Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week August 30 - Sept. 5, 2017

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August 29, 2017
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The list below is a small selection of the very many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We strongly recommend that you click the link above for our complete listing.
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The Godfather

Thurs. Aug. 30
Avon Theatre Film Center

A 45th Anniversary screening of one of the best American films ever made. The Godfather stars Marlon Brando as mob boss Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as his son Michael. Please join us for a pre-film reception featuring Italian specialties from Bar Zepoli. (More)

Thurs. Aug. 30
Fairfield Theatre Company - The Warehouse

If the first generation of jam bands was led by the Grateful Dead, and the second was led by Phish and The String Cheese Incident, then bands like Twiddle are at the fore of the latest generation. After a decade spent honing their chops, the band is rising at a rapid pace, nearing affirmed, lasting success and earning their place in this lineage.  (More)
Mark Twain Library 
57th Annual Book Fair

Sept. 1-4
Redding Community Center

This is the oldest – and one of the largest – book fairs in New England. The Library was founded by Samuel Clemens – Mark Twain, himself -- in 1908. Twain moved to Redding in 1907 and had more books than would fit in his new home. He donated over one thousand titles to help get the Library started; and upon his death, his daughter Clara donated more for sale to build on his fledgling legacy in Redding. Today, over 100 years later, the Book Fair is still one of the Library’s principal fundraisers. (More)
First Fridays: A Contemporary Cocktail Party

Fri. Sept. 1
Aldrich Museum

Kick off your Labor Day holiday weekend with the Americana and bluegrass string quartet Switch Factory, playing an eclectic mix of blues, folk, rock, and jam band tunes for all to enjoy. Light fare will be served to accompany a spirits tasting by Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Top off the evening with a museum tour. (More)
Lois Fisher: 
Inspiration in Oils

Fri. Sept. 1
Geary Gallery

This exhibition features the stunning New York - and Cape Cod-inspired oil paintings of Lois Fisher. From the tranquility of a Cape Cod marsh to the the mayhem of Times Square, Lois Fisher’s brush eloquently captures the mood of a particular scene and the emotion that it evokes. (More)
Thomas/Ortiz Dance
A Mid-Summer Night Swing Dance

Sat. Sept. 2
New Canaan Pop Up Park

A free end-of-summer swing dance party and lesson in swing and salsa at the New Canaan Pop-Up Park. A DJ will be mixing Swing, Salsa and favorites for the 70's, 80's, 90's and today. Bring a friend and dance the night away. (More)
Labor Day Weekend Comedy Explosion

Sept. 2-3
Bijou Theatre

C.H.E.S.S. Entertainment has linked up with the Bijou Theatre to bring you this hot comedy show. Hosted by Micha Jean the show features Smokey Suarez, Nikki Carr, Vinny Beedle, Trev Houston, Jatty Robinson, Shawn Harvey and Nigel Dunkley with Cindy Hot Chocolate! Music by D.J. Ryda! 
The Great Baseball Trivia Quiz - for Adults and Kids 

Sat. Sept. 2
Wilton Historical Society

In the fine baseball tradition of "did you know?" the Wilton Historical Society is presenting this fast and fun fact-filled event, called by Nick Foster, curator of the current Farm Team: 40 Years of Wilton Baseball exhibition at the Historical Society, and a past DV1 athlete himself.  (More)
Philip Eliasoph
Is Art Good, Bad, Real, or Fake?

Tues. Sept. 5
Pequot Library

Who defines good and bad art? Hear award-winning, Fairfield University Art History Professor and The New York Times education blogger for arts and visual culture, Philip Eliasoph, give an illustrated talk about art masterpieces old and new. (More)
Fiona Garland: 
Four Great Masters/Four Great Centuries

Sept. 5 - Oct. 10
Quick Center
Fairfield University

Starting Sept. 5, art historian Fiona Garland teaches a series of five classes on four great masters of the visual arts, starting with Giotto. The final class will meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an on-site analysis and appreciation of examples of their great works. Giotto, van Eyck, Leonardo, and Velazquez demonstrate the very essence of artistic genius, offering inspiration and beauty across the generations. From Florence to Flanders and from Milan to Madrid they defined their centuries’ artistic output while responding to the cultural contexts of their time. (More)
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