For many Deer Islanders, winter is their favorite time of year. They can enjoy the beauty and character of the island, while still enjoying the arts.
Though the vendors from the Stonington Farmers Market don’t gather weekly, most don’t go into hibernation.
The Stonington Opera House, for example, never slows down. It shows first-run movies, art films and documentaries plus it schedules live performances, drama classes, staged readings, workshops and more throughout the winter.
On Sunday afternoon (Dec. 4), the Opera House will stage a reading of the Tony Award-winning play Art by Yasmina Reza. The show ran on Friday night to rave reviews – just ask someone who saw it!
Next weekend, the Opera House co-hosts the Holiday Hoopla celebration in Stonington.
Here’s the schedule of events for Saturday:
12pm: Pop-Up Market in Stonington Opera House lobby opens
12:30pm: Photos with Santa, cookie decorating and ornament making in the theatre
1:45pm: Caroling in the theatre
2pm: Free screening of Happy Feet
Read more about it here.
And on Dec. 9, 10 and 11, the award-winning new film Moonlight will be shown at the Opera House. It’s about the ‘life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.’ Click here for showtimes.
You can support the Opera House’s year-round community programming by participating in the Village Gift Basket Raffle, which is going on now. Here’s what the Opera House says about it:
A beautiful heap of lovely treats and offers from local Stonington, Deer Isle, and peninsula businesses is now on display in the Opera House Lobby as a celebration of our ongoing efforts to incite art and create community together.
All proceeds from the Village Gift Basket raffle will directly support our year round community activities including films, Family Days, Open Mic & Karaoke events, and education programming. Raffle tickets are on sale now through December 18th, when we’ll pull the lucky winner’s name out of a hat after our Sunday matinee- just in time to treat yourself for the holidays or spread some serious re-gifting cheer!