Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 23-29, 2020

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September 22, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Sept. 23-29, 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.
Virtual Exhibition: Voice

Through Nov. 3
Maritime Garage Gallery

Participate in Norwalk’s Maritime Garage Gallery's virtual exhibit promoting voting in the upcoming November election. The exhibit features positive images arguing everyone has a voice and can use it in voting. More...
Solo Art Show: Kat Evans

Through Nov. 30
The Pearl@Longshore Gallery

This solo show of Westport-based artist Kat Evans' vibrant abstract art is a celebration of the expressive possibilities of color. Her paintings, inspired by Josef Albers and the Color Field Movement, vibrate with luminous hues and raucous color. More...
Fiona Garland
The Art of Pandemics: Ancient Athens to Modern Manhattan

Wed. Sept. 23, 1pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

Part of the Quick Center's Open MINDS Institute, this talk explores how artists and their art have been influenced by pandemics over time - soliciting divine intervention, created as a form of propaganda, or in the service of answering purely practical problems. More...
StoryFest 2020: World in the Mirror – How Genre Imagines the Present

Wed. Sept. 23, 7pm
Westport Library

A panel of some of the finest science fiction, fantasy and horror writers discuss the urgency and necessity of genre fiction in today's world. Moderated by Mallory O'Meara, the panel comprises Paul Tremblay, Gabino Iglesias, Stephen Graham Jones, Charlie Jane Anders, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Sarah Gailey. More...
Diversity Film Series: Blue Note Records - Beyond the Notes

Wed. Sept. 23, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Filmmaker Sophie Huber takes you on a revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Post screening discussion, led by entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington, with six-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz musician Christian McBride, New York Jazz Award winner Thelonious Sphere “T. S.” Monk and Blue Note Record president Don Was. More...
Lisa Gutkin Leads Lisa's Pieces

Wed. Sept. 23, 6:30pm
La Zingara Restaurant

Enjoy this quartet originally formed on-the-fly at Ben Freed’s Muscoot Farm Bluegrass Festival. On Wednesday they re-form with Lisa, best known as a long time member of the Grammy Award winning Klezmatics, leading Mark Murphy, Michael Sassano, and Wayne Fugate in a foot stomping, Irish-y, Jewish-y, Bluegrass-y special something you’ll recognize when you hear it. More...
Walter Woodward
Creating Connecticut

Thurs. Sept. 24, 12:30pm
Wilton Historical Society

The Connecticut State Historian speaks on his book Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State. This gifted story-teller, brings the history we thought we knew to life in new ways, and will leave you thinking about our state’s past–and its future–in a whole new way. More...
Karen Wilkin
Andrew Forge: The Limits of Sight

Thurs. Sept. 24, 4pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

Karen Wilkin, guest curator of the new exhibition featuring over 25 paintings and works on paper by the British artist, will give a virtual opening-night lecture. Following the talk, the Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary virtually with former Directors Jill Deupi and Linda Wolk-Simon joining current Director Carey Weber and debuting a film celebrating the 10-year history of the museum, together with a filmed tour of the Andrew Forge exhibit. More...
Still Going Strong: Pioneers of the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement

Thurs. Sept. 24, 7pm
Ridgefield Library

Part of the town-wide celebration of centenary of the 19th Amendment, the Ridgefield Library presents Still Going Strong: Pioneers of the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement - with Suzanne Benton, Ridgefield artist, founder and organizer of the first CT Chapters of NOW and the CT Feminists in the Arts in the 60’s, and recipient of the pioneer feminist award from the Veteran Feminists of America. Alongside Suzanne are Jeanne Hirsch Ingress, artist, author, and activist; Reverend Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree; Barbara Love, an activist feminist pioneer of the Gay Movement; and Lela Stephens, journalist, editor, and lyricist. More...
Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View

