Your Westport Area Spring 2024 To-Do List

above: Museum of Contemporary Art of Westport, MoCA.

A Day at the Museum
On Sunday, May 4, MoCA Westport will be hosting The Artisan Marketplace *Spring Edition* and the Upscale Garage Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the market and support a variety of local artisans, find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, and experience the spring exhibition. Bring the whole family! Their open studio drop off art project for kids will be available too! For more information visit mocawestport.org

Magical for Mother’s Day
This year the Wilton Garden Club will be celebrating its 103rd year and 85th Mother’s Day Weekend sale on May 8, 10 and 11. Since 1939, this annual tradition has been enthusiastically attended and supported by the community. The sale will be at the Wilton
Town Center gazebo and will offer a wide variety of more than 4,000 plants. For more information visit wiltongardenclub.org/upcomingevents/plant-sale/

Divine Bites
The Culinary Event of the Year! The 18th Annual Taste of Westport on May 22, from 6-9:30 p.m. celebrating its 18th year is now back for the third year in a row at the iconic Inn at Longshore. The event benefits local non-profit CLASP and its mission of providing a lifetime of care and inspiration to adults with autism and developmental disabilities throughout Fairfield County. The evening will feature 24 local restaurants, a vodka and caviar experience, six bars with spirits, speciality cocktails, wine, beer and a tequilla tasting table. For ticket information visit tasteofwestport.com

A Centennial Celebration
Join Fairfield County Hunt Club for their 100th Fairfield June Horse Show from June 18 to 22. Located on the Westport-Fairfield town lines, discover the story and traditions of the Fairfield County Hunt Club and explore memorabilia from the last 100 years. For more information on celebratory programming visit huntclubonline.org

The Levitt Pavilion.

A Weekend That Strikes A Cord
An upcoming weekend at the Levitt Pavilion this June highlights the incredible range of programming.Bonus: These three shows are presented free-of-charge! Friday, June 28: LULADA CLUB.  The captivating rhythms of Lulada Club, an electrifying all-women salsa band, are setting the New York City music scene ablaze and have recently been featured in Rolling Stone. Saturday, June 29: Buffalo Nichols. Carl “Buffalo” Nichols does things with the blues that might catch you off guard. There’s 808 programming, chopped up Charley Patton samples, washes of synth. Sunday, June 30: The NYC Ska Orchestra. This 20-piece big band creates and performs lush original compositions and arrangements of songs from the rich Jamaican music styles of ska, mento, rock steady, reggae, and jazz from the 1950s and 60s. For more information visit levittpavillion.com

Make It Musical
The artists on the docket at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater are epic. Get tickets immediately for some of the highlights including Neil Young + Crazy Horse on May 18; Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with Big Boi on June 13 and Lainey Wilson with Ian Munsick and Zach Top on June 28. This is in addition to Cole Swindell with Dylan Dcott and Mackenzie Carpenter’s “Win The Night” and Bonnie Raitt’s “Just Like That” Tours coming through. For more information and tickets visit hartfordhealthcareamp.com

Onstage
The lineup at the Westport Country Playhouse is impressive this season! Some highlights include An Evening with Bernadette Peters on May 19. The critically acclaimed star of Broadway, film, television and recordings, while perform an inspiring evening of songs from the great music masters. The three-time Tony recipient and multi award winner creates an intimate audience experience when she performs celebrated selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman and other legends. All audience members are invited to meet and mingle together at a post-performance party. On June 6 at 8 p.m., Tony Kushner will be onstage. The event with the American author, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter & activist will consist of an onstage interview, after which he will take audience questions. A book signing will follow. He is most known for his seminal work  Angels in America, which earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, as well as its subsequent acclaimed HBO miniseries of the same name. At 8 p.m. on June 15  actor, host, writer, designer and producer Isaac Mizrahi known for fusing song storytelling, and stand up will perform. For more information visit westportplayhouse.org


Photographs:
courtesy of venue

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