FC Buzz Memorial Day Weekend: Westport Fine Arts Festival, Concerts, Puppets, and More!

FC Buzz Memorial Day Weekend May 26 - May 29

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.

It’s a long weekend! Why not take advantage of all the family fun that the arts and culture world has to offer in Fairfield County? Festivals galore, concerts, puppet performances, dance, and more! Get out there and enjoy!

Facets of Indian Culture: An Ensemble Dance Performance with Layavinyasa

Greenwich Historical Society, Greenwich

Friday, May 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Experience Kuchipudi dance, a South Indian dance form and the iconography that informs it. This event highlights the connection of dance, material culture, medieval sculpture, and painting. It includes a demonstration of hand gestures with explanatory narratives, a collection of figurines and idols on display, a moderated talk, Q & A session, and a reception following the dance performances. 

Westport Museum Destination Westport: Path of Patriots Tour

Green Farms Church Lower Cemetery, Westport

Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am

Learn about Westport’s role in the American Revolution by visiting the gravestones of those who served during the war for Independence—including stories of the fateful day Greens Farms burned.  Hear the story of colonists fighting for their freedom and the stories of enslaved Africans who chose sides and fought for their voices to be heard.

Westport Fine Arts Festival

Elm Street, Downtown Westport

Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This festival is a notable highlight for collectors and residents from the Tri-State region, New England, and beyond. A nationally recognized, juried festival featuring a premier roster of regional, national and international fine artists. You will find a variety of media categories - including painting, photography, sculpture, fiber, printmaking, mixed media, glass, ceramics, jewelry, wood, graphics and printmaking. All artwork is available for purchase in a wide variety of price ranges, subject matter and styles.

Don’t miss the on-site food vending, live music and hands on art projects and demonstrations for children and adults. Free to the public. 

Senior Spring Dance Concert

The Palace Theatre, Stamford

Saturday, May 27, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join the Darien Arts Center in celebrating their dancers at the end-of-year performance, showcasing dancers from the youngest through to graduating students. A plethora of dance styles - Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Partnering, Jazz, Broadway, and Hip Hop.

Peter and the Wolf

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Sunday, May 28, 11:00 am 

Enjoy a mesmerizing production from Maryland-based The Puppet Co., featuring beautifully handcrafted marionettes. Master Puppeteer Christopher Piper brings this classic tale to life on the museum’s Multimedia Gallery stage, sparking imaginations and providing an unforgettable children’s theater experience. 

Don Giovanni (Mozart) – The Met Opera Encore in HD

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Saturday, May 27, 12:00 - 3:15 pm

Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, alongside the Leporello of bass-baritone Adam Plachetka. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests—Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, and Zerlina—and tenor Ben Bliss is Don Ottavio.

Memorial Day Open House

The Fairfield Museum, Fairfield

Monday, May 29, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Kick off the summer season by enjoying free admission at the Fairfield Museum as part of the Memorial Day Town Parade. Bring family and friends for a fun-filled afternoon, including crafts and games. 

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.

Submitted by Redding, CT

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