Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for June 17-23 2020

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June 16, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
June 17-23, 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.

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Check out our Artist of the Day on  Facebook, Twitter and InstagramEach 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 the Black Lives Matter movement.  #CAFCArtistoftheDay
Silky Sounds: Strings!

Through June 30
Norwalk Symphony, 
Stepping Stones Museum, 
Norwalk Public Schools

Presenting the fourth installment in their virtual content partnership. Join Krzysztof Kuznik, Emanouil Manolov, Suzanne Corey-Sahlin and Gunnar Sahlin to learn about the string sections of the orchestra. Get activity worksheets in advance. More...
Something Always Never

Through June 30
The Avon

Bill Nighy stars as Alan, a stylish tailor who’s spent years searching for his missing son Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble and hasn’t been seen since. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair his relationship with his youngest son and solve the mystery of an online player who might just be Michael. More...
Howard Skrill: Monumental Follies 

Through Sept. 12
Fairfield University Art Museum
Virtual Exhibit

A virtual exhibition featuring more than 30 works by this New York artist exploring the impact of public monuments, as well as their removal, and their absence. More...
The Society of Animal Artists 

Opening June 17
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Beginning Wednesday, museums can open, according to CT State Guidelines. SMNC welcomes you to a flagship exhibition showcasing the most prestigious artists' organization dedicated to animals in art. This is a juried exhibit where visitors can see more than 50 diverse artworks combining natural history and fine art in all media.  More...
Shanna Melton 

Wed. June 17, 7pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation 
Facebook Live

The kick-off of a two-week festival of amplifying the voices of black artists and performers from the Beechwood Community and beyond. To open, award-winning poet Shanna Melton will screen a performance of her poetry video recorded by Io Escu this past Sunday, while standing under the embrace of Beechwood’s 400-year-old Copper Beech tree. A discussion and Q&A with this award-winning poet will follow. More...  
A Visit with Elsie Hill
Thurs. June 18, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society

Join Dr. Darla Shaw, professor emeritus of education and women’s studies at WCSU, who will bring the suffragist and former Norwalk resident to life. Dr Shaw will lead a discussion on Elsie’s early days in Norwalk, her tireless struggle for women’s suffrage, as well as her efforts in shaping the Equal Rights Amendment with friend and colleague, Alice Paul. Q&A to follow the presentation. More...
Meet the Author: Lian Dolan
The Sweeney Sisters
Thurs. June 18, 6pm
Pequot Library

Meet the author of The Sweeney Sisters. When the Southport-born three Sweeney sisters reunite at their father's funeral they meet a party crasher - a fourth Sweeney sister, who turns their family upside down. Lian Dolan is a popular speaker who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show and many local TV stations. More...
Joachim Pissarro Lecture: Wild Art

Thurs. June 18, 7pm
New Canaan Library

Professor of Art History, Director of the Hunter College Galleries at the City University of New York and author of Wild Art and Aesthetics of the Margins/The Margins of Aesthetics speaks on the topic of Wild Art: art beyond the expected and revered: the offbeat and outrageous—from pimped cars and graffiti to body art, ice sculpture, and flash mobsMore... 
Javier Colon
Kickoff to Summer 

Thurs. June 18, 8pm
CT Beardsley Zoo
Facebook Live  

A virtual fundraising concert, featuring singer-songwriter and Bridgeport native Javier Colon. With a stunningly soulful voice and a commanding stage presence, Javier was introduced to millions of TV viewers as the winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice. NOTE: The Zoo has reopened to the public. More... 
Virtual Summer Sculpture Soiree
Fri. June 19, 5pm
New Canaan Land Trust & 
Carriage Barn Arts Center

Celebrate the opening of the New Canaan Sculpture Trail with a virtual Summer Sculpture Soirée fundraiser. Enjoy special guest Allison Williams, drinks and appetizers, interactive games, and flash talks from some of the artists. Then explore the eight sculpture installations in person, located on Land Trust’s preserves, Town Hall and the Carriage Barn courtyard, including those of CAFC members Carlos Davila and Thomas Berntsen.  More... 
Tiffany Jackson
Fri. June 19, 7pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation
Facebook Live

