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Comedy Craft Beer Tour with Darren Rivera, Andre Kim, and Katie Arroyo, Thimble Island Brewing Company, 16 Business Park. Oct. 24, 8-10 p.m. $30. The show will take place indoors. Capacity is limited and tables will be socially distant. All public areas will be cleaned, wiped, and sanitized regularly as per state mandate. First beer is on the house. 954-729-6282, comedycraftbeer.com
DL Hughley, Bridgeport Stress Factory Comedy Club, 167 State St. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23, 24, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. $210-$70. Shows resume indoors with 50% capacity, and following all State guidelines for reopening. bridgeport.stressfactory.com
Art-inspired film series presented by the Housatonic Museum of Art and curated by Connecticut Film Festival, online through Nov. 6, Fridays only 7 p.m. Line-up: “The Original,” Oct. 23; “The Light of Fire,”and “8000 Paperclips,” Oct. 30; “With Dad,” Nov. 6. For film links visit housatonicmuseum.org
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during the week. Weekends and holidays, the Zoo will retain the morning and afternoon sessions, closing from noon-1 p.m. for cleaning and disinfecting. Guests must wear a mask. New online ticketing system. $15 adult, $13-$10 child and seniors, children under 3 free. beardsleyzoo.org
“Winter Wonderland” at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave. Zoo grounds will have 10 one-of-a-kind snowpeople sculptures from local artists on display at the Zoo from Dec-March. Online public vote to choose a first, second, and third place winner with cash prizes of $250, $125, and $75 respectively. beardsleyzoo.org email@example.com.
“Scream and Shout,” the art of Carlos Bautista Biernnay, absurd fiber art influenced by the artist’s personal reactions to events on 9/11 in the United States and in Chile, City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill St. Through Nov. 2. Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, noon-5 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m. Online exhibit also on the City Lights website. citylightsgallery.org
“The Roots of Abstraction,” Housatonic Museum of Art on the Housatonic Community College Campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. New exhibit on view through Aug. 31, 2021. An appointment to visit the museum is necessary, and visitors must be prepared to comply with social distancing rules and wear protective face masks. Housatonic Museum of Art will also make the exhibit available as a slideshow, virtual tour and as a print-on-demand catalog. 203-332-5052, housatonicmuseum.org
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo online Zoo Photography Exhibit, “Photography Goes Wild.” beardsleyzoo.org
“At Spectrum Gallery: The Autumn Arts Festival Exhibit,” Spectrum Gallery, 61 Main St. Through Nov. 8. 860-767-0742, spectrumartgallery.org
The Haunted Isle, Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St. Through Oct. 30. Fri & Sat only 7-10 p.m. $22. Face masks and social distancing required. Temperature checked upon entry. 203-467-6927, shorelinetrolley.org
Pumpkin Patch, Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road. Oct. 23-25, 30-31, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $13 adults, $12 seniors, $11 children (4-12), $4 children (3 and under); Rails to the Darkside, through Oct. 30. Fri-Sat only, 7-9:30 p.m. Trolley ride is included with admission. Social distancing and designated marked areas for music. Guided tour of the Main Hall, trolleys housed in Kelly Storage Barn. 860-627-6540, ct-trolley.org
Scarecrow FestiFall, downtown Essex, through Oct. 29. Stroll a lamp-post presentation of scarecrows, dining and shopping. Mini-Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt for children at participating retailers along Main Street. Scavenger maps available at participanting venues. essexct.com
River Valley Artists group show with works by artists from Essex, Chester and Deep River, Earth and Fire Art Studio, 2 Main St. Oct. 24-Jan. 23. Gallery hours: Wed, Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri, Sat noon-4 p.m. earthandfireartstudio.com, 860-767-753-2425.
