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Things to do in CT for late November, December 2019

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Madison: R.J. Julia Bookstores, 768 Boston Post Road. Chris Formant with “Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn,” Nov. 26, 7 p.m. 203-245-3959,

Madison: Susan Strecker with “Drive,” R.J. Julia Bookstores, 768 Boston Post Road. Dec. 4, 7 p.m. 203-245-3959,

Derby: Bass Fishing, Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. Derby Public Library Meeting Room, 313 Elizabeth St.

Derby: Derby Historical Society Fundraising Appeal, Sons of Italy Banquet Hall, 73 High St. Nov. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $45. 203-735-1908,

East Haven: Stephen Spignesi discusses his book “Grover Cleveland’s Rubber Jaw and Other Unusual, But True Facts About America’s Presidents,”Old Stone Church, Main St. Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Refreshments served. Free. 203-466-1596.

Middletown: Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 26, free, registration is required. Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street, Middletown. Details at or call 860-685-3939


Bridgeport: Alyssa Goggi, Stress Factory Comedy Club, 167 State St. Nov. 29, 7 p.m.; Tacarra Williams, Nov. 29, 9:30 p.m., Nov. 30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. $40-$20.

Fairfield: Robert Dean, Fairfield Comedy Club at The Circle Inn, 417 Post Road. Nov. 29, 8 p.m. $25; Andrew Kennedy, Nov. 30, 7, 9 p.m. $29. 475-999-2087,

Madison: Kevin Flynn: Fear of Heights, Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Dr. Nov. 30, 7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. show. $45 door, $35 advance. Supports youth programming at the barn. 203-245-2689,

Uncasville: Orlando Baxter, Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 7, 9:30 p.m. $45-$20; Kelly MacFarland, Wed 8 p.m. $20, $15, $10., or call 800-745-3000


Bethany: Christmas Tree Lighting, Russell Farm Homestead, 20 Round Hill Road. Dec 1, 6 p.m.

Clinton: Christmas in Clinton Celebration, Post Office Square to the Old Brick, East Main St. Dec. 1, 1 p.m. Activities, contests, exhibits, music, arts & crafts, food. The celebration will culminate at Andrews Memorial Town Hall with the arrival of Santa Claus and the town Tree Lighting, 5 p.m. Stroll along East Main Street and visit local businesses, civic & community tables, Santa’s Workshop, historical houses that will be open and decked out for the season. Participate in the Soup’s On Contest and the Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt. Music, activities for children of all ages, shopping, wreaths & trees in the town hall lobby and the Christmas Bazaar downstairs. 860-669-3889

Branford: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter present Pearls of Joy Thanksgiving Luncheon with live gospel music featuring, Kymberli Joye, from the Voice, Deon Kipping, Kevin Monroe & Devotion and others. 1-5 p.m. Nov. 24, at Woodwinds, 29 Schoolground Road, Branford. Tickets $65,to support the AKA Scholarship Fund and Programs. Reserve at

Branford: Tree Lighting & Parade on the Branford Town Green. Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Parade starts off at Branford High School, marches down Main St., concluding with the tree lighting on the town green, visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph, 6:45 p.m. Those attending the parade are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped toy. Rain Date, Dec. 1. 203-488-8304,

Branford: Connecticut Yuletide Carolers concert of carols, United Methodist Church, 811 E. Main St. Dec. 1, 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation benefits the church’s general operating fund. 203-673-9485,

Bridgeport: Premier Ballroom Dance/Show, Holy Trinity Greek Church, 4070 Park Ave. Nov. 30, 7-11:30 p.m. General dancing 7 p.m., dance lesson 8 p.m. Performance by Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabrielle Sabler, 9:30 p.m. $20. Reservations suggested. 203-374-7308.

Cheshire: Cheshire High School Band Parents Association presents a holiday train show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 24, $7 per person admission, free age 10 and under, at the high school. 525 South Main St., Cheshire. More than 70 dealers are expected; movies, clinics and workshops, food and concessions.

Derby: Derby Cultural Commission annual tree lighting ceremony, 6-8 p.m., Nov. 28, Derby Green on Elizabeth Street. Santa arrival on firetruck, tree lighting, hot cocoa and cookies. For information contact: Susan Lanzaro Schroeder at or by calling 203-633-3623.

East Haddam: I-Park OPEN Studios + Holiday Party, 1-5 p.m., Nov. 24, I-Park, 428 Hopyard Road, East Haddam. Visit, call 860-873-2468, or write

East Windsor: The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2019 and the “Tunnel of Lights,” starts 5-9 p.m., Nov. 29, continuing Friday through Sunday evenings, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Until Christmas Eve, visit Santa in a historic caboose; each child receives a gift. Members pay half price.

