Subject: Click...Pick...Go... Your E-Buzz Events for the Week May 30 - June 5, 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.
Jackson Kuhl
The Privateers of Black Rock Harbor 

Weds. May 30, 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Fairfield Museum's History Bites Lunchtime Chat series presents Jackson Kuhl, author of Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer, speaking about Smedley, Thaddeus Burr, Caleb Brewster, and other "gentlemen of fortune," who banded together to attack the British on the high seas during the Revolutionary War. Bring lunch; beverages & dessert providedMore...
Art Making for Social Change
#UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists

Thurs. May 31
Panel Discussion, 5pm
Opening Reception, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum
Quick Center

This is a fresh take on the original 1996 exhibition that used guns, taken off the streets of New Orleans via a gun buyback program and distributed to internationally-known artists, with new works added. Painters, glass artists, sculptors, photographers, poets, and other artists used the decommissioned firearms to create works of art that address the complex issue of guns and gun violence. In 2014, Ferrara revisited the exhibition featuring new work by internationally recognized artists. More...  Preceding the reception, is a panel discussion moderated by Helen Klisser During, co-founder and Artistic Director of #UNLOAD, with exhibition organizer, gallerist and artist, Jonathan Ferrara, with Margaret Evangeline, Bradley McCallum, and Paul Villinski. More...
Ronnie Maher
LOOK: NicaPhoto – Portraits of Nicaragua

Thurs. May 31, 6pm
22 Haviland Street Gallery
Artist Talk &
Closing Reception

An exhibition by students of NicaPhoto, a program started by Norwalk photographer Ronnie Maher in a Nagarote barrio in 2010, using photography as a teaching tool, that has grown from 10 to 100 students. Reception with talk by the artist.  More...
ART that Makes the HeART Sing!

Thurs. May 31, 5:30pm
City Lights Gallery
Artists Reception

An exhibition of the work of seven artists, designed to provide a respite from agitation, conflict, struggle and tragedy, and anticipating Bridgeport’s Make Music Day, June 21, also organized by City Lights.  More...
The 5th Annual 
Arts Bloom in Weston

Fri. June 1, 6pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Celebrating the arts in Weston with an art show, silent and live auctions, live music, wine and cheese, door prizes and more, in the spacious, elegant Emmanuel Episcopal Church parish hall. A portion of the event proceeds goes to local non-profits including: Weston Arts and Adams House.  More...
Joel Sartore
National Geographic 
Photo Ark

Fri. June 1, 6pm
Bruce Museum
Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of this traveling National Geographic exhibit: compelling photographs by Joel Sartore, part of an ambitious project to document every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuariesMore...
Sam Shepard
True West

June 1-2, 8pm
Ridgefield Theatre Barn

This critically-acclaimed play by Sam Shepard, revels in the dark side of the sibling rivalry between two brothers, exploring the capacity for our human nature to go horribly wrong.  Recommended for mature audiences. More...

Sat June 2, 6pm
Pinkney Park

Shakespeare on the Sound is hosting its 3rd annual fundraiser - a friendly home brewing competition and tasting - to benefit its summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Live music with Pimpinella, free beer, & food trucks. More...
Beechwood Arts & Innovation
Fired Up!

Sat. June 2, 8pm

Beechwood Arts' Spring Arts Immersion Salon will explore the theme of being "Fired Up!" as interpreted in music, art, film, performance and the culinary arts. Performers include jazz singer Nancy Harms and 26 artists showing collaborative work on the theme. More...
6th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition

Sun. June 3, 2pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Opening Reception

See current worldwide printmaking trends in these prizewinning one-foot-square prints, selected by Susan Tallman. More...
Annual Ice Cream Social

Sun. June 3, 1pm
New Canaan Historical Society

Not just ice cream and cake, there will be old-fashioned games, a vintage car show, the Town Band and a Fife and Drum Corps, with two musket firing displays, spinning and weaving demonstrations, an authentic 18th century tavern, the tool museum, The Cody Drug Store and more. More...
Rob Weinert-Kendt
Repertory in American Theatre

Tues. June 5, 6:30pm
Ridgefield Library

American Theatre Editor-In-Chief, Rob Weinert-Kendt will speak and lead a panel discussion among prominent repertory theatre artists from around Connecticut. More...
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...
First Annual Rowayton Porch Jam

Sat. June 2, 12-4pm

JAM (Junior Art & Music) is throwing a benefit party: The First Annual Rowayton Porch Jam. Sixteen Rowayton homes have donated their porches for sixteen bands to play on between 12-4pm. Starting at 10:30am, a Bloody Mary Kick Off Party will be held at Pinkney Park for VIP contributors and sponsors More...
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Sat. June 2, 10:30am; 1pm
Center Stage Theatre

The musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces the difficult task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. The musical serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. More...
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