Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Dec. 23-29, 2020

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December 22, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Dec. 23-29, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield CountyThe E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. 
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Truman Capote
A Christmas Memory

Through 8pm, Wed. Dec. 23
Greenwich Theatre Company

An adaptation of Truman Capote's autobiographical short story with Broadway veteran Norman Allen, also featuring Susan Jacobson, and directed by the company’s co-artistic director, Andrea Lynn Green. Cozy up and take in the heartwarming true story of Capote's childhood Christmas memories, spent in Monroeville, Alabama, where he was raised by his mother's relatives, and his distant cousin "Sook", who was also his best friend. More...
Long Pose Figure Study

Wed. Dec. 23, 5:45pm
Arts Alliance of Stratford

This week’s studio features the professional costume model, Freddy. Artists can focus more deeply on the finer details of the figure and face, as well as explore light and shadow. After a few introductory short poses, the session will settle in with a long single pose. More...
The Nutcracker

Wed. Dec. 23, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Presenting this holiday classic from the Bolshoi Ballet, captured live in Moscow! The Avon hopes that offering the Bolshoi Ballet's iconic and magical production for cinema will lift spirits and enchant audiences of all ages. More...
The Barnum Museum
The Show Must Go On! 

The Barnum Museum

The Barnum Museum has launched a new video channel with weekly glimpses at its fascinating collections, guest celebrities, "instructive entertainment" with scholars, authors, filmmakers exploring relevant subjects and themes. See this week's "Curious People Wanted" feature on Tom Thumb's Boots and see Executive Director Kathy Maher's introduction to this new channel. 
Golden Door Interview: 
Lois Bielefeld & Nirmal Raja 

Through Friday Dec. 25
Silvermine Arts Center

Continuing its series of videotaped interviews related to its The Golden Door exhibit, featuring artists whose experience of immigration or migration informs their art. This week, Michelle Loh interviews Lois Bielefeld & Nirmal Raja who have launched several collaborative projects exploring identity, place, and belonging. Raja has rarely worn her collection of 150 saris due to internalized social pressures. But she is now wearing the sari as an act of resistance against conformity. While she traverses Milwaukee’s urban landscape, Bielefeld documents her movement. More...
Christmas Mansion Tour & Exhibit

Through Jan. 3, 12 & 2pm
Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum

See one of USA Today’s 10 Best Holiday Historic Home Tours! Hand picked by experts around the country, the Museum was nominated as one of 20 museums and cultural institutions with the most magnificent holiday tour experience and is now rated at #5 in the country. The Museum’s new holiday exhibition, "Christmas Playtime at the Mansion," explores cherished traditions and playful times of the holiday season during the mid 19th and early 20th centuries, and also features magnificent contemporary displays and trees decorated by renowned interior designer Victoria Vandamm and Danna DiElsi. Reservations required. More...
Holiday Express Train Show

Through Jan. 3 
Fairfield Museum & History Center

See model trains travel through villages, up and down mountainsides, and across snowy fields. Tickets must be purchased in advance for specific dates and times. Each ticket allows for a 50 minute visit and, with COVID protocols in place, capacity is limited to 24 visitors per session. More...
Promising Young Woman

Dec. 25 - 31, 4:15 & 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

This critically-acclaimed darkly comedic new release features Carey Mulligan as Cassie, a promising young woman...until a mysterious event abruptly derails her future. Nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and living a double life at night. Then, an unexpected encounter gives Cassie the chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. More...
A Merry Little Christmas Carol

Sun. Dec. 27, 8pm
Westport Country Playhouse
WSHU Radio

In this new adaptation for radio by Mark Shanahan, Scrooge’s world is populated by the voices of actors beloved by Playhouse audiences. Presented in partnership with WSHU Public Radio, with original music, sound design, and audio production by John Gromada. This rebroadcast on WSHU news/talk stations will include behind-the-scenes interviews with the program creators. More...
Sooo-z Mastropietro: 
Fashion Forum Workshop

Mon. Dec 28 - Wed. Dec. 30
1 - 4pm
MoCA Westport

Make a simple garment in a three-part class for high-schoolers and adults. Day 1: sketch a figure and a garment; Day 2: create a pattern for production; Day 3: build on basic sewing techniques to construct your designed garment using cutting, patterns, measuring, and stitching on a machine. Just one of many Winter Recess Workshops at MoCA Westport. More...
Mask & Movement Workshop

Mon. Dec. 28, 4:30pm
Adelka Polak
Offering a virtual 90-minute workshop with techniques for physical warm ups that prepare the body for the stage. Learn techniques for creating character from the outside-in, while having fun exercising your muscles in a creative way, using the imagination & gesture as your vehicle for expression. More... 
Paint & Sip: Susan Fehlinger

Tues. Dec. 29, 4:30pm
Rowayton Arts Center
Join an artist-led session, where participants will paint a cozy winter landscape. The image was chosen so students can play with all the light, color and shadows that exist in such a scene. Susan will be demonstrating with a palette knife, but students are welcome to use a palette knife or a brush. More... 
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