Essex: Connecticut River Museum’s 26th Annual Holiday Train Show, Nov. 27-Feb. 23, opening Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. 20 percent off in museum shop. Admission $10 adults, $8 senior, $6 ages 6-12, free age 5 and under. 67 Main St., Essex. For more information, call 860-767-8269 or go to

Guilford: Harvesting History-Travel back to the early 1600’s at Connecticut’s own Pilgrim-era museum, Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St. Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Taste pemmican, pumpkin pie, popcorn, cornbread, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and apple cider. Readings of the “Pilgrim Cat” storybook. Reproductions of English and Native American trade items, write with a quill pen to “Make Your Mark,” designing a personal symbol like Native American sachems did on treaties with the English, learn about the myths and origins of our Thanksgiving traditions in the display “Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas,” Scavenger hunt and self-guided tour of the 1639 Whitfield House. $6, $5 seniors ages 60 and older, free children ages 12 and younger. 203-453-2457,

Hamden: American Flyer Train for the Holidays, Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, opens 12-5 p.m., Nov. 29, continues Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, 12-5 p.m., through Jan. 18 .Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Free admission, workshops $10 to $13 per person.

Madison: Open House, Madison Historical Society, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 30, Allis-Bushnell House, 853 Boston Post Road. Tours and refreshments, free admission.

Middletown: Wesleyan Potters 64th Annual exhibit and Sale, Nov. 29-Dec. 15. Show features members, invited craftsmen selling pottery jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, wood, papercraft, photography, printmaking, toys. Sale hours, Saturday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 350 South Main St., Middletown. Details, call 860-347-5925.

Middletown: Artists For World Peace (AFWP) annual Open House and Holiday Market Place, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 30,deKoven House, 27 Washington Street, Middletown. Handcrafted gift items including paintings, jewelry, hand-made African quilts and pillows. Have a caricature drawn by editorial cartoonist, Bob Engleheart ,1-3 p.m., or or take a photo with Santa. Free, public welcome. Details, visit AFWP on Facebook Artists for World Peace and at

Milford: Caroling & Tree Trimming w. Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m., Nov. 26, Milford Senior Center. Eggnog and cookies will be served and all are welcome.

New Haven: Drag Queen Christmas: The Naughty Tour, College Street Music Hall, 238 College St. Nov. 25, 8 p.m. $150-$35. 877-987-6487,

New Haven: Fantasy of Lights, Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road. Through Dec. 31. Sun-Thu 5-9 p.m., Fri, Sat 5-10 p.m. $10 car/family van, $25 mini-bus, $50 full size bus. 203-777-2000,

New Haven: New Haven Ballet perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker,” Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattress Store, 70 Universal Dr. Free. Dec. 1, 1 p.m.

Old Lyme: Santa at the Museum, Nov. 29, 10 a.m.; A Magical Visit from Joepetto the Magic Toymaker, Nov. 30, noon; Drop-In Art: Joy in the Making, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.; Book Event: Miss Florence's Artist Trees, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St.

Orange: The Orange Historical Society’s Stone-Otis house is open 2-4 p.m. on Sundays, $3 admission, free under 10. The home is located at 615 Orange Center Road. For information call 203 795-3106 and leave a message. The call will be returned.

Shelton: Tree Lighting, Huntington Green. Dec. 1, 5-6:30 p.m.

Stratford: Holiday Lighting Festival, Stratford Town Hall, 2725 Main St. Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Waterbury: “Holidays in 19th Century Waterbury: A Very Chase Christmas,” Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main St. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. $15, $7. Museum hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m. 203-753-0381, ext. 130,

West Haven: Jingle Bell Run, Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St. Dec. 1, 8 a.m. $25 early bird registration.

Windsor Locks: The New England Air Museum holiday events: Selfie with Santa aboard a helicopter, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 29. Behind the Scenes tours of restoration projects, vintage engines, helicoper, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost included in museum admission, $15 adults, $14 seniors, $10 ages 4-14, free 3 and under. Details, or call 860-623-3305.


Cheshire: Train Show, Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main St. Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $7. Free children under 10. Dealers, operating layouts, food.

Shelton: TEAM’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit TEAM Elderly Services, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Nov. 23-24, free admission, raffle tickets $10/book. Vendors, activities for families and adults, lots of prizes. Shelton Senior Center, 18 Wheeler St., Shelton.

