Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Oct. 9 - Oct. 15, 2019

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 October 8, 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.
Becoming Westport

Through June, 2020
Westport Museum for History & Culture

The Westport Museum presents its new exhibit exploring all aspects of the archetypes of those who have collectively built the town of Westport from pre-colonial times: from The Farmer, The Laborer, The Cleric, The Merchant, and The Revolutionary, to The Entrepreneur, The Artist and The Performer. More...
Gaston Duprat
My Masterpiece

Wed. Oct. 9, 3pm
Pequot Library

This Argentinean director's 2018 comedy/drama is set in the Buenos Aires art world, pitting a cantankerous painter against his sly art dealer.  More...
Dr. David Naumec
The Battle of Pequot Swamp 

Thurs. Oct. 10, 6pm
Fairfield Museum And History Center

Dr. Naumec, Senior Researcher and Archaeologist at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, speaks about the results of the Museum’s field research, in partnership with the National Park Service, in this talk on New Archaeological Findings of the Pequot War’s 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp. More...
Aretha Franklin
Amazing Grace

Thurs. Oct. 10, 7pm
The Klein

The first showing in the area of Sydney Pollack's recently discovered unfinished and reassembled documentary of Aretha Franklin recording this celebrated gospel album, from never-before-seen footage originally captured in 1972.  More...
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Toni Morrison: The Pieces 
I Am

Thurs. Oct. 10, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, this documentary on the great novelist includes discussions of her many critically-acclaimed works. Includes a post-film Q&A with director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, moderated by film series curator Harriette ColeMore...
Justin Hayward

Thurs. Oct. 10, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The Moody Blues’ vocalist, lead guitarist and composer, with Mike Dawes, one of the world’s finest modern-finger-style guitarists and performers, as his opening act. More...
I.D. Aruede 
Inside the Whitney Museum: Managing a Flagship Cultural Institution.

Thurs. Oct. 10, 7:30pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Hear the story of this Nigerian immigrant, who never visited an art museum until adulthood and is now Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Whitney Museum of American Art, as he traces his unlikely personal and professional path to a leadership role at the Whitney, including the story behind the museum’s move to its new location. More...
Live at The NEST

Fri. Oct. 11, 6pm
The NEST Arts Factory

This festive fundraiser to benefit the Save-The-NEST fund, features guitarist Rick Reyes, and his new band, Colorfields, with John Torres and Scott Packham, an art sale, open studios and raffle drawings. More... 
Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Cloudspotting for Beginners

Fri. Oct. 11, 7pm
The Aldrich Museum

As part of the Museum’s Weather Report exhibit, the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society takes you on an illustrated tour of the sky. You’ll understand why clouds look the way they do and how they reveal the invisible movements of our atmosphere. More...
Dorothy Hafner
Glass Jewelry Making

Fri. Oct. 11, 7pm
Darien Arts Center

Cultural Alliance artist member, and award-winning glass artist and designer Dorothy Hafner leads a workshop in composing fused glass pendants using a rainbow assortment of colored, metallic and patterned glassesMore...
Wes Haynes
Docomomo Tour and Talks

Sat. Oct. 12, 11am-4pm
First Presbyterian Church
Fish Church

Be part of the international Docomomo celebration of modernist architecture, with tours of the church, and talks by architectural historian Wes Haynes about this modernist icon, its architect Wallace K. Harrison, its richly-colored faceted-glass wall panels, and a virtual tour of other mid-century religious buildings in the area. More...
Susan Werner

Sat. Oct. 12, 8pm
Voices Café
The Unitarian Church in Westport

“Empress of the Unexpected” (NPR) the charismatic performer Susan Warner has been described as "one of the most innovative songwriters working today" (Chicago Tribune). Included in her performance will be songs from her from her 2017 Cuban flavored collection An American In Havana and, from her most recent album NOLA - Susan Werner Goes to New Orleans. More... 
New Haven Symphony
I Got Rhythm

Sun. Oct 13, 3pm
Shelton High School

The NHSO teams up with local dancers to celebrate the legacy of instrumental big band music in Hollywood and beyond. More...
Autumn Juried Show

Sun. Oct. 13, 4pm
Rowayton Arts Center
Opening Reception

This all-media exhibit features artwork by 83 artists, selected from over 350 submissions, by artist Katerina Lanfranco, who teaches at Parsons, The New School and Hunter College. More...
Mlima's Tale: The Ivory Trade in CT and Beyond

Sun. Oct. 13, 4:30pm
Westport Country Playhouse

Following the 3pm performance of Mlima's Tale, panelists David Michel, Priscilla Feral, and Ken Bernhard discuss their experiences with the ivory trade, ranging from government legislation to animal advocacy to on-the-ground operations. More...
Spotlight on Arts & Culture: Accessibility & Inclusion - Lessons for us all from The Americans with Disabilities Act

Mon. Oct. 14, 12pm
WPKN - 89.5FM

This month, our interview show features an in-depth discussion about Accessibility & Inclusion in the Arts – specifically rooted in issues around arts venues and arts organizations making accommodations for people with disabilities. This is an outgrowth of the ADA: Principles and Practice for Arts Administrators workshop conducted by Elanah Sherman for the CT Office of the Arts. More...
T.G. Herrington and Danny Glitch
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
A Tuba to Cuba

Mon. Oct. 14, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

In this film, the New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band traverses post-embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. 
Greenwich Design District:
Taste & Tour: Toasting The Town

Tues. Oct. 15, 4-8pm
Greenwich Downtown

The Greenwich Design District, the ultimate destination for the finest quality home furnishings, art and accessories, presents an afternoon and evening of strolling the district to be inspired by new decorating and entertaining trends! Enjoy delicious treats from local merchants and see new products, books, and exhibits, while supporting local charities in the Greenwich Design Community. More...
Short Cuts
Film Festival 2019

Wed. Oct. 16, 7:30pm
Garden Cinemas

Selections of short films from the Tribeca Film Festival. The theme of the evening is "The Secrets We Hold" and it will feature a discussion after the films with B. Monét, director of Ballet After DarkMore..
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...
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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