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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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,