Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2020

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October 27, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 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.
Photorealism: Fixing the Fleeting Moment 

Opening this week through Dec. 31
Housatonic Museum of Art + Online

See nine paintings by artists including Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, John Baeder, and Arne Besser, whose work helped define this style. The movement emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to Abstract Expressionism and as a counterpoint to Pop Art. Appointment required, the show is also online with a video essay. More...
Adele Logan Alexander: A Black Suffragist’s Story from the Jim Crow South

Wed. Oct. 28, 6pm
Greenwich Historical Society

A Zoom discussion of the gripping biography, Princess of the Hither Isles, which reconstructs the life of the author’s grandmother - black suffragist Adella Hunt Logan. Born during the Civil War into a slaveholding family that included black, white, and Cherokee forebears, Logan dedicated herself to advancing political and educational opportunities for the African American community. More...
Book Discussion: H is for Hawk

Wed. Oct. 28, 7pm
Westport Library

A virtual Environmental Book Discussion with members of the Earthplace naturalist team. This prizewinning novel combines obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir. More...
The Exorcist

Wed. Oct. 28, 7:45pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

One of the most horrifying movies ever made. Director of the multi-Academy Award winning film, William Friedkin, and screenwriter William Peter Blatty, have added back eleven minutes to this 1973 film, deepening the impact of performances by Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, and Max von Sydow. More...
Halloween Stroll

Wednesday - Saturday, 5:30pm
Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk

Enjoy special treats, activities, animal en-counters, free popcorn and parting goody bags for children. No tricks but lots of treats. Put on your costume - but only COVID-19 masks. Exhibits will be transformed with family-friendly themes and artists Liz Bannish and Kathleen Telesco will show some large spooky prints and paintings. More...
The TAWLIGHT Zone Fundraiser

Wed. Oct 28 - Sun. Nov. 1, 8pm
Theatre Artists Workshop

Theatre Artists Workshop (TAW) present a virtual fundraising evening of nine scenes and short works created and/or performed by members of the Workshop. When the theatre industry shut down, TAW member artists continued to meet weekly over Zoom, developing their work, and lifting each other’s spirits. Now, the Workshop needs your love and support more than ever! You are promised a spooky good time. Not for children under 13. More...
Caryn Friedman: Not Your Normal Book Club

Thurs. Oct. 29, 3pm
Norwalk Public Library

A virtual discussion of Juliette Fay’s City of Flickering Light with the book's author. The novel is available in several formats through the library. More...
The Story of Women

Thurs. 5pm; Sat. 10am
Online all day
Milford Arts Center (MAC)

Presenting an exhibit of work inspired by women: their stories, their role in society, their duality, their struggles, their successes, their journey, and their future… all in celebration of the centenary of women’s right to vote. The judge for the show was poet and painter Shanna Melton. More...
Joe McCarthy: Jazz Method and History

Thursdays through Nov. 12, 6pm
Suzuki Music School

Grammy Winning musician teaches an online Jazz course. Guests Tim Ishii, Boris Kozlov and Vinny Valentino will join Joe to jam as they cover jazz technique, genre and structure. Classes also open for audit. 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...
Anti-Racism Workshop
Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Lynn Turner

Thurs. Oct. 29, 6:30pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Leading an interactive virtual workshop, sharing core principles they have developed to fight racism, working with themes present in the current episode of the podcast series Hindsight is: “The Webbs.”  In the podcast, William Webb (1834 – 1868) an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut converses with Ridgefield's William Webb (1916 – 1991) who started the Ridgefield Chapter of the NAACP. More...
Spooks, Legends & Lore

Thurs. Oct. 29, 6:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

A Halloween Experience in the Old Burying Ground of Fairfield. Walk among the grave-stones and greet some of the spellbinding characters buried there as they share the notorious legends that have haunted Fairfield for 300 years. Did witches really live in Fairfield? What do the skull markings on the gravestones really mean? Tours are 45 minutes and depart on their ghostly journey every 15 minutes. More...
Drive in Movie Nights: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Fri. Oct. 30, 6:30pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

The Stamford Museum's Drive-In Movie Nights series continues with the first installment of the Harry Potter film series, with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, as Harry, in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education. First come, first served. Food trucks available until showtime. More...
Friday Night Flicks: The Original and Little Fiel

Fri. Oct. 30, 7pm
Housatonic Museum of Art

The Museum's Film Series continues with a double-bill: in The Original, Outsider artist Richard McMahan painstakingly recreated thousands of famous paintings and artifacts in miniature (film is followed by Q&A with the director and artist); then, a stop-motion animation/documentary on Mozambican artist Fiel dos Santos, who created figures from dismantled civil war guns representing his family, which were then turned into puppets for the animation by three N.Y. artists. More...
Concert: Hispanic Heritage Month

Fri. Oct. 30, 7pm
Stamford's Project Music
Facebook Live

The free, intensive after-school music education program presents an online concert by its students, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. More...

