Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for July 15-21, 2020

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July 14, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
July 15-21, 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.
Each year the Cultural Alliance recognizes achievement and commitment in the arts and culture through its Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards. In 2020 our Awards will be presented Oct 22. We still seek nominations! YOU can nominate: an artist, a citizen, a business, an educator and/or a nonprofit organization for an award - go to and say why your nominee deserves recognition. Thank You!

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Don’t forget to check out, like, and follow 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/or the Black Lives Matter movement.  #CAFCArtistoftheDay
Joanie Landau: Positivity

Through Aug. 30
Pearl at Longshore Restaurant

Artist Joanie Landau's work is being featured in the exhibition POSITIVITY: focusing on love, hope, and kindness during these very tumultuous times.  More...
Summer Selections

Through Sept. 12
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
New Canaan

A group show featuring fun and colorful paintings and sculpture by gallery roster artists: Ellen Carey, Matthew Heller, Charlie Hewitt, Martin Kline, Ricardo Mazal, Manuel Mérida, Jill Moser and Robert Sagerman. The perfect respite to lockdown. The Gallery is open regular hours, Tues-Sat, 10:30-5:30 and by appointment.  More...
Jill Nichols:
Free Online Painting Lessons

Wed. July 15, 11am

Jill Nichols (MFA, WCSU) is an adjunct professor of art at the University of New Haven and conducts international painting workshops. Jill received an Artists Respond grant in June 2020 from the CT Office of the Arts to teach a series of four free online painting classes. Join Jill for the first in this series of four, on Basic Skills (for beginner or those seeking a refresher) and find your own creative place. Enhance your painting practice with video lessons and realtime painting critiques. More...
Virtual Open House

Wed. July 15, 7pm
Norwalk Youth Symphony

Join Sara Watkins Executive Director of The Norwalk Youth Symphony together with Music Director Jonathan Yates, and NYS musicians for a virtual Open House to discuss how NYS is adapting to the fall semester. More...
Sunset Sketch & Paint Class

Thurs. July 16, 7pm
Thursdays through Aug 27
MOCA Westport
Draw or paint the beautiful outdoor spaces of MOCA Westport in the first in a series of Thursday evening Sketch & Paint classes (for ages 15+)! You provide materials, we provide the easels and light instruction as desired. Explore six acres of gardens and enjoy a complimentary class of wine (for 21+). More...
2020 Horror

Thurs. July 16, 7pm
Westport Library

Presenting 2020 Horror with award-winning authors Paul Tremblay (Survivor Song), Alma Katsu (The Deep), and Rachel Harrison (The Return) as they discuss why horror fiction has always been a relevant reflection of the times. Moderated by John Palisano, award-winning author, and President of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).  More...
Exploring the Natural World Curbside Kit

Fri. July 17, 10am
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Explore the natural world surrounding the Fairfield Museum and learn about the history of people who have lived along the coast. Make a sketchbook, create drawings, paintings, and art inspired by nature. Study the local flora, fauna, observe bird life and listen to facts, folktales and stories of the sea and the Sound as we combine history, nature and art.  More...
Annual Fairfield Sidewalk Sale

Sat. July 18, 10am
Town of Fairfield & Chamber of Commerce

To be held, rain or shine, in downtown Fairfield with the latest fashion apparel and jewelry to sporting goods and best-selling books, there’s something for everyone! Business and personal covid safety protocols must be followed. More...  
Butterfly Puppet Workshop
Sat. July 18, 1pm
Sova Dance and Puppet Theatre

The first in its Virtual Summer Series, which includes three puppet & mask-making workshops leading up to a grand finale livestream performance of "Marvelous Metamorphoses!" Created for Pre-K through Grades 5, the workshops are suitable for everyone wanting to feel some relief and joy from creating something beautiful. Celebrate the art of puppetry and our natural world with its migratory birds, butterflies and wetland frogs and toads. More...
Mediterranean Night
Sat. July 18, 6:30pm
The Knowlton

A pop-up dinner will be created and served outdoors along the banks of The Pequonnock River (observing all CDC and CT guidelines for #safeandfunparties). The three-course Lebanese dinner will be accompanied by spirited music from St. Tropez to Mykonos presented by Nicholson Events. See the completion of the “Hope” mural by Jason Naylor. And with dessert, digital innovator, Dustin Demilio will cast his public art projections on the Knowlton building while Sean Corvino shows vintage film footage -- all in an effort to kick-off The Knowlton’s public arts series. More...
Broadway: 42nd Street

Sat. July 18, 8:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The filmed Broadway musical about making a Broadway musical – with Broadway standards “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “Dames,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” and, of course, the title song. One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street comes to the big screen in the largest-ever production of the breathtaking musical. Filmed in 2018 at London’s Theatre Royal, the production is directed by the original author of the show, the late Mark Bramble.  More... 
Hilary Lewis
A Home for Two Gentlemen and the Arts

Sun. July 19, 2pm
The Glass House

Chief Curator and Creative Director, Hilary Lewis, in this special LGBTQ Zoom tour of The Glass House, a seminal work of modern architecture and for decades the venue for one of the great ongoing salons for architecture, art and culture, built by Philip Johnson, and home to him and David Whitney - one of the most well-connected gay couples in the art world - from 1960 until both men died in 2005. More...
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
How to Save a Life
Sun. July 19, 2pm
Westport Library

Welcoming bestselling authors of "The Good Widow" to talk about their new book "How to Save a Life," a modern, suspenseful twist on Groundhog Day that asks the question: How far are you willing to go to save the life of someone you love? The authors will discuss the book with bestselling thriller writer Wendy Walker. More... 
Virtual Concert: Nikolaj Hess
Sun. July 19, 2pm 
Bruce Museum

A virtual concert by Danish jazz and improvisational artist Nikolaj Hess to celebrate the artistry of L.A. Ring — the Danish master painter presented in the Bruce Museum’s current visiting exhibition. The audiovisual concert features visuals by film director Andreas Johnsen based on the paintings of Ring.  More... 
Black Lives Matter Street Mural

Sun. July 19, 12pm
Ferguson Library Plaza

Watch, bring the kids - and join in this painting of a Black Lives Matter mural on the Plaza in front of Stamford’s Ferguson Library, showcasing equality and inclusivity in response to the recent wave of police brutality. Sixteen African-American, Fairfield County-based artists will serve as the frontline creative team, and the community at large will collectively help paint each letter in 30-minute intervals. More... 
Virtual Discussion: 
Ava DuVernary's 13th
Mon. July 20, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

The Redding League of Women Voters and the Library invite you to their antiracism discussion group for a virtual discussion of the documentary film “13th” that explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the U.S. View the documentary ahead of time, free-of-charge on Netflix - no membership required.  More... 
Silvermine Guild of Artists
Summer Salon
From Tues. July 21
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

View a new exhibit through Aug. 20, featuring 80 Silvermine Guild Artists' work on-site and virtually. Galleries will be open by appointment only, Tues.- Sat. 10am - 3pm. Appointments made in advance are required. More... 
Joshua Nelson: From WAS to Bennu
Tues. July 21, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society (WAS)

Joshua Nelson, International Space Station Flight Controller at Johnson Space Center in Houston, and former WAS member, speaking on, "From WAS to Bennu.” Joshua will discuss the exploration of the asteroid Bennu by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, including the challenges in operating a spacecraft around a distant asteroid and some of the latest scientific results to be released by the mission. 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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