Woodbridge: “Gingerbread House Decorating Party,” Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road. Dec. 2, 6 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2 p.m. 203-389-3434,


New Haven: Walter Miller’s “Timeless,” Southern Connecticut State University Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent St. Nov. 24, 5 p.m. $20.


Bridgeport: Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras Fall Concert 2: Principal & Bravura Orchestras Perform, Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave. Nov. 24, 1 and 5:30 p.m. $15 adult, $10 students, seniors.

Centerbrook: Members of the Community Music School faculty come together to perform an array of chamber music and other works, 3 p.m., Nov. 24, Centerbrook Meetinghouse, 51 Main Street, Centerbrook. Free and open to the public, a meet-and-greet reception immediately follows. Donations are gratefully accepted.

East Haddam: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host “Applepalooza!” - a celebration of all things apple 12-4 p.m., Nov. 24, East Haddam. An afternoon of cooking, crafts, games, free of charge. Bring a pie plate if you want to bake a pie, containers for treats. For more information on the event, go to or

East Hampton: Special Pre-thanksgiving Wednesday: The Night Owls, playing rock ‘n roll, blues with a southern bite, Nov. 27, at Dexter’s Tunes Tales & Ales 91 Main St. East Hampton.

East Haven: “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime: An Entwyned Early Music Holiday Concert,”Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St. Nov. 30, 2 p.m. Sign up. 203-468-3890

Fairfield: Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $65, $35; Deep Banana Blackout's Funksgiving, Warehouse, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. $35. 203-259-1036,

Fairfield: Martin Sexton, Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Nov. 29, 30, 7:45 p.m. $75; Livingston Taylor, StageOne, Dec. 1, 7:45 p.m. $48; The Fixx: Fixxmas Tour with Royston Langdon of Spacehog, Warehouse, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. $48, $38. 203-259-1036,

Fairfield: Cherish The Ladies: Celtic Christmas, Sacred Heart University Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave. Dec, 1, 4 p.m. $30, $25 seniors, $25 faculty, staff, alumni, $10 students. Gaelic American Club members receive $5 off the General Public price.

Hamden: Whitney Players Holiday Cabaret, Knights of Columbus Lodge, 2630 Whitney Ave. Nov. 28, 7 a.m. $30.

Hartford: Beehive Queen Christine Ohlman, with Michael Colbath, Lorne Entress, Cliff Goodwin & Chris Bickley, annual Thanksgiving Friday Shoe, 8:30 p.m, Nov. 29, Black-Eyed Sally’s 350 Asylum St., Hartford, 860-278-7427,

Mashantucket: Celtic Women: Best of Christmas, Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resorts & Casinos, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Nov. 30, 8 p.m. $60-$40. 800-200-2882,

Middle Haddam: Christ Church, Middle Haddam, is celebrating the Austin Organ op. 1855 being returned to service with a concert at 4 p.m., Nov. 24, free, donations welcome. The Christ Church Choir will be joined by the Northeast CT Community Orchestra, Dylan Lomangino, Conductor, and John Nisbet, organist. Details, go to or call 860-267-0287

Middletown: Amsterdam's Saskia Laroo album release and live project “Trumpets Around the World” with original funky dance, hip-hop, world vibes, and jazzy flavors melded together, Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main St. Nov. 29, 8-10 p.m. $15; Lisa Bastoni and Naomi Sommers, Nov. 30, 8-10 p.m. $15.

New Haven: Lula Wiles, Cafe Nine, 250 State St. Nov. 24, 8 p.m. $18-$15.

New Haven: Orchestra New England will present its AConcert of Mufick@ in the style of the time of the Revolutionary War, United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St. Nov. 30, 8 p.m. Prior to the concert a Colonial dinner will be held, Graduate Club, 6 p.m. $45 additional charge. Concert tickets only: $40, $25. 203-777-4690,

New Haven: The Reunion Thanksgiving Night at Van Dome, Van Dome Nightclub, 102 Hamilton St. Nov. 28, 9 p.m.

New Haven: The Return of Bella's Bartok, with Sean Henry, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. Creamery Station, the John Spignesi Band, and Friends of a Feather, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. The State House, 310 State St.

Old Lyme: Friday Nite Live at Nightingale’s, 7-9 p.m., Nov. 29, Teen Open Mic. Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, 68 Lyme Street, Old Lyme. Details, or call 860-434-1961.

