Subject: Your FCBuzz Events for the Week Oct. 17-23, 2018

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OCTOBER 17 - 23, 20
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Short Cuts
Film Festival

Wed. Oct. 17, 7pm
Garden Cinemas

An evening of outstanding short films selected from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Coffee and cookies at 7, followed by the films and discussion at 7:30pm. Five films in many genres on the theme of (Un)Fulfilled Dreams, will be followed by a discussion between Nancy Diamond and Oscar-nominated Director Kevin Wilson, Jr. More...
Guitar Fest 2018

Wed. Oct. 17, 7pm
WSHU Stone Family Hall

Sacred Heart University’s Academic Music Program hosts Guitar Fest 2018, featuring the Joe Carter Trio with SHU Academic Music Program Director Joe Carter, Bassist Harvie S and Drummer Graciliano Zambonin. More...
Natasha Karpinskaia
Janice Mauro

Thurs. Oct. 18, 5pm
ARTWorks Gallery
St. Paul's on The Green
Opening Reception

Painters Natasha Karpinskaia and Janice Mauro present curious, sometimes disturbing reflections on the animal kingdom and the complex physical and psychological connections between the human and the animal world. More...
Art & Design
Faculty Exhibit

Thurs. Oct. 18, 5:30pm
Schelfhaudt Gallery,
University of Bridgeport
Opening Reception

The work of 30 faculty and instructors at UB's Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, and Housatonic Community College. Live music by Emmy-nominated composer and music producer Chris Ruggiero. At 4:30: Emily Larned, chair and associate professor of graphic design at the School, lectures on Art and Sabbatical. More...
Into The Woods: 
Audubon Greenwich 75th Anniversary Celebration

Thurs. Oct. 18, 6pm
Audubon Greenwich

Audubon Greenwich has been the protector of natural resources, the counselor of ecological conscience, and the outdoor classroom for children for 75 years. Celebrate the past and help build the future on this night of live music and harvest fare.  More...
Ridgefield Independent 
Film Festival

Oct. 18-21
Throughout Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world with screenings, panel discussions, and nightly parties, at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum, and the Ridgefield Theater Barn.  More...
About Time: The Masterwork of Margaret Brassler Kane (1909-2006)

Fri. Oct. 19, 7:30pm
Darien Historical Society
Opening Reception

This opening reception celebrates the story of this prolific artist, who summered in Darien and whose major work now stands at the entrance to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. More...
Tomorrow's History
Westport Historical Society
Annual Gala 

Fri. Oct. 19, 7pm
Design Within Reach

Held at the classically modern Design Within Reach, in downtown Westport, guests will be entertained by Westport’s own Warren Bloom and some of the best and youngest rockers in Fairfield County from School of Rock. Open bar and catering by MCK Gourmet will satisfy even the most particular palate. And last, but not least, a curated silent and live auction that will bring out the crowd’s competitive spirit – especially when Westport Auction’s Travis Worrell is working the crowd!   More...
Sour Milk
Curated by Ben Quesnel and Christine Stiver

Sat. Oct. 20, 4:30pm
73 Orchard Place

Sour Milk, with Longo Realty, uses the latent potential of a vacant home to organize a cultural event that combines visual art, music, culinary, and real estate. Artists breathe new life into an abandoned house, transforming it with their distinctive visions. Guests can expect immersive art installations, paintings, sculptures, videos, performances, live music by Comrad, food provided by Villa Italia and Village Social Rye, and drinks provided by Val’s. Following the exhibition the house will be permanently destroyed, leaving only a memory trace behindMore...
Purple Dreams

Sat. Oct. 20, Noon
The Bijou Theatre

Sun. Oct 21, 4pm 
Ridgefield Playhouse

Two opportunities to see a free screening of this award-winning documentary about an extraordinary arts-in-education success story, shadowing six high-school students on an emotionally powerful three-year journey as they undertake production of The Color Purple. On Saturday a panel discussion with the producer, a cast member, and arts educators; on Sunday, Q&A with the producer Robin Grey, moderated by Tony award winner James Naughton. For Saturday, click here; for Sunday, click here.
New Canaan Modern House Day Tour & Symposium

Sat. Oct. 20
New Canaan Historical Society

This biennial Modern House Day Tour starts with breakfast, and includes a morning symposium, "The Crafted House: The Fusion of Artistry and Technology," lunch, with the chance to see the Pedro Guerrero: Photographer of Mid-Century New Canaan exhibit, a tour of four modern houses including The Glass House, and a cocktail reception.  More...
Rowayton Historical Society
Chili Cook Off

Sat. Oct. 20, Noon
Pinkney Park

Bluegrass music, beer, and of course, chili! Do you make the best chili in town?  Think you can beat last year’s winner? Come show us what you’ve got!  And organizations and neighborhoods - challenge last year’s winner, the Rowayton Fire Department, for bragging rights!  More...
18th Annual 
Evening of Dance

Oct. 20-21
Darien Arts Center

Classical ballet, modern, contemporary jazz, and ballroom styles, and approximately 30 dancers will perform in the 90-minute show. New this year: dancers have picked their favorite dances from over the years to perform a “best of” showMore...
Westport Arts Advisory Committee

Sun. Oct. 21, 2pm
Westport Town Hall

The Westport Arts Advisory Committee presents its annual TEA Talk (among Thinkers, Educators, Artists) on the subject The Arts Go Viral - how art and technology are newly inter-dependent. Tech guru David Pogue keynotes, then moderates a conversation among pianist Frederic Chiu, theatrical producer Jerry Goehring and Randa Trivisonno, co-chair of the Westport Public Art Collections Committee.  More...
Wildlife In Crisis 
Gala & Owl Release

Sat. Oct. 20, 6pm
Waveny House
New Canaan

Wildlife in Crisis celebrates its 30th Anniversary Gala and Healed Owl Release, featuring the John Mobilio live Jazz Quartet, Gourmet sit-down Full-course Vegan Dinner & Dessert, Wine and Beer Tasting & Hors d'oeuvres.  More...
The Power Of "What If."

Sat. Oct. 20, 10am
Westport Writers Workshop

One of the most powerful tools in the entire story telling process is the “WHAT IF” question. This is an essential writing tool. Every novel, every story, and every article is ultimately inspired by these words. We will discuss how best to use the technique of “WHAT IF.” A variety of prompts will also be given in class to help unlock your imagination. You might just find an idea for a story in the process.  More...
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