Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Nov. 20 - Nov. 26, 2019

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 November 19, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. The E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. Click here for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Heida Week: Salon Concerts, Master Classes, Awards Party

Mon - Thurs. 6:30pm
Sat. Nov. 23, 7pm

International pianist and philanthropist Heida Hermanns, who debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic at age 18, moved to Westport in the 1940s and created the International Heida Hermanns International Music Competition in 1972. Now organized by MOCAWestport, the competition presents four pianist finalists in Westport homes, this Mon thru Thurs, at 6:30pm, culminating Saturday at 7pm with an awards reception at MOCAWestport. More...
The Temptations and 
The Four Tops

Wed. Nov. 20. 7pm
Palace Theatre - Stamford

The Motown Sound comes to Stamford! With over 17 number one hits between both groups, The Temptations and The Four Tops have prospered with an avalanche of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world.  More...
In Plain Sight: The Library Art Collection

Thurs. Nov. 21, 6pm
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library

The opening reception for the gallery’s   re-opening after a summer of construction. All the works, many with a waterfront theme, have been hanging at different locations around the library, but are now brought together by curator Barbara Richards.  More...
Dean Cera: Meet the Artist Opening Reception 

Thurs. Nov. 21, 7pm
Gallery 888

The opening reception for an exhibition by this multimedia artist, who combines his knowledge of the human body as a master physiotherapist, with his artistic expression, to create paintings, photographs and films that celebrate human form. More...
Classical Carnatic Concert

Thurs. Nov. 21, 7pm 
Sacred Heart University's
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Carnatic vocalist Kamakshi Kalyanasundaram with musicians Sri. Kalyan Gopalakrishnan (violin) and Sri. Siva Ponnudurai (on the mridangam). Recognized as a child prodigy, vocalist Kamakshi began her training in South Indian classical music at the age of six.  More... 
Marcia Griffiths with Lady G

Fri. Nov. 22, 8pm
Wall Street Theater

The Reggae Queen celebrates her 55th year as an artist, with her new album Timeless and recent awards from The Jamaican Government (The Gold Award) and from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (the Icon Award). More...
Nutcracker Ballet

Sat. Nov. 23, 1pm and 6pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet presents this holiday classic with original and traditional choreography set by Metropolitan’s Artistic Director, Adam James Holms. Both performances accompanied by the Connecticut Philharmonic, conducted by Christopher Hisey. More...
A Very Postmodern Christmas

Sat. Nov. 23, 8pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, like swing and jazz. PMJ has amassed over a billion YouTube views and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents. Before the show at 7pm: a free wine tasting, and an art exhibit by Cultural Alliance artist member Sholeh JanatiMore...
Ed Hynes: War on Long Island Sound: Spies, Smugglers, Midnight Raids

Sat. Nov. 23, 11am 
Ridgefield Library
Westport’s Ed Hynes tells the story of this chapter of the Revolutionary War that is not as well-known as land-based battles, but had a major impact on the populations of Connecticut and Long Island, who used whaleboats as attack vessels across the Sound. More...
Jessica Drenk: Second Nature

Sat. Nov. 23, 4pm
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
New Canaan
Opening Reception
Continuing her interest in the complex expressions of information, systems, and patterns from everyday objects and materials, Jessica Drenk in this show takes the plastic bag and repurposes it into a structure resembling its origins as a by-product of petroleum. More...
10,000 Maniacs

Saturday & Sunday 7:45pm
Fairfield Theatre Company

This iconic band found themselves at the forefront of the college rock scene beginning in the early 80s, and their jangley, shimmering sound became the defining tone of that era’s rock movement. Hear them acoustic on Saturday at Stage One and electric Sunday in The Warehouse.  More...
Parade Spectacular

Sun. Nov. 24, 12pm
Downtown Stamford

Presented by the Stamford Advocate, this is one of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands, fabulous floats and Bello Nock, comedic daredevil!  More...
Under the Influence

Sun. Nov. 24, 2pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk
Opening Reception

The opening reception for the Center’s annual members exhibition in which artists explore a person or event that has made a significant impact on them and visually represent that through a print.  More... 
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

Sun. Nov. 24, 3pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The opening reception for There Must Be Some Way Out of Here. Rooted in everyday objects, Saldaña’s creations masquerade as objects you might toss away. But under this artistic camouflage lies a drive to take full responsibility for things. 50 of Saldaña’s artifacts at The Aldrich present an extended meditation on self-reliance and the instinct to escape the sometimes hysterical tenor of contemporary life. Visitors are invited to bring an object to exchange for one in a “take one, leave one” box made by Saldaña.  More... 
Tisch Memorial Concert

Sun. Nov. 24, 4pm
Saxe Middle School
New Canaan

The Schubert Club presents the acclaimed piano duo, Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, both Julliard alumni, performing a wide range of music from classical to contemporary.More...
Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerts

Sun. Nov. 24 
3pm at Norwalk Concert Hall 
5:30pm at The Klein, Bridgeport

The Norwalk Youth Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert, with four orchestras playing works by Berlioz, Sibelius, Schubert and more; and 5:30-7pm, at The Klein in Bridgeport, Greater CT Youth Orchestras' fall concert includes Kenji Bunch’s Supermaximum, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, and Lara St. John playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. 
Winter Light
Art/Place Member Show

Sun. Nov. 24, 3pm 
Art/Place Gallery
Opening Reception

The nonprofit, artist-run Art/Place Gallery invites the public to a reception for this exhibition of artwork by members. The artists will talk about their work at 4 pm. More...
Westport School of Music 
Faculty Chamber Music Concert
A Little Night Music...
in the afternoon

Sun. Nov. 24, 3pm 
United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston

A Little Night the afternoon, features a mixture of musical theatre, classical and jazz favorites, featuring flute, voice, piano and strings. A piano trio with violin and cello performing Ernest Bloch's "3 Nocturnes" closes the program before a reception for all is hosted by the WSM Board of Trustees in the church fellowship hall. More...
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