Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week April 4 - 10, 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.

Play With Your Food

April 4-5, noon
Toquet Hall

Broadway, film and TV stars Joanna Gleason, Patricia Kalember, Scott Bryce and Mark Shanahan animate readings of one-act plays by Neil LaBute, Kelly Younger and Gary Dontzig.  More...
NEST Artists
North East Space Time

Thurs. April 5, 5:30pm
Schelfhaudt Gallery
University of Bridgeport
Seaside Park

An exhibition of seven artists, all of whom are Cultural Alliance members, whose studios are at THE NEST Arts Factory in Bridgeport: Kristen Ambrosi, Patrice Barrett, Jane Davila, Gwen Hendrix, Phyllis Lee, Meighan Morrison and Susan Murray. Curated by David Green  More...
John O'Malley
The Jesuits and the Arts: 
How and Why It Happened

Thurs. April 5, 5pm
Egan Chapel
Fairfield University 

Lecture by University Professor, Georgetown University, that serves as the keynote for the all-day symposium Friday on the exhibition The Holy Name. Art of the Gesu More...
Marina Forbes
Imperial Russian 
Fabergé Eggs

Thurs. April 5, 7pm
Fairfield Public Library

Artist, historian, lecturer and storyteller Marina Forbes will lead a spectacular photo-tour of Fabergé collections around the world and discuss egg painting in Russian culture, the history of the Faberge eggs, and their role in the dramatic events of the end of Romanov rule.  More...
Kathleen Maher
Fact vs. Fiction! The Real Story Behind The Reel Story!

Thurs. April 5, 7pm
New Canaan Library

Back by popular demand, the Executive Director of The Barnum Museum hosts an encore performance of her lively examination of the accuracy of the depiction of P.T. Barnum’s life and times in the movie The Greatest Showman. See the movie, and then go and enjoy Kathy’s illuminating journey through many of the key elements of the film. More...
Lunch Engagement: First Friday Exhibition Tour
In This Place

Fri. April 6, 12:30pm
Franklin Street Works

Have a delicious house-made lunch in the Franklin Street Works cafe before or after viewing a twenty-minute tour, by creative director Terri C Smith, of the current show, In this place where the guest rests, curated by Jacqueline Mabey, which references displacement from home due to war, colonialism, and economic shifts. More...
Moscow Festival Ballet

Fri. April 6, 8pm
Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts

In the great tradition of the grand ballet, the internationally renowned Moscow Festival Ballet performs Giselle, the romantic tale of a young peasant girl who falls in love with a count disguised as a villager. This stunning production is filled with brilliant choreography, a haunting score, and resplendent costumes and sets:  a must-see for fans of the ballet!  More...
Family Sleepover at the Aquarium

Fri. April 6, 6pm
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Sleep with the fishes – and the sharks, sea turtles, jellies and other creatures. After check-in at 6 p.m. and a tasty dinner, Aquarium educators fill the evening with a fun- and fact-filled behind-the-scenes tour, an IMAX® movie, snacks and more. Open to children age 5 and older with a parent or caregiver over the age of 18. More...
John Bedoya
Over Leaves and Roots

Sat. April 7, 6pm
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

The prolific Colombian artist continues his use of organic materials directly in his work, which deals with the toxic impact of industry on his native land, but now infuses shocks of electric blue, pink and green to his usual palette of browns and greys. More...
In The Moment

Sat. April 7, 4:30pm
Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library

Landscape paintings by eight Connecticut artists, including those by Cultural Alliance member artists Lisa Cuscuna, Joyce Grasso, Susan Leggitt, and Dale Najarian  More...
Sam Bush

Sat. April 7, 8pm
FTC Stage One

The three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. More...
Asher Laub Ensemble
Violin Through the Ages

Sun. April 8, 2pm
Saugatuck Congregational Church

The Asher Laub Ensemble takes the audience on a musical journey starting with Bach and Beethoven, then venturing through contemporary pop, jazz, hip hop, Middle Eastern and fusion and including a Michael Jackson medley. Click through to discover Asher Laub's incredible story of loss and recovery. More...
Wes Haynes
Daniel Lanzilotta
Analiese Paik
Creating a Sustainable Future

Mon. April 9, noon
WPKN 89.5 FM

Our monthly interview show on WPKN will explore how the arts and culture can help us all live in more sustainable ways, where we preserve, conserve and regenerate our resources, and learn to re-use them in economically and spiritually productive ways. Three members will talk about how they work to regenerate our resources: Daniel Lanzilotta, an artist who creates sculpture from material that is discarded and left to pollute the environment; Wes Haynes, Co-Director of External Partnerships, at the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation; and Analiese Paik, co-founder and Managing Director of Sustainne, a business dedicated to supporting the local economy through sustainable living. More...
Early Morning Bird Walks

Weds. April 4-May 23
Sats, April 7- May 19, 7am
Audubon Greenwich

Join Ted Gilman for weekly Wednesday and Saturday bird walks at Audubon Greenwich. The Center's open fields, apple orchard, wetlands and woodlands provide great habitat for migrating birds such as warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes, orioles and others. Binoculars are available to borrow. Wednesdays: Meet at the Fairchild Wildflower Garden Preserve Parking Lot on North Porchuck Rd. More...  Saturdays: Meet in the Audubon Greenwich Parking Lot.  More...
Needle Felting Workshop
for Kids

Sat April 7, 11am
Wilton Historical Society

One of the world’s oldest textiles, felt is created from wool or other animal fibers that are densely matted together. It is ideal for protecting against cold and insulating against heat, thus it has long been used for yurts, blankets, rugs, hats, boots and clothing. “Needle felting” is a term for using one or more felting needles by hand to create flat felt or felt sculpture; it does not involve knitting, and is a dry process of interlocking fibers. Museum Educator Lola Chen will introduce the subject as the kids create a needle felted animal friend. Suggested for ages 6 – 12.  More...
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