Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for June 12 - 18, 2019

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 June 11, 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.
Connecticut’s African American Heroines

Wed. June 12, 6:30pm
Westport Historical Society

This interactive multi-media program is presented by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Learn about Connecticut’s most remarkable African American heroines - from women’s rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart, and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson, to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace, and our former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier. More...
Barbara Paul Robinson:
Heroes of Horticulture

Thurs. June 13, 7pm 
Greenwich Historical Society

The accomplished gardener, and author of Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape, will give a lecture based on her book, telling the vibrant stories of 18 contemporary heroes of horticulture: institution builders, plant explorers, and garden creators, who have had a major impact on the American landscape. More...
Mad Hatter Tea Party

Thurs. June 13, 5:30pm
Wilton Historical Society

There's an all-call from Wilton Historical Society to first-to-fifth-graders to a magical Mad Hatter Tea Party to celebrate the end of the school year! There will be plenty of lawn games - sack races, a teacup relay, flamingo croquet - and, of course, Mad Hatter-style tea with tea sandwiches, teacakes and cookies (nut free)! More...
A Night Out with Jane Green
The Friends We Keep 

Thurs. June 13, 6:30pm
Pequot Library

Celebrate the Connecticut launch of New York Times bestselling author, and Fairfield County resident, Jane Green’s latest novel, The Friends We Keep. Jane will discuss this captivating novel centered on friendship, with her friend Lisa Lampanelli — storyteller, workshop leader, life coach — in Pequot’s historic Auditorium, followed by a reception and book signing on the Great Lawn — with dazzling drinks and tasty hors d’oeuvres. VIP tickets available. More...
A Place at the Table:
Community, Cuisine, and Culture

Fri. June 14, 7pm
The Aldrich Museum

This bi-annual farm-to-table locally sourced 3-course dinner is set in the sculpture garden of The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Come together, share a meal, engage in conversation, and celebrate local flavors. More...
Corey Boutilier
P.T. Barnum:
The Lost Legend 

Fri. June 14, 6pm
Housatonic Community College Performing Arts Center

FilmFest52 presents a free showing of this documentary by Corey Boutilier about a man ahead of his time who saw great value in education and museums that were accessible to the public. Featuring Kathy Maher, director of Barnum’s Museum in his hometown of Bridgeport, and David Gesualdi, sculptor of the recent Barnum statue in his birthplace of Bethel. Meet-and-Greet at 6pm with the director, Kathy Maher, and David Gesualdi, followed by the film and then Q&A with cast members.  More...
Jeff LeBlanc

Fri. June 14, 7:45pm
StageOne, FTC

Independent singer/songwriter Jeff LeBlanc has netted three top-twenty albums on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and has been touring the country with a wide range of artists such as Tori Kelly, Chris Stapleton, Boz Scaggs, Chris Isaak & more. More...
Victor Manuelle

Fri. June 14, 8pm
Palace Theatre

This acclaimed singer, author and Puerto Rican producer, is mostly identified with salsa romantica, and has sold numerous multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums. More...
Mary Lou Alberetti 

Sat. June 15, 5pm
Brookfield Craft Center
Opening Reception

This ceramicist, fascinated by the fragments of ancient cultures, distills in her own clay sculpture, reliefs, mixed media, and collages, the beauty and lessons of antiquity, as they also explore how fragments of a culture embody its aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings. More...
Saturday Night Fever

Sat. June 15, 7:30pm
Darien Arts Center
Let your hair down and enjoy this fundraiser that transforms the DAC's Weatherstone Studio into a 1970’s disco, complete with disco ball and a DJ playing all of the biggest hits of the era. Prizes awarded for the best outfits. More...
Al Di Meola
Opus & More 
Acoustic Tour

Sat. June 15, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

This celebrated jazz guitarist is revered for his dazzling, complex fretwork -- playing jazz fusion, Latin fusion, acoustic style and world music. Di Meola has worked with many jazz greats, such as Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. More...
Grand Opening

Sat.-Sun. June 15-16
One River School of Art + Design

Enjoy the festive opening of Westport's new art school by taking free art and digital workshops, touring state-of-the-art studios and digital suites, meeting the founder, staff, and instructors and exploring opening specials on classes and summer camps! More...
Roya Hakakian
Seeking Justice and Protecting Human Rights in a Perilous World

Sun. June 16, 11am
Temple Beth El

The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County presents this lecture, by the author of Assassins of the Turquoise Palace, who is also a fellow at Yale's Davenport College and a featured producer for CBS 60 Minutes and ABC Documentary Specials, on the assassination of four Kurdish and Iranian dissidents in Berlin, the investigation and trial that followed, and its political impact. More...
The Pollinator Plate 

Sun. June 16, 1pm
Red Bee Honey Barn

Sustainne presents an afternoon that begins with a short tour of the Red Bee Honey Barn apiary, and a talk about honeybees, flowers, pollinators and wine grapes. Afterwards, gather at communal tables inside the barn for a guided, interactive and educational tasting of four single-origin honeys and four clean-crafted natural wines, paired with seasonal local foods. More...
Julie Sarkissian
Rough Writers: Finish Your Rough Draft in One Week

Mon.-Fri. June 17-21
Westport Writers' Workshop

Turn your messy manuscripts, inchoate chapters, and nascent novels into full, completed (sometimes very) rough drafts. Under the guidance of Julie Sarkissian, the class will support, challenge and guide each other to reach the first-draft finish line. More...
Olivier Assayas

Tues. June 18, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center Stamford

A French Cinematheque screening of the new film reuniting Juliette Binoche, Guillaume Canet and director Olivier Assayas in a wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature, set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing worldMore...
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