Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 8-14, 2020

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 January 7, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
January 8-14, 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.
Eugenie Diserio

Mon. - Fri.,  9am - 4pm
Through Feb. 28
The Mayor's Gallery

A solo show of the paintings of CAFC member Eugenie Diserio: REBOOT, a collection of “bold, intuitive, intellectual and spiritually driven abstract artwork.” Ms. Diserio hopes her paintings create a pause for the viewer - to reflect, recalibrate and reboot. More...
Meet the Authors: 
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

Wed. Jan. 8, 7:30pm
The Westport Library

Mark Oppenheimer and Liel Leibovitz, hosts of Tablet magazine’s “Unorthodox" podcast, are two of the co-authors of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia—From Abraham to Zabars and Everything in Between. Highly entertaining, this encyclopedia of all things Jewish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language and more! More...
Agnes Berecz
Duchamp to De Kooning, Kahlo to Koons: 100 Years, 100 Works of Art 

Thurs. Jan. 9, 6:30pm
Bruce Museum

The latest in the Bruce Presents series of talks. Art historian Agnes Berecz, author of the book 100 Years, 100 Works of Art: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art, that selects one work of art to sum up each year from 1918 to 2018, discusses with Katja Zigerlig the criteria that guided her choices.  More...
Cactus Flower

Thurs. - Sat. 8pm; Sun. 2pm
Curtain Call Theatre

A classic 1965 Broadway comedy by Abe Burrows that went on to become a successful movie with Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn. More...
Emily Hamilton Laux
Beauty versus Beauty +
Botanical Casseroles

Thurs. Jan. 9, 6pm
RPAC Gallery

The opening reception for a solo show featuring photographs in Ms. Laux's Beauty Versus Beauty series, exploring ideas about biodiversity, ecosystems and our relationship with plants. Now her work includes flora presented in "Botanical Casseroles” representing the gardens of families and friends, and the ecosystems where Emily gathers flora. More...
Three Women Who Made Weston Weston 

Thurs. Jan. 9, 2-4pm
Weston Historical Society

Extended for the next four Thursdays, through January 30. Alice DeLamar, Eva Le Gallienne and Katharine Ordway are three mid-20th-century women who had a major impact on the performing and visual arts nationally, and who made Weston their home, donating 1,100 local acres for conservation. More...
The Boar's Head

Fri. at 8pm; Sat. at 5pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Fairfield

A Festival of Light, a medieval pageant of song, dance, and spoken word, that grew out of pre-Christian winter solstice celebrations marking the victory of light over dark.  More...
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony 

Sat. Jan. 11, 3:30pm
Greenwich High School

A performance as part of its Inside Out series: with the audience seated inside the orchestra at the Greenwich High School Student Center. Experience the IMAX of Classical Music! More...
Annual Photography Show 

Sat. Jan. 11, 4pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception

From 600 submissions, iconic photographer Stephen Wilkes, selected works by 65 photographers. Also see works in his own “Day to Night” series that seamlessly blend 1,000 shots of the same landscape over 24 hours into a single photo. More...
Jenni(f)fer Tamayo
Commissioned Multimedia Performance

Sat. Jan. 11, 4pm
Franklin Street Works

In conjunction with the current exhibit, Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text, Jenni(f)fer Tamayo gives a multimedia performance, using darkly tinted tears and sweat generated through live movement, to produce an erasure work on paper.  More...
New Year - New Artists

Sat. Jan. 11, 5pm
Loft Artist Association
Opening Reception

This Annual New Member Exhibition features the work of Christian Ammon, Laura Appelman, Susan Carson, Jim Malloy and Emily Teall. More...
Penrhyn and Rod Cooke
African Wildlife Photography 

Sat. Jan. 11, 6pm
The Rene Soto Gallery

The opening reception for this show of astonishing photographs by Penrhyn and Rod Cooke will also include representatives from conservation groups sharing how they help preserve these endangered animals. More...
Pamme Jones
Make Your Own Party 

Sat. Jan. 11, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Theatre Barn

This fundraiser is a special night of story and song punctuated by Pamme Jones' trademark exuberant, playful wit and off-the-cuff commentary. Accompanied by The Big Barn Band, Pamme will serenade the audience with sultry torch songs, bawdy, irreverent songs, standards, show tunes, and originals, all blended together to create the perfect signature event. More...
Jazz Pianist: Kenny Barron

Sat. Jan. 11, 8pm

Known the world over as a master of performance and composition, this highly awarded American Jazz Hall of Famer has been called ‘one of the top Jazz pianists in the world.’ (The Los Angeles Times). More...
The Souped Up Bluegrass Bash

Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 4pm
Milford Arts Council

Explore The MAC's second annual two-day indoor bluegrass festival.  On Saturday, Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece string band celebration that interprets the music of Jerry Garcia & the Dead, is back by popular demand. Sunday will feature three amazing bluegrass bands including Switch Factory, Hitch & the Giddyup, and headliner, Bees in the Barn.  More...
Asiya Korepanova

Sun. Jan. 12, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church

The Drozdoff Society's Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series presents pianist, composer, visual artist, and poet, playing Tchaikovsky op.72 with artwork and poetry. More...
Spotlight on Arts & Culture:
Robert Wolterstorff
Leading "The New Bruce"

Mon. Jan. 13, 12pm

On The Cultural Alliance's January SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE, meet Robert Wolterstorff, CEO of Greenwich’s Bruce Museum. Robert was appointed in June 2019, just as this venerable art and science museum begins a $60 million complete overhaul that will more than double its floorspace, adding education and community spaces and significantly expanding its space for permanent and temporary installations of art, science, and natural history exhibitions. An art and architectural historian, with a passion for both Victorian design and contemporary art, Wolterstorff has a history of successful turnarounds of institutions – most notably the Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine, (1998-2010) and the Bennington Museum, Vermont (2012-2019). More...
Stephanie Klose
Books to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Tues. Jan. 14, 7pm
Westport Library

Stephanie Klose, reviews editor for Library Journal and School Library Journal, can find a book to fit any occasion. This month, Stephanie is helping us beat the post-holiday blues with a perfect list of books to help you relish these long, dark nights by the fire. The evening will include Stephanie’s specially-selected titles, guest appearances and drinks. More...
Jennifer Williams

Tues. Jan. 14, 5:30pm
Gallery@Pearl, Longshore

Opening reception for CAFC Member, Jennifer Williams, showing her recent cityscape series. An Australian born contemporary oil painter, her recent cityscape series capture the essence of gesture, line and form as she communicates the majesty of our urban landscape as she perceives them, full of movement and light. The viewer is invited to see an intimate view of the city, free from traffic and people, viewed through foliage in Central Park or from the gardens of Paris. 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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