Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 14-20, 2020

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October 13, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Oct. 14-20, 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.
Vanishing Species - Vanishing Murals

Tuesday - Sunday
Downtown Westport

See four artists paint murals of animals under threat of extinction. Jana Ireijo, Day Moore, Susan Fehlinger and Dale Najarian, will create murals with charcoal forged in the heat of destructive wildfires, supplemented by non-toxic chalk. Over the next weeks the murals will slowly degrade and vanish, just as these animals are vanishing from our planet. More...
Connecticut Women and the Battle for the Ballot

Wed. Oct. 14, 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

A virtual historical sketch on the 20th century suffrage campaign in Connecticut, by Dr. Kelly Marino, Coordinator of Women’s Studies at Sacred Heart University. Learn about the leaders in the campaign and how our state played a key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment. More...
Alan Neigher:You Can't Say That

Wed. Oct. 14, 1pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Open MINDS Institute presents a short history of limiting speech and expression in the United States. Since our founding, American governments, corporations and individuals have successfully sought to limit - and extinguish - free communication of facts, art forms and opinions. This discussion will review those limitations, from the Constitutional Convention to the Age of Trump. More...
Arts & Cultural Virtual 
Electoral Forum 

Wed. Oct. 14, 5:30pm
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

Hear six candidates from across Fairfield County discuss how they will strengthen the arts and culture sector in Connecticut in this online forum. Hear candidates Will Haskell, Tony Hwang, Alex Kasser, Michelle Lapine McCabe, David Rutigliano & Patrizia Zucaro. More...
Long Pose Drawing Session

Wed. Oct. 14, 5:45pm
Arts Alliance of Stratford

Draw/paint Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love - first with 20-minutes of short 2-to-5-minute poses and then one long pose for the rest of the evening. More...
Diversity Film Series: 
Akeelah and the Bee

Wed. Oct. 14, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presenting a delightful film about a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. She earns the opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighbors who witness the courage and inspiration of an amazing young girl. Following the screening, Cheryl Washington will speak with cognitive psychotherapist, speaker & writer Niro Feliciano. More...
Todd MacGrain: 
The Lost Bird Project

Thurs. Oct. 15, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

The Lost Bird Project is part natural history, part artist’s diary, documenting the extraordinary effort by Todd McGrain to place a series of public memorials to birds driven to extinction in modern times. The artist will discuss his work, and these monumental works will be installed on the Fairfield University campus in the days leading up to this talk. More...
Butterfly Walk

Fri. Oct. 16, 11:45am
Friends of Sherwood Island State Park

An introduction to migrating butterflies you can look for on beaches in the fall. Meet at the Point by the 9/11 Memorial - Bring binoculars and a camera. More...
Art from the Beyond

Fri. Oct. 16, 1pm
Westport Museum for History & Culture

Join Museum Director of Programs and Education Nicole Carpenter at the Greens Farms Lower Cemetery on Nyala Farms Road to discuss the 18th and 19th century superstitions associated with cemeteries and the dearly departed. Learn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery. Space is limited; Reservations required. More...

Fri. Oct. 16, 5pm
Wall Street Theater Drive-In

A series of Drive-In Concerts behind the theater continues this week with this Boston-based seven-piece band, siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop, through a kaleidoscope of unpredictable and virtuosic improvisation. More...
Gavin Guerra: Let the People Decide

Fri. Oct. 16, 6pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A virtual discussion with Weston-based filmmaker on his 2019 film that traces the history of voting rights struggles in the United States from 1960 through the present day. The film is available prior to the talk online through Thursday. More...
Marco Santini: The Great Pumpkin Experience

Sat. & Sun. 12-5pm
Bloomingdale's Court
SoNo Collection in Norwalk

Meet award-winning New York-based artist, fashion designer, photographer, and inventor who draws inspiration from inclusion, positivity, and language. Marco will create custom painted artisanal pumpkins, while supporting the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Capture memorable photo ops with the larger than life, hand-painted pumpkins, and take home a DIY pumpkin painting kit, with a qualifying purchase. More...
Fall Art Trunk Sale

Sat. Oct. 17, 10am
Artist Collective of Westport

Buy Art! Over 25 artist members are holding a fall Trunk Sale in the parking lot of Westport Playhouse, selling affordable art out of the trunk of their cars! All safety precautions observed. More...
Arts & Crafts on Bedford

