January in Ridgefield!

Happy New Year from our team at inRidgefield! We hope that you had a joyous holiday season. Like us, I’m sure you are ready to jump head first into 2019. As you start to make your resolutions and plans, make sure to include these great events right here in Ridgefield. There are many special events and activities to enjoy that will expand your horizons. We’ll see you in Ridgefield!

Bazaar of Mysteries Escape Room Adventure
Ridgefield Library
January 4th– January 31st
Looking for some intrigue and mystery this January? Test out your detective skills at Ridgefield Library’s Escape Room. A clairvoyant fortune teller, Madame Zolushka, has gone missing from the Bazaar of Mysteries. Can you find her in time?

Nature’s Temptations Gourmet Cooking Demonstration
Ridgefield Library
January 10th
Join Chef Liz of Nature’s Temptations for a delicious cooking demonstration! Chef Liz will show you how to prepare her favorite gourmet dishes while you sip wine and enjoy the recipes she creates right in front of you. Be sure to come hungry as you will be eating all night long!

The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
January 13th-Last Day
Be sure to check out The Domestic Plane at The Aldrich before it closes on January 13th. This meta-group exhibition, which was organized by 5 curators and includes more than seventy artists, features tabletop art objects from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Working: A Conversation with Stephen Schwartz and Daniel C. Levine
Ridgefield Library
January 13th
Join Grammy and Academy Award Winner Stephen Schwartz and Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine as they discuss ACT of Connecticut’s world-premiere of version of Working.  This re-imagined production of Schwartz’s musical will be performed at ACT of CT from February 14th through March 10th.

Abstract Art Exhibit
Sarah’s Wine Bar
January 13th-Opening Reception
Come meet this talented group of abstract painters who have studied together at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists under accomplished painter Rachel Volpone. Their styles and approaches are vastly different, but, there is a common thread that runs throughout their work.

20th Annual Taste of Ridgefield
Lounsbury House
January 27th
Sample Ridgefield’s finest restaurants and eateries at the 20th Annual Taste of Ridgefield. Last year, over thirty local restaurants and merchants shared some of their favorite (and most delicious!) dishes at this event. All proceeds from the Taste of Ridgefield will be donated to non profits and other charitable organizations in the area.

In Dialogue: How Art Changed the Prison with Jeffrey Greene
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
January 27th
Come meet Jeffery Greene, curator of How Art Changed the Prison and manager of Community Partners in Action Prison Art Program. Jeffrey along with other panelists who are involved with the CT’s correctional system will discuss the impact of the visual arts on those who are incarcerated in the state’s prisons.

Listen Live! Community Concert Series
The Ridgefield Playhouse
January 27th
Listen to the sounds of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra! This community concert will feature an all Beethoven program, including Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 7.

Events at The Aldrich
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Aldrich will be bustling with special activities and wonderful exhibits throughout January. In addition to kid-friendly workshops and artist discussions, The Aldrich will be opening their new exhibit, How Art Changed The Prison

Performances at The Playhouse
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Playhouse has a great line-up of entertainment for the month of January. Renowned musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians will all be taking center stage. Some highlights include The Smithereens, Frank Caliendo, and The Lords of 52nd Street. 

For more information and to see even more town happenings, visit our events calendar

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Top Image – The Ridgefield Press