Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 29-Feb 4, 2020

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 January 28, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
January 29-February 4, 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.
Richard “Deej” Webb:
Demon Rum and the Gold Coast

Wed. Jan. 29, 7pm
Pequot Library

Author and filmmaker presents: The Demon Rum and the Gold Coast: Temperance, Prohibition, and Rum, a multimedia presentation on the political, economic, religious, and social role of alcohol in Connecticut over four centuries, 1640–2020, with a focus on local history. More...
Charles and Natalie Arnoldi:
Natural Lineage 

Thurs. Jan. 30, 5pm
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
New Canaan

The opening reception for recent paintings by father and daughter. Charles’ brightly colored geometric abstractions contrast against Natalie’s muted evocations of light and atmosphere, but their work shares an interest in iterative series and working large scale. More...
James Carr
Pollinator Potluck

Thurs. Jan. 30, 6pm
Greenwich Audubon Center

James Carr, formerly of the NY Botanical Gardens, advises on creating an attractive landscape containing flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and herbs that act as a haven for birds and beneficial insects. Cocktails at 6pm; presentation 7pm. More...
Wine at the Klein: 
An Evening of Cabernet & Cabaret

Thurs. Jan. 30, 6:30pm
The Klein

Taste 50+ wines of the world on the Klein’s stage, with wine experts discussing the samples and Maureen Hamill performing songs from the best of Broadway and the movies. More...
Community Art Show

Fri. Jan. 31, 6:30pm
Fairfield Public Library
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery

The opening reception for the Community Art Show, with more than 60 works in many mediums styles and sizes, on the theme of MemoriesMore...
Three Woman Who Made Weston Weston

Fri. Jan. 31, 7pm 
Weston Historical Society

A reception and dramatic performance with three Fairfield County actresses portraying the women highlighted in the exhibition of the same name: Alice DeLamar, Eva Le Gallienne, and Katharine Ordway - all famous in their respective fields and all celebrated conservationists. More...
Oscar Shorts

Fri. Jan. 31: Documentaries 
Mon. Feb. 3: Live Action 
Wed. Feb. 5: Animation
FTC Warehouse

On three different nights see the three categories of short films nominated for Academy Awards, before the results come out Feb. 9. More...
Stephanie J. Block

Fri. Jan. 31, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

2019 Tony Award-winning star of The Cher Show performs an evening of her career highlights including songs from Wicked, Falsettos, and The Cher Show, as well as her favorite musical theatre standards.
Vuyani Dance Theatre
CION: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero 

Fri. Jan. 31, 8pm 
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Award-winning choreographer and social justice activist Gregory Maqoma’s company, Vuyani Dance Theatre, presents an innovative, visually stunning full-length performance, drawing inspiration from Zakes Mda’s novel Cion, and music from Ravel’s Boléro. More... 
Josephine Sanges: 
Come Rain or Come Shine

Fri. Jan. 31, 8pm
Magnolia Room

Direct from a successful New York run, a performance of the critically acclaimed Harold Arlen tribute show, accompanied by John Cook on piano. More...

Fri. & Sat. 8pm
The Ridgefield Theater Barn

Written and directed by Brad Blake, (whose previous Theater Barn production, Wreck the Halls, was a runaway smash hit), Smorgasbord! is an irreverent musical revue about food that will leave you doubled over with laughter. Recommended for mature audiences only. More...
Four Weddings and an Elvis 

Fri. & Sat. 8pm; Sun 2pm
Milford Arts Council 

This heart-warming comedy, by Nancy Frick, is about Sandy, the owner of a Las Vegas wedding chapel. As the play unfolds, the audience experiences the four most memorable and interesting weddings of her career. Through Feb. 16. More...
Exhibition Openings

Sat. Feb. 1, 10am
Bruce Museum

After five months of construction, The Bruce Museum opens two exhibits in the new art and science galleries: On the Edge of the World: Masterworks by Laurits Andersen Ring from the National Gallery of Denmark; and Under the Skin, where the latest imaging technologies reveal the extraordinary beauty of nature lying just below the surface. On the Edge of the World and Under the Skin 
Vicki French Smith
Reflections of Sea & Sky

Sat. Feb. 1, 9am
Geary Gallery

The Geary Gallery opens its February show, featuring the unique and meditative mixed media of Darien artist, and CAFC member, Vicki French Smith. On view through Feb. 29. More...
Groundhogs, Shadows and Light

Sat. Feb. 1, 11am
Wilton Historical Society

A workshop for children ages 6-12, with Katherine Karlik discussing the origins of Groundhog Day in Candleman’s Day, and leading a workshop making a paper-punch design for a votive to cast interesting shadows. More...
Curator Talk - We Are Artists Everyone: The Bridgeport Art Center in Action 1970-1986

Sat. Feb. 1, 11am
Bridgeport Public Library's History Center

Michelle Black Smith, curator of the exhibition, will lead a tour and discussion of the Art Center and its role in the National Black Arts Movement. More...
Opening Reception: 
Time & Again

Sat. Feb. 1, 5pm
Darien Historical Society

Join this fundraising cocktail reception for an exhibit celebrating works by leading artists from the local Concepts group, marking 200 Years of Darien's Independence and 100 Years of Women's Suffrage. More...
The Highland Rovers Band 

Sat. Feb. 1, 8pm
Bijou Theatre

Fusing popular rock, percussive rhythms, guitars, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and vocal harmonies this band creates an intricate and fresh sound with a distinct Celtic flavor. More...
So We Think We Can Dance

Sat. 7pm and Sun. 2pm
Darien Arts Center

Back for its ninth year, this student-run production has sold-out audiences for the past eight years. Totally produced by DAC dance students, ages 10 to 18. More...
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Around the World: Ghana 

Sun. Feb. 2, 2pm
Shelton Intermediate School

Continuing its musical journey around the world through the music of many countries, the NHSO's next stop is Ghana, known for its unique drums and percussion instruments. John Wesley Dankwa will join NHSO percussion as they unite traditional orchestra percussion with the distinctive percussion of Ghana. More...
Talk: Reginald Dwayne Betts 

Mon. Feb. 3, 6:30pm
Ferguson Library Main Branch

Poet, essayist, national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, and author of “Felon,” Regisnald Dwayne Betts speaks about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. More...
World Affairs Forum:
Unconventional Monetary Policy

Tues. Feb 4, 6:30pm
UConn Stamford

Presenting Yale Professor William English, recently retired from the Federal Reserve Board, speaking on Unconventional Monetary Policy and the effects and systemic implications of interest rates as one of the instruments available to the U.S. government in setting national economic policy. 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.
Peter and the Starcatcher

Sat. Feb. 1, 1-4pm
Sun. Feb. 2, 1-4pm
Center Stage Theatre

For more information, casting notes and to schedule your audition time slot, click HERE.

Sun. Feb. 2, 3pm
Sun. Feb. 3, 7pm
Wilton Playshop

Wilton Playshop will hold auditions for Evita.
Strong singers, dancers, and actors from ages 7 to 70 are encouraged to audition. More details HERE.
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