Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Sept. 13-19, 2017

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Our Weekly E-Buzz selection from
September 12, 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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The Beatles Art Show and Sale

Thurs. Sept. 14 
C. Parker Gallery

A unique, limited-time exhibit showcasing hand-signed works by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, in honor of Paul McCartney’s upcoming New York performances. (More)
Richard Lytle: 
A Retrospective

Thurs. Sept. 14
Fairfield University Art Museum

Exhibiting his work internationally since the mid-1950s, Richard Lytle has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Harvard University and elsewhere. Mastery of color is a hallmark of Lytle’s work, which ranges from realist to abstract, and which has always found its inspiration in the organic world.  (More)
The Samples

Sept. 14-17
Fairfield Theatre Company

The Samples return to Fairfield as a sunny reminder of some of the best music to come out of the 90s. Residing somewhere between The Police and The Dead, The Samples are reggae rock with a serious focus on the melodic. (More)
Vivian Maier
A Lifetime Of Photographs 

Fri. Sept. 15
Westport Arts Center

For over five decades while she served as a nanny in Chicago and New York, Vivian Maier shot more than 100,000 images, which she kept hidden from the world. Maier captured both revealing self-portraits and casual, unposed images of people in urban America; she was interested in the fringes of society, and had special interest in the poor and the forgotten. (More)
Lizz Wright
with special guest 
Grace Kelly

Sat. Sept. 16
Ridgefield Playhouse

Lizz Wright is a vocalist of uncommon talent and spirit. Sliding effortlessly between jazz, R&B, gospel, blues and folk, the Georgia-reared singer has built a career centered on her smoky, supple voice and an earthy/ethereal style. Salt, introduce Wright as one of the most captivating female vocalists of her generation as it raced to number two on Billboard’s “Top Contemporary Jazz” chart. Also: saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly who plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. (More)
CT Chamber Choir
Men En Masse
Sat. Sept. 16
St. Thomas More Church

This free concert will feature the Mass in F by Joseph Rheinberger for men’s voices and organ, a wide variety of a cappella works spanning the Renaissance treasures of Thomas Tallis to 20th century interpretations by Daniel Gawthrop, along with contemporary and traditional spiritual settings. (More)
Fall Migration Bird Walk

Sat. Sept. 16
Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

As the days get shorter and birds head south, come hike the scenic trails of the Larsen Sanctuary to learn about fall migration -- a highlight of the season! On this naturalist-led walk, observe the diverse variety of birds passing through our area, and learn about the habitats that appeal to them on the way to their tropical wintering grounds. Autumn migration stretches from mid-August to early December. Songbirds peak in September and October. Advance registration required. (More)
Onward 65 - 65th Anniversary Celebration 
Brookfield Craft Center

Sat. Sept. 16
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury

A gala celebration of Nancy Dubois Hagmeyer, and her purchase of an old Mill on the banks of the Still River, creating an institution dedicated to teaching and preserving the skills of fine craftsmanship, that turned into the Brookfield Craft Center, a special place where many have found their creative spark working in clay, metal, glass, wood, jewelry, fiber and more. (More)
5th Annual Benefit Party
Get Out! Making Art Public

Sat. Sept. 16
Franklin Street Works

The experimental contemporary art space honors Connecticut’s Public Art Program Specialist Tamara Dimitri and Chicago artist Cheryl Pope at its benefit party on its tented back patio. The benefit celebrates Dimitri and Pope’s commitment to expanding contemporary art beyond the gallery and into the public sphere. (More)
Over Here: Norwalk in The First World War

Sun. Sept. 17
Wall Street Theatre

Join the Norwalk Preservation Trust for its seventh annual Living History tour (starting at the restored Wall Street Theatre), exploring Norwalk's social, artistic and architectural heritage through the homes, monuments, and memorials that tell the story of Norwalk during the Great War. Costumed actors will bring the period to vibrant life and an architectural historian will provide insight into the areas of Norwalk that the tour visits(More)
Tom Rush

Sun. Sept. 17
Palace Danbury Theatre

Folk legend Tom Rush performs an afternoon of songs and storytelling.
A gifted musician and performer, his shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world.
Inspiration Retreat

Sat. Sept. 16
Beechwood Arts and Innovation

Curated by Beechwood's Inspiration Team and facilitated by professionals in stress reduction, mindfulness, life coaching, massage therapy, alternative healing, meditation and more, these retreats are designed for anyone looking to bring more enrichment into their everyday lives.  For artists and non-artists alike, this is a rare opportunity to work with Mindy Green and Robert Dancik, two amazing artist-creators-teachers-healers in their first ever collaboration. (More)
Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit

Fri. Sept. 15
Margaret Morton Government Center

The City of Bridgeport presents an art exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The City of Bridgeport Hispanic Heritage Committee and City Lights Gallery invites you to the opening of the show on Friday Sept. 15, curated by Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli. Donations will be collected for Irma Relief for Puerto Rico by the State of Connecticut's Black and Latino Caucus 
Stories from Riobamba, Ecuador

Sun. Sept. 17
Norwalk Public Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Norwalk Public Library with a discussion of La Riobambeñidad by the laureate journalist Marcelo Jijon Paredes. Refreshments, including treats from Riobamba, Ecuador, will be served. Marcelo Jijon Paredes will discuss his book, comprised of stories, customs, traditions and anecdotes about Riobamba, the Andean city, located in central Ecuador. The presentation will be in Spanish. (More)
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Starting in 1968, as Hispanic Heritage Week, under President Lyndon Johnson, it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover the 30-day period.

September 15 is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

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