Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 17 - 23, 2019

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 April 16, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
This is a small selection of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Joseph A. LoSchiavo
Hildreth Meière: The Art of Commerce.

Wed. April 17
Lecture, 5pm; Reception, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

Meière was a prolific Art Deco muralist, working in glass and marble mosaic, tile, terra cotta, tapestry, leather, wood and metal. Her work can be seen at Radio City Music Hall, Temple Emanu-El and One Wall Street in New York, and elsewhere. This exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, cartoons and gouache sketches, and photographs of finished commissions. Lecture at 5pm by Joseph A. LoSchiavo on “Classical Influences in the Corporate Murals of Hildreth Meière.” More...  Reception at 6pm. More...
Michael Feinstein Trio

Wed. April 17, 8pm 
Ridgefield Playhouse

Apart from being an outstanding multi-Grammy-nominated performer, with concerts spanning the globe, Michael Feinstein is the Ambassador of The Great American Songbook. His work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time. More...
Shanna Melton

Thurs. April 18, 6:30pm
New Canaan Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Shanna Melton, poet, painter and teacher, winner of the Cultural Alliance 2017 ACE Award for artist of the year, and the CT 2018 Art Hero Award from our region. Hear Shanna read from her recent book of poetry, Unraveling My ThoughtsMore...
David Ake Sensabaugh
Providing for the Afterlife in Han Dynasty China

Thurs. April 18, 6pm
Bruce Museum

Accompanying the Bruce's exhibition, Buried Treasures of the Silk Road,  showcasing rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted & glazed ceramics, and other antiquities from Chinese tombs, the former Curator of Asian Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, will speak on how these objects reveal beliefs about the afterlife, as well as illuminating aspects of daily life. More...
Stamford History Center
Forging the Future: Honoring Women’s Leadership

Thurs. April 18, 6pm
The Water's Edge at Giovanni's

A benefit for the Stamford History Center, celebrating the role of women in Stamford’s history, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and honoring: Kathryn Emmett, Stamford’s Corporation Counsel, State Representative Patricia Billie Miller, and Founder and CEO, Women’s Business Development Council, Fran Pastore. More...
WPKN Music on Film Series
The Harder They Come

Thurs. April 18, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

This 1972 Jamaican crime film, starring Jimmy Cliff, became most famous for its reggae soundtrack that is said to have "brought reggae to the world." Enormously successful in Jamaica, the film has been described as "possibly the most influential of Jamaican films and one of the most important from the Caribbean.” Doors open at 6pm. More...
Good Friday Concert

Fri. April 19, 8pm
First Presbyterian Church of Stamford

An evening of music and meditation: hymns, instrumental music, poetry, and scripture, with the central piece as The Seven Last Words from the Cross, a cantata by early Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz, presented in English. More...
Egg Rolls & Egg Hunts

Sat. April 20
Pequot Library, 10am
Wakeman Town Farm, 10am
CT Audubon at Fairfield, 10am

At the Annual Easter Egg Roll at Pequot Library, Southport, you can dance the bunny hop, make crafts, play games, meet the Easter Bunny, bring eggs to decorate and choose one to enter in the egg roll race. At Wakeman Town Farm's EGGstravaganzaWestport, you can join several egg hunts, play egg-themed games and crafts, meet the farm’s bunnies and then The Big Bunny himself; and at CT Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield, take part in one of its two annual Egg Hunts (at 10am or 1pm) with spring-themed craft making, a visit from a very special rabbit and continental breakfast and snacks.
The Ryan Montbleau Band

Sat. April 20, 8pm
FTC Warehouse

This band builds a bridge between 70s soul, ragtime, blues-folk-Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter vibe of artists like Martin Sexton and Ray LaMontagne. More...
Rick Thomas, Illusionist

Sat. April 20, 8pm
Palace Theatre, Stamford

A star of  Masters of Illusion and The Illusionists on Broadway, Rick Thomas has had his own show running for 15 years on the Vegas Strip, and has been named “Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts and "Illusionist of the World" by the World Magic Awards. More...
Sam Lubell & Darren Bradley
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast

Mon. April 22, 6pm
New Canaan Library

The Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library, architecture critic Sam Lubell, and architectural photographer Darren Bradley, who will talk about their recent book, Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: East Coast USA. Hear their thoughts about the best East Coast Modernist buildings and some of the hidden gems built by the 20th century’s most notable architects from Fire Island beach houses to private homes in CT and Sarasota, FL. More...
Michelle DiMarzo
The Great War and Beyond: Early 20th-Century Prints in the James Reed Collection

Tues. April 23, 5pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A gallery talk by the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement at the Fairfield University Art Museum, in a series addressing highlights of the recent gift to the Museum of the James Reed Collection. This talk focuses on one of the the three strengths of the collection, currently on view, German Expressionist woodcuts and lithographs. Image above: Max Beckmann, In Memory of a Friend Killed in Action (1914, lithograph, detail). More...
Lin-Manuel Miranda
In The Heights

Tues. April 23, 7pm
Through May 11
Westport Country Playhouse

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 4-time Tony Award-winning musical is his love-letter to Washington Heights. With an infectious score, featuring a blend of hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul, the show includes three members of the original Broadway cast. More...
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