Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 7-13, 2020

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October 6, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Oct. 7-13, 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.
Ann Nicholson Brown
Postcards to an Island: Photographic Collages 

Through Dec. 18, M-F
The Gallery At Still River Editions 

The images in this new exhibit combine photographs captured by the artist in traditional and alternative photographic printmaking processes, and juxtapose natural elements in fresh combinations that awaken the senses and evoke memories. More...
Suzanne Vega
Jazz from the Blue Note: 

Wed. Oct. 7, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presenting Grammy Award-winning Suzanne Vega, celebrating the release of her new, career-spanning live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories. Vega has partnered with more than 80 independent venues and promoters in support of the independent live music industry, currently facing the existential threat of the pandemic crisis. More...
Meet the Masters: Plein-Air

Wednesdays through Nov. 4
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

A four-week art study, for ages 7 to 12, to get to know some of the masters of the art world, including sculptors Andy Goldsworthy and Augusta Savage, and complete projects based on their work. More...
Gayle Alberda
The Art of Pandemics: Ancient Athens to Modern Manhattan.

Wed. Oct. 7, 1pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

As part of the Quick Center's Open MINDS Institute, Gayle Alberda presents The Art of Pandemics: Ancient Athens to Modern Manhattan. Participants will actively engage in real political discourse navigating beyond passionate positions toward civil conversation, reflection, and analyses. More...
World Peace

Wed. Oct. 7, 5pm
MoCA Westport
Opening Reception

Reflecting the culture of identity, and the divided and fractured political climate of America’s past and present, this multimedia show features both local and renowned, global artists. This is a members opening, but you can join on site. More...
Diversity Film Series: 

Wed. Oct. 7, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

In collaboration with the Aldrich Teen Fellows, a program designed to give teens an active voice in the Aldrich Museum, this week's film in this continuing series, is about Summer, a 17-year old carefree Black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist, abruptly converts to Islam, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity. Following the screening, Cheryl Washington will speak with Jinn’s producer Maya Emelle; also available live on YouTube. More...
SoNo Arts Festival: The Gallery Walk

Thurs. Oct. 8, 4pm
Washington Street
South Norwalk

This safe-space Arts Festival will take place this weekend and next with a Gallery Walk in available retail properties along Norwalk’s Washington Street, with more than 50 juried artists who will house, display, and sell their works inside these unique retail and restaurant spaces. More...
Kiyoshi Otsuka

Thurs. Oct. 8, 5pm
Sorelle Gallery

An opening reception for a Commemorative Show honoring artist Kiyoshi Otsuka, who recently passed away. This exhibit of abstract, black and white paintings will be on view for the next three weeks. More...
SHORT-CUTS Film Festival

Thurs. Oct. 8, 5pm
Remarkable Theater Drive-In
Also Online

Returning for two evenings (one in October and one in November) featuring outstanding international short films curated from the Tribeca Film Festival and South by Southwest, SHORT CUTS can be viewed at Westport's Drive-In big screen with 70 other socially distanced cars, or online. More... 
Nicholas Paige:
French New Wave Cinema 

Thurs. Oct. 8, 7pm
New Canaan Library

Professor Paige has been teaching in the Department of French at the University of California, Berkeley, for about 25 years, including a class on the New Wave. He will first give a brief introduction to French New Wave Cinema, then point to select examples to explore the theoretical, technological, and cultural currents that converged to produce this remarkable source of talent that began around 1959. More...
The Intersection of Art & Design

Thurs. Oct. 8, 6:30pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center

The virtual annual meeting feature member artists, including Donna Benedetto, Miggs Burroughs, Yvonne Claveloux, Thomas Healy, Emily Kelting, and Kelly Rosetti, all of them professional designers, will discuss with special guest Amy Vischio, creative director at Moffly Media, how their art is influenced by their professional work and vice versa. More...

Fri. Oct. 9 through Oct. 30 
Downtown New Canaan 

A month-long celebration of New Canaan’s architecture, art, design and community, continues with a three-week scavenger hunt: Find Architect Philip Johnson’s Glasses. Children can pick up their Find Philip Johnson’s Glasses passport at the Glass House Visitor Center that lists some 30 participating retailers. When they visit the stores and spot the glasses, they collect signatures or stamps and, for a completed passport, will receive a small prize and be entered into a drawing to win one of three architectural gifts. More...

