Subject: Your FCBuzz Events for the Week September 19 - 25, 2018

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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.
Bruce Williams & Phil Blagys
Black Rock Harbor Light

Wed. Sept. 19, 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum

For this History Bites Lunchtime Chat, Williams and Blagys talk about the past, present and future of the Black Rock Harbor Light (or Fayerweather Lighthouse): the evolution of its lighting system, legendary lighthouse keeper Kate Moore, the installation of a solar lighting system, and more.  More...
WPKN Music on Film:
Pirate Radio

Thurs. Sept 20, 6pm
Bijou Theatre

This comedic romp shows off the gonzo DJ culture in mid-1960s Britain, as the government tries to shut down the fictitious 'Radio Rock' pirate radio ship - featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, a stellar British cast, and the original UK soundtrack. More...
The Photography of 
s.m. dyer

Thurs. Sept. 20, 5:30pm
Handwright Gallery
New Canaan
Opening Reception

Brooklyn-based photographer Suz Dyer began her “Shrouded Series” in 2012 with the Brooklyn Bridge covered in tarps for its much-need repair. Taken by the motion of the many layers of tarps on her daily walks across the Bridge, Suz Dyer felt she was "there to catch the sun as it cast shadows, and, at night, the lights of the city illuminating the shroud.” The show also includes Dyer's newer works. More...
Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5: Circlesongs

Thurs. Sept. 20, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Legendary 10-time Grammy winner with his improvising a capella choir, Voicestra, using call-and-response, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, silence, prayers, and laughter, in presenting CircleSongs - choral pieces based on irresistible grooves, spontaneously composed each night and joined by a 12-voice ensemble of local singers from The Ridgefield Chorale. More...
The Loft Artists: Then & Now 40 Years Of Art

Thurs. Sept. 20, 5pm
Stamford Museum
Opening Reception

As part of Stamford Museum's Trifecta opening party, is a reception for this celebration of The Loft Artists Association (LAA): 80 works of art from selected previous members and all current LAA artists. The show will provide a visual timeline of artists living in Stamford from 1978 to the present, illustrating how the art has evolved into the current Stamford arts scene. More...
Holly Danger + ATOM
High Voltage

Fri. Sept. 21, 7pm
Danger Gallery

An open-studio night and live audio/visual performance by the artists behind Stamford Innovation Week’s video projection show, High Voltage: a steady pulse of music fills the air, while a synchronized visual experience fills the stage: art you can dance to. More...
Sam Bush

Fri. Sept. 21, 6pm
Ives Concert Park

The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. But instead of kicking back and soaking up his honors, Bush still strives relentlessly to create something new. More.
Shadowland +

Sept. 21-22
Quick Center
Fairfield University

This amazing dance troupe presents three different programs in two days: Shadowland, Shadowland 2 and a 3rd performance of new and favorite works. Shadowland tells the surreal story of a young girl’s sensational world as she comes of age. Part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert, this unique partnership between Pilobolus and Steven Banks (lead writer for SpongeBob SquarePants) is driven by a rhythmic score by popular musician, producer, and film composer David Poe. More...
Prelude to a Kiss

Sept. 21-23
Through Oct 7
MAC's Eastbound Theatre
Milford Arts Council

Craig Lucas was nominated for a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize for this drama. Set on Rita’s wedding day, her sweet gesture of giving a kiss to an elderly stranger turns the newly-wedded couple’s world upside down when her soul is exchanged with that of the stranger’s. More... 
With coupons downloaded from The Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day website, you can gain admission for free to the following museums on Sat. Sept. 22: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Bruce Museum, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, The Danbury Museum and the Fairfield University Art Museum.
ReTooled: Highlights From The Hechinger Collection

From Sat. Sept. 22
Bruce Museum

An exhibition of 40 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and sketches, celebrating the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms these objects into works that speak of beauty, insight, and wit. More...
An Evening with 
Gilbert & Sullivan

Sat. Sept. 22, 7pm
Westport Woman's Club

Selections from all fourteen of Gilbert & Sullivan's operas. The performers, all professional singers, have appeared in many local productions as well as productions in New York City. Proceeds benefit college scholarships and community grants. More...
False Flag: The Space between Paranoia and Reason

Sat. Sept. 22, 5pm
Franklin Street Works
Opening Reception & Benefit

This group exhibition, curated by Jeff Ostergren, investigates the continuum of paranoia from subject matter to philosophical position and psychological state. The works are installed to produce a looping paranoid state of multiple voices, perspectives, and possibilities, leaving the viewer to establish their own position within this continuum. Exhibition runs from Sept 19 through Nov. 3. More...
Analia Segal & David Thomson: Spinning A Yarn

Sun. Sept. 23, 12:30pm
Aldrich Museum

This dynamic movement experience is created collaboratively between exhibiting artist Analia Segal and artist/ performer David Thomson. Performing in a garment, sculpted by Segal, Thomson plays with the shifting modalities of place and relationship to an object tied to his body. At 2pm, join Segal and Thomson for an informal discussion about their inspirations for the work, personal and shared processes, and overall collaboration. More...
The Sanborn Library: History and Architecture

Tues. Sept. 25, 6:30pm
Bridgeport North End Library

Threatened with demolition, this award-winning Sanborn Library building, designed by Leonard Asheim and built in 1922, is an exquisite and historically significant structure located at the dramatic intersection of Fairfield Ave. and State Street. Hear local architect Manny Machado and Boston Planning Consultant Michael Tyrrell discuss the history, architecture and current issues surrounding the building's potential demolition or development. Presented by the Bridgeport Community Historical Society. More...
Nina Bentley and 
Susan Fehlinger: 
Food for Thought

Tues. Sept. 25, 5pm
Pearl Restaurant 
Westport's Longshore

This is a touching and witty exhibit featuring Susan Fehlinger’s large colorful paintings of oversized fruits and vegetables, and Nina Bentley’s witty and whimsical, gravity-defying, silver serving trays. More...
Stamford Symphony Gala

Sat. Sept. 22, 5:30pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

Cocktails, dinner on stage - catered by Marcia Selden, a live auction led by local celebrity auctioneer, Alan Kalter (formerly of The Late Show) and a very special piano recital by critically acclaimed, Conrad Tao. More...
Curtain Call's Fall 2018
Theatre Arts Classes for Young and Old

Sat. Sept. 22 through Nov. 20
Curtain Call

Fall classes begin September 22, 2018 in acting for the stage, TV and film acting, musical theatre, improv and comedy, Broadway tap, and more (for ages five and up). Classes also for your after-school program, youth or community group and business. These classes help provide not only a strong foundation in performance, but also self-confidence, presentation and speaking skills, social skills and teamwork. Scholarships for families in need. Discounts for siblings. More...
Chain Gang: 
Unusual Chains & Links

Fri.-Sun, Sept 21-23
Guilded Lynx Studio

A three-day Master Class focusing on strategies for making unique chains and linkages. From classical to funky, a wide range of chain styles will be demonstrated and explained. Students will make samples and experiment with a variety of fused, cold-connected, and soldered link chains More...
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