Subject: Click...Pick...Go... Your E-Buzz Events for the Week June 20 - 26, 2018

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The list below is a small selection of the many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We recommend you click the link above for our complete listing for this period.
Make Music Day 

Thurs. June 21

Free professional and amateur music erupts across the world on the summer solstice. Check the schedules for Make Music Day Bridgeport, Fairfield, Stamford and Stratford. Look out for special e-blast from Cultural Alliance on Wednesday. 
Robyn Fairclough
Jarvis Wilcox
Summer Solstice Exhibition

Thurs. June 21
Southport Galleries, 5pm
Opening Reception

Enjoy Robyn Fairclough’s vibrant palette in her colorful beach scenes and floral still lifes, and the amazing series of paintings on the meeting points of clouds and water on the horizon, by Cultural Alliance member Jarvis Wilcox, a true oil-painting master, engaging the observer with the visual complexity of shifting sunlight, cresting waves, and evanescent atmospheric effects. More...
Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story

Thurs. June 21, 7pm
Pequot Library

The filmmakers in this 2018 documentary argue that Long Island’s fabled West and East Egg in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby are, actually, based on…Westport, CT. After the film, enjoy a discussion with the filmmakers, as well as a book signing. Photo: F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda outside of their rented cottage at 244 Compo Road South, Westport in 1920, just months after their wedding.  More...
Creative Connections Annual Exhibition: Highlight

Thurs. June 21, 6pm
New Canaan Library

Highlight is the theme for students' artwork around the world working with Creative Connections, which organizes arts-based exchanges between classrooms in the U.S. and other countries, using visual and performing arts, along with communications technology, to teach global competency. This year, students were asked to create artwork that reflects moments in their daily life that stood out, or were especially important to them. The opening reception will include a presentation by Creative Connections (6:30 pm). More...
Opioid: Express Yourself

Fri. June 22, 5pm
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

This exhibition provides a platform for artists, in a variety of mediums, to confront the culprits of the opioid epidemic and to send a message about how it has affected them personally, professionally and as a community. . More...

Fri. June 22, 6pm
Westport Arts Center
Opening Reception

The Westport Art Center's highly competitive 12th annual summer members exhibition was juried this year by Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson (co-owners of New York’s Pierogi Gallery). Ten artists, including Cultural Alliance member Jana Ireijo were selected from more than 100 submissions. More..
Ted Neeley and
Jesus Christ Superstar
(The Movie)

Fri. June 22, 6pm
Palace Danbury Theatre

The 1973 movie classic returns, digitally remastered version, with actor, singer & musician Ted Neeley. In person. Neeley is still touring the world performing the role of Jesus Christ. He will discuss the making of the film before the screening, and will be on hand for a post-film meet & greet. More...
Destination Westport: In the Footsteps of Patriots

Sat. June 23, 3pm
Westport Historical Society

Tour of Kings Highway North, one of Westport’s oldest settled areas, some homes of which date to the mid-1700s. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998, Kings Highway North encompasses 106 “contributing buildings” – structures that add to the district’s historical qualities – and four historic sites. Ed Gerber, Past President of WHS, will be accompanied on the tour by Edward Hynes, a specialist on the history of Westport during the American Revolution. More...
A Body Art Experience

Sat. June 23, 7:30pm
The Boathouse
305 Knowlton Street

An exceptional performance event celebrating the human body through movement, music, song and color, with Alicia Cobb and Joy Monroe, internationally successful body artists from Connecticut. More...
Chris Coogan Quintet
Music at the Barn

Sun. June 24, 5:30pm
Weston Historical Society

The five-piece jazz band features Chris Coogan on vocals and keyboards, Rex Denton on trumpet, John Mobilio on bass, Jim Royle on drums, and Jim Clark on saxophone.  No reservations are required for this delightful family entertainment series.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy show.  More...
Conservation Conversation

Tues. June 26, 6pm
Bruce Museum

In association with the exhibition National Geographic Photo Ark, the Bruce Museum hosts a panel discussion with experts from across the conservation spectrum. These include: Gregg Dancho, Director, Beardsley Zoo; Jim Knox, Education Director, Beardsley Zoo; Dara Reid, Director of Wildlife in Crisis; Peter Gottesman, Founder of Endangered Species Revenge, and Tim Walsh, a turtle conservation expert from the Bruce Museum. Discover how zoo breeding programs help endangered species, how we can stop the trafficking of endangered species across the globe, and what you can do to help Connecticut’s very own endangered species.  More...
Darien's Got Talent

Sat. June 23, 7pm
Darien High School

The popular talent contest and fundraising event for the Darien Arts Center, that supports new and ongoing cultural events and programs at the Center, showcases 21 finalists from the region competing before a panel of entertainment professionals for cash prizes. More...
David Laurence Flynn
Lighting Class

Sat. June 16, 10am
Barnum Avenue

Bring in your favorite light that does not work and you will learn how to repair it or learn how to make a new LED light. More...
Animal Tracking
K-5th grade

June 25-29
Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett's programs are hands-on, incorporating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in the investigation of the its extraordinary 93-acre campus. The forest is alive with critters if you know where to look. Spend the week discovering how a variety of animals move, where they live, what they eat, and how to find them!  More...
Photo of ACE award winners, guests and speakers, courtesy of Adair Heitmann. From left: James Naughton, Valerie Cooper, Robin Tauck, Dennis Bradbury, Perrin Stein, Robbin Zella, Ted Thomas, Melissa Engel, Jim Royle, Megan Bonneau McCool, Amedee Maggard, and Meg Joyce. Sitting, Ann Chernow. Click for larger image.
We were delighted to have received, in May, a $5,000 grant from the TRIP Foundation towards the cost of re-designing and re-building our Cultural Alliance website, which will integrate our two faces: the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and At the ACE Awards Breakfast (above), we were thrilled when TRIP Foundation president (and ACE Awards keynote speaker) Robin Tauck, understanding the critical role of a strong digital presence for the Cultural Alliance, challenged the audience that if we continued our campaign to complete the website redesign project, she would match all donations up to a further  $2,500! This match will enable us to complete and launch the website by late July. Please help us meet our goal by making a donation of $10, or more, at this Impact Vine donation site. Thank you for your support! UPDATE:  With 35 days to go, we are 26% of the way ($658) to meeting our $2,500 goal.
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