Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 16 - Oct. 22, 2019

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 October 15, 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. 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.
Bitten by the Quest of the Humanities: A Painter's Journey through the Liberal Arts
Wed. Oct. 16, 6pm
West Campus at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield 
Sacred Heart University’s Human Journey Colloquia Series presents “Bitten by the Quest of the Humanities: A Painter’s Journey through the Liberal Arts” with Professor Nathan Lewis (Art & Design).  The talk, part of SHU’s Great Minds Collection, is free and open to the public.  More...
Short Cuts Film Festival
Wed. Oct. 16, 7:30pm
Garden Cinemas, Norwalk
Join us for two evenings of outstanding selected short films from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.   October's theme is "The Secrets We Hold" and will feature a discussion after the films with guest B. Monét, director of 'Ballet After Dark'. Includes coffee & cookies at 7 pm followed by the films & discussion at 7:30 pm. PLUS - free popcorn!  More...
Weston's Conservation: Legacy and Future
Wed. Oct. 16, 7pm
Weston Historical Society
A panel discussion with David Brant, Aspetuck Land Trust, Cynthia Fowx, Devil’s Den preserve manager, and Samantha Kulish-Fargione, Weston Historical Society. More...
Whiplash 2019
A Fashion Show Benefit for The Aldrich Museum
Thurs. Oct. 17, 7pm
The Aldrich Museum
A rock-n-roll Whiplash fashion show with styles from Westport boutique WEST, with local creatives - writers, clothing designers, jewelry designers, and artists - modeling outfits. Evening also includes a cocktail hour, live DJ, and an array of silent auction items. More...
American Democracy a Year from 2020: Reeling or Resilient?
Thurs. Oct. 17, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
A Wellness Check Up with E.J. Dionne, Heather McGhee, and Miles Rapoport - three of the country’s leading voices on the state of our democracy in a conversation with Professor Philip Eliasoph and Dean Richard Greenwald.  More...
Echo in the Canyon
Thurs. Oct. 17, 7pm
Bijou Theatre
As part of WPKN’s Music on Film Series, Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s, as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. More...
Fri. Oct. 18, 8pm
The Palace Theatre
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.  More...
Art+Text  - ART Libris Preview Party
Fri. Oct. 18, 5:30-9pm
The Pequot Library, Southport
An evening of culture and celebration kicking off the 22nd Annual Pequot Library Art Show! This year’s show, ART Libris draws inspiration from the intersection of art and text and will feature prominent and emerging artists from Fairfield County and well beyond. Guests will get a first look at the completed show, have the opportunity to bid on priceless items in the Silent Auction, and enjoy cocktails and nibbles from Fox Pond Farm Catering. More... 
Otherwise Obscured: 
Erasure in Body and Text
Fri. Oct. 18, 6:30pm
Franklin Street Works
Join curator Danilo Machado for a walkthrough of his exhibition, Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text, art that blurs distinctions between obscuring and revealing, showing how acts of erasure can both uphold and subvert authority. More...
Sutton Foster
Fri. Oct. 18, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
A highly-anticipated performance by Sutton Foster, Broadway actor, singer and dancer who won Tony Awards for her performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Sutton is celebrating her third solo album Take Me to the World. More...
A Haunting at Mill Hill
Fri 7:30 & 9pm; 
Sat. 6pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm
Mill Hill, Norwalk 
Norwalk Historical Society will hold its 9th annual Haunting at Mill Hill, a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill graveyard, where, among the crooked gravestones, ghostly entities wait to share their true stories of death, murder, insanity and destruction. More...
Aldrich Museum
Weather Report: 
A Symposium on Art and Weather
Sat. Oct. 19, 11am-5pm
Western Connecticut State University
This symposium, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Weather Report, currently on display at the Aldrich Museum, is a unique gathering of artists and researchers discussing and demonstrating how weather informs their work - and how atmosphere shapes our collective experience. More... 
Back in Black
Sat. Oct. 19, 7pm
Wall Street Theater
The "True AC/DC Experience," performed by BACK IN BLACK, has been touring the United States since 1990, entertaining audiences with their accurate replication of AC/DC's music old and new. The high energy live show will surely leave you wanting more. More... 
The Great Pumpkin Festival
Sat. Oct. 19
Boothe Memorial Park Stratford
The Town of Stratford and the Boothe Memorial Park Commission are happy to present this celebration of autumn and Halloween, which will include a traditional costume parade and contest, a pumpkin carving contest, horse-driven hay rides, a roaming railroad, inflatables and more. The many historic and unique buildings on the Boothe park property will be open to the public. More...
An Evening of Dance
Sat. Oct. 19, 7pm
The Darien Arts Center
Professional and college dance groups, including Sacred Heart University’s dance program, East Coast Contemporary Ballet, DAC and Latin Moves companies, will perform classical ballet, modern, contemporary jazz, and ballroom styles. Reception follows the performances. More...
Sat. Oct. 19, 6pm
St Philip’s Art Guild
The Art Guild's Pop-Up Show introduces new members (Leslie Cober, Loren DePalma, Ellen Gordon, Lina Morielli, Karen Schnitzler, Lisa Stretton and Jen Williams), and new art by existing members. Live music, refreshments and two food trucks will also be on hand. More...
Sat. Oct. 19, 1 - 5pm
Elm Street, Westport
The Westport Downtown Merchants Association with Grapevine Wine & Spirits, presents Westoberfest, an Oktoberfest style celebration with tastings from 30+ local and regional breweries, music, great food, a classic car rally, artisanal vendors, kids activities, pumpkins, apples, seasonal crafts and more.
Sun. Oct. 20, 2pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation, Westport
Beechwood's Fall Arts Immersion Salon's theme is Secrets, featuring globally renowned artist Suzanne Benton opening one of her Secret Future Works (reading messages locked away for 26 years), the unveiling of a new Secret Future Work, two of her famous mask performances. Works by Prokofiev played by Frederic Chiu, as well as works and performances by many other artists are also showcased. More...
Nick Revel 
Letters to My Future Self Original Works for Electroacoustic Viola
Sun. Oct. 20, 2pm
Wilton Library
Wilton's own Nick Revel, founding violist of PUBLIQuartet will perform his debut album, which he has transformed into a solo performance. His performance will take the audience on a musical journey through the inside of his mind and break preconceived notions of what a viola can do in a constantly morphing soundscape of genres. More...
Sun. Oct. 20, 4pm
First Congregational Church, Stratford
The 18th Annual PIPESCREAMS, for adults and children, will take place this Sunday. Presented by the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, this entertaining concert of Halloween-themed, Broadway, and classical music, includes a 1920’s short silent film accompanied by Juan Cardona, Jr. on the mighty Austin pipe organ. More...
Music Production Class
Mon. Oct. 21, 7pm
Mondays, through Dec 10
Westport School of Music
This is a beginner crash course to introduce students to the process of creating music on their own computer: from mixing, mastering and song-writing to editing and processing, basic sound design and synthesis techniques. More...
of What's Happening This Week
...and Beyond!
Thanks to our community partner, WPKN 89.5FMyou 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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