Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Dec. 11 - 17, 2019

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 December 10, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
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 onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. Click here for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Holiday Pop Up Show & Sale

Wed. Dec. 11, 6pm
Westport Playhouse Gallery
The Barn

The opening reception for The Artists Collective of Westport’s All Member Holiday Pop Up Show and Sale. 150 artists show 12x12” original works, priced to sell. Live music and refreshments. Show continues through Saturday. More...
Scott Glaser and the Grid

Thurs. Dec. 12, 6pm
Greenwich Arts Council

The opening reception for this solo show by CA artist member shows cityscapes created from men’s suit fabric, portrait mosaics made from bandages, neo-pointillist drawings, photo realist paintings, all using the grid system of compositionMore...
Book Talk: Eve M. Kahn

Thurs. Dec. 12, 6:30pm
Ferguson Library

Eve Kahn discusses her book Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857- 1907, a revolutionary artist from Hartford, who trained at the Art Students League, exhibited from Paris to Indianapolis, and who taught at Smith College, only to be forgotten. More...
Larry Silver
At the Water's Edge: Beach Photography in Westport & Beyond

Fri. Dec. 13, 6pm
Westport Library

Amid winter’s chill, enjoy the opening reception and photographic warmth of summer images at local and neighboring beaches by noted Westport photographer Larry Silver. More...
Color in Motion 

Fri. Dec. 13, 6pm
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library’s   

The opening reception for an exhibition of the hard-edged, flat, solid colors, and angular geometric shapes of Guy Phillips’ figure paintings, and Matthew Samuels’ signature splatter works. The artists will talk about their work at 6:45 pm. More...
Music on the Hill
Sounds of the Season

Fri. Dec. 13, 7:30pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Wilton 

Music on the Hill offers its holiday concert,  with its new Community Children's Chorus, joined by the Jubilate Ringers (on handbells) and the 40-person Festival Chorus. More...
A Christmas Carol

Fri. Dec. 13, 7:30pm
The Palace Theatre

The Charles Jones adaptation of this holiday classic, from Nebraska Theatre Caravan, featuring new arrangements of holiday songs and a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes. More...
The Alternate Routes

Fri. and Sat. 8pm
Fairfield Theatre Company
The Warehouse

An alt-rock band out of Bridgeport, giving a seated and intimate-acoustic performance Friday, and an electric show on Saturday. This is a band with the message: “We are how we treat each other, and nothing more.” More...
A Gift for You and Me

Fri.-Sun, Dec. 13-15 
The Wilton Playshop 

A heartwarming original play celebrating the joys of the season with music and dance. Recommended for children of all ages. Running time of one hour. More...
In Search of Beethoven

Sat. Dec. 14, 11am
The Avon Theatre Film Center Stamford

Bringing together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven, this documentary reveals new insights on the legendary composer. More...
Norwalk Symphony
Mendelssohn Choir
Joy of the Season: Baroque to Pops

Sat. Dec. 14, 5pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The Norwalk Symphony is joined by The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut in a performance of Handel's Messiah (Part the First and the Hallelujah Chorus) and dancers from The New England Academy of Dance performing the Trepak from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. More...
Young Persons Concert

Sat. Dec. 14, 7pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Music for Youth presents the 5th annual free concert featuring The Chamber Singers of the Fairfield County Children’s ChoirMore...
Frank Mastrone
Christmas Time is Here!

Sat. Dec. 14, 8pm
Magnolia Room

Broadway veteran Frank Mastrone mixes holiday classics, stories of Christmas present and past, and Broadway favorites in this holiday show. More...
How to be Creative

Sat. & Sun. 5pm
Westport Library

Cultural Alliance artist Joseph Malfettone offers an immersive How to be Creative masterclass. Learn the ins-and-outs of creativity from the perspective of mindfulness and the senses, with this one-time live, multi-day masterclass. More...
Greater CT Youth Orchestras
Jazz Concert

Sun. Dec. 15, 1pm
Greens Farms Academy 

Hear both of GCTYO’s Jazz Orchestras, and the Rex Cadwallader Big Band of professional jazz musicians, in a special concert just before the holidays! The newly-formed Rex Cadwallader Jazz Orchestra is making its first appearance at the GCTYO Jazz Orchestra concert, playing a set of compositions from an upcoming album entitled “A Hundred Wild Horses,” through which they hope to call even greater attention to the plight of the environment. More...
Stamford Symphony Brass

Sun. Dec. 15, 4pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church

Hear Gabrieli and Bach, together with sing-along holiday favorites.. More...
Open Studio

Sun. Dec. 15, 1pm 
82 Blackwood Lane
Open Studio featuring Cultural Alliance member photographer Steve Labkoff who specializes in night and astro-photography, and his wife, painter Liron Sissman. Please RSVP by noon on Friday, Dec.13th to More... 
28th Annual Brass & Organ Christmas Concert  

Sun. Dec. 15, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church

Featuring the NY Symphonic Brass & organist Kevin Bailey on the 4,026-piped organ.  More...
Ridgefield Conservatory

Fri.-Sun. Dec. 13-15
Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Conservatory presents Tchaikovsky’s soaring score, graceful ballerinas, wooden soldiers who come to life, and a bigger-than-life Christmas tree that will make the holidays bright for young and old!   More...
The Academy of New England Ballet Company

Sat.-Sun. Dec. 14-15
The Klein Auditorium

The Academy of New England Ballet Company’s 28th Annual Nutcracker, features collaborative choreography from talented professionals and Special Guest Principal Dancers from around the world! More...
Scenes from The Nutcracker
Darien Arts Center
Junior, Senior & Adult companies

Sat. & Sun. Dec. 14-15
Darien Arts Center

The dance companies of the Darien Arts Center present scenes from the Nutcracker, an abbreviated 1-hour narrated show, specifically geared for young audiences. More...
Connecticut Dance School

Sun. 1 & 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts

Connecticut Dance School presents its annual Nutcracker featuring more than 170 dancers. On Monday, a Dance 4All Abilities Sensory Friendly version will be presented at noon.  More...
Spotlight on Arts & Culture
The Nutcracker Phenomenon

WPKN Radio

Hear a podcast of this month's Spotlight on Arts & Culture - our live interview show on WPKN 89.5FM - which featured representatives of four of our member dance companies talking about "The Nutcracker Phenomenon" - how it brings in audiences and perhaps sets the scene for a greater interest in dance and ballet. Hear the podcast here.  More...
of What's Happening This Week
...and Beyond!
What two of our members have said:

“It was my connection with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County…that gave me the ongoing confidence and trust in my work to comfortably – and proudly – be able to say that I’m an artist. I’ve learned how to express what I do and why; to see that I have a place at the table alongside other artists; and to receive and accept the feedback that my work garners..”

"When you are a small-staffed arts not-for-profit it is easy to miss opportunities. Thanks to the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, I get the support and am kept up to date on the many opportunities that benefit arts organizations. You keep me in the know and help me to move forward!"

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Thanks to our community partner, WPKN 89.5FMyou 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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