Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Nov. 11-17, 2020

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November 10, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Nov. 11-17, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield CountyThe 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 selection of events during this period.
12th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail

Through Sun. Nov. 15
Bridgeport Art Trail

This festival celebrating Bridgeport arts continues with in-person and online events, including artists’ interviews, workshops, storytelling, family-friendly programs, music and other performances. More...
The Golden Door: Michelle Loh

Through January
Silvermine Arts Center

Interviews with the nine artists showing in Silvermine's current exhibit, examining the complex histories and cultural identities that define and enrich contemporary America. This week’s interview is with Saugerties, NY-based artist, Debra Priestly who explores themes of memory, ancestry, history and cultural preservation. More...
Ronnie Gold: Color Burst - Pastels and Paintings

Through Nov. 20
Art Annex CT

The first solo show for the Stamford artist. While primarily non-objective and abstract, her work starts with, and is inspired by, the natural world but color becomes the central force. Gold is an artist who is passionate about the medium of pastel as it allows her to work intuitively and spontaneously. Tues. - Fri. 12-5pm; Sat. 10am-pm; Sun. 10am-12pm. More...
Christine Averill-Green: 
Ancient Abstractions

Through Nov. 25
Sorelle Gallery

Averill-Green's large-scale paintings are influenced by medieval frescoes and the simplicity of Asian art. A resident of the Capital District of New York, Christine has been exhibiting her artwork in galleries and museums for over 40 years. Above, TumblersMore...
Christmas Playtime at the Mansion

Wed. Nov. 11, through Jan. 3
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

From 1868 to 1938, children played on the third floor of the Mansion, filled with toys and dolls and a theater, where they may have performed. After undergoing expert restoration, the Museum’s doll collection and several vintage toys will be exhibited here, while the first floor will feature Christmas trees decorated with period-appropriate ornaments, a dining table adorned with antique silver and china, and sumptuous Victorian gowns curated by Stacey Danielson. More...
Opera: Who Cares and Why Should We? Erik Novoa

Wed. Nov. 11, 1pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

The Quick's Open MINDS Institute presents a masterclass examining the history of opera and its social significance, connecting opera to healing moments during the pandemic, and to civil rights issues that permeate our current consciousness. More...
Masterclass: Tage Larsen

Wed. Nov. 11, 7pm 
Norwalk Youth Symphony

Presenting the first in a series of online masterclasses with musicians from around the country. This week features Tage Larsen, trumpet player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. More...
Veterans Day Virtual Program: Kevin M. Callahan
Jeffrey DeWitt

Thurs. Nov. 12, 6:30pm
Norwalk Public Library

In Honor of our Veterans is a live virtual program with presentations by Norwalk resident and author of Brothers in Arms: Remembering Brothers Buried Side by Side in American World War II Cemeteries, and Jeffrey DeWitt, a 26-year United States Air Force veteran, who retired in the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the top 1% of all enlisted grades. More...
Richard Klein 
Amy Smith-Stewart:
Frank Stella's Stars

Thurs. Nov. 11, 6:30pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Join the Museum’s Exhibitions Director Richard Klein, and Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart, as they delve into the artist's decades-long career using the star motif through the current exhibition, Frank Stella's Stars, A Survey. More...
Short New Play Festival

Thurs. Nov. 12, 7pm
Shakespeare on the Sound

Readings of five new plays, inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth. The playwrights are Steve Otfinoski, Mary Ann Frank, Ryan Cooper, Katy Murphy, and Jennifer Ju. The evening is directed by Claire Kelly and Nick Urda. More...
The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing 

Thurs. Nov. 12, 7pm
Bridgeport Public Library

A presentation by Libby Copeland on her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” More...
Short Cuts Film Festival

Thurs. Nov. 12, 7pm
Westport Library

The second of two nights of outstanding international short films curated from the Tribeca Film Festival and South by Southwest. The five films are from the U.S., New Zealand and Macau, and will be followed by a live-streamed discussion between producer Nancy Diamond and international filmmakers Sai Selvarajan, Betsey Kenney, and Jeremiah Tauamiti. More...
Dr. Darla Shaw on Elsie Hill

Thurs. Nov. 12, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Ridgefield storyteller and women’s studies scholar, Darla Shaw, speaks on Redding suffragette, Elsie Hill . After the presentation, Dr. Shaw and the current owners of Elsie Hill’s Redding home, will share more about Elsie’s life in Redding. More...
Ann Hampton Callaway: Diva Power

Fri. Nov. 13, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A soaring online celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives: Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Callaway’s one woman show takes a personal look at the iconic women who were trailblazers in music and whose careers, voices, and songs helped to shape her own artistry. More...
Virtual Family Day

Sat. Nov. 14, 9am
Fairfield University Art Museum

Abstract Art: Painting with Dots - inspired by the current show at the museum by An-drew Forge, who painted with thousands of dots - a technique he called “drumming.” What will you create? Kits with art supplies and instructions will be available for pick-up by registered participants on Thursday and  Friday. Video tutorials will also be available. More...
London Calling Collective:
In Accordion Time, Unfolding

Sat. Nov. 14, 12-6pm
Ursa Gallery
The opening of a new show, conceived by the London Calling Collective: Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Patricia Fabricant, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Katherine Jackson, Patricia Miranda, Josette Urso, and Jo Yarrington. The show features mail art in the form of poetic accordion-fold books as well as diverse digital dialogues reflecting the bonds between the artists - as individuals and as a group - as they reimagine community for life during, and after, a pandemic. More... 
The Art of Giving Show

