FC Buzz Weekend of Art and Culture in Fairfield County March 1-3

FC Buzz Weekend March 1 – March 3 2024

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.

Aldrich After Hours

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

Friday Mar 01, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kick off the weekend with Aldrich After Hours and enjoy drinks and special programming in the Museum’s galleries. Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart will give a highlights tour on Loie Hollowell’s exhibition, Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years, which has been featured by W Magazine, Artnet, and Interview Magazine, among others. Enjoy a musical performance by Xondra, whose “rich vocals and layered melodies create an immersive experience that resonates with authenticity.” Explore the exhibitions on view including Amanda Martínez, Yvette Mayorga, Chiffon Thomas, and Loie Hollowell.

Mark Fraser-Betts: A Table Next To The Mountain Art Opening

Art in Common Gallery, Ridgefield

Friday Mar 01, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art lovers won’t want to miss the opening reception of Mark Fraser-Betts’ show, A Table Next to the Mountain. Mark paints collages that examine themes of time, distance and meditations of an outsider living in America.

Connecticut Guitar Festival | Opening Night Concert

MoCA Westport

Friday Mar 01, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

A feat of styles and artists kick off the 2024 festival with performers: Daniel Lippel, Dani Sehu, Quarantined Quartet, David Steinhardt at MoCA Series, featuring a diverse range of Jazz, Classical, and Pop performances!

Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds

C.H. Booth Library, Newtown

Friday From Mar 01 to May 31, 9:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The C.H. Booth Library, in partnership with the Space Science Institute, is one of only ten libraries in the country selected to receive the NASA 700 sq ft traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds. The pre-exhibit ephemera is already on display. During the exhibit you will see Webb Space Telescope Images, Astrophotography, Cosmological Artwork, over 20 Interactive Hands-on Displays where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries with monthly NASA Speakers, and daily space related programs.

Every Picture Tells A Story Exhibit

Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan

Saturday Mar 2, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This exhibition invites viewers to explore the power of visual storytelling. Each work on display has an accompanying statement from the artist, proviing context and insights into understanding the artist’s intentions and the underlying narratives. The exhibit will be on view from February 28 – April 4, 2024.

Take Flight With Bessie Coleman

Weston History & Culture Center ( Weston Historical Society)

Saturday Mar 02, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take flight with Bessie Coleman, America’s first African-American female aviator during this educational and entertaining performance for the entire family! Celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month with your family! Historian and storyteller Tammy Denease will take audiences on a journey as she portrays Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to ever become an internationally licensed pilot. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Weston Library, LWVofWeston and WHCC.

RSO String Quartet

Ridgefield Theater Barn

Saturday Mar 02, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Chamber music concert featuring the principal string players of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Program includes a mix of traditional and contemporary classical music. The concert will take place in the main theater at the newly renovated Ridgefield Theater Barn. An engaging program on music in a marvelous, intimate venue!

ECCB’s 5th Anniversary Season GALA

MoCA Westport

Saturday Mar 02, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate five years of this innovative company that continues to bring high caliber dance to and revitalize the dance world in Connecticut. This delightful and joyous evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a signature ECCB performance, auction event and live music.

GCTYO Winter Concerts

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport

Sunday Mar 03, 12:00 am – 9:00 pm

Principal Orchestra Concert 3 will feature acclaimed artist Nuné Melik as soloist on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, plus “Fenix,” composed by GCTYO’s own Polina Nazaykinskaya, with multimedia! Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ms. Nazaykinskaya on Concert 2, brings world-renowned pianist Olga Kirpicheva-Villard to the stage to perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, accompanied by the orchestra. Hear big band jazz on Concert 2 as well. Concert 1 features GCTYO’s unique advanced Saxophone Orchestra under the baton of Jim Clark, as well as Virtuosi Orchestra conducted by Britney Alcine.

Wisdom After Hours: Subtle Activism

The Meetinghouse, Ridgebury

Sunday Mar 03, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

We live in a culture of isolation and individualism that can leave us feeling hopeless in the face of the systemic changes needed for the well-being of people and the planet. Systemic change calls for working across three levels of change: Personal Transformation, Alternatives, leading to Changing of Dominant Systems. Subtle activism invites us to work across all three levels through an awakened consciousness to social change, understanding that context informs where we begin.

Opening Reception for Residency Showcase Exhibition

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk

Sunday Mar 03, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This exhibition represents the forefront of contemporary printmaking from emerging to established artists. This reception is especially exciting because it is also a celebration of our inaugural residency exchange with Dresden, Germany. We are honored to welcome the Chairman of Culture and Tourism from the Elbe/Labe Euroregion at the opening reception!

Camerata d’Amici Winter Concert

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Ridgefield

Sunday Mar 03, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Choral group Camerata d’Amici will perform its winter concert “Music in the Air”. Conducted by artistic director Kristin Sponheim, the program will feature compositions that convey the power of music to express our hopes and fears.

Hot & Cool Jazz: Judy Carmichael – Swinging Standards, Sultry Vocals & Sassy Humor

Wilton Library

Sunday Mar 03, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Get ready for an afternoon of jazz as pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael and guitarist Chris Flory swing through favorites of the American songbook, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Frank Loesser and Harold Arlen. Nicknamed “Stride” by the great Count Basie, the Grammy-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter enchants audiences with her command of the idiom at the piano, as well as her charming effervescence away from it. Newsday said she’s like “Peggy Lee meets Fats Waller meets Paula Poundstone.” Judy Carmichael is a Grammy-nominated pianist/vocalist and songwriter. Her radio show/podcast “Jazz Inspired,” is in its 24th year on NPR stations. Advance registration recommended.

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Submitted by Marisa Govin

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