Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for July 1-7, 2020

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June 30, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
July 1-7, 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.

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Start your morning each day with our Artist of the Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Each day a different Cultural Alliance member artist is showcased. These works have been created in the past few months and were influenced by the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.  #CAFCArtistoftheDay
Virtual Exhibition: RED

Through July 29
Milford Arts Center

The MAC presents a group exhibit, RED, inspired by the color and juried by Milford artist Chris Wrinn. The subject matter, emotions, expression, placement, or composition of each piece expresses what the color means to each artist. More...
Conversations with the Conductor

Wed. July 1, 5:30pm
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

In the first in its Summer Series, the Norwalk Symphony presents Maestro Jonathan Yates speaking the most famous of all symphonies: Beethoven's Fifth. What makes this work so important and why does it endure the way it does? Through musical and historical examples, he will take a deep dive into his magnum opus and then lead a discussion with everyone on the chat about its relevance today. More...
Figure Drawing Class

Wed. July 1, 6:15pm
The Coastal Arts Guild

Presenting a live figure drawing session. This week features a costume model. Sessions begin with short poses of 1 to 2 minutes to get everyone warmed up, followed by 5 and 10 minute poses and finally some 20 minute poses. More...
Nora Wendl
Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered

Wed. July 1, 7pm
The Glass House

Join scholar Nora Wendl for a Zoom talk in which she contextualizes the Farnsworth House within the life and ambitions of Dr. Edith Farnsworth, furthering a more nuanced understanding of Farnsworth's desire for the house, her choice to hire Mies van der Rohe, her relationship to modernism and design, and the role that gender has played in framing historical interpretations of this house. Co-presented with the Farnsworth House. More...
The Path of Patriots Tour

Thurs. July 2, 9am & 10am
Westport Museum of History & Culture 
Green Farms Colonial Burying Ground

Presenting an Independence Day Cemetery Tour of Westport's Lower Green’s Farms Colonial Burying Ground. Celebrate Independence Day by learning more about the soldiers who served during the war for Independence. See the graves of men who fought during the Danbury Raid, the women who watched as the British burned their homes, and hear the stories of enslaved Africans who chose sides and fought for their voices to be heard. Reservations required; park along Nyala Farms Road. More...
Art in the Windows 
Closing Event

Thurs. July 2, 5pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
Downtown New Canaan

Join The Carriage Barn and the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, for a celebration and closing event of their annual “Art in the Windows” celebration. Visit the pop-up gallery at the corner of Elm Street & South Avenue for activities and demonstrations, and pick up a directory of participating artists, merchants and restaurants. More...  
Women in the American Revolution: Putting the 'Her" in Heroics
Thurs. July 2, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society

An online lecture by Eric Chandler, who will introduce you to some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their honor to lift the yoke of British control off of the 13 Colonies.  More...
Many Rivers to Cross
Fri. July 3, 11am-5pm
Amy Simon Fine Art

Amy Simon Fine Art reopens with a group show of work by Takefumi Hori, Liz Barber, David Skillicorn, and Kristina Grace.  More...
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Sat. July 4, 10am
Stamford History Center

Rick Petersen will recreate the atmosphere of 1776 Stamford in proclaiming the words of the Declaration from the steps of Hoyt-Barnum, Stamford's oldest house! Bring a mask and your favorite refreshment. More...
Independence Day Bell Ringing Ceremony

Sat. July 4, 1:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society
Facebook Live

The Town House bell at Mill Hill Historic Park will be tolled 13 times to commemorate the founding of the original 13 colonies. Excerpts of the Declaration of Independence will be read by Norwalk’s Town Clerk, Rick McQuaid. Guest speakers include Norwalk’s Mayor Harry Rilling and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. The National Anthem will be performed by Emily Rooney, a rising senior at the Center for Global Studies. More... 
Independence Day Concert

Sat. July 4, 4pm
Norwalk Symphony Brass Quintet
Facebook Live

Get into the holiday spirit by joining the Norwalk Symphony’s Brass Quintet for a virtual July 4 concert from the Norwalk Museum. More... 
Born on the Fourth of July

