FRIDAY, DEC. 11
SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Sheraton Hotel, 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill. No charge. (860) 582-8229.
HOLLYWOOD AT THE BIJOU. 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. “The Wizard of Oz” with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and Billie Burke. Special guest Bill Fontaine as the “Tin Man.” He will pose for photographs and give candy to the children. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $3 donation for all ages. Refreshments and popcorn will be served.
DEC. 11-JAN. 3
THE FOURTH ANNUAL JURIED PHOTO SHOW. Held by the Art League New Britain. Opening reception Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Juror is Mike Kennedy, owner/ operator of J&M Imageworks. All images are based on the photograph. Artists submitted up to four works. Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St., New Britain. Contact@alnb.org, (860) 229-1484. ALNB.org
SATURDAY, DEC. 12
BRISTOL HISTORY ROOM OPEN. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Visitors have a chance to win a free copy of “Images of Bristol.” Hundreds of image of Bristol, including an entire wall devoted to Lake Compounce. Temporary exhibit of Bristol-made clocks and New Departure bells. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org
BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985 30TH REUNION. Dinner, music, dancing, catching up with old friends. Details, contact Kevin Bechard at (860) 929-2079, BristolEastern85@gmail.com
GUIDED TOUR OF THE PALACE THEATER. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Led by volunteers well-versed in the theater’s history. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $5. PalaceTheater.org
A COOKIE WALK. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cookies, take-out corn chowder, and a Grandma’s Attic. Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton. Cookies, take-out corn chowder, a Grandma’s Attic. (860) 485-1043.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15
PHOTOGRAPHER JEANNETTE MONTGOMERY BARRON. 6 p.m. Insider’s look at “Love, Andy: Highlights from the Andy Warhol Museum,” which includes a selection of portrait photographs taken by Montgomery Barron of artists, gallerists, art dealers, critics, in New York City in the early 1980s. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with admission. MattatuckMuseum.org. (203) 753-0381.
THURSDAY, DEC. 17
CLASSICAL MUSIC LECTURE: WILLIAM HENRY FRY’S SANTA CLAUS SYMPHONY. 2 p.m. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org
NOW thru MAY 7
‘PEDAGOGY AND PLACE: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION AT YALE.’ Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explores the relationship between teaching architecture, and the spaces in which that education takes place. Yale School of Architecture, Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., New Haven.
NOW thru DEC. 29
JAY BABINA OF BRANFORD ART EXHIBIT. Oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings. The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Run by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. (860) 628-5656.
NOW thru JAN. 17
‘STONE ROBERTS: STREET SCENES, STILL LIFES AND FIGURES.’ Exhibit displays nine of the artist’s oil paintings exploring human encounters with every day life. Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults. $10 for seniors. $8 for students. Free for children under 12. Free admission from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. NBMAA.org
NOW thru JAN. 17
‘YVES TANGUY: SURREALIST PAINTER/ COUNTRY GENTLEMAN.’ Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.
NOW thru JAN. 17
‘THE ILLUMINATION SHOW.’ Art piece created by Lauren Booth. She approached some of the world’s most celebrated figures with the request they write an inspirational word or short phrase. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381, MattatuckMuseum.org
NOW thru JAN. 30
‘FROM HIGH COLLARS TO BEE’S KNEES: THE DOWNTON ABBEY ERA IN CONNECTICUT.’ Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curated by the Connecticut Historical Society’s Fashion and Textile Council, the exhibit explorers fashion trends that reflected the tumultuous social events occurring in the early 20th century. Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 and over), $4 for students (with valid college ID) and youth (6-17). CHS.org
INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. email@example.com
CHARLESMAGNE CARD GAME. Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Knights of Columbus Hall, 360 King St., Bristol.
BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale.
BINGO. Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m., Fridays at 6:45 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony School. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.
BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.
BINGO. Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee. St. Ann Church, 215 West St., Bristol.
ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays for beginners, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights for leagues 7 to 10 p.m. Wheeler YMCA , 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631, ext, 127, TimGabbardghymca.org, GHYMCA.org