Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 15-20, 2020

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 January 14, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
January 15-20, 2020
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 by our members 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.
Eric D Lehman & Amy Nawrocki:
History of Connecticut Food

Wed. Jan. 15, 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History 

This week's History Bites Lunchtime Chat features the authors of A History of CT Food: A Proud Tradition of Puddings, Clambakes & Steamed Cheeseburgers, who will answer the question: “Which crops, livestock and seafood have shaped the complex cuisines that CT’s people have cherished for more than four centuries?” More...
Award-winning documentary: This is Home

Wed. Jan. 15, 7pm
Pequot Library

Screening of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary by Alexandra Shiva, about four Syrian families arriving in Maryland and struggling to find their footing. Following the screening, join in a conversation with the filmmaker and Martine Dherte, Refugee Services Program Manager for the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI). More...
Gifts of Gold: The Art of Japanese Lacquer Boxes 

Thurs. Jan. 16
Fairfield University Art Museum
Lecture, 5pm
Reception, 6pm

Fairfield University Professor Ive Covaci gives a lecture on the exhibition that she curated and that opens with a reception at 6pm, following her lecture. More...
Contemporary Art Network Showcase 2020

Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
Greenwich Art Society Gallery

An exhibit of selected work by this stable of 11 well-regarded artists, including Cultural Alliance members Melissa Bisbee Orme, Scott Glaser, Ellen Gordon, Joyce Grasso, Lina Morielli and Mary Newcomb. More...
Linda Ronstadt
The Sound of My Voice

Thurs. Jan. 16, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

As part of WPKN’s Music on Film series, a musical biography of one of the most successful female singers and recording artists, that traces her story from a childhood in Tucson through her decades-long career and her retirement in 2011, due to Parkinson's Disease. More...
Book Talk: Julia Phillips
Disappearing Earth

Thurs. Jan. 16, 7pm
Westport Library

Sybil Steinberg sits down with National Book Award Finalist Julia Phillips to discuss her debut novel, Disappearing Earth, set in a remote peninsula of Russia. Her novel is being published in 14 countries. More...
The Kevin Saint James Band

Thurs. and Fri. at 8pm 
Center Stage Theatre

Hear this all-star collective of New Haven area jazz musicians, featuring the Elm City's premier "saloon-singer" Kevin Saint James, performing timeless classic selections from the Great American Songbook in a variety of artistic styles.  More...
David Lindsay-Abaire 
Rabbit Hole 

Thurs. - Sat. 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts

Fairfield University’s resident production company produces a play filled with humor and thought-provoking dialog, about a family beset with grief. The production is made possible by the local Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation which gives advanced theatre students the opportunity to produce an entirely student-run production. More...
'I Have a Dream' Childrens Workshop

Sat. Jan. 18, 11am
Wilton Historical Society

Day Workshop for kids. Museum educator Katherine Karlik will have the children listen to an excerpt from King’s famous speech, and talk about his vision – and their dreams for a better world. Also includes making a small canvas banner, personalized with their dreams. More...
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Sat. Jan. 18, 4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Opening Reception

For their annual members show, the Ridgefield Guild of Artists asked members to start off 2020 with a new attitude and to share their “compassion” through their artwork. On view through Feb. 16. More...
Winter Celebration of the Arts

Sat. Jan. 18, 7pm
Easton Library

Easton Arts Council presents its annual Winter Celebration of the Arts with food, entertainment and viewing of its member Art Show. More...
The Duane & Dany Cabaret Show 

Sat. Jan. 18, 8pm
The Ridgefield Theater Barn

The Barn kicks off its new cabaret series, the RTB Lounge, taking advantage of local cabaret talent, opening with Duane Lanham and Dany Rousseau. More...
Kevin Chen - Around the World: China  

Sun. Jan. 19, 2pm
Shelton Intermediate School

The New Haven Symphony orchestra begins its around-the-world journey across the music and instruments of the world in China with virtuoso Kevin Chen playing the erhu (a 2-stringed bowed instrument popular in China and those East Asian countries influenced by Chinese culture). More...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Sun. Jan. 19, 3pm
Westport Country Playhouse

Celebrate MLK Jr. Day with Carol Anderson, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, author of many award winning books, together with performances by soprano Helena Brown, along with students from Trumbull's Regional Center for the Arts. Registration required. More...
Bridgeport Has a Dream

Mon. Jan. 20 1:30pm
The Klein

Connect-Us presents C-U Onstage, a talent show program where young people aged 5 to 25 take full responsibility for producing their shows. More...
Lunar New Year Celebration for Children

Mon. Jan. 20, 1:30pm
Ferguson Library - Main Branch

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with a program featuring performances by a Chinese acrobat, Korean drummers and dancers, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration and arts & crafts for children. More...
Dragon Lady: The Life of Sigrid Schulz

Mon. Jan. 20, 4:30pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture

An opening reception for a new exhibit highlighting Chicago Tribune war correspondent and Central Europe bureau chief. Nazi party leader Herman Göring, called her “the dragon lady of Chicago” and attempted to eliminate her more than once. After the war, she moved to Westport, where she lived for 40 years until her death. Light refreshments will be served. More...
Meet Author Lauren Acampora

Tues. Jan. 21, 7pm
Pequot Library

A Book Talk on "The Paper Wasp," published by Grove Atlantic in June 2019. A riveting knife-edge story of two women’s dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood. More...
Figure Drawing in Stratford

Wed. Jan. 15, 6:30pm
Sterling House Community Center

The Coastal Arts Guild of CT opens its series of free figure drawing workshops at Sterling House this Wednesday. No instructor - but a live model.  More...
of What's Happening This Week
...and Beyond!
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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