Old Saybrook: Met in HD: Akhnaten, 12:55 p.m., Nov. 26, $25-$28. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, 877-503-1286,

Old Saybrook: Annual Black Friday Benefit Concert to benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, 8 p.m., Nov. 29, $25 and up, at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. Performers include the Meadows Brothers, Ebin-Rose Trio, Moving Target, Hugh Birdsall, Lauren Agnelli & Friends, and Carter Gowrie & Friends. All ticket/CD sales matched dollar for dollar by Gowrie Group Challenge. Tickets, go to, or call the Box Office at 860-510-0453

Old Saybrook: D.A. Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars, 8 p.m., Nov. 30, $40. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., 877-503-1286,

Stratford: Holiday Concert: The New Blue of Yale, Library, 2203 Main St. Dec. 1, 2-4 p.m. 203-385-4162,

Uncasville: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casinos, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. In the Wolf Den: Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Nov. 24, 7 p.m.; The Cartells, Thu 8 p.m.; Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes: Best Christmas Party Ever, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.; Maxi Priest, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.; Lauren Jenkins, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. 888-226-7711,

Willimantic: Grass Routes and the Still Pickin Band at the Bread Box Theater, fall music series, 4 p.m., Nov. 24, $20, sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic. Proceeds for the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Reserve at 860-429-4220 or purchase tickets at the Willimantic Food Coop, 91 Valley Street, Willimantic.


Ansonia: Sunday guided hikes, Sundays, 1 p.m., free, Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Road, 203-736-1053,

Hamden: Sleeping Giant Park Association’s Holiday Hike and Social, Sleeping Giant Park, Mt. Carmel Ave. Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m. Meet at the bulletin board by the kiosk near the park entrance. Refreshments, carols, a warm fire, and good cheer, at the pavilion in the picnic area, 3 p.m. Free.


Bridgeport: “Rudolph,” Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St. Through Dec. 29. Tickets available by phone, in person at the box office, or online. 203-576-1636,

East Haddam: “Billy Elliott-The Musical,” Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St. Through Nov. 24. Visit website for showtimes. Tickets start at $29. 860-873-8668,

Madison: Madison native Kevin Flynn, will perform his original one-man play, “Fear of Heights” at Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Drive, Madison, Nov. 30. Cocktails at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., Adults only over 21, general admission seating; reserved for additional fee. For tickets and information, or 203-245-2689

Mashantucket: “Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage,” Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resorts & Casinos, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Nov 30 & Dec. 1, 1, 5 p.m. $65, $45. 800-200-2882,

New Britain: Connecticut Theatre Company presents “Meet me in St. Louis” based on the 1944 motion picture of the same name starring Judy Garland; live band, local voices, Dec. 6-27, tickets $23 and up, in advance or at the door. 23 Norden St., New Britain,

New Haven: “Rent,” Shubert Theater, 247 College St. Nov. 24, 1, 6:30 p.m. 203-562-5666,

New Haven: “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,” Shubert Theater, 247 College St. Nov. 29, 6 p.m.; Nov. 30, 11 a.m., 3, 6 p.m. 203-562-5666,

New Haven: “Pride and Prejudice,” Long Wharf Theatre Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr. Nov. 27-Dec. 22. 203-787-4282,

New Haven: “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” Southern Connecticut State University’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent St. Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 2, 8 p.m. $15-$5. 203-392-6154,

New Haven: Yale Repertory Theatre presents “The Plot,” Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. Nov. 29-Dec.21. $79-$20.

New London: Garde Arts Center hosts CT Lyric Opera and CT Virtuosi Orchestra production of Wagner's ill-fated love story, the opera “Tristan und Isolde,” 7 p.m., Nov. 30, with English subtitles, $29-$49.,

Storrs: “Shakespeare in Love,” Nov. 21-Dec. 8, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre at UConn, Storrs. No shows Thanksgiving week. Tickets, visit or call 860-486-2113.

Stratford: “Admissions,” Stratford Academy, 719 Birdseye St. Nov. 24. $22 adult, $20 senior citizens. 203-375-8778,

Waterbury: “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” Seven Angels Theatre, 1 Plank Road. Through Dec. 1.

Wallingford: Moscow Ballet's “Great Russian Nutcracker,” The Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Road. Nov. 30, 3 p.m. 203-265-1501,

Waterbury: “Les Misérables,” Palace Theater, 100 E. Main St. Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Dec 4, 1, 7:30 p.m.; Dec 5, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 2, 8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $54.50. 203-346-2000,, or in person at the Box Office.


Branford: “Landscape Explorations,” oil paintings by Charles W. Reyburn, Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road. On view.

