Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for July 10 - 16, 2019

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 July 9, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. It contains a select number of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link in the date above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Wes Haynes
The Merritt Parkway: The History & Future of a National Treasure

Wed. July 10, 1:30pm
Fairfield Public Library

The Executive Director of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy talks about how the Merritt changed the design of American roads --and changed life in Fairfield County. What are the challenges the Parkway faces today and what needs to be done to ensure its future as a safe and beautiful drive? More...
Bridgeport Downtown Farmers Market

Thurs. July 11, 10:30am
McLevy Green

The Bridgeport Downtown Farmers Market season gets under way with a wide range of food and other vendors, local Bridgeport singer Aleecya, accompanied by her back up band, and Made in Bridgeport’s Robin Gilmore giving a jewelry-making demonstration. More...
Amy Oestreicher
My Beautiful Detour

Thurs. July 11, 6:30pm
Barnes & Noble Bookstore

Cultural Alliance member artist Amy Oestreicher celebrates the release of her memoir, My Beautiful Detour, with a community-wide event including an interview by Gabi Coatsworth, a reading, musical performance and book signing. Amy’s journey as a survivor of abuse and medical trauma is a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary challenges and miracles as she encourages others to find their own beautiful detour. More...
Bubble Week +
Mr. Bungles  Bubble Station

Thurs. July 11, 5:30pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The museum stays open late, with free admission and bubblicious activities, as it kicks off Bubbles Week with Mr. Bungles’s Bubble Station, complete with huge laughs, huge wands and huge bubbles which will allow kids to have fun and create bubbles bigger than them. More...
Molly Smith Metzler 
Cry It Out

Thurs.-Sun. July 11-14
Through July 28
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

Thrown Stone Theatre Company presents the Connecticut Premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler. With three new mothers, three different backgrounds, but one shared struggle, this comedy with dark edges takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. More...
Much Ado About Nothing

Thurs.-Sun. July 11-14
Through July 21
Curtain Call

Stamford’s Curtain Call presents a free outdoor production of Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Young lovers Hero and Claudia, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles, Benedick and Beatrice, to wed as well. More...
Ballet Under the Stars

Fri. July 12, 6:30pm
Mill River Park

Connecticut Ballet's Artistic Director Brett Raphael narrates this annual outdoor family-friendly performance at Mill River Park in Stamford. Enjoy an evening of classical and contemporary ballet performed by the consummate artists of Connecticut Ballet, including a talk-back with the performers at the end of the evening.  More...
Carol Bloch, Charles Hall, Michele Hubler, and Tom Scippa: Diversity

Fri. July 12, 6pm
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library
Opening Reception

The opening reception for Diversity, an exhibition of the work of Carol Bloch, Charles Hall, Michele Hubler, and Tom Scippa. Artists Talk at 6:45pm. More...
Marina Shrady 
Beyond Boundaries

Fri. July 12, 5pm
Mayor’s Gallery
Stamford Government Center
Opening Reception

Meet Stamford artist Marina Shrady   and view an eclectic selection of her masterfully rendered contemporary oil paintings created over the last decade at this opening reception for her exhibition. "Whether abstract or figurative, each canvas is thoughtfully composed and rendered; her forms and colorations enhance and elevate each series,” says gallery director, Lina Morielli. More...
The Burning of Green’s Farms 
Family Fun Day

Sat. July 13, 10am
Westport Historical Society

Join the Society for a full day commemorating the burning of towns along the Connecticut coast during the War for Independence. British troops burned Fairfield, and the Green’s Farms Meeting House in Westport, before moving on to Norwalk in July 1779. Learn the history while enjoying games from the period and hands-on demos. More...
Hernan Garcia, Larry Gordon, Barbara Marks, and Jay Petrow: Simpatico

Sat. July 13, 6pm
Newton Roux Gallery  
Opening Reception

Four artists from the Artists Collective of Westport are showing their work in this group exhibition at the Newton Roux Gallery in Bedford Square, Westport. More...
JD Lawrence
Martin, Malcolm and Me

Sat. July 13, 4pm & 7pm
The Klein

This film, written and directed by JD Lawrence concerns a young man, wrongfully imprisoned and seeking revenge, who is visited by the spirits of MLK and Malcolm X who take him on a journey, teaching him nonviolent solutions. Q&A after both showings of the film with Lawrence. More...
Connecticut Symphonic Winds

Sun. July 14, 6:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

The 74-member Connecticut Symphonic Winds presents an encore to last year’s wildly popular concert, outdoor on the Museum Commons. This free concert includes music by Richard Rogers, Philip Spark, Ennio Morricone and John Williams. More...
Nancy Breakstone
Janet Samuelson
Summer by the Sea, Pt 2

Mon. July 15, 5pm

Opening reception for the second installment of the Summer by the Sea show. This exhibit features work by photographers Nancy Breakstone and Janet Samuelson. More...
French Fashion on Film:
Mademoiselle C
L’Amour Fou
Fashions of 1934

Mon. July 15, 2pm - 8pm
New Canaan Library

Enjoy this mini-festival of French films about the glamour, hard work, and scheming of the French fashion industry.  More...
The Science of Me

Tues. July 16, 10:30am-3pm Discovery Museum

An all-call to student scientists entering grades 2 through 6 for this free Franklin Institute program where children will learn about the systems that power their bodies, how we understand the world around us, and how we are all special -- even as we are all alike. More...
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