Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Aug. 26 - Sept. 1, 2020

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August 25, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
August 26 - Sept. 1, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield CountyThe E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. Click here for a complete selection of events during this period.
SoNo Art Cares Auction
All week, at The SoNo Collection’s People's United Magnificent Room, on the second shopping level of the mall, you can check out the growing number of canvases painted live and donated to the Cultural Alliance for a silent auction. On Oct. 3, the top four canvases will be presented in a live auction. Save the Date!  #SoNoArtCares.  More...
Lawn Concert: Justine Goggin

Wed. Aug. 26, 6pm
Greenwich Historical Society

A celebration to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Granting Women the Right to Vote. Featuring Greenwich native with music directed by world-class musicians Kreg Gottschall and Grammy-nominated Dr. Caroline Worra. Ms. Goggin’s selections of show tunes, folk songs and contemporary hits for the concert will honor some of the greatest female songwriters of our time in celebration of the women's suffrage centennial. More...
Jazz: Steve Blum Trio

Wed. Aug. 26, 6pm 
La Zingara Restaurant

Enjoy jazz guitar veteran and his trio, featuring Bethel native, Joe Strasser, and CT bassist Phil Bowler. Blum, a native New Yorker, has been performing as a leader, in recording studios, and as a freelance accompanist for over 50 years. Whether he’s making music at a club in The Big Apple, New Orleans, or locally here in the tri-state area, “His taste and chops are impeccable.” More...
Childrens' Virtual Story Hour

Thurs. Aug. 27, 10am
Aldrich Museum

With educators Holly Lapine and Angela Rountos reading Perfect Square by Michael Hall. Then, explore a related work of art from the museum’s exhibitions and create together through a guided, hands-on art activity. More...
Drive-in Movie: A Dog's Way Home

Thur. Aug. 27, 6:30pm
Stamford Museum and Nature Center

A drive-in movie experience for the whole family. A Dog's Way Home, the 2019 family adventure film, based on the novel by Bruce Cameron that follows a dog named Bella on her travels of more than 400 miles to find her owner.  More... 
Online Book Discussion: Greta Thunberg

Thurs. Aug. 27, 7pm
Westport Library

Discussion around the #1 New York Times bestseller by Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year Greta Thunberg, No-One is Too Small to Make a Difference. In August 2018 the fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg did not to go to school in order to protest the climate crisis. Her actions sparked a global movement, inspiring millions of students to go on strike for the planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning Greta a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. More...
Book Buzz: Abbe Wright

Thurs. Aug. 27, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Postponed from Aug. 5, Random House Senior Editor will share her favorite books of the summer—the ones you absolutely can’t miss! She’ll talk about the buzzy novels, must-read memoirs, and gripping nonfiction. More...
#SoNoArtCares: Vernice Holmes

Friday - Sunday 1-4pm
The SoNo Collection

See this week’s #SoNoArtCares artist live-paint a canvas before your eyes. This week’s artist is Vernice Holmes - I Am Vernice, an accomplished fashion designer and multi-media artist for Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and others, Vernice has traveled the globe to find inspiration for her vibrant artisan collections. More...
The Personal History of David Copperfield

Fri-Sun 3:15pm and 7:15pm
Mon-Tues 7:15pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

A much-anticipated film starring Dev Patel. A re-imagined Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance, through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell, who lend their wry storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. Fri-Sun 3:15 and 7:15; Mon-Tues 7:15pm. More...
Jazz Fridays: 
Chris Coogan Quartet

Fri. Aug. 28, 6:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

The Fairfield Museum concludes its free outdoors Jazz Fridays series with Weston native, called “a masterful pianist” by the New York Times. Chris is a composer, performer, teacher, choir director and producer, rooted in the jazz and gospel traditions. The Quartet’s repertoire includes straight-ahead jazz, fusion jazz and boogie-woogie. Chris won the top jazz prize in the 1997 John Lennon Songwriting Competition for his song “Cranberry Isle.” More...
Comedian Anthony Rodia

Fri. Aug. 28, 8pm
The Wall Street Theatre

While tickets are sold out for the live show,  livestream tickets are still available. A first-generation Italian Comedian, born and raised in Westchester, Rodia has a way of turning any situation into comedy! Using Social Media as his platform, he has exploded onto the Comedy scene and is known for his hilarious skits, song parodies, and his weekly "Road Rage Wednesday" using his popular character "Uncle Vinny.” More...
Nick Fradiani with The Alternate Routes

Fri. Aug. 28, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

A great Friday night double bill! – outdoors under the tent. Fradiani soared through American Idol, claiming the champion title and releasing his debut solo project, Hurricane. He then played Lorenzo in the North American tour of the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale. The Alternate Routes are back with their folk-tinged rock sound! The Connecticut natives have collaborated with a wide range of artists and have performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and have been repeat guests on NPR’s “Mountain Stage.” More...
KT Tunstall

Fri. Aug.28, 8pm
FTC Warehouse

Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall who broke through with the infectious, foot-stomping "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." After a Grammy nomination and a follow-up hit with "Suddenly I See," KT is now taking venues and amphitheaters by storm across the US, in Europe and the UKMore...  
Javier Colón: Outdoor Concert 
Sat. Aug. 29, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Stratford native, Hartt School of Music graduate and winner of NBC’s The Voice,  returns to The Playhouse for this outdoor concert! Best known for his singles “As Long As We Got Love,” “Stand Up,” and “Raise Your Hand,” Colón has also as toured with, and opened for some of the biggest names in show business. Opening act: Dante Palminteri. More...
Online Writers Workshops
Mon. Aug. 31
Westport Writers' Workshop

Thirty 7-week writing workshops begin August 31st. The Zoom workshops provides a safe environment in which to experiment and develop craft. Each class focuses on a particular genre or approach, allowing participants to learn from the highly talented and accomplished instructors, and from each other, in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. More...
Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-ē
On view Aug. 25 - Nov. 1
Bruce Museum

An exhibition presenting historical perspectives on women and their depiction in art in the Edo Period of Japan (1615 – 1858). Featuring woodblock prints created in the ukiyo-e style, this exhibition at the Bruce Museum highlights female characters in literature, kabuki theatre, and poetry. 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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