Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Oct. 11-17, 2017

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Our Weekly E-Buzz selection from
October 11, 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.
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Peter Griggs
500 Years of Music for Guitar

Weds. Oct. 11
St. Paul's on the Green

Peter Griggs takes you on a chronological tour of the guitarist’s repertoire, traveling from the Renaissance to the contemporary, including baroque, classical, flamenco, jazz and Brazilian music. (More)
John Freeman Gill
The Gargoyle Hunters

Weds. Oct. 11 
Ferguson Library

The CT Trust co-sponsored this illustrated talk by the author of this acclaimed novel, centering on the landmark Woolworth Building, its Gothic terra-cotta facade and the original research he conducted into its 1970s restoration. (More)
SHORT CUTS Film Festival

Oct. 12 
Norwalk Garden Cinemas

Westport-based JIB Productions presents an evening of award-winning short films selected from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, renowned for its discovery of emerging and established international directors(More)
Art For ALZ: Memories & Reflections

Fri. Oct. 13
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception

Proceeds from the sale of all works from this juried exhibition benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of CT. Watch out for other special events taking place throughout the exhibit.  (More)
Upside Down & Inside Out

Oct. 13-14
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

The Quick turns its entire space upside down and inside out. This fundraiser begins in the Wien Experimental Theatre with Frédérick Gravel and his rock-'n-roll infused dance work. Moving through the transformed “wood-shop” for libations and treats, the audience arrives at the Kelley Theatre stage to dance the night away with the raw, gritty, magnetism of Betty Bonifassi. (More)
The Story of Art: 
20th Annual Art Show Weeklong Celebration

Oct. 14-22
Pequot Library

A weeklong bevy of events kicks off with  the ticketed fundraiser Saturday with silent auction, a tour by Philip Eliasoph, modern dance, harp music, mixing and mingling.  (More)
LOUD: Music Photography Exhibit

Sat. Oct. 14
Gallery at Still River Editions
Opening Reception

Live music by the Sawtelles accompanies the opening of this group show of music photography by sixteen artists from Connecticut (+1 from NY and 1 from Florida), curated by musician and gallery director, Lys Guillorn. (More)
James Gortner:
Force Field
Sat. Oct. 14
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Opening Reception

Over an emergent career of painting with disparate art materials, James Gortner, in his 3rd solo show at Alvarez, finds ways to energize this vector with knife, paint and brush as well as themes of multiplicity, interconnectivity, transformation, and sustainability. Go see for yourself!​ (More)
Shape Form Pattern: 
Carlos Davila, Jane Davila and Peggy Weis 

Sat. Oct. 14
Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library
Opening Reception and Talk

Cultural Alliance members Carlos Davila, Jane Davila and Peggy Weis present and talk about their work during this reception for the show. (More)
Stamford Symphony
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Oct. 14-15
Stamford's Palace Theatre
Season's Opening and Prelude Gala

Guest Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya leads this all-Russian concert featuring Stefan Jackiw playing the Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto. Before the concert, a Prelude Gala honors Barbara Soroca for 39 years of service as CEO and President of Stamford Symphony. This elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and opening night concert will benefit Stamford Symphony and its education programs. (More)
Paul Winter
Wildlife in Crisis Fundraiser

Sun. Oct. 15
Waveny House
New Canaan

Hear Paul Winter live at the 30th Anniversary fundraiser for Wildlife in Crisis. Also enjoy a vegan buffet dinner, wine and beer tasting, and silent auction vacations.  (More)
CITIZEN JANE Film Festival

Sun. Oct. 15
Bijou Theatre

A bike tour of Bridgeport, screenings of Survival of a Small City, six short films, and Citizen Jane: Battle for the City together with community discussion of some of the ideas in the films, make up this second ("Citizens") day of a two-­day film festival on how ordinary citizens can shape our towns' futures. The feature film, shown both days, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, is about Jane Jacobs, an urbanist and activist whose writings and advocacy championed community preservation in city planning. (More)

David Waldman
Frederick William Hoag
“Westport in 50 years…"
Tues. Oct. 17
Westport Historical Society

Brown-bag lunch talks by architects and developers, complementing the exhibit 06880+50, kick off with a conversation between Waldman (at right) and Hoag, envisioning more green and less asphalt in the future Westport. (More)
Arts Alive! 2017

Sat. Oct. 14
Greenwich Arts Council

This Benefit Evening establishes a new tradition of giving in Greenwich and features an array of prominent professional artists in many different fields including the visual arts, dance, drama, opera, classical and jazz music - all areas of the Council's public programming. Cocktails and elegant hors d'oeuvres will be interspersed with performances throughout the evening, all happening at the Greenwich Arts Council. Magical theatrics: Light Art Installation; Jazz Piano and Saxophone; Sculpture Demo; Avalon Jazz Dance Band (More)
American Impressionist
Plein Air Painting Workshop

Oct. 16-19
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, in the tradtion of the American Impressionists. Presented by the Weir Farm Art Academy.  (More)
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