Subject: CORRECTED VERSION - E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 18-24, 2019

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 September 17, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
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Arien Wilkerson/TNMOT AZTRO at the Quick Center for the Arts on Mon. Sept. 23. They have been corrected. Please use this version. Thank you - and apologies for the errors.
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. It contains a select number of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link in the date above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Thomas Berntsen
Gregg Welz
in and around

Wed. Sept. 18, 6pm
ARTWorks Gallery
St. Paul's on the Green

The archetype and symbol that the labyrinth embodies provides inspiration for the paintings Tom Berntsen is showing at "in and around." The images are celebrations of the ancient practice of meditative walking. Gregg Welz has responded to Tom’s work by moving beyond his usual grid to a more circular geometry. Industrial, architectural and organic imagery has been a part of the conversation between these two artists and "in and around" is the result. More...
Victor Erice
Spirit of the Beehive

Wed. Sept. 18, 3pm
Pequot Library

First in a series celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, this stunning 1973 directorial debut by Victor Erice, is an allegorical tale set just after the Spanish Civil War, in which a 6-year-old girl, played remarkably by Ana Torrent, is fascinated, after seeing the movie Frankenstein, with finding the monster’s spirit. More...
Nathalia Edenmont
+ Farm-to-Table Supper 

Thurs. Sept. 19, 5:30pm
Stamford Museum & 
Nature Center
Opening Reception

The opening reception for an exhibition of monumental photographs of elaborate garments constructed from unconventional, often organic, materials, by Swedish artist Nathalia Edenmont, flying in for the show. Then, at 7pm, a Farm-to-Table Supper at the Knobloch Family Farmhouse, featuring Chef Alison Milwe Grace’s farm-fresh cuisine. More...
RPAC Art Center & Academy
Grand Opening
Leslie Cober-Gentry

Thurs. Sept. 19, 6pm

This new art center in Ridgefield celebrates its grand opening with a show of work in its galleries by its resident artists and of guest artist Leslie Cober-Gentry, award-wining designer and illustrator. More...
Wim Wenders
The Buena Vista Social Club

Thurs. Sept. 19, 6pm
Bijou Theatre

WPKN 89.5FM's Music on Film Series presents Wim Wenders 1999 international documentary hit about the music of Cuba and how Ry Cooder brought together the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians to record the now-famous album and to perform in Amsterdam & New York. More...
Andrew Bergman
Social Security

Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 19-22
Through Oct. 6
Curtain Call
Dressing Room Theatre

This hilarious comedy is about an art-dealer couple visited by the wife's nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, and her archetypal Jewish mother, all trying to save their college-student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex. More...
Art+Text - Stamford

Thurs. Sept. 19, 6pm
Ferguson Library
Opening Reception

The first to launch in a series of exhibitions on the theme of Art+Text organized by Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries, a consortium of libraries that curate visual art exhibitions. The Ferguson show is juried by the Stamford Art Association, with 27 works by 20 artists. Above, Reverie (detail) by Cultural Alliance member artist Heidi Lewis ColemanMore...
Art+Text Westport

Fri. Sept. 20, 6pm
Westport Library
Opening Reception

Westport Library's contribution to the Art+Text series of exhibitions is a double show: work by Westport artist Nancy Landauer, whose work often has a retro look and always includes text to convey a message or add pattern and texture and Westport type expert Ilene Strizver who in Talking Type, looks at the elements of typography and how the choice of font and text layout design are essential to successfully conveying the message.  More... 
PARK(ing) Day

Fri. Sept. 20, 10am-3pm
Downtown Bridgeport

As part of the annual global re-visioning of urban public space, developed in 2005, Downtown Bridgeport is participating in PARK(ing) Day, an event that encourages community members to transform metered parking spaces into temporary park-lets. Its purpose is to celebrate public spaces in a way that everyone can enjoy. Check out spaces activated by The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, The Barnum Museum, and others along Main Street outside of Funchal Americana Buffet and Bean N Batter, and on Fairfield Avenue at Trattoria 'A Vucchella!  More...
Three Dog Night

Fri. Sept. 20, 8pm
Palace Theatre

From 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Their hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio, where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and more.  More...
David Auburn 

Fri.-Sun. Sept. 20-22
Through Oct. 6
Eastbound Theatre

Milford Arts Council's Eastbound Theatre opens its season with David Auburn’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning drama about Catherine, a young woman who has inherited her father’s mathematical brilliance and who battles to discover whether she has also inherited his debilitating mental illness. More...
42nd Annual Juried Show

Sat. Sept 21, 4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Opening Reception

This annual juried exhibition features 50 works by 30 artists, selected from 400 submissions by Fred Giampietro, owner of the Fred Giampietro Gallery, in New Haven. More...
Otherwise Obscured -Erasure in Body and Text

Sat. Sept. 21, 5pm
Franklin Street Works
Opening Reception

This exhibition, curated by Danilo Machado - a Brooklyn-based arts writer who grew up in Stamford - examines relationships between the erasure of text through redaction and illegibility, and the erasure of bodies through policy and violence.  More...

