Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 15-21 , 2020

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APRIL 14, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
April 15-21, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. The E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. Click here for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Amazing Grace

All Week
Stamford Symphony Channel

Musicians from the Stamford Symphony perform a moving rendition of this classic hymn in a synchronized layered video. See and hear the musicians play their parts in their homes and then be brought together in this synchronized video performance, made in tribute to COVID-19 healthcare workers on the front lines. More...
Best of Cat Video Fest + More

All Week
Avon Theatre Online

Several new offerings this week, including The Times of Bill Cunningham, in which the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker. Also, The Best of Cat Video Fest. Longtime Cat Video Fest curator extraordinaire, Will Braden, has crafted a 45-minute treat of a reel that includes the very best videos from Cat Video Fest's illustrious history. More...
Weekly Art Challenge

All Week
Fairfield Museum & History Center

This week's Art Challenge features a 240-year-old silhouette of Lt. Col. Abraham Gould, of Fairfield’s 4th Regiment during the Revolutionary War, on horseback. Learn how to make a silhouette of your own and share it on the Museum's Facebook page! More...
Zookeepers Chat:
Newton, Blue and Gold Macaw

Wed. April 15, 2pm
CT Beardsley Zoo
Facebook Live 

Each week, join a Zookeeper/Animal Care Specialist for an in-depth look at an animal at the Zoo. This Wednesday take part in behavior training with Newton, the Zoo's Blue and Gold Macaw, with Educator Chris Clark. More...
Marti Talks Theatre:
Jared Mezzocchi
A Multimedia Designer's Method 
to Theatrical Storytelling 
Wed. April 15, 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts 

This series of "quick sessions," Marti Talks Theatre, celebrating Theatre Fairfield as the Quick Center's new resident Blackbox Theatre company, with professor and director Marti LoMonaco, kicks off with Marti introducing Jared Mezzocchi, class of '07, and award-winning projection and multi-media designer and director, speaking on A Multimedia Designer's Method to Theatrical Storytelling. More...
Small Scale Development and 
Why You Should Care  

Wed. April 15, 5:30pm
Stamford Ferguson Digital Library
Facebook Live 

In partnership with the City of Stamford, the Ferguson Library introduces you to this weekly online moderated discussion, where you will learn about what small scale development means in the modern age and how you can play a role. This first session, ”What is small scale development and what are its benefits to the community?" features Patrick McMahon, President of Connecticut Main Street Center, as one of the guests. Free, but registration required. More...
Amy Smith-Stewart
Getting Contemporary Art
Wed. April 15, 6pm

As part of its ongoing series, "Getting" Contemporary Art, the Aldrich presents its Senior Curator, Amy Smith-Stewart, sharing how she became a curator, what the role of a curator is, and what her own personal approach is at the Aldrich. Registration Required.  More...
Virtual Figure Drawing

Wed. April 15, 6:15pm
Coastal Arts Guild 

A hired model will make a few short initial poses of 1 to 2 minutes to get everyone warmed up, followed by a number of 5 and 10 minute poses and then a few 20 minute poses. This experimental session will be free. Feedback is welcome to help design future sessions. More...
The WE Event: Global Embrace

Wed. April 15, 6pm
Beechwood Arts
Facebook Online

Making history this week, Beechwood's three-part salon on Facebook Live includes: Frederic Chiu performing (with his brother Cornelius, a violinist with the Chicago Symphony) the world premiere of Gao Ping’s Bitter Cold Night, composed in memory of Dr. Li Wenliang, the young doctor who warned the world about COVID-19 on social media, before dying of the disease; an 18 year-old cellist who was the driving force behind the internationally viral music project that united 24 young cellists around the globe in playing Saint-Saëns’ The Swan; and a conversation with artists showcasing some of the gifts of art that Beechwood has received from artists from a wide diversity of cultures and nations.  More...
Stay Home Live Music Series: Tom Petty Project
Thurs. April 16, 5pm
FTC Facebook Live
This Thursday features a special happy hour performance by the Tom Petty Project - musicians from several bands in NY and CT who have come together to celebrate the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. TPP will also be performing in The Warehouse in October. Tickets available now. More...
Helen Klisser During
Art Café Goes Global
Thurs. April 16, 6pm
Quick Center for the Arts 

Pour a cocktail and connect for HOT news from the art world all the way from New Zealand in Art Cafe Goes Global, one of the Quick Center's online "quick sessions" series. Join Helen and special VIP guests for a happy hour dive into the art world as it evolves in the current pandemic.  More...
Kelli O'Hara
A Celebration of Young Artists 

Fri. April 17, 7pm  
Westport Country Playhouse
Facebook + YouTube

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara joins young performers from across Fairfield County to exchange experiences, perform musical theater selections, and come together as a community. High school students prepared, filmed, and submitted videos of songs, many of which they had hoped to perform in school musicals this spring. Ten participants and ten understudies were selected at random for the performance on Friday. More...
Virtual Nature: Pollinators + Honey Bees

Sat. April 18, 10am & 2pm  
Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facebook Live

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center continues its live 30-minute nature programs on Facebook Live. Tune in at 10am to discuss pollinators and at 2pm to examine the honey bees living at Heckscher Farm. More...
Virtual Mo and Michael LIVE

Sat. April 18, 7pm
Redding's Mark Twain Library

A live conversation between Mo Rocca, the Emmy Award-winning correspondent for the CBS NEWS program “Sunday Morning,” and his old friend Michael Ian Black, a best-selling local author, brilliant comedian and founder of the Library's annual Pudd’nhead Prize Festival.
An Online Alternative to 
Stamford Symphony’s 
Fateful Beethoven Concerts

Sat. April 18 - Tues April 21 
Stamford Symphony Channel

Hear the music the Stamford Symphony would have been playing, before COVID-19 struck. Tune into the Stamford Symphony Channel and hear recordings of the cancelled program: Milhaud's, Le Boeuf sur le toit, Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. More...
Tuesday Treasure: The Writing Machine
Tues. April 21, 6:30pm
Westport Museum for History & Culture 
Facebook Live
This week's "Tuesday Treasure" on Westport Museum's Facebook Page features The Writing Machine. Explore the origins of the typewriter  with several different models and types.  More...
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