Subject: Fairfield County Arts & Culture for the Week September 12 - 18, 2018

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SavorCity Bridgeport
Ola Latin Kitchen

Wed. Sept. 12, 6pm
Ola Latin Kitchen

SavorCity explores the culinary and cultural delights of Connecticut's most diverse city. This month it's Ola Latin Kitchen, in the Brooklawn/St. Vincent neighborhood. Presenting an artful blend of Latin styles and bold flavors, on a $30 prix-fixe menu, chef-owner René Lemus spins regional ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes, reflecting the cuisine of Latin America inflected with Portuguese and Spanish flavors. Music by guitarist Victor Anthony Ramirez; and Ruben Marroquin will be showing his textile weavings. Reservations required.  More...
Martin Smith - Bitter Rivals: Iran & Saudi Arabia

Wed. Sept 12, 7am
Stamford Yacht Club

The World Affairs Forum presents Martin Smith, who in his 40 years of producing and reporting, has covered the world: from revolution in Central America and the fall of communism in Russia, to the rise of Al Qaeda and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the inside story of the global financial meltdown.  More...
Bridgeport Downtown Farmers Market

Thurs. Sept. 13
McLevy Green

The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District's Downtown Market is open every Thursday, 10am-2pm, through Oct. 11. This Thursday's featured vendor is Headwaters Farm, but there are plenty others. On the music stage is Kronic Band and Cultural Alliance member artist Liz Squillace prints up Bridgeport Art Trail swag! Jenga will be on the Green all afternoon and Chess Master Gerald Moore will test your skill.  More...

Fri. Sept. 14, 6pm
Westport Arts Center
Opening Reception

In this exhibit, curated by Todd von Ammon, of Team Gallery, "paradise" embodies the Anthropocene, the proposed geological epoch where human activity is the dominant influence over the climate and the natural environment. Paradise features works by Benjamin Bertocci, Julian Charrière, Carl Cheng, Ryan Estep, Damien Hirst, Roni Horn, Katja Novitskova, Dominic Nurre, Pat O’Neill, Max Hooper Schneider, Paul Thek, Julia Wachtel, David Wojnarowicz and Guan Xiao. More...

Friday Sept. 14, 8pm
Stamford Palace Theatre

Join this action-filled journey of light and sound with this clique of 20- somethings who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos.
Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance conveyed by an array of dance styles from contemporary to popping to breaking expressed through a glowing visual design. All this, perfectly choreographed to popular and classic music by artists like Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, James Brown, Janet Jackson, LMFAO, and Sam Smith. More...
Mamma Mia!
Musical on Stage

Sept 14-16
Through Oct. 13
Curtain Call

Mamma Mia! tells the comical story of Sophie, who, on a small Greek island, dreams of the perfect wedding that includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! After reading her mom’s diary, Sophie secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding. This enchanting and unforgettable tale of love, laughter, family and friendship is set to ABBA classics including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and the title song “Mamma Mia!” More...
Mark Markiewicz 
New Canaan Rendered: Architectural Sketches

Fri.. Sept. 14, 5pm
Gores Pavilion, Irwin Park
New Canaan
Opening Reception

An exhibit of 20 hand drawings by  architect and long-time resident of New Canaan, Mark Markiewicz, that illustrates the rich diversity of New Canaan architecture. More... 
Stamford Innovation Week
Kick-Off Party

Fri. Sept. 14, 5pm
Stamford Town Center Plaza

The Stamford Symphony presents Martha Mooke, electric violinist at 5pm. At 6pm, it’s the high-energy rock and funk band Change for a $20; and at 8pm video artist Holly Danger presents High Voltage,”a large-scale video projection show, combining visuals and music, transforming 1000 sq ft of the Plaza. More... 
Progressive Gallery Tour
Five Galleries in Greenwich

Sat. Sept. 15, 2-5pm
C. Parker Gallery
SM Home Gallery
Isabella Garrucho Fine Art
Gilles Clement Gallery
The Drawing Room Gallery

The return of the Cultural Alliance's monthly visits to commercial gallery members, town-by-town from Greenwich to Stratford, that starts with visits to five Greenwich galleries, with brief talks by the gallery directors and some artists, including Katie Ré Scheidt, Robert Mars and Neil Powell. Free; but registration required. More...
Patricia Carrigan
The Spaces In Between

