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Voices Cafe presents Jesse Terry and Sam Robbins on Saturday, May 4th

<p class="ql-align-center"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Voices Cafe presents Jesse Terry and Sam Robbins in an amazing co-bill</span></p><p class="ql-align-center"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Saturday, May 4th at 8pm</span></p><p>On Saturday May 4, 2024, at 8pm, Westport CT’s Voices Cafe will host the co-bill of Jesse Terry and <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Sam Robbins.</span></p><p>Jesse Terry, a full-time touring artist for well over a decade, and Wilton CT native, promises a touching performance that will resonate deeply in the hearts of audiences. John Platt of WFUV shares <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">“Jesse Terry is a gentle soul with a formidable songwriting talent and a clear artistic vision.”</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">This concert support social justice programs in our local community, under the guidance of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport. This concert will be held at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport located at 10 Lyons Plains Road.</span></p><p><a href="https://voicescafe.org/show/live-in-person-damn-tall-buildings/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Tickets and Information: </a> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Concert date is Saturday May 4th, doors open at 7:30pm, showtime is 8:00pm. Tickets and information are available at </span><a href="https://voicescafe.org" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://voicescafe.org/</a></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Concert admission is $25 per ticket. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Voices Cafe concerts offer a BYO setting with a choice of coffee-house style seating at tables or individual seating. Guests can bring their own beverages and snacks; coffee and sweet treats will also be available for purchase. Groups of four or more can reserve table space.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">A portion of the venue proceeds will benefit social justice programs in our local community.</span></p>

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All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at WCP

<p><strong>Westport Country Playhouse Presents “All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” from May 3 – 5</strong></p><p><strong>&nbsp;Written by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes, the play explores the “notorious RBG” with humor and heart.</strong></p><p>Westport Country Playhouse will present “All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a one-woman play written by Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes and directed by Laley Lippard, for three performances, Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.</p><p>"I believe ‘All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ will bring together the audience and the glorious RBG in an enlightening and touching encounter with the remarkable person behind the initials,” said playwright Rupert Holmes. "’All Things Equal’ offers each theatergoer the chance to better know this woman, her yearning for equality, and her love for this nation's precious institutions: Ruth ... Justice ... and the American way.”</p><p>In “All Things Equal,” Court Justice “RBG,” played by Michelle Azar, welcomes a friend of the family to her cozy chambers to convey a sense of her life and its many trials: losing her mother the day before she graduated as valedictorian of her Brooklyn high school, being one of only nine young women studying law at Harvard while also raising a daughter and helping her husband battle cancer, fighting for women’s rights in the 1970s before condescending all-male courts, and taking courageous stands for human rights as a voice of reason amid a splintering and increasingly politicized Supreme Court.</p><p>&nbsp;“All Things Equal” is the story of an icon of straight-thinking American justice - an RBG who is not only “notorious” but victorious as she takes a stand for ordinary people facing the many challenges of a changing world.</p><p>&nbsp;<strong>Michelle Azar</strong>&nbsp;will portray Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She received an MA and BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and started working immediately as Janis Joplin in “Beehive.” She received Ovation Awards for her roles in both dramatic and comedic roles with her theatre company, Neurotic Young Urbanites, and was the 2016 Stage Raw Award winner for Best Actress in Eric Coble’s “My Barking Dog” at the Boston Court Theatre. Other favorite stage credits Bella in “Lost in Yonkers,” Berte in “Boeing, Boeing,” Masha in “Mayakovsky and Stalin,” “The Awakening of Spring,” and the creation of Constance Lily in the recent hit musical “Bronco Billy.” Select television and film credits include “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Magicians,” “Aquarius,” “Community,” and the recently released film, “Senior Moment” with Jean Smart and William Shatner. Azar is no stranger to the one-woman show, as her own original piece, “From Baghdad to Brooklyn,” continues to tour around the country after its sold-out premiere at the United Solo Festival in New York City.</p><p>&nbsp;Playwright&nbsp;<strong>Rupert Holmes</strong>&nbsp;has worked as a composer, singer, songwriter, playwright, and author. After receiving his education from the Manhattan School of Music, he began recording his own music. His 1974 album “Widescreen” was a hit and Barbra Streisand used some of the songs in her movie “A Star Is Born.” Holmes went on to write songs for five more Streisand albums and had multiple singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1985, he wrote the musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” loosely based on a Charles Dickens novel and won multiple Tony Awards, among other honors. Some of his other successful theater works include “Say Goodnight, Gracie,” “Curtains,” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray."</p><p>&nbsp;Director&nbsp;<strong>Laley Lippard</strong>&nbsp;is a director, creative producer, and educator. Lippard has directed and collaborated with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Guthrie Theater, among others. World Premiere directing projects include Matt Pelfry’s “Pure Shock Value,” Eric Coble’s “These Mortal Hosts,” and the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere of David Valdes’ “The Mermaid Hour.” Lippard was the co-founder and co-executive producer of The Chicago Home Theater Festival, a five-year, city-wide artistic network and annual event. She has taught, workshopped, and directed at many universities nationwide. Lippard is a member of the National Directors Fellowship and Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and holds an MFA in directing from Northwestern University.</p><p>&nbsp;Tickets are $45, $50, and $55.&nbsp;Running time is 95 minutes; no intermission. For full details, visit:</p><p><a href="https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/all-things-equal-the-life-and-trials-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(70, 120, 134);">https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/all-things-equal-the-life-and-trials-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg/</a></p><p>&nbsp;A pre-show program for families, Together at the Table, on Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m., affords parents and their children an opportunity to enjoy a communal pizza dinner in the Playhouse’s rehearsal barn before attending the performance together. The discounted ticket, at $15 per person, includes dinner and show. Participants must attend as a family group with student-age children; limited availability.&nbsp;For reservations, call the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.&nbsp;The Together at the Table series is sponsored by Paige and Jodi Couture.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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 Westport Young Women's League Grants Awards Luncheon 4/29 with Lidia Bastianich

