On Stage: Opening and this weekend

OPENING Man of La Mancha, Dec. 7 through Jan. 5, TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford. Tickets $30. Info: theatreworks.us. THIS WEEKEND Adaptations, Dec. 6-8, 7 p.m., Shelton High School, 120 Meadow St., Shelton. Tickets $10 at door. Chicago City Limits, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $19. Info: palacestamford.org. A Charlie Brown … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

The Floozies, Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Birocratic and Sodown will also perform. Tickets $18-$22. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Celebrating the Festival of Lights, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., Congregation Shir Shalom, 46 Peaceable St., Ridgefield. Free. Info: ourshirshalom.org. Midnight North, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Eggy will also perform. Tickets … read more

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE Fairfield University Art Museum’s new monthly series of gallery conversations, Art in Focus, 11 a.m. in museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on campus of Fairfield University. During each event in series, one painting, print, or sculpture in museum’s collection will take center stage for hour’s worth of close looking and informal discussion, led by Curator of Education Michelle … read more

Trying Out: Calls for art and auditions

Auditions for Race, Dec. 9-10 at TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford. Auditions are by appointment only. Schedule appointment by calling 860-350-6863 or email [email protected] Rehearsals run Feb. 15 through March 9. Info: theatreworks.us/actors/index.php. Call for art, the Fairfield County Arts Association is accepting submissions for their Artworks Gallery on the Green show. Works will be displayed in … read more

Film: Screenings and documentaries

* IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; daytime films, info., 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org: One exhibit and daytime IMAX movie included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Backyard Wilderness and Pandas are currently running. The Polar … read more

Dance: Nutcrackers in the area

Danbury Music Centre’s Nutcracker Ballet, Dec. 7-9, Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury. Tickets $10-$35. Info: danburymusiccentre.org. Scenes from the Nutcracker, Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16, noon and 3 p.m., Darien Art Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Tickets $15. Info: call 203-655-8683. Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance: Nutcracker, Dec. 14-16, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $25. … read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

A selection of events planned for youngsters and their families — see other calendar listings for more comprehensive coverage of area performances and activities. SPECIAL EVENTS *A Visit to Santa’s House, Dec. 6-9, Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. Proceeds fund the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield scholarships. Live music, dancing, raffles and more will be available. Tickets $10. … read more

Bill of Fairs: Santa, markets and more

*A Visit to Santa’s House, Dec. 6-9, Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. Proceeds fund the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield scholarships. Live music, dancing, raffles and more will be available. Tickets $10. Info: jwcfairfield.com. Artist and Artisan Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 6-9 and Dec. 14-16, Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Ave., Milford. Bazaar will sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, soaps, scarves, … read more

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