Essex Art Association’s virtual exhibit, “Art in Isolation,” on view. Submissions on a rolling basis accepted. essexartassociation.com
“Icons-In These Troubled Times,” two virtual events hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church’s Art & Soul committee on Zoom: The Rev. Gary Gelfenbien, PhD, will discuss the use of iconography in general, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. ; The Museum of Russian Icons will discuss icons in their collection of John the Baptist, Nov. 14, 4 p.m. Advance registration required at tinyurl.com/tecicons
Virtual Lectures hosted by Fairfield University Art Museum: “How to Look at an Abstract Painting,” Oct. 22, 5-6 p.m. Check out the Museum’s exhibit, “Andrew Forge: The Limits of Sight” which will be part of the talk at fairfield.edu/museum/andrewforge; “Peggy Guggenheim: Visionary Woman Collector,” Oct. 25, 3-4 p.m. Register on Eventbrite for the links to these lectures. 203-254-4046, fairfield.edu/museum/
“Hindsight/2020: Humanistic Reflections on an Unprecedented Year” with Yolonda Wilson, online event offered by Fairfield University Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Oct 26, 5-6 p.m. Free. Tune in at thequicklive.com; Open VISIONS Forum: Bernice Pan-Deploying Valuism: Can Fashion Reform Consumerism?, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. $20, free for Quick Center Members. Tickets at quickcenter.com
Albert Cummings, Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Oct. 23, 7:45 p.m. $35. fairfieldtheatre.org
Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League are accepting vendor sign-ups for the Holiday Pop-Up Market, that takes place at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road., Nov. 14, 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Space is limited and tables reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Call or visit the website to reserve your space. 203-259-1598, fairfieldhistory.org
“Ruby Sky Stiler: Group Relief,” online exhibit at Fairfield University Art Museum, through Dec. 19. 203-254-4046, firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St. is open outside. The public is welcome on the museum grounds to see the historic buildings in person, explore the site’s history through new interpretive signs, figure out the three Visitor Center “What Is It?” window displays, and play a scavenger hunt and submit answers for a chance to win a prize at the end of the year. Outdoor visitors are also encouraged to picnic, play catch, read, paint, etc. Social distancing required. Online offerings with photos, videos, and historical information on social media, a museum collections database , and a Whitfield House virtual tour. Parking is free. 203-453-2457 or e-mail email@example.com.
Responding to the Pandemic, A Photo Journey by Robert Carley Documenting from March 2020 to the Present, Americans Coping with Crisis, on view at Guilford Free Library, Nov. 1-30.
“Hamden Art League Plein Air Show,” current on-line exhibit available for viewing at hamdenartleague.org
Playhouse on Park’ s Home Plate Comedy with Linda Belt and Darren Rivera, Dunkin’ Donuts Park outside bleachers, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. $15. Parking $7 cash only. Seating assigned, and socially distanced. No physical tickets, name and party size on a check-in list at the gate/entry way. Masks required when not in your seat. Tickets at playhouseonpark.org, 860-523-5900 ext. 10, or in person at 244 Park Road, West Hartford.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art hosts virtual event: Virtual Gallery Talk: Ali Banisadr, Oct. 23, 5 p.m. He leads a virtual tour of his “MATRIX” exhibit centered on his monumental abstract paintings. Register on website. thewadsworth.org
Mark Twain House & Museum Gala, “A Writer’s Home, A Home for Writers,” will be held virtually, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. Guest appearances by David Baldacci, Jimmy Buffett, Ron Chernow, Dr. Christina Greer, John Grisham, Brad Paisley, Jodi Picoult, and Sophfronia Scott. Online auction, an add-on at-home party picnic (available for pick-up at the museum), and an opportunity to donate. The event is free to be viewed globally. Registration required at marktwainhouse.org/gala.
Old State House Farmers Market, 800 Main St. Through Oct. 30. Tues, Fri, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Masks required to enter. Social distancing and one-way foot traffic will be followed. 860- 522-6766, cga.ct.gov/osh/farmersmkt.asp
“Land & Sea,” Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St. Through Nov. 19. Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment. 860-434-7802, lymeartassociation.org
RJ Julia Booksellers hosts author event via Zoom: Carl Hiaasen, author of “Squeeze Me,” Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Free. Register on website. 203-245-3959, rjjulia.com
First Congregational Church of Madison on the Green, 26 Meetinghouse Lane, is hosting a series of Lunch Organ Recitals performed by Nathan Bayreuther. The music will be broadcast through the steeple speakers for listening on the Green or join him live on the church’s Facebook page. Concert dates: Oct. 23, 30. All concerts are 12:15-12:45 p.m. 203-245-2739, ext 14.
Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road. “Seven Artists to Watch: Kathy Anderson, Kelly Birkenruth, Grace DeVito, Susan Jositas, Anne McGrory, Deborah Quinn-Munson & Jeanne Rosier Smith,” through Nov. 7. Ten people in the gallery at one time during the opening and masks must be worn. 203-318-0616, susanpowellfineart.com
Corn Maze: “Thank You Our Heroes,” Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Road. Through Nov. 1. Mon-Fri 1-6 p.m.; Sat-Sun & holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. Covid-19 policies enforced. 860-349-1793, lymanorchards.com
Happy Hallow Haunts, Eishenhower Park, North St. Oct. 22-25, 6-9 p.m. $20 per car. Drive-through Halloween experience for families featuring live actors, music and more! Presented by Pantochino and Milford Arts Council. Tickets at pantochino.com
“The MAC: Recreated,” a slate of online outdoor events. 203-878-6674, milfordarts.org
Spirits of Milford Ghost Walks, through Nov. 14. Walk starts at Hotchkiss Bridge, Factory Lane. Online ticket price $18 per person, $23 walk-up ticket per person exact cash only. To ensure health, and safety walk is strictly limited to no more than 25 people. Advance tickets recommended. 203-214-7554, spiritsofmilford.com
Milford Arts Council’s exhibit “The Story of Women.” runs through Nov. 19. 203-878-6674, milfordarts.org
College Street Music Hall presents Twilight Concerts on The Farm: Allman Betts Band, South Farm, 21 Higbie Road. Oct. 22, 6 p.m. $160; Grace Potter, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. $160. collegestreetmusichall.com
Halloween Happenings, Mystic Seaport Museum, Oct. 24-31. Pumpkin Carving, Jack-o-Lantern Walk, and Children’s Costume Parade. Jack-o-Lantern Walk, Oct. 26-30, 5:30-9 p.m. Nonmembers: $20 ages 13 and up, $15 ages 4-12., Museum members: $17.50 ages 13 and up, $12 ages 4-12. Prior to the Jack-o-Lantern Walk, the Museum will hold two public pumpkin carving sessions, Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Costume Parade, Oct. 31. All day kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get in free. After 4 p.m., the community is invited onto the grounds for free to gather on the Museum’s Village Green for a socially distanced Halloween Costume Parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. mysticseaport.org/halloween-happenings.
Halloween Weekend Paranormal Investigation Seaside Shadows Haunted History Tours, Whitehall Burial Ground, Hendel Dr. Oct. 24 & 31, 11:30 p.m. $40. 860-754-8923, seasideshadows.com
“Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea,” Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave. New exhibit now open, C.D. Mallory Building “A Way with Wood: Celebrating Craft,” exhibit on view in Collins Gallery. 860-572-0711, mysticseaport.org
Virtual presentations hosted by New Britain Museum of American Art on Zoom: Music as the Canvas-A Soulful Song Swap, Oct. 23, 6-7 p.m. Free; Sławomir Dobrzański in Concert, Oct. 25, 3-4 p.m. 860-229-0257, nbmaa.org
“2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA,” virtual gallery talk hosted by New Britain Museum of American Art on Zoom, Oct. 28, 1-1:45 p.m. $10. Free members and students. 860-229-0257, nbmaa.org
Yale Peabody Museum’s Fiesta Latina! moves online digital experiences throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. Programs are free, bi-lingual, and accessible to participants of all ages. Regular programming every Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. The Peabody will release videos live on the Yale University YouTube channel and host watch parties on the Peabody Facebook page. Visit the Peabody website, Facebook page, and Yale’s YouTube channel all month long to watch and share videos celebrating traditional and contemporary Latin American cultures.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra brass quintet performs Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. outdoors on the patio at the Canal Dock Boathouse on Long Wharf Drive. $25 adults, $10 students, free under 18 with adults. Must be purchased by noon on Friday before performance. All tickets will be sent via email. Can show tickets on phone or color printout. Available at NewHavenSymphony.org or 203-787-4282
Elm Shakespeare Company launchs an online Teen Troupe for ages 13-18 on Zoom. Rehearsals are Saturdays with the final performance intended for Halloween Night. $350 payable online or via check. Registration on the Elm Shakespeare Company website or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Haven Museum: “Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis,” an effort to collect stories and photos of life in New Haven during the coronavirus quarantine. Also virtual offerings. newhavenmuseum.org
