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FC Buzz Weekend June 3-5: “The Secret Garden” with Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet

FC Buzz Weekend June 3 - June 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.

THE SECRET GARDEN 

ACT of Connecticut, Ridgefield 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Learn more here.

‘Art In The Windows’ 

Downtown New Canaan Storefront Exhibition, New Canaan

Friday, June 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Come down for an Art Stroll beginning at the corner of Elm Street & South Avenue. Organized by the Carriage Barn Arts Center and the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, this exhibition is an opportunity for artists and local businesses in the community to celebrate New Canaan’s vibrant business district and the arts. The Art Stroll will also include an opening reception at the Handwright Gallery for an exhibit by Cultural Alliance member Sally Frank, "Impressions,” that includes her recent photopolymer etchings and woodcuts. On view through June 24th.

“ASSASSINS” The Musical by Stephen Sondheim

Curtain Call Inc, Stamford

Fri, June 2 and Sat, June 3, 8:00 pm & Sun, June 4, 2:00 pm

It takes a musical genius like Stamford’s former resident, Stephen Sondheim, to weave presidential assassins - and would-be assassins - into a musical. Our nation's most notorious assassins gather on stage to violently pursue a twisted American Dream. This multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force” combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligent lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture. Perhaps the most controversial musical ever written - and not for audiences under the age of 16. Running weekends through June 17th.

“NEXT TO NORMAL”

Ridgefield Theater Barn

Fri, June 2 and Sat, June 3,  8:00 pm

It's opening night for this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning contemporary rock musical, with book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey & music by Tom Kitt. Directed by Matt Austin & Jessica Chesbro, with musical direction by Sarah Fay, the story centers on a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. Running Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm through June 24th. 

Invitational Art Show Preview Party

New Pond Farm Education Center, Redding

Friday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mingle with artists and art lovers while enjoying a signature cocktail, local wine, brews, and festive bites at a biennial exhibit showcasing artwork by some of the region’s finest artists. Including a silent auction, art demonstrations, and activities for children and adults -  all celebrating the timeless themes of nature and agrarian life inspired by the farm property. Exhibit on view through June 11th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Brown Eyed Woman

StageOne at FTC, Fairfield

Friday, June 2, 7:45 - 10:00 pm

Calling all Dead Heads! It’s the world's only all female Grateful Dead tribute ensemble, featuring musicians from popular bands around the country. Celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead with a unique spin and high-caliber musicianship. This band is decidedly different in a field brimming with tribute acts, bringing authentic jams and a soulful new approach to the familiar Grateful Dead catalog.

The No Apologies Comedy Show

The Palace Theatre, Stamford

Friday, June 2, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

It’s raw comedy, well done! Three comedians - Tom Cotter, Tammy Pescatelli, and Jim Florentine -  tell it like it is, hold nothing back, take no prisoners, and make no apologies! Combined, they have national comedy credentials that include performances on: America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, CONAN, and The Late Late Show to name a few.

“The Secret Garden” with Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet

Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Saturday, June 3, 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm

Not one, but two opportunities to see a beautiful original production of a ballet directed by Adam Holms. The Ballet will travel from the wonders of India to the magic of a forgotten English garden. With a cast of nearly 100 local dancers, you will witness first hand why NMYB is Fairfield County’s Premier Ballet Theatre School.

Art Show

The Knowlton, Bridgeport

Saturday, June 3, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Come to an evening of artistic brilliance presented by Knowlton creatives... including big oils from painter and muralist Brad Noble, artists Ricky Mestre, Mike Reinwald, Herm Freeman, Nicole Koester, Cynthia Lucero, photographers Emily Swift, Zaibel Torres and Alexandra Tremaine. Complimentary snacks, wine and soda for those who come by. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a collector, or simply seeking inspiration, celebrate the power of artistic expression and enjoy a night of visual splendors. 

Sinfonietta Cracovia

Glass House, New Canaan

Saturday, June 3, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Don’t miss one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, with its flagship project combining the film and concert music of two great composers—Philip Glass and Wojciech Kilar—as part of an international tour.  Kilar is known for composing for many masterpieces of Polish cinema, and best known abroad for his scores for The Portrait of a Lady and Coppola’s Dracula. Philip Glass has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his music for Kundun, The Hours, and Notes on a Scandal and won a Golden Globe for music for The Truman Show.

Doors of Darien

The Museum of Darien

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Enjoy catering by Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events and music by Butch Taylor and Scott Lebish while supporting an annual Spring fundraiser that celebrates the Darien’s history. It’s a party fundraiser that will showcase paintings of Darien doors by artist Kate Muir, as well as local artists. 

Kristina Kuzmic: Hope & Humor Tour

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Saturday, June 3, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Do not miss this viral sensation who entertains her worldwide audience with humor, encouragement, and hope. Her hilarious insights on life will have you rolling in laughter, and her vulnerability in sharing the hardest parts of her story might just empower you to face whatever chaos life throws your way.

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Westport Country Playhouse, Westport

Sunday, June 4, 1:00 and 4:00 pm

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in a new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! Produced by TheaterWorksUSA, performances are approximately one-hour, and appropriate for grades K-5. It’s the story of a class that gets lost on the way to the planetarium. 

Ridgefield Public School Art Show

The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield

Sunday, June 4, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 

Support the students and teachers in the Ridgefield Public School Art Program by attending this special Student Reception. 

“Aretha: A Tribute.”

Shelton High School

Sunday, June 4, 3:00 pm 

Enjoy iconic hits from the ‘Queen of Soul’ such as “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” and “Chain of Fools,” plus hits by James Brown, Stevie Wonder and additional artists from the style & era. This is a production of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, featuring Principal Pops Conductor, Chelsea Tipton II, Broadway sensation Capathia Jenkins, and 3-time Grammy nominee Ryan Shaw, as guest vocalists.

Connecticut’s Own: Music for Spring with Oboe and Piano

Wilton Library 

Sunday, June 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wilton residents Ralph Kirmser (oboe) and Kyong Hee Cho (piano) will perform Romances for Oboe and Piano by Robert and Clara Schumann as well as solo piano works by Franz Schubert and Frederick Chopin. 

Western CT Youth Orchestra Season Finale Concert

The Visual & Performing Arts Center, Danbury

Sunday, June 4, 4:00 - 6:00 pm,

Head to The Visual & Performing Arts Center at WCSU Westside Campus for the Western CT Youth Orchestra Season Finale Concert. Music will include a variety of works from William Grant Still to Edvard Greig and Johannes Brahms.

Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale”

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Sunday, June 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Back by overwhelming demand, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage with "A Bronx Tale” in his only Connecticut performance! This is the show that started it all! Before it became a hit Broadway show, Chazz Palminteri performed the one man show of the book and film, A Bronx Tale -- about his true life story of growing up in the Bronx -- on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse. Now, after winning multiple awards and performing the show more than 900 times on stages around the world, Palminteri is back with the original one man show.

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