Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 24 - 30, 2019

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 April 23, 2019
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
FCBuzz Events
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. It contains a small selection of events posted on the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. We recommend you click the link in the date above for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Ed Hynes
The British Are Coming: The Danbury Raid of 1777

Wed. April 24, 7pm
Westport Historical Society

The curator of the Historical Society's 2017 Danbury Raid exhibit, discusses the 1777 raid by British troops, who landed at Compo Beach, April 22, marched to Danbury and destroyed Patriot supplies. CT militia leaders sprang into action, but suffered losses at the Battle of Ridgefield and merely harrassed the British on their return to Compo where the British fleet was waiting. The raid galvanized Patriot support but showed how residents were divided, for and against the Revolution. More... 
An Enchanted Fifth Anniversary

Thurs. April 25, 5:30pm 
Read's Artspace

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Maggy Daly Arts Cooperative with the Burlinson/Whitten Trio Plus One in an Enchanted Forest, Earth Fest-inspired evening of art, music, refreshments and merriment.. More...
David Bromberg Quartet

Thurs. April 25, 8pm
The Warehouse, FTC

David Bromberg, the iconic singer-songwriter who has gained accolades for his skilled musicianship on guitar, dobro, fiddle, and mandolin, appears at FTC with his Quartet. More...
Bert Bernardi & Justin Rugg
The Waffle House Five

Fri. - Sun. April 26 - 28
Through May 19

Pantochino Productions present a new musical by Bert Bernardi & Justin Rugg. Ten million dollars in lottery dreams are up for grabs when five waffle workers agree to split it if they hit it. But when the dream comes true, all bets are off as one lucky waitress serves up anything but the truth. More...
Guys & Dolls

Fri. - Sun. April 26 - 28
Through May 11
Wilton Playshop

Gangsters, gamblers, and showgirls take the stage in the oddball romantic comedy based on stories and characters by Damon Runyon, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed by Lynne Colatrella with choreography and musical staging by Lauren Nicole Sherwood and musical direction by Zachary Kampler, this show features some of the most cherished show tunes in American musical theatre including “Fugue for Tinhorns,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” More...
24th Annual Frog Frolic

Sat. April 27
Redding Community Center

Named after Twain’s “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” the Mark Twain Library's Frog Frolic has become Redding's highly anticipated kick-off to spring with games, crafts, entertainment and food. More...
Annual Greenwich 
Kite-Flying Festival

Sat. April 27
Greenwich Point Park

The India Cultural Center of Greenwich (ICC) celebrates spring with its own Annual Kite Flying Festival. ICC brings 150 kites to the festival and has henna tattoos and bindi for younger children. Awards are given to all high fliers, and there’s music and food for families. More...
Open House, Spring Gardens & Art Exhibit

Sat. April 27
893 Clinton Avenue 

Join the Dutch bulb company, Colorblends  at its Open House and Open Spring Garden on Clinton Ave, Bridgeport. Tulips will be in their prime, staff can answer bulb questions and the renovated Colonial Revival mansion will be filled with art by a dozen artists including Jahmane, Jennifer Williams, Nancy Moore, Patrice Barrett, and Tara BlackwellMore...

Sat. April 27
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

ArborEarth is a fun family festival! As the original home of Dr. Frances Bartlett, 'the father of arboriculture,' the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is the perfect location to welcome guests in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day. More...
Art + Identity: an international view

Sat. April 27, 1pm
browngrotta arts

Wilton’s internationally renowned fiber arts gallery opens its “Art in the Barn” multimedia group show with more than 50 international artists, whose works are included in major museum collections around the world, exploring their identity be it personal, political, social or cultural.  More...
Ginny Awn, Thomas Berntsen and Howland Blackiston:  FORM

Sat. April 27, 5pm
Gallery at GFC

Three sculptors, Ginny Awn, Thomas Berntsen and Howland Blackiston present their different takes on the nature of form in their work, with differences in color, shape, style, and context.  More...
Awakening: Art Exhibit & Open Studios

Sat. April 27, 6pm
St. Philip Artists' Guild

This exhibition presents new works by members of SPAG together with that from six guest artists. Each artist has donated a work to be won in a Chinese Auction and Raffle. The drawing begins at 8:15 and 24 lucky winners will leave with an original work of art. Artists include CAFC members Gayle Gleckler, Steve Magee, and Dorothy Robertshaw, and Michael Brennecke, Susan Leggitt, and Jen WilliamsMore...
Westport Woman's Club
Annual Art Show

Sat. April 27, 5-8pm
+ Sun & Mon, 12-4pm
Westport Woman's Club

This show, curated by Miggs Burroughs, is one where local artists donate part of their art sales to fund the WWC’s community service grants to Fairfield County non-profits. Melissa Newman will be singing some of her favorite jazz standards at the opening reception. Includes works by CAFC members Kat Evans, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Harold, Darcy Hicks, Amy Kaplan, Fruma Markowitz, Gregg Welz, and others. More...
Jazzed Up! Celebrating Fairfield Libraries through Music + The Library Suite

Sat. April 27, 2:30pm
Fairfield Public Library
Sun. April 28, 4pm
Pequot Library, Southport

A two-part celebration of libraries. On Saturday, a reception and exhibition of photographs by David Pressler inspired by a jazz suite, written by Mark Edinberg. More... On Sunday, a performance of The Library Suite by Edinberg and his two sons at The Pequot Library. Program funded by a REGI grant. More...
Harmony Hammond
Material Witness Panel

Sun. April 28, 3:30pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

A discussion panel on meaning in abstract and conceptual art, that will be centered on material-based artistic practices, featuring Harmony Hammond, a prominent figure in the feminist art movement, whose 50-year survey show is on display at The Aldrich, together with artist Indira Allegra, and art historian Tirza True Latimer; moderated by curator Elissa Auther. More...
Ailey II Dance Company

Sun. April 28, 5:30pm
Quick Center for the Arts

New York's Ailey II Dance Company will perform in an annual fundraiser for Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County to benefit its arts education programs, with special emphasis on summer camps for Bridgeport children. More...
Chelsea Guo & Reed Tetzloff – Pianist and Soprano Prodigy Series

Sun. April 28, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church

Juilliard pre-college double major Chelsea Guo will perform a piano and voice program. For the vocal selections, she will be joined by The Drozdoff Society’s Artist-in-Residence, Reed Tetzloff. More...
In The Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue

Sun. April 28, 4pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the In The Mood Singers & Dancers, this 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time – a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music. More...
Chamber Players of The Greenwich Symphony Uncommon Voices

Sun. April 28, 4pm
Round Hill Community Church
Mon. April 29, 7:30pm 
Greenwich Arts Council

This concert of “Uncommon Voices,” includes music by Elgar (Romance for Bassoon and Strings, Op. 62), Vaughan-Williams, (Piano Quintet), Rossini (Duo for Cello and Bass in D), Jongen, (“Introduction and Dance for Viola and Piano”), and Françaix (“Divertissement for String Quintet with Bassoon”). Details on Round Hill concert here, and Greenwich Arts Council here
Period. End of Sentence

Mon. April 29, 8:15pm
Bijou Theatre

This Oscar-winning short film follows a group of women leading a quiet revolution. In Hapur, India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, a group of women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence. The initiative, which is called "The Pad Project" has installed two machines in the Hapur District outside of Dehli, proving safe and affordable menstrual products to girls and women and a steady income to the women who produce the pads. Q&A session after the film with Executive Producers, Charlotte Silverman and Sophie Ascheim, and star, Ajeya. More...
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