Compiled by Robin Jovanovich
Handmade for the Holidays
Pelham Art Center opens its annual Craft Marketplace with a reception from 6:30-8. You’ll find a dynamic collection of high-quality and affordable ceramics, jewelry, and silver works from local and national artists. All ages are invited to take part in a free workshop on wire jewelry.
The exhibition and sale run through December 30. For more information, visit www.pelhamartcenter.org.
Clay for the Holidays
The opening reception for the Clay Art Center Annual Holiday Sale and Studio Tour will be held from 6-8. Featured are hundreds of pieces of fine, functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by locally and nationally recognized artists. Meet the artists and enjoy food and drinks. The sale runs through December 22, Monday through Saturday from 10-5.
On December 2 and 9, drop the kids (ages 6-15) at an Ornament Making Clay Class at 1:30 or 3:30 and shop for gifts for yourself or others. The fee is $20 per child. For more information, visit www.clayartcenter.org.
To kick off the holiday season, The White Plains Performing Arts Center presents “Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells” at 11 and 2. Take a rest from Christmas shopping and enjoy a fun-filled show about everyone’s favorite first grader.
Junie B. Jones is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of her fun, until Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa.
Created for young audiences and performed by adults, “Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells” is based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
Tickets start at $16. Call 328-1600 or visit wppac.com.
The region’s finest vendors will offer exquisite gifts at the Sacred Heart Greenwich Holiday Boutique from 12-4 at the school’s athletic center at 1177 King Street. Children can shop at Santa’s Workshop, guided by Sacred Heart student volunteers, for reduced-priced gifts for the whole family.
To learn more, go to www.cshgreenwich.org/comehomeforchristmas.
A Music Man
Acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, the host of NPR’s “From the Top,” will perform a wide-ranging repertoire from classical sonatas to his own arrangements of songs by bands such as Radiohead and The Smiths, at the Emelin Theatre at 8.
Now in his 17th year on-air, O’Riley introduces the next generation of classical music stars to almost a million listeners each week, broadcast by 250 stations across the United States.
Join the Emelin for a glass of wine as well as a discussion with the artist after the concert. Tickets start at $32. Go to emelin.org.