Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for August 28 - September 3, 2019

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 August 27, 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.
Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction

Thurs. Aug. 29, 8:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

John Travolta and Samuel Jackson star as two hitmen out to retrieve a stolen suitcase in director Quentin Tarantino's 1994 masterpiece. The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, is often considered one of the best films of the 90s, and has appeared on many critics’ lists of the greatest films ever made. More...
Music for Youth
Leveraging the Arts in the College Process

Thurs. Aug. 29, 7pm
Pequot Library

This panel discussion, on how to leverage students’ musical skills to enhance their college applications, will including critical issues in financial planning, preparing recommendations, résumés, and recordings. The New England Conservatory, Juilliard and Hartt Schools will be represented and available for consultation. More...
The Pine Leaf Boys 

Thurs. Aug. 29, 7pm
Ballard Park

CHIRP presents The Pine Leaf Boys, a band that has made a name for presenting its own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance, blending the sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp-Pop, Country, and Soul. The Pine Leaf Boys have one Grammy award and four Grammy Nominations, as well as six invitations from the U.S. State Department to present their music to 23 countries across Europe and Asia. More...
Broadway Method Academy The Little Mermaid

Fri. - Sun., Aug. 30 - Sept. 1
Westport Country Playhouse

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, this is a hauntingly beautiful love story for all ages. Broadway Method Academy is the resident conservatory of Westport Country Playhouse: 40 students, representing Fairfield and New Haven counties, performing with professional actors and a 14-piece live orchestra in this magical musical. More...
Jazz Fridays:
Chris Coogan Quartet

Fri. Aug. 30, 6pm
Fairfield Museum

Chris Coogan has spent a lifetime astounding audiences with his jazz and gospel music. Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, he’s recorded 8 CDs featuring his own music, has performed at Manhattan’s Blue Note, the Montreaux Jazz Festival and shared the spotlight with Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Van Zant, and many more. This is a free concert: bring your own blankets and chairs. More...
59th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair

Fri. - Mon., Aug. 30 - Sept. 2
Redding Community Center

This is the oldest – and one of the largest – book fairs in New England. Mark Twain founded the library in 1908, donated thousands of his own books to get the library started, and today, over a century later, the Book Fair raises the funds to keep his library thriving. More...
God Street Wine

Sat. Aug. 31, 8pm
The Warehouse, FTC

Formed in 1988, the band has performed on bills anchored by the Allman Brothers and Black Crowes and had the Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, and Hootie & the Blowfish all open for them. In 2011, the band announced they were going on “indefinite hiatus." Since then, they're back and better than ever. More...
Blues & Views Festival

Sat. - Sun. Aug. 31- Sept. 1
Levitt Pavilion

A Fairfield County tradition since 2008, the festival features a variety of established bands and newcomers - from fan favorite Anders Osborne (with band), to pop/soul rising stars Lawrence and Neville Jacobs of New Orleans. Families will enjoy the Jesup Jam for loads of kid-friendly fun, food, and activities on the grounds of The Westport Library. More...
Connecticut Audubon Society
Naturalist Training Program

Tues. Sept. 3, 10am
Fairfield Center

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of the plants, animals and environmental conservation of CT’s natural resources, and you would like to apply that knowledge through community outreach and educating others, this program could be a perfect fit for you. Every Tuesday through Nov. 5. More...
Jarvis Wilcox: 
Emotional Connections

From Tues. Sept. 3
Geary Gallery

The thought-provoking, luscious paintings of Cultural Alliance member artist Jarvis Wilcox: landscapes, seascapes, still-lifes and more are in this solo show through the end of September. More...
James Daugherty: Abstract Art - The Interaction of Color: Work from the 50s and 60s.

From Tues. Sept. 3
The Mayor's Gallery

Known for the New Deal figurative murals he painted in the Stamford High School and a public housing project, Dougherty (1887-1974) was a renowned book illustrator, author and an important modernist artist. He was one of the first to paint abstract art, based upon the interactions of color (1913-20) and returned to abstract art in 1953. This exhibition shows 40 of these late abstractions from the estate of the artist. More...
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