Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 2 - Oct. 8, 2019

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 October 2, 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.
Lynn Nottage
Mlima's Tale

Wed. - Sun. Oct. 2 - 8
Through Oct. 19
Westport Country Playhouse

This play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ruined and Sweat tells the story of a magnificent Kenyan elephant, hunted for his coveted ivory tusks. As traffickers maneuver the illicit ivory market, the animal’s invincible spirit follows their path of desire, greed, crime, and corruption. More...
Roger Waters
Us + Them

Wed. Oct. 2, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Roger Waters' film of the Us + Them tour featuring songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want? Waters collaborates again with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall.  More...
Prints from the Age of Rodin + Sculptured Ornament: The Jewelry of David Hayes 

Thurs. Oct. 3, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum - Bellarmine Hall
Opening Reception +
Gallery Talk

Opening reception for a companion exhibit to Rodin: Truth, Form, Life, featuring lithographs and etchings by Rodin’s contemporaries, preceded by a Gallery Talk by Michelle DiMarzoe. at 5pm  Reception  Talk
From the Bottom of the World: The Art and Science of Antarctica

Thurs. Oct. 3, 6pm
Bruce Museum

Second in its series, Bruce Museum Presents, is a panel discussion by experts in the art and science of Antarctica, including a live 15-minute Q&A Skype discussion with Oregon State University’s Dr. Kim Bernard (above), from her base at Antarctica's Palmer Station. More...
From the Ground Up: Fairfield's Foods

Thurs. Oct. 3, 6pm
Fairfield Museum & 
History Center
Opening Reception

This exhibition explores how local foods have shaped Fairfield and the region’s identity over time, examining ingredients from farm, ocean and forest. Opening reception includes local hard cider and snacks. More...
Katie Settel 

Fri. Oct. 4, 6pm
Armstrong Gallery
305 Knowlton Street
Opening Reception

Cultural Alliance member artist Katie Settel is getting national attention for this body of work in which she journeys to find her lost brother. The journey took her to the Mansfield Training School, a mental institution on the Storrs Campus, closed in 1993 due to neglect and overcrowding. Her brother was found - one of the lucky ones, but Katie's work is helping to give a much needed voice to those that are still “lost” in the system. More...
Helen Klisser During:

Fri. Oct. 4, 10am
Wien Experimental Theatre
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Fresh coffee, hot croissants, and hot news from around the art world by this doyenne of the field: art advisor, curator, and photojournalist. More...
Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Fri. Oct. 4, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Weinberg, the driving rhythmic force propelling The E Street Band for 43 years, is also known to millions of fans for his 17 year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic rock groups to leading his eponymous band on NBC’s “Late Night” and "The Tonight Show." More...
Caroline Harman
Principles of Uncertainty

Sat. Oct 5, 2pm
The Gallery at Still River Editions, Danbury
Opening Reception

Caroline Harman’s multi-layered paintings, drawings, and prints are rhythmic, complex, and organic. In her paintings, she builds up layers of polychromatic paint and mylar, adding random disruptors like ink stains, paint pours, sprays and drips to create tension in the carefully-created abstract compositions: "I try to explore how living organisms, and the complex systems within which they exist, adapt to random events and adverse conditionsMore...
Gala of Lights

Sat. Oct 5, 6pm
Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum invites you to a celestial celebration with festive cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, and a live & silent auction! More...
International Observe The Moon Night

Sat. Oct 5, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Join the Westport Astronomical Society in this worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, celestial observation, and our cultural and personal connections to the Moon. Or create one yourself! More... 
James Prosek
Fall Nature Festival: Celebration of Conservation

Sat. Oct 5, 6:30pm
CT Audubon Society
Fairfield Center

Celebrating a century of conservation, The Connecticut Audubon Society, Fairfield, begins its Fall Nature Festival with an evening fundraiser reception, featuring artist, author and naturalist, James Prosek, as well as an exhibition and sale of Audubon limited edition prints. More... 
Susan Tabachnick
Artifacts: Sculpture and Collage

Sat. Oct 5, 5:30pm
River Road Gallery

Susan Tabachnick makes things out of found objects, both sculptural and functional. Her work is about connections and the partnering of disparate objects. Attracted to the idea that everything has a history, she might not know what an object is or how it was used, yet it brings a patina, a fingerprint of its past life to her work table. When the histories of these objects are joined, an unexpected piece of work comes forth. More... 
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Oct 5, 8pm
Anne S. Richardson Auditorium
Ridgefield High School

The RSO opens its season with a concert program featuring Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Disquiet, Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 - From the New WorldMore...
Ann Hampton Callaway
Jazz Goes To The Movies

Sat. Oct. 5, 8pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

One of the leading performers of the Great American Songbook, blending jazz and traditional pop, sings from her new album Jazz Goes to the Movies that fulfills her longtime dream of recording great songs from classic films. More...
Pacifica String Quartet

Sat. Oct. 5, 8pm
MOCA Westport

This Grammy Award-winning quartet kicks off the season, at the new MoCA Westport performance space, with quartets by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. More...
38th Annual Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival

Sat-Sun. Oct. 5 - 6
Grounds of
The Bruce Museum

More than 80 new and returning artists will showcase their work at this festival, recognized as one of the top 25 fine arts festivals nationally, organized by Sue Gordon Brown. More...
Weather Report
Eva Lewitt

Sun. Oct. 6, 3pm
The Aldrich Museum
Opening Reception

The Aldrich opens two new exhibits: Weather Report reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another, as explored by 21 artists; and Eva LeWitt will debut a new site-specific installation, exploring the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, - and gravity. More...
Chamber Players Of The Greenwich Symphony 
From Two Worlds

Sun. Oct. 6, 4pm
Round Hill Community Church

Mon. Oct. 7, 7:30pm
Greenwich Historical Society

From Two Worlds is a program of string quartets from two hemispheres: Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas, an Andean Walkabout, and Mendelssohn’s final quartet, Opus 80 in F minor, together with E.J. Moeran’s Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings. More...
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy
Roundtable on Arts Impact on the Economy

Mon. Oct. 7, 11:45am
Ferguson Library

Hear U.S. Senator Chris Murphy  and guests discuss the economic impact of the arts. Registration Required. More...
of What's Happening This Week
...and Beyond!
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