Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2020

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September 29, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 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.
Curator's Walking Tour: 
Borne Back

Wed. Sept. 30, 6pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Join Laurie Pasteryak, Fairfield Museum's Director of Interpretation, for a tour of the exhibit Borne Back: a series of tintype photographs of celebrities captured at the Sundance Film Festival by celebrity portraitist and commercial photographer Victoria Will. More...
Suzanne Chamlin
Andrew Forge: An Artist’s Perspective

Wed. Sept. 30, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

Suzanne Chamlin, Associate Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, gives a virtual gallery talk titled “Andrew Forge: An Artist’s Perspective” on the exhibition currently online at the Fairfield University Art museum. More...
Tough Queer Stories in Young Adult Fiction

Wed. Sept. 30, 7pm
Westport Library

A panel discussion debuting Young Adult author Adam Sass (Surrender Your Sons) moderating a discussion with authors Abdi Nazemian, Lev Rosen and Tom Ryan, authors of Like a Love Story, Camp, and Keep This To Yourself, to discuss the importance of not shying away from heavy subjects in queer Young Adult literature. More...
Diversity Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro

Wed. Sept. 30, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presenting the 2016 documentary directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards it won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. Following the screening Dick Cavett, who interviewed Baldwin in 1969, will discuss the film with entertainment reporter Cheryl Washington. More...
Biophilia: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science Artworks by Christopher Marley 

Oct. 1 through Jan. 10
Stamford Museum and Nature Center

Artist, naturalist and New York Times bestselling author reveals the sometimes obscure beauty in nature through his three-dimensional work with animal, mineral and plant specimens. The exhibit is an extensive art and multimedia sensory experience, that unravels our intimate relationship with the natural world. More...
Jackie Shapiro

Thurs. Oct. 1, 12:30pm
New Canaan Library

A month-long celebration of New Canaan’s architecture, art, design and community, kicks off with a discussion with  long-time New Canaan resident and founder of the lifestyle brand French Bull. Jackie will discuss her life, design philosophy, marketing strategy, the development of her LIVEVIVID logo, the history of her company, and the patterns and colors for which she is famous. More...
The Sexy Six - A Story of Lifelong Friendship

Thurs. Oct. 1, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society

The premiere of a film that chronicles the story of six South Norwalk natives -- Helen, Ida, Jeanne, Marcia, Matty and Phyllis -- the daughters of factory workers, who grew up in the Whistleville section of town, graduated from Norwalk High (Class of 1951) and followed a common trajectory -- career girls, wives, motherhood -- while maintaining their friendship and presence in the greater Norwalk community. A virtual discussion with the director, Kathy Drasky follows the showing of the film, which will be available online after the premiere. More...
Bruce Presents:
George Steinmetz & Andrew Revkin

Thurs. Oct. 1, 7pm
Bruce Museum

Acclaimed exploration photographer George Steinmetz and renowned science writer Andrew Revkin discuss their collaboration on the new book, The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene, a sweeping visual chronicle of Earth, revealing both its unhindered natural features and the human project that relentlessly redesigns its surface in its quest to build shelter, grow food, generate energy — and create beauty through art and architecture. More...
Objects of Desire, Then + Now

Thurs. Oct. 1, 7pm
Wilton Historical Society

Join the editor of CTC&G for a virtual conversation with Anthony Baratta, recent winner of the prestigious Innovation Design Award, and Designer Phillip Thomas, on their approach to using “objects of desire” in interior design. You can also buy a Gold Party ticket that comes with upscale refreshments, Baratta’s book Decorate Happy and CTC&G magazine. More...
ARTalk: Rudy Shepherd

Thurs. Oct. 1, 7pm
Ridgefield Library

Tune in for an art talk focused on the exhibition Somebody’s Child, on view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Rudy will discuss the nature of evil and healing in his art, the complex grey areas between innocence and guilt and victims and criminals, seen in his Portrait series which, spanning more than a decade, includes hundreds of watercolor portraits of people such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others. More...
The 40-Year-Old Version

