FC Buzz Weekend Lineup of Arts and Culture June 9 - June 11
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.
Pequot Library, Southport
Friday, June 9, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Join in a favorite traditional community event — a tribute to Children’s Librarian, Susan Ei, on Pequot Library’s one-of-a-kind Great Lawn! Hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be smoking on the grill while The Merwin Mountain Band plays live music. Take part in lawn games galore, roast s’mores around the campfire, and sneak a peek at the night sky through the library telescope. Come for any part of the evening, or pitch your tent and camp all night. Remember to bring a pillow for the Big Pillow Fight!
Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport
Fri June 9, 7:30 pm, Sat, June 10, 3:00 & 7:00 pm and Sun June 11, 3:00 pm
Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie set in the late 1970s with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. Running on weekends through July 9th.
Fairfield Museum, Fairfield
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy free admission all day at the Museum and the 1750 Ogden House. Join a tour to see how people lived in the 1700s, stroll through the historic Dooryard Garden maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and experience a living history demonstration, make your own posy with fresh flowers, create a whirligig toy to take home and explore the pollinator garden at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Light refreshments will be served.
Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan
Saturday, June 10, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Soak up everything the Glass House campus has to offer plus enjoy a seasonally inspired picnic lunch by Elm, special performances by Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland, cocktails on the lawn by Hennessy Paradis, and vibe to DJ sets by Alexandra Richards. In between picnicking, explore and lounge on ‘Design Within Reach’ furniture and view a curated auction of art.
MoCA Westport, Westport
Saturday, June 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Vanisha Gould - whose music is inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, and Ella Fitzgerald – has successfully curated her own sound as a composer and band leader. She will perform originals and music from the Great American Songbook with her Quartet. Bonus! Cultural Alliance member, the Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras’ Jazz Orchestra, opens for the Quartet. Arrive early to explore MoCA's galleries and to purchase delicious food and drinks!
American Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert
Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
Saturday, June 10, 8:30 pm
Join members of the orchestra presenting their 20th anniversary spring concert, featuring their 13th Annual Concerto Competition winners Madison Chueka, Willa Brasch and Avery Cotton. Also on the program will be Dr. Rex Cadwallader's Elegy and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield
Sunday, June 11, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Hear from four of the artists in this show who will discuss their craft, how they do what they do and why. The speakers are: CAFC member Barbara Ringer (First Prize winner), Thomas Carroll, Cecilia Moy Fradet, and Claire Watson Garcia.
Waveny Park Pond, New Canaan
Sunday, June 11, 2:00 pm
Join the Carriage Barn Arts Center and Waveny Park Conservancy for Fantastical Footpaths with SOVA Dance and Puppet Theater Sunday June 11 at 2pm. Come early and enjoy a picnic on the hill, then take part in a family craft before heading off on a wondrous woodland walk through the enchanted forest! Join "Firefly" the fairy and friends of Sova Dance & Puppet Theater for an adventure through the paths of Waveny Park. Say hello to the toads and busy bugs, discover characters like hobgoblins and dragons waking from their winter slumber as life begins to bloom, sprout and reach closer to the sun.
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport
Sunday, June 11, 7:00 pm
You won’t want to miss this four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist & songwriter with seemingly unlimited potential. Cedric’s songs channel his diverse ancestry (African, French, Native American and Spanish) to create his own brand of sounds. His albums are a tapestry of pulsing rhythms and Creole poetry, and his live performances are unforgettable, all at once progressive and nostalgic.
Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport
Sunday, June 11, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Westport native and international concert violinist Igor Pikayzen is bringing one of the world's most beloved masterpieces, Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons to life with an ensemble of New York's top chamber players. The evening takes on a Latin flair with the addition of the Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) to round out the program.
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