Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 11-17, 2019

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 September 10, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
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.
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A-List Awards

Wed. Sept. 11, 5:30pm
Palace Theatre - Stamford

The A-list Awards celebrates the best in interior design, architecture and landscape design in Fairfield County. Winners are selected by a panel of nationally recognized judges, all experts in their fields. The event features an awards presentation plus cocktails, hors d'ouevres, and networking with some of the area's top designers, architects and landscape professionals, and builders along with athome readers and design enthusiasts. More...
Rodin: Truth, Form, Life

Thurs. Sept. 12
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
Opening Reception, 6pm
Lecture, 5pm

Rodin was one of the first sculptors to embrace the fragment as a complete work of art, capable of conveying the same expressive qualities as a fully-finished figure. With his commitment to the free exploration of form and emotion, Rodin’s work paved the way for the development of 20th century modernist sculpture. This special exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s bronze sculptures (1860-1910) including studies for some of hiss most important public commissions. The reception is preceded by a lecture by Jennifer Thompson, "Drama from Head to Toe: Rodin and the Making of the Burghers of Calais." Registration requested. Reception  Lecture
Wes Haynes
The Merritt Parkway: The History & Future of a National Treasure

Thurs. Sept. 12, 7pm
New Canaan Museum & Historical Society

Wes Haynes, Executive Director of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy, will present the story of the origin, construction and impact of the historic road that changed the design of American roads and life in Fairfield County, the challenges the Parkway faces and what needs to be done to ensure its future as a safe and beautiful drive. More...
Bridgeport Pechakucha 5:
Not Your Mama's Pechakucha

Thurs. Sept. 12, 6pm
B:Hive CoWorking Space

Enjoy this free, entertaining event with great personal stories, each told in 400 seconds with 20 images. These stories will be edgy and “adult”! More...
Amb. Omar Samad
The Search for Peace in Afghanistan

Thurs. Sept. 12, 6:30pm
Stamford Yacht Club

The World Affairs Forum presents Omar Samad, former ambassador of Afghanistan to France and Canada, and currently senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. More...
Grease - the live musical

Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 12-15
Through Oct. 12
Curtain Call

Step back in time to Rydell High's class of 1959. The duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, bring the 1950's back to life in the original smash-hit rock ‘n roll musical that opened on Broadway in 1972. More...
Yasmina Reza
God of Carnage

Thurs.-Sun. Sept. 12-15
Greenwich Theatre Company

This Tony- & Olivier-Award-winning play features some of Fairfield County's top talent (Mike Boland, Stephanie Hazard, Wynter Kullman, and Jason Peck). A playground argument between eleven-year-olds brings two sets of Brooklyn parents together to resolve the matter, but things fall apart leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. More...
Art Rocks!
Fall Fest

Thurs.-Fri. Sept. 12-13
One River School of Art + Design

One River invites you to its back-to-school event where you can take a tour of the space, enjoy free art-themed workshops, and take advantage of exclusive discounts for fall classes. Thurs: Adult workshops; Fri: kid and teen workshops.  More... 
Jill Nichols
Memories and Reflections

Fri. Sept. 13, 6:30pm
Fairfield University Bookstore

Cultural Alliance artist member Jill Nichols is Artist of the Month at Fairfield University's Bookstore with her show of paintings Memories and Reflections.  More...
John Tesh: 
Songs and Stories from the Grand Piano

Fri. Sept. 13, 7pm
Wall Street Theater

Join John Tesh for an intimate evening as he plays songs from his decorated career while recounting personal stories from his journeyed life featured in his forthcoming autobiography “Relentless”. More...
Make Your Mark

Fri. Sept 13, 5:30pm
Fairfield Museum
Closing Reception

Specialty cocktails, live painting by street artist John Paul O’Grodnick, and work by Liz Squillace and Frankie Frieri are featured in this closing reception for this exhibit that explores how quilters, silversmiths, street artists and more leave their creative marks on their communities.  More...
Cocktails & Canvases

Sat. Sept. 14, 5pm
Lachat Town Farm

WestonArts has organized an evening of art and cocktails to kick off its Open Studio Tour Oct 4. Enjoy the trails on the farm, the co-op gardens and art in the barnMore...
80s Dance Party

Sat. Sept. 14, 8pm
The Warehouse - FTC

FTC offers anthems from songbirds like Cyndi Lauper and Whitney Houston to arena-rock favorites from Queen and Bon Jovi, and don't forget the synth-pop icons like A-ha and Thompson Twins. Whether you come to relive your glory days or just 80s curious, you can enjoy the best of a decade in one time-warping wonder of a night, all while supporting FTC. Don't forget the spandex and acid washed jeans - festive attire is encouraged! More...

