Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Weeks Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, 2018

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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.
Woody Sez

Jan. 9 through Jan. 20
Westport Country Playhouse

Tap your feet and sing along with Woody Guthrie, America’s greatest troubadour, in this joyous musical portrait. You will be transported through his fascinating life with moving ballads and energetic foot-stompers like “This Land is Your Land,” “The Ballad of Tom Joad,” and “This Train is Bound for Glory.”  (More)
Play With Your Food
Lunchtime Playreadings 

Jan. 10-11, noon
Toquet Hall, Westport

Jan. 16, noon
Fairfield Theatre Club

Play With Your Food is lunchtime theater with one-act plays read by professional actors. Plays include Frank D. Gilroy’s Getting In,  Scott Mullen’s comedy, The Sandbo, and Deborah Frockt’s Hard-Boiled look at politics in the workplace.  More...
Julliette Tehrani, 
Abstractions on Metal

Thur. Jan. 11, 5:30pm
The Mayor's Gallery
Opening Reception

Explore the latest works of award winning local artist and Cultural Alliance member, Julliette Tehrani, at her second solo exhibition at the Mayors Gallery. Abstractions on Metal, features new paintings on aluminum, reflecting her artistic journey in exploring new ideas and materials. More...
Mark Twain
Is He Dead! 
Thu.-Sun. Jan. 11-14
Through Jan. 28 
Curtain Call
Curtain Call brings a newly discovered cross-dressing farce, written by Mark Twain, to its Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford. A fictionalized Jean-François Millet fakes his death, masquerades as his widowed twin sister, and enjoys a sudden sales burst, while cavorting in drag. More...
Jim Messina
Fri. Jan. 12
Ridgefield Playhouse

Don’t miss a special evening with this legendary singer/songwriter and his band! Enjoy a night of hits from Poco, Buffalo Springfield and Loggins & Messina in an intimate theatre!

Westport WWI 
Digitization Day

Sat. Jan. 13
Westport Library

Bring your collection of WWI memorabilia to be scanned or photographed to help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War I. The CT State Library staff record the stories and digitize the photos, letters, medals, keepsakes or objects saved by the men and women who served in the US and overseas. They’ll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person you want to remember.  More...

Sat.-Sun. Jan. 13-14
Through Feb. 11
Downtown Cabaret Theatre

The timeless story of a special wooden puppet’s quest to become a real boy. With his faithful friend Jiminy Cricket by his side, Pinocchio sets out on larger than life adventures that teach him the meaning of bravery, honesty, and family until his dreams finally come true. Children’s Theatre shows run 75-80 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. As always, you are welcomed to bring whatever you would like to eat or drink to the performance.  More...
Whose Barn Is It, Anyway?

Sat. Jan. 13, 8pm
Ridgefield Theater Barn

This night of Improv comedy will feature guest host, Matt Austin, and a mix of new performers as well as Role in the Hay Player regulars. There is no script and no plot. Game playing techniques put the performers in situations where they must use their imagination and comedic instincts, and what evolves is a combination of stand-up comedy and game show—with hilarious results. Parental discretion is advised. More...
Connecticut Chamber Choir 
Sacred Salzburg

Sun. Jan. 14
St. Theresa RC Church
Connecticut Chamber Choir opens its 40th Anniversary Season with Sacred Salzburg, which will include a performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass as well as other Mozart and Johann Michael Haydn works written in service of Salzburg Cathedral and now beloved by concert audiences around the world.  More...
10,000 Maniacs 

Sun. Jan. 14
Fairfield Theatre Company

With one foot in folk and the other in rock'n'roll, New York’s own 10,000 Maniacs found themselves at the forefront of the college rock scene beginning in the early 80s. Their jangley, shimmering sound became the defining tone of the era’s rock movement, in turn, giving flight to their career. More...
Jillian Bellovary
Gravitational Waves: 
Ripples In Space-Time 

Tues. Jan. 16
Westport Astronomical Society

Hear Jillian Bellovary of the American Museum of Natural History and Queensborough Community College talk about the gravitational waves that scientists have detected using LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. What are they and how we build instruments to measure them? Also find out about the unexpected surprise of overmassive black holes. More...
Conference and Workday
Shaping Community
Jan. 23-24
Stepping Stones Museum 
for Children

Explore the impact of the arts on our neighborhoods and towns in a day of panel discussions, performances and videos (Tues. Jan. 23). Keynotes include CT Main Street's Patrick McMahon and storytelling and heritage expert Keith Stokes. Performances by Play With Your Food, Shanna Melton, Kristen Graves and more. Jan. 24 will be a work day for working groups from 9 towns creating and crafting creative placemaking project proposals. More...
Mindful Shakespearean Acting Workshop
Wed. Jan. 10, 7:30pm
Through March 7
Darien Arts Center

Register now for Peter Green's workshop where students will progress from in-class exercises to an exploration of Shakespeare’s sonnets & scene work. For adults.  More...
Hear Our Drive Time WPKN Announcements

Hear more selections from on our 2-minute Drive Time announcements on WPKN 89.5 FM and Announcements of five or six selected events can be heard as PSAs during drive time: 7-9am and 4-7pm, weekdays.
Wilton Playshop
West Side Story

Feb. 4-5
Wilton Playshop

The Wilton Playshop will hold auditions for West Side Story on Sunday, February 4th and Monday, February 5th at 7 pm. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 10 am. Directed by John Atkin with musical direction by Tony Bellomy and choreography by Christine Titus, the show will run April 27 – May 12, 2018. Latinx actors are particularly encouraged to audition. More...
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