Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for July 17 - 23, 2019

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 July 16, 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.
Small Treasures

Wed. July 17, 5pm
Maritime Garage Gallery
Opening Reception

The works of art on display in Small Treasures are small in size (no larger than 12 inches high and wide) but large on creativity: “things, ideas, places or moments that we hold as treasures and spark an emotion within us,” says curator Nadia Martinez. Cultural Alliance artist members in the show include:  Nancy Breakstone, Eric Chiang, Eugenie Diserio, Carol S. Mueller, Julie O'Connor, Julia Rose, and Gregory Ziebell. Image above from Sheri Schwarz, Direction, (acrylic on canvas, 12x12). More...
Farm To Gallery

Wed. July 17, 6:30pm
Rowayton Arts Center

The evening celebrates all things culinary with the current show At the Table on display and the recent “Food for Thought” creative writing contest. Winners of “Food for Thought” will read their food-inspired short poetry and prose. Curated cocktails featuring Tuck Gin and summer wines chosen by the Rowayton Wine Store will complement a lovely spread of summery light fare thanks to Palmer’s Market and other sponsors. Proceeds benefit RAC as well as the food pantry at The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk. More...
Hershey Felder as
Irving Berlin

Weds. - Sun. July 17-21
+ through Aug. 3
Westport Country Playhouse

Hershey Felder’s inspired one-man show celebrates Irving Berlin, the composer, and reveals the inspiration behind his countless hit songs. More...

Thurs. July 18, 5:30pm
City Lights Gallery
Opening Reception+

Artwork by 30 artists on LGBTQ themes, same-sex attraction, related feelings and issues of today. After the opening join the Bridgeport Pride Walk from the Broad Street Steps to the Bridgeport Pride Variety Show at the nearby Bijou Theatre. The Variety Show, hosted by Dolores DeGage, features dancers from Les Ballets Eloelle and 15+ other performers. More...
Anna Moench
Birds of North America

Thurs.-Sun. July 18-21
Through Aug. 3
Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance

East Coast Premiere of this play about the evolving relationship over a decade between father and daughter as they scan the skies for elusive birds - during which so much changes. More...
Conor Oberst 
With Joanna Sternberg

Fri. July 19
Wall Street Theater

Oberst, who has recorded a dozen albums over two decades, under his own name and with Bright Eyes and other bands, is touring with Sternberg, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose first album, Then I Try Some More, was just released. More...
Family Fun Day

Sat. July 20
Wakeman Family Farm

A fun day for the whole family with games, races and creative crafts. Melissa & Doug provide a Fun Play Zone for the younger ones, and a School of Rock band and the Westport Astronomical Society will be there. Learn about organic gardening and meet the farm animals. More...
Dan Makara at

Sat. July 20
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church - North Hall

Cultural Alliance member artist Dan Makara is showing 30 new large, immersive lenticular pieces, each containing 2-4 different images - with subject matter ranging from social commentary, civil rights, climate change…and just fun!  More...
Dawn Derow
My Ship: Songs from 1941 

Sat. July 20, 8pm
Music Theatre of Connecticut

One of the most critically-acclaimed NY cabaret shows of 2017, My Ship earned Dawn Derow a 2018 MAC Award for "Best Female Vocalist" and 2019 Cabaret Award nominations for "Best Show" and "Best Vocalist." More...
Eugenia Bone 
Unseen World of Microbes

Sat. July 20, 4pm
Franklin Street Works (FSW)

As part of FSW's summer garden program, A Garden of Unseen Worlds, nationally known nature and food author Eugenia Bone will discuss topics from her new book. The event includes a wine reception and book signing. More...
Westport Fine Arts Festival

Sat. & Sun.  July 20 - 21
Downtown Westport

This nationally recognized juried show  presents over 170 artists with work in a wide variety of price ranges, subject matter, and styles. Don’t miss the Artists Collective of Westport's Tent for lessons and demos on Taylor Place. More...
Bros Do Prose 
Treasure Island

Sat. July 20, 3pm
Sun. July 21, 1pm
Christine's Garden
New Canaan

Summer Theatre of New Canaan presents Treasure Island, brilliantly re-imagined by Chicago theatre group Bros Do Prose. Two brilliant actors perform with high-energy creative storytelling that engages the audience at every turn.  More...
Sun, Earth & Universe

Sat. & Sun.  July 20 - 21
Stepping Stones Museum 
for Children

Stepping Stones celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with special activities in its visiting exhibit from NASA. Dress up like an astronaut; walk on a lunar landscape; build a space explorer; and get up-to-the-minute information about space exploration from NASA. More...
The Great MAC Photo Scavenger Hunt

Sun. July 21, 12-4pm
Milford Arts Center (MAC)

Check in at noon (there are prizes for costumes and cars). Then get your list of places to go, photos to take an return by 3pm for prizes, an after-party and dinner. More...
Amy Chua
Political Tribes

Sun. July 21, 1:30pm
Ferguson Library

The World Affairs Forum presents Amy Chua speaking about her fourth book, Political Tribes, published after World on Fire, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and The Triple Package. Chua was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, in 2011, an Atlantic Monthly "Brave Thinker," and one of Foreign Policy‘s Global Thinkers 0f 2011. She has also received the Yale Law School’s “Best Teaching” award. More...
Ellen Gordon, Crazy Town +
Lina Morielli, Ethereal States

Sun. July 21, 2pm
Gallery on the Green
Opening Reception

ARTWORKS presents Ellen Gordon’s new collection of collage and acrylic paintings, "an explosion of shapes and color based on drawings inspired by her figurative collage work," and Lina Morielli’s most recent series of oil paintings, "highly structured optical renderings that create a sense of light and air based on her sketchbook drawings."  More...
Thomas/Ortiz Dance

Tues. July 23, 7:30pm
Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Ted Thomas, former dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and 2018 Connecticut Artists Fellow for Excellence in Dance, along with Frances Ortiz and their company of 10 dancers, will present six dances from their contemporary repertory at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan Tent in downtown New Canaan. More...
Our Native Daughters

Tues. July 23, 7:30pm
Levitt Pavilion

This top-flight group comprises: Rhiannon Giddens - renowned as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player and founding member of the Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops; Amythyst Kiah - Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter; Leyla McCalla - American classical and folk musician and former cellist with the Carolina Chocolate Drops; and Allison Russell, singer-songwriter-musician-producer at Birds of Chicago.  More...
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