Sat. Sept. 15, 5pm
Axel Interiors

Patricia Carrigan’s evocative paintings carry with them images infused with deep personal meaning while resonating as familiar to us all. Shapes move in and out of our perception, impressing us with the sophistication of her compositions, and the beauty of her color palette. Her work is strongly inspired by her Irish heritage, and the stories told to her by her grandmother, of a land of haunting and spiritual beauty. More...
Destination Westport:
In Gatsby's Shoes
Walking Tour

Sat. Sept. 15, 9-11am
Park at Longshore Marina

In the summer of 1920, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were lured from New York to the sleepy farm community of Westport. While Zelda swims in the Sound, Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on his novel—The Great Gatsby—in their rented 18th-century farmhouse. Join the Westport Historical Society and Richard “Deej” Webb, as he recreates the summer of 1920 and the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s book. Reservations required. Repeated Sat. Sept 29. More...
Cocktails & Canvases 

Sat. Sept. 15, 5pm
Lachat Town Farm

Mingle with Weston artists at picturesque Lachat Town Farm. Take in the tunes of WHS Jazz Band CARAVAN while strolling the grounds or relaxing in a blanket and chair. Snacks will be provided by Wire Mill, Milestone and Lombardi's, plus a food truck. Artists who will be on this year's Open Studio Tour, October 13, will be on display in the Barn and within the farmhouse. More...
Brian Rutenberg 
Top of the Hill

Sat. Sept. 15, 4pm
Heather Gaudio Fine Art

This new body of work by Brian Rutenberg is entitled "Top of the Hill," after a Frank Vincent DuMond painting. Connecticut has played a significant role in his development as an artist, guided as he has been by the Tonalism of John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Weir and other Cos Cob painters, as well as the Grassy Hill landscapes of Old Lyme painter DuMond. Living in New York for over thirty years, Rutenberg takes pleasure in enjoying the four seasons in the Nutmeg State. These paintings are some of his response.  More...
Mad Men Modern: Touring Norwalk’s Contemporary Architecture

Sun. Sept. 16, 12:30pm
Remington Rand Building 
333 Wilson Ave, Norwalk

This Norwalk Preservation Trust tour explores the work of architects of the Modern - the visionaries who simplified and reshaped the traditional to launch a new aesthetic. The tour will reveal the history and local significance of architectural gems influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright and the German Bauhaus style. Tour attendees will travel in comfortable buses and enjoy a reception at the conclusion of the tour.  More...
E Pluribus Unum: From Many, One

Sun. Sept. 16, 2pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk

This exhibition is built around the idea of a shared humanity, strengthened by the diversity of experiences, personal-ities, and representations of people in the world. The artworks are all contemporary figurative prints with no limit to the variety of printmaking processes used. The artists are diverse in nationality, age, gender, race, and more. More...
Cynthia Erivo

Sun. Sept. 16, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Tony, Grammy and Emmy award winner Cynthia Erivo rose to fame with her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple (Oprah Winfrey called her performance “transcendent”). Hear her, backed by a 5-piece band, as she performs songs from The Color Purple and The Wiz, as well as songs by Annie Lennox, Etta James, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande and others. More...
20th Annual Fall Festival & Hawk Watch

Sat. 15 & Sun. 16, 11am-5pm
Audubon Greenwich

This is an exciting, family-friendly nature festival, celebrating the fall season and annual migration of raptors. You will find Live Raptor Shows, Rehabilitated Hawk Releases,
Music, a Petting Zoo, Rock Climbing Wall and the Canon Photography Experience, with guided photography bird walks led by Audubon naturalists with coaching from Canon photography experts on how to capture memorable wildlife photos. More...
Rum Tasting Party

Thurs. Sept. 13, 7pm
Norwalk Historical Society
Mill Hill Historic Park - The Townhouse

Calling all adult pirates! Jump on board for this Tasting Party, with Gregg Glaser, spirits and beer connoisseur and publisher of Modern Distillery Age. Learn the history behind Colonial America’s top drink, rum! Discover the different ways and places this popular spirit is made and learn the difference between “rum” and “rhum.” A curated variety of six to seven styles of rum will be sampled throughout the night and hearty appetizers will be served. Proceeds benefit the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and exhibitions. More...
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