Fri. Oct 30 - Sun. Nov. 1
Music Theatre of Connecticut

Continuing its 34th Season, MTC presents the story of Robert F. Kennedy and his growth from husband and father to grieving brother, and finally to Democratic Presidential candidate, who was then infamously assassinated. Fri. and Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. In Person and Live Stream tickets available! More... 
Halloween Organ Show

Fri. Oct. 30, 10pm
First United Church of Christ, Milford

Dan Brownell and James Jeffrey present a show including Halloween organ favorites, poetry, and improvisation. The performance will also be available, recorded on YouTube. More...
Jane + Laurayne’s Walk

Friday Oct. 30, 6pm
The Bijou Theatre

A two-day series of events where the unique story of how we see, interact with, and feel about the city, will be explored on film, on foot, and on bicycle. The interna-tional Jane's Walk concept has been expanded to also celebrate the history and legacy of one of Bridgeport's heroes, Laurayne Farrar-James. Friday at 6pm, at The Bijou Theatre, the premiere of the Jane + Laurayne's Walk video and panel discussion with the film's creators, followed by a screening of Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, a 2019 American neo-noir crime film based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel. More...
Jane + Laurayne’s Walk - Part 2

Saturday Oct. 31, 1pm

This two-day series of events continues with your choice of a walking or cycling tour around many of the sites featured in the video to explore the city, enabling you to connect with neighbors, and contribute to thoughtful conversations about creative, community-driven city building. Expert guides will take you through an exploration of colorful Downtown Bridgeport, its history, and unique places. Registration Required. More...
The Golden Door Exhibition

Saturday through Jan. 16
Silvermine Art Center
New Canaan

An exhibit examining the complex histories and cultural identities that define and enrich contemporary America, taking its name from  “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” in Emma Lazarus’s poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty. 11 artists illuminate personal and collective experience while exploring the concept of displacement, the deep divides in our nation’s history, and the enduring idea of the American dream. More...
Drive In Movie: Halloween

Sat. Oct. 31, 7:30pm
The Remarkable Theater

Showing the original 1978 thriller, directed by John Carpenter, with Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, and Nancy Kyes. Reservations Required. More...
Hindsight Is ...
How Worried Should We Be?

Mon. Nov. 2, 10am
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The Aldrich releases the third in its three-episode podcast series, “Hindsight Is,” with Connecticut historical figures dramatizing social and political issues across time. Hitler on Trial at Ridgefield High, 1934 recreates that trial, offering a snapshot of teenage and educational life in Ridgefield in the 1930’s, and questioning how we respond to emerging fascism. More...
Election Day Vacation Camps

Tues. Nov. 3
Westport Continuing Education 
Online + Westport Kempo

One-day Vacation Camps, including “Fairytales with a Twist” workshop for grades 2-5, 9-11am, online; "Scratch with iCode," for grades 2-5, 9-11am, online; and “Star Wars Academy Jedi Camp,” at Kempo Academy, for grades K-5, 8:15–11:30am; 12:00–3:15pm; or all day. More...
Election Day Workshop for Kids & Teens

Tues. Nov. 3, 10am
MoCA Westport

A multi-media workshop, with instructors James Paget and Grayson Kennedy, focused on voting and Election Day. Two sessions 10am-12pm or 2-4pm. Projects are integrated with MoCA’s World Peace exhibit. Open to all ages. More...
Tuesday Treasures Series: Campaign Buttons

Tues. Nov. 3, 6pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture
Facebook Live

Take a break from election coverage to see some of the promotional buttons used by local and national candidates from the past. Guess who used a red elephant, and what did the 81st governor of Connecticut use for his campaign? Find out online. More...
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
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