Sat. Nov. 14, 12-4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Art makes a great gift! The Ridgefield Guild of Artists presents a show of works inspired by the “gift of art" theme, with pieces you feel could make a great holiday gift. More...
Adam Wade: Comedic Performances

Sat. Nov. 14, 5pm
New Canaan Library 

A live online performance by students of Adam Wade's recent storytelling workshop. An inimitable fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes, Wade's debut storytelling/comedy album Adam Wade: The Human Comedy, was enthusiastically lauded in Sarah Larson’s 2016 profile of Adam in The New Yorker. More...
Jennifer Williams:
Places We Love

Sat. Nov. 14, 6pm
Galerie 888

Celebrating the move to a new space on Greenwich Avenue, Galerie 888 presents a solo show of new cityscapes and landscape paintings by Cultural Alliance member Jennifer Williams. Painting on metal, Jennifer says, "gives her the opportunity to express strong gestural line, adding and subtracting shapes and patterns with translucent oil colors that create luminous, organic compositions”. More...
Bridgeport Art Trail:
The NEST's Virtual Online Studios 

Sat. - Sun., Nov. 14-15, 10am-6pm
The NEST Arts Factory

Tune in to Instagram, Facebook, or Zoom every half an hour and watch a tour, talk, performance, or demo by artists in The NEST Arts Factory. The artist featured during that half hour will be there too to answer your questions and offer more insight and inspiration. Check out the full schedule for both days so you don't miss your favorites! Find links to work to buy at the new NEST Marketplace. More...
Met in HD: Tosca

Sun. Nov. 15, 2pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
The Met Opera Encore in HD recording of Sir David McVicar’s bold new staging of Puccini’s Tosca – an operatic thriller set in Napoleonic Rome. More... 
Music from the Fish

Sun. Nov. 15, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church
The public is invited to the first all-online concert at Stamford's Fish Church, with Minister of Music and organist Kevin Bailey, Mina Kim, pianist, and Yang Sun Kim, violinist, presenting a program of 19th and 20th century pieces by Rachmaninoff, Faure, and others, including a piano-organ duet on well-known Thanksgiving hymns. More... 
Ben Verdery

Sun. Nov. 15, 4pm
Milford Art Center
The New England Guitar Society presents a special two-hour live event, featuring a concert by eclectic guitarist and director of the guitar department at the Yale School of Music and the Artistic Director of 92Y’s Art of the Guitar series. The concert is followed by three mini master-classes with local area guitarists and concludes with a conversation and Q&A session. More... 
Eric Burns: 1957: The Year that Launched the American Future.

Mon. Nov. 16, 7pm
The Westport Libary
Emmy Award winner and author Eric Burns discusses his 15th book, 1957: The Year that Launched the American Future. A former TV journalist, Burns won the American Library Association's "Best of the Best" award for his books, The Spirits of America (2004) and The Smoke of the Gods (2007). More... 
Virtual Poetry: Words + Shape = POW!

Tues. Nov. 17, 4pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The whole family is invited to take part in this intergenerational poetry “playshop,” led by Aldrich educator Barb Jennes, Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate. Inspired by the drawings and sculptures in Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey, the session will explore concrete poetry—poems that use shapes and patterns to create visual impact. No previous poetry-writing experience necessary. More... 
Sister's Talkback

Tues. Nov. 17, 7pm
Keeler Tavern Museum
On the heels of last summer's popular SISTERS presentation, cast, crew, and playwrights return for a virtual conversation about the story of the relationship that grew between Phillis DuBois and Anna Marie Resseguie, who ran the Resseguie Hotel in Ridgefield. The play touches on issues of race, privilege, and gender roles in 19th-century America. More... 
Priyamvada Natarajan: Searching for Intermediate Mass Black Holes

Tues. Nov. 17, 7pm
Westport Astronomical Society
Zoom and YouTube
An online presentation by professor in Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. Natarajan is noted for her work in mapping dark matter and dark energy, particularly with her work in gravitational lensing, and in models describing the assembly and accretion histories of supermassive black holes. More... 
Film Screening: 2040

Tues. Nov. 17, 6:30pm
Trumbull Library
A virtual screening of the award-winning film, 2040, in which director Damon Gameau explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions available to us to improve our planet. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, the film blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations. More... 
Behind the Scenes with Adventurer Luc Hardy

Tues. Nov. 17, 7pm
Bruce Museum

In the online series, Bruce Experiences,  Hardy retraces the course of Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to Antarctica and searched for new species along the bottom of the ocean in advanced submersibles. He will share his latest adventures, and participants will have the chance to discuss exploration, discovery, and filmmaking live. More... 
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
The video recording of our ACE Awards Celebration on October 22 is now available, complete with a restored version of Joanna Gleason‘s talk on the role of arts and music   education in her own life and in the life of our communities. See James Naughton interview the awardees in our six award categories: Miggs Burroughs (Artist); Bernicestine & Harold Bailey (Citizen); The SoNo   Collection (Corporate); Elizabeth Gaynor   (Educator); and KEYS/Rob Silvan (NonProfit). Now on our YouTube site:
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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