Sat. Sept. 14, 2pm
Weston Historical Society

Enjoy this celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with 6 hours of continuous live music from the 60s, including Woodstock musicians Ira and Maxine Stone, 60s cars, food trucks and family fun. More...
Pam Ackley:
The Beginning

Sat. Sept. 14, 6pm
Newton Roux Gallery
Opening Reception

This New Canaan artist's paintings are "the poetry of my interpretations of reality." Ackley is academically trained but relishes working in a more contemporary, non-classical style. While her still lifes adhere to the traditional, she incorporates contemporary design and in her “Objects in Space” she "departs from reality allowing the painting to go places I cannot preconceive." More...
Honey Harvest Festival

Sat. Sept. 14, 11am-3pm
Bartlett Arboretum

This celebration of all things "bee," includes a Q&A panel with Red Bee Honey’s Marina Marchese, tours of the Bartlett’s pollinator gardens and hives, mead presentations, a BBQ and a swarm of kids activities. More...
Annual Sidewalk Art Show & Sale

Sat.-Sun. Sept. 14-15
Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich

The Art Society of Old Greenwich's Annual Sidewalk Art Show & Sale also includes this year a Sidewalk Art Show for Young Artists, up to age 17, and live jazz with pianist Richard Santarosa. More...
Arts & Crafts on Bedford

Sat.-Sun. Sept. 14-15
Bedford Street

While the street is closed to traffic and restaurants extend their outdoor patio cafes, shop one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods made by local and regional artists. Kid friendly activities at the Imagination Station in Latham Park and there are free art workshops for adultsMore...
Latin Music Festival

Sun. Sept. 15, 12-6pm
Paradise Green

This celebration of Latin culture will showcase performances by notable Latin bands and professional folkloric dance groups. The festival will also feature more than 35 vendors, including food and beverage trucks, arts and crafts booths and community organizations. More...
AONE National Exhibition

Sun. Sept. 15, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
Opening Reception

Fifty-eight artists curated by Bill Carroll, Director, EFA Studios at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City, into this national show that started life as The New England Exhibition, then became known as Art of the Northeast. Above, Russell Ritell's Gorgon won "Board Chair Best in Show."  More...
A River Runs Through It

Sun. Sept. 15, 3pm
Bendheim Gallery
Greenwich Arts Council
Opening Reception

This group exhibition of paintings and sculpture, curated by Tatiana Mori and Sarah Balcombe, pays tribute to the colors and vitality of the Amazon River, and is designed to raise awareness of the cultural influences and environmental significance of the Amazon to the world. Above Lisa Small, A Flurry of Butterflies (detail). More...
Nancy Moore

Sun. Sept. 15, 4pm
Bistro du Soleil
Opening Reception

Bistro du Soleil puts on its signature gourmet reception for Cultural Alliance member artist Nancy Moore's new show, a re-visioning of her first ever exhibition, which was of animals, at Yale University.  More...
Jon Kasbe
When Lambs Become Lions

Mon. Sept. 16, 7pm
Westport Library

A free screening of this documentary about Kenya’s illicit ivory market, presented in conjunction with the Westport Country Playhouse’s October production of Mlima’s Tale, a powerful theatrical fable, by Pulitzer playwright Lynn Nottage, about a Kenyan elephant hunted for his coveted ivory tusks. More...
Johanna Vos
The Brown Dwarf/ Exoplanet Connection

Tues. Sept. 17, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Brown dwarfs are the missing link between giant planets and stars. Recently, very low-mass brown dwarfs have been discovered which share a remarkable resemblance with direct-imaged planets. In this talk, the American Museum of Natural History Fellow, Johanna Vos, will discuss how we identify such objects and what they can tell us about the atmospheres of direct-imaged planets. More...
Shanna T. Melton
The Writer's Group

Sat. Sept. 14, 2pm
City Lights Gallery

Poet Shanna Melton (winner of CAFC's  2017 ACE Award for Artist of the Year and the 2018 Arts Hero for Fairfield County) leads this workshop in writing and sharing. Bring your pen, pad and an open mind. More...
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