Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 21-27, 2020

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October 20, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Oct. 21-27, 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.
Elisabeth Scharlatt: 
Book Publishing from the Inside

Wed. Oct. 21, 1pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Open MINDS Institute presents the publisher of Algonquin Books, with her Notes from a Gatekeeper’s Portfolio - a look inside the book publishing industry with Scharlatt discussing how manuscripts get to be published, and exploring the economic, emotional and intellectual challenges of the industry. More...
Film Soundtrack Composition Course

Wednesday through Nov. 11
Suzuki Music School

Director Dr. Andrew Smith, who, in addition to his expertise on the violin, also composes and records TV and film soundtracks, teaches this 4-week course for those who have always wanted to know how soundtracks are made. More...
Diversity Film Series: Just Mercy

Wed. Oct. 21, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

An engaging film that follows recent Harvard Law School graduate Bryan Stevenson as he travels to Alabama to take on cases of those wrongly condemned or not afforded proper representation. Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism, as he fights for his defendents. Following the screening, Cheryl Washington will speak with Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice Chairman of the NAACP. More...
Virtual Talk: Genus Americanus

Wed. Oct. 21, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Professor Loren Ghiglione presents the discoveries of a 28-state, 14,000-mile road trip with two journalism students that retraced Mark Twain’s travels, in search of America’s identity. Hoping Twain’s insights into Gilded Age America might help them understand the America of today, they also interviewed 150 people along the way and produced the book Genus Americanus as their report. More...
Capturing New Canaan: A Photo Showcase

Thursday through Nov. 4
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan

Presenting the 3th Annual Capturing New Canaan exhibit, featuring plein air artwork and photography of New Canaan's iconic settings and landscapes. This year's exhibit features a juried photography showcase of images of the New Canaan Land Sculpture Trail (a partnership with the New Canaan Land Trust) and work by the Sculpture Trail’s official photograph Elaine Lloyd. More...
Caring for the Vote: Mothers and Suffragists in Wilton

Thurs. Oct. 22, 12:30pm

Wilton Archivist Julie Hughes presents this talk about local women Hannah Ambler and Grace Schenck. As mothers, club women, society women, teachers, and health professionals, they became engaged with the progressive suffragette movement through what Hughes describes as "the politics of caring." More...
ACE: Arts & Culture Empowerment Awards

Thurs. Oct. 22, 5:30pm
Culture Alliance of Fairfield County

Celebrate our 2020 ACE Award winners Miggs Burroughs, (Artist) Bernicestine and Harold Bailey (Citizen), The SoNo Collection (Corporate), Elizabeth Gaynor (Educator) and KEYS (Nonprofit) at our virtual ceremony with Tony Award winning actor James Naughton, who will introduce short filmed interviews with awardees, and Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, who will give a live address on the essential role of music and arts education in her life and that of the wider community. Free event. Please Register Here. More...
The Gin Game

Thurs. - Sat. 8pm; Sun. 2pm
Curtain Call

Returning to live, in-person, productions, Curtain Call presents the Pulitzer-winning drama by D.L. Coburn. The story of Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey meeting on the porch of their nursing home, is a powerfully bittersweet comedy. Over a series of gin games, they discover that they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy. As they expose their ailments, misfortunes, and losses in funny, honest and sometimes, heated exchanges, they reveal intimate details of their lives. More...
Trick or Treat on the Farm

Friday through Oct. 29, 5pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

A new take on a traditional favorite. Children, ages 2-10 can put on their costumes and pick up their scavenger hunt list throughout Heckscher Farm, which they will have all to themselves. More...
A Haunting at Mill Hill

Friday through Nov. 1
Norwalk Historical Society

The popular graveyard tour, "A Haunting at Mill Hill", is planned as an online movie this year to keep guests and ghosts safe! Ghostly entities are waiting to share their true stories of death, murder, insanity and de-struction in this film directed by local filmmaker, Kurtis Spieler. More...

Fri. Oct. 23, 6:30pm
Stationhouse Wine Bar & Grill

Enjoy one of CT's most sought-after vocalists, who will entertain you with Motown, Funk, Soul, Rnb, Country and Classic Rock. while you dine on some of the freshest sushi, burgers, and seafood around! More...
Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

Sat. Oct. 24, 11am
Avon Theatre Film Center

In partnership with Christ Church of Greenwich, the Avon presents a screening of a 2008 documentary in which director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history, based in Bristol, Rhode Island. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey the brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England’s hidden enterprise. Post-film Q&A with the Reverend Marek Zabriskie. More...
World's Largest Abstract Painting

Sat. Oct. 24, 1pm
MoCA Westport

Be part of an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records! Bring the whole family with mask, and enjoy socially-distanced painting, and a concert by New York City’s singing cowboy, Hopalong Andrew, whose high-spirited music has made him a family favorite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food Trucks onsite. More...
Not-So-Spooky Ghost 

