Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Feb. 14-20, 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.
A.R. Gurney
Love Letters

Wed. Feb. 14, 8pm
Curtain Call - Kweskin Theatre

Fairfield County residents, and veteran daytime drama performers, Robert and Britt Newman, will appear one night only in A.R. Gurney's charming play, Love Letters. Debra Lee Failla, a long-time Curtain Call director, will helm this special fundraising production.  More...
Dr. Zhivago

Thurs. Feb. 14, 6pm
Bethel Cinema
Reception, 6pm
Program, 7pm 

Forget the flowers, forget the chocolates, this Valentine’s Day go see one of the greatest cinematic love stories ever told: Dr Zhivago, winner of 5 Academy Awards, with Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, and Ralph Richardson. Post-screening discussion with CT Post critic Joe Meyers. More...
Annual Valentine Day's Tea
+ Staged Reading of Love Letters & Washington Square

Feb. 14, 1pm
New Canaan Historical Society

Cast members from The Town Players of New Canaan perform a dramatic reading of love letters from the Historical Society archives, and an excerpt from Henry James’ Washington Square, at The New Canaan Historical Society’s Annual Valentine’s Day Tea. Tea will be served along with sandwiches, scones, fancy cakes and a variety of sweets.  More...
First Ladies Of Disco: Valentine’s Day Gala

Feb. 14, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Get on your best spandex and white suits  and dance with your sweetie!  Each ticket holder gets a free glass of champagne and chocolates! Three extraordinary women who have made their marks on the pop, R&B and disco charts have joined forces for the first time: Linda Clifford (“If My Friends Could See Me Now”), The Weather Girl’s Martha Wash (“It’s Raining Men”) and Chic’s Norma Jean Wright (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”).  More...
Chasing Trane

Fri. Feb. 15, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker, with extraordinary talent, whose music continues to impact people around the world. This thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain and inspire. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson...?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and succeeds in bringing John Coltrane to life. More...
Great Backyard Bird Count

1. Fri. Feb. 16, 1pm
Grass Island Park

2. Sat. Feb. 17, 10am
Greenwich Library

3. Sat. Feb. 17, 1pm
Greenwich Audubon

The Great Backyard Bird Count, one of the largest Citizen Science projects in the world, is happening nationwide this weekend.
1. Join Audubon Naturalists to count birds in Greenwich Harbor. Ducks, Geese, Loons and Gulls are some of the birds expected. More...

2. Learn from Ted Gilman, Senior Naturalist at the Audubon Center in Greenwich about Winter Bird Watching and how your family can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. More...

3. Learn how to identify + count backyard songbirds at the Greenwich Audubon bird feeders, take a brief walk through their Apple Orchard, and see how to submit data on the birds you see to the online database and how you can do the bird count at home! More...
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Fri. Feb. 16, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

See four-time Princess Grace Award recipient, and Guggenheim Fellow, Camille Brown reveal the complexity of carving out an identity as a black female in urban American culture, in BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play.  Combined with original music compositions, performed by pianist Scott Patterson, and electric bassist Tracy Wormsworth, Brown uses the rhythmic play of African-American dance vernacular – including social dancing, double dutch, steppin’, tap, Juba, ring shout, and gesture – as the black woman’s domain to evoke childhood memories of self-discovery.  More...
New Haven Symphony Brass Quintet + Beardsley Zoo
The Tortoise and The Hare 

Sun. Feb. 18, 2pm
Shelton Intermediate School

New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet joins forces with Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo, for an afternoon of animals and music. Hear the NHSO's Brass Quintet play classics, The Flight of the Bumblebee and Carnival of the Animals, and the contemporary The Race, by Gwyneth Walker. Then see how the motion of the music mimics how animals move in real life! Perfect for introducing 3 – 9 year olds to the instruments of the orchestra. Instrument petting zoo before the concert and a healthy snack afterwards!. More...

Audre Lorde Birthday Brunch

Sun. Feb. 18, 3:30pm
Franklin Street Works

Celebrate the memory of poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992) with a Birthday Brunch (including a complimentary mimosa toast) at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works, as it continues its exploration, with Ferguson Library’s South End Branch, of the self-described “black, lesbian, feminist, warrior, poet, and mother,” who, in the 1950s, worked at Keystone Electronics, in Stamford’s South End, where she met her first girlfriend. More...

Sun. Feb. 18, 8pm
The Warehouse FTC

Galactic's reputation for energetic live shows precedes them. You'll shake off those winter blues with this funk-filled show in 2018. Galactic has been the go-to NOLA party band for the last 20 years throwing down a futuristic funk that takes the foundation laid down by the Meters and turbo-charges it for the 21st century. More...
Mona Garcia 
Queen, Kaiserin, Tsarina, Empress: Wives Of The Monarchs Of The First World War

Tues. Feb 20, 7pm
Fairfield Public Library

Popular history lecturer Dr. Mona Garcia returns for a four-part presentation on the wives of the monarchs who presided over the British, German, Russian, and Austro-Hungarian empires during the First World War. At the war’s end, only one woman would still be in possession of her throne. The first talk will examine the life of Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, the wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II. More...
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Hear more selections from on our 2-minute Drive Time announcements on WPKN 89.5 FM and Announcements of five or six selected events can be heard as PSAs during drive time: 7-9am and 4-7pm, weekdays.
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