Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Nov. 27 - Dec. 3, 2019

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 November 26, 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.
Thankful Friday

Fri. Nov. 29, 10am - 4pm Discovery Museum 

It’s a day of activities for the kids and family - taking photos with Santa - and T-Rex, making holiday cards for the troops, making gifts, seeing shows in the new Planetarium - and more. More...
Close to You
A Carpenters Christmas

Fri. Nov. 29, 8pm
Palace Theatre - Stamford

Singer and playwright Lisa Rock with her six-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive with a show based on their two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows: a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.  More...
Black Friday & Saturday
Book Sale

Fri. and Sat. 9am - 5pm
Pequot Library

There will be 10,000 items for sale at the Library’s Black Friday & Saturday Book Sale - most selected for their suitability for holiday gift giving. All proceeds support Pequot’s programs, serving thousands of adults and children a year.  More...
Martin Sexton 

Fri. & Sat. 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

One of the modern legends on the independent folk music circuit, Sexton's rhythmic, finger-style guitar playing sounds like he's backed by a full band when playing solo, and his breezy, affable sound lies between the old-school charm of James Taylor and the spunk and swagger of a young John Mayer. More...
Mary McNulty & Kenneth Gartman: Heads or Tails

Fri. and Sat. 8pm 
The Magnolia Room
BJ Ryans, Norwalk
NY-style cabaret entertainment in an intimate setting with excellent food and service. This Cabaret Duo Debut is a fast- paced romp with songs by Gershwin, Porter, Lehrer, Bernstein, Sondheim and more. More... 
Holiday Trunk Show

Fri. through Sun. 11am - 4pm
Silvermine Arts Center

Silvermine's Holiday Trunk Show features hand-made jewelry, pottery, fashion, ceramics, textiles, glass and more, from some of the finest crafters and artists in the northeast.  More...
Holilday Gift Show

Fri. through Sun. 10am - 5pm
Rowayton Arts Center

RAC's Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind holiday gifts by local artists - small ornaments as well as jewelry, ceramics and knitted items, plus original cards, prints and paintings. More...
David Dunlop: Artist Talk and Anniversary Reception 

Sat. Nov. 30, 6pm
The Drawing Room Art Gallery Greenwich

The opening reception for this compelling show of paintings by David Dunlop, with a talk by the artist at 6pm and a toast to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Drawing Room at 7pm. See the exceptional paintings of this TV star and Silvermine teacher, enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and libations, and do some holiday shopping with good music and good company! More...
Holiday Tree Lighting & 
John Denver Christmas Show

Sat. Nov. 30, 6:30pm
Wall Street Theater
The second annual Wall Street tree lighting will take place in front of the theater, with songs and merriment, followed at 8pm with Chris Collins’s John Denver Christmas Show a Christmas concert, featuring leading John Denver artist, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon.  More...
Holiday Bazaar & Train Show

Sat. and Sun. 12pm
Rowayton Historical Society
Enjoy a Holiday Bazaar with a wide range of vendors and goodies (the $1 price of admission goes towards the renovation of the Society's maritime museum, opening in 2020). And on Sunday, 4-5:30pm, the opening celebration of the Society’s annual model train show, Rowayton in miniature, designed and hand-built by artist Brian Kammerer. More...
Santa Visits Fairfield

Sun. Dec. 1, 10 am - 2pm
Fairfield's Sherman Green

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce presents a Fairfield holiday tradition. Santa arrives by hook-and-ladder at 10am, and is available till 2pm to hear children’s wishes. Don’t miss a petting zoo, horse-and-wagon rides, Snappy Dawgs food truck, hot chocolate and cider, holiday music by DJ Scott Nickel, holiday wreaths and poinsettas for sale and more. More...

Sun. Dec. 1, 12:55pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse

An Encore The Met Live in HD presentation of the new staging of the Philip Glass opera (about the 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh) that won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. During intermission, the Met Opera’s Susan Gomez Pizzo, Solo Ladies’ Wardrobe Supervisor, and Louis Valantasis, Principal Men’s Wardrobe Supervisor will be live on the Playhouse stage to discuss the role of costumes in the Met’s dazzling productions. More...
Richard Klein
Aldrich Museum Tour

Sun. Dec. 1, 3pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Exhibitions Director Richard Klein gives a tour of current exhibitions, including Weather Report, Eva LeWitt, and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña. For museum members there’s a holiday party at 3:45pm.  More... 
Folksinger Bill Staines

Sun. Dec. 1, 3pm
Good Folk Coffeehouse

For more than 40 years, this New England native has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses.  More... 
Otherwise Obscured
Poetry Reading

Sun. Dec. 1, 4pm
Franklin Street Works

As a component of the ongoing exhibition,  “Otherwise Obscured," poet and curator Danilo Machado, presents three poets - Sara Elkamele, Jan-Henry Gray and Malcolm Tariqa - who consider erasure part of their practice.   More...
Rana Foroohar
How Big Tech Betrayed Us

Wed. Dec. 4, 11:30 am 
Stamford Hilton

World Affairs Forum presents global business columnist, and associate editor for the Financial Times, discussing "Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Us."  More...
of What's Happening This Week
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