Chris Coogan Trio

Fri. Oct. 9, 5pm
Westport Women's Club

Coogan has performed with locals Paul Newman and James Naughton, as well as Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Gene Wilder, Ronnie Spector, among many, and plays straight-ahead jazz, fusion jazz, and boogie-woogie. Food Truck available; bring chairs and masks. More...
The Breakers

Fri. Oct. 9, 5pm
Wall Street Theater Drive-In

A new series of Drive-In Concerts behind the theater, kicking off with The Breakers, the country’s premier Tom Petty & the Heart-breakers tribute band. No other band comes close to capturing the sound and emotions of Tom Petty’s songs quite like the Breakers. More...
Friday Night Flicks: Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake

Fri. Oct. 9, 7pm
Housatonic Museum of Art

The documentary chronicles the daily life of Hank Virgona, an 87-year-old NY artist, grappling with age, change, and capturing the real faces of New York City life. His work can be seen in the New York Transit Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Smithsonian, and he earned a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. More...
Cabaret IV:

Friday - Sunday, 7pm
Curtain Call Theatre

Another outdoor, 90-minute live musical cabaret, featuring a three-piece combo and some 20 singers, with songs from Broadway, popular standards and contemporary hits - all new from past cabaret events. A full meal program is also available. More...
Old Post Road
Historic Walking Tour

Sat. Oct. 10, 10am
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Take a walking tour down Fairfield's Old Post Road. Learn about the road’s fascinating history, as it served as the primary thoroughfare through Fairfield for hundreds of years and the many historic sites along its path including the Rowland and Smedley lots, the Unquowa Hotel, the Fairfield Public Library, and the home of Ely S. Parker. More...
Outdoor Concert Series:
The Zambonis and Sgt. Scag

Sat. Oct. 10, 2pm
The Klein Main Stage

The Klein's latest Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert Series presents The Zambonis, a Connecticut-based indie rock band formed in 1991 by Dave Schneider, Peter Katis, Jon Aley, and Tarquin Katis, and Sgt. Scag (aka Sgt. Scagnetti), a fixture on the Northeast ska/punk scene since the late 1990’s and who won the 2020 “Oskar” for New England. More...

Sat. Oct. 10, 4pm
Milford Arts Council (MAC)

The first live outdoor music festival in Eisenhower Park, Milford, featuring The Bargain, DynaMojo, and head-liners Hitch & The Giddyup, on an outdoor stage for an experience that is meant to raise critical funds for the preservation of the MAC.  More...
Chris Thile - Outdoors

Sat. Oct. 10, 4pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse

With four Grammy Awards and 22 nominations, internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Thile has been wowing audiences for nearly 20 years. As a MacArthur Fellow, a member of Goat Rodeo, Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and the host of the radio program, Live from Here, Thile’s broad outlook encompasses classi-cal, rock, jazz, and bluegrass. Thile’s most recent album, Thanks for Listening, is a col-ection of recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, originally written as Songs of the Week for A Prairie Home Companion. More...
Right Before I Go

Sat. Oct. 10, 8pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A virtual performance, written by Stan Zimmerman and performed by four storytellers Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Hari Nef, and Wilson Cruz on the topic of suicide prevention in these days where anxiety, depression, mental illness, and desperation are front and center in our everyday lives. More...
Matt Haimovitz

Sun. Oct. 11, 3pm
The Suzuki Music School

Opening a new series of concerts with a performance by widely acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz, described by The New York Times as a “ferociously talented cellist who brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles.” Free, but registration required. More...
Inside/Out Outdoor Concert

Sun. Oct. 11, 3pm and 5pm
Norwalk Symphony

Presenting two outdoor concerts: 3-4pm a string quartet and 5-6pm a brass quintet. Bring chairs and masks. More...
Exhibit: Twenty-Twenty

Mon. Oct. 12, 12pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

The opening of a new exhibition that will be developed over the course of several months, featuring the work of seven artists whose work is based on photographic imagery. Conceived of in 2019 to document and respond to the 2020 election season, it was originally scheduled to open in June 2020. More...
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
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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