FCBuzz Weekend January 21 - January 23
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.
On this frigid winter weekend, soak up the warmth and light of the following arts and culture offerings featuring music, art, dance, and comedy.
Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum For Children kicks off the weekend with a show that will bring smiles to the whole family. On Saturday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, CactusHead Puppets bring to life Bremen Town Musicians - the hilarious tale of four farm animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom. This production features lovable rod puppets, elaborate shadow scenes, and CactusHead Puppets' signature sense of humor.
Saturday at 2:00 pm, you’ll have your pick of two musical competitions! Catch the annual Greater CT Youth Orchestras Concerto Competition at Pequot Library in Southport, with eight Principal Orchestra musicians competing on violin, cello, and flute for a $500 prize and the chance to perform as soloist at the Spring Concert. Or head to Norwalk Concert Hall for Norwalk Symphony’s 10th Young Artists Concerto Competition Finals where ten young musicians who passed the first stage of the competition will compete for a chance to perform on March 20th with the Norwalk Symphony at the Music for All Ages concert.
At 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, it’s the opening exhibit reception for Carriage Barn Arts Center's 42nd Annual Photography Show in New Canaan. Juried by award-winning photographer PLATON, the exhibit features a selection of images chosen from submissions by professional, amateur and student photographers.
Four of the funniest ladies in the New York comedy scene are taking over the Fairfield Comedy Club stage on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Join Ankara Savone, Christine MeEhan-Berg, Ashley Austin Morris, and Calise Hawkins for Not a Clam Bake LIVE! as they bring their ‘anything-goes’ brand of comedy to Connecticut. Be prepared for an unforgettable night of comedy as these ladies get together to dish out some hardcore laughter.
On Sunday at 10:00 am at the Darien Arts Center, the directors of East Coast Contemporary Ballet (ECCB) offer DANCE WITH US: Master Class & Choreography. An exciting opportunity to participate in a Master Class taught by ECCB Artistic Director Claire Mazza, followed by a chance to learn ECCB original choreography from their contemporary ballet Mi Vida, by Artistic Director Alejandro Ulloa.
For a truly memorable and unique experience, join Cynthia and Rick Quintanal of Crystal Cymbalogy & JoJo Keane of Inspired Soul on Sunday at 1:00 pm at The Knowlton for their Dance to Live Music & Sound Healing event.
The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra will present Music at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards on Sunday at 5:00 pm in a chamber concert by Nancy Leville, mezzo-soprano; Max Caserta, guitar; Juniper Spalding, double bass; and Amir Farsi, flute. The musicians will showcase their talent with a variety of pieces that span genres and musical eras.
Close out the weekend at Fairfield’s FTC The Warehouse on Sunday at 8:00 pm with the jam scene’s underdog supergroup, Ghost Light. From onstage “musical trust falls” to Soundgarden-inspired mixes in the studio, this band is building a name through a gracefully executed fusion of live instrumentals, cinematic percussive elements, and a powerful musical vision.
For details on these and hundreds more events check out FC-Buzz events on our website at https://culturalalliancefc.org/fcbuzz-events/