Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for June 19 - 25, 2019

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 June 18, 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.
Bruce Williams
Phil Blagys
Black Rock in the 
American Revolution

Wed. June 19, 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

This presentation explores the pivotal role played by Black Rock in the American Revolution. Learn about Caleb Brewster, the Culper Spy Ring, Samuel Smedley, the kidnapping of Fairfield’s General Silliman, whaleboat warfare and more, as Fairfielders defended the fort at Black Rock against the British attack in 1779. More...
Shakespeare on the Sound
Twelfth Night

Thurs. June 20, 7:30pm
Through July 7 
Pinkney Park

Shakespeare on the Sound presents 16 performances of its 24th annual outdoor Shakespeare production, in Rowayton’s Pinkney Park. This beloved comedy, examining love’s many forms from many perspectives, is set, in this production, in the early 1950’s in the seaside town of “Illyria”.  More...
Wine at The Klein 

Thurs. June 20, 6:30pm
The Klein Auditorium

Taste more than 50 wines and spirits on the stage of The Klein - together with delicious hors d’oeuvres and a performance by Maureen Hamill & David Harris of the great show tunes of our time. More...
Gaelic Storm 

Thurs. June 20, 7:45pm
Stage One, FTC

This Irish pub and rock band stormed onto the scene in the movie Titanic, and feature boot-stomping Celtic, indie-folk, world groove, and Irish balladry. More...
Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers 

Thurs. June 20, 6:30pm
Pequot Library
Opening Reception

Historian Richard Webb leads a tour during the opening reception of this exhibition from special collections and historic photographs that show the evolution of Southport from a working harbor and shipping grounds to a quaint village and sailor’s paradise. More...
Friday June 21 is the Summer Solstice and 8 towns in our region are celebrating Make Music Day, Fête Musique, held in 1000 cities and towns across the globe with free performances, classes, and more, by amateur and professional musicians all day.

Lunchtime: James Moss, Chris Cavaliere, Nina Lesiga, Billy Lopez and more playing all over downtown: at the Broad Street Steps, Funchal Americana Buffet, the Barnum Museum, Captains Cove and more; happy hour with George Kachmar at Trattoria A’Vucchella, and 7:30-10:30pm a whole line-up of bands at the Bijou Theatre, broadcast live by WPKN. More...

The Hot Club of Black Rock, playing in homage to Django Reinhardt, at 6pm on Jennings Beach and 8pm at the Sherman Gazebo; Mark Pires, inventor of the GigBox, and Kid Sistr, New York based all female indie rock group,also at the Sherman Gazebo; Kieran Brown, at Olive My Stuff on Sanford St, and plenty more. More...

On the Arts Council’s plaza (at right): jazz guitarist Michael-Louis Smith, and Yuri Juarez’s Afro-Peruvian band at lunch hour, with Anitra Brooks and Matt Russ playing reggae, rock, soul and world music in the afternoon + the funky dance band Nine of Hearts at night. Also catch the interactive drumming circles at Havermeyer Place. More...

Outside City Hall there’s music 10am-5pm with many of the musicians, like folk singer Steve Bettencourt, jazz guitarist William Trottman, and rocker Steve Ruegger also playing other locations with 40 other musicians all across the city. Harmony on the Sound ends the day at 7:15 at the Gazebo on the Harbor. More...

MMD Norwalk starts at noon with Mayor Rilling on First Taxing Village Green opening the day with music by Jim Clark and friends, followed by 40+ performances all over town by Joni Wallace, Nick Depuy, Annalisa Ewald, Paul Green Rock Academy and more. Don’t forget the ukulele class! More...

In Ridgefield, Dana Scofidio, of Blue Bus Music, will lead all interested ukulele players in song at the Ridgefield Library. Meanwhile guitar players can join Jackson Pryor-Bennett in a play-along on stage at Ballard Park, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. There are 3 beautifully painted pianos on the sidewalks ready for eager pianists and many performances including a special appearance by Jon Batiste at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. More...

