Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week Feb. 28 - March 6, 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.
Adam Abel
Skateboarding In Palestine

Wed. Feb. 28, 6:30pm
New Canaan Library

New Canaan Library starts a new series, Global Perspectives, to open dialogue on current global issues. Adam Abel, artist, filmmaker, and co-founder of the non-profit SkateQilya, using skateboarding and art to teach community building and leadership to Palestinian youth, goes beyond politics to get to the heart of Palestinian culture with his presentation. More...
William Kentridge: 
Universal Archive

Wed. Feb. 28
Fairfield University 
Quick Center
Lecture, 5pm
Reception, 6pm

New work by this renowned South African artist, best known for his animated charcoal and ink drawings in which the issues of apartheid are apparent. This exhibit presents 75 linocut prints, based on ink sketches, and printed on dictionary and encyclopedia pages from the 1950s. A lecture by Judy Hecker, Director, International Print Center, New York, will precede the opening reception. More...
A Night at the Museum 

Thurs. March 1, 6:30pm
Westport Historical Society

What happens when the lights go out at Wheeler House? Only the night watchman knows…or does he? Once the sun goes down on March 1, you can learn about the after-dark doings at one of downtown Westport’s beloved historic landmarks.
The Westport Historical Society celebrates its first ever Night at the Museum! See how Victorian Westporters spent their evening hours playing antique games like Nine Man’s Morris from the 18th century, singing along to historic tunes and listening to gripping tales told by our costumed docents. More...
Teodora Guererra 
Dmitri Wright

Thurs. March 1, 5pm
Sorelle Gallery
Opening Reception

Teodora Guererra’s abstract artistic vision evolved throughout time spent painting and teaching in Fairfield County, Tucson, and upstate New York. Cultural Alliance member Dmitri Wright classical academic training in the foundations used by the Renaissance and Impressionist masters is evident in his work as an American ‘Expressionist Impressionist’. His melodic brushstrokes and unexpected palette are results of extensive plein air painting in Italy’s Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria, France’s Provence Cote d’Azur, and New England’s coastline. Accompanied by a designer vignette, Statement Pieces, by I.M. Smitten of Trumbull.  More...
Katherine Evans
Rose-Marie Fox
Linda George
Abstract Expressions

Thurs. March 1, 5:30pm
Handwright Gallery
Opening Reception

See the latest pieces by these abstract Fairfield County artists. Katherine Evans pulls inspiration derived from her environment and weaves it with her signature use of magnified color into pieces that highlight one of the two ends of the spectrum. Rose-Marie Fox, whose work is influenced by the 16 years she spent living in China, creates a three dimensional depth within the framework of a two dimensional medium. Linda George has most recently been working on non-representational concepts in her pieces, though she feels her work often returns to current societal and pictorial landscapes…and her love of Bruce Springsteen.  More...
Calidore String Quartet

Fri. March 2, 7:30pm
Westport Arts Center

The Calidore is one of the most exciting of the younger string quartets playing today. The program will include music by Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and the 2016 composition Nimrod by Caroline Shaw.  More...
Trevor Hall
Night in the Village

Fri. March 2, 8pm
The Warehouse FTC

Join Trevor Hall for a special Night in the Village, where Trevor shares songs, the stories behind them, as well as rare images and footage from his journeys to India, Nepal, and beyond. A Night in the Village will give listeners a unique insight into the inspiration and stories behind the songs of Trevor Hall's life journey. More...
The 39 Steps

March 2-4
Music Theatre of Connecticut

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! 2008 Drama Desk Award and 2-time Tony® Award Winner The 39 Steps is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! More...
Ann Hampton Callaway
Cyrille Aimée
The Ella Century

Fri. March 2, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The "superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist, who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves” (JazzTimes), returns to the Playhouse with an exciting show kicking off Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial year.  More...
Music Mash 18

Sat. March 3
Read's ArtSpace Gallery Bridgeport

MUSIC MASH '18 is a record fair produced by independent nonprofit, community radio station WPKN 89.5-FM. With more sizzle than the traditional record fairs, MUSIC MASH '18 presents 50+ vendors from all over New England selling vinyl LPs and 45s, CDs, and music collectibles. Music from WPKN celebrity DJ's - and plenty of refreshments. More...
Westport School of Music
Student Chamber Concert 

Sat. March 3, 4pm
Pequot Library

Forty students, ranging in age from 8 to 17, from Westport, Weston, Fairfield and other surrounding communities will present duets and trios, including six hands at one piano, duets with two pianos, violin duo, violin/viola duo, cello duo, string bass duo, and trumpet and flute duos with piano. More...

Pollinator Potluck:
Steve Kress
Climate, Plankton, & Puffins

Sat. March 3
Audubon Greenwich
Cocktails, 6pm
Presentation, 7pm

In this 2018 Year of the Bird, join Audubon scientist, and founder of Project Puffin, Steve Kress to learn how Atlantic Puffins serve as sensitive indicators to climate-induced changes in the Gulf of Maine. He will also discuss how to create backyard sanctuaries for birds in a changing climate. Attendees are encouraged to contribute appetizers or beverages to share. Desserts provided by Happiness Is...Catering, and organic wine tasting provided by The Study Fine Wines & Spirits during cocktails and Q&A session. More...
American Chamber Orchestra
Meets Gilbert & Sullivan

Sat. March 3, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church

Songs from four of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular operettas: Yeoman of the Guard, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, and Mikado, presented by the American Chamber Orchestra, conducted by ACO Music Director Christopher Hisey, together with a dozen singers. More...
Ridgefield Independent 
Film Festival:
Oscar Viewing Party

Sun. March 4, 7:30pm
Aldrich Museum

Guests will stroll past velvet ropes and along the red carpet into the RIFF Oscar Viewing Party as cameras flash, music plays, and signature cocktails are poured. Inside, large-screen projections and TVs will air the festivities live from Hollywood as Jimmy Kimmel presents the 90th Academy Awards show. The RIFF Oscar Viewing Party is the kickoff event for the 2018 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival season that will culminate in its four-day festival, running from Oct. 18-21, 2018. Guests will learn about the yearlong activities that makeup RIFF and are invited to become early members More...
Backyard Gardening Series: All About Weeds 

Thurs. March 1, 10am
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

The Bartlett's Backyard Gardening Series opens with Master Gardener Peter Russell discussing the undesirable qualities of weeds, their lifecycles, and reproductive strategies. He will show you how to identify the weeds typically found in the local landscape, some practical suggestions to address the four keys to weed control including weed composting considerations. 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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