New York painter Murray Smith will display his still life paintings in the On Light and Florals exhibit starting Dec. 1 at the Geary Gallery of Darien, 576 Post Rd., Darien. The exhibit runs through Dec. 24. For more information, visit gearygallery.com.
Murder Takes a Holiday
The Sherman Playhouse production of Murder Takes a Holiday opens on Dec. 1 at 5 Route 39, Sherman. Tickets are $24 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under, and available at shermanplayers.org.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol will be performed on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Black Rock Church, 3680 Black Rock Tpk., Fairfield. Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens, will perform a captivating rendition of the timeless holiday classic. Proceeds from the show will benefit Operation Hope of Fairfield and its efforts to end hunger and homelessness right here at home. Tickets are $15. For more information visit 2017dickens.bpt.me.
The Western Connecticut State University Orchestra will perform on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. Tickets are $6. For more information visit wcsu.edu/svpa/events.
Rufus Wainwright will perform on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. He has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. Tickets are $65. For more information visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show will held on Dec. 1-3 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Greenwich. For more information call 203-869-6899.
Westport library sale
A Holiday Book & Gift Sale will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. Books, CDs and DVDs will be on sale. For more information visit westportlibrary.org.
Arts & Soul
An exhibit called Art & Soul opens Dec. 1 at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Work of students from Martha Talburt’s drawing class will be displayed through Dec. 28. An opening reception will be held Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information visit ridgefieldlibrary.org.
Life and art
What Keeps Mankind Alive, an exhibit at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, will open Dec. 1. Featuring Ward Shelley’s work, the exhibit will run through March 2. It features a selected group of diagrammatic paintings that tease out narratives from history and culture. An opening reception will be on Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. For more information visit westportartscenter.org.
Mark Twain art show
The Mark Twain Library’s 45th annual Art Show will open on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at 439 Redding Rd., Redding. The juried art show runs through Dec. 10. Tickets are $75. For more information visit marktwainlibrary.org/fundraising/art.
Holiday wine tasting
Sunrise Rotary will host a Gala Holiday Wine Tasting Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Inn at Longshore, 260 Compo Rd., Westport. Proceeds will go to Homes With Hope in Westport, Greater Bridgeport Literacy Volunteers and the Tree of Life Orphanage in Haiti. Tickets, $75. Info: westportsunriserotary.org.
School for Elves
The Milford Center for the Arts production of School for Elves opens Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. The show runs through Dec. 17. Tickets are $20. For more information visit pantochino.com.
John Tesh will perform his Grand Piano Christmas show on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets are $65-$100. For more information visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
The Fairfield University Glee Club will perform A Glee-Filled Christmas on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Tickets are $10. For more information visit.quickcenter.com.
Mentalist Jon Stetson will perform on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets are $19. For more information call 203-325-4466.
The student production Fake News! will be held on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield. Tickets are $10. For more information visit fakenewstheplay.com.
Wreck the Halls
Wreck the Halls opens Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. The funny (and naughty) musical holiday fare will be presented on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. throughout December. Tickets are $30-$38. For more information visit ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org.
Silvermine holiday sale
Silvermine’s annual Holiday Sale will be held Dec. 2-3 at Sara Victoria Hall, Silvermine School of Art, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. Visitors may browse original artwork, including ceramics, prints, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and wearable art such as jewelry, scarves, felt hats, handbags, and more. In the spirit of the season, a portion of the proceeds from the sales supports the School of Art Children’s Scholarship Fund. For more information visit silvermineart.org.
The Rowayton Gardeners Annual Christmas Market will be held on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Ave., Rowayton. For more information visit rowaytongardeners.org.
Celebration of Trees
A Celebration of Trees will be held Dec. 2-11 at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford. Hours for the event are weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It includes lunch with Santa on Dec. 2 and a bake sale on Dec. 8. The celebration will feature dazzling theme-decorated trees, wreaths and baskets. For more information call 203-647-6654.
Sip and shop
A Holiday Sip and Shop will be offered on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. The market will feature wine and gift shopping. For more information visit wiltonhistorical.org.
Light Upon Light
The Greenwich Choral Society’s Light Upon Light concert will be on Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Tickets are $23-$45. For more information visit greenwichchoralsociety.org.
A James Baldwin Celebration will be held on Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport. It will include a panel discussion and a film screening. The event is free. For more information visit uuwestport.org.
The Messiah will be performed on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., South Salem, N.Y. Tickets are $40. For more information call 914-763-8462.
Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir will perform on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Tickets are $24-$62. For more information visit theklein.org.
Jane Lynch will perform her holiday show A Swingin’ Little Christmas on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. She’s back for a comically kitsch throwback to the old World War II USO canteen and 1960s Christmas specials of yore. Tickets are $75 at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas will be held on Dec. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at Lauralton Hall, 200 High St., Milford. The event includes a holiday market, student performances and a visit from Santa. Tickets are $10, free for children 12 and under. For more information visit lauraltonhall.org/christmas2017.
The Fairfield County Children’s Choir Season of Joy winter concert will be on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information visit theklein.org.
The Our Lady of Fatima Choir will give an Advent Concert on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Rd., Wilton. The concert is free.
Duo in Fairfield
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey will perform on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. The duo will perform from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $38-$60. For more information visit quickcenter.com.
The Farm exhibit will display Bobbi Eike Mullen’s work from Dec. 3 to March 1 at the Rockwell Gallery, 151 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. An opening reception will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 203-544-8826.
A lecture, Wise Trees, will be presented on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at the New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan. Acclaimed National Geographic photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel will show their photos, share extraordinary stories and speak about the research in finding their more than 50 subjects. They will share behind-the-scene tales from taking their photos. Tickets are $20. For more information visit newcanaannature.org.
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof will be performed on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2385 Park Ave., Bridgeport. A Jewish family in pre-revolutionary Russia faces growing anti-semitism in their village. Tickets are $10. For more information visit shalomct.org/fiddler.
The Easton Arts Council’s Juried Photography Exhibition Awards will be presented on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Easton. For more information visit eastonartscouncil.org.