Mattatuck Museum Exhibition Ùtútù Nnenna Okore

09/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Internationally renowned sculptor Nnenna Okore will use textiles to create an installation commemorating the colors and landscapes of her childhood home of Nsukka, Nigeria. Ùtútù, the Nigerian word for morning/something new, describes the transience, potency and energy of the piece. Visitors will respond to this boldly colored and organic art meant to heighten their visual and sensorial experience.

Western CT State University Art Show ‘Thinking Visually’

09/25/2017 to 12/03/2017

181 White Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8403 .

 Fifteen internationally acclaimed local artists will show selections from their works in "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators," an exhibition celebrating the rich diversity of illustration as an art form. Gallery hours from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Merwinsville Hotel SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW

12/01/2017 to 12/03/2017

1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

10 am - 5 pm. See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more! Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

The Sherman Players - Murder Takes A Holiday

12/01/2017 to 12/23/2017

5 CT-39, Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622.

Harry Thompson and his sister, Diane, are sent to an isolated ski lodge in the mountains of New Hampshire on an undercover mission. They don't know that two guests have been weirdly murdered. When they encounter the remarkable Mrs. Bowman, a mountain climber with a dangerous secret, excitement and chills are on the menu. Twist after twist, thrill after thrill, the play will keep you guessing until the final moment. A fascinating stage puzzle Murder Takes a Holiday terminates in an avalanche of tense excitement and laughter for the whole family.

50th Anniversary Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar

12/02/2017 to 12/09/2017

Tuckere Hill Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-217-4246.

The bazaar offers a bake shoppe (with delicious breads, cookies, cakes, muffins etc.), the opportunity to decorate your own gingerbread cookie (fun for all ages), raffle baskets galore (with many great gifts), and our own version of dollar store with holiday items. The children of St. George's will again host a room with Christmas crafts for sale. The proceeds go to support their mission work with the Indian nation of South Dakota. Lunch will be available on Saturday December 2nd and Saturday December 9th from 11:00am to 2:30pm. All you can eat breakfast on December 9th from 8:30-11am. Village hours are Saturday December 2 - 10 am to 7pm, Sunday Dec 3 – 12(Noon) to 7pm. Monday through Friday 2:00 pm-4:00pm, 6pm-8pm. Saturday, December 9th - 10am-4pm. As always, parking and admission are free (donations welcomed). The church is handicap accessible.

The Silo Gingerbread House Making

12/02/2017

44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

$90.00 The Silo presents Nancy Stuart teaching the traditional Gingerbread House Class! Teams of 2 will create their own gingerbread house from scratch complete with candy, cookies, and many yummy confectioneries. Don't miss the fun! Already Standing Houses are available upon request only! Great for those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 2 people per team

Ridgefield Playhouse ane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas

12/02/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join three time Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actress Jane Lynch, along with Kate Flannery ("Meredith" from The Office) and Tim Davis, (music director on GLEE) as they ring in the holidays with songs from her Christmas album, A Swingin' Little Christmas!, and other holiday classics!

Kent Art Association Elected Artist Show

12/02/2017 to 12/16/2017

21 South Main St., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3989.

Thurs-Sun, 1-5pm. Awards Reception Saturday 12/2 2-4pm.

New Milford Historical Society Old-Fashioned Holiday Crafts for Children

12/02/2017

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

Free. Starts at 10:00 AM Join us at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum as we learn about the history and traditions of the holiday season. Bring the family and discover old-fashioned magic as we make quilt squares, pinecone bird feeders, salt-dough ornaments and other items that remind us of an earlier time! Come and enjoy refreshments and get in the holiday spirit in the warmth and charm of our museum. Leave with a homemade holiday card or gift for someone special.

The Silo Gingerbread House Making

12/03/2017

44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

10 am -2 pm. Teams of 2 will create their own gingerbread house from scratch complete with candy, cookies, and many yummy confectioneries. Don't miss the fun! Already Standing Houses are available upon request only! Great for those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 2 people per team