Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2019

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 September 24, 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.
Jeremy D’Entremont
American Lighthouses and the Restoration of Fayerweather Light

Wed. Sept. 25, 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum & 
History Center

Historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, Jeremy d'Entremont will give an illustrated talk, featuring highlights from the history of Bridgeport area lighthouses: Black Rock Harbor Light, Penfield Reef Light, Tongue Point Light, and the now lost Bridgeport Harbor Light. More...
Artists Collective of Westport
Fall Pop-Up Show

Wed. Sept. 25, 6pm
Westport Country Playhouse
Opening Reception

The Artists Collective of Westport invite you to join them for their Fall 2019 "Pop-Up" exhibition of work by 15 artists selected by the 15 artists in the previous "pop-up." Includes work by Cultural Alliance member artists Nina Bentley, Linn Cassetta, Emily Laux, Liz Leggett, Susan Leggitt, Kris Toohey, and Tammy Winser. Don't miss the Artists' Talk Sun. at 1pm.  More...
Mary Ellen Lemay &
Mary Hogue
Pollinator Pathways 

Wed. Sept. 25, 7pm
Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary

The two speakers will discuss this collaborative community partnership to create sustainable habitats for pollinating insects, birds and other wildlife, and how you can join this habitat restoration initiative. More...
Manhattan Short Film Festival: Opening Night

Thurs. Sept. 26, 7:30pm
The Palace, Danbury 

Ten short films selected by global audiences are shown simultaneously across the globe in this film festival. Attendees join a global audience in voting for the top film. More...

Thurs. - Sat. Sept. 26 - 28
Westport Library

In collaboration with over 60 authors, community partners, and a teen board made up of students from Fairfield County schools, The Westport Library has created a major literary event. 
Gravity & Beyond Earth

Thurs. Sept. 26

At 6pm, Gravity: Balam Soto creates an interactive visual art installation using the Forum’s video wall. Then at 7pm, Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller discusses Bradbury’s science fiction legacy and Kate Howells (Space is Cool as F**k) takes the audience on an interplanetary adventure to worlds across our galaxy. More...
Imagining Monsters & Monstersongs

Fri. Sept. 27

Mallory O’Meara discusses her bestselling book, The Lady from the Black Lagoon, followed by Broadway’s Rob Rokicki (The Lightning Thief) and illustrator Dave O’Neill with a cast of Broadway performers for Rokicki’s Monstersongs, a rock musical song cycle celebrating an array of literary monsters. More...
R.L. Stine, Panels & Book Signings

Sat. Sept. 28

Saturday is a full day of panels and author signings, with the highlight of R. L. Stine as keynote speaker. More...
We Are Artists Every One:  The Bridgeport Cultural Art Center in Action, 1970-1986

Fri. Sept. 27, 5pm
Bridgeport History Center
Bridgeport Public Library
Opening Reception + Talk

This exhibit explores a place for young people that was not only about learning visual, literary and musical arts but also about improving reading skills, getting a meal, and gaining exposure to burgeoning cultural, artistic, social, and political ideas. Curated by Michelle Black Smith and with a lecture at 6:30 on The Bridgeport Cultural Arts Center and the National Black Arts Movement by Dr. Yohuru Williams, University of St. Thomas, MN. More...
Storm Large

Fri. Sept. 27, 7pm
Wall Street Theater

Storm Large (of Pink Martini) is a musician, actor, playwright, and author, known for her one-woman autobiographical musical memoir Crazy Enough. Storm has appeared with members of the Chicago, Seattle, and Maryland Symphonies and with the Louisville Orchestra, with whom she recorded her 2017 album All In.  More... 
Ragtime - The Musical

Fri.-Sun. Sept 27-29
Through Oct 13
Music Theatre of Connecticut

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – all united by their courage and their belief in the future. More...
Norwalk Film Festival

Sat. Sept. 28
Bow Tie Cinemas
Maritime Aquarium
Norwalk Community College
Norwalk Main Public Library
Troupe 429 Bar & Performance Space