Thurs. Sept. 24, 7pm
Philip Johnson Glass House

Join artist Janna Ireland for a discussion about her new book, a photographic exploration of the work of Paul Revere Williams, the first licensed Black architect west of the Mississippi River. Known as “Hollywood’s Architect”, Williams was a Los Angeles native who built a career as an architect decades before the Civil Rights Movement. He designed public housing projects as well as mansions for celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball. In 1923, Williams became the first Black member of the American Institute of Architects. In 2017, nearly forty years after his death, he became the first Black recipient of the AIA Gold MedalMore...
#SoNoArtCares Project: 
Duvian Montoya

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

The #SoNoArtCares Project, featuring 10 commissioned artists live painting in The SoNo Collection Mall, wraps up this week with Duvian Montoya, well-known as a muralist, but now increasingly focused on technical skill and detailed imagery that enables him to make fascinating, subtle statements about modern everyday life. Remember to visit The SoNo Collection’s Peoples United Magnificent Room, on the second shopping level, to see the nine canvases painted to date, and the silent auction, benefiting the Cultural Alliance, continues through Oct. 3, when the top four canvases will be presented in a live auction. More...
The Audiologic Duo

Friday, Sept 25, 6pm
Station House Wine Bar & Grill

Catch Larry Acevedo, vocals and Anthony Butto, electric guitar, play the best of the 70s to today (Hall & Oates, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Eddie Money, Bon Jovi and more) - pulling together crowd favorites to get everyone dancing and singing along. More...
CT Film Festival
Actually Iconic: Richard Estes

Friday, Sept 25, 7pm
The Housatonic Art Museum

The Friday Night Flicks series of free, art-related films continues with Olympia Stone’s portrait of one of the founders of the international photorealist movement of the late 1960s, who, alongside John Baeder, Ralph Goings and Chuck Close, replicated the appearance of a photograph onto canvas through layering and merging multiple viewpoints with painstaking precision to create rich, complex urban scenes. More...
Outdoor Concert Series: Steal Your Funk

Sat. Sept. 26, 2pm
Klein Auditorium

Part of its Main Stage at The Klein 2020 - Socially Distanced Outdoor Concert Series: Funk/Jam all stars featuring Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout, Bridgeport Blues aka The Name Droppers, and the new-wave art rock’n’roll band, The Vicki F. Band. Sponsored by the Southwest Community Health Center, offering free on-site COVID-19 testing.  More...
Jazz Evening with Fred Hersch

Sat. Sept. 26, 7pm
MoCA Westport

A scintillating evening of jazz as fifteen-time Grammy nominee and his Trio take the stage. Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force, who has shaped the course of jazz music over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. More...
International Observe the Moon Night

Sat. Sept. 26, 7pm
Westport Astronomical Society

A worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, celestial observation, and our cultural and personal connections to the moon. Come to the observatory and use the Society’s telescopes. If the skies are clear, the dome will be open and you can peer through the observatory telescopes. More...
Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix

Sun. Sept. 27, 2pm & 4:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presented outdoors, seated under a tent at The Playhouse Ball Field, Johnny and his crew of rescue pups return for an outdoor canine circus that will have the whole family howling with laughter. Since their debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House! More...
Jazz on the Lawn: Bill Frisell

Sun. Sept. 27, 4pm
BackCountry Jazz

Called “the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years," Bill will be joined by Mark Helias, bass, Nasheet Waits, drums and Bennie Wallace on tenor sax. Free. Location revealed when your reserve your spot. More...
Social Media Photography: Kerry Gale

Tues. Sept. 29, 10am
Westport Continuing Education

What’s your story? Designed for people with their own business, artists, and everyone who needs an “online brand.” Learn how to use your phone to capture compelling and unforgettable images utilizing various elements of composition. Utilize apps directly on your phone to create content and easily upload images to social media. More...
CT Dance Alliance Conversation: Jolet Creary

Tues. Sept. 27, 5pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

CT Dance Alliance and University Dance Partners from across Connecticut present engaging conversations with dance artists and creators. This week join Autorino Center Director Steven Raider Ginsburg and University of St. Joseph’s Dance Faculty Member Susan Murphy in conversation with 860 MVMNT Founder and Artistic Director, Jolet Creary, involved in the Hartford hip hop dance community for over 15 years, discussing 860 MVMNT’s newest piece, "HUMAN BE-IN," a COVID/BLM response work-in-progress. 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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