Stratford has a huge array of performers - at the Library and Sterling House, from 1pm, on Paradise Green from 2pm till 8pm, The White House, from 4pm, Boothe Park, from 5pm, and on the Town Hall steps at 6pm. More...

Catch the podcast of our monthly live interview show on WPKN 89.5FM where you can hear the organizers of Make Music Day in our region talk about why and how they volunteered to organize events in their towns, what impact it will have, plus hear previews of some of the acts that will be performed. Catch the podcast at
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala

Fri. June 21, 5:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

You see him every night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — now see him with his band live at The Ridgefield Playhouse. From his original material and American standards, to New Orleans Jazz, to the present day -come hear a great night of music, while supporting the Playhouse and enjoying food and drink under the tent on the field next to The Playhouse. More...
Creative Connections
Band Central
Latin Dance Night

Fri. June 21, 7pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children

This fundraiser for Creative Connections offers VIP tickets 7-9:30pm, with a live performance by Band Central, dance demonstrations and lessons, food stations by Marcia Selden Catering, specialty cocktails, followed by general admission to a DJ Party under the tent with music by DJ Charlie of MusciBoxNYC.  More...
20th Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show – Water

Fri. June 21, 6pm
Stamford Art Association

Over $600 in cash awards will be presented at the opening reception for this multimedia juried exhibit. Artists will present their depictions of the sea, seashore, boats, and activities on or near the water. 40 artists have been selected by Anne von Stuelpnagel, Director of Exhibitions at the Bruce Museum. More...
Summer Theatre of New Canaan
The Light Princess

Sat. June 22, 3pm
Weekends through July 28
Christine's Garden
New Canaan

A whimsical tale of a Princess who is cursed to have no gravity. The King and Queen must find the Princess' gravity before her 16th birthday, else the kingdom will fall into the hands of the Witch that cursed her. Based on the short story by George MacDonald, The Light Princess is written for younger audiences, but is a joy for adults as well. More...
The James Montgomery Band

Sat. June 22, 8pm
The Bijou Theatre

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene. More...
Grand Opening & 
Ribbon Cutting

Sun. June 23, 11am
Westport Library

Celebrate with the Westport Library with the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the transformed library. The day will include performers, activities and fun, including the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band, Adam RealMan from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow and Balam Soto. More...
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Annual Members Juried Show
Walk & Talk

Sun. June 23, 2pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Isabella Garrucho selected the work of 139 artists from the 379 entries for the 9th Annual Members Juried Show of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. On Sunday, four of the artists, Jean Krasno and CAFC member artists Janine Brown, Scott Glaser and Julie O'Connor will talk about their work in the show. More...
Tim Currie’s Motown Review Concert

Sun. June 23, 5pm
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

The Bartlett kicks off its Summer Concert Series with Tim Currie's Motown Review. This band will bring you back to the Motor City in the late 1960's. The group consists of 13 members and is as professional an act as they come. More...
Andy Poniros
Chasing The Moon

Mon. June 24, 6:30pm
Fairfield Public Library

See a preview of Chasing the Moon, a 4-part PBS documentary on the space race by Robert Stone to air in July, together with a talk by NASA ambassador, amateur astronomer and WPKN radio host Andy Poniros. More...
Treehouse Comedy Club

Tues. June 25, 7pm
Levitt Pavilion

Enjoy a free performance by Treehouse Comedy Club, Connecticut‘s longest-running and most experienced comedy company: the frontrunner in staging the very best in live stand-up comedy shows. More...
Nor'Easter: The 49th Annual Juried Exhibition

Sun. June 23, 12:30pm
New Britain Museum of American Art

Celebrate six Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County member artists accepted into the prestigious Nor'Easter exhibition at the NBMAA. Meet, and see the work of, Paul Berger, Tracy Hoffman, Emily Hamilton Laux, Cynthia MullinsSteven Parton, and Norm Siegel. More...
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