<p>WESTPORT, CT – The Westport Young Women's League (WYWL) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its Grants Awards Luncheon featuring celebrity chef and guest speaker Lidia Bastianich. The fundraiser luncheon will be held on April 29 from 11:30 am – 2:30pm at the beautiful Branson Hall at Christ &amp; Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane, Westport, CT.&nbsp;Cuisinart®, the popular home cookware and countertop kitchen appliance division of Conair LLC based in Stamford, Connecticut, is the official sponsor of the luncheon.</p><p>Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, best-selling cookbook author, successful restaurateur and the owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. She has published numerous cookbooks in addition to hosting her Emmy-winning television series&nbsp;<em>Lidia’s Kitchen</em>,&nbsp;<em>Lidia’s Italy in America</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Lidia’s Italy</em>.&nbsp;Among the numerous awards and accolades, Lidia has earned seven James Beard Awards and two Emmy Awards. In 2022, Lidia received the Silver Award from APT for 25 years on Public Television.&nbsp;</p><p>Bastianich expressed her enthusiasm about the Luncheon stating, “It is my pleasure to join The Westport Young Woman’s League for their Grants Lunch gala.&nbsp;I recall being a young immigrant to the United States and how our caring neighbors and local organizations gave my family support and advice while starting our new life. I know firsthand the impact of such generosity and the power of community in cultivating a successful future.&nbsp;It is my pleasure to be part of such a wonderful cause!&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(52, 52, 52);">The luncheon event is a new fundraiser of the WYWL,&nbsp;</span>a nonprofit philanthropic organization based in Westport, CT since 1956 that also hosts the popular Minute Man Road Race and CraftWestport, its longstanding Westport-based fundraisers that support their community grants program.</p><p>“Each year, the WYWL grants program awards money to the most deserving nonprofits in lower Fairfield County who demonstrate a worthy project or need that aligns with one of three categories we support, namely: providing good health and well-being to the community, providing quality educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth and supporting underserved women with little to no means,” said Julianne Bochinski, Grants Director for the WYWL and also Chief Trademark Counsel for Conair, LLC.&nbsp;</p><p>“The luncheon promises to be a special curated culinary experience featuring select recipes from Lidia Bastianich herself. Guests will enjoy what we are calling ‘an elegant rustic lunch in Tuscany - Westport-style’ as we raise our glasses to celebrate the work of our wonderful 2024 Grants Award recipients,” Bochinski continued.</p><p><br></p><p>The lunch will begin with a one-hour reception for VIP ticket holders, who will get to chat with Lidia Bastianich, take photos, receive a personalized autographed copy of Lidia’s latest book,&nbsp;<em>“Lidia’s From Our Family Table to Yours”,&nbsp;</em>and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by lunch in the main hall. General Admission ticket holders will enjoy lunch in the main hall featuring Lidia as guest speaker and will be eligible to purchase and receive a personalized autographed copy of Lidia’s book.In addition, all guests will receive an Italian cuisine themed gift from Cuisinart and are invited to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Cuisinart® Custom 14-cup food processor that is currently the #1 Cuisinart®&nbsp;top selling food processor and ideal for making homemade pizza andpasta dough, pesto, sauce, shredding cheese, and more.&nbsp;</p><p class="ql-align-justify">“Cuisinart is thrilled to sponsor this wonderful cuisine-centric fundraiser that will bring the community together to support a cause that benefits some truly worthwhile local nonprofits right here in lower Fairfield County,” said Shawn Killeen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cuisinart®&nbsp;Electrics.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To learn more about Cuisinart’s full product offerings, please visit:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cuisinart.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">www.cuisinart.com</a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;and follow @cuisinart on Instagram.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="ql-align-justify">Since the inception of The Westport Young Woman’s League they have provided grants totaling close to $5 million to nonprofits in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, with over half that amount distributed in the past decade alone. Net ticket sale proceeds from “Lunch with Lidia” - the WYWL Grants Awards Luncheon event sponsored by Cuisinart® - will go directly into the WYWL community grants program to be awarded to future grant award winners. The 2024 WYWL Grant Award winners are: A Better Chance Westport, Caroline House, McGivney Community Center, CLASP Homes, Circle of Care, Club 203, Circle of Friends, the Levitt Pavilion and the Westport Farmer’s Market. </p><p class="ql-align-justify">VIP Tickets are available for purchase at $300 each and General Admission Tickets are $175 each. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wywl.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);"><strong>www.wywl.com</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;or visit:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://bit.ly/WYWLLidiaBastianich" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">http://bit.ly/WYWLLidiaBastianich</a></p><p><br></p>

