Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Nov. 1-7, 2017

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Our Weekly E-Buzz selection from
October 31, 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.
of What's Happening This Week
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Erin Dolan
Memory Palace

Fri. Nov. 3, 6pm
Darien Library
Opening Reception

Cultural Alliance artist member Erin Dolan has her solo show, Memory Palace on view at the Darien Library through Dec. 11. Erin comments that a "memory palace" is a mental space where certain images store and release memories and emotions from the past. Here she shows work that brings together images of specific locations where she has lived and depicted through an abstracted lens of New York City, New Mexico, Hawaii and Coastal Connecticut. (More)
Igor Pikayzen

Fri. Nov. 3, 7:30pm 
Westport Arts Center

Pikayzen is an award-winning Russian-American violinist, and Westport resident, who has confidently established himself as one of the most prodigious talents of his generation. Praised on four continents for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone he will be playing a program of music by Bach, Bartók, Ysaye, Paganini and Corigliano.  (More)
Sholeh Janati
Nature in Abstract

Fri. Nov. 3, 5:30pm 
X.po.zur Gallery
Opening Reception

The opening reception for Cultural Alliance member artist Sholeh Janati's new solo show, Nature in Abstract, includes a talk by the artist describing the exhibit, which features her abstract oils, inspired by the intricate beauty of nature.  (More)
Your Time to Shine Showcase

Fri. Nov. 3, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

Your Time To Shine's showcase features musicians and entertainers from New York as well as local young people in an American Idol style presentation: budding performers get their chance to shine and seasoned professionals lend their experience and support. (More)
Altars, Shrines, and Amulets

Sat. Nov. 4, 4pm
22 Haviland Street Gallery
Opening Reception

Curated by artist/educator Gay Schempp, this is an 8-artist exhibition of sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, encaustic, assemblage and jewelry that focuses on “external representations of interior mysteries connecting us to our past, to each other, and to something greater than ourselves.”  (More)
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
Alex Beyer, Piano
Mendelssohn Choir

Sat. Nov. 4, 8pm
Norwalk City Hall

Fairfield County piano virtuoso Alex Beyer plays Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in a program of Musical Revolutionaries including Debussy, Sirenes, (in which the orchestra is joined by the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut), and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. (More)
Band Together CT
CT Rocks! 
A Benefit Concert for Music Education 

Sat. Nov. 4, 7:45pm
Fairfield Theatre Company

This Rock 'N' Roll Party for Music Education will feature arena rock hits from the 70’s and 80’s performed by Band Together CT and special guests. All proceeds will go towards rebuilding music education programs in Connecticut - with Band Together CT and SpreadMusicNow providing matching funds.  (More)
Stamford Symphony 
Orion Weiss, piano
Sat. Nov. 4, 8pm
Sun. Nov. 5, 3pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

Guest conductor Daniel Hege leads the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, played by Orion Weiss, Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. (More)
Whistleville - 
South Norwalk, 1907 

Sat. Nov. 4, 7pm
Sun. Nov. 5, 3pm
Crystal Theatre
Ben Franklin Center

Crystal Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary season with this historical musical, written by local playwright Cheryl E. Kemény, directed by Norwalk native Samantha Kulish-Fargione, with choreography by Norwalk’s Dance Dimensions owner Char Fromentin, and musical direction by the author. This is the third installment in Kemény’s Ellis Island Trilogy, combining original music with well-known public domain music of the era.  (More)
Artists Talk: 
Of Art and Craft

Sun. Nov. 5, 2pm
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library

In collaboration with the Flinn Gallery, and in celebration of its exhibition of nine artists working in glass, clay and fiber, the Cultural Alliance video records three of the artists in the exhibition talking about their work. (More)
From Brazil to Catalonia
Claudio Suzin Rodriguez, Piano
A Pillow Concert

Sun. Nov. 5, 3pm
Suzuki Music School of Westport

The Pillow Concerts is a series of short, free, concerts for all the family, traditionally in the Suzuki Music School of Westport's Blake Recital Room. Children are encouraged to bring a pillow and sit close to the performers!  In From Brazil to Catalonia, pianist Claudio Suzin Rodriguez performs works by Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri, Guastavino, Nazareth, Gershwin, Calvo, Mompou, and Montsalvatge. Concerts are free, but seating is limited. Get your tickets now(More)
Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony
Russian Idyll

Sun. Nov. 5, 4pm
Round Hill Community Church

Mon. Nov. 6, 7:30pm
Bruce Museum

The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony present Russian Idyll, a program of music by Gliere, Medtner, Hummel, Schnittke, Weinberg, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich.  (More)
American Artisan Show
Preview & Auction Party

Fri. Nov. 3, 6pm
Wilton Historical Society

The American Artisan Show will kick off with a festive Preview and Auction, giving guests the first opportunity to browse and buy while enjoying fine hors d’oeuvres provided by the Schoolhouse Restaurant at Cannondale in Wilton. The Silent Auction will feature wonderful pieces contributed by the artisans and other generous friends. This is the Historical Society's biggest fundraiser of the year. (More)
Building Your Business 
as an Artist

Wed. Nov. 1
Norwalk Library, 6:30pm

Elizabeth Tardif presents this practical workshop for visual artists who want to build a collector base and earn income from their art. The presentation is an introduction to understanding the process and value of creating a business plan to grow a visual art business.  (More)
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