FC Buzz Weekend of Art and Culture in Fairfield County December 1 - December 3

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 15 towns in coastal Fairfield County. Sign up to receive a free eBuzz newsletter with top picks and spotlight events from the hundreds of events posted on FCBuzz. Boo! It’s Halloween Weekend and we are doing this holiday the artsy way. Check out the abundance of Halloween events presented by our members – especially the cultural organizations bringing on the spine-tingling fun!

“Christmas Cookies, the Musical!”

The MAC, Milford

Friday, Dec 1, 7:30 pm; Saturday, Dec 2, 2pm & 5:30 pm; Sunday, Dec 3, 2pm

Don’t miss this delightful and heartwarming family musical about a failing bakery and a child’s wish that brings three cookies to life who sing, dance and help save the holiday. Featuring book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg, the show received nine BroadwayWorld Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Work. Cabaret seating at all performances. Audiences may bring their own food and drink to enjoy during the show. Running on weekends through Dec 23rd.

Chazz Palminteri: A Bronx Tale

Ridgefield Playhouse

Friday, December 1, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri returns to the stage with his one-of-a-kind, one man stage show. It’s a powerful commentary in which Palminteri depicts his bruising childhood in great detail, bringing 18 characters to life in this autobiographical piece — his friends, enemies, even his own family. 

Tom Petty Project

The Warehouse, Fairfield

Friday, December 1, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

With earthy, instantly catchy tunes that capture the promise of wide-open horizons and youthful rebellion, Tom Petty forever changed the course of rock 'n' roll. The Tom Petty Project celebrates the musical legacy of Tom Petty while tapping into the heart of one of

America's most beloved and committed live acts.

Winter Market

Westport Museum for History and Culture

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Peruse the offerings of local vendors, including wreaths by the Westport Garden Club, and unique seasonal and Westport-themed items from the Museum’s shop. View the gingerbread village, take a photo with Santa, and enjoy a hot chocolate beside a warming fire. 

Abantu Mu Buntu” A Performance Workshop Live from Uganda

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm

In collaboration with international art exchange organization, Creative Connections, cultural heritage comes to life during this interactive workshop featuring students from Uganda’s Tender Talents School. Enjoy singing, dancing and the drumming of traditional African pieces followed by a live, interactive session where you’ll be able to speak to, learn from and dance with the Ugandan youth performers.

51st Annual Mark Twain Library Art Show

Mark Twain Library, Redding

Saturday, December 2 10am - 5pm

More than 150 artists from around the region! Locally acclaimed. Internationally renowned. Modern. Classic. Contemporary. Sculpture. Oil. Acrylic. Still life. Landscape. This annual fundraiser for the library provides necessary funding for vital programs, while also helping support artists. Open every day through Dec 10th.

The Elf Christmas Spectacular

The Klein, Bridgeport

Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids of all ages will enjoy this whimsical tale of an elf who goes to hilarious lengths to win a talent competition & a spot on Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. Sing along with the cast and meet Santa after the show.

Holiday Show

Sorelle Gallery, Westport

Saturday, December 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Meet local Sorelle artists, explore original paintings, prints, and art from the Holiday Collection, shop in-store promotions, and enjoy light refreshments. It all takes place during the downtown Westport Holiday Stroll! Exhibit on view through December 23rd. 

Holiday Express Train Show Grand Opening Celebration

Fairfield Museum

Saturday, December 2, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Young and old alike will delight in the model trains winding around spectacular winter villages and beautiful holiday scenery. Head to the museum and warm up right after the Fairfield tree lighting ceremony.

Martin Sexton

Ridgefield Playhouse,

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Catch this extraordinary musician on his 2023 North American Tour, as he supports his latest EP, 2020 Vision. John Mayer has described Sexton as “the best live performer I’ve ever seen.” 

Caravan of Thieves

StageOne at FTC, Fairfield

Saturday, December 2, 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for a night of mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. 

Santa Visits the Holiday Express Train Show!

Fairfield Museum

Sunday, December 3 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ho ho ho! Santa is stopping by the Fairfield Museum on December 3rd! Meet Santa Claus and Jolly Jeanie Jingles for a jolly good time. Families are welcome to take their own photos with Santa in front of a festive display at the train show.

Small Works Holiday Art Show

The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield

Sunday, December 3, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The community is invited to the opening reception of a holiday exhibit featuring the work of: Christian Calabro, Holli Levy, Keven Nelson, David Vita and Jan Zuckerman. On view through Jan 7th. Small works on sale just in time for the holidays!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 80th Celebration Concert

Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan 

Sunday, December 3, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

This benefit concert features Broadway and opera stars paying tribute to the legendary composers in an intimate setting. Featuring stars from the Summer Theatre Shows. Pre-show champagne reception starts at 2:30 pm and show begins at 3:00 pm. Musical theater magic!

Annual “Holiday Pops” Concert by Norwalk Symphony

Norwalk City Hall 

Sunday, December 3, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kick off the holidays at the symphony! All your favorite sing-along carols and seasonal music will fill the hall to put you in the holiday spirit. From captivating Baroque compositions to beloved seasonal classics, energetic Nutcracker dancers, joyous Hanukkah songs, heartwarming carols and the majestic Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, this concert truly has something for everyone.

Southern Connecticut Camerata’s Winter Concert: TEHILLIM

Saint Paul's on the Green, Norwalk

Sunday, December 3, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Joined by period instruments, performances include Hebrew psalm settings by Rossi and madrigals in Italian by Scarlatti and Frescobaldi. 

In partnership with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, this event brings you the a performance inspired by the current exhibition, Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers. The quartet features violinists Jorge Avilia and Mialtin Zhezha, violist Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, 

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 Darien, CT

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