Subject: Your FCBuzz Events for the Week Oct. 24-30, 2018

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Your Weekly Events Selection from 
OCTOBER 24 - 30, 2018
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Progressive Gallery Tour

Wed. Oct. 24
GR Art Gallery, 6pm
Alvarez Gallery, 7pm

Hear Gallery Directors George Pali and Fernando Luis Alvarez talk about their galleries. At GR Gallery hear Adriatik Baliaj, and Heidi Lewis Coleman speak about their work and at Alvarez Gallery, Shelby Head will discuss her exhibit: An Infrastructure of Silence. Free but registration requested. More...
Mohamad Hafez
Collateral Damage

Thurs. Oct. 25
Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University Art Museum
Lecture, 5pm
Opening Reception, 6pm

Syrian artist and architect Mohamad Hafez explores the impact of the political turmoil of the Middle East through hyper-realistic streetscapes crafted from found objects, paint, and scrap metal. Mr. Hafez gives a lecture on his work at 5pm (more...) before the opening reception at 6pm. More...
All Together

Thurs. Oct. 25
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Opening Reception

This show is a new take on still-lif, with artists Kate Gilmore, Karen Lederer, Polly Shindler, Paul Wackers, and Alex Yudzon combining humor and formal rigor to examine the importance and meaning of objects placed together. More...
Night at the Museum: Bringing Art to Life

Thurs. Oct. 25, 7pm
Housatonic Museum of Art

This is a “grown-up” Night at the Museum, with a sophisticated, art-inspired scavenger hunt, gypsy jazz music by Chat Noir and sweet treats and craft cocktails throughout the evening; - a silent auction, a ‘wine toss, tarot card readings, caricatures and fortune telling, make up an evening that will not disappoint.  More...
Hauntings & History at Hoyt-Barnum

Oct. 25-26, 6, 7, & 8pm
Hoyt-Barnum House

Enjoy this chilling tour of an authentic colonial Stamford home by the Stamford History Center. Interpreters reenact stories of the lives of Stamford founders in the 17th and 18th centuries. Get a glimpse of colonial life and hear the tale of Stamford’s own witch, Elizabeth Clawson. Ages 12 and up. More...
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change 

Oct. 26-27 & thru Nov. 10
The Wilton Playshop

The Wilton Playshop presents the longest running off-Broadway revue in history - everything you ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, spouses, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts; recently revised for the 21st century.  More...
Art for ALZ

Fri. Oct. 26, 5:30pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
Opening Reception

This is a juried art exhibit and sale of work by more than 50 artists to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Paul Coté also performs live painting to music by DJ Chahkram, on Friday, and to the live band, Raven King, Saturday, 3-5pm. More...
Fairfield Center Stage Presents
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Floor Show 

Oct. 26 & 27
Trevi Lounge

The floor show combines the cult classic, an ensemble of performers on stage, audience participation, and the use of props and costumes.  Includes an audience costume contest before the show.  More...

Oct. 26 & 27
FTC Stage One

Terrapin is the ultimate Grateful Dead experience; bringing a raw and emotional interpretation of some of the best-known and beloved catalogs in music. Special 2-night package includes a signed poster.  More...
Street Level

Mon. Oct. 29, 5:30pm
Maritime Garage Gallery
Opening Reception

This juried show demonstrates how public art can transform walls, buildings, and neighborhoods.  More...
Stanley Nelson
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Tues. Oct. 30, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre 

This is the first feature length documentary (2015) to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. This is the first film in the Avon's new Black Lens film series. Director Stanley Nelson will take part in a post-screening discussion and Q&A, moderated by Harriette Cole.  More...
Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tues. Oct. 30
Dimenna-Nyselius Library
Fairfield University

This film chronicles the remarkable story of the Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women - ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim - came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country's civil war. Their actions were a critical element in bringing about a agreement during the stalled peace talks.  More...
Matthew Greene
Thousand Pines

Tues. Oct. 30, 7pm
Through Nov. 17
Westport Country Playhouse
World Premiere

Thousand Pines is a story of common humanity struggling with grief, healing, and forgiveness in the wake of a shooting at Thousand Pines Junior High School. Through the interactions of three families on a Thanksgiving Day, this important and riveting new drama brings the national dialogue about gun violence to the Playhouse stage.  More...
Young Composers Workshop
Grades 4-12

Sat. Oct. 27, noon
Through Dec. 8
Darien Arts Center

Within a friendly and supportive atmosphere, students learn from musician Dan Saulpaugh a variety of compositional technics including writing short pieces using short harmonic progressions, form, melody and voice leading, as well as orchestration. Students will have their pieces critiqued and the workshop will culminate in a composition project that can be submitted to the Young Composers’ Festival in the spring.  More...
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