Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week May 10-16

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May 9, 2017
Les Soûls d'Amour

Weds. May 10
& Sun May 14
St Paul's on the Green

les soûls d’amour, ensemble-in-residence at the Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts, mixes the serious and the silly from across the Renaissance and Baroque. Featuring an unusual mix of singers and instrumentalists, including harpsichord, violin, hurdy-gurdy, and plenty of percussion, the soûls use their unique mix to make old tunes fresh again, and to bring new ones to life. (More)
Robben Ford

Weds. May 10
Ridgefield Playhouse

Experience one of the premier guitarists today. A native of northern California, Robben Ford made his name as a sideman for Charlie Musselwhite, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Joni Mitchell. For most of the mid-1980s he toured alongside Miles Davis. His latest release, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Blues Chart. (More)
Voyages & Vistas: Southport To Sri Lanka 

Thurs. May 11
Southport Galleries
Opening Reception

Brechin Morgan's artistic vision is inspired by his 5-year global circumnavigation aboard the 27-foot cutter rigged sailboat Otter. He spent much of this this spring painting Southport's unparalleled harbor vistas. His Blessing of the Fleet (at right) will be the featured image for Southport village's annual Blessing of the Fleet Parade on Saturday, June 24 (More)
Balzer, Rossman & Loomba

Thurs. May 11
The Fez

An evening of electric blues, classic rock guitar and groove with outstanding Moroccan cuisine. Great food! Great music! Stamford's premier music venue. Come rock the Fez!
A Night of Noir:
Black Widow (1954)

Thurs. May 11
Avon Theatre Film Center

A special Night of Noir screening of the 1954 film Black Widow, starring Van Heflin, Gene Tierney and Ginger Rogers and directed by Nunnally Johnson. Broadway producer Van Heflin begins an affair with a young, predatory actress while his wife is out of town. The conscience-stricken Heflin decides to break off the affair, but before he can tell her, she is murdered in his penthouse apartment. Post-film discussion with local film noir expert, Michael Kovner. (More)
A Celebration Of Bells: 
Music On The Hill

Fri. May 12
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wilton

Music on the Hill handbell ensembles perform spring classics and new works in a celebratory program of music for handbells. Ringers will premiere two original works by Music on the Hill's artistic directors: "Sam Gangee Suite," by David H. Connell, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkein's beloved character; and "I Lift My Lamp," by Ellen Dickinson, based on the Emma Lazarus poem found on the Statue of Liberty. (More)
Homage: Contemporary Artists In Conversation

Fri. May 12
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield

An evening with writer and editor Faye Hirsch, who will moderate a roundtable discussion between exhibiting Aldrich artist Suzanne McClelland, artist Michael St. John, and special guests.
The conversation will explore notions of homage, history, and voice in contemporary culture.  A reception will immediately follow the program.
Suzanne McClelland, Since Oklahoma After Johns Before Tomorrow, SPLC, 2015; Courtesy of the artist. Just Left Feel Right is McClelland’s first museum survey, spanning twenty-five years, currently showing at the Aldrich Museum.
Fairfield County Chorale
Spring Concert of Peace 
and Hope

Sat. May 13
Norwalk Concert Hall

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) close the Fairfield County Chorale’s 2016-2017 season. The pairing of these two highly emotional works welcomes spring with a message of hope. (More)
Open Studios 

Sat. May 13
NEST Arts Factory

Some 40 artists and musicians open their studios to the public. Come at 1 pm for poetry with Iyaba Ibo Mandingo and Shanna Tanika Melton, enjoy a reception for two new exhibits (Inwood Artists show and NEST Associate Member show) plus Open Studios from 2-5 pm, then stay from 5-6 pm for a performance by guitar and flute duo, Barbara Wyton and James Baird. All events are free and open to the public, refreshments served.  (More)
Pacifica String Quartet

Sun. May 14
Westport Arts Center

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The performance will feature Mozart’s Quartet in D minor, K. 421, Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 and Schumann’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1. (More)
8 - A Night With 
Broadway's Best

Monday May 15
Wall Street Theatre

Eight of Broadways top stars will be bringing their talent to the new Wall St Theatre stage for an amazing night with Betty Buckley (Cats - Tony Award Winner), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton), Siobhan Dillon (Sunset Blvd), Nathaniel Stampley (The Color Purple), Sharon Catherine Brown (Ovation Award Winner - Jekyll & Hyde, Dreamgirls, Rent), Telly Leung (Godspell) and Lillias White (Life - Tony Award Winner). (More)
Weir Farm Art Academy

May 15-18
Weir Farm National Historic Site

Rediscover the nature of art, in nature, while developing your skills learning the methods, principles and foundations of our heritage with Dmitri Wright, Master Artist/ Instructor. Artists will be introduced to the Plein Air experience and the Academy methods used by the American Impressionists and their philosophies and techniques, and how to apply them using one’s own natural abilities to create a personalized visual narrative (More)
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
ACE Awards Breakfast

Weds. June 7
Shore and Country Club

Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is the guest speaker and Tony Award winner James Naughton will be Master of Ceremonies at our second Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards Breakfast. Award Winners are: Corporate: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners; Artist: Shanna Melton; Nonprofit: Silvermine Arts Center; Educator: Pamela Kuhn; Citizen: Michael Widland. $75 tickets can be bought here. Sponsors include: United Capital Financial Life Management, Cohen and Wolf, Hobbs Inc., Shipman & Goodwin, Studio2pt0, and Berchem, Moses & Devlin. (More)
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