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FCBuzz Weekend: Things with Wings in Stamford, Sheryl Crow in Westport, Outdoor Arts in Greenwich and MORE!

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each Friday, look 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. 

This weekend features quite a few October treats. First, take in the crisp October air by heading over to The Stamford Museum and Nature Center on Friday at 6pm for Outdoor Adventures: Things with Wings Night Hike View the last of the daytime birds as they get ready for the evening, see what fall insects are out and about, and try your hand at calling for local owls. 

If you prefer a musical adventure, then dig out your lawn chair, pick up some delicious food and drinks, and enjoy an outdoor concert with Marielle Kraft at MOCA Westport onFriday, 7pm. This Nashville-based indie pop singer/songwriter displays craftsmanship beyond her years, evident through her use of salient detail, raw emotion, and poignant word choice to describe moments “exactly as they feel.” Come early and check out the new exhibition, Between the Ground and the Sky. A double treat!

Also on Friday evening, an American icon is coming to Westport’s Levitt Pavilion For The Performing Arts for a special gala event on Friday at 8pm. Sheryl Crowhas had more No. 1 singles in the Triple A listings than any other female artist. Her studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide. In addition to such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” Crow has lofted 40 singles into the Billboard Hot 100.

Another big star will be heading to CT this weekend on her “How Dare You” tour. Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Whitney Cummings makes her journey to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series “Whitney” and co-creating the Emmy-nominated comedy series “2 Broke Girls,”  Whitney packs her show with her signature incisive commentary on gender dynamics and other award-winning comedy.

Then on Saturday, the 40th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival opens at 10am at the Bruce Museum. Recognized nationally as one of the top 25 fine arts festivals, this celebration boasts 40 new and returning artists showcasing their work. Featuring fine contemporary art in oils/acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, drawings and prints, photography and sculpture, along with family art activities and delicious food. The festival runs all day, 10am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

If you’re thinking you’d like more of an indoor experience, then come to the opening reception for Chuck Webster’s exhibition Pantheons at One River School of Art + Design on Saturday, October 9th, 12pm-3pm. Stop by to meet the artist and view his amazing exhibit that crosses the mediums of painting, drawing, collage, and printmaking.

As the sun sets and the stars appear on Saturday at 6pm, the back lawn of Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center At Fairfield will come alive with music, food and spirits during Starry Night at Farm Pond. Celebrate the outdoors with your favorite food truck fare and the band Barnstorm! Come at twilight and stay till the bonfire goes out.

On Sunday at 4pm, celebrate the opening of the 50th Anniversary Season of The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony at Round Hill Community Church Greenwich! The "Romantic Allusions"  concert features guest artists Heather Braun, violin, and Zohar Schondorf, horn. There will also be a performance on Monday, Oct 11, 7:30pm at the Greenwich Arts Council.

Finally, on Sunday from 6-8pm, at Kelsey Farm in Greenwich, enjoy wine, drinks, and delicious bites in a jazz club setting for an evening with some of the finest jazz artists on the scene today at the BackCountry Jazz Benefit Concertwith Music Director Bennie Wallace on tenor sax, Terell Stafford on trumpet, Godwin Louis on alto sax, Donald Vega on piano, Peter Washington on bass, and Herlin Riley on drums. 

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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