The E List

An Excruciatingly Opinionated Guide to the Shoreline


American Realism Today at New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT

The exhibition encompasses more than 50 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by a network of 21 artists working across generations, including Robert Lobe, Kathleen Gilje, Joseph McNamara, Faith Ringgold, and many others.

FREE Saturday Mornings at New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT

Head to NBMAA for free Saturday mornings to experience stunning special exhibitions, stroll through their beautiful permanent collection, and explore important works by a variety of American artists.

Holiday Expo at Guilford Art Center

Guilford Art Center 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Come discover handmade and uncommon holiday gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Expo event!

Getaway with CFA

Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT

Getaway with CFA. A vacation auction to benefit Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT.


Shared Spirits Book Launch

Join artist and author for the launch of her newest book Shared Spirits - Connecting With Nature's Wisdom. Nature's creatures are fascinating teachers and their words of wisdom will both


Healing Sound Meditation at Privé Swiss

Prive-Swiss Wellness, Ivoryton 57 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

Head to Privé Swiss for a restorative evening with Kelvin Young for a healing sound bath meditation; a holistic approach to relaxation, transformation and healing through sound.


Snapshot Saturday at Cheshire Academy

Cheshire Academy 10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT

Join Cheshire Academy for brunch, campus tours, and a snapshot of student life!

Holiday Market at High Hopes!

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. 36 Town Woods Rd, Old Lyme, CT

Head to High Hopes for over sixty local artisans, food trucks, a Holiday Beer Garden, celebrity authors, and more at this annual Holiday Market.


La Marea Italian Wine Dinner featuring Piedmont – SOLD OUT

La Marea 732 MIDDLESEX TURNPIKE, Old Saybrook, CT

Join La Marea for an Italian Wine Dinner featuring wines from the region of Piedmont featuring special guest speaker & wine producer Giovanna Garesio of Garesio Wines and Michael Petrizzo of Vias Wines.


Girls’ Night Out in Essex

Downtown Essex Main St, Essex, CT

Meet The E List team at The Griswold Inn Wine Bar then head out to shop the boutiques of Essex!

The Just Hatched Pre-Holiday SALE is this Thursday

Just Hatched 112 State Street, Guilford

Enjoy 25% OFF everything in this celebrated shop (including already reduced SALE items) FREE holiday gift wrapping and extended store hours.

Deck the Walls Annual Holiday Show

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

Experience the joy of art this holiday season in Old Lyme! "Deck the Walls", the Lyme Art Association’s most festive exhibition.

Christmas In Connecticut

The Goodspeed 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT

Join the Goodspeed and get in the Christmas spirit with a brand new musical based on the classic holiday movie Christmas in Connecticut!

$30 – $85

Community Music School Faculty Concert

Centerbrook Meetinghouse Main Street, Centerbrook, CT

Join the musicians/teachers of Community Music School as they perform a variety of selections in this free concert!


Holiday Shop at The Little Station

The Little Station {at} Beech Tree Cottages 1187 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT

Visit The Little Station {at} Beech Tree Cottages every weekend through Sunday, December 18th.


River Valley Artists Unique Holiday Art & Craft Show

River Valley Artists 68 Main Street, Deep River, CT

Come enjoy delicious gin cocktails at Promethea Potters and have your child or dog photographed with Santa while experiencing works of art at the River Valley Artists’ Holiday Show.


Black Friday at Grace

Grace Boutique 46 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic, CT

Don't miss out on Grace's incredible Black Friday Deal, which will be available both online and in-store.

Festival of Trees Presented By The River Valley Fund for Families

2-4 Main Street, Essex Village, CT 2-4 Main Street, Essex Village, CT 06426, Essex, CT, CT

The River Valley Fund for Families, a Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, is pleased to announce a fundraiser -"The Festival of Trees".


Help Make Memories for Children on Small Business Saturday

Where Memories Are Made 1330 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT

Shop at Where Memories Are Made on Small Business Saturday and bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need this holiday season to receive 10% off your total purchase that day.

Open Studio by Katherine Clark-Nilsson

Katherine Clark-Nilsson Studio & Gallery 1 North Main Street, Essex, CT

Come and experience the landscapes of whimsical magical realism scenes of New England, the West Coast and European travels at Katherine Clark-Nilsson Studio & Gallery.

Cyber Monday at Grace

Grace Boutique 46 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic, CT

Incredible deals are available online throughout the entire day.


“A Christmas Carol” at Legacy Theatre

The Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the village of Stony Creek and join Legacy Theatre for the holiday event of the season.

HAPPENING NOW! The Great Restaurant Raffle is Back!

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

Mark Your Calendars! The Great Restaurant Raffle is Back!
Grand Prize for the Great Restaurant Raffle includes $100 Gift Cards to every Old Saybrook and Chamber Restaurant- that's 46! A $4,600 value.