Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Nov. 15 -21, 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.
Pop Up Show
Westport Artists Collective

Wed. Nov. 15, 6pm
Westport Arts Center
Opening Reception

Pop in to a special fall Pop Up show by 15 artists of the Westport Artists Collective, selected by the artists in the previous Pop-Up. Artists include Cultural Alliance member artists Carlos Davila, Jen Greely, Yuko Ike, Cynthia Mullins and Julie O'Connor. (More)
Fodor Farm
Three Exhibitions

Thurs. Nov. 16, 6pm 
Fodor Farm
Opening Reception

The Norwalk Historical Commission and the Norwalk Historical Society unveil three exhibitions: The History of Fodor Farm, Saving Fodor Farm and Fodor Farm through the Lens of Dan Lenore, to celebrate the new exhibitions curated by guest curator Elizabeth Pratt Fox. This will also be an exciting opportunity for the public to view the interior of the newly restored Fodor Farm homestead and barn. (More)
Franklin Street Works
Music Panel:
Dennis Cleveland

Thurs. Nov. 16, 7pm 
Ferguson Library

Franklin Street Works partners with The Ferguson Library to present a panel discussion with renowned composer Mikel Rouse, composer/writer Kyle Gann, and award-winning television producer Barbara Alfano White on Rouse’s avant-garde opera, Dennis Cleveland, first performed at The Kitchen in New York City in 1996, and based on the structure of daytime TV talk shows. (More)
Robin Jaffee Frank
Art, War & Identity 
in Early America

Thurs. Nov. 16, 7:30pm 
Darien Historical Society 

Museum Curator Robin Jaffee Frank, a guest curator with the New-York Historical Society and former chief curator at the Wadsworth Athenuem, will discuss how certain works of art helped sway public opinion during the Revolution and helped forge our national identity. (More)
Music on the Hill:
Autumn Leaves

Fri. Nov. 17, 8pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church

Music on the Hill presents a concert tuned to the changing seasons, performed by 12 pro singers, and featuring a new work by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel: "A Winter Day," in five movements for chorus, piano and solo cello, depicting distinct times of day, through varied textures of vocal and instrumental sound, highlighted in this performance by the vibrant acoustics of the Wilton Presbyterian Church. (More)
Festive Home
Preview Party

Fri. Nov. 17, 6pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

The 13th Annual Festive Home emporium and fundraiser is kicked off with a special Preview Party. For an admission price of $20, be the first to come and see the art-gallery-turned-festive-showcase, filled to the brim with holiday and decorating merchandise, tons of artwork, and a lot of inspiration, all while supporting the arts!  (More)
Firing Circuits Studios 
Open Studios

Fri. Nov. 17, 5pm
Firing Circuits Studios
Opening Reception

View the original works of over 15 artists on display in the Firing Circuits Gallery and tour artists studios. Studios also open Sat. and Sun. 12-4pm.  
Nov. 17-19
Downtown Cabaret Theatre

Written by the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston (music and lyrics) and Arthur Kopit (book), and based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera, the romantic musical takes a fresh look at the mysterious young phantom, Erik, who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House and shares glorious music with the enchanting vocal prodigy, Christine. Not to be confused with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 mega-musical, the Yeston and Kopit version, more operetta-like in musical style, seeks to more closely reflect the Leroux novel and offers a deeper exploration of the phantom’s past. (More)
Music for Youth Presents
Kobi Malkin, violin
Tony Rymer, cello

Sat. Nov. 18, 2pm
Pequot Library

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present this dynamic duo, each of whom have impressive careers as soloists and chamber musicians. This one hour concert directed at a young audience, will be followed by a master class for advanced cellists and violinists.  (More)
Greenwich Symphony
Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Sat. Nov. 18, 8pm
Sun. Nov. 19, 4pm
Greenwich High School

The brilliant young cellist, Nicholas Canellakis, will perform Dvorák's Cello Concerto under the baton of GSO Conductor David Gilbert. Also on the program is Finlandia by Sibelius and Sinfonietta No. 2 by Laszlo Lajtha, a deeply under-rated Hungarian contemporary of Bartok and Kodaly.(More)
Alan Goldberg and
Robert Gregson
New Canaan Modern Architects: 50 years of Achievement 1947-1997

Sat. Nov. 18, 10am
Carriage Barts Arts Center

Sun. Nov. 19, 4pm
New Canaan Historical Society

Curator, and celebrated New Canaan architect, Alan Goldberg will give a guided tour of the New Canaan Modern Architects exhibition at the Carriage Barn on Saturday (coffee will be served), and the following day architectural historian and photographer Robert Gregson will give a related talk, Being Modern Beyond New Canaan, on the impact of New Canaan’s modern architects throughout Connecticut and beyond, at the New Canaan Historical Society(More)
Westport School of Music
Annual Faculty Chamber Music Concert

Sun. Nov. 19, 3pm
United Methodist Church

The Westport School of Music's Faculty Concert this year features 12 professional instructors performing on piano, violin, cello, bass, flute, tuba, acoustic guitar and voice. The program will include works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Shostakovich, George Gershwin, Paul McCartney and more. Above are Deborah Wong, Dana Laporta, Matt Cimino, Angela Meyers, Rebecca Patterson, five of the twelve performers. (More)
The Ballroom Thieves

Sun. Nov. 19, 7:45pm
Fairfield Theatre Company

The Ballroom Thieves brought home the trifecta of Folk Artist of the Year, Americana Artist of the Year, and Live Artist of the Year at the 2016 Boston Music Awards. Describing themselves as a “rock band in a folk suit,” the group has spent the last two years touring the country taking them to venerable stages like the Newport Folk Festival.  (More)
Sal Gilbert
Organic Wreath Workshop

Sat Nov. 18, 10am
CT Audubon
Fairfield Center

Using fresh and dried herbs harvested from Gilberties’ herb farm, participants will create a 15-inch decorative wreath that incorporates and balances the colors and textures of organic culinary herbs including: fresh bay and rosemary, dried dill, oregano, sage, lavender and others. All materials will be supplied; please bring scissors. Pre-registration is required. (More)
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