Bridgeport: “We are Artists Every One: the Bridgeport Cultural Arts Center in Action, 1970-1986,” Library Burroughs-Saden Branch History Center, 925 Broad St. On view. 203-576-7400, ext. 7

Cheshire: Cheshire Artsplace Market, 1220 Waterbury Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 23-24. For more information call Artsplace at 203-272-2787or visit

Chester: Gallery Celebrates 10 Years with a retrospective exhibit and a selection of student work created during the annual monotype printmaking workshops in the Exumas, Bahamas, Lori Warner Studio Gallery, 21 Main St. Through Dec. 31. 860-322-4265,

Fairfield: “Cover to Cover: How People Bind Their Books” Exhibit, Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. Through Feb. 9, during Library hours. 203-254-0123,

Fairfield: “Winter Light” artwork by members, Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St. Through Jan. 31, noon-5 p.m. every day Reception, Nov. 24, 3-5 p.m. Artists talk, 4 p.m. 203-374-9720 or 646- 258-6912,

Fairfield: “Rodin, Truth, Form, Life,“ Fairfield University’s Walsh Art Gallery in the Quick Center for the Performing Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road. Through Dec. 21. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fairfield: “From the Ground Up: Fairfield's Foods,” Museum & History Center Spaght Gallery, 370 Beach Road. Exhibit runs through Jan. 5; “Brooklawn: A Walk in the Park,” through Nov. 11. 203-259-1598,

Fairfield: Paintings of Marge Casey and Beverly Schirmeier on display in a two person art show, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. Dec. 2-30. Art gallery is open during normal library hours.

Hamden: “Live at the Anthrax — exhibit of photos taken at the hard-core venue The Anthrax Club of Norwalk in the late 1980s” by Joe Snow, Counter Weight Brewing Co., 23 Raccio Park Road. Through Dec. 15. Fri 3-9 p.m.; Sat noon-9 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m. 203-821-7333.

Hartford: “Afrocosmologies: American Reflections,” Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. Through Jan. 20, 2020.

Madison: Artists for World Peace Brings Their Peace Wall, Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center Mary C. Daly RSM Art Gallery, 167 Neck Road. Through Dec. 18. 203 245-0401,

Madison: Madison Art Cinema, exhibit 18 hand-painted Ghanaian posters, Nov. 26-Jan. 15. The posters were displayed originally on roadsides and markets in Ghana in the 1990s to advertise Hollywood action films, Indian epics, and Nollywood horror films and are painted in oil and acrylic on recycled flour sacks.

Middletown: Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies Gallery presents “The Imperial Ghost in the Neoliberal Machine (Figuring the CIA),” Mansfield Freeman Center, 343 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus. Through Dec. 8.; Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents Brendan Fernandes’ “Inaction,” through Dec. 8.

Milford: “Milford Student Show,” Milford Arts Center, 40 Railroad Ave. Through Jan.17. Reception, Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. Gallery hours: Thu 2-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun, noon-4 p.m. 203-878-6647,

New Haven: “Deck the Walls-Holiday Group Show” featuring unframed art sale,” Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave. Through Dec. 22.

New Haven: “Peterloo and Protest,” Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. through Dec. 1. 203-432—2800,

New Haven: “Shadows” by Michael Zack, City Gallery, 994 State St. Through Nov. 24. Gallery hours: Thu-Sun noon-4 p.m. 203-782-2489,

New Haven:“When Caged Birds Sing” Human Rights teaching exhibit celebrating the stories of eight women who endured abuse because of their gender. Works by Anne Weiner, Southern Connecticut State University’s Buley Gallery, 501 Crescent St. Through Dec. 12. 203-392-6154,

New Haven: “Inerplay” works by Sheila Kaczmarek, Kathy Kane, Maria Morabito, River Street Gallery @ Fairhaven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Ave. Through Jan. 12.

New Haven: “Ceremonial Dress from Southwest China: The Ann B. Goodman Collection,” Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. Through Jan. 5, 2020; “William Bailey: Looking through Time,” Through Jan. 5, 2020. Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Orange: “Waterworks XX,” students of Audrey Galer will display new watercolors, Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road. Through Dec. Reception, Gallery Room 2nd fl., Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m.

Southington: “From Ancient Cambodia to Modern America: Portraits, Plants and Ruins” oil paintings by Diane Chandler of Wallingford, Gallery at The Orchards Community Room, 34 Hobart St. Through Dec. 29. 860) 628-5656,

Waterbury: “Maryna Bilak: Caring Hands,” Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main St. Through Jan. 5. Museum hours: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m. 203-753-0381, ext. 130,


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