It seems like a lot of young professionals I talk to assume that to have a great night, they need to go to New York City. We are very lucky that we are such a short distance away from the mecca of arts, entertainment and culture. But why do we have to have a mass migration to the city every weekend? Why can’t we have a lively and diverse social scene in our own towns? I am not saying we can compete with New York City, but we should have a local option. And it would save us some time and some train fare.
Westport resident Gene Seidman had the same exact sentiment as me. So he created MIX Events. He thought Fairfield County was “fun-challenged” and needed some New York City-style zest.
MIX’s next event is this Thursday night, and Seidman described it as a “killer barn dance.” If that doesn’t have you intrigued, then you must have let Aerosmith jade you.
A salsa band will play at The Barn in Westport. Besdies dancing, you can try the “monkeypolitan,” mixed by Holistic Drinks. And if you are shy, a mixologist, someone who specializes in engaging people in conversation, will probably search you out.
“It’s going to be a suburban rave,” Seidman said. “If there is great music, people will connect.”
Full disclosure: I went to a MIX Halloween event last October, and although very fun, my friends and I were the youngest people there. But Seidman assured me the young professional attendance to his events has been growing.
I hope I’ll see you there. Here is the info: