Subject: Click...Pick...Go... Your E-Buzz Events for the Week May 9 - 15, 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.
Pechakucha Night Bridgeport

Wed. May 9, 6:30pm
Barnum Museum

14 selected Bridgeporters will be making their 20-slide presentations (20 seconds each for 6 minutes and 40 seconds) on the theme from PT Barnum’s famous line — “The noblest art is that of making others happy!”  Registration Required.  More...

Andrea Bonfils
Botanical Refraction

Thurs. May 10, 6pm
Isabella Garrucho Fine Art Gallery

Cultural Alliance member artist Andrea Bonfils celebrates the opening of her solo exhibition, featuring new encaustic paintings, mixed media, and underwater photography at her new gallery: Isabella Garrucho. More...
Norwalk Children's 
Arts & Design Festival

Thurs. May 10, 6pm
South Norwalk Train Station
Fri. May 11, 6:30pm
Crystal Theatre

The brainchild of the New England Fashion + Design Association, the Festival opens on Thursday at 6 in the South Norwalk Train Station (Northbound New Haven side): with an art opening and concert by students of the TESS Music School. On Friday night at the Crystal Theater from 6:30-8:00pm, hear music ballet and theatre performances by students from the Paul Green Rock academy, Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet, and Chrystal Theater. More...
Akshara Music Ensemble

Fri. May 11, 6:30pm
Greenwich Arts Council

India Cultural Center of Greenwich (ICC), presents Carnatic musician and composer Bala Skandan and his Akshara Music Ensemble, formed in 2008 from New York's strongest voices in Indian classical music to explore the crossroads of the traditional and the contemporary. Akshara's music uses a broad sonic palette that highlights Carnatic, Hindustani, Western Classical, and Folk music. More...
David Dunlop
Rhythmic Transitions

Fri. May 11, 5pm
The Drawing Room

New works by Cultural Alliance member David Dunlopa modern-day old master whose luminous landscapes draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. The work in Rhythmic Transitions celebrates color and light, expressing the energy and movement of seasonal rebirth. Above, September Sun. Hear David talk about his work and its context at 5pm, followed by a reception at 6pm. More...
Simon Mulligan

Fri. May 11, 7:30pm
Westport Arts Center

Acclaimed British pianist, Simon Mulligan, known for his collaborations with many notable artists, and his performances for President Obama, Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, brings his Simon Mulligan Trio to perform music traversing the worlds of jazz and classical music, with selections from Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, and a unique interpretation of the George Gershwin Songbook.  More...
Paul Winter
My Brazil

Sat. May 12, 8pm
Voices Cafe
Unitarian Church of Westport

Seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter, and three masterful Brazilian musicians, perform a benefit concert for KEYS - providing free music instruction to underserved Bridgeport students. Winter's My Brazil program embraces the gamut of Brazilian music, including songs by Carlos Lyra, Luiz Bonfa, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Afro-samba music of Bahia, carnival songs from Rio; and music by Brazil's great composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.  More...
Great Lawn Concert

Sat. May 12, 2pm
Pequot Library

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the Pequot Library's Great Lawn for this annual favorite event. Listen to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras play selections performed by its String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble. More...

Sat. May 12, 4-6pm
Opening Reception
153 Post Road East

Sixteen artists are showing their work in this pop-up benefit art show organized by Trace Burroughs and Amy Kaplan to support Clasp Homes, a Westport nonprofit supporting those with autism. There will be food, wine and music provided by classical guitarist Glenn Roth at the opening reception. More...
Fairfield County Children's Choir
Imagine The Song

Sat. May 12, 7pm
The Klein Auditorium

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir welcomes spring with its “Imagine the Song” concert. Celebrated choral composer, conductor, and music educator Nick Page will be a special guest FCCC’s 23rd annual spring concert when the choir premieres a new piece that was written by Page for this performance, and is dedicated to Mother’s Day.  More...
Benjamin Ortiz
The Art of Collecting

Sat. May 12, 3pm
Silvermine Arts Center

Art Advisor, Independent Curator & Collector, Owner of BOZARTE, LLC, Art of the Americas will discuss "The Art of Collecting and Curating Personal Collections."  More...
Connecticut Ballet
Russian Classics +
Spring Gala

Sat. May 12, 7:30pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

Connecticut Ballet presents a triple bill of Russian Classics before an after-the-show Spring Gala. For the performance, the Ballet presents Raymonda Variations, a staple of the Russian ballet repertoire; Pulse, a modern dance choreographed by rising star Darrell Grand-Moultrie; and Petrouchka, Michel Fokine's historic one-act ballet, with music by Stravinsky.  More...  Purchase a gala ticket and stay after the performance for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and on-the-stage party with artistic director Brett Raphael, principal dancers, and ballet patrons.  More...
Spotlight on Arts & Culture
ACE Awardees: What Drives Them?

Mon. May 14, 12pm
WPKN, 89.5 FM

Join three of our six Arts & Cultural Empowerment (ACE) award winners in our monthly Spotlight on Arts & Culture interview show. Listen to the stories of Dennis Bradbury (Citizen Award), Megan Bonneau McCool (Artist Award) and Jim Royle (Educator Award) in 2018 ACE Award Winners: What Drives Them? Catch our regular Spotlight on Arts & Culture interview show, the 2nd Monday of each month, at noon on 89.5FM.   More...
Broadway Sings Stevie Wonder

Mon. May 14, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Broadway’s hottest talents will sing brand-new, original orchestrations of soul icon Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits!  The concert promises more than 15 cover songs, including “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours),” “Superstition,” “For Once in My Life,” “Sir Duke,” and more. 
Keith Hawkins
Galactic Archaeology: Finding Fossils In The Sky 

Tues. May 15, 5pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Almost every star you see in the night sky isapart of a vast system called the Milky Way. It is an average-sized barred spiral galaxy with upwards of 100 billion stars and its formation, assembly and evolution is still a mystery. Galactic archaeology is being used today to understand how the Milky Way came to be. Dr. Hawkins is currently a Simons Junior Research Fellow at Columbia University, primarily exploring the Milky Way Galaxy (its formation, evolution, and structure), using stellar spectroscopy as his tool.   More...
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