HamletHub is proud to partner with the Fairfield County Cultural Alliance to elevate the arts! The schedule for the weekend is HERE!

Folk Ballet of Mexico at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University

One of the world’s most popular and in-demand dance companies returns to Fairfield on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. This award-winning ballet shines a light on Mexican culture with a one-of-a-kind 60-member ballet company. They bring to life the vibrant dance, electrifying music and elaborate costumes of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations to the modern era.

“Not in the Night” by Edward Thompson at Westport Unitarian Church

New York’s Choral Chameleon Ensemble presents the live premiere and disc release of a twelve-movement choral soliloquy, written in response to the ever-changing state of the world. Saxophonist Jeff Walton and The Brad Whiteley Trio will appear with Choral Chameleon. Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

“My Millionaire (Love’s Currency)” at Westport Library

Sundays at 11:00 a.m., an original musical and commentary based on Mark Twain’s short story, “The Million-Pound Bank Note,” explores themes of money and power, and how people relate to those who possess. Book and lyrics by Nancy Becklean Tobin, music by Barbara Backlar Reis and musical direction by Chris Coogan.

“Eyes Full of Words” at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Calling all writers! An ekphrastic writing workshop comes to Ridgefield on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Like a conversation between two artists, ekphrasis is the act of writing poetry or prose in response to a visual work. Join Ridgefield Poet Laureate and Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes as she leads the group in viewing selected works from Aldrich’s latest exhibitions by artists Milano Chow and Duane Slick.

Jacob Jolliff’s gang at Ridgefield Library

Enjoy some bluegrass led by one of the nation’s top contemporary bluegrass mandolinists on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. This rotating quartet of some of the country’s most virtuoso and innovative young acoustic pickers includes Alex Hargreaves on fiddle. Considered one of the best improvising violinists in the world, Hargreaves is the winner of the Grand Masters Fiddle Championship and a regular member of Chris [Thee-ley] Thile’s Live From Here band.

The Stamford Symphony Orchestra at the First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan

Join the Stamford Symphony String Quartet on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate two examples of Beethoven’s string writing, his Trio, Op 18, and his Quartet Op 18 No. 3 on either side of a unique piece from the African-American, Florence Price, whose newly discovered violin works demonstrate her gift for sumptuous harmonies, soaring lyricism and references to Juba spirituals and dances.

Classical jazz with two pianos at the Quick Center for the Art at Fairfield University

James C. Tibbs