Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Dec. 4 - 10, 2019

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 December 3, 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.
Inside the Outside World

Dec. 4 - 24
Geary Gallery

On view through Dec. 24, an exhibition of the work by German-American abstract artist Katrin Waite, plus the work of two new craft artists, Rebecca Dunn and Ken Beer-bohm. More...
Judy Collins

Wed. & Thurs. 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The multi-Grammy award winner is joined by Norwegian singer-songwriter Jonas Fjeld, along with special guests Chatham County Line, who open the show with a bluegrass set, before joining the others in a performance of Winter Stories - Collins’ new album of seasonal folk music. More...
A Celtic Family Christmas

Thurs. Dec. 5, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians - and their children, perform familiar Christmas songs intermingled with classic Celtic tunes. More...
Alexis Rockman
Can Art Drive Change 
on Climate Change?

Thurs. Dec. 5, 6:30pm
Bruce Museum

An evening with artist & climate-change activist, Alexis Rockman, who will first show examples of his work, and how it alerts the public to the climate crisis, before being joined by Boston Globe journalist David Abel for a discussion on the intersection of art and environmental activism. More...
David Blight
Frederick Douglass: 
Prophet of Freedom

Thurs. Dec. 5, 7pm
Westport Library

Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight discusses his book, the first major biography of the abolitionist and political activist in a quarter century. More...
Holiday Express Train Show 

Fri. Dec. 6, 5pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

The Grand Opening of the Holiday Express Train Show immediately follows the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Fairfield’s Town Hall Green. Cider, cookies and craft activities will be on hand. More...
Mark Twain Library
Art Show

Fri. Dec. 6, 7pm
Mark Twain Library
Opening Reception

This special ticketed opening reception for the 45th Annual Art Show includes the opportunity to buy the juried artwork of the 100+ regional artists included in the show, and take part in the silent auction. The exhibition will be on view through December 15. All proceeds support the Mark Twain Library. More...
Sounds for a Starry Night
Concert & Reception

Fri. Dec. 6, 7:30pm
Westport Women's Club

This salon-style chamber concert and reception features internationally acclaimed violinist, Igor Pikayzen, pianist Tatyana Pikayzen, and award-winning cellist, Michael Katz, playing works by Glazunov, Franck and Mendelssohn. Readings by Miggs Burroughs and Diane Lowman. More...
Comedy Night: The Chris and Paul Show

Fri. Dec. 6, 8pm
The Bijou Theatre

The Chris & Paul Show was created in 2000 by Connecticut natives Chris O’Neill & Paul Valenti, recent finalists on NBC’s Bring On Funny. They are now winning international accolades for their shows that feature unpredictable twists of hilarious situations. More...
The Marvelous Wonderettes

Fri. and Sat. 8pm
The Ridgefield Theatre Barn 

A fun and nostalgic choice for the holiday season, this off-Broadway musical hit is set at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. More...
Wares & Wears - Pop-Up Holiday Art Show

Friday - Sunday
47 Main Street, Westport

An Artists’ Pop Up Holiday Shop, featuring jewelry, tableware, scarves, bags and more, made by 14 local artists and artisans. More...
A Center Stage Christmas

Friday - Sunday
Center Stage Theatre

Set in a diner on Christmas Eve, a group of strangers get stranded in a snowstorm. Throughout the evening, they overcome their disappointments and come to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Come experience this feel-good show that will truly spark your holiday spirit. More...
The Nutcracker Ballet

Fri. 7pm; Sat & Sun. 4 pm
New Canaan High School

New England Academy of Dance & New England Dance Theater present their 34th Annual full-length ballet, performed with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Two hundred student ballerinas + professional guest artists from NYC perform original choreography by Ted Thomas, Frances Ortiz and Ginna Ortiz. More...
Jason Fry 
Gil Harel
Star Wars Reads Day

Sat. Dec. 7, 11am
Fairfield Public Library

Meet Jason Fry, author of 40 books and short stories set in the Star Wars galaxy, and at 2:30pm, popular lecturer and musicologist Gil Harel discusses The Music of Star Wars. More...
Greenwich Choral Society
A Holiday Tapestry

Sat. 4pm and Sun. 2:30 & 4pm
Christ Church

Enjoy the Greenwich Choral Society's  holiday concerts, with this year’s theme, “A Holiday Tapestry,” a festival of choral music by Handel and Rutter, a Ladino song celebrating Hanukkah, and Stephen Mager’s “Tapestry of the Holy Birth.”  More...
Nature’s Colors – Abstraction to Realism

Sat. Dec. 7, 5:30pm
River Road Gallery
Opening Reception

This group show features the art of 8 artists: Ed Martinez, Anda Styler, Leona Frank, Sergey Stepanenko, Richard Frank & Susan Tabachnick. More...
The Nields

Sat. Dec. 7, 8pm
Voices Café
Unitarian Church

After a five-year absence, Nerissa and Katryna Nields are bringing their “masterful mix of modern folk with an alternative edge” music (Minneapolis Star Tribune) back to Voices Café. More...
Southport Holiday Stroll

Sun. Dec. 8, 12pm 
Southport Galleries
Celebrate Southport Gallery's 10th Anniversary with special finds and discounts. Other merchants will also be opening their doors for the annual Southport holiday stroll! More... 
Hat Madness  

Sun. Dec. 8, 1:30pm
New Canaan Museum 
& Historical Society
Opening Reception

This exhibition on hats, hat design and hat-making, displays 65 hats from the museum’s extensive clothing and textile collection. Attendees are encouraged to wear a special hat.  More...
Lecture: Exploring the Life of a Woman in Ancient Egypt

Sun. Dec. 8, 2pm
Barnum Museum

A talk by Cairo University Paleo-Radiologist Dr. Sahar Saleem. Diagnostic imaging of the Barnum’s Egyptian mummy, assumed since 1894 to be a male priest from Luxor, showed it to be a 30-year-old woman. Dr. Saleem will give a picture of this woman’s life based on forensic and radiological evidence, and set in the context of Egyptian culture 4000 years ago. More...
Fairfield County Chorale
Mozart, Mass in C minor

Sun. Dec. 8, 3pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The Fairfield County Chorale Presents Mozart’s Mass in C minor, together with festival pieces by three members of the Bach family. More...
Fairfield County Children’s Choir
25th Anniversary Concert 

Sun. Dec. 8, 3pm
The Klein Auditorium
The Fairfield County Children’s Choir gives its 25th Anniversary Concert featuring seasonal favorites from a wide variety of composers. More...
Exhibition: Seeds of Peace

Tues. Dec. 10, 5pm
Maritime Garage Gallery

The opening reception for a thematic show featuring work by 28 regional artists. More...
Greenwich Theatre Company
Open Call

Monday, Dec. 9, 2-7pm
100 Arch St, Greenwich

Seeking versatile Equity and Non-Equity actors to fill a variety of roles for upcoming 2019/2020 season, which will include full productions, staged-readings, playwrights’ festivals, special events and more.  More...
of What's Happening This Week
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