Ongoing

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You thought 2020 was over? Ironically, Twenty Twenty is an exhibition by seven artists at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield that was conceived in 2019 and will run well into 2021. The purpose of the primarily photographic imagery was to document the 2020 election season, and its original opening was slated for June. Pushed back to October, a new installation was added in December with yet another one scheduled to debut on Feb. 7. See it through March 14. thealdrich.org

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James Stevenson

Draw the curtain: The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will display Fun / No Fun: Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson through April 18. While adults may know Stevenson as a New Yorker cartoonist, kids may know him as their favorite author. Stevenson went to Yale, raised a family in East Lyme and eventually settled in Cos Cob. brucemuseum.org

Jan. 10

Do you believe in magic?: Reza is a magician and illusionist who uses rock concert-level lighting and production in his show, Edge of Illusion. His arsenal also includes comedic timing and the ability to inspire. Will he pull a rabbit out of a hat at the Ridgefield Playhouse? No, but he’ll probably pass through the spinning blades of an industrial fan. Show starts at 4:30 p.m. ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Jan. 14

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Jill Lepore and Jelani Cobb

Dialogue on: Historians Jill Lepore and Jelani Cobb will kick off the 29th season of The Connecticut Forum with an unscripted conversation about social change and citizenship moderated by John Dankosky. The organization is still committed to making you think, opening your mind and keeping you entertained, but until further notice that will happen from the safety of your home. The Historians Forum will be presented via Vimeo livestream starting at 7:30 p.m. ctforum.org

Jan. 14–May 2

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Center of attention: Art in Focus: Women from the Center is an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art inspired by Yale’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation and 150 years of coeducation in graduate programs. Art in Focus highlights women artists whose inventive practices have enabled them to stake out space in the art world. The title references Lucy Lippard’s influential collection of feminist essays, From the Center. britishart.yale.edu

Jan. 15–March 11

Show me what you got: The 29th annual Associate Artist Show at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme is entitled First Impressions. This year’s juried exhibition is themeless, other than the artist having the opportunity to demonstrate their highest-quality representational work. First prize is $500. lymeartassociation.org

Through Jan. 18

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The IMAX theater at the Norwalk Aquarium will close this month after more than three decades.

Drop the curtain: After more than 32 years, the IMAX theater at Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium will be demolished in 2021 to make way for a federal railroad bridge replacement project. Films will be shown on the six-story-high screen Thursday-Sunday, concluding on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Because capacity is reduced and limited, purchasing tickets in advance online is strongly recommended. maritimeaquarium.org

Jan. 20–Feb. 21

Park Road Tango: The next production on the Playhouse on Park calendar is Chicago. The famous play set in the Windy City in the Roaring Twenties features a dazzling score, and this iteration will be directed and choreographed by PoP co-founder and co-artistic director Darlene Zoller. Due to the pandemic, previously scheduled performances at the West Hartford venue have been made available for streaming. playhouseonpark.org

Jan. 23–March 6

The past is in front of you: The first in-person student show in MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Westport’s new museum space will be Hindsight is 2020, featuring diverse works from an array of high school students based on what young people experienced over the past year. Submissions may include drawings, paintings, digital images, photographs, sculptures or short films. mocawestport.org

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Mike Wollschlager, editor and writer for Connecticut Magazine, was born and raised in Bristol and has lived in Farmington, Milford, Shelton and Wallingford. He was previously an assistant sports editor at the New Haven Register.