Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week August 1-7, 2018

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The list below is a small selection of the many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We recommend you click the link above for our complete listing for this period.
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Wes and Rachelle Siegrist
Exquisite Miniatures

Thurs. Aug. 2, 6pm
Opening Reception
Fri. Aug 3, 1pm 
Gallery Tour and Talk
Stamford Museum

View 50 signature paintings of the natural world by these renowned miniaturists. Each tiny treasure typically measures less than 9 square inches, yet when viewed under magnification, reveals remarkably intricate details. On Friday the artists give their own guided tour of the show. More...  
Music on the Hill
Summer Chorus

Thurs. Aug. 2, 8pm
St. Matthew's Episcopal 
Church, Wilton

Music on the Hill's Summer Chorus   "celebrates America," performing Frostiana, Randall Thompson's setting of seven poems by Robert Frost, together with Aaron Copland's "The Promise of Living,” and works by Barber, Bernstein, and contemporary Morten Lauridsen. More...
Jerry Douglas and 
The Earls of Leicester

Thurs. Aug. 2, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

This Grammy Award-winning Bluegrass group, led by the hypnotic dobroist Jerry Douglas, performs the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys to a contemporary audience. More...
Meet the Artist:
Alex Sax
Garden Menagerie

Fri. Aug. 3, 2pm
Pequot Library

Enjoy tea and scones with visiting artist Alex Sax as she discusses the inspiration for her exhibition Garden Menagerie, including the poetry found in Gertrude Jekyll’s Children and Gardens, and Kate Greenaway's Marigold Garden (see above). Exhibition on view through August 25. More...
Joe Amrhein and 
Susan Swenson
Cocktails and Conversation

Fri. Aug. 3, 6:30pm
Westport Arts Center

The founders of one of the most prominent galleries dedicated to emerging artists talk about the works they juried for the SELECTS 2018 exhibition. More...
Edelio Festival
Opening Concert

Fri. Aug. 3, 7:30pm
Westport Unitarian Church

The Edelio Festival opens with a concert of Youthful Romanticism. Eleven world-class artists from 8 countries, including Russian-American violinist Igor Pikayzen, perform Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque, and the quintets of Shostakovich and Schubert. Wine reception follows the performance. More...
Summer of Love

Sat. Aug. 4, 10am-5pm
Sun. Aug. 5, 10am-2pm
Sidewalk Gallery

Normally open for invitation-only receptions, the unique Sidewalk Gallery, where the well-lit art is viewed from the sidewalk through spectacular windows, is open Sat and Sun during the SoNo Art Festival, with art in a show curated by 5Fingaz for sale in support of 22 Haviland Street Gallery (see below, Fundraiser of the Week). Above, Jahmane, Drone Hunter (detail).  More...
Whose Barn Is It, Anyway?

Sat. Aug. 4, 8pm
Ridgefield Theatre Barn

Be prepared to enter a wacky world of anything-goes insanity, with the latest in improvisatory comedy. Ron Hill from New York’s The PIT is host, joining the Role in the Hay players and many special guests. There is no script and no plot. Game playing techniques put the performers in situations where they must use their imagination and comedic instincts. Parental discretion advisedMore...

Sun. Aug. 5, 4pm
Rowayton Arts Center
Opening Reception

Brushwork features paintings by Exhibiting Members of the Arts Center, created with traditional brush strokes - but not always with traditional results. Judged by artist Elizabeth Agresta, the works exhibited will display a full range of styles from realism to abstract. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. More...
Alison Cook Beatty Dance

Sun. Aug. 5, 4pm

An up-close look (no costumes or stage lights) into the creative process of this classically-based dance company, as it explores emotionally-driven movement grounded in American modern dance. Wine reception follows.  More...
Greg Wall
Tribute to Art Blakey

Sun. Aug. 5, 7pm
The Bijou Theatre

Neighborhood Studios and JazzFC present this benefit performance, featuring all-star regional musicians led by Jazz Rabbi, Greg Wall, a celebrated musician and recording artist, whose innovative downtown blend of jazz and world music has filled the halls of top venues from Carnegie Hall to stages throughout North America, Europe and Israel. More...

Sun. Aug. 5, 8pm
The Warehouse at FTC

Galactic encompasses all things New Orleans. From the music to the vibe, you're transported to a different world. Simply put, Galactic is Mardi Gras.
They’ve been the go-to NOLA party band for the last 20 years throwing down a futuristic funk that takes the foundation laid down by the Meters and turbo-charges it for the 21st century.

Fri. Aug. 3, 5pm
22 Haviland Street Gallery

Friday is the opening reception for this weekend-long group art exhibition and fundraising silent auction, in support and celebration of the South Norwalk community gallery, 22 Haviland Street and its 15th Anniversary. Silent bids accepted through Sunday at 5pm. More...
Fred Elser First Science Series
Blue Crabs

Sun. Aug. 5
Bruce Museum Seaside Center
Innis Arden Cottage

Former lobsterman Tim Visel (now the Coordinator at New Haven's Sound School) discusses the status of blue crabs in the Sound and along the East Coast as well as new discoveries in understanding their larval stages. Explore the crabs of Long Island Sound all afternoon. More...
SavorCity Bridgeport

Tues. Aug. 7
Dolphin's Cove Restaurant

Join us for the fourth of our monthly tours of the culinary hidden gems of Connecticut's most diverse city. This month we visit Dolphin's Cove on Bridgeport's East End shoreline. The Matias family have been serving seafood and Portuguese favorites here since 1993. Dinner will comprise a prix fixe buffet for $30, with vegetarian options. Art by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, a native of Antigua, West Indies, who will be displaying his large 3-D sculptures from his Afrika 360 series. Music provided by Jen Durkin and The Business. Reservations required. More...
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