Between fall and the various holidays both present and upcoming, there are quite a few events coming up in the next week as chosen by .
The main attractions this week are in music. Folk singer visits the with his son and grandson at 8 p.m. on Thursday; tickets are $29 to $50. Several local musicians visit from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday for “Hoot for Hunger,” and donations will support New London Breakfasts. Sinners Circle pays a visit to on Saturday, playing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday features a from the Coast Guard Band at 2 p.m. at the ’s Leamy Hall while the presents at 5 p.m.; tickets are $32 to $60.
There are also some nice events for the foodies this week. The biannual Greek Food Festival at the starts today, and continues through Friday. Proceeds go toward repair of the bell tower and dome, and you can sample the menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The New London Rotaract hosts a fundraiser for the from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday at . On Friday, the welcomes New York Times food writer Molly O’Neill for a 6 p.m. dinner celebrating the recipes and traditions of New England. Call ahead to reserve; tickets are $75, or $100 to include an autographed copy of O’Neill’s book. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, the museum holds its with a talk by historian John T. Phillips II on the role of lighthouses in the American Revolution; reserve a space, and the cost is $8 or free for New London Main Street members.
The Christmas season, or at least the Thanksgiving season, starts to poke its head up with a couple of events. The brings in its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selling a variety of decorations, baked goods, antiques, and other wares. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the same day, and present “Deck the Halls,” where the condos will host artwork in the hallways. For those wishing to get an early start on Christmas shopping, participating downtown businesses offer “Ladies’ Night” discounts. These are in effect from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Finally, there are a few dance, theater, and film offerings this week. The screens The Silent Revolution, a film about modern day slavery in northern India. This starts at 6:30 p.m. holds their regular hip hop dance class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, while experienced tango dancers can check out a workshop at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Provenance Center; the cost is $30.
The week will also bring one act plays from Derron Wood of , available on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. on ’s Clarke Center; tickets are $2 for students with ID, $5 for seniors and children under 12 and Mitchell employees, and $8 for general admission. Conor Lovett and musician Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh do a reading from Moby Dick on Sunday at ’s Palmer Auditorium. The show starts at 3 p.m. and is $10 for students and $20 for general admission.