FC Buzz Weekend February 3 – February 5
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.
Tangled Vine at The Palace Theatre, Stamford
Friday, February 3, 8:00 pm
Tangled Vine never fails to ignite a room! Composed of professional full-time musicians and multi-winners of the “Best of the Gold Coast’s Highest Award for Total Votes since 2006. With a mix of classic and contemporary rock, soul, and rhythm & blues - from Janis Joplin to the Stones, Bruno Mars to Prince, Johnny Cash to Humble Pie - Tangled Vine delivers an irresistible performance.
Richard Thompson at SHU Community Theatre, Fairfield
Friday, February 3, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Crowned “the finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix” by the Los Angeles Times, Richard Thompson is a legend who holds lifetime achievement awards from both the Americana Music Association and the BBC Awards. One of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” he has influenced and been covered by a diverse group of stellar musicians. His 19th album, 13 Rivers, features the fleet-fingered fretwork and poetic songwriting that leaves critics and fans breathless.
“I Hate Hamlet” at Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk
Friday, Feb 3, 8:00 pm, Saturday, Feb 4, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Sunday, Feb 5, 2:00 pm
Don’t miss this hilarious play by Paul Rudnick! Andrew is a young, successful TV star who relocates to New York and rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his TV career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. Through Feb 19th.
Take Your Child to the Library Day at The Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield
Saturday, February 4, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free, fun and fabulous activities for families all day long! Stop in to enjoy the activities, get a Library card, and explore all the wonders that the Ridgefield Library has to offer. The Library is an ideal place for children to play, discover, make friends and have fun. No registration necessary. Activities include Wild Things with We Grow Yoga @ 10:30 am and A Pokemon Token Tournament @ 3:00 pm. Plus, an all-day scavenger hunt & indoor storywalk featuring "A Library" by Nikki Giovanni.
Valentine’s Day Embroidery at Wilton Historical Society, Wilton
Saturday, February 4, 11:00 am
Design and embroider your own ‘Valentine’ muslin pillows to give to friends or family on the fourteenth. Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will discuss Valentine’s Day and its historical significance, in addition to the uses of embroidery in Colonial Times. At the end of the workshop, each participant will be given a heart-shaped sugar cookie to decorate and take home. Don’t miss out on this sweet celebration!
Oscar Nominated Film Festival at Avon Theatre, Stamford
Saturday, February 4 through March 12, 11:00 am
Starting this Saturday, with “The Banshees Of Inisherin,” and Sunday, with “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Stamford’s Avon Theatre brings you the Oscar Nominated Film Festival, showing every nominated film at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays through March 12.
43rd Annual Juried Photography Show Reception at Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan
Saturday, February 4, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
View and celebrate professional, amateur and student photography whose work was selected by juror, Christina Zanetti, Director of the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City. The opening reception is free and open to the public.
The Tortoise and the Hare at SHU Community Theatre, Fairfield
Saturday, February 4, 7:00pm
The Lightwire Theater Co. presents a clever and modern twist on Aesop’s classic fable: “The Tortoise and the Hare.” With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings this tale into a new brilliant light.
Licata Glass Exhibit at The Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich
Sunday, February 5, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Inspired by hikes throughout the Hudson Valley, David Licata’s body of work is made up of sculptural landscapes and moments frozen in time. By using traditional metalsmithing techniques while working with glass, Licata created visual conversations about strength, vanity and protection. His glass chain elements are meticulously connected link by link so that shadows, tones and colors come to life as light shines from different directions throughout the day.
A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America at Wilton Library
Sunday, February 5, 4:00 pm
You're invited to a Wilton Historical Society Scholarly Series with Dr. Camesha Scruggs, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, who will discuss the role of children and domestic workers as integral change agents in the Civil Rights Movement.
Make It Funky – Celebrating the Music of Black America at The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport
Sunday, February 5, 8:00 pm
Funk It Up with Eugene Dobbs Nu-Cullers & The Bernadettes at this WPKN Black History Month event - high energy classic Motown, soul, funk, rock and reggae with tinges of jazz and blues, including music by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight & the Pips and many, many more.
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