Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Feb. 21 - 27, 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.

Wed. Feb. 21, 12:05pm
St. Paul's on the Green

Hear one of the brightest, most with-it, string quartets in the nation. PubliQuartet features Wilton’s own Nick Revel on viola. Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,”  PubliQuartet's creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene.   More...
Fairfield County Arts Association
Michael Brennecke

Wed. Feb. 21, 7pm
Roger Ludlowe Middle School Library, Fairfield

Fairfield County Arts Association's February presenter is Cultural Alliance member, abstract painter, Michael Brennecke. He will project images of his work with a brief chronology of his own matriculation from a young would-be seascape painter to an abstract painter.  More...
Katya Lebrija & 
Valery Sutherland

Thurs. Feb. 22, 6pm
New Canaan Library
Opening Reception

Informed with a subtle dreamlike quality, the works of Cultural Alliance member Katya Lebrija and Valery Sutherland deftly point the way to destinations both real and imagined. Evocative of abstract maps, the different styles and focuses of the artists unite in the feelings they produce - of direction that is light and free, defying perspective. More...
Jarold Eastman & Friends
New Hope

Thurs. Feb. 22, 6pm
22 Haviland Street Gallery
Opening Reception

Award-winning, 17-year-old artist, Jarold Eastman’s painting Daydream (detail at right) will be on view in 22 Haviland Street Gallery's New Hope  exhibition, along with the work of seven other young, talented artists whom Jarold has invited to share the spotlight. They are: Charlie Johnson, Sarah Gray, Connor Sovak, Emmet Towey, Justin Vega, Ayahna Santaella and JP Duffey. For most, it's their first show, and Jarold wants their art to be seen. More...
Birds in Art

Fri. Feb. 23, 6pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Opening Reception

Organized by The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, this annual traveling exhibition is in its 42nd year, presenting a juried selection of 60 outstanding contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Wildlife enthusiasts, ornithologists, and backyard birders will be delighted by the quality and variety of the artworks that capture birds in all their natural splendor.  More...
The Exonerated

Feb. 23-25
Bijou Theatre

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s play, directed by Richard Mancini, moves between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, to tell six interwoven true stories of wrongfully convicted, survivors of death row in their own words, using interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to The Innocence Project, that works to help those incarcerated by wrongful conviction, appeal and overturn their sentences.  More...
Stamford Symphony
David Lockington
Joshua Roman, cello

Sat. Feb. 24, 8pm
Sun. Feb. 25, 2pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

David Lockington is Guest Conductor and Joshua Roman, cello, plays Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, in a program also including works by Copland, Popper, Haydn, Brahms and Lockington. More...
Liberty Devitto +
Christine Ohlman

Sat. Feb. 24, 8pm
Palace Danbury Theatre

Billy Joel's legendary drummer, Liberty Devitto, and his new band The Slim Kings, come to Danbury's Palace Theatre for a great night of Rock, Roll, and Soul. They'll be sharing the stage with National Blues Hall of Famer (and Connecticut native) Christine Ohlman and her band Rebel Montez. More...
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Feb. 24-25
Ridgefield Playhouse

Broadway comes to Ridgefield! Daniel C. Levine directs Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit Broadway musical, featuring an all-star Broadway cast (Matt Bogart, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & Christine Dwyer) together with some local talent: Sam Gravitte, Ira Joe Fisher and Matt Grasso. More...
Greenwich Symphony
David Gilbert
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Feb. 24-25
Greenwich High School - Performing Arts Center

Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Competition, will perform Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2, under conductor David Gilbert. The concert program also includes Le Cenerentola Overture by Rossini and Schumann's Symphony No. 1. More...
David Dunlop
Visual Thinking: Deeper, Broader, More Inventive 

Sun. Feb. 25, 4:30pm
Silvermine Arts Center

Artist, teacher and TV personality, David Dunlop, gives one of his mind-expanding visual lectures, demonstrating how the most inventive minds in history used visual thinking, how you can too and how language hi-jacks your thinking and constrains creative thinking. More...

A Discussion with Ben Gest
Photography As Artifact 
and Artifice

Sun. Feb. 25, 3pm
Aldrich Museum

Join exhibiting artist and photographer Ben Gest for a discussion on the nature and practice of photography and the complicated, and often times subliminal, role of the photographer. Gest will walk visitors through Shared Space: A New Era (a show featuring contemporary artists from twelve countries, whose work captures myriad spaces for communication and interaction) and the Museum’s camera obscura, and lead a conversation exploring the ways photographs act both as documents of the subjects they present, and as records of the photographers’ personal experiences and the broader socio-cultural climate. More...
Liza Mundy
The Code Girls

Tues. Feb. 27, 7pm
Westport Library

Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy speaks about her new book, Code Girls, The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Hear their fascinating stories, collected through archival research and numerous interviews conducted with the surviving code girls (now in their nineties), that have gone without recognition for nearly 70 years. More...
Robert Mars 
Futurelics: Past is Present

Tues. Feb 27, 7pm
Mark Twain Library

Artist Robert Mars, best known for his Neo-Pop multilayered, mixed media and collage art that celebrates cultural icons of the 1950s and 1960s, which he has dubbed “futurelics,” will give a talk on his book, Futurelics: Past is Present. He will offer six of his pieces for sale, donating 50% of the proceeds to the library’s Furnace Fund. Mars will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase during the event. More...
Jacqueline Mabey 
Discussion of Jacques Derrida's "Foreigner Question." 

Tues. Feb 27, 7pm
Mark Twain Library

Join Jacqueline Mabey, co-founder of Art+Feminism and guest curator, of the  Franklin Street Works exhibition, In this place where the guest rests. The group will discuss "Foreigner Question" from Jacques Derrida's Of Hospitality as a way of delving deeper into the exhibition. More...
Nominations Open for ACE Awards

Remember to nominate the Artist, Citizen, Corporation, Educator and/or Nonprofit you believe has made the most significant artistic and cultural contributions to our community, or has supported the arts and culture sector through volunteerism and/or patronage. Our Annual Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards are designed to celebrate the passion for arts and culture in Fairfield County, and to raise awareness of the quality and diversity of our arts and cultural offerings. Click here to make your nominations. Deadline: March 15.
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