Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 22-28 , 2020

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APRIL 21, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
April 22-28, 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.
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CAFC Artist of the Day

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Starting this week, visit the Cultural Alliance’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for our Artist of the Day. Every day except Monday, a Cultural Alliance member will present a work created over the last six weeks, with a statement on how thoughts and feelings about our current crisis triggered the work. We started Tuesday with Duvian Montoya and his Inception/Rebirth/Genesis Please FOLLOW Us. LIKE Us. SHARE Us.  #CAFCArtistoftheDay
Bennie Wallace Curates
Ahmad Jamal

All Week
BackCountry Jazz

BackCountry Jazz presents Bennie Wallace's weekly selection of great jazz moments. This week enjoy a recent video of Ahmad Jamal performing his trademark rendition of Poinciana.
National Poetry Month Celebration

All Week
Westport Library

In celebration of the town of Westport’s long and distinguished history of creativity, the Library and Westport Poet Laureate Diane Lowman invite poets of all ages to participate in the #ShelterinPoetry program. Check the website, register and share your poem. More...
Virtual Theatre  

All Week
Curtain Call

Fifteen shows, including original musicals, some comedies and many Shakespeare plays with full productions from its archives are now available on two Vimeo channels for free. More... 
Online Book Talk: One Night Markovitch

Wed. April 22, 10am
Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County

JHSFC presents an online book talk and discussion, led by Judy Katz, about the novel by Avelet Gunder, a fictional work about the marriages of convenience that were arranged to smuggle Jewish women out of Nazi-occupied Europe as Israel was about to become a state. Registration on Zoom required. More...
Jeanine Behr Getz: 
Think Green!

Wed. April 22, 10:30am
Pequot Library
Facebook Live

Celebrate Earth Day with Eco superstar and owner of Kids Think Big, reading from her award-winning children's book Think Green! - a book with its own eco-audit. 
The WE Event: Transformation

Wed. April 22, 6pm
Beechwood Arts
Facebook Live

Beechwood Arts, with the fourth in its series of Wednesday salons in response to the current world crisis, turns to the theme of "Transformation," with a program including: an excerpt from a gender-switched production of Juliet & Romeo, with Frederic Chiu playing from Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet; a performance later by Chiu of music from Prokofiev’s Lt. Kijé (the story of a persona created out of thin air); a reprise of a 2016 salon performance by Fred Johnson and Daniel Kelly, when they gathering words from the audience, transforming them into compelling song; and artists discussing how we sometimes need to break things down in order to find a path to something new. 
Cliff Ennico 
Running a Successful 
Creative Business

Thurs. April 23, 12pm
The Wilton Library

Cliff Ennico presents Business, Legal and Tax Tips for Creatives, the first in a series of four free SCORE webinars on Business for Creatives, hosted by The Wilton Library, in partnership with the Wilton Chamber of Commerce and SCORE Fairfield County. Registration required. More...
This Old Thing

Thurs. April 23, 3:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center
Facebook Live

Join Laurie Pasteryak Live on Facebook from the Fairfield Museum's Library in this weekly look at an object in its collection with an engaging story. This week Laurie talks about a relatively recent acquisition: Caleb Brewster's tall case clock, from 1784. More...
Cheryl Wiesenfeld: 
Theatre in the Time of Crisis
Thurs. April 23, 2pm
Quick Center for the Arts 

This is the second in a series of 30-minute online “quick sessions” in which Cheryl Wiesenfeld, curator of the Quick Center's series on Theatre That Changes Our World, discusses Theatre in the Time of Crisis, with guests of her choosing. This week Cheryl talks with Ron Simons – five-time Tony Award-nominee and four-time Tony Award-winning producer. More...
History Happy Hour:
Vintage Cocktails Weekly

Thurs. April 23, 5pm
Westport Museum for 
History & Culture 
Facebook Live 

In partnership with CT Bites, this series features vintage cocktails prepared by local bartenders along with a sidecar of history. Supporting the hard-hit Connecticut restaurant industry, join us Thursdays for a new episode premiere to raise a glass to the past! More...
Manisha Sinha
The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

Fri. April 24, 5pm
Westport Museum for History & Culture 
Facebook Live 

This week, join celebrated historian, professor at the University of Connecticut and a leading authority on the history of slavery, abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Manisha Sinha. Professor Sinha's award-winning second book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, was long-listed for the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and was selected as one of Bloomberg News’ “Three Great History Books” of 2016. She will discuss her book, give a live reading, and then take questions from viewers. More...
Souby Bosky: 
Fast & Loose Oil and Acrylic    
Fri & Sat. 9:45am
Silvermine School of Art

Join this two-day online art studio program designed for students who want to loosen up and work with less restraint. Using personal photographs, as reference, students will work on several fast paintings.  More...
Fairfield University Art Museum
Behind the Scenes with Cary Weber

Mon. April 27, 6pm
The Quick Center 

Get the behind-the-scenes history of the Museum on this Quick Center "quick-sessions" by the Museum’s executive director who will introduce the museum’s current exhibitions and programming, and how to enjoy them at home, and give a sneak peek into the upcoming shows through 2021. More...
Writing + Performing Workshop: Jeffrey Tambor
Starting Tues. April 28
Ridgefield Playhouse
An online writing and performing workshop series, led by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor. Each student will write a screenplay or monologue which will then be acted out by other students. April 28 through June 16, 7-10pm. Registration required. More...
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