Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for July 31 - August 6, 2019

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 July 30, 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.
Lyle Lovett & 
His Large Band

Wed. July 31, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Don’t miss this Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor, who has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down all barriers. More...
Sinclair Ashman
Artist's Talk

Thurs. Aug. 1, 1pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Artist-in-residence Sinclair Ashman, visiting from his studio in Lincolnshire, England, will talk about his print-making experimentation using the collagraph technique. Since 2013, he has been making printing plates using found objects of unusual textures, and in this second talk will display and discuss the results from materials donated by local residents. More...
The Brother Brothers

Thurs. Aug. 1, 7pm
Ballard Park

CHIRP presents The Brother Brothers - Adam and David Moss, identical twins carrying on the folk tradition for a new generation. Using minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism, and harmonies so natural they seem to blend into one beautiful voice, the siblings draw on the energy and creativity of Brooklyn, New York, though it was Peoria, Illinois where they grew up. More...
A Visual Taste of Fairfield County

Fri. Aug. 2, 6pm
Fairfield University Bookstore
Opening Reception

Elisa Contemporary Art Salon presents a Pop-Up art exhibit featuring the art highlighted in Entrée Nous,a popular annual insider’s restaurant guide, featuring 12 unique cuisines (plus a complimentary meal at each restaurant). Artwork by CAFC members Nina Bentley and Dale Najarian will be on display together with work by Carole Eisner, and Cynthia MacCollum. More...
Benjamin Franklin Dinner:

Fri. Aug. 2, 7pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation

The theme of Beechwood's Summer Season is OpenMind, and for the Benjamin Franklin Dinner (BFD), Frederic and Jeanine gather a diverse group of 18 people around the dinner table with a single facilitated conversation, exploring the theme through personal experience, perspective and ideas. You are invited! This is a chance to explore the theme of OpenMind with the goal of bettering self and community. More...
Greenwich Art Society: Unity in Diversity 

Fri. Aug. 2, 6pm
Greenwich Arts Council
Bendheim Gallery
Opening Reception

Enjoy the opening reception and awards ceremony of the Greenwich Art Society's Annual Members Summer Exhibit, juried by Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art.  More...
Jazz Fridays: Brian Q. Torff and Open Field Runner

Fri. Aug. 2, 6pm
Fairfield Museum

Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy top-rated jazz on the patio of The Fairfield Museum. Open Field Runner is a quartet that explores sonic possibilities while bending song forms in unexpected ways. Soulful vocals blend with an experimental sense of orchestration from keyboards, bass and percussion. The group features Brian Q. Torff, bassist and composer, David Childs, keyboards, and Greg Burrows drums and percussion. More...
Platinum Moon

Fri. Aug. 2, 7pm
Wall Street Theater

The winners of Connecticut’s 2019 Got Talent competition, Platinum Moon is 5 talented musicians, aged 14 to 18, who play a variety of classic and popular rock music. They have performed at the Ridgefield Playhouse, New York’s The Bitter End, at FTC and as headliners at the Danbury Green Summer Concert Series. More...
Festival Edelio:
Transfigured Night

Sat. Aug. 3, 7:30pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church

Festival Edelio presents the opening concert of its season, Transfigured Nights. Some of the most accomplished artists working today, from around the globe, play two string sextets: Verklärte Nacht, by Arnold Schoenberg and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence. More...
Jeff Harnar
The 1959 Broadway Songbook

Sat. Aug. 3, 8pm
Music Theatre Of Connecticut

The 1959 Broadway Songbook is a musical collage of the 21 musicals that were playing in New York in 1959, a tribute to what some have called the twilight of The Golden Age of Broadway, with songwriters  such as Julie Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Harold Arlen & Yip Harburgh, Leonard Bernstein, Comden & Green and Lerner & Loewe. More...
Joe DeVito
The Ivy League of Comedy

Sat. Aug. 3, 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

The Ivy League of Comedy returns with crowd favorite Joe DeVito, alongside Linda Belt and Shaun Eli. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, pop culture or current events, Joe DeVito's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at the top clubs in New York City and across the USA. More...
Music on the Hill:
Summer Sings - 
Mendelssohn: Elijah

Tues. Aug. 6, 7pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church

This renowned choral group invites choristers from across the region to join in singing 4 different major choral works each Tuesday in August. Next Tuesday you can join in singing Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Scores provided. Donations accepted but not required. More...
Christopher Wigren
Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places

Tues. Aug. 6, 7pm
Pequot Library

Author, architectural historian, and deputy director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Chris Wigren, discusses his recent much-acclaimed fully-illustrated book Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. There will be book sales and signing and light refreshments following his illustrated talk. More...
Missoula Children’s Theatre: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Grades 1-12
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Art Explorers Summer Camp
Grades 1-5
Darien Arts Center
Summerstock Junior
Ages 6-11
Curtain Call

Camp Broadway
Grades 2-8
Music Theatre of Connecticut

    For more summer camps search under Kids & Families on the FCBuzz Events Page
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