FC Buzz Weekend Includes Sunday Concert Series at Saugatuck Congregational Church

FC Buzz Weekend September 22 - September 24

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“Beautiful, The Carole King Musical”

Curtain Call, Stamford

Friday, Sept 22 and Saturday, Sept 23, 8:00 pm and Sunday Sept 24, 2:00 pm

The first mainstage musical of the season is the story of the early life and career of Carole King, bringing you dozens of hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s. For six years, “Beautiful” thrilled Broadway audiences with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Running on weekends through October 14th.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Ridgefield Playhouse

Friday, Sept 22, 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning! The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call ‘bagrock.’ Twice awarded “Best Live Act in Scotland!” Now is your chance to hear rock classics performed with a Celtic flair.

Off-Main Experience: Stamford

Mill River Park West End, Stamford

Saturday, Sept 23, 12:00 - 5:00 pm 

Head to Stamford for a day featuring a live mural competition, art & music workshops, community painting, music & performances, a vendor market, food trucks, games & giveaways, and more! A day filled with fun, creativity, and community, this event brings together artists, musicians & performers, vendors, and local businesses, transforming Mill River Park into the ultimate local art festival!

Screening of “Flower” by Misty Copeland +Dance Premiere

New Canaan Library

Saturday, Sept 23, 2:00 pm

Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.) and the New England Academy of Dance (NEAD) collaborate on this special event that includes the documentary screening of “Flower”; a dance premiere by New England Academy of Dance, created and choreographed by Ted Thomas to reflect the themes of Misty’s film; and a Q & A featuring Christina Johnson, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions principal dancer who plays the role of Misty’s mother on the film. 

Fairfield Oktoberfest

Fairfield Theatre Company Lot, Fairfield

Saturday, Sept 23, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Experience Fairfield and Fairfield Theatre Company with live music by Alligator and Benny Mikula Band (of Alpaca Gnomes), ax throwing and corn hole activities, a beer truck, and local food trucks with festive food offerings. Fall fun for all!

RGOA 46th Annual Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Saturday, Sept 23, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Now in its 46th year, this is the premier RGOA event of the year and it features several CAFC member artists. Carey Mack Weber, Executive Director of the Fairfield University Art Museum, is this year’s juror. She has over 25 years of experience working in museums and galleries and has spent over a decade working in fine art galleries in New York City, notably serving as Director of Susan Sheehan Gallery and Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art. 

WOOF WOOF The Shadow Pup

Darien Arts Center

Saturday, Sept 23, 4:00 pm and Sunday, Sept 24, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm 

Do not miss this magical and mesmerizing production from America’s Got Talent finalist, Becca Winte. It’s a kid-friendly production featuring shadow dancing, captivating puppetry and creative storytelling in a delightful show for the whole family. 

“Art + Design Exhibit Gala Reception”

Metro Art Studios, Bridgeport

Saturday, Sept 23, 5:00 - 8:00 pm 

Experience the creative intersection of art and design in the stunning Crown Gallery of Bridgeport’s Metro Studios. This unique collaborative exhibit between local leading interior designers and the artists of Metro Art Studios is a fundraiser for the Center for Family Justice. Participating Designers: Dana Ferraro of Molly Patton Design, Trystin Kier Francis of House of Kier, Tara Kilfoyle of Tara Interiors, Zac Mathias of Classic Chis & NYSID, Patrick Mele of Blackrock Department Store, and Anna-Lisa Petrsoric of Interiors by Design.

Musical Performance: Laura Ortman: Transonic Homes

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

Saturday, Sept 23, 6:30 pm

This is the second live performance installment of a year-long traveling exhibition called ‘the Aldrich Box.’ This solo musical performance by musician, composer, and collaborator Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is described as  “…slow-motion grittiness in scored / improvised compositions for amplified violin, Apache violin, whistles, tree branches, slides, guitar picks, bells, field recordings, and tuning fork.”

Norwalk Symphony’s Opening Concert “American Masterpieces”

Norwalk City Hall

Saturday, Sept 23, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

It’s the opening performance of Norwalk Symphony’s new season! On the program are Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Duke Ellington's Harlem as well as Grammy nominated soprano Laura Strickling. 

Special Piano Bar…n Fundraiser

Ridgefield Theater Barn

Saturday, Sept 23, 8:00 - 10:00 pm 

This special installment of the ever-popular cabaret night is co-chaired by Marilyn and Mykl Macri and hosted by Pamme Jones, with fabulous accompaniment by Rodney Loren. An unscripted evening that brings the Manhattan cabaret scene to Ridgefield with favorite RTB performers and friends who will entertain and encourage the audience to get up, sing, and show everyone what they’ve got.

Sunday Concert Series: Alex Beyer, pianist/pilot

Saugatuck Congregational Church

Sunday, Sept 24, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

A wonderful opportunity on a Sunday afternoon! This concert will feature works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Chopin, Bartok, and Prokofiev. A native of Southport, Beyer is an internationally accomplished artist, having performed as guest soloist with symphonies and orchestras across Europe and North America. In 2016, he received Third Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 2018, he joined the US Navy and is currently stationed in Norwalk as a pilot with VAW-121, the “Bluetails.” 

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Submitted by Westport, CT

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