Sat. July 4, 8:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Enjoy Oliver Stone’s 1989 biopic film with Tom Cruise as suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic enlisting with the Marines and during his second tour in Vietnam, accidentally killing a fellow soldier and then getting paralyzed in battle. Returning home, he becomes an impassioned critic of the war.  More... 
Philip Glass’ Opera Akhnaten

Sun. July 5, 4pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presenting an encore opera presentation in HD with Anthony Roth Costanzo singing the title role of the Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to inspire his people to adopt a new religion, abandoning the worship of the old gods for that of a single deity. This production of Akhnaten was originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.  More... 
Michael Ian Black
Sun. July 5, 8pm
Mark Twain Library

Presenting Redding's own Michael Ian Black (comedian, actor, author and creator of the podcast “How to be Amazing") in the latest edition in this series, that features Grammy winner Jeanne Gaffigan – director, and comedy writer, and producer of the critically acclaimed The Jim Gaffigan Show.  More... 
Meet the Author: Tessa Wegert
Tues. July 7, 4pm
Pequot Library

Meet the Author Program presents Tessa Wegert, interviewed by Sandi Wright. Wegert is the author of Death in the Family, the first in a new mystery thriller series. More... 
An Online Conversation: S. A. Chakraborty and Jennifer L. Armentrout
Tues. July 7, 7pm
Westport Library

Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling The Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been nominated for the Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. Jennifer Armentrout is a New York Times bestseller writer of contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction. Her young adult novel Obsidian has been optioned by Sierra Pictures.  More... 
Not So Bummer Summer

Through Aug. 12
Mon.-Fri., 9am - 12pm
The Connecticut Audubon Society  

Bringing its nature-based programs to homes and backyards this summer for a virtual camp experience of online and outdoor adventures. The 10-week program, for ages 6 through 10.  More...
Private Virtual Voice Lessons
Teacher: Felicia Varvaras

July 6 through Aug. 29
Crystal Theatre  

Improve your singing voice, build a healthy vocal technique, and work on rounding out your repertoire book for auditions. All students will sing a healthy mix of classical, musical theatre, and contemporary selections that follow in Crystal Theatre’s method of versatile and most importantly employability in the professional singing world. Eight weekly voice lessons (30, 45 or 60-min lessons). Grades 5-12.  More...
Storytelling Though Filmmaking
Teacher: Benett Rountree

July 6 through Aug. 3
Greenwich Art Society Online 

Learn storytelling and filmmaking techniques and create a 60-second short film. Students will learn methods to develop effective stories and use filmmaking as a creative tool. Students will learn classic story structure elements. Ages: 16 yrs and up.  More...
Painting Portraits 
Virtual Summer Camp Intensive
Instructor: Alina Minkin

Mon. July 6 - Fri. July 10
Quick Center for the Arts Online
Fairfield University  

These virtual sessions will include live instruction and the opportunity to work independently. Following step-by-step instructions, students will create a portrait of another person that expresses the model’s personality or cultural identity. The course will explore the anatomic structure of the face, build an understanding of proportions, experiment with three-dimensional shading, share how to reflect personality in portraits, and discuss the use of color. Ages: 10+.  More...
Singing for the Stage 
Virtual Summer Camp Intensive – Session One
Instructor: Lucia Palmieri

Mon. July 6 - Thu. July 9
Quick Center for the Arts Online
Fairfield University  

Learn a singer’s secrets to earning the golden ticket. Do you have what it takes to turn her chair around? Led by a local Juilliard-trained soprano with a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall, campers will discover how to wield their voice to project and perform. Ages: 11+  More...
Drawing from Life
for Adults and Teens 
Teacher: Felicia Van Bork

July 7 through Aug. 25, 2-4pm
Greenwich Art Society Online 

This 8-week, small-group course is a great introduction or refresher for students of drawing. It will ensure you get the fundamentals firmly under your belt. Through practice and demonstration, participants will learn techniques of visual measurement, linear perspective and composition to make realistic line drawings in pencil. Learning to draw from observation is challenging, mind-blowing, and fun, and the skills you acquire will serve you for the rest of your life. Felicia van Bork is an enthusiastic, encouraging teacher who will draw along with you and provide friendly individual feedback that benefits the whole group. More...
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
Thanks to our community partner, WPKN 89.5FM, you 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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