Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week July 25 - 31

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Greenwich Art Society
Parallel Visions: Realism & Abstraction

Thurs. July 26, 6pm
The Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Opening Reception

The Museum of Modern Art's Jenny Harris, juror for the Greenwich Art Society’s Annual Member’s Show, will present a total of $2,000 in awards to the winners in several categories at the opening. More...  
Howland Blackiston
The Vanishing Honey Bee

Thurs. July 26, 6:30pm
New Canaan Library

As millions of bee colonies have been wiped out by "Colony Collapse Disorder," there’s been a dramatic growth in beekeeping as a hobby. Howland Blackiston, author of Beekeeping for Dummies will explain the benefits of bees on our daily lives, why they are vanishing and what we can do to preserve their future. More...
Femi Kuti &
The Positive Force

Thurs. July 26, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Two-time Grammy Award nominee, and multiple Billboard World Music Award winner, Femi Kuti is back! The Nigerian musician, best known for his collaborations with hip-hop artists Mos Def, Common, and Jaguar Wright, brings his own blend of soul, funk, jazz, R&B, and African folk, to the masses with his band,The Positive Force. More...
Sabrina's Encore Productions
Miss Saigon: Student Edition

July 26-28
The Klein

Sabrina’s Encore Productions is Newtown’s private performing arts school and many of its performers in this production of Miss Saigon Student Edition will be attending top performing arts universities in the Fall. More...
CT Blues Hall of Fame Induction with
Roberto Morbioli

Fri. July 27, 8pm
The Bijou

Come to Bridgeport for the induction of three great Connecticut Blues players, Paul Gabriel, George T Gregory, and Liviu Pop, into the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame as well as hearing the Italian Blues phenomenon, Roberto Morbioli, returning to his roots, after 30 years with his band Morblus. More...

July 27-29
Sacred Heart University
Edgerton Center 

Students from Sacred Heart's accomplished Theatre Arts Program bring parables vibrantly to life in this family-friendly musical based on the Gospel According to St. MatthewThis 2012 revival version is updated with contemporary references, and features new arrangements of Stephen Schwartz’s (Wicked, Pippin) score. More...
Destination Westport:
In Gatsby's Shoes
Walking Tour

Sat. July 28, 3pm
Westport Historical Society

In the summer of 1920, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were lured from New York to the sleepy farm community of Westport. While Zelda swims in the Sound, Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on his novel—The Great Gatsby—in their rented 18th-century farmhouse. Join the Westport Historical Society and Richard “Deej” Webb, as he recreates the summer of 1920 and the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s book. Reservations required. More...
Philip Eras
Cherril Kolesik
Karen Neems

Sat. July 28, 4:30pm
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library
Reception + Artists' Talk

Philip Eras, Cherril Kolesik, and Cultural Alliance member Karen Neems (see her Clapboard Deconstruction at right) talk about their artwork at 5:15pm during the opening reception for this three-person exhibition, ReconstructionsMore...
Honey Harvest +
What's The Buzz?

July 28-29
Audubon Greenwich

On Sat. and Sun., The Back Yard Beekeepers Association harvests honey from the Audubon’s beehives. Spin the extractor as it pulls honey from the honeycomb, then buy the honey, while supplies last. More... Then on Sunday, 1-3pm, "What's the Buzz?" - celebrate the new honeybee colony in the Audubon’s observation hive. Welcome the new queen and her thousands of workers with fun activities, crafts, and a nature walk, where docents will show how native flowers, shrubs, and trees support bees and other pollinators. Reservations Required. More...
Close Approach of Mars 
to Earth

Tues. July 31, 11pm-1am
Westport Astronomical Society

In late July, the planet Mars will make a very close approach to Earth, coming closest July 31, and reaching its highest point around midnight. It will appear larger than any other planet except Jupiter and three times bigger that its more typical size we're used to. The Westport Astronomical Society will open late in the evenings, July 27 through August 3, 11pm to 1am (weather permitting) to observe this beautiful alignment. More...
Chris Rowlands LIVE

July 27-30
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Chris Rowlandis famous for bringing animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props - and getting everyone involved through singing and dancing. Shows are 30 minutes long, three times each day. More...
Sooo-z Mastropietro
Fashion Design

July 30 - Aug. 2
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Do you have what it takes to cut it in fashion design? Led by Fashion Institute of Technology alumna with industry success, and Cultural Alliance artist member, Sooo-z Mastropietro, campers will design a fashion line with wearable finished pieces to present in a Quick Fashion Show. Ages 10-14. More...
Pequot Library's
58th Summer Book Sale

July 27-31
Pequot Library

Come and explore one of the largest book sales in New England, with over 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and records - more than 60 categories to choose from. "Come early. Come often." More...
The Connecticut Arts Alliance and Connecticut Alliance for Arts Education have joined forces for Create the Vote CT, a nonpartisan public education initiative to raise awareness and support for arts and cultural issues among voters and candidates for governor. The Cultural Alliance, and 20 other Fairfield County arts and culture organizations are co-sponsoring this campaign.

Join us for the first ever statewide public gubernatorial candidate forum about arts, culture, and the future of Connecticut’s economy on July 31, 5-6:30pm  at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School in New Haven. The event is hosted by Ann Nyberg and questions will be based on our candidate questionnaire.

Candidates Attending: Joseph Ganim, Oz Griebel, Rod Hanscomb, Tim HerbstNed Lamont, Marisa Manley, David Stemerman
Invited: Mark Boughton, Steve Obsitnik, Cameron Scott, Bob Stefanowski, Micah Welintukonis
Ann Nyberg is the longest-serving, full-time female news anchor/reporter in Connecticut television history and has been nominated for multiple Emmys. A lover of the arts, she is a founding Board of Trustees member of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook and owns a boutique in Madison called Annie Mame.
Cooperative Arts & Humanities (Co-Op) High School
Mainstage Theater, 177 College Street, New Haven
Entrance: College and Crown Streets
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Networking and performances
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Candidate forum
6:45 – 9:00 p.m. Post-event Reception
of What's Happening This Week
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