Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week August 8-14, 2018

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Lumina String Quartet
All-Italian Recital

Wed. Aug. 8, 6:30pm
Ferguson Library

In its annual summer concert at the Ferguson, the Lumina String Quartet will play an all-Italian program, featuring the music of Vivaldi, Verdi, Boccherini and Busoni. The clarinetist Phillip Bashor will also perform. More...  
Heide Follin & 
Ellen Schiffman: 
Organic Explorations

Thurs. Aug. 9, 6pm
New Canaan Library
Opening Reception

Annamari Mikkola and Gregg Welz have curated this compelling joint exhibition of works by painter Heide Follin and fiber artist Ellen Schiffman,  inspired by their explorations of the organic shapes found in the natural world. More...
Grease Sing-a-long

Thurs. Aug. 9, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Second only to Beauty & the Beast as the highest-grossing musical movie of all time, Grease returns to the big screen as a sing-a-long. Join Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) with your own crew of T-Birds and Pink Ladies for a carnival ride back to those amazing summer nights. There’s a pre-film reception at 6:30pm...and a costume contest with prizes. More...
An Evening with
Lyle Lovett and his 
Large Band

Thurs. Aug. 9, 8pm
The Klein

Four-time Grammy Award winner, and renowned songwriter, Lyle Lovett manages to incorporate the broadest spectrum of American music into his songs and performances. He is a true Texas original - and a singular voice. More...
Bye Bye Birdie

Aug. 9-11, 7:30pm
Kweskin Theatre

This year's Curtain Call annual Summer Youth Theatre production is Bye Bye Birdie, one of the most-produced high school musicals of all time. It was America’s first rock-and-roll musical and received the 1961 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Choreography for a Musical. More...
Forever Grateful 
Music Festival

Aug. 10-11
Ives Concert Park

Celebrating the music and culture of The Grateful Dead and beyond, the Forever Grateful Festival includes tribute sets to The Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia Band, The Grateful Dead, and original home grown acts! More...
Lighthouse Cruise
Western Long Island Sound

Sat. Aug. 11, 9am-4pm
Maritime Aquarium at

Venture out on this 7-hour cruise for rare close-up looks at eight historic lighthouses in western Long Island Sound. See Greens Ledge and Sheffield Island lighthouses (Norwalk), Harbor Ledge (Stamford), Great Captain Island (Greenwich), Execution Rocks (New Rochelle), and Sands Point, Stepping Stones and Eaton's Neck (all Long Island). More... Click for larger image
Colin Quinn
One in Every Crowd

Sat. Aug. 11, 8pm
The Warehouse at FTC

Comedian, writer, producer, and author, Colin Quinn is best known for his run on Saturday Night Live, and star of Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He recently finished his hit off-Broadway one-man show, The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Now he brings his One in Every Crowd to The Warehouse at FTC  More...
Mexico, Canada & France,
Through the Lens of Karen Spencer 

Sun. Aug. 12, 3pm
Norwalk Public Library
Opening Reception

Photographs by Karen Spencer from the village of Ajijic near Guadalajara, where she spends half of each year, together with those from her travels in Canada and France.  More...
Jeff Daniels & 
The Ben Daniels Band

Sun. Aug. 12, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Jeff Daniels the actor is also a bona-fide, accomplished singer-songwriter. With eight solo records, (his latest is “Simple Truths”) and a tour history in which he has shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, Guy Clark, Keb Mo’, and Bruce Hornsby, his reputation transcends the actor-turned-musician stereotype. Hear him perform solo and then with the Ben Daniels Band, featuring his son.  More...
Theresa Rebeck
The Understudy

Tues. Aug. 14, 8pm
Westport Country Playhouse
Opening Night

In this new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, directed by David Kennedy, audiences mob the theater when a Hollywood-action star takes the Broadway stage in a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. But what if he can’t go on? Enter Harry, the understudy, a journeyman actor who has the chops but not the résumé. This hilarious look at life backstage gets even crazier when Harry reunites with the stage manager (his ex-fiancée!) and dukes it out with the film star as obstacles mount and tensions rise. Wrote the Wall Street Journal: “A masterpiece of comic clockwork — raucously funny!”  More...
Summer Music Camp

Aug. 13 - 19, 8:30 - 4:30pm
Roxbury Elementary School

INTEMPO's annual 7-day summer camp for children ages 6 through 17, features experienced teaching artists working with musician-campers on choral singing, recorder, minor percussion instruments, violin, viola, guitar, and charango. No prior music experience is required to join. At the end of the week, musician-campers showcase their accomplishments in a concert for family and friends. Last summer, students performed for the Mayor of Stamford at the Government Center, at the Ferguson Library, and at Edgehill Senior Living. More...
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