Subject: Click...Pick...Go... Your E-Buzz Events for the Week May 23-29, 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.

Weds. May 23, 6-9pm
Bereket Turkish Cuisine
Black Rock

The next stop on the SavorCity monthly tour of Bridgeport restaurants, food, art, and music, showcasing the culinary and cultural delights of Connecticut’s most diverse city, is at Bereket Turkish Cuisine in Black Rock. With paintings by Susan Taylor Murray and music by John Torres. BYOB. Reservations required.   More...
Joanne Hudson
Royale Shirée

Weds. May 23, 6:30pm
Keeler Tavern Museum

A pilot performance of a new play by Joanne Hudson and Royale Shirée designed as a tool for encouraging cross-community conversations exploring issues of race, gender and privilege. Reservations required.   More...
Pop-Up Gallery

Thurs. May 24, 6pm
153 Post Road East
Opening Reception

Artists Trace Burroughs and Amy Kaplan have organized a pop-up show of the work of 15 artists to benefit Project Return, a Westport nonprofit that empowers young women in crisis to rebuild their lives.  More...
RIFF Presents
Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Thurs. May 24, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield Independent Film Festival presents  Grammy and Emmy-winning Director Thom Zimny, who will live-edit four, 20-minute segments of his two-part, four-hour film, that premiered April 14 on HBO. He'll then screen them and give commentary and analysis. The movie focuses on Elvis' journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. More...
Ballet School of Stamford
Hansel and Gretel

Fri. May 25, 7pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

Featuring 85 dancers, 2 pianos, and 4 singers, this delightful, family-friendly production of the classic fairy tale will appeal to audiences of all ages. The Ballet School of Stamford’s two-act adaptation of Hansel and Gretel is choreo-graphed by Cultural Alliance member and ACE award winner Megan Bonneau McCool, former dancer for New York City Ballet.  More...
My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting.

Sat. May 26, 5pm
Franklin Street Works
Opening Reception

Curated by Risa Puleo, this exhibition investigates the intersection of abstraction and animism, featuring a diverse selection of queer artists all working in abstraction. More...
Memory Box Project Screening 
Saving Private Ryan

Sat. May 26, 8pm
Bijou Theatre

Spielberg's epic anti-war movie, garnering 5 Academy Awards, features Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) taking his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan. Admission to the film is free with a contribution to The Memory Box Project, created to provide families with a designed keepsake box for the memories of their lost loved one. The mission is to give a box to every family that has lost a loved one, KIA, in the wars of Iraq or Afghanistan. More...
Heidi Lewis Coleman
Tina Puckett
Organic Matter

Sat. May 26, 4:30pm
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library
Opening Reception

In this two-person exhibition, Stamford artist, Heidi Lewis Coleman, presents works from her Dreamscape Series, in which she uses acrylic and cut Thai Kozo paper, incorporating embedded bits of bark, leaves, petals and stems, that allows her to infuse "what I’ve learned about color, symmetry and composition into artwork that is organic, less formally designed and more expressive.” Tina Puckett, a self-taught artist who has been weaving since 1981, has created her own weaving technique, which she calls “Dimensional Weaving,” in which she lays down layer upon layer of reeds of different colors to produce multi-hued, richly-textured, highly dimensional woven sculpture. More...
FTC Comedy Presents:
Michael Ian Black

Sat. May 19, 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

An evening of ribald, one-man comedy with Wet Hot American Summer actor and stand-up sensation Michael Ian Black. Fans of sketch comedy might know Black’s work from such seminal television programs as “The State,” “Viva Variety,” “Stella” and his witty commentary on cable’s “I Love the…” series.  More...
Dance and Poetry:
Body of Work

Sun. May 27, 5pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk

This is a collaboration between choreographer Stephanie Kunkel, and Norwalk’s Poet Laureate Laurel S. Peterson, in which Stephanie, and other choreographers, have created dances based on poems by Laurel Peterson, other area poets, as well as by writers as diverse as Maya Angelou, Eminem, Shel Silverstein, and Edgar Allan Poe. Featuring dancers from Norwalk’s Step’n’out dance studios. More...
8th Annual Memorial Day Picnic

Mon. May 28, 12pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Bring family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets to extend the festivities at the Fairfield Museum after the Fairfield Town Parade. Enjoy an afternoon of food, games, crafts, and more. Find a partner for the three-legged race and get ready for the Watermelon Eating Contest! More...
Create The Vote CT is a nonpartisan public education campaign to raise awareness and support for the arts among voters and candidates running for public office. The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) and the CT Alliance for Arts Education launched the campaign to put the arts on the agenda. What You Can Do:
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Ask the candidates questions about arts and culture. Raise your hand, tweet, email, and post questions to their Facebook pages about their positions on arts, culture and creativity. Thanks!
Arts & Culture Empowerment 
Awards Breakfast

Wed. June 6, 7:30am
Shore & Country Club

Join the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County for its third annual Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards Breakfast, June 6, to celebrate individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made significant contributions to the Fairfield County community through arts and culture. Get your tickets now. More...
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