Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 16-22, 2020

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September 15, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Sept. 16-22, 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.
Diversity Film Series: 
The Color Purple

Wed. Sept. 16, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presenting Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. The Color Purple spans the years 1909 - 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Post screening interview by entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington with actress LaChanze who won a Tony Award for her performance of Cherie in the Broadway Musical based on the novel. More...
Christopher Wigren
Stories of CT Architecture

Wed. Sept. 16, 7:30pm
Weston Historical Society

Architectural historian and deputy director of Preservation Connecticut, Christopher Wigren, will give an illustrated talk based his book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. Chris will discuss a few of these buildings and how they both reveal and shape who we are. More...
StoryFest 2020: 
An Evening for Thrills with Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw

Wed. Sept. 16, 7pm
Westport Library

Featuring two bestselling thriller writers celebrating the release of their newest thrillers -- Walker’s Don’t Look For Me and Shaw’s The Silent ConspiracyMore...
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
African American Suffragettes and Black Women Voters

Thurs. Sept 17, 7pm
Ridgefield Library

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, shares the stories of Black women who battled against a society prejudiced against their race and gender, and overcame these seemingly impossible odds as they rose from Black Suffragettes to present-day positions of political powerMore...
Best in Show

Thurs. Sept. 17, 8pm
Remarkable Theatre, Imperial Ave.

The Remarkable Theatre continues its Drive-In movie series with a comedy that takes place at the prestigious Mayflower Dog Show, where a "documentary film crew" captures the excitement and tension displayed by the eccentric participants in this outrageously hilarious satire. Presented in conjunction with the Artists Collective of Westport. More...
Live Music Outdoors Under the Stars

Thursday - Sunday
Station House Wine Bar & Grill

Live music with the Bennett Daponte Smith Trio Thursday, acoustic keyboard and vocalist Dustina Rose on Friday, Oddfellas acoustic duo Saturday and Don Peluso crooning Sinatra & Rat Pack Favorites on Sunday. More...
#SoNoArtCares Project: 
Kristin Schnitzler

Friday - Sunday, 1-4pm
SoNo Collection Nordstrom Court

The #SoNoArtCares Project, featuring 10 commissioned artists live painting in The SoNo Collection Mall, continues this week with Kristin Schnitzler, an artist finding inspiration from the people, animals, and nature around her - bringing her subjects alive with pen, alcohol ink and acrylic paint to spread positive vibes, inspiration, and hope. Don’t forget: all week in The SoNo Collection’s Peoples United Magnificent Room, on the second shopping level, check out the eight canvases painted in the mall so far - part of a silent auction to benefit the Cultural Alliance. The silent auction continues through Oct. 3, when the top four canvases will be presented in a live auction. More...
CT Film Festival: 
Irwin + A Story In Stone

Friday, Sept 18, 7pm
The Housatonic Art Museum

The Friday Night Flicks series of free, art-related films continues with a double-bill: Irwin, featuring Irwin Hasen, recounting his life in the boxing industry and as a pioneer comic book illustrator for DC Comics, and A Story In Stone, featuring artist James Reed, one of the first artist-printers to work with stone lithography in the U.S. Reed went on to establish Milestone Graphics in Bridgeport, where he's printed for local and nationally recognized artists. More...
What Darkness Teaches Us

Fri. Sept. 18, 7pm
Westport Library 

A panel of some of today's top genre writers discussing the value of stories that explore the dark, moderated by StoryFest alum and Splatterpunk, Bram Stoker, and Shirley Jackson Award nominated author Bracken MacLeod, with panelists: Emma J. Gibbon, Rachel Harrison, Rob Hart, Benjamin Percy, Errick Nunnally, and Dennis. E. Staples.  More...
En Plein Air Painting

Sat. Sept. 19, 2pm
Milford Arts Council
The Milford Green

The MAC presents an outdoor class with artist teacher, Susan Overstreet, on The Milford Green. Students will paint along with the artist, and critiques will take place at critical intervals during the two hour event. More...
Augustin Hadelich
Da Capo Master Class

Sun. Sept. 20, 2pm
Suzuki Music Schools

Beginning a year of outstanding events by world-class artists, Suzuki Music Schools presents international superstar and Grammy-winner, violinist Augustin Hadelich. Named Musical America’s 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year,” Hadelich is consistently cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations. More...
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey

Opening Monday, Sept. 21 
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Curated by Richard Klein and Amy Smith-Stewart, the exhibition (on view in the museum and the sculpture garden), follows the historical arc of Stella’s use of the star - from the minimal to the maximal, with recent works showing a corruption of the form, as well as a wild diversity of materials and fabrication techniques. On view through May 9, 2021. More...
Theatre Classes

Starting Monday, Sept. 21
Curtain Call

For 30 years, Stamford’s longest-running and only nonprofit, theatre-producing company, returns with its in-person classes - continuing its tradition of enabling kids, teens and adults to ACT OUT after school, evenings and weekends by acting for the stage, TV and film, improv, musical theatre, dance, audition techniques AND MORE! Scholarships, payment plans and sibling discounts available. More...
Kathy Maher
PT Barnum: The Greatest Showman – Fiction vs Fact!

Mon. Sept. 21, 6pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

The REAL Story Behind the REEL Story! Voice Actor and Barnum enthusiast, Will Sarris introduces Barnum Museum Executive Director, Kathleen Maher for a fun-filled presentation on the reality behind The Greatest Showman. See the film currently streaming on Disney+. More...
Paul Anka Sings Sinatra

Tues. Sept. 22, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Back by popular demand, a great night of legendary music you won't want to miss. All tickets include a pre-show cocktail party! More...
Culture Shock: Is this the American Dream?

Tues. Sept. 22, 1pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

#UNLOAD’s Mary Himes and Miggs Burroughs host the first in a series of online conversations with Christy O’Connor, curator of the New Jersey exhibition, Thoughts and Prayers, Another Round of Vacant Stares, and several of its participating artists. This week artist Kimberly Camp and her painting of Stage Coach Mary (1832-1914), the country’s first African American mail carrier, and a daring, hard drinking, gun-toting pioneer. 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.
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