Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Dec. 6 - 12, 2017

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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.
Annual Small Works Show

Thurs. Dec. 7, 5:30pm 
Handwright Gallery & Framing
New Canaan
Opening Reception

All Collections Start Small. Handwright's Annual Holiday Small Works show features paintings, drawings, and hand blown glass, all less than 16 inches wide, from 25 local and regional artists. (More)
Lovers & Other Strangers

Dec. 8-9, 8pm
Dec. 10, 3pm
Theatre Artists Workshop

A staged “Classic Night” reading of the sidesplitting comedy, written by Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor in 1968, just as the sexual revolution was getting underway
The five separate vignettes that comprise the play explore the wilder shores of love, sex, marriage, family, and New York apartments. (More)
The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky premiered his work 126 years ago during the holiday season, beginning a family tradition that has continued through the generations.

New England Academy of Dance/Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 8-10
New Canaan High School
New England Dance Theater’s 32nd production, accompanied by the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, features over 200 local young women (More)

Ballet Etudes
Dec. 9-10
Westport Country Playhouse
A cast of more than 100 dancers includes professional guest artists and members of the Ballet Etudes Company on the intimate stage of the Westport Country Playhouse. (More)

New England Ballet Company
Dec 9-10
The Klein, Bridgeport  
Choreographer and Artistic Director Victor Trevino creates a Nutcracker for New England Ballet Company that is a magical holiday gift perfect for all ages! (More)
Darien Arts Center Ballet Companies
Dec 9-10
Darien Arts Center
The Darien Arts Center presents Scenes from the Nutcracker - a 1-hour abbreviated and narrated show, specifically geared for young audiences. Children sit up close and are invited to meet and greet the characters after the performance. (More)
Music for Youth
Chamber Singers of the
Fairfield County Children's Chorale

Sat. Dec. 9, 7pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Music For Youth presents the 3rd Annual Holiday Concert Featuring The Chamber Singers of The FCCC, the most advanced choristers in the group. The program includes classical, holiday, gospel and popular vocal selections. Food and cash donations will be collected for Operation Hope.  (More)
SPAG & Friends

Sat. Dec. 9, 6pm
St. Philip's Art Guild
Oak Hill Estate

Play is a closing party for the exhibit, Identity. Artists are invited to bring a piece of artwork to display for the evening to add to the show, no fee (wall space is limited, all others will be displayed on tables). Live music, poetry, and a live model is available for sketching. Bring your own supplies and a bottle of wine. 
Stamford Symphony
Handel, Messiah, Part I & Hallelujah Chorus

Sat. Dec. 9, 8pm
Basilica of St. John the Evangelist

Stamford Symphony Presents: Handel’s Messiah Part I & Hallelujah Chorus
with guest conductor Ted Sperling, and his MasterVoices chorus, in the acoustically pleasing Basilica of St. John the Evangelist.
Westport Historical Society
Annual House Tour

Sun. Dec. 10, 11am-4pm 

To honor this 31st year of the Holiday House Tour, seven historic houses in Westport will be on view with festive seasonal décor. Five of the homes are Designated Historic Landmarks: "each home carefully selected for its architectural merit and interesting stories.”  (More)
Fairfield County Chorale

Sun. Dec. 10, 3pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

Celebrate the holidays with a Sunday afternoon concert of Handel's Messiah. A rare opportunity to experience the baroque masterpiece in its entirety, including the exhilarating Hallelujah chorus. The concert features the 100+ voices of the Fairfield County Chorale, their Orchestra, and four dazzling young soloists, under the direction of David Rosenmeyer  (More)
Year In, Year Out
Winter Member Show

Sun. Dec. 10, 3pm
Art/Place Gallery
Opening Reception
Artists Talk at 4pm

This artists' collective gallery opens its Winter member show, Year In, Year Out, in which all 15 of its members will be showing their work - and will be in attendance should you have any questions. The show runs from December 5 to February 4. This show features wall art by members in varied sizes, media, and subject. Art/Place is an artist-run gallery. It has been in existence for more than 35 years and features a new show by one or two members every month and several group shows a year. (More)
Brass and Organ 
Christmas Concert

Sun. Dec. 10, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church of Stamford (Fish Church)

For the 26th consecutive year, you are invited to immerse yourself in the Christmas sound of 4 trumpets, 2 French horns, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, and a 4,026 piped organ. Featuring the New York Symphonic Brass - and James Wetherald. (More)
Silvermine Guild of Artists 
Group Show
Artists Talk
Tues. Dec. 12, 6pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

Four artists from the 40 selected for this year's Silvermine Guild of Artists' Group Show by guest curator Eric Ben-Kiki, will be giving talks about their work and their piece in this show. Artists selected are: Nina Bentley, Bob Gregson, Jana Ireijo, and Chris Perry, who won the Curator's Choice award. (More)
Elliot Severn
Kids Photography Workshop

Sun. Dec. 10, 11am
Discovery Museum 

Discovery Museum STEM Educator, and spaceflight and aviation photojournalist, Elliot Severn leads this workshop on the basics of how cameras work and how to take control of exposure, aperture, and ISO sensitivity, through basic composition, a photo scavenger hunt and a darkroom session with winter-themed photograms. Adults must stay with any young scientists under the age of 15. (More)
Hear Our Drive Time WPKN Announcements

Hear more selections from on our 2-minute Drive Time announcements on WPKN 89.5 FM and Announcements of five or six selected events can be heard as PSAs during drive time: 7-9am and 4-7pm, weekdays.
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