Beinecke Library at Yale University has a new offering on YouTube: “Introduction to the Collection of Modern European Books and Manuscripts with Curator Kevin Repp.” Digital exhibits: “1917 Silent Protest Parade Fifth Avenue, New York City,” “Protest Culture in Peril: Frigidaire under Threat in Italy Today,” “Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Renaissance Portraits,” “America and the Utopian Dream,” “Making the Medieval English M anuscript.” beinecke.library.yale.edu
“Love Songs,” virtual production hosted by Yale-Cabaret available on website, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., Oct. 24, 4, 8 p.m. $6. Tickets at yalecabaret.org or by phone at 203-432-1566.
“Made Visible,” Creative Arts Workshop Hilles Gallery windows, 80 Audubon St. Artist and Exhibit dates: Margaret Roleke, through Oct. 25; Shaunda Holloway, Nov. 2-29; Annie Sailer, Dec. 7-20. creativeartsworkshop.org, or Vicky Blume, at email@example.com
“NOW” Exhibit by Elizbeth White, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull St. Through Nov. 15. Gallery hours: Sundays 1-4 p.m.; Thursdays 5-8 p.m. and by appointment. All Covid-19 health guidelines will be strictly followed. elycenter.org
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. is open with temporary hours, Fridays noon-7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays noon-4 p.m. Visitors may reserve a free timed-entry ticket on the Center’s website. A“Love, Life, Death, and Desire: An Installation of the Center’s Collections,”on view through Feb. 28. Free. 203-432-2800, britishart.yale.edu
at home: Artists in Conversation with Anthony McCall, Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Free. 203-432-2800, britishart.yale.edu
The New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave. is reopened to the public. The museum is following the “Reopen Connecticut” sector rules. Galleries are open by advance reservation only for visits of up to one hour by individuals and family groups or sheltering units of up to six individuals. Registration is through Eventbrite at least 24 hours in advance. Hours of operation: Wed, Thu, Fri, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Last entry 4 p.m. Exhibits on view: “FACTORY;” Martha Willette Lewis’s, “I Saw the Figure Five in BlackK.” 203-562-4183, newhavenmuseum.org
“Surface Rising” by Michael Pressman; “New Documents” by Sven Martson, Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave. Through Oct. 25. Gallery hours: Fri, Sat 1 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment. 203-389-9555, kehlerliddellgallery.com
“Seeing Nature Through Art,” exhibit features 30 works of art created by the instructors of Yale Peabody Museum’s Natural Science Illustration Program, now online. peabody.yale.edu
“At the Voting Booth,” painting by artist Kyra Markham to help raise awareness on the importance of voting will be on view in the lobby, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St. Through Nov. 7; Large-scale portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by artist Jac Lahavof on view in the Glassenberg Gallery, through Oct. 18; “Stains Remain” Works by Michael Harvey, through Nov. 1. Galleries and general gathering areas have social distancing procedures and safety measures. “Peter Anton’s Sweet Dreams: Confectionary Sculpture,” through Oct. 18. 860-443-2545, lymanallyn.org
Fairfield Comedy Club hosts Chris DiStefano, Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St. Oct. 23, 8 p.m. $25. In-person performance will also be live-streamed. Masks and social distance required. fairfieldcomedyclub.com
Focus on Fiction:Adult Writing Program, hosted by Norwalk Public Library on Zoom, through Nov. 30, 10:30 a. m.-noon. Sessions: Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N Water St. Online Programs for Families: “Fish Tales,” “All About Sea Turtles,” “Shark Safari” and other similar educational programs available for live streaming each week. Suggested donation. All require advance reservations to receive the link. 203-852-0700, ext. 2206; maritimeaquarium.org/virtual-programs
Fall Foliage Cruises, Seaport Association dock, 10 N. Water St. Through Oct. 31. 203-838-9444, seaport.org
Exhibit on Screen: “Lucian Freud: Self Portait,” Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Oct. 24, 1 p.m. $15. Enjoy classic films on the Kate’s big screen, with surround sound, in a physically distanced and safe environment. 860-510-0453, thekate.org
Corn Maze, Treat Farm, 361 Old Tavern Road. Through Oct. 31. Fri-Sun only. Book your time on-line. $7.50. COVID 19 Maze precautions enforced. 203-799-2453, treat.farm
Historical Society’s Academy Museum and Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road, Sat, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Masks required. 203-795-3106.
