FC Buzz Weekend Aug 5 - 7, 2022
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.
“The Pajama Game” at Curtain Call, Stamford
Thursday, Aug 4 through Saturday, Aug 6, 7:30pm and Sunday Aug 7, 2pm
It’s the 32nd Summer Youth Theatre production of a toe-tapping, comedic love story that has delighted audiences for years. With famous hit songs like "Hey there" and "Hernando's Hideaway,” this musical tells the timeless struggle of management versus labor, with lovers from each side thrown into the mix. Running through Aug 14th.
Music at MoCA: Danish String Quartet at MoCA Westport
Friday, Aug 5, 7-9pm
Don't miss an opportunity to see the esteemed Grammy-nominated quartet, known for their impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, and expressive performances. The group will share music by Purcell, Schubert and Schumann. Arrive early to explore the exhibition, “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse,” and to purchase delicious food and drinks on-site.
The 5th Dimension at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Friday, Aug 5, 8pm
Legends in the house! Who doesn’t love classic songs, “Up, Up, and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Wedding Bell Blues, and the iconic “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.” Led by original member and lead vocalist, Florence LaRue, the group will share these songs and many more. With more than 20 million records sold worldwide, 22 Top 40 Hits, five #1 hits and 6 Grammy Awards, the legendary 5th Dimension continues to sell out venues and excite audiences.
Milford Arts Council’s Sand Sculpture Contest at Walnut Beach, Milford
Saturday, Aug 6, 9am - 3pm
Grab your shovels and sunhats and come on over to Walnut Beach in Milford for the 45th annual sand sculpture contest and create a sand sculpture as an individual or as part of a team. Judging criteria includes creativity, spirit, detail, and originality. This is not a professional or Masters level contest, but it’s one of New England’s favorite events of the summer!
Castlebay in Concert "Songs of Ships and Sailors" at The Ridgefield Library
Saturday, Aug 6, 2pm
The library continues its ongoing live concert series with Castlebay as they weave together nautical legacies of Maine and the British Isles, transporting you through time, and across the Atlantic. Come hear Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee blend history, legend, and experience into their traditional and original songs, with Celtic harp, 12-string guitar, fiddle, & woodwinds.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk
Saturday, Aug 6, 4pm
Celebrate the colorful world of Eric Carle with family-friendly, interactive puppet performances of his classic stories in the museum’s Celebration Courtyard. After the performance, snap a photo with the famous Hungry Caterpillar, make your own story-inspired puppets and art and enjoy hands-on playful learning time in the exhibits! A pasta dinner, beverages and fruit will be available for purchase in the Healthyville® Café. Advance sale tickets required.
“All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays” at The Aldrich, Ridgefield
Saturday, Aug 6, 4pm
The Aldrich poetry series continues with a reading by Rosebud Ben-Oni. Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Ben-Oni is the winner of the 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery. In 2017, her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by New York’s National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk
Saturday, Aug 6, 8pm
It’s your last chance to take advantage of MTC’s Hot Summer Nights series. Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land hits the stage in a show that touches on genres ranging across rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi. Ward Land finds her perfect vocal match in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt.
The David Bromberg Quintet at FTC’s The Warehouse, Fairfield
Saturday, Aug 6, 8pm
If you listened to bluegrass, folk, country, or rock music during the 1970s, it was hard to miss the songs of Bromberg. He is a godfather of Americana, a decorated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, and “an American music icon.” After fifty years, David has evolved, but is still searching, still creating, still vital, and ever humble.
American Patchwork Quartet at The Levitt Pavilion, Westport
Sunday, Aug 7, 7-8:30 pm
Who doesn’t love a free concert? Alan Lomax Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist, Clay Ross, 3-time Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, Grammy-winning vocalist Falu Shah, and highly acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura, showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past. BYO-lawn chair. Picnics welcome. Free tickets can be claimed in advance online and may also be available at the Box Office.
“Simple Gifts” at Ridgefield Playhouse (moved indoors due to extreme heat)
Sunday, Aug 7, 12-4pm
It’s the Charles Ives Music Festival Summer 2022’s gift to the community - a free concert and community expo presented by People’s United Bank. The expo will run from 12 to 2pm and the concert from 2 to 4pm. “Simple Gifts" evokes the richness of the diversity of styles within American concert music. Performances will feature works by John Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Frucht, Jared Miller, Chris Cerrone and more!
The Bar Car Band at Weston Historical Society
Sunday, Aug 7, 5:30pm - 7pm
A BYO-Lawnchair Alert! As part of the ‘Music at the Barn’ Outdoor Concert Series, this band celebrates American rock & roll in its glory. Hot off the release of their second EP, “High on the Sunshine,” The Bar Car Band will bring you their signature mix of music with Joe’s Food Truck on site selling picnic food. Concert tickets online or at the door.