Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 8 - 14, 2019

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 May 7, 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.
In a Perfect World

Wed. May 8, 7pm
Ferguson Library

This documentary explores what it is to be a man raised by a single mother. The inspiration for the film came from the director's own relationship with her son, who has a largely absentee father. Directed by Daphne Williams. Panel discussion follows the screening. More... 
Summer by the Sea 
- Part 1

Wed. May 8, 5pm 
Opening Reception

Summertime paintings by Kelley Schutte, Lisa Hirten and Cultural Alliance member, Kris TooheyMore...
JOURNEYS - "Gather Round" StoryShare

Wed. May 8, 6pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation

28 artists shared their work for JOURNEYS at Beechwood. Come for the inaugural "Gather Round" Story Share, where artists tell the story of the journey behind their artwork, with community conversation to follow. More...
Torrance York
Common Ground: Irwin

Thurs. May 9, 5pm
Gores Pavilion, Irwin Park
New Canaan
Opening Reception

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society presents an exhibition of twelve landscapes by photographer Torrance York. Taken over the past four years, the photographs emphasize the changing palette of the seasons and represent her experience of a specific place. More...
Norwalk Symphony: 80th Anniversary Gala

Thurs. May 9, 6:30pm
Shorehaven Golf Club

The Norwalk Symphony celebrates 80 years of bringing outstanding music to Norwalk and the surrounding communities, at its 80th Anniversary Gala. Musicians from the Symphony and the Youth Symphony will play during cocktail hour and dinner, including selections from its first ever concert in 1939. More..
Robert Mars: These Important Years

Thurs. May 9, 7pm
Gilles Clement Gallery

This Connecticut artist celebrates objects, brands and icons of an America long past in a thoroughly modern manner, highlighting the resonance of 1950s and 60s icons and that idealized age of growth and hopefulness in the USA. More...
I Hate Hamlet

Thurs. - Sun. May 9-12
Curtain Call
Dressing Room Theatre

Paul Rudnick’s 1991 comedy-drama features the ghost of legendary actor John Barrymore, who intervenes when a TV actor relocating to New York and invited to play Hamlet in a Shakespeare-in-the-Park production, admits to hating the play. More...
Time and Place: 
Works on Paper

Thurs. May 9, 6pm
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Opening Reception

Four artists - Justin Kim, Shona Macdonald and CAFC members, Frances Ashforth, and Lori Glavin, convey their unique impressions of places, adding the dimensions of time and space to give an added depth and intensity to their two-dimensional works on paper. More...
Nancy & Beth 

Fri. May 10, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Emmy Award-winner Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt perform as their musical alter-egos. The punk/vaudeville heart-child of two friends, Nancy & Beth, and the five dollfaces who back them up, sing dope songs, while dancing and wearing matching costumes. More...
Kim Salander: Paint Your Own Ceramic Tile 

Sat. May 11, 11am
Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative
Read's Artspace

Participants will learn the concept of painting with ceramic underglaze paints. Salander will demonstrate techniques like scratching, sponging and maximizing the "Language of the Brush." The tiles will be covered with a clear glaze and Salander will fire them at 1830 degrees before the finished product is ready to take home! More...
Mothers' Day Herb Planter Workshop for Kids 

Sat. May 11, 11am
Wilton Historical Society

after some time in the 1750 colonial herb garden, kids will then construct a simple wooden box, paint it, and tuck in three pots of herbs – perfectly timed for Mother’s Day gifting. Children will help make their snack, a savory parmesan shortbread flavored with herbs. More...
Summer with the Averys [Milton | Sally | March]

Sat. May 11, 10am-5pm
Through Sept. 1
Bruce Museum

This exhibition features landscapes, seascapes, beach scenes, and figural compositions. Along with the canonical paintings of Milton Avery, the show introduces the remarkable art created by his wife Sally and their daughter March. More...
Connecticut Ballet
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue!

Sat. May 11, 7:30pm
Palace Theatre

The State of Connecticut's professional ballet company, presents its spring production, curated by Brett Raphael. The evening includes three newly commissioned ballets and a revival of a classical trio by August Bournonville. More...
Emma's Revolution

Sat. May 11, 8pm
Voices Café
Unitarian Church

The songs of this dynamic, award-winning activist duo, Pat Humphries and Sandy O, have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. The show will include songs and stories in celebration of the 100th birthday of Pete Seeger. More...
Delta Rae

Sat. May 11, 8pm
FTC Warehouse

This band has been described as a youthful equivalent of Springsteen meets Fleetwood Mac. Headlining over 100 shows each year, their larger-than-life performances earn them coveted spots at music festivals and coverage by the national press. More...
Ensemble Rebel

Sat. May 11, 8pm
Westport Arts Center

One of North America's top-tier ensembles, specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments, presents a program of baroque music. More...
JD Lawrence
I'll Always Love My Mama

Sun. May 12, 5pm
The Klein

Inspired by actual events, this one-man theatrical Mother's Day tribute stars JD Lawrence, star and creator of Bravo’s "Your Husband Is Cheating On Us,” BET’s "The Clean Up Woman,” and more. Lawrence's show is a funny and moving examination of family, forgiveness, love, life and loss. 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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