Sat. Sept. 21, 5pm
AXEL Interiors
Opening Reception

This exhibition features works by four artists (Helen Cantrell, Susan Fehlinger Brec Morgan and Lincoln Perry) depicting both different takes on the perennially favorite seascape and studies of how we interact with water. More...
Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Look to the East

Sat. Sept. 21, 8pm
The Klein

Journey along the Silk Road, with a visit from Kayhan Kalhor, master of the kamancheh, and members of the Silk Road Ensemble playing Kalhor's 2002 Blue as the Turquoise Night of Neyshabur, with Colin Jacobsen's Atashgah, for kamancheh and strings, and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, performed by Matthew Hill, 16-year old winner of GBS’ Young Instrumentalists’ Competition 2019. More...
Grand Opening +
Yayoi Kusama

Sun. Sept. 22, 11am-4pm
MOCA Westport

The former Westport Arts Center re-opens as MOCA Westport this weekend. Experience the Grand Opening of the new location, tour the new building, and view Yayoi Kusama's exquisite masterpieces: Where the Lights in My Heart Go and Narcissus Garden. More...
Robert Wilson
Barnum, An American Life

Sun. Sept. 22, 2pm
Barnum Museum

Hear author Robert Wilson, editor The American Scholar, talk about his well-received new book, Barnum, An American Life, showing Barnum "as a complex and versatile businessman, undeserving of the shady showman caricature that’s been painted of him."  More...
Famous Families of Fairfield Historical Bike Tour

Sun. Sept. 22, 1pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

This 5-mike bike tour will reveal the stories of important families from Fairfield’s long history, many of whose names are still well documented on the streets and buildings of the town, including Rodger Ludlowe, Mabel Osgood Wright, the Ogden family, the Jennings family, the Perry family, the Wakeman family, the Osborn family, and the Burr family. More...
39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show

Sun. Sept. 22, 4pm
Stamford Art Association
Opening Reception

Opening reception for this highly competitive juried competition, named for the world renowned color theorist, and former Stamford resident, that is the only artistic contest devoted exclusively to the use of color. 45 artists were juried into the show; Cultural Alliance member Claudia Renfro, won this year's contest with her Red Background. More...
Arien Wilkerson + Tnmot Aztro Performance Art and Dance Installation

Mon. Sept. 23, 12pm, 3pm & 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Award-winning Arien Wilkerson, and Tnmot Aztro Performance Art and Dance Installation, in a 2-week residency at the Quick Center, present three performances of their work-in-progress, Lovepiece, a 30-minute dance and multimedia installation, focused on building a healthy relationship with yourself, and the process of healing from rejection, hate, poverty, and humiliation. More...
Kelly Rossetti

Mon. Sept. 23, 5pm
Longshore Restaurant
Opening Reception

Enjoy this solo show by Cultural Alliance member Kelly Rossetti (recipient of an award of excellence at the recent Westport Fine Arts Festival) of her abstracts and abstracted landscapes. More...
Michael Bielawa
Wicked Bridgeport

Tues. Sept. 24, 6:30pm
Bridgeport Public Library
North End Branch

The Bridgeport Community Historical Society presents Michael Bielawa, librarian, historian, and author, who will lead a virtual visit through scenes of some of the city’s shocking crimes from over 100 years ago. Copies of Michael’s books will be available for sale and signing. More...
Fashion Illustration I-IV

Saturdays, 9am
New England Fashion+Design Association

The New England Fashion+Design Association was born from the need to introduce Fashion Design classes to all ages, not as basic sewing but as professional training to prepare students to become part of the Fashion Industry. Students achieve a very high fashion skill set, proven by their acceptance into Ivy League University programs of Fashion Design or Stage Design. Try this course: start at any time and move from level I to level IV in four weeks. More...
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