FC Buzz Weekend September 23-25
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 E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.
Summer 2022 is officially in the books, and it’s time to feel all those Fall Arts and Culture vibes. Theatre, drive-ins, dance, comedy, music, art, and even an historic walking tour all on tap for you. Best of luck picking and choosing. We don’t envy you!
nora chipaumire “Nehanda” at Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield
Friday, Sept 23, 6:00 pm
Experience an immersive, participatory spectacle where participants collectively perform and investigate the process of law-making and its crucial role in the European colonial project. This operatic, movement-based theater performance is conceived as an African opera. Choreographer chipaumire’s latest work investigates the legend of Nehanda, a powerful Zimbabwean spirit, venerated by the Shona people, who inhabits only women. Nehanda offers a legal and philosophical defence for these first historic heroes of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle, with a libretto based on the infamous court case “The Queen [Victoria] vs. Nehanda” (1898).
John Craigie at FTC’s StageOne, Fairfield
Friday, Sept 23, 7:45 pm
Enjoy clever observations and humorous stories with a score of smoked-out soul, tender folk, and American songbook eloquence. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and clever off-the-cuff observations, the witty John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic folk singers like John Prine and Arlo Guthrie, while blazing a trail of his own.
“THIS IS US” at The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport
Friday, Sept 23, 8:00 pm
Celebrates Hispanic American musicians with WPKN’s Luis Luna and Marisol Herrera as emcees of a concert for the ages. The line up includes Peruvian singer/songwriter Ricardo Paredes; Proyecto Cimarron Folkloric Ensemble, a Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance performance group based in New Haven; and Rick Reyes with his band that brings together Rock, Puerto Rican roots, Caribbean rhythms and global influences to formulate a sound that is both cross-cultural, highly danceable, and hypnotically magnetic.
Drive-In Concert: “Pour Some 80s on Me” at Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Friday, Sept 23, 8:00 pm
Turn back the clock with a ‘totally tubular’ band that’s stoked to take you back to the sights, sounds and radical vibe of the 1980s. Each car receives 2 parking spaces - one for your car and the other for your chairs. Parking spaces are first come first served.
Tito Nieves Y Daniela Darcourt at The Palace Theatre, Stamford
Friday, Sept 23, 8:30 pm
Don’t miss two hot singers on their Tour USA "Por Fin Juntos." Nieves was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and he began his career while participating in Orquesta Cimarrón, a group originally from New York. He is known for his hits such as "El Amor Más Bonito", "Sonámbulo", and the English salsa hit, "I Like It Like That." Darcourt is one of the promising voices of the salsa genre and she has received Heat Award nominations for “Revelation Artist” and “Best South Artist.”
“THE FANTASTICKS” at Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park, New Canaan
Friday, Sept 23 and Saturday, Sept 24, 8:00 pm and Sunday, Sept 25, 2:00 pm
The world's longest running Off-Broadway musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is here! It’s the allegorical story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Music provided by piano and harp on stage with songs you will know and love, including "Try to Remember" and "Soon it's Gonna Rain." This production is a joint venture between Connecticut Playmakers and Town Players of New Canaan. Directed by Michele Grace with Chris Coogan as Musical Director. The show runs next weekend too!
Norwalk Symphony’s ‘Dancing Around the World’ at Norwalk City Hall
Saturday, Sept 24, 7:30 pm
The Symphony opens its 83rd season along with two local dance companies by presenting Ginastera's Estancia; Chen Yi's Romance and Dance for Strings; Daniel Bernard Romain's Hip-Hop Essay with members of the East Coast Contemporary Ballet, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, with sections performed by members of the New England Academy of Dance. It promises to be a lively evening and may have you dancing in your seats!
A Tour and Taste of Wall Street in Historic Norwalk
Sunday, Sept 25, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Norwalk is the place to be as Norwalk Preservation Trust takes you on a two-hour architectural and historical walking tour of the Wall Street Historic District in. The experience includes a one-hour, festive tasting reception featuring the best of local restaurants at the Wall Street Theatre. Explore the past, present, and future of this vital, central district, in its architecture and in its history.
“Stamford Entertainment 150 Years” at Stamford History Center
Sunday, Sept 25, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Celebrate the official opening of the history center with a new exhibition featuring a nostalgic collection of photographs, programs, memorabilia, posters and artifacts related to theater, film and other performing arts. This exhibit tells the rich history of Stamford’s public entertainment from the first mention of travelling shows and bands in the Stamford Advocate to the present. On view through June 2023.
“Seeing Beyond: The Works and Vision of H.G. Wells” at The Ridgefield Library
Sunday, Sept 25, 2:00 pm
This special lecture by the senior associate dean of Yale College, Dr. Mark Schenker, is the first event in the Library’s 2022 Scholarly Series. Dr. Schenker will discuss Well's prominence as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web.
Community Sing with Nick Page at First Church Congregational, Fairfield
Sunday, Sept 25, 4:00 pm
Performers AND audience raise voices together and experience the joy of folk songs, spirituals, work songs, protest songs, and hymns. It’s a family-friendly event led by Nick Page, a Boston-based composer, conductor, author and song leader. Page works with children who have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. His teacher workshops foster creativity and compassion, making the emotions come alive.
Demetri Martin’s “I Feel Funny Tour” at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Sunday, Sept 25, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
If you’re feeling like you need a good belly laugh (who doesn’t?), this show is for you! Demetri is best known for his comedy specials including his most recent for Netflix The Overthinker, and his Comedy Central series Important Things with Demetri Martin. He won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show. At the Melbourne International Comedy festival, his show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s Barry Award.