Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Aug. 12-18, 2020

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August 11, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
August 12-18, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
The E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted by our members 
onto the FCBuzz Events  section of our website for the coming week.
SoNo Art Cares Auction
Check the silent auction of canvases commissioned by The SoNo Collection and painted live by ten artists in the mall every weekend through Sept. 27. A new painting is added to the auction each Monday. All works are donated by the SoNo Collection to benefit the Cultural Alliance. The silent auction continues through Oct. 3, when the top four canvases will be presented in a live auction beginning 5:30pm. #SoNoArtCares.  More...
Charles Ives Music Festival: Horizon

Wed. Aug. 12, 6:30pm
Lounsbury House

An outdoor chamber concert of mostly contemporary music tasked with “imagining what stories the great music of the present is yearning to tell." Pre-concert talk at 6pm led by Artistic Director, Paul Frucht. More...
Matt Tullis
Fake News, What is it?  

Wed.  Aug. 12, 6pm
Pequot Library

Matt Tullis, Assistant Professor of English and Digital Journalism, and Director of Digital Journalism, at Fairfield University, will lead participants in a discussion of what fake news really is and the different forms it can take, who is producing it, how to spot it, and who to trust in the media landscape. More...
New England’s Stone Walls: Stories and Conservation Priorities

Wed. Aug. 12, 6:30pm
Weston Historical Society

Robert M. Thorson, head of UConn’s Department of Geoscience, is an expert on New England environmental history through its stone walls. A signature landform of rural New England, the vast majority of stone walls are artifacts of a vanished agricultural civilization that are freighted with stories that can be interpreted. Q&A following presentation. Reservations required. More...
Carmine Street Guitars 

Wed. & Sat. 7:30pm
The Wall Street Theater

Presenting the 2019 film about Rick Kelly's iconic guitar shop in Greenwich Village. Director Ron Mann sets the action over the course of a week in the life of the shop, giving the owner, his co-workers and various visitors (some famous, others not) opportunities to talk craft and to philosophize about the values of community that the shop embodies. More...

Thurs. Aug. 13, 5pm
Downtown Westport

Enjoy a stroll through downtown Westport, visiting participating art galleries and other local businesses including: Sorelle Gallery, Amy Simon Fine Art, Pop't Art Gallery and many more. Wear a mask, follow social distancing guidelines, and enjoy the free refreshments. More...
Holly Cuzzone
Dr. Alvin DeWitt Wadsworth’s Sanitarium

Thurs. Aug. 13, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society

Archaeologist and Norwalk Historical Commissioner Holly Cuzzone speaks on her latest research into Dr. Alvin DeWitt Wadsworth’s Sanitarium - visible above the tree line in South Norwalk, a granite stone building with a red top roof. Dr. Wadsworth ran his sanitarium from 1904 until his death in 1941. Little information was available on the doctor or his institution until Ms. Cuzzone uncovered major new material through her research. More...
Jazz Fridays: Jim Clark

Fri. Aug. 14, 6:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

The Fairfield Museum continues its free outdoors Jazz Fridays series with Jim Clark, world-class saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, playing with his quartet - Will Comer on piano, Jim Royle on drums and John Mobilio on bass. More...
Robert Abriola

Friday - Sunday 1-4pm
The SoNo Collection

See Robert Abriola paint a canvas as part of #SonoArtCares, a project in which 10 artists live paint in the SoNo Collection, one a week, through Sept 27. Abriola is a classically trained artist, designer, and art director at various agencies in NYC and Connecticut and best known for his work in the music industry as the former creative director of EMI Music North America. More...
Caroline Barney
The Trebors

Sat. Aug.15, 11am
Westport Library

Hear children's author and Westport resident Caroline Barney's virtual talk about her brand-new book, The Trebors. After the talk, stop by the Library for a drive-by book signing at 1pm! More...
Adelka Polak: Marvelous Metamorphoses

Sat. Aug. 15, 1pm
Sova Dance & Puppet Theater

Presenting a livestream virtual summer series grand finale performance, showing bizarre and beautiful transformations in our world - such as caterpillar to butterfly, polliwog to frog, and more! The dance and puppet theatre dances and sings their way through these cycles, celebrating them for our sustained joy and ecological health. More...
Grace Potter

Sat. Aug. 15, 4 & 8pm
Ballard Park

"One of the greatest living voices in rock today,” (Spin Magazine), Grace Potter has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and many more, has played in every major music festival, and has created her own - Burlington’s Grand Point North. After four years of trying to decide whether to continue as a singer, Grace released a new album, Daylight, last October, the most emotionally revealing, and musically daring, work of her career. More...
Play With Your Food: Theatrical Readings

Sat. Aug. 15, 6pm
Lachat Town Farm

An hour of irresistible short play readings from Mary Louise Wilson’s The Deer Play to Scott Mullen's The Sandbox and Michael McKeever's The Agenda. An hilarious and topical take on political correctness gone haywire. For ages 16 and older; bring your chairs, your dinner, your masks and yourself for this delicious summer treat. More...
Time Travelers Summer Camp

Mon. - Thu. Aug. 17-20, 9:30am
Fairfield Museum & History Center

An in-person summer workshop for children ages 8 to 12. Step back in time and discover what life was like long ago. Write with a quill pen. Make traditional crafts and toys including a corn husk doll, a haversack, sailor’s valentine, and more. Using the 1750 Ogden House and 1780 Sun Tavern as inspiration, explore the different uses for rooms in 18th and 19th century homes and businesses.  More...  
The Art of Innovation: Cultivating Qualities for the Emerging Future

Mon. - Fri. Aug. 17-21, 10am
Westport Continuing Education

Online Teen Workshops fostering creative thinking through collaboration, deep listening, and increasing self-awareness. Developed in collaboration with John Cusano, systems change agent, students will discuss the belief systems and cultural backgrounds of our diverse society, finding common ground and appreciating multiple perspectives. Scholarships available. More... 
Conversations with the Conductor: Beethoven's Symphony No. 3
Tues. Aug. 18, 5:30pm
Norwalk Symphony

Conductor Jonathan Yates will speak about Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 - Eroica, in the next in the Norwalk Symphony's series of online conversations. Listen ahead of time to a recommended performance (by the Danish Chamber Orchestra) to get the most out of the conversation. More...
Dragon Lady: Sigrid Schultz
Tues. Aug. 18, 6pm
Westport Museum of History & Culture
Facebook Live

Westporter Sigrid Schultz was a renowned war correspondent during the Second World War, serving as Bureau Chief of the Central European Office of the Chicago Tribune, in Berlin. To gain a clearer picture of Schultz’s importance during the conflict, the Museum explores the profiles of top Nazi targets that she created for the US Office of Strategic Services—an agency that later became the CIA. More...
Katherine Freese: The Dark Side of the Universe
Tues. Aug. 18, 8pm
Westport Astonomical Society
Zoom + YouTube

Cosmologist and Professor of Physics, at the University of Texas, Austin, Katherine Freese, presents a virtual lecture, on The Dark Side of the Universe. Freese will recount the hunt for dark matter, which along with dark energy comprises 95% of the atoms of the known universe, and is the subject of her book, The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter. You are encouraged to actively participate with your questions. More...
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
Thanks to our community partner, WPKN 89.5FM, you can catch an audio version of our E-Buzz every day on the radio. Hear David Green read from his selection of events for the week. The radio version will often be slightly different from the e-version. You can hear us on WPKN at these approximate times: Tues: 8:55am; Wed: 11:55am; Thurs: 9:55am; Fri: 11:55am; Sat: 8:55am; and Sun: 9:55am.
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