Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for August 7 - 13, 2019

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 August 6, 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.
Steven Wilkes
Jay Myself: Photographer, The Bank, and Me

Wed. Aug. 7, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

A documentary on photographer and artist Jay Maisel, who in 2015 sold his 35,000 square-foot home, a century-old landmark building in Manhattan, known as "The Bank.” Wilkes shows Maisel’s life as an artist, mentor and, as a man, grappling with the end of an era in New York City. More...
Mindy Green
Artists' Talk

Wed. Aug. 7, 6:30pm
Rowayton Arts Center

Artist Mindy Green moderates an evening of conversation with artists in current exhibitions at the Center: Focus Under Forty and The Art of Aging GracefullyMore...
Hillary Reder
Unity in Diversity
Walk & Talk

Thurs. Aug. 8, 5:30pm
Bendheim Gallery
Greenwich Arts Council

Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, and juror of the Greenwich Art Society’s Annual Members Summer Exhibit, Unity in Diversity, leads a Walk & Talk through the show. Above: Duvian Montoya, They Are Watching (2019, graphite and gouache on watercolor paper, 60x48; detail) winner of the Irene Buynoski Award for Free-hand Drawing. More...
Jim Clark
The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists You’ve Never Heard Of

Fri. Aug. 9, 6pm
Fairfield Museum

Jazz Fridays continues on the patio of The Fairfield Museum with Jim Clark shining the spotlight on lesser-known masters of the jazz saxophone, whose brilliant performances may have been overlooked due to their megastar contemporaries: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Cannonball Adderley and Stan Getz. Assisting Jim are Will Comer, piano; John Mobilio, bass; and Jim Royle, drums. More...
Art in Film:
Dan Makara:
Irwin: a New York Story + 
A Story in Stone

Fri. Aug. 9, 6pm
Housatonic Community College

The Connecticut Film Festival's Film Fest 52 presents an evening of Art in Film: two documentaries by artist and filmmaker Dan Makara. First, Irwin: a New York Story, a documentary on cartoonist Irwin Hasen, who drew Wonder Woman in the ‘40s and whose Dondi ran for 30 years in the Chicago Tribune; and then A Story in Stone, Makara's film on Bridgeport lithographer James Reed. Reception at 6pm; panel discussion at 7pm includes Dan Makara, co-director and producer Frank Borres, and James Reed; films at 8pm. Free entrance. More...
Kinky Boots-The Musical 
in HD with live Q&A with
Harvey Fierstein

Fri. Aug. 9, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Live Q&A with Harvey Fierstein, creator of this Grammy, Olivier and 6x Tony Award-winning musical, following filmed production at London’s Adelphi Theatre, captured in HD. Fierstein will talk about how his meeting with Cyndi Lauper, after her 2010 performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse, spawned this musical, with songs by Lauper, about finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and transcending stereotypes. More...
Lisa Loeb

Fri. Aug. 9, 7pm (adults)
Sat. Aug. 10, 11am (kids)
Wall Street Theater

Singer/songwriter, producer, actor, author and philanthropist Lisa Loeb, whose song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites, went Platinum, followed by two back-to-back Gold albums (Tails and Firecracker) has also released award-winning children's CDs and books. See her show for grown-ups Friday at 7pm, and for kids, Saturday at 11am. More...
Susie Buckley
LGBTQ Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

Sat. Aug. 10, 1pm
The Aldrich Museum

Whether you are a tried and true yogi or just yoga-curious, join certified Ashtanga yoga teacher Susie Buckley for an afternoon of meditation, mindfulness, and introductory yoga. This Sculpture Garden-based session (weather permitting!) is for any and all individuals who want to connect with members of the community while exploring yoga in a safe and inclusive environment. More...
Main Stage at The Klein: 
A Summer Music Celebration

Sat. Aug. 10, 12:30pm
The Klein

Come hear outstanding rock, blues and reggae bands, including Jay Stollman & Scott Spray, Matt Schofield, The Paul Gabriel Blues Band, The Zambonis, Anthem Chris D'Amato & Billy Bileca, at The Klein's first Summer Music Celebration. Food trucks and Italian ices on site.  More...
Ira and Maxine Stone
Woodstock: Unplugged and Behind the Scenes

Sat. Aug. 10, 3pm
Mark Twain Library

Woodstock performers and Redding residents, Ira and Maxine Stone, perform with their bandmates Rob Fried and Chris Pike, interspersed with commentary about the big show. More...
Festival Edelio:
Old Masters

Sat. Aug. 10, 7:30pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church

This is the second concert in Festival Edelio: world-class artists performing bold, innovative programming, with chamber works by Tchaikovsky, Wienawski, Shostakovich, and Brahms, followed by a reception. This evening includes a special appearance by legendary violinist and Tchaikovsky and Paganini competition winner, Victor Pikaizen. More...
Charles Ives Concert Series

Sat. Aug. 10, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The concluding concert in the Danbury Music Centre and Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra's collaborative Charles Ives Concert Series includes works by composers Unsuk Chin, Carlos Simon, Robert Paterson, Gabriella Smith, David T. Little, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Paul Frucht that transform sound or music in unique and fascinating ways. More...

Sat. Aug. 10, 7:30pm
Levitt Pavilion

Mihali is the lead singer and guitarist for Vermont rock quartet, Twiddle, whose fan base is growing rapidly, and Mihali’s signature vocals and guitar work are more than partly responsible. More...
Michael Ian Black

Sat. Aug. 10, 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

An evening of ribald, one-man comedy with Wet Hot American Summer actor and stand-up sensation Michael Ian Black. Fans of sketch comedy might know Black’s work from such seminal television programs as The State, Viva Variety, Stella, and his witty commentary on cable’s I Love the… series. More...
The Beechwood Open:

Sun. Aug. 11, 2pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation

At the 8th Annual Beechwood Open, anyone can show their art, perform on the stage, bring a dish to the table, or just come as an "art supporter." See the video A NYC Story of Two Pianists on their website and experience the surprise conclusion at The Beechwood Open on Sunday! More...
Sounds of Liberty Square:
Patti Rothberg

Sun. Aug. 11, 4pm
Pink Containers
Constitution Park
Liberty Square
East Norwalk

The Sounds of Liberty Square concert series, across The Norwalk River from The Maritime Aquarium, continues with New York’s Patti Rothberg, whose first recording in 1996 was the dazzling EMI recording: Between the 1 and the 9, referring to her performances in NYC’s subways. More...
Sandi Schaefer-Padget
Elasmobranchs: Working with Sharks at the Maritime Aquarium

Tues. Aug. 13, 6:30pm
The Bruce Museum

As part of its exhibition Sharks!, The Bruce Museum presents an illustrated lecture by the Senior Aquarist at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, on the Aquarium’s sharks, their natural history, and their care and feeding. More...
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