FC Buzz Weekend Lineup of Arts and Culture in Fairfield County May 19-21

FC Buzz Weekend May 19-May 21

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.

The Secret Garden

ACT of CT, Ridgefield

Friday - Sunday, May 19-21, 7:00 pm

Don’t miss this enchanting Tony Award-winning musical with one of the most glorious scores ever to hit Broadway. It’s a family friendly production telling the story of eleven-year-old orphaned Mary Lennox, and her return to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle Archibald and his son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons Mary with haunting melodies and the spirits from her past who guide her through her new life. Running through June 11th.

“Oh What A Night: A Century of Evening Wear"

New Canaan Museum & Historical Society

Friday, May 19, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrating the glamor and glitter of a hundred years of evening dress with breath-taking selections from the Museum’s clothing and textile collection. Gowns, along with a selection of coats, shoes, hats, accessories, and men’s wear will all be on display in The Susan Bishop Gallery. Highlights include a beautifully conserved green velvet House of Worth gown c. 1880, a turquoise silk 1964 Balenciaga dress and matching coat, and even a silk and velvet dress worn to the inauguration ball of President U.S. Grant in 1869! On view through Sept 30th.

“Quiet! Three Ladies Laughing”

Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park, New Canaan

Saturday, May 20, 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 21, 2:00 pm

Presenting a spectacle by Robert Hawkins, a staged concert reading with top local actors. The play is a bitter-sweet, semi-biographical story with humor, pathos, and sentiment that takes place in the hot summer of 1942, in a small Alabama town. 

Music at MoCA: Tribute to Joni Mitchell, by Michelle Pauker

MoCA Westport

Saturday, May 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Michelle Pauker brings Joni Mitchell’s music to MoCA in an intimate one-night concert, performing hits such as “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Both Sides Now,” and “A Case of You.” Arrive as early as 6:15 pm to explore the current exhibition and to purchase delicious food and drinks. 

Mozart's "Magic Flute"

Norwalk City Hall

Saturday, May 20, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Norwalk Symphony rounds out its 83rd season with its Season Finale - a lightly-staged production with the Norwalk Symphony Choir and five amazing stars. 

“The Art of the Knife”

Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Sunday, May 21, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Calling all artists! Come to a special one-day workshop with Susan Fehlinger where you will explore oils and acrylics, and learn the joys and challenges of using the palette knife. Learn to add texture and highlights and a little edge and enjoy the spontaneity and the accidents. 

The Pout-Pout Fish

Westport Country Playhouse

Sunday, May 21, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Get ready for a new musical adventure, a Family Festivities Series based on The New York Times bestselling series by Deborah Diesen, with illustrations by Dan Hanna. The new musical features whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout. Performances are approximately one-hour long, and appropriate for ages 3 and up.

Ariel Horowitz

The MAC, Milford

Sunday, May 21, 1:00 pm 

Welcoming classical violinist and pianist hailed by The Washington Post as “sweetly lyrical,” The MAC’s final show of the 2022-23 Classical Series includes a brunch at Founder’s House hosted by Nutmeg & Oak.

What We Remember – and Why: A Writing Workshop

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

Sunday, May 21, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Why are some memories "frayed at the edges?" And what can we do to excavate memories we thought were long lost? These are questions that will be considered, inspired by the fabric collages in Amiri Hangami's exhibition “A Homage to Home.” Join Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes and fellow writers as they plumb the deep well of memory, returning with poetry and prose.

Spring Concerts – Greater CT Youth Orchestras

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport

Sunday, May 21, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

It’s Spring Concert time! All GCTYO ensembles will perform, and the winner of the 2023 GCTYO Concerto Competition, Brian Li, Cello, will perform as soloist with Principal Orchestra.

Concert 1, 1:00-2:00 pm Saxophone Orchestra, Woodwind Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra

Concert 2, 3:00-4:30 pm Jazz II Orchestra, Jazz I Orchestra, Percussion Orchestra, Steel Pan Future Stars, Steel Pan Junior Stars, Steel Pan All Stars

Concert 3, 5:30-7:30 pm Virtuosi Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Orchestra

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Ridgefield Playhouse

Sunday, May 21, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

15-time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs boasts one of the most significant careers in recent country music history. At age five, Skaggs picked up the mandolin and within a few years he emerged as a prominent name in the country scene. Over the course of his 50-year career, he has written and recorded with progressive bluegrass acts such as J.D. Crowe & The New South, and Country Gentlemen.

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.

Submitted by Cos Cob, CT

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