Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Oct. 4 - 10, 2017

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Our Weekly E-Buzz selection from
October 3, 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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Meet the Author:
Amor Towles

Thurs. Oct. 5
Pequot Library

The best-selling author of Rules of Civility has a new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, in which Mr. Towles tells the story of a Russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel for more than thirty years. A 30- to 40- minute author talk, Q&A, book sales, and signing. Free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres served. (More)
James McElhinney,
A Fly on the Wall: Re-Envisioning Art & Enterprise

Thurs. Oct. 5 
Greenwich Art Society

In the first in a series of three Thursday night professional development sessions, author, blogger and recent recipient Pollack-Krasner fellow James McElhinny speaks about the changes in the artistic enterprise. Next week: Dimitri Wright on The Art of Creativity and on Oct. 21 Anna Patalony on Talking About Doing(More)
Heart by Heart

Thurs. Oct. 5 
Palace Theatre

In 2013, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as original members of Heart. Now Fossen and Derosier are back together with HEART BY HEART, a new band featuring powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek, multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont, and legendary Seattle guitarist Randy Hansen. (More)
I Hate Hamlet

Oct. 6 - 22
Center Stage Theatre

Paul Rudnick's 1991 comedy is set in John Barrymore's apartment in New York. Andrew Rally is a big TV star, ready to start rehearsals for his New York debut as Hamlet. There’s only one problem—he hates Hamlet. (More)
Quantico Marine Corps Band

Oct. 6-7
The Klein

Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band from Quantico, Virginia is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps and is comprised of a Ceremonial and Concert band. This is a free concert;  concert goers are asked to bring non-perishable items to the Klein for distribution to Veterans in need from the greater Bridgeport community. (More)
Cocktails & Conversation with Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley

Fri. Oct. 6
Aldrich Museum

Not an Aldrich Museum member? Then sign up and enjoy cocktails and conversation with architect Alex Schweder and artist Ward Shelley while they are living in/on their 23’ high structure— sharing a bed, desk, kitchen, and more. (More)
My Name is Joan

Fri. Oct. 6
Wall Street Theatre

A reception precedes the screening of this new, award-winning 30-min. documentary, about undercover adoptions in Ireland, by Cultural Alliance member, and Norwalk resident,  Margaret Stapor Costa. (More)
Art from Beyond
Sat. Oct. 7
Green's Farms Church - Lower Cemetery

Join Westport Historical Society's Nicole Carpenter for an eerie tour of this cemetery, where long-gone stone-masons left behind clues about early Westporters and their superstitions.
Diane Pollack:

Sun. Oct. 8
Art/Place Gallery
Fairfield Theatre Company
Reception and Talk

Cultural Alliance member Diane Pollack will talk about her monoprints during this reception for her solo show. Diane's work is "an exploration of personal themes and cross cultural influences – a hybridization of Eastern and Western imagery. Gods, goddesses, women's work, rituals, and calligraphy are a constant part of my visual vocabulary." (More)
Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sun. Oct. 8
Fairfield Theatre Company

Be part of this "instant film festival" where 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather to view and vote on the Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.  (More)

Oct. 9-15

A week-long celebration of the culinary arts in which participating restaurants offer multi-course prix fixe menu for Lunch ($10-$20), Dinner ($20-$35), or special discounts. Restaurants with live music include: 55 Wine Bar, Gray Goose, Little Pub, Old Post Tavern, Taberna Tappas!  (More)

The Death of Louis XIV

Tues. Oct. 10
Avon Theatre Film Center

Join the Avon Theatre and the Alliance Française of Greenwich in a reception before the screening of this new film from director Albert Serra, which has been described as a work of pure magic, and which details the events surrounding the passing of the greatest King of France. (More)
Art Show Benefits 
Tiny Miracles

Sat. Oct. 7
5 Ridgewood Lane

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is hosting an art show featuring the work of local artists, curated by Cultural Alliance member Trace Burroughs, to benefit Tiny Miracles, a local charity dedicated to helping families with premature babies. Cultural Alliance member artists showing here include: Binnie Birstein, Amy Bock, Michael Brennecke, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Mary Harold, Emily Hamilton Laux and Diane Pollack. (More)
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Bell Ringing Workshop

Sat. Oct. 7
WEPCO Church Complex

Music on the Hill hosts a half-day Handbell Workshop for all who have music reading experience. Singers and instrumentalists, including students, are invited to apply their music skills to a new instrument. The two-track workshop includes an introductory level for those new to bell ringing and a skill-building level for experienced ringers.  (More)
CITIZEN JANE Film Festival

Thurs. Oct. 12
Sun. Oct. 15
Bijou Theatre

A two-­day film festival, featuring eight inspiring films and thoughtful conversation about 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)
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