FC Buzz Weekend in Greenwich: Festival of Tabletop Trees, Truth and Light and Serenity

FC Buzz Weekend December 8 - December 10

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Festival of Tabletop Trees

Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich

Friday, Dec 8, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday, Dec 9, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the talents of those who help us make our homes festive sanctuaries during the holiday season. Bid on hand-crafted trees decorated by local retailers, organizations, and designers. On Saturday, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, don’t miss the Holiday Festival - take photos with Santa, decorate a gingerbread house in Santa’s workshop, listen to performances by the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers, and enjoy s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire. 

“To Each Their Own, the Singular Visions of Ridgefield Guild Artists” 

Wilton Library

Friday, Dec 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thirteen area artists will be showcased in this exhibition of The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, a regional and community-based art organization that promotes the visual arts and arts education. Includes CAFC artists: Heide Follin, Cecilia Moy Fradet, Diana Gubbay, Chris Perry, Pamela Stoddart, and Nancy Woodward. On view through December 30th.

Games on Tap!

The Ridgefield Library

Friday, Dec 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join the fun! Tabletop games mean anything from card games to dice games, board games to strategy games. You are welcome to bring a game and play, learn a new game, borrow a game from our collection to take home or just observe! Library staff will be on hand to teach a variety of games. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a ticket for one beer or glass of wine are included.  A 21+ adults-only free tabletop gaming experience!

The Alternate Routes with Drew Angus

The Warehouse, Fairfield

Friday Dec 8 and Saturday, Dec 9, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

New Americana music at its best! The Warehouse hosts the annual two-night run with a full-band electric show. Back with their new single, “Safe Haven,” this local band was propelled to new heights with their song “Nothing More” which was featured in the 2014 Winter Olympics, on NCIS, and in a partnership with TOMS shoes. It was followed up with “Somewhere in America,” a poignant and personal conversation about gun violence that earned the band a 2016 Independent Music Award and a visit to the White House. 

“A Christmas Carol”

The Wilton Playshop

Friday Dec 8 and Saturday, Dec 9, 8:00 pm and Sunday, Dec 10, 2:00 pm

Staging a one-man adaptation of this Charles Dickens timeless holiday classic, Patrick R. Spadaccino, who both adapted the show and stars in it, plays twenty-five different roles in ninety-minute! Directed by Scott R. Brill.

Whose Barn Is It Anyway?

Ridgefield Theater Barn

Friday, Dec 8 and Saturday, Dec 9, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Infuse the holidays with some laughter! Rick Hodder will host the show and Matt Austin will take the helm on Saturday. Both performances feature cabaret-style seating, and the audience is invited to bring food and drinks one hour prior to curtain. Concessions are also available in the lobby. 

Breakfast with Frosty and Friends 

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport

Saturday, Dec 9, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

A longtime family tradition returns this year after a three-year hiatus. A continental breakfast in the Zoo’s Carousel Building includes visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Stripes the Tiger, and Thirsty the Penguin, carousel rides and lots of family fun. Pre-Registration is required. Runs through December 23rd.

Prismagic Magic Presents: Winter Holiday Laser Adventure

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Saturday, Dec 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Join Squeaky the penguin on a merry misadventure told through the art of laser animation! Help Squeaky on his quest by playing games and solving puzzles. This dazzling interactive experience is the perfect way to celebrate the start of winter and the holiday season.

The Artisan Marketplace: Holiday Edition

MoCA Westport

Saturday, Dec 9, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spend a delightful day exploring the current MoCA exhibition, finding the perfect holiday gift, enjoying delicious food from Cowabunga Food Truck, and listening to music by Harbor Blues, the all-female a capella group from Greens Farms Academy. 

“Family Day: Shake it Up”

Fairfield University Art Museum, Bellarmine Hall Galleries, Fairfield

Saturday, Dec 9, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm

It’s fun-filled Family Day with Winter-themed arts and crafts designed for ages 5-10. Create a beautiful snow globe together and enjoy light refreshments. Supplies will be provided. 

”Truth, Light and Serenity”

Christ Church, Greenwich

Saturday, Dec 9, 2:30 and 5:30 pm and Sunday, Dec 10, 4:00 pm

Enjoy Greenwich Choral Society's traditional Holiday Concert. Performances include Vivaldi's Magnificat, Mozart's Vespers, Joshua Jacobson's Mi Zeh Y'maleil and the music and carols that herald the holiday season.

Nutcracker Ballet

Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts

Saturday, Dec 9, 6:00 pm and Sunday, Dec 10, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm 

Connecticut Dance School returns for three full-length mainstage performances! Featuring more than 100 dancers, original choreography, elegant costumes, classic sets and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music, the CDS Nutcracker is the perfect way for the entire family to kick off the holiday season. 

MCC Celebrates the Holidays

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Fairfield

Saturday, Dec 9, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm 

Join the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut as they kick off the holiday season in Fairfield. Welcoming the new Music Director, Christopher James Hisey, to the podium, MCC is excited to share a taste of the Holidays with the community.

Holiday Show

StageOne at FTC, Fairfield

Saturday, Dec 9, 8:00 pm and Sunday, Dec 10,  2:00 pm

New Paradigm Theatre Co.’s Holiday Show will grace the stage for a holiday extravaganza showcasing Broadway and local stars.

A Hanukkah with Mazel Puppet Show

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Sunday, Dec 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Follow artist Misha and his feline friend Mazel as they spend Hanukkah together eating latkes, painting and staying warm by the fire. This heartwarming story is adapted from the book by Joel Edward Stein, told using hand carved wooden puppets and projected illustrations. 

Camerata d’Amici Christmas Concert  “In dulci jubilo”

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Ridgefield

Sunday, Dec 10, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Conducted by Kristin Sponheim, this concert showcases a diverse repertoire of music, including well-known carols in familiar and new arrangements, and a range of contemporary compositions. 

“For the Holiday Season” 

Norwalk Concert Hall

Sunday, December 10, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Fairfield County Chorale is thrilled to announce its upcoming performance with the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra and distinguished soloists. Featuring selected cantatas from Bach’s Baroque masterpiece, Christmas Oratorio. Be immersed in the joyful spirit of the holiday season under the baton of esteemed conductor, Maestro David Rosenmeyer. Exceptional voices, rich orchestral instrumentation, and a tapestry of sound will transport you to the magical world.

Music at the Mansion featuring the Cassatt String Quartet

Lounsbury House, Ridgefield

Sunday, Dec 10, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An exciting arts and cultural collaboration between Lounsbury House and the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, this program includes pieces by Beethoven, Fanny Mendelssohn, and a piece written for the Quartet by Victoria Bond. A pre-concert mingle with wine and hors d'oeuvres begins at 4:00 PM with the concert beginning at 4:45 PM.

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