FC Buzz Weekend: Igor Pikayzen, The Surrealist Soirée, Abbie Gardner & Tracy Grammer and The Artist Collective Trunk Show - all in Westport!

FC Buzz Weekend Lineup September 29 - October 1

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Orquesta Afinke

Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport

Friday, September 29, 8:00 pm

FREE TICKET ALERT! A 9-piece musical group of seasoned musicians perform a diverse repertoire including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Boleros, Plena, Latin jazz, and more. Get ready to dance the night away. Free tickets can be picked up at any Bridgeport Library location or the Klein Box Office. Limit 4 tickets per group. 

Nickelodeon’s Our World: Worldwide Day of Play.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s back! A global play event presented by Nickelodeon and the Association of Children’s Museums. During this action-packed event, the museum will offer FREE admission all day and celebrate what they do best – play! Programming will reinforce lessons about the importance of play and the tremendous benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle. 

“An American Town Goes to War” – An Author Talk with Tony Pavia

Weston History & Culture Center, Weston

Saturday, September 30, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of the Weston History & Culture Center’s World War II Lecture Series, author Tony Pavia presents the story of a group of men, all from Stamford, CT, who went off to war. Mr. Pavia will discuss the commonalities of their experiences, highlight their personal stories and stories from the veterans’ loved ones. 

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts Center Greenwich High School, Greenwich

Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm and Sunday October 1, 3:00 pm  

Music lovers… If you like the classics, appreciate jazz, and are a fan of the rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, then this one is for you. The GSO begins its new season with music by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington and Keith Emerson, two composers from the nineteenth century and two from the twentieth century.

Aldrich Undercover

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

Saturday, September 30, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

This unique art sale features work by artists who have exhibited at the Museum and raises critical funds that directly support The Aldrich’s mission to serve as a leading incubator for artists at critical creative junctures, providing a collaborative platform that engages and inspires. Plot twist: the identity of the artist is only revealed after a work of art has been purchased. 

Omnium: A Bold New Circus

The Palace Theatre, Stamford

Saturday, September 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Breaking new ground in the world of circus arts with the first fully inclusive circus performing arts company, you won’t want to miss this family-friendly performance.

The Surrealist Soirée Annual Fundraiser

MoCA Westport, Westport

Saturday, September 30, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MoCA Westport announces its annual benefit - a return to MoCA Westport’s long-standing tradition of presenting legendary celebrations in support of the arts and the Museum. The evening features for imaginative decor, avant-garde performers and a live DJ. Delicious fare will be provided by Marcia Selden Catering with drinks and custom cocktails crafted by The Cup Bearer’s artisanal mixologists. Guests are encouraged to dress creatively in line with the evening’s surrealist theme. The event will also feature a raffle including one-of-a-kind experiences and unique items with all proceeds directly benefiting MoCA.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra presents “American”

Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School

Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If you have music on your mind this weekend, you’ll want to see Reena Esmai’s Blue Room (Violin Concerto), Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide,” and Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story.” Guest violin soloist is Aubree Oliverson.

Abbie Gardner & Tracy Grammer

Voices Cafe, Westport

Saturday, September 30, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Two of the most engaging contemporary folk artists come together with unique energy and positive vibes. Net proceeds of this concert benefit Hang Time’s Her Time programs, a grass roots social justice program that serves women and children impacted by incarceration.

Waveny Park Arts Festival

Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan

Sunday, October 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,

In partnership with the New Canaan Parks & Rec Department, this outdoor arts festival will feature a juried collection of up to 40 fine artists & artisans. Admission is free to all and visitors will have the opportunity to meet and buy work from a variety of exhibitors. The artist booths will be complemented with live music throughout the day by School of Rock, Michael Louis-Smith & Friends and the Greenwich band Exit 5.  Art activities, yoga sessions for kids with Sama Yoga and refreshments will be available. Children will love interacting with giant puppets by Sova Theater and the gallery will be open for all to visit the Annual Member Show. 

The Artist Collective of Westport 2023 Trunk Show

Westport Library, Westport

Sunday, October 1, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feast your eyes on the art and creations of over 35 Artist Collective works for viewing and for sales. Lots of bargains for the people who come and fun for them to meet the artists and hear the wonderful jazz/popular vocal stylings of Melissa Newman!

Michael Moschen – A Juggler Beyond Compare

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sunday, October 1, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One of the greatest jugglers of the 21st century, Michael's new show, “Mysterious Forces,” combines juggling, physics, movement, and dance to create a world of balls, rings, hoops, and spheres that fly, float and spin while defying gravity. A truly spectacular show for the entire family! 

Pillow Concert Series with Igor Pikayzen

Suzuki Music Schools, Westport

Sunday, October 1, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grab a pillow and get up close and personal in this Pillow Concert Series with Igor Pikayzen, an international violinist who will perform works by Bach, Kreisler, Paganini and Wieniawski. Enjoy an informal setting designed for the whole family. Children, ages 4 and up, are welcome. 

INTEMPO presents ‘Sounds from Latino America’ 

St Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan

Sunday, October 1, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with INTEMPO. See, hear, and feel  ‘Sounds from Latino America’ – part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Concert Series. Join INTEMPO advanced students and professional teaching artists as they present a unique, cultural and fun concert series in collaboration with the Darien Arts Center, St Mark’s Episcopal Church, and First Congregational Church of Greenwich.

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