November Happenings In & Around Ridgefield

November is here and we are ready to begin this festive time with the many arts and culture events, art and museum exhibits, theatrical performances, and family-friendly events happening #inRidgefield. We hope you can join us around town to kick off the holiday season!

Contemporary Still Life Painting for Teens

Begins Wednesday, November 1st
Art in Common

Make painting playful through expressive mark-making and exciting color relationships. This course is designed for students who have a background in drawing and are ready to translate their skills into painting.

Ridgefield High School Presents” The Play That Goes Wrong”

November 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Ridgefield High School Auditorium

Welcome to opening night of “The Murder at Haversham Manor” where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). You would be WRONG to not make plans to see it!

Aldrich After Hours: Raven Halfmoon Book Release with NDN Girls Book Club!

Friday, November 3rd
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Join us for a special Aldrich After Hours with NDN Girls Book Club founder and poet Kinsale Drake and talented local Indigenous writers including Danielle Emerson (Diné), Lily Painter (Kiowa), and Lex Schultz (Cherokee), for an evening of poetry readings, art, and more in celebration of the catalogue release for Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers.

Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield’s Great Futures Celebration

Saturday, November 4th
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield

The Great Futures Celebration is always a special evening – a celebration of a place that is a second home, a safe haven, a beacon of hope to so many youth in our community. The place where Great Futures start.

Fall Gala Featuring Itzhak Perlman In Recital

Saturday, November 4th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Join us to commemorate year 23 of the Ridgefield Playhouse, at our celebratory gala featuring the legendary Itzhak Perlman in recital with Rohan De Silva. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician.

Middle School Minded with Ridgefield Academy

Tuesday, November 7th
Virtual event with Ridgefield Academy

Join Head of Middle and Upper School Clinton Howarth at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 7th to learn how Ridgefield Academy’s middle school minded approach fosters belonging, embraces individuality, and empowers students for high school and beyond.

Rich Cohen, Guest Bartender to Benefit the Ridgefield Historical Society

Wednesday, November 8th
The Benjamin

The evening will be the time to savor a historic location in Ridgefield and enjoy some time with friends while quizzing the bartender about sports history, particularly the 1987 NBA season. A percentage of every purchase between 6 and 10 p.m. will be donated to the Ridgefield Historical Society. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Author Talk: Roz Chast, I Must be Dreaming

Wednesday, November 8th
The Ridgefield Library

Join us for a very special in-person author talk with #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning New Yorker cartoonist and Ridgefielder Roz Chast, as she discusses her new graphic narrative, exploring the surreal nighttime world inside her mind-and untangling one of our most enduring human mysteries: dreams.

Kick off the Holidays: Sip and Shop in Downtown Ridgefield

Thursday, November 9th
Downtown Ridgefield

Mark your for calendars for a fun night out with your besties! Sip on some fabulous drinks while scoring major deals at our favorite local shops, discovering the chicest finds, and even creating your own wish lists at Ridgefield’s Sip & Shop.

Marc Roberge of O.A.R.

Friday, November 10th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

As frontman for multi-platinum-selling alt-rock band O.A.R., Marc Roberge has performed for sold-out crowds at many of the world’s iconic venues and built a singularly devoted fanbase that spans the entire globe.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Saturday, November 11th
Lounsbury House

With hearts full of gratitude, we’ll stand beside the stalwart members of American Legion Post 78. Following a heartfelt tribute, we’ll share moments of camaraderie over light refreshments. All are welcome as we come together to honor these selfless individuals who have given so much for our nation.

SPHERE Reach for the Stars Gala

Saturday, November 11th
Amber Room Colonnade

The evening’s festivities will include a delightful cocktail hour with a silent auction, delicious dinner, robust live auction, and live entertainment featuring talented members and community partners from the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

Holiday Boutique in the Barn

Begins Thursday, November 16th
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Our annual boutique features thoughtful gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. This year’s Holiday Boutique in the Barn will be held on Thursdays – Sundays in the Carriage Barn through December 17th.

Opening Reception for “Color & Comfort” Exhibit

Thursday, November 16th
D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery

Join us to view the latest exhibit featuring works by Eric Ross and Lily Fertik with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00pm at D. Colabella Fine Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on display from November 16, 2023 – January 14, 2024.

The Westport Artist Collective

Opens Thursday, November 16th
RPAC Gallery

Join us for the latest show at RPAC Gallery featuring The Westport Artist Collective from November 16, 2023 – January 13, 2024.

The Wizard of Oz – Throwback Screening

Thursday, November 16th
The Prospector Theater

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage.

Piano Bar…n

Friday, November 17th & Saturday, November 18th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

The Theater Barn brings the festive Manhattan club scene to Ridgefield! It’s a wickedly entertaining evening filled with live music, talented performers, and good company- you may even be shaken out of your comfort zone to hop on the stage yourself!

Third Saturdays

Saturday, November 18th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program. Participate in a Story Time, a Discovery Tour of the latest exhibitions, and drop-in to The Studio for art-making activities.

Festive Home 2023

Preview Party: Friday, November 17th
Opens Saturday, November 18th
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
We at the Guild know hand-made items make the best gifts, and what better time to give than the holiday season! Ridgefield Guild of Artists presents Festive Home, showcasing creative and one-of-a-kind gifts.
Preview Party: Friday, November 17th. Festive Home runs from Nov 18th through Dec 17th.

Thrown Stone Presents “Gathering”

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th
The Teen Barn

As we approach the holiday season, we share the prospect of coming together for what may be the first time in a long time. Gathering features storytellers from our community and beyond, whose moving, funny, and sometimes gut-wrenching tales will sustain you through the season.

Ridgefield's First Ever Turkey Pardoning

Ridgefield’s First Ever Turkey Pardoning

Sunday, November 19th
Downtown Ridgefield

Rudy Marconi, First Selectman of Ridgefield, is pardoning a lucky turkey this year! Instead of becoming Thanksgiving dinner, this turkey will call Ridgefield home forever. There will also be festive activities for all!


Through Sunday, November 19th
ACT of Connecticut

SUNSET BOULEVARD tells the magnificent tale of Norma Desmond, a faded silent-screen goddess living in her Sunset Boulevard mansion clinging to a fantasy that audiences still long for her, but in reality, hardly remember her. This Tony Award winning masterpiece has been called Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest scores and weaves a compelling tale of romance, obsession, and faded glory.

42nd Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 23rd
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield

We are extremely proud to say we have been part of Ridgefield’s Thanksgiving tradition for 42 years. It truly would not be Thanksgiving in Ridgefield without the Boys & Girls Club Turkey Trot, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Ridgefield's Annual Tree Lighting

Ridgefield’s Annual Tree Lighting

Friday, November 24th
Downtown Ridgefield

Mark your calendars to kick off the start of the holiday season with the Town of Ridgefield’s Annual Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 24th at 6:00pm!

Wreath Festival 2023

Begins November 27th
Woodcock Nature Center

This popular annual event pairs decorating a 24” balsam wreath using unique materials while relaxing by a roaring fire among friends. Wreath festival welcomes nearly 600 guests and raises over $80,000 for the nature center’s programs in environmental education. Thank you for your support!

The Clairvoyants – Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday November 27th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten are a world-renowned mentalism duo known as “The Clairvoyants.” Born and raised in Austria, they met in 2011 and developed their signature “second sight” act, which they brought to the stage just two months later. Within a year, they had developed a full-length show that took Europe by storm.

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