Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 14-20, 2021

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APRIL 14-20, 2021
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
 This is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. 
See the week's complete compilation.

Through May 9
George Billis Gallery

Cityscapes features the work of 15 national artists. Specializing in cityscapes during the Gallery’s 24 year tenure in New York City, the Gallery cultivated a rich resource of talented artists who painted Manhattan and the outer boroughs of Gotham City. More...  
Rise and Shine

Through May 18
Amy Simon Fine Art

This group show includes the work of five New York artists, all of whom incorporate a glossy and shiny element to their artwork. Each employs different mediums to achieve this aesthetic feature. Shiny surfaces are trending with many contemporary artists working today. With new mediums and technologies, the possibilities are endless. More..
Audubon Talk: Roberta Olson

Wed. April 14, 5pm
Fairfield University Art Museum
John James Audubon: Artist, Naturalist, & Early Conservationist. Hear the curator of the New-York Historical Society and Professor of Art History Emerita at Wheaton College, give a virtual lecture on the naturalist. Presented by FU's Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibit, Birds of the Northeast: Gulls to Great Auks. More...
Ramadan Storytime

Wed. April 14, 6pm
Bridgeport Public Library Facebook Live

Hear Ramadan stories, learn about the holiday, and how to make a special Ramadan craft. Stories read by Mai Malkaw of the Bridgeport Islamic Center, and the Library’s Miss Anna. For children 2-12 years of age. More...
[Title of Show]

Wed.-Sat. 8pm; Sat. & Sun. 2pm
Theatre Fairfield

Fairfield University’s resident theatre company presents [title of show], the ultimate meta-musical, about four people creating a musical play about four people writing a musical play. The friendship and artistic collaboration among the creators are at the heart of the show.  More...
It's Taggart Time:
Devin Troy Strother

Thurs. April 15, 6pm
Hollis Taggart

A conversation with artist Devin Troy Strother, featured in the 2020 group exhibition Look Again: A Survey of Contemporary Painting, in conversation with gallery director Paul Efstathiou. More...
Natasha Trethewey
Memorial Drive

Thurs. April 15, 6pm
Wilton Library
This Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives a live online talk on her book, Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir, chronicling her life growing up as a “child of miscegenation” in Mississippi, and how her life was impacted by her mother’s death during a horrific crime in 1985. More... 
Oscar Nominated Shorts

Thurs. April 15, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center
Presenting screenings of Oscar-nominated short films, including Burrow, Genius, Loci, If Anything Happens I Love You, Opera and Yes - People, as well as three additional films. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age. More... 
Evening Paint & Sip

Thurs. and Sat. 7pm
Northfield Grange
As part of its Spring Break Painting Festival, evening workshops for adults, with guided instruction by Weston artist Agata Tria. Bring your own snack and beverages and Add a Little Color to Your Life. More...
David Hartt: A Colored Garden

Opening Friday through Nov. 30
Philip Johnson Glass House
New Canaan

Opening its grounds for the first time since the pandemic, The Glass House invites you to view the first artist-designed garden to activate the historic site’s 49-acre landscape. Hartt’s circular garden will span 40 feet and comprise an array of flowers — peonies, chrysanthemums, zinnias, phlox and more— that bloom sequentially, creating a variation of height, texture, and color. More... 
Anne Youngson:
The Narrowboat Summer

Fri. April 16, 12:30pm
Westport Library
Presenting a discussion of "The Narrowboat Summer," with the author and Tessa Smith McGovern. As three women glide along the canals of England, the eccentricities and challenges of narrowboat life draw them together. At summer’s end, all three must decide whether to return to their lives or forge a new path forward. More... 

Hugh Brewster: 
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage 

Fri. April 16, 5pm
Westport Museum
Facebook Live

Live discussion with author and historian. Hugh will discuss his book, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World, delving into the personal narratives of the lost liner’s first-class passengers with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. More... 
IMAGES 2021 Preview

Fri. April 16, 6pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center
Offering a fun, behind-the-scenes preview of IMAGES 2021—the annual photography exhibition – with this year’s jury, Camille Seaman, Brad Smith, and Moya McAllister – as they announce the Grand Prize Winners for both the Professional/Serious Amateur - and Student categories. More... 
Madonna - Truth or Dare

Fri. April 16, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

This documentary chronicles Madonna’s controversial 1990 “Blonde Ambition” international tour, kicking off in Japan during its rainy season, then traveling to North America with significant stops in Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, and New York. More... 
Barry Woods: Reasons Why Youth Don't Give a Damn Anymore!

Sat. April 17, 12:30pm
Ferguson Library

Straight talk from author Barry Woods, who has had 17 years of experience developing youth engagement strategies and relationship building, with Stamford Public Schools, Stamford Boys & Girls Club and the Allan Houston Foundation. More... 
Sublime Serenades

Sat. April 17, 7:30pm
Stamford Symphony Channel

With Music Director Michael Stern and Stamford Symphony wind musicians, presenting a classical program including one of Dvořák’s most memorable melodies, and Richard Strauss’ Serenade for 13 wind instruments. More... 
Spectrum: Ode to Color

Sun. April 18, 1pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan

Juried by internationally renowned textile designer and celebrated author Lori Weitzner, this exhibit will take viewers on an immersive, sensual and engaging journey into the world of color as it applies to art, culture, design, mood, and memory. More... 
Abstraction 2021

Sun. April 18, 4pm
Rowayton Arts Center

The Opening Reception for a new show by exhibiting members, judged by Paul Efstathiou, Director of Contemporary Art at Hollis Taggart in Chelsea, New York and Southport. More... 
Anatomy of Race Relations

Tues. April 20, 7pm
Wilton Library

Presenting - The Way Forward with four Wilton community members discus race relations in America and explore ways to make further progress on this critical issue. More... 
Elizabeth Kolbert and
Bill McGibbon
Under a White Sky

Tues. April 20, 7:30pm
Greenwich Library

Presenting Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert, and author, environmentalist, and activist Bill McKibben discussing Kolbert's new book, "Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future,” moderated by journalist Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of Covering Climate Now. More... 
Virtual Lecture: Dr. Lisa Upton

Tues. April 20, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Meet scientist Dr. Lisa Upton, of the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, CO, discussing, The Sun, Space Weather and the Solar Activity Cycle. More... 
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