Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 29 - June 4, 2019

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 May 28, 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.
Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story

Wed. May 29, 6:30pm
Westport Historical Society

Accompanying the Society’s exhibit, Remembered, this documentary film’s subject is the enslaved man who was the inspiration for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s seminal  novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  Discover what happened to him after the novel came out. The definitive biography of Josiah Henson,  The Road To Dawn, by Jared A. Brock, will be on sale in the WHS shop. More...
HAYVN Launch Party

Wed. May 29, 5pm 
HAYVN Coworking Space
Opening Reception

Check out the newly renovated complex to learn about HAYVN, a coworking space for women. Meet and mingle with local artists from the Rowayton Arts Center (Betty Ball, Lisa Berger, Nancy Breakstone and Elena McCoy). Enjoy seasonal food, local drinks and live music!. More...
Carriage Barn Arts Center: Art in the Windows

Thurs. May 30, 5:30pm
Downtown New Canaan

Enjoy a Color Walk around town and artist receptions in 50+ downtown stores as the Carriage Barn and the Chamber of Commerce collaborate to bring artists works to store windows and more. More...
Barbara Haskell: 
A Conversation about the Averys

Thurs. May 30, 6pm
Bruce Museum

In conjunction with the Bruce Museum exhibition, Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March], Barbara Haskell, Whitney Museum curator and Milton Avery authority, will join Ken Silver, Bruce Museum Adjunct Curator, and Stephanie Guyet, Resident Fellow, to discuss the artistic Avery family and the significance of two decades of annual summer travels together that influenced both their family dynamic and creative output. More...

Thurs. May 30, 5:30pm
City Lights Gallery
Opening Reception

This exhibition, co-curated by Jane Davila and Suzanne Kachmar, explores the design principle of Harmony presented by 9 artists (including CAFC members Cris Dam, Herm Freeman, and Chris Perry) who work in diverse materials. Artists talks at 7:30pm. More...
A JOURNEY: Musical One-Woman Show
Benefit for Freeman Center 

Thurs. May 30, 7:30pm
Bijou Theatre

Bridgeport’s Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community and the Westport Historical Society jointly present a benefit presentation of this musical one-woman Show to benefit the Freeman Center’s restoration of the historically significant Mary & Eliza Freeman Houses and its programs. All proceeds will be matched by a generous donor. A Journey is an intricate look at the Black experience told through the eyes of the Black woman and performed by professional actress and singer Kimberly Wilson. More...
Rene Soto Gallery
Love of Art Auction &
Anniversary Celebration

Thurs. May 30, 7pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Join in the celebrations for the one-year anniversary of the Rene Soto Gallery and help raise funds through ticket sales and an auction go towards Stepping Stones Museum's drive to raise money to show their exhibitions in both English and Spanish.   More...
Harvey Paris 
Sacred Encounters - Moses to Jesus in Wood & Leather

Thurs. May 30, 7pm
PopUp Gallery
222 Post Rd, Fairfield
Opening Reception

This pop-up show by noted wood and leather carver Harvey Paris features the 14-foot carved book, Abraham’s Gift, a 7x5-foot carved leather scroll, and several wood carvings, including I (SAIAH) HAD A DREAM, called a “tour de force” by Laura Kruger, Curator of New York’s Hebrew Union College Museum. More...
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

From Thurs. May 30, 7pm
Thurs-Sun through June 23
ACT of Connecticut 

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this musical comedy has charmed audiences across the country, as it follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. More...
Ballet School of Stamford
La Boutique Fantastique 

Fri. May 31, 7pm
Palace Theatre

The Ballet School of Stamford celebrates its 20th Year Anniversary with a spring performance of three ballets, including La Boutique Fantastique (The Magic Toy Shop), with live music performed by The Beryllium String Quartet. Special guests, Sarah Braverman and Eric Bourne from Parsons Dance, also perform a duet from Swing Shift, by David Parsons. More...
Jeff Daniels
Guest Artist

Fri. May 31, 6pm
Housatonic Community College Performing Arts Ctr

Free screening of this new film starring Jeff Daniels, who adapted the screenplay from his own stage play, centered on the perils of hero worship in this tug-of-war drama between a onetime literary lion and his wide-eyed No. 1 fan. 6pm meet-and-greet with director Timothy Busfield and producer Melissa Gilbert; 7pm film screening followed by Q&A moderated by Joe Meyers. More...
New Pond Farm
7th Biennial Invitational 
Art Show

Fri. May 31, 6pm
Gala Preview Party
Sat. June 1, 10am-5pm
Through June 9
New Pond Farm
West Redding

This exhibition will showcase paintings, drawings and sculptures featuring the timeless themes of nature and agrarian life inspired by New Pond Farm. The Preview Party will benefit the Farm, founded in the 1960s by actress and environmentalist Carmen Mathews to create a 102-acre oasis of pastures, woodlands and wetlands, where people could connect with the natural worldMore...
Uncovered: What She Hides Closing Party

Sat. June 1, 4pm
PopUp Space
1 Main St, Westport

Celebrate the closing of this exhibit before the artworks go back into hiding. Enjoy a special mask and mythology performance by the renowned Suzanne Benton and music by Canyon. More...
Joanie Landau
Rumble 'n' Sway

Sat. June 1, 6pm
Loft Artists Association
Opening Reception

A solo show by award-winning digital artist Joanie Landau, who in her work often plays saturated color against black-and-white areas, is inspired by the raw emotional power of music. More...
Shakespeare on the Sound

Sat. June 1, 6pm
Pinkney Park

Enjoy a fun night of live music by The Sound Waves, local beers, food trucks, and an auction! All to support keeping Shakespeare on the Sound up and running. Tickets include a ShakesBeer mug with unlimited refills by local brewers, a pretzel necklace, and a guaranteed good time!. More...
12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2019

Sun. June 2, 2pm
Center For Contemporary Printmaking
Reception and Awards

An opening reception and awards ceremony for this international biennial exhibition showing prints no larger than four square inches from artists around the globe. More...
Music for Youth Benefit
Anna Polonsky, piano.
Kobi Malkin, violin

Sun. June 2, 3pm
Southport Congregational Church

This benefit concert for Music for Youth, features prize-winning Israeli violinist Kobi Malkin, and pianist Anna Polonsky, who has played with the Guarneri Quartet, Yo-Yo Ma, Mitsuko Uchida, and many others. More...
Silvermine School of Art
29th Annual Juried Exhibit

Sun. June 2, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
Reception and Awards

This exhibition showcases the artistic achievement of Silvermine students of all ages. An awards ceremony will take place at 3pm. More...
Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras
Alumni Concert

Sun. June 2, 2pm
Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
University of Bridgeport

Instrumental and voice concert by GBYO Alumni perform under the baton of Christopher Hisey in celebration of his 10th anniversary season with the orchestras. On the program: Magic Flute, Russian Sailors Dance, Bach, Mozart and more. Special appearances by GBYO Alumni Matt Scinto (conductor), Thomas Valenti (tenor), and Barb Upton (soprano)! More...
Dominique Morisseau
Skeleton Crew

Tues. June 4, 7pm
Through June 22
Westport Country Playhouse

This powerful drama is by the 2018 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellow, Dominique Morisseau, and is set in Detroit’s last export auto plant. 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). TV Producer and writer Chris Ambrose keynotes. More...
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