Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 15 - 21, 2019

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 May 14, 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.
Memphis Majic

Wed. May 15, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

A "Black Lens" series screening of this new documentary by Eddie Bailey, that examines the City of Memphis through the lens of a 30-year old street dancer, featuring street dance superstar, Lil Buck. The film has been praised for seamlessly connecting urban dance, Hip-Hop, politics, and history in showing how this city came to be. Pre-film reception; and post-film Q&A with director Eddie Bailey. More... 
Noah Kupferman
Art Investments & The Auction House

Wed. May 15, 7pm 
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library

As part of the Flinn Gallery's 90th Anniversary Lecture Series, Christie’s NY Program Director discusses how and why the art market performs the way it does and the key role that auction houses play. Pre-lecture reception 5:30pm. More...
The Family Store: Down-town Stamford 1940-1965 Remembering Pacific Street

Wed. May 15, 8:15pm
Outdoor Projection
Greyrock Place near Broad St

A project of the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, this outdoor art projection tells the story, through a kaleidoscope of images, of a diverse community of store owners whose stores on Pacific Street vanished in the urban redevelopment of the 1960s. More...
Max Weinberg's Jukebox 

Wed. May 15, 8pm
FTC Warehouse

It’s not a concert—it’s a party. Max Weinberg (longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) invites audiences to create a live setlist from a video menu of songs from the glory days of rock and roll — everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Springsteen’s biggest hits. More...
Yvonne-Marie Sain, dancer
Uncovered: What She Hides

Thurs. May 16, 7pm
Pop-Up Gallery
1, Main Street

The New York dancer and choreographer will perform a kinetic conversation, responding to the art in the exhibit Uncovered: What She Hides - a platform for women artists in Westport to show the kinds of work that frequently remains hidden. More...
Mark Weiss/Steve Lacy: 
Good Times, Big Hair - 
Rock 'n’ Roll of the ’80s 

Thurs. May 16, 6:30pm
C. Parker Gallery
Opening Reception

Iconic 80’s rock & roll photographer Mark Weiss and special guest Fox 5 NYC anchor, Steve Lacy, will be present at the opening of this special photographic journey through the late 70's and 80's music scene. More...
WPKN Music on Film:
Yellow Submarine

Thurs. May 16, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

Doors open 6pm with Beatles music in the lobby and Two Roads Brewing beer tasting before the screening of this 1968 animation classic, inspired by the music of the Beatles, directed by George DunningMore...
Fashionably Westport

Thurs. May 16, 6-8pm
Branson Hall
Christ & Holy Trinity Church
Fri. May 17, 10am-6pm
Downtown Westport

A two-day fashion event organized by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association with a runway event Thursday, hosted by Happily Eva After blogwiriter Eva Amurri Martino, comedy by Leah Bonnema, music by DJ Mo, drinks, bites, and a fashion show featuring Spring/Summer looks from over 30 downtown Westport stores. On Friday, May 17, shop the looks from the runway as the downtown merchants present all day in-store events. More...
Constance Old: The Art of Consumer Detritus 

Fri. May 17, 5:30pm
New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
Opening Reception

Constance Old’s work comes from a tradition of upcycling materials, that began in Colonial America. She collects consumer materials, then, using early American traditional skills, repurposes the detritus into art - over 40 works on display here, as well as works from the Museum’s collection showing how traditional skills have produced art from repurposed materials for more than 200 years. More...
Jack Rushton 
Eight Easy Pieces 

May 17 - 19
Theatre Arts Workshop

An evening of 8 short plays by award-winning playwright, Jack Rushton. Described as “funny, sad, clever, and always compelling,” Rushton’s work has been performed at over 75 festivals around the country, and, he says, “These are 8 of my favorites and some of my best.” More...
Westport Arts Center 
50th Anniversary Gala 

Sat. May 18, 5:30pm
Westport Arts Center

From championing local creative talent to inspiring world-famous artists, the Westport Arts Center has made it their mission to inspire, provoke, and support. Join them for this important year in their history as the Center celebrates the past and envisions the future. More...
Stamford Museum
An Evening with Jacques Pepin 

Sat. May 18, 6pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Meet the noted French culinary icon, and then enjoy a Pepin-inspired four-course dinner, paired with superb wines, prepared by Chef Timothy LaBant (at right) of the Schoolhouse at Cannondale in Wilton. More...
Milford Arts Center 
Mannes Guitar Showcase 

Sat. May 18, 7pm
Milford Arts Center

New York's famed Mannes School of Music will present a Guitar Showcase to benefit the Milford Arts Council and its New England Guitar Society. More...
Keeler Tavern Museum
Cannonball Gala 

Sat. May 18, 6pm
Keeler Tavern Museum

The evening will feature cocktails in the garden, a sit-down dinner in the Garden House by Ciao! Catering and Events, silent auction on the terrace, live auction with auctioneer Ira Joe Fisher, and live music by the Ridgefield High School Jazz Band. More...
Norwalk Symphony
Mendelssohn Choir of CT
Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Sat. May 18, 8pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The Norwalk Symphony, with soloists and The Mendelssohn Choir of CT directed by Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, closes its 79th season with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. More...
Connecticut Audubon
Migration Madness

May 18 - 19
Connecticut Audubon
Fairfield Center

This family-oriented weekend is the largest statewide birding event, timed to coincide with the peak of spring migration. There are dozens of related activities, including a Birdathon for teams or individuals of all skill and knowledge levels. In Fairfield, programs at the Center at Fairfield, include a Full Moon Walk, Backyard Birding Workshop and Nature Photography class. More...
Bruce Museum
34th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

May 18 - 19
Bruce Museum

More than 70 artisans are juried into this show from across the country. The weekend includes demonstrations, live music, kids’ activities and international cuisine. More...
Fairfield County Chorale

Sun. May 19, 5pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The FCC ends its 56th season with guest soloists, Andrew Cummings, baritone, Elisa Singer Strom, soprano, Guadalupe Peraza, mezzo-soprano, and Jang Ho Lee, tenor, who, along with a full orchestra and the 100 voices of the Chorale will bring to life this stunning oratorio. More...
Rodrigo y Gabriela

Sun. May 19, 8:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have been blending metal, jazz and Hispanic roots music in their own unique, unmistakable style for more than 20 years, scoring sold out shows at world renowned venues. More...
Eric Chandler
Jewish Participation in the American Revolution – Red, White and Jewish

Sun May 19, 2pm
Mill Hill Historic Park
Norwalk Historical Society

Discover the roles and contributions made by the the Jews in Colonial America which, although they represented a small minority of the overall population, were significant beyond their meager numbers. More...
Dr. Martha Gilmore
The Terrain of Venus

Tues. May 21, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Wesleyan University planetary geologist,  Dr. Martha Gilmore, shares her exploration of the planet Venus using surface mapping and orbital spectroscopy.  More...
ACE Awards 2019
Breakfast Awards Ceremony

Wed. June 5, 7:30am
Shore & Country Club

Get your tickets now for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County's 4th ACE Awards Breakfast. Celebrate individuals, organizations, and businesses in Fairfield County who have made significant contributions to our community through the arts and culture, or who have enriched the arts and culture sector through volunteerism or patronage. Awardees: Jane Davila (Artist); Nick Visconti (Citizen); Cohen and Wolf (Corporate); Gina Scarpa (Educator); and INTEMPO (Nonprofit). More...
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