The inaugural Norwalk Film Festival takes place across five venues all day, featuring a wide range of diverse screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s, interactive workshops, and the NFF's "Standing Ovation Award" to Norwalk native & 3-time Tony Award nominee: Robin De Jesús. More...
Vera String Quartet
A Music for Youth Concert

Sat. Sept. 28, 2pm
Pequot Library

Members of this quartet, in residence at the Curtis Institute, will guide a young audience, ages 5-18, on a journey through the string repertoire, listening and learning about the age of Haydn, Beethoven Bartok and Ravel. Free, but registration recommended. More...
David Auburn 

Fri.-Sun. Sept. 27-29
Through Oct. 6
Eastbound Theatre

Milford Arts Council's Eastbound Theatre opens its season with David Auburn’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning drama about Catherine, a young woman who has inherited her father’s mathematical brilliance and who battles to discover whether she has also inherited his debilitating mental illness. More...
Lori Glavin
Formal Play

Sat. Sept 28, 4:30pm
The Drawing Room Gallery
Opening Reception

Influenced by the patterns, rhythms and scenes of domestic life, Cultural Alliance artist member Lori Glavin collects visual memories and incorporates them in a variety of media to make abstract images -often working across many mediumsMore...
Kristin Chenoweth
Fall Gala 2019

Sat. Sept. 28
Ridgefield Playhouse
Gala: 5:30pm
Performance: 8pm

A night of Broadway classics, standards and pop hits from Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. She recently received critical acclaim for her performance as Heiress Lavinia Peck-Foster in NBC’s hit comedy series Trial & Error. Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world; her most recent album is The Art of Elegance. More...
A Night at The Museum: 
A Benefit for the Westport Historical Society

Sat. Sept. 28, 6pm
Westport Historical Society

Celebrate the many achievements of the WHS over the last year and launch its new future with specialty cocktails, live music, gourmet food, a Westport-experience themed silent auction and a VIP sneak preview of a brand new exhibit. More...
Norwalk Symphony
Symphonic Journeys

Sat. Sept. 28, 7:30pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The Norwalk Symphony opens its 80th anniversary season with "Symphonic Journeys" featuring new Concertmaster Krzysztof Kuznik. More...
LAA New Works

Sat. Sept. 28, 5pm
Loft Artists Association

This show of new works by the LAA artists includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media and three-dimensional pieces. The influences vary from urban to rural, from portraiture to interior reflection. The variety of styles and subject matter highlight the diversity of the Loft Artists while also reinforcing the positive aspects associated with working together in adjacent studios and sharing ideas and inspirations. More...
Stamford Symphony
Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch

Sat. Sept. 28, 7pm
The Palace Theatre

This is the only official birthday event celebrating the legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, featuring music from A Chorus Line to Sophie’s Choice with iconic songs like "The Way We Were" "What I Did for Love," and more!"  More...
Maura & Pete Kennedy

Sun. Sept. 29, 3pm
Good Folk Coffeehouse

Originally from Austin, the Kennedys have been based in the East Village for the last 20 years. Their most recent CD, Safe Until Tomorrow includes several anthemic, rocking songs of social consciousness conveying a strong message best summed up in one of their titles: “Be Silent No More.”  More...
Cirque Alfonse, TABARNAK

Sun. Sept. 29, 3pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Tabarnak is a rock music celebration of Heaven and Hell, and everything in between, by Cirque Alfonse, a young Canadian company, blending the techniques of “nouveau cirque” with traditional Quebec folklore, and making their US debut. More...
Angel Voices – A Musical Feast of All Angels

Sun. Sept. 29, 5pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Celebrating the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, the Choir of St. Paul's Church, Fairfield, is accompanied by organ, brass quintet and timpani, as they sing anthems by Bairstow, Victoria, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky. The program also includes hymns, readings, and multimedia imagery. A reception follows. More...
A Conversation with Lynn Nottage

Sun. Sept. 29, 4pm
Westport Country Playhouse

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Mlima’s Tale, a theatrical fable about a magnificent Kenyan elephant hunted for his coveted ivory tusks, opening at The Playhouse on Tuesday, in conversation with artistic director. Reservations required. More...
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