Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for August 21 - 27, 2019

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 August 20, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. It contains a select number of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link in the date above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Nina Et cetera
Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music

Thurs. Aug. 22, 6:30pm
Ferguson Library
Main Branch

Nina EtCetera is a group that has been performing professionally across the Tri-State area for the past 10 years. At the Ferguson, celebrating the conclusion of the Library’s 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club, the group will be playing a wide range of American music: Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams and more. More...
Coastal Arts Guild+
Milford Arts Council+
Artists For World Peace
6x6 4 Peace Wall

Thurs. Aug. 22, 6pm
Firehouse Gallery
Opening Reception

Three organizations collaborated to produce this Pop-Up Show and Sale, opening Thursday, featuring a "Peace Wall," comprised of hundreds of 6″ x 6″ artworks on canvas (including 100 by local artists). Live music and live painting. All monies raised go to humanitarian causes. More...
Mo Rocca 
Mobituaries Live

Thurs. Aug. 22, 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

Humorist, journalist, actor and correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, Mo Rocca presents his Mobituaries. In this live show, Mo makes the case for the people who have long intrigued him—and passed on. You will have the rare opportunity to interact with Mo as he brings these Mobits to life: ask questions, share stories, and get help writing the all-important first line of your own obituary! More...
Ridgefield Guild of Artists Ridgefield ArtWalk

Fri. Aug. 23, 5pm
Downtown Ridgefield
Opening Festivities

Ridgefield's Art Walk 2019 opens this Friday as the streets of Ridgefield turn into a strolling gallery with a town-wide party in the stores and on the street. Each artist will be at the merchant they are paired with to exhibit their work. Click here for a map of which artists are exhibiting in which stores. Cultural Alliance member artists in the ArtWalk include: Daniel Wade Barrett, Nancy Breakstone, Michael Brennecke, Mary Harold, Erin Nazzaro, Amy Oestreicher, and Pam StoddartMore...
Jazz Fridays:
Jen Durkin & "The Business"

Fri. Aug. 23, 6pm
Fairfield Museum

Jazz Fridays continues with Fairfield-based vocalist Jen “Pipes” Durkin  and the jazz ensemble from her band “The Business.”  Bring your blankets and chairs. More...
Our Town
Community Event

Sat. Aug. 24, 12pm
Milford Green

Milford Arts Council’s Eastbound Theatre presents, at several locations around downtown Milford, starting at Milford Green, a free outdoor community staged reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. There will be 30-minute breaks in between each act, so visitors can enjoy a stroll, a drink, and a snack along the way. More...
The Shape of Memories

Sat. Aug. 24, 5pm
Loft Artists Association
Opening Reception

This juried art show explores the theme of memory and the key role it plays in art, whether on a conscious or subconscious level. Discover some of the mnemonic devices artists use to create thought-provoking connections and commentaries on the passage of time. The juror of the show is New Canaan-based curator and art historian, Arianne Faber Kolb. More...
Denny Laine
Songs and Stories

Sat. Aug. 24, 7pm
Wall Street Theater

Lead singer of the Moody Blues’ number one hit, “Go Now,” creator of The Electric String Band, the opening act for Jimi Hendrix in London, co-founder of Wings with Paul McCartney in 1971, Laine has gone on to a successful solo career and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. More...
See Ya, Summer! 
Annual Summer Sleepover

Aug. 24 - 25
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Have your kids bring a friend and their sleeping bag and enjoy a nighttime adventure filled with art, fun, and games. Museum educators will host a night of art-making, flashlight gallery tours, s’more making, movie watching, and more! More...
Dirty Dancing Movie Party

Sat. Aug. 24, 8pm
Danbury Palace

More than just a movie, this is the Dirty Dancing Movie Party, where you sing along with the soundtrack, quote the memorable lines, and sway with Swayze! Come dressed in your favorite Catskills clothing and grab a themed prop pack when The Palace turns into Kellerman’s. The dance crew from Danbury Arthur Murray’s Studio will be there to show you how to dance the mambo and more! More...
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
40th Anniversary Tour

Tues. Aug. 27, 8pm
Levitt Pavilion

Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and trail-blazer, and her husband, Neil “Spyder James” Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, and songwriter for over four decades, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with Benatar as his collaborator and muse. See these consummate professionals perform on their 40th Anniversary Tour. More...
Music on the Hill
Summer Sings:
Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass 

Tues. Aug. 27, 7pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church

Music on the Hill concludes its Summer Sings series, inviting choristers around the region to join in singing a major choral work, with a performance of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. More...
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