FC Buzz Weekend January 27 - January 29
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 by our members.
Music on the Hill Cultural Drum & Fun at Music on the Hill, Wilton
Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29, 4:15 pm
Grab your family and friends to explore the wonderful world of music through drumming. Open to kids of all ages! Authentic instruments from Africa, Brazil and beyond will be on hand for the musical fanfare! Led by Master Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Kwame' Henry Jones. Located in Wilton at 531 Danbury Road.
The Gibson Brothers at StageOne of FTC, Fairfield
Friday, January 27, 7:45 pm
Winners of just about every bluegrass award there is, this group has one foot in acoustic music traditions and the other in the adventurous side of roots music. They blend close harmonies and agile picking with a melodic approach that incorporates elements of contemporary country and classic rock.
Paper-making at Sterling House Community Center, Stratford
Saturday, January 28, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Arts Alliance of Stratford invites you to a paper-making workshop that will explain how paper can be made from invasive species of plants and common weeds. The short presentation will be followed by a hands-on component where students can try pulling sheets of paper themselves. This process will be wet, so please wear appropriate clothing.
GCTYO Annual Concerto Competition at Pequot Library, Southport
Saturday, January 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
It's the year for strings with seven competition finalists featuring Principal Orchestra student musicians who play violin, viola, and cello from towns all over Connecticut competing for a $500 prize and the chance to perform as a soloist at the Spring Concert.
Norwalk Symphony’s 11th Annual Concerto Competition at Norwalk City Hall
Saturday, January 28, 2:00 pm
It’s the Young Artists Concerto Competition for students 12-18 years of age! The winner will perform with the Norwalk Symphony on Sunday, March 26 at the ‘Music for All Ages’ concert.
“Reclaimed Topographies” Exhibit at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan
Saturday, January 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Come to an opening reception for Jessica Drenk, an artist known for creating eye-catching transformations with commonplace manufactured objects, such as pencils, books, PVC pipe, and even Q-tips. The artist's wall and floor sculptures and installations explore the effects of accumulation and aggregation through a labor-intensive process that recontextualizes the material to evoke natural phenomena.
Circles Around The Sun at StageOne of FTC, Fairfield
Saturday, January 28, 7:45 pm
This tripping-instrumental quartet was certified authentic psychedelia before they ever appeared on record — by no less than the surviving members of the Grateful Dead. Guitarist Neal Casal started CATS with keyboard player Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy after he was commissioned to create original intermission music for the Dead’s Fare Thee Well reunion shows in 2015.
The Lords of 52nd Street at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Saturday, January 28, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Back after four previous sold-out shows, the Lords of 52nd street welcome you to another event! Best known for backing Billy Joel on many of his greatest hits and most memorable concerts, The Lords Of 52nd Street are more than sidemen, they are stars in their own right, and their massive musical contributions helped shape Billy Joel’s music into one of the best-selling and most beloved songbooks of the 21st century. Led by multi-instrumentalist Richie Cannata, drummer/percussionist Liberty Devitto and guitarist Russell Javors, The Lords Of 52nd Street’s signature sounds can be heard on hits like “Only The Good Die Young,” “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" and many more!
Poet Ralph Nazareth at Stamford Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday, January 29 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Head to Stamford for a Poetry Reading and Kick-off Talk for the PoemAlley Poetry Workshop with Stamford Poet Ralph Nazareth. Enjoy light beverages as Nazareth discusses several of his favorite poets, including James Wright, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Elizabeth Bishop. Ralph's talk is intended as a community “creative conversation” with participant engagement, so come to listen, learn, read and discuss.
John Dominick, Bass-Baritone at First Church Congregational, Fairfield
Sunday, January 29, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Immerse yourself in the bass-baritone sounds of John Dominick, performing music by Finzi, Ibert, Burleigh and Rachmaninov. Dominick has sung multiple engagements at Carnegie Hall, has been a soloist for New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, St, Petersburg Opera, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, and more. John will be accompanied by Music in the Meetinghouse Artistic Director Frank Martignetti.
Linda Eder at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday, January 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
One of the greatest voices of our time, best known for originating the role of Lucy in her Theater World Award-winning performance of Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde. A best-selling recording artist with fourteen solo albums to her credit, Eder brings a diverse repertoire spanning Broadway, Standards, Pop, Country, and Jazz.
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