FC Buzz Weekend March 31-April 2
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.
Whether March goes out like a lion or lamb, it’s always great to welcome April in all its glory. As flowers bloom and sunshine abounds, the arts and culture scene also comes alive with art openings, music explosions, and the annual VersoFest weekend of music and media.
The Mayor’s Gallery of Stamford
Friday, MAR 30, 9 am - 5 pm
Experience an exhibition of Persian influenced paintings and pastels by Afsaneh Djabbari-Aslani. This Iranian born artist attended USC’s Roski School of Art and Design at the onset of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, and her work is influenced by this imbalanced world. Through the backdrop of inequality, sexism and misogyny, Afsie has managed to infuse her work with bright colors, light, water, texture and reflections, tracing back to her Persian roots where color and decorative art is part of its rich history. On view weekdays 9am - 4pm through May 4th.
Thursday MAR 30 - Sunday APR 2
Join the annual music & media conference & festival, where knowledge is shared & inspiration is discovered. As a forum for media creators, artists & fans to converge, this festival includes panels where experts share their perspective & vision, intimate workshops, and performances. Featuring great bands like Sunflower Bean and the Smithereens, a keynote conversation with Steve Lillywhite and Chris Frantz, Rock Photography, workshops and master classes, and so much more. Visit the Westport Library website for a full program.
“WordPlay: Messages in Branches & Bark” Exhibition
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library
Friday, MAR 31 - Saturday, APR 1, 10 am - 5 pm & Sunday, APR 2, 1 - 5 pm
In collaboration with browngrotta arts of Wilton, this exhibition features the work of two internationally renowned artists, Gyöngy Laky and John McQueen. Both artists use materials found in nature in combination with unexpected man-made elements to create baskets and other recognizable forms, such as words, symbols, books, and animal and human figures. The exhibition was planned to coincide with Earth Day.
On view through May 10.
An Extra-Sensory Experience with Keith Zalinger
Newtown Community Center
Friday, MAR 31, 6 pm
Experience an extra-sensory evening with mind-reader, mentalist, and hypnotist Keith Zalinger. Come for the fun, libations, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a mystery box raffle - all to benefit C.H. Booth Library. Ages 21+ please.
The Wizard of Oz
Curtain Call, Stamford
Friday, MAR 31, 7:30 pm
A great show for the entire family to enjoy together and a great way to introduce younger audiences to live theatre! Enjoy a live theatrical production of a beloved classic in Stamford’s Kweskin Theatre through April 22nd. The stage production is very faithful to the movie with dialogue and music taken directly from the film.
StageOne at FTC, Fairfield
Friday, MAR 31, 7:45 pm
Tugging at heartstrings for decades with her powerful storytelling, Hawkins crafts dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and the strangely comforting. She makes her return, armed with a new collection of songs from her new album — a rich compilation of beautiful tunes, each telling its own powerful story through soaring melodies and evocative lyrics.
Wall Street Theater, Norwalk
Friday, MAR 31, 8 - 10 pm
A timeless voice with expansive scope and range, Reinheart rose to prominence after placing third in the 10th season of American Idol. Reinheart will perform songs from her fourth album, Lo-Fi Soul.
The MAC – Milford Arts Council
Saturday, APR 1, 8 pm
This is a MUST-SEE! The Milford Arts Council (the MAC) welcomes back The Alexis P. Suter Band to its intimate stage with cabaret-style table seating. Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of the Northeast and beyond. Bluesman B.B. remarked on playing with Suter: “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.”
Voices Cafe, Westport
Saturday, APR 1, 8 - 10 pm
One of the country’s hottest bluegrass/indie/Americana bands, hailing from Brooklyn. This engaging, energetic, creative trio brings a toe-tapping, hand-clapping bluegrass, roots rock, old time, and vintage swing. Multi-instrumentalist and primary lyricist Max Capistran (guitar and banjo), ), bassist Sasha Dubyk, and fiddler Avery Ballott each delight in entertaining in their own unique way.
Sunday, APR 2, 10 - 4 pm
Bridgeport’s American Fabrics Building opens its doors and invites the community to meet painters, sculptors, bookmakers, quilt makers, printmakers, ceramic artists, photographers, and more.
Ukrainian Egg (Pysanky) Decorating Workshop
Wilton Historical Society
Sunday, APR 2, 1 - 3 pm
Learn the colorful and venerable craft of decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style. Expert egg decorator Susan Clark will lead this workshop for adults and children in the ancient craft that uses symbols and motifs to create an intricate, jewel-like egg. Decorate eggs in a traditional design, or create your own.
Wilton Candlelight Concert: PERCUSSION & FRIENDS
Wilton Congregational Church
Sunday, APR 2, 4 - 6 pm
Enjoy a program of marimba, vibraphone, violin, and piano played by the principal percussionist and timpanist of the New Haven Symphony along with other musicians.
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