FC Buzz Weekend of Arts and Culture in Fairfield County May 12-14

FC Buzz Weekend May 12 - May 14

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.

“Guys & Dolls”

First Church Congregational, Fairfield

Friday, May 12, 7:30pm; Saturday, May 14, 7:00 pm; Sunday, May 15, 5:00pm

Don't miss  Fairfield Center Stage’s performance featuring a cast of 30 local performers and a live onstage band of seven musicians. This epic musical about gambler Nathan Detroit - who tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town - ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway in 1950 and received a bevy of awards including Tonys, Drama Desks, and Oliviers. Weekends through May 21st.

“The Gynokid”

Powerhouse Theatre, New Canaan

Friday, May 12; Saturday, May 13, 8:00 pm; Sunday May 14, 2:00 pm

As the child of small-town gynecologists, comedy writer Claire Ayoub (Empire Waist, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls) experienced an untraditional and often mortifying adolescence destined to end in therapy—and comedy. Join her for a delightfully cringeworthy walk down memory lane and learn what being a GynoKid is all about. 

13th Annual Member Juried Show Opening Reception

Ridgefield Guild of Artists 

Friday, May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join RGOA for the opening reception for this year’s RGOA Member Show with juror Melanie Prapopoulos of CAMP Gallery in Westport.

Mother’s Day Sip N’ Shop Event Hosted by the Betts Store

Wilton Historical Society

Friday, May 12, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

A perfect way to celebrate mom! Walk through a treasure trove of your favorite “Made in America” items while enjoying complimentary wine and cheese and a free entry into the “Mother’s Day Basket Raffle.”  Specials and discounts on many items.

Music at MoCA: Ameen Mokdad’s The Curve, with Cuatro Puntos

MoCA Westport

Friday, May 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

A rare opportunity to see a performance by an Iraqi composer and multi-instrumentalist who was trapped in hiding under the brutality of ISIS for two years in Mosul. During that time he survived and told his story by writing an extraordinary repertoire of music… in secret. The 19 songs of ‘The Curve’ form a soundscape that transverses a range of emotions: fear, defeat, hope, and rebirth. Arrive early to explore the Rainbow in the Dark exhibition and to purchase snacks and drinks.

Can You See the Music?

Darien Arts Center

Friday, May 12 and Saturday May 13, 7:30 pm

Do not miss the next performance by East Coast Contemporary Ballet - an all-new varied program featuring the music of Joel A. Martin, Beethoven, Trentmøller and Wevel in a medley of brand-new works by Claire Mazza, David Fernandez and Alejandro Ulloa. Purchase tickets before they are gone!

Spring Field Day Festival

Greenwich Historical Society

Saturday, May 13, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Calling all families looking for some springtime fun! Celebrate the season with classic and historic lawn games, spring crafts, and delicious artisan Italian gelato from local vendor Gelato & Cioccolato. Make your way through featured games and crafts and win fun field-day prizes. Plus The Trummytones will lead in song and dance throughout the day!

“Songs of Spring and Summer”

Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport

Saturday, May 13, 7:00 pm

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir presents its Annual Spring Concert showcasing nearly 300 children. From the opening selection, Circus Band by Charles Ives, through Schubert’s Maying Song, and to the closing Walking on Sunshine, this concert features music that lifts the spirit and welcomes the sweetest months of the year. 

Kodály's Missa Brevis and Poulenc's Gloria

Norwalk Concert Hall

Saturday, May 13, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Join Fairfield County Chorale for a presentation directed by Maestro David Rosenmeyer of two neo classical masterworks: Kodály's Missa Brevis and Poulenc's Gloria, featuring soloists Inna Dukash, Malena Dayen, Pedro Sequera, and Christopher Lau.

Songs & Stories of Laurel Canyon

Voices Cafe, Westport

Saturday, May 13, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

The Bar Car Band shares their unique “Songs & Stories of Laurel Canyon” featuring the music of iconic artists whose roots stem from Laurel Canyon, including Carole King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Neil Young. Benefitting the Green Village Initiative.

Cassatt String Quartet

Carriage Barn Arts Center New Canaan

Sunday, May 13, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Come to a performance by the New York-based Cassatt String Quartet, with Magdalena Baczewska on the piano. The program includes: Mozart’s String Quartet in F Major, K. 590, Dorothy Rudd Moore’s Modes for string quartet, and Amy Beach, Piano Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 67.

Citizen Cope

The Warehouse, Fairfield

Sunday, May 13, 8:00 pm

Come and connect through the power of music! Citizen Cope’s new tour is an intimate solo acoustic experience that is meant to lift all spirits in a world that can look so divided. You’ll hear favorite songs from all the old records and some new ones from the upcoming LP, The Victory March.

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.


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