FC Buzz Weekend: Norwalk Art Festival, Michael Franti & Spearhead at Levitt and More!

FC Buzz Weekend June 23 - June 25

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.

Garden Party Concert

Mill Hill Historic Park, Norwalk

Friday, June 23, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Grab a lawn chair and head to Norwalk because Norwalk Historical Society is ‘Building Community through Music.’ The fourth annual summer Garden Party Concert features Wendy May and Ray Simonelli. A great way to spend a summer evening.

”Yes Darling” Featuring Ryan Montbleau and Hayley Jane

StageOne at FTC, Fairfield

Friday, June 23, 7:45 pm 

Longtime friends and collaborators Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau have joined together to compose humorous and heartfelt songs about love, romance, and your partner driving you absolutely nuts. Together they are soulful, pure, and timeless. 

Norwalk Art Festival

MOCA Westport, Westport

Friday, June 23 and Saturday June 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This two-day art festival includes the works of over 75 juried artists from local to national talent. Find a wide variety of media - photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry, painting, mixed media, printmaking, fiber, metal and sculpture. All works are available for sale with the artists present. 

Weekend Workshops – Colonial Cookery: Blueberry Pie

Wilton Historical Society

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dress in costume, and learn about Colonial manners and customs while baking a scrumptious Colonial Blueberry Lattice Pie. It’s a fun foray into the culinary past led by Museum Educator Catherine Lipper.

Family Day: Campus Sculpture Adventure

Bellarmine Hall Galleries, Fairfield

Saturday, June 24, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm 

The outdoor sculptures on Fairfield University's campus will be the focus of a tour brought to you by Fairfield University Art Museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries. Family Day: Campus Sculpture Adventure will be followed by arts and crafts (designed for ages 4-10) in the Museum's classroom.

Michael Franti & Spearhead with Phillip Phillips

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Westport

Saturday, June 24, 7:00 pm

Get ready to be inspired and entertained by a globally recognized musician, activist, and award-winning filmmaker. Franti is revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got You,” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles, 10 Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. Spearhead’s 12th studio album Follow Your Heart, released in June 2022 and debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Chart behind Harry Styles.

Starlight Gala

Fairfield Museum, Fairfield

Saturday, June 24, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Kick-off the summer season by celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated ‘Creating Community’ exhibition. Guests will enjoy cocktails on the Museum Commons with jazz great Chis Coogan. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Alison of AMG Catering & Events and the evening’s entertainment will include remarks by 11-time Emmy Award winning journalist and celebrated author, Armen Keteyian, and a live auction. Summer cocktail attire and lawn-friendly shoes are encouraged.

Broadway’s Cris Groenendaal in “A Broadway Cabaret”

Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 pm

MTC's “Hot Summer Nights” performance series begins with this Broadway star whose credits include "The Phantom of the Opera," "Sunday in the Park with George," "Sweeney Todd," and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing journey through the magic of Broadway with Groenendaal delivering show-stopping vocals that have made him a legend in the world of musical theater.

Jazz at the Ballroom

Wall Street Theater, Norwalk

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 pm 

Enjoy an evening of the unforgettable music from the Great American Songbook — all the recognizable, loved songs that will remind you to accentuate the positive!

Discovering Amistad – A Two Part Cultural Event

Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield

Sunday, June 25, 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Together with Discovering Amistad, the Playhouse invites you to a unique, two-part cultural event featuring traditional djembe drummers, African food, and artisanal crafts followed by a screening of Steven Spielberg's Amistad. The evening concludes with a panel discussion of experts led by entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington.

Immerse yourself in the world of African Art presented by Tafika Arts. Desserts provided by The Cupcake Box and Chef Felicia.

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.


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