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8th Annual Westport Dog Festival planned for Sunday, May 19

<p>Competitions, Obstacle Course, Police K9 Presentations, Demonstrations, Adoptables, Vendors, Food Trucks, Face Painting, Caricature artist, Photo board, Dog Licensing and more...&nbsp;Fun for the whole family, including people.&nbsp;Bring your dog to the Westport Dog Festival on Sunday, May 19 from 10am to 4pm at Winslow Park.</p><p><strong>Park in Designated areas</strong>&nbsp;- Parking will be noted with Signs along Post Road</p><p>Register <a href="https://westportwestonchamberct.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/141" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a> and learn more <a href="https://www.westportwestonchamber.com/dogs" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.westportwestonchamber.com/dogs/</a></p>

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Fairfield County Bank joins CT Bankers Association for Meet the Bankers Event

<p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">Fairfield County Bank is excited to join the Connecticut Bankers Association's Meet the Bankers event on Wednesday, May 8 at CT State Community College in Bridgeport. The event will be attended by Mayor Ned Lamont and other esteemed guests.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">Join Fairfield County Bank President Dan Berta, along with Walter Romero, AVP, Branch Manager of the Bridgeport office, and Paul Lutsky, VP, Commercial Lender, as they connect with bankers from across the state.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(13, 13, 13); background-color: transparent;">This free, in-person networking opportunity offers a chance to engage with numerous bankers and community lenders. Discover available bank products and financing options tailored for small businesses like yours. Don't miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to lenders and establish connections that can help your business thrive.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Learn more and register:&nbsp;</span><a href="https://members.ctbank.com/events/Details/meet-the-bankers-bridgeport-1049709?sourceTypeId=Website" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">https://members.ctbank.com/events/Details/meet-the-bankers-bridgeport-1049709?sourceTypeId=Website</a></p>

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FC Buzz Weekend of Art and Culture in Fairfield County April 12-14

