Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 3 - 9, 2019

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 April 2, 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.
Kusama Infinity:
Get Your Dots On

Wed. April 3, 6pm
Bethel Cinema

The Connecticut Film Festival presents “Kusama Infinity”: Get Your Dots On.  The evening includes a showing of the 2018 film by Heather Lenz on Yayoi Kusama, the top-selling female artist in the world, best known for her polka dot designs, and her mirrored Infinity Rooms, and preceding the screening a reception to which patrons are invited to wear their loudest Polka Dot patterns. Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Joe Meyers and guest artists. More...
Jimi Hendrix
Electric Church

Wed. April 3, 7:30pm 
Avon Theatre Film Center

This new critically acclaimed film combines historical footage of the unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in Atlanta, with a documentary tracing Hendrix’s journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew young people together across the country. Features interviews with Paul McCartney, and other contemporaries. More...
Stamford Symphony
Symphony Uncorked

Wed. April 3, 6:30pm
Flinders Lane Kitchen & Bar

Experience the Stamford Symphony up close and personal; world-class musicians play great music while you enjoy selected beer and wine; all you can drink + appetizers and small plates for purchase. More...
Robin Jaffee Frank
America Calls: Mobilizing Artists During the Great War

Thurs. April 4, 7:30pm
Darien Historical Society

As part of its exhibit program for Over Here: Darien's World War I, art historian Robin Jaffee Frank will speak on "America Calls: Mobilizing Artists During the Great War," about the persuasive power of artists during World War I. Registration required.  More...
Live Fundraising Art Auction

Thurs. April 4, 6pm
The Klein

The Klein is holding a live fundraising art auction, presented by Joseph Scott Galleries, which will include local artists selected through a juried competition, among them Cultural Alliance members Patrice Barrett, Herm Freeman, Nancy Breakstone, Katie Settel and Lesley Koenig.  More...
Tanya Tucker

Thurs. April 4, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

A defining voice of country music, and a modern day legend, Country Music Hall of Famer Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. Her sultry voice and vivacious stage presence makes her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the country music genre. More...
Hair: The Musical

Thurs. - Sun., April 4 - 7
Edgerton Center for the Arts
Sacred Heart University

SHU's Theatre Arts Department presents the musical that above all others celebrates 1960s counterculture in all its barefooted, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory, with an infectiously energetic rock beat, and songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let the Sun Shine.” More...
Clyde Theophilus McLaughlin & Meighan Morrison
Shades of Black & Blue

Fri. April 5, 5pm
Blends Gallery
Opening Reception

Meighan Morrison reports that McLaughlin suggested they do a show together at Blends Gallery with the theme of blue. Meighan, however, "can’t seem to get away from black," so a few weeks later the show became Black and Blue. More...
Tête-a-Tête: Winning Designers Prototype Presentation.

Fri. April 5, 6pm
Westport Arts Center
Opening Reception

The juried design competition that asked artists to reinvent the concept of a Victorian-era conversation bench, now presents the sculptural prototypes of the winning designs in the 3 categories: fantastical, functional and collaborativeMore...
Yves Dharamraj, cellist

Sat. April 6, 4pm
Pequot Library

A Music for Youth Free Young Persons’ Concert by this young cellist who has earned a worldwide reputation as a dynamic performer, blending command of the instrument with deep musical understanding. He is also praised as a teacher, committed to inspiring young people. More...
Rusted Relics: Photographs by Lisa Berger and Tara Tomaselli

Sat. April 6, 2pm
Gallery at Still River Editions
Opening Reception

The images in this exhibition reflect close observation of surfaces and textures that draw the viewer into worlds hidden in plain sight. These masterful photographs, showing the curves of massive gears intersecting, or of rail plates stacked on top of each other, prove there is beauty to be found as nature reclaims even steel. More...
Spectrum Contemporary Art Show: DITTO

Sat. April 6, 5pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception

The theme of this year's annual Spectrum show at the Carriage Barn is DITTO: where artists can showcase multiples – a pair, diptych, triptych or group that relate to each other. Reception co-hosted by Blair Clarke and Sarah Tortorich of Voltz Clarke Gallery, the jurors of the show. More...
Members Invite Artists: 
Part 2

Sun. April 7, 3pm
Art/Place Gallery
Reception & Artists Talks

Nine members of the Art/Place collective each chose  one other artist to show with. The artists will talk about their work throughout the reception. Click for artists names and more...
New York Philharmonic 
String Quartet

Sun. April 7, 3pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A performance by this quartet formed in 2017 by four multiple prize-winning principal musicians from the New York Philharmonic. More...
PAPER 2019

Sun. April 7, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception

The first iteration of a new annual show at Silvermine focusing on a specific material in the broadest terms. Juried by Metropolitan Museum curator Jennifer Farrell, it highlights the vitality, diversity, experimentation and skillful execution of artists working in paper. More...
Project Music 
El Sistema Concert

Sun. April 7, 4:30pm
King School

This concert features students and Teaching Artists of several El Sistema USA programs including the BSO OrchKids, Paterson Music Project, ROCmusic Collaborative, ESYO CHIME, and Archipelago Project. A combined ensemble of the King bands and visiting El Sistema programs will perform new arrangements from the classical/pop mash-up work by acclaimed guest artist Steve Hackman. More...
Christopher Wigren
Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places

Mon. April 8, 6pm
Norwalk Historical Society
Mill Hill Historic Park

Christopher Wigren, author, architectural historian, and deputy director of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation discusses his well-received new book  Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places.  After his talk, based on decades of research by the CT Trust and by himself, he will be signing copies of his book, which will be for sale, courtesy of the Fairfield University Bookstore.  This meeting is organized by the Fairfield County Preservation Network. More...
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