Sat. Oct. 24, 2pm
Wilton Historical Society

Enjoy a Halloween Puppet Show by WonderSpark, voted best Puppet Theatre in NYC by TimeOut New York Kids. After their sold-out show at the Historical Society last year, WonderSpark returns, virtually. Fusing puppetry and storytelling with memorable characters and silly songs, the Not-So-Spooky Ghost, his skeleton father and a mysterious scarecrow have lots of laughs in this all-ages Halloween puppet show. More...
Jim Clark: What is Jazz

Sat. Oct. 24, 3pm
Norwalk Public Library

Beginning the first in a series of live virtual programs with the Norwalk saxophonist, jazz musician, and music educator. More...
Jorma Kaukonen 

Sat. Oct. 24, 4 & 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Live, under a tent next to the theatre, enjoy the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, and one of Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Guitarists. Kaukonen has remained one the most respected interpreters of American roots, blues, and rock for more than 50 years. More... 
American Guild of Organists:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Sat. Oct. 24, 7pm
American Guild of Organists

In partnership with the First Church Congregational, Milford, the Gter Bridgeport Chapter of the AGO presents its 3rd Annual Silent Movie Night with the 1923 Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney, and with live organ accompaniment by Daniel Brownell at the Holkamp pipe organ. The movie will be live-streamed, but there will also be a few seats for a simultaneous showing on a large projection screen on the back lawn of the Plymouth Building, next block over from the church. More...
David Pogue: Show of Shows

Sat. Oct. 24, 7pm
Westport Library

TV personality David Pogue joins with award-winning producer Andrew Wilk to present Westport's Show of Shows -- an exceptional and unforgettable experience, featuring dozens of celebrities and popular local personalities, comedy sketches filled with surprise elements, humorous shout-outs, and musical numbers with unexpected twists. More...
Together Again: Virtual Gala Concert

Sat. Oct. 23, 7:30pm
Stamford Symphony

Celebrating the Stamford Symphony reuniting with the community in a new way. this free gala includes Music Director, Michael Stern, conducting Grieg’s Holberg Suite; world-renowned Violinist Pinchas Zukerman, performing Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor; and Dr. Michael Coady, Pianist and Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Stamford Health, performing Beethoven’s Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16. There will also be a grand-stand performance by the Stamford Symphony of the 2nd movement (”Goin’ Home”) of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World.  More...
Jacky Klein: 
Peggy Guggenheim - Visionary Woman Collector  

Sun. Oct. 24, 3pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

The Open VISIONS Espresso Series presents art historian, publisher and BBC broadcaster live from London, speaking on Peggy Guggenheim the influential art collector. More...
Hindsight Is ...
The Webbs

Mon. Oct. 26, 3pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The second in the series of "Hindsight Is" podcasts, “The Webbs” features William Webb (1834 – 1868), an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut, in conversation with Ridgefield's William Webb (1916 – 1991), who started the Ridgefield Chapter of the NAACP, and later became the Connecticut president of the organization. Their discussion will raise questions about civil rights, racism, and the voice of African-Americans in our democracy from two distinct worldviews and historical moments, in Connecticut and U.S. history. More...
23rd Annual Art Show & Fundraiser

Mon. Oct. 26 - Nov. 13
The Pequot Library

While this year’s virtual show, 20/20 Visions: Art & Interpretation, will be experienced differently than it has in the past, it will again showcase some of the region’s most talented artists of all ages, and will celebrate artwork that reflects upon, and has been executed in, 2020. More...
Bernice Pan: DEPLOY  

Tues. Oct. 27, 5pm
Fairfield University  

The Open VISIONS Forum and Dolan School of Business present the founder of pioneering British sustainable fashion brand DEPLOY discussing “True Value: Can Fashion Reform Consumerism?” Pan dissects the fashion system, explaining why it is relevant to us all today and how we can each elect to create a positive impact through a fashion reformation. More...
Collaborative Halloween: Tuesday Treasure

Tues. Oct. 27, 6pm
Facebook Live

The Westport Museum for History and Culture, in partnership with The Fairfield Museum & History Center, The Weston Historical Society and The Wilton Historical Society, celebrate the spirit of the season. This week, each history organization will showcase an eerie object from their collection, not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community with these local history organizations. More...
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
Our most important event of the year is approaching. This Thursday is our fifth annual ACE Awards event in which we celebrate awardees in five categories: ArtistMiggs Burroughs; Citizen - Bernicestine and Harold Bailey  CorporateThe SoNo Collection; EducatorElizabeth Gaynor & her CT Dance School; and NonprofitKEYS and its founder Rob Silvan. It should be a great show on Thursday - with Tony Award winning actor, James Naughton  interviewing all our awardees, and a talk by Tony Award winning actor and singer Joanna Gleason about the crucial role of arts and music education in her life, and in the life of our communities across coastal Fairfield County.  Tickets are free and your can register here <>.  Thank You!
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.
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