“The Shining,” Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. $12:50; “20th Anniversary Edition of Thomas and the Magic Railroad,” Oct. 24, 1 p.m. $12:50; $10; “Ghost,” Oct. 24, 4 p.m. $12.50; Diversity Film Series: “Selma,” Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Free. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Masks and social distance required at all times. 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org
Legends of Fear Haunted Hayride, Fairview Tree Farm, 2 Saw Mill City Road. Through Oct. 31. $25. Oct. 25, 7-9:30 p.m.; Oct. 23, 24, 30, 6:30 -10 p.m.; Oct. 31: TBD. Face masks, social distancing and temperature checked upon entry. 203-944-9090, legendsoffear.com
Corn Maze, Wells Hollow Creamery, 2 Beard Sawmill Road. Weekends in Oct. Sat-Sun, noon-5 p.m.; Fri-Sat evening Flashlight Maze, 7-9:30 p.m.; Sun 7-8:30 p.m. $7 afternoons, $15 evenings. Children under 3, free. Corn maze, farm animals, ice cream or homemade apple pie a la mode. Night maze visitors, bring a flashlight. 203-926-0101, wellshollowcreamery.com
Comedy Craft Beer Tour with Ricky Velez, Ryan Brauth and guests, Mount Southington Ski Area, 396 Mt. Vernon Road. Oct. 23, 8-10 p.m. $30. Socially distant, outdoor comedy show takes place on the patio and lawn area, rain or shine. All public areas will be cleaned, wiped, and sanitized regularly as per state mandate. First glass of beer or wine is included with the ticket. 954-729-6282, comedycraftbeer.com
Fright Haven Haunted House, Stratford Square, 411 Barnum Ave. cut-off. Fridays, Saturdays in Oct. 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sundays in October, 7:30-11 p.m. $25. Covid-19 policies enforced. 203-795-4737, frighthaven.com
Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest, sponsored by Celebrate Stratford and Bridgeport Fittings on the Celebrate Stratford Facebook page. Winners receive a gift card to a local Stratford restaurant and recognition on the Celebrate Stratford Facebook page, as well as other Town-sponsored social media platforms. Submissions due by Oct. 28. Winners will be announced Oct. 30. facebook.com/celebratestratford, or e-mail a picture of your submission to info@CelebrateStratford.com.
