FC Buzz Weekend of art and culture in Fairfield County September 8-10

FC Buzz Weekend September 8-10

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.

Pop-Up Exhibit in the Barn

Westport Country Playhouse

Friday, Sept 8 - Sunday, Sept 10, 2:00 - 6:00 pm 

The Artist Collective of Westport opens its “Exhilarating New Pop-Up Exhibit! On Sunday at 5pm, come to an Artist Talk to hear about the artists’ process. Participating artists include CAFC members Janine Brown, Susan Fehlinger, Emily Laux, Toby Michaels, Jay Petrow, Diane Pollack, and Jen Williams.

The 3rd Annual Bridgeport Film Fest 

The Klein, Bridgeport

Friday, Sept 8 - Sunday, Sept 10, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

It’s a great weekend to enjoy one or all three days of films plus two immersive virtual reality experiences; workshops, including a stand-up comedy workshop led by comedy legend Lisa Lampanelli; a live art installation; food trucks; local vendors; after-parties and more! Led by Bridgeport Native and Artistic Director Jason A. Coombs, this festival aims to highlight the diversity of the film community in Bridgeport and the surrounding regions by showcasing films directed by over 50% women and POC filmmakers. In a ceremony that concludes the weekend, prizes will be awarded to winning films chosen by a panel of acclaimed jurors. 

“Fun Home” by Fairfield Center Stage

Trevi Lounge, Fairfield

Friday Sept 8, 7:30 pm, Saturday Sept 9, 7:00 pm, and Sunday Sept 10, 2:00 pm

This immersive production of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical and Pulitzer Prize finalist is adapted from Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic novel. The story is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. An all-local production, the cast is composed of nine area performers and a live orchestra. The show also runs next weekend, same times.  

4th Annual Knobloch Family Farmhouse Lobster & Clam Bake

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmhouse

Friday, Sept 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Savor the last days of summer, and enjoy a casual outdoor New England supper with friends and family on the Fedele Family Farmhouse Plaza, atop Heckscher Farm. This special supper supports the bedrock educational programming and operations of the SM&NC.

John Pizzarelli Trio – Stage and Screen

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Friday, Sept 8, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

It’s an evening of wine and song! The world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, and the Beatles. 

Carriage Barn Annual Member Show

Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan

Saturday, Sept 9, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The largest show of the year, this exhibit features 175 pieces that celebrate the range, interests, and talents of Carriage Barn member artists working across all subjects, styles, and media in art.  All work is for sale and can also be viewed through an online gallery launching on September 11. The reception includes live music and refreshments as well as the annual presentation of the Betty Barker Award.  

Violet Willows

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport

Saturday, Sept 9, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Connecticut based duo, Brianne Chasanoff and Mary Gardner, perform together on piano, guitar, percussion and vocals. Their musical talents blend and harmonize perfectly, speaking to the listener intimately through their sensitivity and depth of emotional expression. Brianne has her Master’s degree in Studio Composition and Mary Gardner has a BS in Music Ed and a Master’s in Percussion Performance. Their latest CD will be available at the door.

21st Annual Evening for the Arts Gala: WONDERFUL CRAZY NIGHT

Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield

Saturday, Sept 9, 7:30 - 10:30 pm

Come and support the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation by simply having fun! This new Elton John Tribute — a dynamic musical revue of hit songs — features Las Vegas performer and pianist Colte Julian, who brings to life all the hits you know and love with electrifying precision. Complete with elaborate costumes, authentic stories inspired by Elton’s incredible 5+ decade career. 


Palace Theatre, Stamford

Saturday, Sept 9, 7:30 pm

Get ready for a hypnotic rock trio, that’s ready to rock UpStage for one of the liveliest nights in Stamford. Joining them on stage will be the power trio, The Nuclear Heartbreak, raw and energetic rock band, Killer Kin, and turntable vinyl-only DJ Sir Tone & Twang. 

An Evening with Justin Paul & Friends, with Kelli O’Hara and James Naughton

The Westport Country Playhouse

Saturday, Sept 9,  8:00 - 10:00 pm

Justin Paul, an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning creator, and Westport native, will headline this one-night-only fundraiser. In addition to Tony Award winners O’Hara and Naughton, the benefit concert for the Playhouse will feature performers from Paul’s past projects and award-winning Broadway musicals. 

Eccentric Women of Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Theater Barn

Saturday, Sept 9, 8:00 pm and Sunday, Sept 10, 5:00 pm

Encore! This play, which debuted on the RTB stage to great success last October, is presented once again! Based on the writings & performances of Dr. Darla Shaw, this show is adapted for the stage by Stephen Robbins, & directed by Linda Seay. Sunday’s performance will include a talkback following the show.

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights

The Ridgefield Library

Sunday, Sept 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

In the mood for a live music mix? Drawing on a variety of traditional musical forms to create a new musical style, these Connecticut Blues Challenge winners bring you original tunes, early jazz, blues, swing, standards, jug band, early string band, gospel, pop music from the turn of the century and rootsy rock’n’roll. 

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