Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Dec. 30, 2020 - Jan. 5, 2021

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December 29, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Dec. 30, 2020 - Jan. 5, 2021
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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Golden Door Interview: 
Sofie Swann

Through Thurs. Dec. 31
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: Sofie Swann, an Iranian American painter who was on the last plane out before the revolutionary government shut down the airport in Tehran. Swann’s large-scale paintings are filled with small repeated motifs, organized around a grid, showing links to both Minimalism and Pattern & Decoration, two art movements that took hold in the 1970s. The exhibit is on view through Jan. 16. More...
The Dissident

Through Thurs. Dec. 31
3:45pm & 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Presenting a new documentary by Academy Award–winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel, a real-life international thriller and an intimate portrait of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi who, on October 2, 2018, entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul never to come out. As his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together clues to his brutal murder, they expose a global cover-up perpetrated by the very country he loved. More...
Almost Famous

Ridgefield Playhouse
Fri. Jan. 1, 3:30pm & 7pm

Showing the 2000 Oscar Award-winning film inspired by writer and director Cameron Crowe’s experiences as a teenage rock journalist. Featuring Bill Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Zooey Deschanel, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. More...
Malcolm Mitchell
My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World

Sat. Jan 2, 2pm
Fairfield University Bookstore

Presenting a free, virtual, kids’ Story Time, with a Super Bowl Champion who will read from his new children’s book, My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, and answer questions. Perfect for ages 4-8. Copies of the book are available in advance, at the store, and online. More...
A Way of Feeling

Sat. Jan. 2, 5 - 8pm
Hollis Taggart 
Opening Reception

An opening reception for the new exhibition featuring Thomas Agrinier, Hollis Heichemer, and Anna Pietrzak. Based respectively in New Hampshire, New York City and Paris, these three painters show distinctive explorations of the Romantic tradition, by emphasizing an appreciation of nature, imagination, emotion, and transcendent experiences. COVID protocols apply. More...
New Year Brass Concert

Sun. Jan 3, 3pm
Stamford Symphony Channel

An online concert of music to uplift and renew, played by the Stamford Symphony’s Brass Quintet. The program includes: Stamitz, Wind Quartet in E-flat major, and brass music by Beethoven, Holborne, Maurer and more. The quintet will also discuss their experience of playing as a small ensemble, compared to performing as part of the full orchestra. Hosted by Music Director, Michael Stern. More...
Sing in the New Year

Tues. Jan. 5, 7pm
Music on the Hill

Join the chorus to sing "A New Year Carol," by Benjamin Britten, a setting of the poem "Ring Out, Wild Bells," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and many more! Registration required. More...
Presidential Trappings: First Ladies, Inaugurations, Libraries, and Ballot Design

Tues. Jan. 5, 7pm
New Canaan Library & New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
The first in a series that begins with a focus on America’s unelected leaders – First Ladies. Katherine Jellison, Professor of History at Ohio University, discusses roles played by first ladies since 1789, including characteristic types: the celebrity, he political partner. the controversial, and the reluctant first lady. More... 
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