<p class="ql-align-center"><br></p><p>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 15 towns in coastal Fairfield County. Sign up to receive a free eBuzz newsletter with top picks and spotlight events from the hundreds of events posted on FCBuzz.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ghost-the-musical/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Ghost the Musical</strong></a></p><p><strong>Music Theatre of Connecticut, Norwalk</strong></p><p>FRIDAY 12 to Apr 28, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company closes their 37th MainStage Season with the romantic and supernatural, Ghost the Musical. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion to an ethereal climax that audiences will never forget. This production will run three weekends from April 12th through the 28th with performances on Fridays &amp; Saturdays at 8pm and Saturday &amp; Sundays at 2pm.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/miel-san-marcos/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Miel San Marcos</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Palace Theatre, Stamford</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm</p><p>Join a powerful musical experience with Miel San Marcos. This event promises to be a night of praise and healing for the entire family. Don't miss it, come and receive your blessing.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-graham-parker/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Graham Parker</strong></a></p><p><strong>StageOne, Fairfield</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 7:45 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>Since the 70s when he burst onto the London scene, Graham Parker has been slinging a signature sound across continents and airwaves that has rightly earned him a spot in the pantheon of truly original and influential figures in rock and roll. His early days with his band the Rumour (with whom he has two albums in Rolling Stone's 1987 "Top 100 Albums of All Time") Graham coupled punk's energy with his deeply rooted love of American R&amp;B, country, and soul music. The band built a reputation as</p><p>an incendiary live act, as well. He's got a snotty barroom brawler's rasp and sneer, a soul man's swagger, and an ear for indelible pop songcraft.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/the-magic-school-bus-lost-in-the-solar-system/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>An Evening with Judy Collins</strong></a></p><p><strong>Westport Country Playhouse</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>An award-winning singer-songwriter, esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-kung-fu-with-canopy/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Kung Fu with Canopy</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Warehouse, Fairfield</strong></p><p>FRIDAY Apr 12, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/greenwich-symphony-orchestra-concerts-saturday-november-11-sunday-november-12/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Greenwich Symphony Orchestra Concerts</strong></a></p><p><strong>Greenwich High School</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 7:30 am - 9:30 am</p><p>Get ready for a groundbreaking concert which combine live musical performance with visual accompaniment. The Planets by Gustav Holst will be played by the orchestra while a video presentation, The Planets Live, created by Adrian Wyard will appear on screen. The presentation uses NASA images of the planets and original animation cued to follow the conductor. (Saturdays at 7:30 pm Sundays at 3:00 pm)</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/j-y-park-piano-competition-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>J.Y. Park Piano Competition</strong></a></p><p><strong>MoCA Westport</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 8:00 am - 12:00 am and 12:00 am - 12:00 am</p><p>The Ninth Annual J.Y. Park Piano Competition, generously supported by the Jumy Foundation, is pleased to announce the ninth annual competition, to be held Saturday, April 13, 2024, at MoCA Westport.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/slipstream-elizabeth-gilfilen-solo-exhibition-at-silvermine-galleries-april-13th-may16th/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Slipstream – Elizabeth Gilfilens’ Solo Exhibition</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/slipstream-elizabeth-gilfilen-solo-exhibition-at-silvermine-galleries-april-13th-may16th/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>2024 Instructors Salon</strong></a></p><p><strong>Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>The Silvermine School of Art Instructors are distinguished artist educators offering courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in a wide range of disciplines, while providing an environment and atmosphere in which art and artists can develop and flourish. All are welcome to attend the Artists Reception Saturday April 13th, both shows run until May 16.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/cinderella/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Cinderella</strong></a></p><p><strong>Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13 to May 19, 12:00 am - 12:00 am</p><p>The timeless story of Cinderella and her journey to find love and happiness with the handsome Prince Charming, but this is unlike any Cinderella you’ve ever seen! Cinderella’s wicked stepmother and stepsisters try everything they can to keep Cinderella from attending Prince Charming’s Royal Ball, but with a little help from a magical fairy Godmother, Cinderella makes it to the Ball for a night she will never forget.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/greater-bridgeport-symphony-a-bridge-to-beethoven/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Greater Bridgeport Symphony: A Bridge to Beethoven</strong></a><strong>The Klein, Bridgeport</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>Don’t miss the close of their 78th season with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 8, and two great 20th-century Russian composers who revered Beethoven. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring Dr. Nicholas Hardie soloist, GBS’ own Principal Cellist – pay homage to Beethoven, a century and a half later and a thousand miles east.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-scary-pockets-pockets-presents-david-ryan-harris/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Scary Pockets – Pockets Presents David Ryan Harris</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Warehouse, Fairfield</strong></p><p>SATURDAY Apr 13, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>Scary Pockets are a rotating roster of world-class musicians who released live funk reimaginations of familiar songs every week from 2017-2023. Since their first recording session in 2017, Scary Pockets have released 400+ videos that have been watched over 400 million times for over 16 million hours on YouTube where their channel has 1M+ subscribers.