FC Buzz Weekend March 17 - March 19
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.
Top ‘o the mornin’, evenin’, and afternoon to ya! This St Patrick’s Weekend is pure gold! A full rainbow of arts and cultural events that will delight lucky audiences all over Fairfield County. Enjoy!
St. Patrick’s Day with the Highland Rovers and Green Eyed Lady 21+
StageOne at FTC, Fairfield
Friday, March 17, 5:30 pm
Happy St. Patty’s Day! It’s a treasure trove of all that is fair, lively, and true about the sounds of the Emerald Isle. HRB’s multi-layered, upbeat, and danceable music showcases their universal appeal to both mainstream modern rock lovers and culturally diverse audiences searching for a distinct Celtic flavor.
Jim Royle Drum Studio Steel Pan Fundraising Concert
Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport
Friday, March 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
This concert features Jim Royle Ensembles D, C, B and A, along with special guests Mystic Bowie and Silver Steel! The proceeds of this concert will go to a student mission trip to the hills of Jamaica to teach and share the love of steel pan with students from the Accompong Maroon Youth Culture Camp, on behalf of the Mystic Bowie Cultural Center.
Darien Arts Center
Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Love, passion, and playfulness is at the heart of East Coast Contemporary Ballet’s Winter Season dance performance. Enjoy four neoclassical and contemporary love duets, including excerpts from Manon and Carmen, and an original and fresh world premiere.
Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk
Friday & Saturday, March 17-18, 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19, 2 pm
A humorous, naughty, and wildly entertaining cult-classic musical closes out MTC’s 36th MainStage Season. This show takes place on a stormy night when Brad and Janet, a simple engaged couple, get their lives turned upside down by Frank ‘N’ Furter and his household of strange Transylvanians. Running four weekends through April 8th.
The Palace Theatre, Stamford
Friday, March 17, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Get ready to burst out laughing with Jane Condon and Kendra Cunningham. Greenwich native comedian Jane Condon has been dubbed by the Associated Press as “an upper crust Roseanne.” Boston-bred and Brooklyn-based, Kendra Cunningham has been named as a comic to watch by Time Out New York and has been compared to Groucho Marx and Mae West by the UK’s Chortle.
“Mio Yamato: 呼吸する星 / The Breathing Star”
Heather Gaudio Fine Art Gallery, New Canaan
Saturday, March 18, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Marking the Japanese artist’s first solo gallery exhibition in the United States, this show features newly created works along with a site-specific installation. In Yamato’s works, the ubiquitous dots of paint or ink are delicately deposited on the surface, making for quietly expressive compositions. The dotted arrangements render movement, gradation, and a sense of depth, mutating to create allusions to the natural world that extend beyond the picture plane. On view through April 29th
Loft Artists Association Gallery, Stamford
Saturday, March 18, 4:00-6:00 pm
Out the windows. Inside the windows. This exhibit is all about what the member artists of the Loft see, what they don’t see, and what they hope to see. On view through April 16th.
Spring Exhibition: “Rainbow in the Dark”
Saturday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Get ready for the opening reception for a solo exhibit by German contemporary artist Anselm Reyle. Reyle’s best-known works include foil-and-strip paintings and sculptures. Remnants of consumer society, discarded materials, symbols of urbanity, and industrial change play a central role in his works. The exhibition includes 20 of his works, including a site-specific neon installation. Curated by Emann Odufu, an art activist, independent filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and digital media specialist. On view through May 28th.
Norwalk Concert Hall
Saturday, March 18, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
The Fairfield County Chorale, led by David Rosenmeyer, presents Argentine-born Rosenmeyer with music of Latin America and the 80-member Chorale performing Ariel Ramírez’ Misa Criolla, one of the earliest masses to be written in Spanish following the Second Vatican Council. The concert will also explore the music of the Andes and the Pampas of Latin America, through the songs of indigenous people.
SHU Community Theatre, Fairfield
Saturday, March 18, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
It promises to be an evening you won’t forget. Get ready to laugh, chuckle, giggle, and roar with the comedian that Jerry Seinfeld once exclaimed, “... was The Beatles of comedy to me.” For more than 40 years, Robert Klein has been making audiences laugh and critics cheer on Broadway, television and film.
An Evening with Dennis Collins
The Palace Theatre, Stamford
Saturday, March 18, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
It has been said that the smooth, soulful voice of singer Dennis Collins goes straight to the heart of all who hear him! A truly gifted artist, Collins is a member of a rare breed of singers, with the ability to interpret many different musical styles. Dennis has recorded and performed with a wide range of artists such as Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Whitney Houston, James Taylor, Carole King, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jon Batiste, and many others!
Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan
Sunday, March 19, 1:00 pm
Bring the family to an engaging Sova Dance & Puppet Theater performance that brings nature's cycles to life through song, dance and the art of puppetry. Celebrate beautiful transformations in our world and the ecological health of our planet! All ages welcome.
“The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas”
Suzuki Music Schools, Westport
Sunday, March 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
The second in a concert series, join award-winning violinist Andrew Smith, director of the Suzuki Music Schools, and Grammy-nominated pianist Joshua Pierce as they continue to explore the genius of Beethoven.
“Women of Abstract Expressionism”
The Ridgefield Library
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 pm
Examine the careers of four groundbreaking women artists affiliated with the Abstract Expressionist movement: Perle Fine, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler. Wine and cheese will be served.
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