Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week May 17-23

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May 16, 2017
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Progressive Gallery Tour

Weds. May 17
Elisa Contemporary Art

Designed for our members to mingle and see the great range of private galleries in Fairfield County, our Progressive Gallery Tour reaches Fairfield and Lisa Cooper's Elisa Contemporary Art Salon. Join us for an evening of art and artists all set in a home environment. Meet Elisa Contemporary Art artists in person: Amy Genser, Allyson Monson, and Roxanne Faber Savage. Includes Artist Talk by Allyson Monson. Register here. (More)
Paul Anka 

Thurs. May 18
Ridgefield Playhouse

After a sold-out 2015 performance, Paul Anka makes his triumphant return to the Playhouse stage! Sing along as this pop heartthrob swings through his classic hits. Not just memories, but milestones, Paul Anka’s hits defined generations of pop. Celebrate these great songs with this great star, live on stage! (More)
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival 

May 19-21
Many Locations
Opening Reception

55 films from 19 countries at 5 venues over the course of 3 days. The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF), founded by local playwright and theatre director Joanne Hudson, is an intimate, international and inspired film festival that aims to make the world a more compassionate place through the sharing of stories from around the globe through cinema. Opening Night Party, Friday May 19 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. (More)
Spring Playwrights Festival

May 19-21
Theatre Artists Workshop

In an extraordinary evening that will entertain, amuse, enlighten and move, eight short original works for the theatre—comedy, drama, mystery and fantasy—will debut in the Theatre Artists Workshop’s beautiful black box theatre at 5 Gregory Blvd, Norwalk. (More)
Norwalk Symphony
Mendelssohn Choir of CT
Fairfield County Chorale
Mahler, Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)

Sat. May 20
Norwalk Concert Hall

Norwalk Symphony presents Gustav Mahler's powerful Symphony No. 2 as its 77th Season Finale. Music Director Jonathan Yates and the orchestra will share the stage with The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut under the direction of Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell along with members of the Fairfield County Chorale and the Norwalk Community College chorus. Amelia Watkins, soprano, and Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano, will add their voices to this inspiring work. (More)
Shelby Head
Beyond Indifference

Sat. May 20
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

Beyond Indifference, Madison, CT-based artist Shelby Head's newest exhibition at the Alvarez Gallery, is a collection of mixed media works assembled from decorative and domestic objects commonly associated with the “feminine”. Materials and medium, through personal association, evoke memory and emotion. The series is not a memorial but rather moves with the subject of misogyny and the questions of gender. (More)
Adam Jackson Piano Recital

Sun. May 21
Round Hill Community Church Greenwich

Adam Jackson, concert pianist and inspirational wunderkind, will perform selections from Bach, Drozdoff, Granados, Scriabin, Liszt and more.
Adam, 13, was born in the UK to a Polish mother and a Welsh father and began his musical studies at the age of seven, when his family moved from Dubai to the United States. He has participated in many international music festivals and competitions. 
In Time, In Shadow 

Sun. May 21
Art/Place Gallery

The public is invited to a reception and artist talk for "In Time, In Shadow”, the paintings of members, Cate M. Leach and Paul Larson. "In Shadow" is the title of Silvermine Arts Guild member Cate Leach’s new work. She states, "I'm interested in both the subtleties and stark contrast of light and shade. CAFC member Paul Larson’s work (see his Recognition at right) most often depicts the highly stylized solitary figure, usually set within a similarly abstracted landscape. Featuring jewel-like, multifaceted planes, overlapping geometry, and impossible perspectives, he describes his work as “an exploration into alternate views of the world never seen before,”  (More)
New Canaan Preservation Awards

Sun. May 21
New Canaan Country Club

The Tenth Annual Preservation Awards will be presented by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance at a Ceremonial Reception on Sunday May 21st at the New Canaan Country Club. Selected by a jury of preservationists and board members of the Alliance, the winners will be presented certificates of honor. To be eligible for an Award, the property is viewed mainly from the street, as well-preserved buildings are considered a “Gift” to the community, appreciated by all who value New Canaan’s heritage. (More)
The Role Connecticut Played During World War I

Sun. May 21
Norwalk Historical Society Museum

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. In honor of this event, the Norwalk Historical Society is hosting a lecture by Christine Pittsley, Project Director for the Remembering World War One community archiving project at the Connecticut State Library, and Chair for the Connecticut World War One Centennial Committee. From the trenches to the home front, learn how not only Connecticut but Norwalk contributed to the war effort.  (More)
History Of WPKN Community Radio 89.5

Tues. May 23
Bridgeport Public Library - North Branch

The Bridgeport Community Historical Society presents Steve di Constanzo, General Manager, WPKN, talking about the history of WPKN community radio. The talk will include a discussion of the challenges of running a radio station, generally, and a community radio station, specifically.  (More)
Making a Pendant Light from A Glass Insulator

Sat. May 20
NEST Arts Factory

CAFC member artist, David Laurence Flynn leads a workshop in making pendant lights from insulator glass. You will experience all the steps in making a light. Three types of insulator glass will be offered: a clear Whiteall Tatum and a turquoise green Heminggray in two sizes. (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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