What’s happening in December

WAG’s listing of local happenings and events in the month of December.


M&M Performing Arts and Red Monkey Theater Group bring an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” to Lyndhurst. Together, the guests will explore the mansion room by room as they discover the mystery’s secrets. Dates and times vary, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-631-4481, lyndhurst.org


The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents “Women Warriors, an exhibition by artists Isis Kenney and Cey Adams that honors the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage as well as the continuing fight for equal rights in the public sphere. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 1701 Main St., Peekskill; 914-788-0100, hvcca.org


The Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College’s “Jade Doskow’s World Fairs” exhibition features Doskow’s photography of the remaining architecture, art and landscapes of international world fairs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 27 N. Division St., Peekskill; 914-606-7300, sunywcc.edu/peekskill


The Hudson River Museum presents its annual guided tours of the museum’s historic home, Glenview, adorned with Victorian-themed holiday decorations by interior designer Debra Blair. 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550; hrm.org


The New Castle Historical Society presents “Carrie Chapman Catt & The Women’s Suffrage Movement, an exhibition that explores the life of a leading suffragist and former New Castle resident. 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, New Castle Historical Society at Horace Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua; 914-238-4666, newcastlehs.org

DEC. 1 AND 3

New Choral Society opens its season with Handel’s “Messiah” and Durante’s “Magnificat.” Under the direction of John T. King, the chorus will be accompanied by its professional orchestra, as well as soloists from the Metropolitan Opera. 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale; 914-725-1678, newchoralsociety.org


“American Abstraction: The Print Revival of the 1960s and ’70s, – This Bruce Museum show considers a turning point for printmaking in the early 1960s, with the rise of communal studios providing new avenues for creative and technical exchanges among artists. Many of the artists in the show pushed the medium in new directions. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays,  1 Museum Drive, Greenwich; 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org

DEC. 2

The Vienna Boys Choir returns to The Klein Auditorium with its holiday concert. Some 100 choristers from 31 nations between the ages of 10 and 14 are divided among four touring choirs. 7 p.m., 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; 800-424-0160, ext. 2, theklein.org

DEC. 3

Guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli returns with his wife, Broadway singer Jessica Molaskey, to the Quick Center.   Along with Pizzarelli’s trio, the duo will share their interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook mixed with Christmas classics. 3 p.m., Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for The Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickcenter.fairfield.edu

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet – under the direction of Farrell, perhaps George Balanchine’s most celebrated muse – will celebrate one of its final performances at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center. The company has been acclaimed for its insightful interpretations of Balanchine’s neoclassical, New York-flavored repertoire. 8 p.m., 735 Anderson Hill Road; 914-251-6200, artscenter.org

DEC. 5

The United Way Women’s Leadership Council presents its fifth annual celebration of “Women in Philanthropy” breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Dylan McGee and honoring Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson and Honorable Regent Judith Johnson. With emcee Michelle Brown. 8 to 10 a.m., Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, 200 Gunpowder Lane, Tarrytown; 914- 997-6700,  uwwp.org

DEC. 7

The Hamm & Clov Stage Company presents “NOOR,” an original dance theater work that follows a Sufi pacifist brought up in a house filled with music, art, and spirituality through her journey as a spy during World War II. 8 p.m., Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Yonkers; 914-963-6222, hammandclov.org

DEC. 9

Celebrate the season with the Stamford Symphony and the MasterVoices chorus performing music from Handel’s “Messiah” at Stamford’s Basilica of St. John the Evangelist. 8 p.m., 279 Atlantic St.; 203-325-4466, stamfordsymphony.org

DEC. 9, 10 AND 16

The Ballet Etudes Company returns to the Westport Country Playhouse for its 29th annual performance of “The Nutcracker, with a cast of more than 100 dancers that includes professional guest artists. 1 and 4 p.m., 25 Powers Court; 203-227-4177, westportplayhouse.org

DEC. 10

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum celebrates the season with a Holiday Open House, featuring several hours of entertainment, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and holiday-inspired dance and choral youth performances. Noon, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-838-9799, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

The Westport Historical Society’s Holiday House Tour is a tradition of local historic homes that have been dressed for the holidays. This year’s tour explores seven 18th- and 19th-century homes while featuring a pop-up holiday store, hot cider and cookies. 11 a.m., 25 Avery Place, 203-222-1424, westporthistory.org

DEC. 13

Downtown Music at Grace Church presents a 30th anniversary event, “Element Songs,” which features six world premieres on the themes of earth, water and air by six contemporary composers. 12:10 p.m., 33 Church St., White Plains, 914-949-0384, dtmusic.org 

DEC. 15

The Westport Library presents an opening reception for an exhibition of recent paintings by Susan Fehlinger, “From City to Sea,” that depicts familiar yet abstracted settings or themes, emphasizing texture, color and light, and contrasting bold cityscapes. The show runs through Feb. 23. 6 p.m., The Great Hall, Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road; 203-291-4800, westportlibrary.org

Music on the Hill presents “Sounds Of The Season, its traditional Christmas concert of the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir and Festival Chorus, together with favorite carols sung by all, accompanied by St. Matthew’s organ. 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church at WEPCO, 36 New Canaan Road, Wilton; 203-529-3133, musiconthehillct.org

DEC. 16

Danbury’s Ives Concert Park presents Harlem Gospel Choir performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues. 7 p.m., Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Ave. Ext.; 203-837-8732, ivesconcertpark.com

DEC. 17

TheatreWorks USA’s production of the musical version of “A Christmas Carol” is recommended for children ages 6 to 13. 1 and 4 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court; 203-227-4177, westportplayhouse.org

“Aaron Neville Christmas” brings the soul singer to Fairfield. 8 p.m., The Warehouse at FTC, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org

The Symphony of Westchester’s All-Baroque concert will feature concertmaster Alexander Abayev performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.  3 p.m., Iona College’s Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle; 914-654-4926, thesymphonyofwestchester.org

DEC. 20

The Oak Ridge Boys have long been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year they will stop in Ridgefield with their mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes. 8 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

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