Check out choice local events of note for the week of Dec. 11-17 in The Week Ahead

Check out choice local events of note for the week of Dec. 11-17 in The Week Ahead



PINK FOOTBALLS

Wear your pinkest pink and pop into the Malted Barley on High Street for the Terri Broduer Foundation’s annual “Monday Night Pink Football Night” from 8 to 10 p.m. Just a $10 donation at the door will get you a Genessee Cream Ale and one topped-off pretzel. Raffle tickets will be plentiful with fun prizes and a half-time drawing. Visit www.tbbcf.org for more information.

VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS

Hear the students from Calvary Music School perform Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutrcracker Suite’ along with members of the piano faculty Saturday at 5 p.m. at La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. Admission is free. Call 860-535-2300 or visit www.lagruacenter.org

VISIONS OF GINGERBREAD

See the imaginative gingerbread creations made by local culinary students – with the guidance of Ocean House’s culinary team – Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. when a competition is held to see who can craft the best gingerbread structures. Explore the whimsical village and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres as the chef’s vote on the best “Christmas in Rhode Island” masterpiece. To reserve tickets, call 888-853-2919.

A POPULAR MUSICAL EVENT

Warm up your vocal chords and reserve yourself a seat in the George Kent Performance Hall for the Chorus of Westerly’s annual holiday favorite, Christmas Pops. This year music lovers can choose from concerts on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday, at 2 or 4 p.m. for a program of traditional and new holiday favorites. The Pops Festival Orchestra will join the 190-voice chorus and conductor Andrew Howell for this not-to-be-missed holiday concert. Tickets range from $26- $70. Visit chorusofwesterly.org or call 401-596-8663 for more info.

A BLUES CHRISTMAS

Kick back and enjoy some true blues Friday night at The Knick when James Montgomery and Texas Flood takes the stage with bluesman Jeff Pitchell. Band plays an 8:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $15. Visit knickmusic.com for tickets.

WARM UP YOUR FROZEN FRIENDS

Warm your hearts Sunday by enjoying tea with Elsa Sunday when the young and the young at heart are invited to enjoy Ocean House’s signature tea time, complete with tea cakes, snacks and assorted desserts and a costumed character in the drawing room. $48 per adult, $35 per child. Call 888-853-2919 for reservations.

SING ALONG FORCHRISTMAS 

Head to Mystic Sunday for the The Mystic Seaport’s annual holiday carol sing led by Jamie Spillane and backed by the Mystic Seaport Museum carolers and a brass quartet. The carolers will perform a holiday concert in the Greenmanville Church at 2 p.m. and the carol sing will begin at McGraw Quadrangle at 3 p.m. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item. Visit mysticseaport.org for more information. 

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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