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/gilded-age-house-tour/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Gilded Age House Tour</strong></a></p><p><strong>Fairfield Museum</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Experience the glamour of the Gilded Age and get a rare glimpse inside two extraordinary Fairfield mansions: the Sturges “White” House (1855) and the Sturges Cottage (1840) located on Mill Plain Green. In conjunction with Fairfield Museum’s special exhibition Money Talks: The Gilded Age in Fairfield, join us anytime between 12 and 4 pm to tour these two exclusive homes and hear about the Gilded Age families who called them home.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/tapestry-of-sound-a-concert-to-benefit-the-community-programs-at-the-meetinghouse/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Tapestry Of Sound – A Concert to benefit the community programs</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Meetinghouse, Ridgefield</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm</p><p>Join The Hat City Flutes; Cecilia Burns, Flute with Trombonist and Composer, Thomas Caprino, (whose new orchestral work “LvB: Variations, Extension and Collisions” recently premiered with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra); Singer/songwriter, Sara Vokes; Writer/Actress, Charlotte Hampden; Singer, Isabella Mosquera (recently seen as Dolly Levi in the musical “Hello Dolly”) and Singer, Shriya Kelkar performing a variety of musical styles and the spoken word.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/opening-reception-for-residency-showcase-exhibition/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Opening Reception Spring Exhibition: Taryn McMahon, WATERSHED</strong></a></p><p><strong>Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Celebrate the opening of our Spring Exhibition, "Watershed," an exhibition of layered monotype prints by artist Taryn McMahon in which she explores the entanglements between the human and nonhuman through Northeast Ohio’s waterways.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/grand-standing-iconic-19th-century-hotels/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Grand &amp; Standing</strong></a></p><p><strong>Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will kick-off its 2024 Lecture Series with, “Grand &amp; Standing: Iconic 19th Century Hotels,” featuring Deidre Dinnigan, a renowned archivist who has worked for the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels as well as with prominent New York City institutions and collections that reflect centuries of the city’s culture and change.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/re-creation-vol-2-with-pianist-marko-stuparevic/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>Re-Creation of Vol. 2 with Pianist Marko Stuparevic</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wilton Library</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</p><p>An afternoon concert program that will include selections from Schubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/flip-fabrique-in-blizzard/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>FLIP Fabrique in Blizzard</strong></a></p><p><strong>Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14 to Apr 15, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm</p><p>The show explores the question of whether a white-out is a catastrophe or a chance to start over and fix our mistakes. The performance features exciting circus performers, live original music, and breathtaking visual poetry, showcasing the Canadian troupe's talent and ability to create a new blank page.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ftc-presents-a-dog-named-gucci-generously-underwritten-by-earth-animal/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);"><strong>A Dog Named Gucci – Generously Underwritten by Earth Animal</strong></a></p><p><strong>StageOne, Fairfield</strong></p><p>SUNDAY Apr 14, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>A DOG NAMED GUCCI tells the story of a 10-week old puppy named Gucci who was hung by his neck, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy’s cries and ran to help. He scared away the thugs and at the request of Gucci’s 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night. Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance. Together with local legislators, Doug and Gucci would see the “Gucci Bill” passed, changing the laws in Alabama, making domestic animal abuse a felony.</p><p>See these and discover hundreds more events on the&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/fcbuzz-events/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">FCBUZZ EVENTS</a>&nbsp;page at&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">https://culturalalliancefc.org</a>&nbsp;Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/resources/newsletter-sign-up/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(2, 177, 151);">Cultural Alliance eBuzz</a>&nbsp;to receive top picks and spotlights each week in your inbox.</p><p><br></p>

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Southern Connecticut College Career Fair April 30 in Bridgeport

<p><a href="https://www.ctcollegefair.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85);">The Southern Connecticut College Career Fair</a>&nbsp;is Tuesday, April 30, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT. Head to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ctcollegefair.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85);">CTCollegeFair.com</a>&nbsp;to get information on colleges, universities, and businesses attending from all over the U.S. and abroad.</p><p>Designed for high school students and their families, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ctcollegefair.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85);">Southern Connecticut College &amp; Career Fair</a>&nbsp;is the largest college &amp; career fair in the area. Meet with over 175 colleges, universities, gap year programs, and businesses.</p><p>FREE event and open to all high school students.</p><p><em>For more information or questions, email&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:Andy.Alcosser@ConnoisseurCT.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85);"><em>Andy.Alcosser@ConnoisseurCT.com</em></a></p>

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