FC Buzz Weekend includes Forever MoTown at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport

FC Buzz Weekend August 11 - August 13

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Jazz Fridays with the David Childs Band

Fairfield Museum, Fairfield

Friday, August 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Bring your own picnic and blankets/chairs and soak up the sounds of jazz. Originally from Indianapolis, Dave Childs has been working as a pianist for 30 years. Childs attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and has studied under jazz luminaries such as Steve Allee, James Williams, and Donald Brown. As the pianist for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport, he combines jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music for services and other events. 

Charles Ives Music Festival – FAMILY 

The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Saturday, August 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Presenting an engaging evening of music by Valerie Coleman, Kris McCormick, Kevin Puts & Paul Frucht, with a special performance of Ranaan's "Concerto for My Family."

Come to this exciting festival with artists and special guest - Grammy-winning double bassist and founding member of Time For Three, Ranaan Meyer. 

“The Prom” 

SHU Community Theatre, Fairfield

Friday and Saturday, August 11 & 12, 7:30 pm

Pantochino Teen Theatre presents the wildly funny and moving Broadway musical comedy, featuring music by Matthew Sklar with lyrics by Chad Beguelin and book by Bob Martin. Nominated for seven Tony Awards and winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical in 2019, this show is about four fading Broadway stars who are desperately in need of a new image. When they hear that trouble is brewing in a small-town Indiana prom, they know it's time to put the spotlight on the issue…and themselves.

Justin Willman – Magic For Humans In Person Tour

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Friday, August 11, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Best known as the star and creator of the hit Netflix series Magic For Humans, Willman has made television appearances on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Ellen, and more. Host of Cupcake Wars, Win, Lose or Draw and more, this magician and comedian has mastered the art of turning cynics into believers.

Show Up, Kids! – Bubble Edition

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Saturday, August 12, 11:00 am

For kids of all ages! Norwalk’s hosts an internationally acclaimed, entirely unique, semi-improvised family show, showcasing music for kids 3-10 years old, adding a comedic twist on traditional kids’ shows. Get ready to help create the show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?

Richard III Immersive Experience

Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk

Saturday, August 12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Walk through the beautiful rooms and grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion-Museum for an immersive William Shakespeare experience as a villain carves a bloody path to power – and his subjects slowly awaken to the threat he represents. Directed by Amy Frey.

“Forever Motown”

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport

Saturday, August 12, 3:30 - 9:30 pm

Get ready to ‘get down’ with a musical ensemble that specializes in the great Motown and Soul sounds. Featuring a three piece vocal section, the group weaves its way through Motown and 70’s soul eras with authentic choreographed dance routines and outstanding musicianship. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Eisenhower Park, Milford

Saturday and Sunday, August 12 & 13, 4:00 - 6:30 pm

An al fresco FREE event in Eisenhower Park, brought to you by the MAC’s Eastbound Theatre! Grab your chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, and coolers for “Shakespeare in the Park.” Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s best known comic fantasies about four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies. Show starts at 5PM. Donations are welcomed. 

The Tom Petty Project

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport

Saturday, August 12, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

You’ll be in “Ankle Deep” with memories as you immerse yourself in a celebration of one of rock’s most legendary artists, this band was formed by a collection of seasoned, professional musicians in the New York/Connecticut area to re-create the soaring live performances, and wide-ranging music catalog that brought Petty and his bands the gigantic following that persists today. 

Jeff Pitchell Legends - Featuring Tyrone Vaughan & Claudette King

StageOne at FTC, Fairfield

Sunday, August 13, 7:45 - 11:00 pm

Blues Hall of Fame award-winning guitarist and winner of the "Best Guitarist" in the State of Connecticut plus numerous other awards, Pitchell’s style blends B.B. King and Duane Allman. His diverse songwriting catalog recalls the variety of Eric Clapton’s classics and his vocal delivery, which ranges from smooth tenderness to Billy Gibbons ZZ Top-like power, received high praise from J. Geils. His songwriting award winning “An Eye for an Eye” was recorded by British blues legend John Mayall. Pitchell’s Anthology collection covers decades of work

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