Things to do this weekend January 18th – 20th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester


Event: Fine Parlor Magic
Venue: Story Teller’s Cottage – Simsbury
Date: January 19
Description: Experience one of the most unique live magic show in Connecticut! Immerse yourself in Victorian splendor as expert magician David Reed-Brown performs fascinating sleight-of-hand tricks right before your eyes as you enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres in the candlelit Jules Verne Library. Set in a vintage party atmosphere, this show allows guests to get up-close and personal with this talented magician, as he wanders among them while they eat and chat. Surrounded by vintage red and gold wall coverings, antique Victorian furnishings, and “smokey” low lighting, guests will feel transported to the Victorian era, the golden age of magic.

Tickets includes soft drinks and dessert.

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Event: Winter Family Entertainment – The Fairy Circus
Venue:  Mohawk Mountain Ski Area – Hamden
Date: January 19
Description: This is a magical marionette show featuring more than 20 hand-crafted marionette puppets that dance, sing, play instruments and more to the music of some of the best-loved composers.
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Rhode Island

Event: Knitting and Fiber Market Weekend 
Venue: Old Slater Mill – Pawtucket
Date: January 19-20
Description: Cast on at the 11th annual Slater Mill Knitting Weekend and Fiber Market for two full days of knitting classes, stash-building, and home-spun inspiration.

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Event: Owls and Ales
Venue: Audubon Society of RI Nature Center and Aquarium – Bristol
Date: January 19
Description: Meet some of Audubon’s amazing birds of prey in person! Come to the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium for a presentation on these fascinating birds while enjoying locally brewed beers. Then take a guided walk through the wildlife refuge at night to look and listen for owls and other signs of animal life. Leave the kids at home —this program is just for adults (21+)! Come prepared to go outside on a chilly winter evening.
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Event: Junior League of Central Westchester Membership Information Sessions
Venue: Wayside Cottage – Scarsdale
Date: January 18
Description: Women living or working in Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale or White Plains are invited to learn more about the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW), our commitment improving the community and membership opportunities. Information sessions will take place on Wednesday, 1/16 at 8pm and Friday, 1/18 at 9:30am. The JLCW is an organization of approximately 250 women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. RSVP to or call our office at (914) 723-6130 for details.
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Event: Gina Chavez
Venue: The Performing Arts Center – Purchase
Date: January 19
Description: A multi-ethnic Latin pop sensation, Gina Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner — including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted, a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk.

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