Sat. Oct. 17, 10am-6pm
Downtown Stamford

Returning for a second show this fall, check out the handcrafted goods made by local and regional artists. Bedford Street restaurants will be offering extended outdoor patio cafés. More...
Outdoor Concert Series:
Rah Digga

Sat. Oct. 17, 2pm
The Klein

This week, the Klein's latest Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert Series presents an outstanding hardcore Hip-Hop performer. Well known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad, she has been deemed “one of Hip Hop’s most skilled female MCs” in the book How to Rap. Sponsored by Southwest Community Health Center, which offers free onsite COVID-19 testing. More...
Virtual Starlit Gala 

Sat. Oct. 17, 8pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

This year's virtual Gala will feature an Award Presentation and a talk by Glenn McGee, PhD, renowned expert on bioethics. The Mansion will honor David Westmoreland, a longstanding and key supporter of the Mansion and its preservation. The event will include a catered dinner and silent auction. More...
KC 2020 Virtual Kids Convention

Saturday & Sunday, 8am
Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Museum will join with its partners, the Connecticut State Department of Education, Literacy How, and Norwalk Public Schools, for the inaugural convention, giving children, families, and classrooms across the United States a global platform to talk about their place in the world and dreams for the future. More...
Geology Walk:
Boulders to Mud

Sun. Oct. 18, 2pm
New Pond Farm Education Center

Geology has played a key role in the landscape of Western CT. New Pond Farm's property is underlain by bedrock over 450 million years old that has been sculpted by glaciers, rivers, and humans. Learn how geology influences our soils, plants, rivers, and streams. Join Part 1 in our family-friendly Geology Walk series, led by Bruce Ward, PhD in geology. Space is limited and Registration is required. More... 
Glass Jewelry Workshop

Sun. Oct. 18, 2pm
Dorothy Hafner Studio

Globally-recognized Norwalk glass artist offers safe, socially distanced fun with her Glass Jewelry Making workshop in her spacious Norwalk studio. More...
ARTalk: Pam Elam and Coline Jenkins, Monumental Women

Sun. Oct. 18, 2pm
Aldrich Museum & Ridgefield Library

Presenting a joint program honoring women’s rights pioneers Pam and Coline, who managed to break the “bronze ceiling” of no Central Park monuments to or by women, with a bold new monument to women’s rights activists Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, created by Ridgefield artist Meredith Bergmann. Join the artist in a Zoom panel discussion on how they all worked toward unveiling this monument in August, on the centenary of the 19th Amendment. More...
Tories, Spies, & Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary CT

Sun. Oct 18, 3pm
Ridgefield Historical Society

Presenting a live webinar by Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, Connecticut Historical Society, who will ask: “Which side are you on?” - the question every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775. Loyalty to the British could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life.  More...
Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson: Together Again in 2020

Starting Oct. 19
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The first of a three-part podcast series, "Hindsight is,” focusing on vignette scenes with a range of Connecticut historical figures. This week will feature a debate about women's right to vote and whether the Equal Rights Amendment should have been passed with the clarity afforded by looking back from the year 2020. More...
JW Ocker & Sam Weller: Cursed Objects and Dark Black 

Tues. Oct. 20, 7pm
The Westport Library
Online Discussion

J.W. Ocker is the Lowell Thomas- and Edgar Award-winning author of macabre travelogues, spooky kid’s books, and horror novels. His latest book, Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items. Sam Weller’s book, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury (William Morrow) was a national bestseller. His latest book is short story collection, Dark Black. More...
Jeffrey Tambor

Tues. Oct. 20, 7pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Presenting an eight-week class taught by award winning actor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development, and Transparent) who is back for his fifth session as he teaches actors, writers and directors the art of the monologue. More...
NASA: Dr. Bob Dempsey

Tues. Oct. 20, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

How Do You Throw a Refrigerator Away in Space? This is one of the issues the International Space Station flight directors have had to to deal with. Hear more in this month's lecture, also available on YouTube. More...
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
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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.
Hear six electoral candidates discuss how they will strengthen the arts and culture sector in CT in this online forum Wed. Oct 14, 5:30-6:30pm, in answer to a questionnaire sent to them by the CT Arts Alliance as part of the Create the Vote campaign. Candidates in the Forum are: Will Haskell (D-Sen.26), Thony Hwang (R-Sen.28), Alex Kasser (D-Sen.36), Michelle Lapin McCabe (D-Sen.28), David Rutigliano (R-H. 123), & M. Patrizia Zucaro (R-H.143). Register here.  
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