10 for the Road


Connecticut. "Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum" continues through Jan. 1, at the museum, 600 Main St., Hartford. It showcases more than 75 objects from the museum's collection. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Adults, $10; seniors, $8; students, $5; children under 12, free. www.thewadsworth.org

Maryland. Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular is 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, Pratt and Light Streets. There will be fireworks and music. Free. www.promotionandarts.org

Massachusetts. Head to Boston for the First Night Festival of the Arts on New Year's Eve. There will be more than 1,000 artists, fireworks and music, dance, theater, and other arts performances. Various locations. Admission prices vary. 1 p.m.-12 a.m. www.firstnight.org

New Hampshire. As part of the Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth event series there will be a First Night festival on New Year's Eve. There will be fireworks at 7:30. Various Locations. Free. 4 p.m.-12 a.m. www.proportsmouth.org/

New Jersey. Amazing World of Magic, with Richard Gustafson, returns to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman for the third year in a row. Dec. 28 and 31, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 29 and 30 at noon and 4 p.m. $12 to $15. 43 S. Broadway, Pitman. www.thebroadwaytheatre.org

New York. Ellicottville's Winter Blues Festival, Jan. 4 and 5, is live blues entertainment in restaurants throughout the village in Chautauqua-Allegheny. www.EllicottvilleNY.com.

North Carolina. Bring the family out to the 16th Annual Parent Child Golf Invitational. The golf tourney will take place Dec. 28 to 30 at Pine Needles, 1005 Midland Rd., Southern Pines. www.pineneedles-midpines.com

Pennsylvania. PEEPSFEST returns for its fourth year Dec. 30-31 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The free event culminates at 5:15 p.m. New Year's Eve with the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit PEEPS® Chick and fireworks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 30; to 6 p.m. Dec. 31. www.artsquest.org/peepsfest

Rhode Island. Providence Children's Museum will be hosting a children's Block Party Dec. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's a chance for kids to build an entire city of blocks. 100 South St., Providence. http://www.childrenmuseum.org/.

Washington, D.C. Messiah Sing-along is Dec. 23 at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. The free evening concert in the Concert Hall features the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel's masterpiece. Tickets will be distributed at 6 p.m. in the Hall of Nations. One ticket per person in line will be distributed. www.kennedy-center.org