Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week July 11 - 17

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Third Edition Coming Soon 
Yellow Submarine

Wed. July 11, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary screening of this icon of psychedelic pop culture. The film is a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages. Come dressed for the show: there will be a costume contest with prizes for the best Beatles-themed attire! More...  
Collecting In Victorian America: The Great Divide Of The Gilded Age

Thurs. July 12, 5:30pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk
Opening Reception

Collecting became a significant diversion from the grim realities of the Gilded Age, a period of unprecedented economic expansion and scientific break-throughs in the U.S., from the 1870s to 1900.  More...
James B. Garamella
Celebrate the Art

Thurs. July 12, 6pm
Easton Public Library
Opening Reception

The late artist James B. Garamella was dyslexic, but the dyslexia was undetected and uncorrected. When everyone else learned their “ABCs” and their “123s,” James would doodle. He did not recognize his doodles as art until 2008 when he started producing several series of "dyslexic jazz doodles" and “love drawing” greeting cards. The show is curated by artists Jay Misencik, Geralene Valentine, and Gus Moran. More...

July 12-15, 7:30pm
Curtain Call
Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, Stamford

This Shakespeare on the Green production of Shakespeare's tragedy of murder and revenge is Curtain Call’s 15th annual, free, outdoor production on the Sterling Farm Complex and is presented on Curtain Call's own version of the Globe Theatre Stage, designed by associate artistic director, Barbieri. More...
Prohibition, Norwalk: 1925

July 13-14, 7pm
Crystal Theatre at
Ben Franklin Center

This is the newest installment in Cheryl Kemeny's Ellis Island Series and the sequel to last year's Norwalk-based hit musical, Whistleville. This musical takes you on a wild ride through Norwalk during the Roaring 20's!  More...
Thrown Stone Theatre
The Arsonists

July 13-15
Ridgefield Conservatory 
of Dance

Set deep in a Florida swamp, The Arsonists is a father-daughter tale of grief, loss and redemption. Inspired by the Greek tragedy Electra, this play with music is a contemporary American myth that explores the relationship between parent and child in that small space between death and life, the last breath before the awakeningMore..
Artists Conversation 
With Anna Betbeze and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Sat. July 14, 4pm
Franklin Street Works

Join these Franklin Street Works (FSW) exhibiting artists, and Yale MFA professors, in a discussion about their work in FSW's current show, My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting. More...
68th Art of the Northeast

Sat. July 14, 6pm
Silvermine Arts Center
Opening Reception

The 68th annual Art of the Northeast, juried by the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Patricia Hickson, gives a remarkable snapshot of more than 40 of the top artists working in the Northeast today. More...
Dennis Quaid and The Sharks

Sat. July 14, 8:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Not just another actor turned rock star, Dennis Quaid is a rock star. As the lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Quaid and the band perform original songs and classic hits such as “Spill the Wine,” “Gloria,” and many more. More...
Westport Fine Arts Festival

July 14-15
Main Street

The 45th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival returns to Main Street in downtown Westport. This is a competitive, juried festival featuring 160 national and international artists exhibiting a wide variety of fine art, together with musical performances, delicious cuisine from local eateries, specialty beverages, and a newly developed interactive Kids Create area, for all age activities. More...
Keith Alberstadt

Sat. July 14, 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

Inspired by family, marriage, and the idiosyncrasies in life that often go unnoticed, Keith Alberstadt has a knack for creating original, PG-13 comedy that has allowed him to climb the comedy ladder for over ten years. Seen on David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Myers, Alberstadt has also been a freelance writer on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Fallon.  More...
Global Arts Alive

Tues. July 17, 10am
Stamford's Palace Theatre

Experience the colors, sounds and excitement of traditional, native performing arts with members of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers singing, dancing and playing hand held drums, Linda Russell in American Colonial dress performing the hammer dulcimer and the mountain dulcimer, and members of the Japanese Taikoza, playing the large taiko drums, bamboo flutes and the koto.  More...
Charles Liu
The End of Star Formation

Tues. July 17, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Charles Liu is an extragalactic observational astronomer, whose research focuses on colliding galaxies, starburst galaxies, and the star formation history of the universe.  More...
Summer Family Day: Mountain Lions, Tigers, and Bees, Oh My!

Sun. July 15, 1pm
Bruce Museum

Meet and learn about animals from the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with their educators from 1:30-3:30 pm. A performance of “To Bee or Not to Bee” from Jonathan Mirin of the Piti Theatre Company will take place at 2:00 pm. There will also be STEAM projects taking place throughout the Museum. All activities are free with museum admission and no advanced registration is required. More...
Nomi Silverman
Summer Figure Session

Sun. July 15, 10am-4pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Join in CCP’s Summer Figure Session where participants will be using the same processes as Degas, by studying and printing from a nude model. Nomi Silverman, artist and printmaker, will assist participants in creating beautiful monotypes from life. Explore the versatile nature of monotype by printing and reworking ghost impressions to achieve depth of color and composition. Oil and water based printing are welcomeMore...
A big THANK-YOU to each and every one of the 41 donors who gave to our Impact Vine donation site to raise the last $5000 for our new website. We raised $2500 with 14 days still to go. Thank you again to Robin Tauck and The TRIP Foundation for matching the $2500 to give us the $5,000 we needed to finish up. We expect to be loading the new site with our members' profiles and events during August, for a launch in September.
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