Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Aug. 5 - 11, 2020

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August 4, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Aug. 5 - 11, 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
Stop by Peoples United Magnificent Room at Norwalk's The SoNo Collection and check out the canvases painted live by 10 artists, one a week, as part of #SoNoArtCares, July 17-Sept. 27. A new painting is added to the silent auction each Monday. All works, commissioned by The SoNo Collection, are being donated for auction to benefit The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. The silent auction continues through Oct. 3, when the top four canvases will be presented in a live auction beginning 5:30pm. More...
East Cemetery Walking Tour

Wed. Aug. 5, 6:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

In 1830, the First Located School Society in Fairfield bought this property to care for Fairfield's East Cemetery and gave it its name. Learn about those buried there, specifically those with military backgrounds, and learn how their unique lives shaped Fairfield’s development and history.  More...  
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

Wed. & Sat. 6:30pm
Wall Street Theater

Enjoy the concert film documenting Hendrix's performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival (in Byron, Georgia), where he had his biggest audience ever. The film was shot two months before his untimely death. More...
Book Buzz with Abbe Wright

Wed.  Aug. 5, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Tune in to hear Penguin Random House Sr. Editor, Abbe Wright 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...
Richard “Deej” Webb
Boats Against the Current

Thurs. Aug. 6, 5:30pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

An illustrated virtual talk and live reading of his book, Boats Against the Current, about Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s five-month 1920 honeymoon in a modest gray house in Westport--an experience that had a more profound impact on both of their collective works than any other place they lived.  Advance reservations required. More...
Bruce Presents:
Energy Storage Technologies for Earth and Other Planets 

Thurs. Aug. 6, 7pm
Bruce Museum

A panel presentation and discussion on a revolutionary, near indestructible battery designed to carry humans to Mars and back. Panelists include: Hunter College Professor Steve Greenbaum, working on the battery that Mike Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of Ionic Materials, will produce for the EV and Grid Storage markets, and Will West Cognizant Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the rover and descent stage batteries on the JPL’s Mars 2020 mission. A Q&A session will follow the presentations. More...
Jazz Fridays:
Mark Naftalin

Fri. Aug. 7, 6:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Featuring Mark Naftalin, an American blues keyboardist, recording artist, composer and record producer who appeared on the first five albums of Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the mid 1960s and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. More...
Leslie Cober-Gentry

Friday - Sunday 1-4pm
The SoNo Collection, 3rd Level

Catch Leslie Cober-Gentry live-painting a canvas as part of #SonoArtCares at The SoNo Collection. Leslie is an award-winning artist, known for her uplifting art and design in her illustrations and performance spaces, and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Western Connecticut State University (WCSU). More...
One Man, Two Guvnors:
National Theatre of London in HD

Sat. Aug. 8, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse 

Presenting the encore production of ”One Man, Two Guvnors" this recent play by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding, features the Tony Award-winning performance by host of The Late Late Show, James Corden. More...
Spotlight On Arts & Culture:
Beechwood Arts: The AMPLIFY Festival of Black Art & Artists

Mon. Aug. 10, 12pm

This month on our interview show, Spotlight On Arts & Culture, we feature Beechwood Arts: The AMPLIFY Festi-val of Black Art & Artists - a conversation with Jeanine Esposito and Frederic Chiu, co-founders of Westport-based, Beechwood Arts & Innovation, discussing their AMPLIFY Festival. This 10-day Festival, broadcast on Facebook Live celebrated the art of black visual artists and performers as they created collaboratively, sharing their voices through the lens of the arts. Hear what led Beechwood to create the festival, what it achieved, and what the plans are to build on the June festival in the future. More...
Virtual Camp: Creative Crafts & Songs

Monday - Friday, 10am & 12:30pm
Crystal Theatre

Continuing its series of virtual musical theatre summer camps, Crystal Theatre presents "Creative Crafts & Songs," geared toward children in grades 1-4. There will be no official showcase at the end of this class, but parents will be welcomed the last 15 minutes of the final class to join in the singing and fun. More... 
Digital Summer Camp: 
Heckscher Chefs at Home
Monday - Friday, 2:30pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

A daily one-hour educator-led program, for ages 6 and up with a curriculum for at-home activities. A materials kit is available for curbside pick-up. Make favorite recipes, including pizza dough, butter, a fresh tomato sauce, and more! 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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