Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week August 29 - September 4, 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.
Robyn Fairclough
Jarvis Wilcox
Summer Solstice Exhibition

Wed. Aug. 29, 6pm
Southport Galleries
Closing Reception

Closing reception for this show of two contemporary masters: Robyn Fairclough, with her vibrant palette seen in colorful beach scenes and floral still lifes, and the amazing series of paintings on the meeting points of clouds and water on the horizon, by Cultural Alliance member Jarvis Wilcox, a true oil-painting master, engaging the observer with the visual complexity of shifting sunlight, cresting waves, and evanescent atmospheric effects. More...
Westport Artists Collective
PopUp Art Show

Wed. Aug. 29, 6pm
Westport Arts Center

Fifteen of the 150-member artists in the Westport Artists Collective are featured in this 4-day Pop-Up show. Each artist is selected by a fellow member who appeared in the previous Pop-Up. These short but exuberant exhibits happen three times a year. Catch the Artist Talks on Saturday, 3:00pm. More...
Jean-Luc Ponty
The Atlantic Years Tour

Wed. Aug. 29, 9pm
Warehouse at FTC

The undisputed master of jazz/rock violin is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin to expand the vocabulary of modern music. Jean-Luc performs with his “Atlantic Years Band” featuring Wally Minko (keyboards), Jamie Glaser (guitar), Keith Jones (bass), and Rayford Griffin (drums). More...
Shovels and Rope

Thurs. Aug. 30, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Shovels and Rope are the Americana Music Association Award-winners  Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, the Charleston-based indie-folk duo, touring and performing to sold-out crowds since their 2016 critically-acclaimed album, Little Seeds. Hear them also play songs from their new covers album, Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2. More...
Music for Youth: 
Emerging Artists
Cameron Chase

Thurs. Aug. 30, 7pm
Pequot Library

The latest in this Music for Youth series that offers the best young, emerging artists a stage to showcase their talents is 18-year-old Cameron Chase, who graduated this year from the Pre-College Program at Juilliard and for 2 years was the concertmaster of the Principal Orchestra of the Norwalk Youth Symphony. He will be playing Paganini and Tartini. More...
Brandon Lay

Thurs. Aug. 30, 8pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Brandon Lay's songs were all about his teenage life. Now signed with EMI Records Nashville, his debut single "Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” says it all. With his new album finished, he’s taking the songs on the road, has already also opened for artists like Dierks Bentley and Old Dominion, and is playing fairs and festivals around the country. More...
Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair

Aug. 31 - Sept 3
Redding Community Center

This is the oldest – and one of the largest – book fairs in New England. The library was started by Mark Twain, who moved to Redding in 1907, with a thousand volumes from his own library. His daughter Clara donated more books for sale after his death, and today the Book Fair is still one of the Library’s principal fundraisers. More... 
Jennie C. Jones 
RPM (revolutions per minute) 

From Sat. Sept. 1
The Glass House
New Canaan

This installation brings together two commissioned, site-responsive, audio collages, one in the Philip Johnson Glass House and one in the Sculpture Gallery, and a series of new works on paper in the Painting Gallery. Jones will also produce a limited edition 45RPM vinyl record containing the sound works from both buildings (45s were first introduced in 1949, the same year the Glass House was built). More... 
Blues, Views & BBQ

Sept. 1-2
Levitt Pavilion

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and DBD Productions present the Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, celebrating 11 years of delivering soulful, southern-inspired food, music and family fun to the banks of the Saugatuck River. This Labor Day weekend's lineup includes headliners Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Fantastic Negrito, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Carolyn Wonderland and more!  More...
Jim Knox
Saving Animals From Extinction: Species Recovery in CT

Sun. Sept. 2, 1:30pm
Bruce Museum Seaside Center
Greenwich Point Park

Beardsley Zoo zoologist and curator of education, Jim Knox, talks about the zoo’s work with Species Survival Plans in Connecticut and will bring a few live animals to demonstrate how special these creatures are and what citizens of Fairfield Country can do to become more involved in recovery efforts to protect them. More...
Dance Classes

Sept. 4 - Jan. 19
Darien Arts Center

Darien Arts Center's fall dance classes for ages 3 and up are open for registration. Classes for all ages include ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, modern, contemporary Broadway dance and more, under the direction of Bonnie Gombos. Experience one of the best dance spaces in Fairfield CountyMore...
Fall Creative Writing Workshops

Sept. 4 - Dec. 7
Westport Writers' Workshop

Fall 2018 creative writing workshops, Saturday workshops and and late fall offerings start the week of September 4. Westport Writers' Workshop offers workshops in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, screenwriting, playwriting, writing for children and college essay writing. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome. More...
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