For more information, visit firstcongregational.com.