Continuing its two-week AMPLIFY Festival, standing with, and amplifying, the voices of black artists and performers, presents a live-streamed performance by Tiffany Jackson telling, singing and performing the story of her life journey – from growing up in one of New Haven’s toughest neighborhoods to becoming an opera star singing on the world’s biggest opera stages to returning to New Haven to teach and lift up young black voices. You will laugh, you will cry, you will think, and you will rejoice. More... 
Sat. June 20, 10am-5pm
Maritime Aquarium

After a three-month closure, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will reopen to the public on Sat., June 20 with online ticketing for timed entry and other special guidelines for guest and staff well-being. In aligning with the state’s phased approach and federal and state public-health directives, The Maritime Aquarium will limit guest capacity, require masks to be worn at all times, sell tickets only online with timed entries, provide one-way flow through the Aquarium, and stress physical distancing. More... 
Stand Up AT HOME Fundraiser
Sat. June 20, 8pm
Homes with Hope
Facebook Live

The public is invited to laugh together on this virtual fundraiser, featuring Christela Alonzo, Hari Kondabolu, Mark Normand and Roy Wood Jr, four hilarious comedians in a live stream event that will bring the healing power of laughter into your home. All event proceeds support Westport-based Homes with Hope and their mission to end homelessness in Fairfield County. More... 
Drive In Movie: Grease 
Sat. June 20, 9pm
Town of Ridgefield
Ridgefield High School
This week's drive-in movie is Grease. Kick-off Make Music Day with “Grease” – download the lyrics on your phone and sing along! Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. No reservations: first come first served. More... 
Make Music Day 
Sun. June 21
Worldwide Celebration

A worldwide celebration of music will take place on the summer solstice with musicians performing for free all over town. Six towns in our region are taking part: Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford and Ridgefield. Some have a program of virtual performances, some live, in-person performances, some recorded or live-streamed, and some with a mixture of both. Hear our recorded radio interview with five of the presenters here.
Valerie Balint: 
Historic Artists' Homes & Studios
Mon. June 22, 7pm
Glass House & New Canaan Library
As part of an ongoing collaborative series, curator and author Valerie Balint, speaks on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios network, now comprising 44 sites across the country, and her newly published Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios. This comprehensive book, with abundant imagery, conveys each artist’s visual legacy and sets each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, often designed by the artists themselves.  More... 
Book Talk with Leslee Asch
Tues. June 23, 9am
Center Stage with Pamela Kuhn
WGCH 1490AM  
Former Executive Director of Silvermine Arts Center, Leslee Asch previously worked for Jim Henson and The Jim Henson Company for over 20 years. On Tuesday she is the guest on “Center Stage with Pamela Kuhn” discussing her newly released book Out of the Shadows: The Henson Festivals and Their Impact on Contemporary Puppet Theater.  Part II of their discussion will take place June 30 at 9am. More... 
Conversation with the Conductor
Tues. June 23, 5:30pm
Norwalk Symphony
Maestro Jonathan Yates speaks about the most famous of all symphonies: Beethoven's Fifth—what makes this work so important and why does it endure? Through musical and historical examples, he takes a deep dive into this magnum opus and then leads a discussion, with everyone on the chat ,about its relevance today. More... 
Exploring Connecticut Archaeology
Tues. June 23, 7pm
New Canan Library
Concluding its three-part series with The Contact Period in Connecticut: Looking at Indigenous Sites from the 1630s and 1670s, presented by Dr. William Farley, who will explore two Pequot domestic sites: Calluna Hill, occupied in 1637 during the height of the Pequot War, and Monhantic Fort, occupied by Pequots and visited by their English allies during King Philip’s War in the 1670s. 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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