Subject: Fairfield County Arts & Culture for the Week September 5 - 12, 2018

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Typography 63

Wed. Sept. 5, 5:30pm
Schelfhaudt Gallery
University of Bridgeport
Opening Reception

Typography 63 is the annual, juried  international exhibition of New York’s Type Directors Club, featuring the work of the top cats in communication design from around the world. See the best new design in posters, books, packaging, environmental installations, logos, typeface design and more. More...
Hot to Trot

Thurs. Sept 6, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

This is a new film exploring the fascinating, but little-known, world of same-sex competitive ballroom dancing. Don’t miss the post-screening Q&A with director Gail Freedman, dancers Nikolai Shpakov and Robbie Tristan, and film editors Dina Potocki and Don Wyllie. More...
Looking Forward,
Looking Back

Thurs. Sept. 6, 6pm
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Opening Reception

This show, launching The Flinn's 90th anniversary, features four artists — Rebecca Clark, Rebecca Smith Ford, Hilary Irons, and Alexandra Rozenman — who open a dialogue with those inspired innovators from the past, on whose shoulders they stand. More...
Charles Rafferty
Jonas Zdanys
Poets in Conversation

Thurs. Sept. 6, 7pm
Norwalk Public Library

Curated by Norwalk’s Poet Laureate, Laurel Peterson, this series kicks off with poets Charles Rafferty and Jonas Zdanys reading from their work and then discussing their writing lives with  the audience. More...
Drawn to Color

Thurs. Sept 6, 5:30pm
City Lights Gallery
Opening Reception

An exhibition of paintings by 24 artists, who work in the Westport studio of Leona Frank, using color in powerfully evocative ways, ranging from the dramatically intense to the understatedly subtle. More...
Urinetown: The Musical

Sept 6-8, 8pm
Ridgefield Theater Barn

This satirical musical comedy, set in a dystopian world, won Tony Awards, in 2002, for Best Book and Best Original Score, for Mark Hollmann and Greg KotisMore...
Ken Delmar 
Yesterday and Today

Thurs. Sept. 6, 5:30pm
The Mayor's Gallery
Closing Reception

A selection of Ken Delmar's oil paintings and water colors from his long career, including commercial work, but with a special focus on his "prima list" work - painting on linen, "straight from his mind’s eye, heart, memory, or emotion." More... 
UP! Umbrella project

Fri. Sept. 7, 7:45pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

With a DJ and screens to share the experience in real-time, Pilobolus leads this incredible large-scale live performance piece as audience members wield lighted umbrellas. As participants change the color of their umbrellas, the collective landscape of colored bodies shifts. Shown through a bird’s-eye-view projection, the view is stunning. 5:30 and 6:30 shows sold-out. 7:45pm show added. More... 
Daryl Hawk:
Distant Journeys

Fri. Sept. 7, 6pm
Wilton Library
Opening Reception

Opening reception for a 30-year retrospective of color images from around the world by this accomplished explorer, documentary photographer, and Wilton resident. See more than 40 of Hawk ’s favorite images from North, Central and South America, Cuba, Patagonia, the Arctic, Antarctica, India, Ladakh, Bhutan, and New Zealand. More...
Special Concert Tribute To First Responders & Westport EMS

Fri. Sept. 7, 7:30pm
Levitt Pavilion

Fairfield County's (Almost) All-Physician Rock Band, playing an infectious mix of rock, Motown, oldies, and contemporar hits, including by Springsteen, the Stones, Van Morrison and the Beatles, plus favorites from the 80’s and 90’s! All proceeds to Westport Volunteer EMS. More...
Fairfield County Chorale
September Sing!

Sat. Sept. 8, 4pm
Trinity Episcopal Church

Sing about prophets and priests, monks and widows, queens, and an angel — all in an afternoon! Throw in some medieval drinking songs, a bit of actual drinking, and even some musical insights. The Fairfield County Chorale’s “September Sing” offers all this (and more). More...
Svetlana and 
The Delancey Five

Sat. Sept. 8, 8pm
The MAC - Milford Arts Council

The MAC kicks off its Nite Spot Night season with Svetlana Shmulyan, a critically acclaimed New York vocalist and leader of the swing band, The Delancey Five. Svetlana's shows transport the audiences to a carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retrospection to a rowdy joyous dance party.  More...
Art Society of Old Greenwich
Annual Sidewalk Art Sale

Sept. 8 - 9
Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich

Artists, buyers, friends, family & patrons of the arts are invited to the Art Society of Old Greenwich's biggest show of the year, and a summer highlight in the area. Artists wishing to exhibit can pay, register and receive official tags at the ASOG tent on Saturday at 9am prompt. More...
New Canaan Society for the Arts: 2018 Member Show

Sun. Sept. 9, 3pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan

Now in it's 41st year, the New Canaan Society for the Arts annual member show celebrates the range, interests, and talent of artist members across all subjects, styles, and media in art. More...
Connect & Create Community Workshops:
Rebecca Goyette - Contents Within: Self-Portrait

Sat. Sept. 8, 11am-1pm
Mary Daly Arts Center
Reads Artspace, Bridgeport

Adult artists of all abilities are invited to this drawing, painting and collaging   workshop, exploring self-portraiture by drawing the bag we carry around with us and the contents within. Taught by internationally exhibited multimedia artist Rebecca Goyette, represented by Freight & Volume Gallery in NYC. More...
Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation
16th Annual Evening For The Arts: The Broadway Boys

Sat. Sept. 8, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

The Broadway Boys, a collection of the hottest male voices direct from the New York stage, headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s 2018 Arts Gala Benefit. The Boys' set list features classic and contemporary Broadway hits presented in a fresh, new way by adding elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel and Jazz. The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals. It was founded to celebrate the life of Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties. More...
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