Opening Friday, Oct. 2,  7:45pm
The Avon Film Center

A one week engagement for this funny, heartfelt debut feature that won a best director award at Sundance, following writer, director and actor Radha Blank as she nears the big “4-0”, and who finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper. More...
A Jazz Evening with Wynston Marsalis

Fri. Oct. 2, 7pm
MoCA Westport

Don’t miss this legendary, award-winning performer right here in Westport! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet  performing live outdoors with “The Sound of Democracy” — a program of new music not played in Connecticut before. Attendees can bring their own food/drinks or enjoy the delicious offerings of an on-site food truck. More...
OPEN FORUM: Peggy Noonan

Fri. Oct. 2, 8pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

Presenting, online, Wall Street Journal columnist – one of the leading thought leaders in the country today—launching the Quick’s Women Leadership lectureship series. After her lecture, Finding the Moral High Ground / Challenges for USA's Reboot, Peggy will respond to questions, focusing on the upcoming Presidential election and larger concerns about the future direction of our nation. More...
Virtual Lecture: Jerry Craft

Sat. Oct. 3, 11:30am
Stamford's Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Library celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its South End Branch with a virtual lecture by New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid, who also won the Coretta Scott King Author Award and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature. More...
Artistry of Fans

Sat. Oct. 3, 2pm
Stamford History Center

Enjoy this stunning collection of fans, dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries, all donated by Micaela Dockendorf of Stamford. Advanced Registration required. More...
2020: People Politics Planet

Sat. Oct. 3, 12pm
23 Jesup Rd, Westport +

The opening of a new exhibit, on view at a pop-up gallery at 23 Jesup Road, Westport, and online at The exhibit shows how artists from Southern Connecticut have responded to climate change, political division, racial oppression, and Covid-19 in their artwork. Additional programming, with multidisciplinary artists throughout the run of the show, is planned. More...
Fall Festival

Sat. Oct. 3, 12pm
Greenwich Historical Society

The annual Fall Festival returns. Popular blue-grass swing band Too Blue will perform, while families enjoy scarecrow making, story-telling and a scavenger hunt throughout the afternoon. COVID-19 protocols enforced. More...
Outdoor Concert Series: Phat A$tronaut, Ceschi Ramos, Mandala, and The Hooch

Sat. Oct. 3, 2pm
The Klein Main Stage

The Klein's latest outdoor concert features the neo-soul New Haven ensemble, Phat A$tronaut; Ceschi Ramos, who makes his own version of progressive hip-hop spliced with elements of folk & indie rock; the high-energy, indie pop/indie rock band Mandala, from Waterbury; and The Hooch, a dynamic R&B duo who fuse modern Pop, R&B, Blues and Hip-Hop. More...
#SoNoArtCares Project 
Live Auction

Sat. Oct. 3, 5:30pm
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

The #SoNoArtCares Projectfeaturing 10 commissioned artists who live painted in The SoNo Collection Mall over the past few months, culminates in a live online auction of the highest bidding works in the ongoing silent auction. Proceeds will go to benefit the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. See the works at the Sono Collection and online, and register for the fun-filled live auction. More...
20th Anniversary Gala Celebration: Bruce Hornsby 

Sat. Oct. 3, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a full LIVE performance, as well as virtual guest appearances from artists who have performed at The Ridgefield Playhouse over the past 20 years, including Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Todd Rundgren, Paul Shaffer, and more surprises. Gala Ticket (6:30pm) includes dinner under the tent and a live feed of the Playhouse stage. Virtual Ticket gives access at home. More...
Yamiche Alcindor and
Ana Navarro

Tues. Oct. 6, 8pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

Presenting Yamiche Alcindor, named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists, and currently White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and Ana Navarro, born in Nicaragua, National Co-Chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Counci and now CNN/Telemundo’s Latina expert, together speaking and leading discussion on Decision 2020: A Presidential Election Conversation. 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.
Please support the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County by joining the bidding in the silent auction of 10 artworks commissioned by The SoNo Collection and now donated to the Cultural Alliance. Register for the excitement of the LIVE online auction this Sat. Oct. 3 at 5:30pm, when the highest bidding works enter the live auction. REGISTER HERE 
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