Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week July 4 - 10

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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.
4th of July Annual Bike Parade & Lawn Games

Wed. July 4, 10am
Five Corners to 
Pequot Library

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Southport with the annual Pequot Bike Parade! Bring your festively-decorated bike, scooter, or wagon to Five Corners in Southport Village by 10 am, and then parade to Pequot Library’s Great Lawn for some fun and games - including face-painting, sack races, hula-hoop contests, and, for grown-ups, an apple-pie contest. Chris Frantz, of Tom Tom Club and Talking Heads fame—will lead this year’s parade.   More...  
Historical Re-Enactment +
Bell-Ringing Ceremony

Wed. July 4, 1pm
Mill Hill Historic Park
Norwalk Historical Society

A Revolutionary War encampment at Mill Hill will be re-enacted with stories about the fighters, military drills and an interactive live firing of a cannon. At 1:30pm, State Senator Bob Duff, Mayor Harry Rilling, and other dignitaries, will assemble for the annual “Let Freedom Ring” Bell-Ringing Ceremony, when the Town House bell will toll 13 times to honor the founding of the original 13 colonies.  More...
The Musical

July 5-8
The Little Theatre
Sacred Heart University

SHU's Theatre Arts Program presents the musical about P. T. Barnum’s creation of a show in which the main attractions are freaks of society, with a staging that focuses on the struggles and relationships of those who are different on the outside, but who wish to be loved on the inside. More...
Loving Vincent

Fri. July 6, 6pm
Norwalk Public Library

As part of Norwalk's First Friday celebration, the Library is showing this award-winning, experimental 2017 animated biographical drama about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh. The filmmakers recruited 125 oil painters from 20 countries who painted each of the film’s 65,000 frames in this frame-by-frame animation technique. The Library will provide a light supper before the screeningMore.
Third Annual NICE Festival

Sat. July 7, 11am-8pm
Oyster Shell Park

A FREE multi-cultural summer music, food, and dance festival with multiple cultural performances, crafts and interactive family activities. This day-long event is filled with an abundance of cultural performances and numerous vendors offering a wide array of international cuisines and arts and crafts. Experience live performances from multiple traditions including dancers with origins in Flamenco, Asian, African, and more, and live music including Rock, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Folk and music across all genres. More...  VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED: click to sign up.
Connecticut Ballet
Ballet Under the Stars

Sat. July 7, 6:30pm
Mill River Park

Connecticut Ballet's Artistic Director, Brett Raphael, will narrate the program off this free performance, which will include world premieres by choreographers Eve Chan and Raphael himself, plus the classical Raymonda Variations and the contemporary ensemble work, Pulse. Bring a picnic blanket and folding chairs. Great food available at the Carousel Pavilion. More...
North American 
Butterfly Count

Sat. July 7, 10am
Audubon Greenwich

Be a citizen scientist and take part in the North American Butterfly Count. At 10am, get an introduction to the basics of identifying butterflies and their different habitats, then venture out into the fields and meadows to observe and count the many species of butterflies that bring color to Audubon Greenwich each summer. More...
Rebels versus Tories
An Interactive Performance

July 7-8
Fairfield Museum

Experience a re-enactment of the infamous 1779 Burning of Fairfield in this interactive performance directed by NY theater director and Fairfield native Allison Benko, that dramatizes the patriot and loyalist versions of that historic day, and encourages you to cheer or insult either side. More...  Then, on Sunday from 4 to 6pm, relive the Sun Tavern’s history as a local place for gathering and libations. Enjoy the small-batch brews of Fairfield Craft Ales, live music presented by Bob & Dave, and tours of the Tap Room in the Tavern. More...
Abbie Gardner

Sun. July 8, 5pm
Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett continues its Summer Sunday concert series on the Great Lawn with Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile, who has been touring with Americana darlings, Red Molly, for the past eleven years. More...
Otis & The Hurricanes

Sun. July 8, 5:30pm
Weston Historical Society

Weston Historical Society's Music at the Barn series continues with this group of veteran musicians who will rock the barn playing a mixture of Delta Blues and New Orleans Funk, with just the right amount of good time Rock ‘n Roll. More...
Peter Mendelson

Tues. July 10, 5pm
Opening Reception

Weston-based photographer and Cultural Alliance member Peter Mendelson has a solo show opening at Westport’s Gallery@Pearl at Longshore. Peter uses perspective, light, color and form to capture the psychological power of coastal environments, and especially those things that are often overlooked or abandoned.  More...
The Hall Family Band and Music for Children Faculty
Family Concert

Mon. July 9, 7pm
Levitt Pavilion

Join Mary Ann, Bill, Emily, Daniel, children, faculty, friends and their band.
It's been called "the best family concert of the season!" and has been part of the Levitt Concert series since 1989, bringing a mix of musical styles loved by young and old.  Come to the Levitt by 6:15 pm with your blanket, chairs and dinner to get a choice "picnic spot." More...
Summerstock Musical Theatre Program
Ages 11-16

July 9-20
Curtain Call

Curtain Call's Summerstock Programs are full-day, theatre arts workshops, providing a well-balanced curriculum that, in age-appropriate groups, will sharpen skills in singing, acting and dance/movement. The session also includes a day that focuses entirely on audition preparation. More...
Help us pick up the speed of raising the last $5,000 to complete our new website - making it easier for everyone to post and search the fabulous arts and cultural events around Fairfield County. With only 21 days to go, we are just one-third of the way to meeting our goal of $2,500, which will then be matched by a grant from the TRIP Foundation. Please help us meet our goal by making a donation of $10, or more, at this Impact Vine donation site. Thank you to those of you who have given your support!
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