Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week March 7-13, 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.
JIB Productions
Play With Your Food

March 6-8
Toquet Hall, Westport

March 13
Fairfield Theatre Company

Broadway comes to Play With Your Food this March! Alison Cimmet, whose recent Broadway roles were in Amélie and She Loves Me, will join fellow actors Bethany Caputo and Jonas Cohen in this month’s lineup of staged readings of one-act plays produced by JIB Productions. More...
Westport Artists Collective
Pop Up Show 

Thurs. March 8, 6pm
Westport Arts Center

This Spring Pop Up show features works by more than 100 members of the Westport Artists Collective, ranging from mixed media to sculpture to paintings: "a perfect opportunity to support the arts and artists on a regional level. The artwork is accessible for collectors of all levels."  More...
Mulberry Street

March 8-11
Through March 25
Curtain Call

Perhaps Stamford’s most produced romantic comedy since its first performance in 1939, about an immigrant family, living in a basement apartment on Mulberry Street, Little Italy, New York, in the 1930s, this play was written by Kweskin Theatre founding artistic director Albert Pia. This production features executive director Lou Ursone and his nephew Marc.  More...
Loft Artists Association
The LAA@40

Thurs. March 8, 5:30pm
Mayor's Gallery of Stamford
Opening Reception

Stamford's Loft Artists Association kick off their 40th Anniversary year of celebratory exhibits and events with an all-member exhibit at the Mayor’s Gallery in Stamford’s Government Center. Curated by longtime member and past president, Lina Morielli, the show will feature work from current LAA artists.  More...
Wilton Arts Council
Focus '18

Fri. March 9, 6pm
Wilton Library

Join the Wilton Arts Council for the opening reception and awards presentation for FOCUS '18, the 20th annual photography exhibit, open to all and judged by notable area photographers.  More...
Choirs of St Paul's, Norwalk
and St. John's, West Hartford
The Fauré Requiem

Sat. March 10, 5pm
St. Paul's on the Green

This special concert brings together singers from across Connecticut to sing Gabriel Fauré’s moving, monumental Requiem, featuring organ, harp, and violin. The Choristers of both choirs will also join in singing John Rutter’s Visions, a mystical work in English and Latin, inspired by texts about Jerusalem.  More...
Caravan of Thieves

Sat. March 10, 8pm
Voices Café
Westport Unitarian Church

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. More...
The Nature of Earth & Animals

Sun. March 11
Art/Place Gallery

Art/Place members Elaine Clayton and Alice Katz will show their work and take part in an Artist's Talk and discussion. Cultural Alliance member Elaine Clayton is showing her new painting series, Earth Changes: Pole Shift - an "exploration of our polarized times as we witness great extremes in nature, through weather events, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. and not only in nature, but in human nature.” Alice Katz will show acrylic paintings, cut paper assemblages, and papier mache sculptures, all of animals.  More...
David Green
What's Trending in the Arts in Fairfield County?

Sun. March 11, 2pm
Ridgefield Library

David Green, Director of Programs and Membership for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, will talk about current trends in contemporary visual and performing arts in Fairfield County, and the impact the arts have on the economy. This talk is part of the Ridgefield Library's ARTalk series which is dedicated to exploring the creative process through lectures, films and workshops that focus on art, architecture and design.  More...
Miggs Burroughs
How To Succeed In Business as an Artist

Mon. March 12, 6:30
Westport Library

Artist and artist-in-residence at Westport Library, Miggs Burroughs, leads a panel discussion of Westport artists and advisors on the necessary attributes and qualities that lead to business success for artists. Panelists include: Sooo-z Mastropietro, Alan Neigher, and Wendy Nylen. Networking opportunity at 6pm. More...
Olesya Turkina
Sweet Ideology of Soviet Space Dogs During The Cold War

Tues. March 13, 6:30pm
Bruce Museum

Dr. Olesya Turkina, Senior Research Fellow at the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg will discuss the intermingling of science and ideology surrounding the dogs used in the Soviet Space Program and its impact on Soviet domestic policies during the Cold War. How were the space dogs used in propaganda artifacts? How does public reception of art related to the Soviet space program during the time it was created (1960s-80s) compare to how it is perceived now. Curator and critic, Dr. Turkina co-created Russia’s first feminist exhibitions after 1989. More...

Cris Dam
Holly Danger
Susan Wallerstein
Who Cares about Public Art?

Mon. March 12, Noon
WPKN, 89.5 FM

Next in the Cultural Alliance's monthly SPOTLIGHT ON ARTS & CULTURE radio interview show on WPKN 89.5, we will follow up on our Shaping Community Panel Discussion, The Impact of Public Art (featuring Cris Dam, Sandy Goldstein and Liz Squillace), by further exploring the subject of Public Art in our Communities: Who Cares About Public Art? Hear from artists Cris Dam (Westport) and Holly Danger (Stamford) about the public art they have created in our communities and the impact they have seen it have. Susan Wallerstein head of Norwalk’s Arts Commission will talk about bringing new public art to the streets and parks of Norwalk, about maintaining public art, and revealing the treasures of WPA murals and other public art from the past. When does public art enliven our spaces, and when is it an eye sore? More...
Crystal Theatre 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert

Mon. March 12, 7pm
Crystal Theatre at
Ben Franklin Center

Norwalk's award-winning youth theater group celebrates 30 years with a huge benefit concert featuring Broadway performers, Crystal Theatre alumni and students performing songs from 30 years of Crystal Theatre original musicals, many written by Artistic Director Cheryl E. Kemeny. Broadway performers include Jessica Vosk (Wicked, Bridges of Madison County), Pomme Koch (The Band’s Visit), Bligh Voth (Million Dollar Quartet), Marissa Miller (Wicked) and Mike Heslin (War Horse). Silent auction includes House Seats to HamiltonWaitress and more! More...
Nominate Your ACE Awardees

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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