FCBuzz Weekend June 10 – June 12, 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.
“She Is Rising” Exhibit at The Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan
Fri, June 10 and Sat, June 11, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun, June 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
It’s an exhibit and a benefit for LiveGirl, a nonprofit organization that provides year-round leadership development and mentoring for young girls. It’s “an expression of female power!" This show features a curated selection of artwork in all media and a special installation by featured artist and CAFC member Tara Blackwell. Check out the exhibit and support girl power!
Melody’s Mostly Musical Day at The Greenwich Arts Council
Fri, June 10 - Sun, June 12, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Steinway Artist Jenny Lin brings to life the musical picture book that follows a child’s musical day from breakfast to bedtime, with classical piano works props, and magical storytelling.
DISASTER, The Musical at Curtain Call, Inc, Stamford
Fri, June 10 - Sat, June 11, 8:00 pm & Sun, June 12, 2:00 pm
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. Disaster! is a new musical straight from Broadway, featuring some of the most unforgettable songs of the '70s. Book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host, Seth Rudetsky, and Jack Plotnick. Runs through 6/18.
The Little Mermen at Greenwich Library
Saturday, June 11, 11:30 am
Dress in your Disney best and join the Summer Reading series kick-off with the ultimate Disney rock cover band. The band’s repertoire covers all 82 years of the Disney canon, including favorites from The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Frozen. The group performs in full costume with band members dressing up as characters from the films. Register to guarantee a seat for this live event.
15th Anniversary Summer Party at The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan
Sat, June 11, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the Glass House 15th Anniversary with a glamorous Summer Party. Explore the grounds with a locally-sourced picnic lunch, enjoy cocktails, lawn games, and a curated auction, and performances by award winning tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel and musical stylings by Paul Sevigny.
Inaugural Gala with Blues Legend Buddy Guy at Wall Street Theater, Norwalk
Sat, June 11, 6:30 pm
Head over to Norwalk’s historic Wall Street Theater and enjoy an Inaugural Gala where you can see 9-time Grammy Award winner and Blues legend Buddy Guy perform live!
Sean Mason Quintet at MoCA Westport
Sat, June 11, 7:00 pm
Enjoy art, music, food, and drink at Music at MoCA with the Sean Mason Quintet as part of its Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Spotlight.
Vieux Farka Touré at FTC’s Stage One, Fairfield
Sat, June 11, 7:45 pm
You will not want to miss this brilliant guitarist and son of Malian music royalty, legendary Ali Farka Touré. Often called the “Hendrix of the Sahara,” Touré shows off his brilliant guitar skills in this exciting concert.
2022 Summer Gala with Chaka Khan at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Sat, June 11, 8:00 pm
Ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner Chaka Khan headlines the 2022 Summer Gala. Khan has released 22 albums, racking up 10 #1 songs, 7 gold singles, and 10 gold and platinum albums. Prior to the performance, come ‘under the tent’ for an open bar, choice wine, a complimentary Japanese Whisky, and small plates from various area restaurants and caterers, and a one of a kind auction items!
Diana Jones at Voices Café, Westport
Sat, June 11, 8:00 pm
Join Singer/songwriter, Diana Jones for a Benefit Concert for the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants’ Apartment Set Up Team. Jones has been a major literary voice in contemporary song since her 2006 album, My Remembrance of You.
Midsummer Night’s Dream & Paquita Ballet at New Canaan High School Theatre
Sat, June 11, 7:00 pm and Sun, June 12, 4:00 pm
The New England Academy of Dance pre-professional company dancers perform Paquita Variations, a ballet about a gypsy girl who discovers she is actually a kidnapped princess, originally created for the Paris Opera ballet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, a one-act ballet adapted from Shakespeare’s play. Original and reconstructed choreography by Frances Ortiz, Ted Thomas, and Ginna Ortiz.
Michael Yamaoka & Oksana Tanasiv Exhibit Opening at Oksana Tanasiv Gallery, Norwalk
Sat, Jun 11, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Oksana Tanasiv Gallery presents its June guest: Award-Winning Photographer Michael K. Yamaoka, curated by Natasha Kuranko. New works will be on view alongside the internationally-recognized Oksana Tanasiv's Dollar Art series. Lite-fare and drink will be available. Yamaoka, born and educated in Japan, built a successful advertising photography career in NYC working for many Fortune 500 companies before turning to fine art. The tragic loss redirected his focus and he now travels worldwide to shoot photos with themes of solitude, stillness, singularities, and the passage of time. On view through June 25th.