Live Music at Outriggers Restaurant, 555 Broad St. Dawn & Greg, Oct. 23, 24. 203-377-8815, outriggersrestaurant.com
Soulful Sounds of Antwan, Station House Wine Bar, 2520 Main St. Oct 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Irv Lewis, Oct. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dine inside or outside. Mask required. 203-377-1648
National Helicopter Museum at Railroad Station (east bound), 2480 Main St. By appointment only. Masks required. Free admission, parking. 203-375-8857, nationalhelicoptermuseum.org
Adam Ferrara, Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Oct. 22, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 24, 7, 9:30 p.m. $55-$20; In the Comedy Club: Spinnato’s Comedy Magic Show, Oct. 23, 5 p.m.; Oct. 24, 4 p.m., Oct. 25, 5 p.m. $15, $10. comixroadhouse.com mohegansun.com
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosts their annual charity event via a silent auction, The Shops at Mohegan Sun near the Box Office, Oct. 23, 24. Touch-free auction allows guests to view items in-person and bid on their favorites online from noon-10 p.m. both days. For information about the MADD auction, visit mohegansun.com.
Trail of Terror 2020: Fear is Art, 60 North Plains Hwy. Oct. 23-25, 30, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. $150 timed ticket six-pack, $40 premium pass. 833-600-0054, trailofterror.com
Washington Art Association issues a call for entries for its “Post Pandemic” Exhibit that will be on view in 2021. COVID-19 global pandemic is an unprecedented event and presents a unique opportunity for artists to discover themselves. Participants are invited to submit up to three original 5” x 7” (postcard sized) works to be selected for inclusion in a group show that highlights each artist’s experience, impressions, and processes during the pandemic. email@example.com.
Live Snake Presentations to highlight the finale of “Skug: Snakes in the Eastern Woodlands” exhibit that highlights the perception of snakes in the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial world, Institute for American Indian Studies Indoor Museum, 38 Curtis Road. Oct. 24, 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. $5 members of the Institute, $20 nonmember adults, $15 nonmember children. Reservations required. Interactive animal encounter teaches people about the biology of snakes, their habitats, and the conservation efforts that are or should be in place to protect them. Masks required inside the museum and outdoors on the grounds when you are within six feet of other visitors, staff, or presenters. Museum and Grounds are open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. 860-868-0518, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“MATT by Night: Virtual Halloween Trivia Night,” hosted by Mattatuck Museum on Zoom, Oct. 22, 8-9 p.m. $10, $5 members. mattmuseum.org
Palace Theater historian Louis Belloisy holds a four-week class exploring the theater’s beginnings, history, architecture, lore, roster of entertainers that have appeared, tour of backstage, dressing rooms, and flyway over the stage, Palace Theater, 100 E. Main St. In person class meets weekly Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 10:15-11:45 a.m. $30. Advance registration required. Limited to the first 20 people to register to ensure proper social distancing. Masks required. Call the Box Office Tue, Wed 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thu 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 203-346-2000. palacetheaterct.org
Mattatuck Museum exhibits “Edward Balthazar: Urban Artist;” and “Women’s Sphere: Selections from the Collection” online until the end of the year. mattmuseum.org
Clinton Art Society presents ten paintings by Beverly Schirmeier on display in a solo art show, Waters Edge Resort gallery,1525 Boston Post Road. Show runs through Oct. 31, during normal resort hours.
West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center, 30 Hood Terr. is open Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Guided tours available. 203-934-1111, whmilmuseum.org
“Jack O’Lantern Stroll,” Weston Historical Society’s Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road. Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m. $5 adults, $3 children, children ages 2 and under are free. Rain date Nov. 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance at westonhistoricalsociety.org.
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will open the Buttolph-Williams House for public tours for the month of Oct. Author Elizabeth George Speare, a resident of Wethersfield, used the medieval-looking house as the setting for her Newbery Medal-winning book, “The Witch of Blackbird Pond.” Tours: Wed-Sat 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.; Sun 1, and 3 p.m. $10 nonmembers, $7 members. Advance registration required at 860-529-0612, ext. 12, or email@example.com. Facemasks required and tours limited to groups of six.
Jolly Beggars, Massaro Community Farm, 41 Ford Road. Oct 23, 6-8 p.m. $15. Outdoor event, bring chairs and blankets, BYO food and drink. Dress for fall weather. Fires will be stoked and hot cider provided. Covid 19 safety protocols in place. Mask required when entering & exiting the farm. Outdoor restrooms. 203-736-8618, massarofarm.org