FC Buzz Weekend June 16 - June 18
HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free eBuzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website.
Redding Town Green
Friday, June 16, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Gather for an event featuring Poetry, Justice & Jazz. Mark Juneteenth with discussions, jazz classics, songs and selected poetry readings. Moderated by Tom Kilbourn, Episcopal priest and retired Joel Barlow High School English teacher. A collection of poetry has been specially compiled for this event and participants are also encouraged to bring a poem of their own choosing. Bring your own chairs or blankets.
StageOne at FTC, Fairfield
Friday, June 16, 7:45 - 11:00 pm
Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances.
Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass) - built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support.
Wall Street Theater, Norwalk
Friday, June 16, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Dulcé Sloan is one of the sharpest, fastest-rising voices in comedy. Bust Magazine calls her “comedy gold” while Indiewire describes her as “a fresh and unique voice in the world of stand-up comedy.” She was included in Variety Magazine’s prestigious Top 10 Comedians To Watch list, and SLiNK Magazine just crowned her “The New Queen of Comedy.” Rolling Stone recently hailed her as one of the 10 Comedians You Need to Know declaring, “she speaks and they simply fall in line behind her.”
Friday, June 16, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Welcome Chasten Buttigieg in Conversation with Harvey Fierstein & Richie Jackson for a discussion of the young adult adaptation of Chasten’s New York Times Best-Seller. Celebrate Pride Month with the husband of former Democratic Presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, as he details the moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid story about growing up gay in a small, Midwestern town through an on-stage interview with Tony Award-Winner and best-selling author, Harvey Fierstein, and author, columnist, and award-winning Broadway, television and film producer, Richie Jackson. An audience Q&A will follow the on-stage interview.
Powerhouse Theatre, New Canaan
Fri, June 16, 8:00 pm, Sat, June 17, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, and Sun June 18, 2:00 pm
Waveny Park brings you a play by Reginald Rose adapted from his 1954 teleplay for the CBS Studio One anthology television series. The play explores the deliberations of a jury of a homicide trial, in which a dozen "men with ties and a coat" decide the fate of a teenager accused of murdering his abusive father. At the beginning, they are nearly unanimous in concluding the youth is guilty. One man dissents, declaring him "not guilty", sowing a seed of reasonable doubt.
First Congregational Church of Danbury
Saturday, June 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Danbury Music Centre presents The Danbury Concert Chorus, under the direction of guest conductor John Cuk, presenting a concert featuring musical tributes to Marian Anderson and Charles Ives, works by Verdi, Mendelssohn, Cohen, Jaramillo, and selections from George Shearing's "Songs and Sonnets." Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted at the door.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Saturday, June 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Come and enjoy the opening reception for the Ridgefield Guild of Artist’s Freedom! A Bedlam Popup Show. Artists display what freedom means to them in this hang-it-yourself pop-up exhibition.
Wall Street Theater, Norwalk
Saturday, June 17, 6:00 pm
It’s the Theater’s Second Annual Gala with ticket holders receiving VIP seating and enjoying a private, red-carpet event with open bar, small plates from local eateries, artisanal spirits tastings and live music. Only 135 Gala tickets available.
Saturday, June 17, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
A blues, jazz-oriented style and dusky persona that reflect not only her afflictions, but conversely the hope and joy of making personalized music that marks her as an original. Come to the lobby early for a complimentary wine tasting of Vionta Albarino and Orube Rioja with Ferrer Miranda Family Wines and art exhibit by a local artist!
LOT at FTC, Fairfield
Saturday, June 17, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
This Maryland reggae-rock band spent more than a decade on the road, building an ever-expanding audience with sold-out shows in clubs and prime spots at festivals from coast to coast, on one national tour after another. Now they are in Connecticut! A not-to-be-missed opportunity!
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library
Sunday June 18, 2:00 pm
Multi-media artist Tomoko Amaki Abe, sculptor Jack Elliott, and abstract painter Hisako Kobayashi will discuss their unique creative processes and the ways in which they explore the potential harmony between humans and nature, and within human nature.
Sunday, June 18, 4:00- 5:30 pm
This husband-and-wife tenor-sax power-couple make their debut as co-band leaders. Venus & Mars is a modern jazz project and a counter-response to the old trope that “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” How do two woodwind players live together, let alone perform together? Come find out with us. Wait-list spots only. There will be a reception following the concert.
See these and discover hundreds more events on the FCBUZZ EVENTS page at https://culturalalliancefc.org Sign up for the Cultural Alliance eBuzz to receive top picks and spotlights each week in your inbox.