Subject: Your FCBuzz Events for the Week Oct. 10-16, 2018

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Arts Alive! 

Thurs. Oct. 11, 6:30pm
Greenwich Arts Council

This Benefit Art Happening   
features an array of prominent professional artists in many fields, including acclaimed Chef Rui of Douro, curating an elegant array of hors d’oeuvres and a spectacular raw bar; New York graffiti artist, EPIC UNO; DJ, April Larkin; magician, Tom Pesce; artworks by renowned artists, and a limited edition print by Betty Ball. All proceeds directly benefit the Arts Council and its art outreach educational programs. More...
Lucky Chops

Thurs. Oct. 11, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

This high-energy, brassy funk band rose to fame with viral videos of their NYC subway shows - part of the Music Under New York program. Their dynamic and spirited live performances of instrumental versions of a wide-range of pop and rock songs have earned them millions of fans around the world. More...
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

Oct. 12-14
Music Theatre of Connecticut

The tale of two men (doctor and  madman) and two women in love with the same man, yet both unaware of his dark secret. Dr. Jekyll's experimental treatments on himself unleash both his inner demons and his opposite - Mr. Hyde. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this musical treatment, based on the classic story, and featuring a score of pop rock hits. More...
Saugatuck Storyfest

Oct. 12-14
Westport Library,
Staples High School and more

A three-day literary festival on the banks of the Saugatuck River, co-produced by the Library and Westport Public Schools, opening on Friday with Sheila Nevins and concluding Sunday with the Connecticut Book Awards.   More on Friday...Saturday...Sunday
Movement Art Is

Fri. Oct. 12, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A new dance, commissioned by the Quick, will debut at the closing night party for #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists, features the acclaimed hip hop artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck. Working with a spoken word artist, Boogz and Buck will create a site-specific performance work testifying to the issues surrounding gun culture in the US. Ticket includes cocktails and dance party.   More...
Marck + Sperber
Through the Looking Glass

Fri. Oct. 12, 7pm
Gilles Clement Gallery
Opening Reception

This is a spectacular show in which American installation artist Devorah Sperber and Swiss video artist, Marck, draw you into a wonderland of optical illusion, playful visual layering and unexpected use of space and scale. More...
PARADISE: Curator & Artists Panel Discussion

Fri. Oct. 12, 8pm
Westport Arts Center

Join Todd von Ammon, curator of the exhibit Paradise, that examines the Anthropocene - the proposed geological epoch in which human activity is the dominant influence over the climate and the natural environment - in conversation with the artists Benjamin Bertocci, Ryan Estep, Dominic Nurre, and Julia Wachtel who are among those in the show. More...
Acoustic Alchemy

Fri. Oct. 12, 8pm
The Bijou Theatre

This group has been making music for over 30 years and they have received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), and built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business. For the last decade, the band lineup has featured Greg Carmichael on nylon guitar, Miles Gilderdale on steel string acoustic & electric guitars, Fred White on keyboards and the powerhouse rhythm section of Greg Grainger on drums and his brother Gary Grainger on bass.  More...
Sustainable Living Expo

Sat. Oct. 13, 10am
Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk

Sustainne and Stepping Stones present a “We Love Planet Earth” themed expo that will feature a variety of interactive attractions led by local businesses to to demonstrate how we can live more sustainably every day.  More...
Luciana McClure
Cam Gould
The Stillness in Between

Sat. Oct. 13, 2pm
Gallery, Still River Editions
Opening Reception

Gorgeous black and white landscape photographs by two Connecticut residents, whose work demonstrates a simplicity and stillness that allows the viewer to appreciate the elemental beauty of a scene. Like poetry in visual form, the images include only what is necessary to evoke a mood, thought, or feeling. More...
Open Studio Tour

Sat. Oct. 13, 11-5
Weston Town hall

The start of Fall colors means it's time for Weston artists to open their workspaces to the public. This year, you can visit seven artists (of the 200 who live in the area). Purchase a wristband and map at the Town hall and set out across the rolling hills to discover new work. A portion of sales will be donated to WestonArts and the programs and scholarships it provides. More...
Stamford Symphony

Sat. Oct. 13, 8pm
Sun. Oct. 14, 3pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

The Stamford Symphony kicks off its new season with a celebration of American Music, including Joan Tower’s Tambor, works by Copland, Gershwin, and, to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's centenary, the Symphonic Dances from his West Side Story.  More...
Beechwood Arts & Innovation: FATE!

Sun. Oct 14, 2pm

Beechwood Arts presents its Fall Arts Immersion Salon on FATE!  In one single 3-hour event you can see killer art from 27 artists, listen to a world renowned pianist give you a sneak peek into his upcoming world premier, hear a Pulitzer prize winner narrate her story to music composed by a world-class multi-genre musician and sung by a rising opera star, be part of a community conversation on FATE and end with some yummy bites and a toast to the day! This one is a no brainer.   More...
CT Contemporary 2018

Sun. Oct. 14, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception 

This survey of contemporary work across Connecticut includes EBK Gallery in Hartford, Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, Melanie Carr Gallery in Essex, and the artists of the Silvermine Guild. Each gallery will show a variety of new work. Some will focus on a single discipline or theme. Joining the event as sponsors, Handwright Gallery and Sorelle Gallery of New Canaan will welcome visitors at their in-town New Canaan locations. Silvermine will have a map available for the public.  More...
Chamber Chorus Concert
Music in Nature

Sun. Oct. 14, 3pm
Wilton Presbyterian Church 

Music on the Hill's professional choral ensemble, The Chamber Chorus, known for impeccable a capella singing, will perform a stirring and contemplative program of works by notable contemporary composers: Finzi, Górecki, Hovhaness, Paulus, and Whitacre. Selections range from a setting of ancient Chinese poetry to a song of the anti-apartheid movement. Nature recurs as a grounding and restorative theme. More...
Helena Hernmarck: 
Weaving In Progress

Sun, Oct. 14, 3pm
Aldrich Museum

Master weaver, Helena Hernmarck: in her first solo museum exhibition in 20 years is using the gallery space as her weaving studio three days a week with Hernmarck, and her apprentice Mae Colburn, working at a five-foot-wide Glimåkra Countermarch loom during Museum hours. Additionally, a selection of Hernmarck’s exquisite tapestries will be on view. Hernmarck and Colburn will be on site at the opening reception to speak about the tapestries and their process. The public is invited to touch the vibrant wool used by Hernmarck and witness weaving in progress. More...
WET PAINT: Art Fresh From the Studio Preview Party

Sat. Oct. 13, 6pm
Pequot Library

Be the first to view and purchase art by local and regional artists in the Pequot's 21st Annual Art Show on view through Sat. Oct. 21. This fundraiser preview includes full bar, hors d’oeuvres by Fox Pond Farm, silent auction, music by DJ Rob Alexander, and art viewing and purchasing.  More...
Connect & Create:
Kim Proctor
Papermaking With Papyrus

Sat. Oct. 13, 11am
Maggie Daly Arts Cooperative
The Read's Building

Join in this community engagement and learning opportunity as Kim Proctor demonstrates demonstrate the steps in making paper with papyrus using a harvest of materials from her homegrown papyrus stalks.  Adult artists of all abilities are welcome to come.  More...
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