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Community Events Calendar
Events on this page are not produced by Westport Country Playhouse. If you would like to hold your event at the playhouse, you can find information here.

2017 MLK Celebration
Sunday, Jan 15 at 3:00pm
Free & open to the public

Join us for the 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring live music, food, children's activities, and a keynote address by Professor Tricia Rose, Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Admission is free & open to the public.

Keynote Address by
Professor Tricia Rose, Brown University
WWMD: What Would Martin Do in the Era of Post-Race Racism?

Professor Rose is an internationally respected scholar of post-civil rights era black U.S. culture, popular music, social issues, gender, and sexuality. She is most well known for her groundbreaking and award-winning book on the emergence of hip hop culture “Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America” which spawned a new field of study in academia. She is currently working on a project called “How Structural Racism Works.”

Raised in New York City, Professor Rose spent her childhood in Harlem and the Bronx. She graduated from Yale with a BA in Sociology and then received her Ph.D. from Brown in American Studies. In addition to her duties at Brown, Professor Rose sits on the Boards of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Color of Change, and Black Girls Rock, Inc.

Dr. Rose engages with scholarly and general audiences on a wide range of issues relating to race in America and has been featured on PBS, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and other national and local media outlets. During her address, she will cover key issues surrounding race in the current political environment from the perspective of Dr. King’s philosophy and insights.

Live Music by
The Men's Community Gospel Choir of Norwalk
Greg Detroy, director

Spoken Word Piece "A World that Listens" by
Regional Center for the Arts Students
RCA students study the performing arts including dance, music, voice, acting, theater, musical theater and production. Students from Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Newtown, Region 9, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston & Wilton school districts attend.

Childcare Activities by
Westport/Weston family YMCA
Founded in 1923, the Westport Weston Family YMCA fulfills a role in our community unlike any other organization. For the past 90 years, the Family Y has enriched the entire community by developing and nurturing the potential of its youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

 Watch News12's coverage of
the 2016 MLK Celebration

2017 SlamJam
Sunday, January 29 at 5:00pm
Emcee'd by CEEZ LIIVE

 $40 - Adults

$20 - Students/Seniors

With valid ID

* $150 VIP Seating - Call to Order *
VIP Tickets available only thru the Playhouse Box Office, (203) 227-4177

Includes front orchestra seats with pre-show champagne and hors d'oeuvres "meet and greet" with award-winning Poetry Slam artist Ceez Liive and the entire cast plus an invitation to the post performance cast party at the WAC.

The 2017 SlamJam is a performance art showcase in which high school teens express their feelings about empathy and kindness as well as bullying, exclusion and their social world. Dance, music, rap, poetry, spoken word and song are all represented in this dramatic and powerful evening of exceptional talent. Teens from all over Fairfield County are participating.

Emcee'd by Poetry Slam award-winning artist CEEZ LIIVE, the 2017 SlamJam promises to move and motivate audiences of all ages. Inspired by 
events in Westport and surrounding areas, as well as by the Westport Arts Center's "More Than Words" exhibit, SKATEmovement.org (K2BK Founders) presents the 2017 SlamJam - Teens with something to say. 

All proceeds will be donated to the Southern Connecticut chapter of the the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention