Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 7 - 13, 2021

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APRIL 7 - 13, 2021
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
 This is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. 
See the week's complete compilation.
Ave Verum Corpus

Through April 30
Greenwich Choral Society

Hear the recent first-time collaborative virtual recording by four members of Stamford’s Young Artists Philharmonic with 40 vocalists from Greenwich Choral Society performing Mozart’s motet, Ave Verum Corpus. More... 
Emily Hamilton Laux:
Beauty vs Beauty

Through June 1
Westport Library
South Gallery
Taking on the roles of anthropologist, botanist, researcher, and occasional set-designer, with the camera as her primary tool, Emily examines and reframes ideas about biodiversity in the botanical world. More...
Book Talk: David Pogue

Wed, April 7, 7pm
New Canaan Library
New York Times bestselling self-help author and CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue speaks about his latest book: How to prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos. Topics he will discuss include what to grow and eat, how to build and insure, where to invest, how to prepare our children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes.  More... 
Socially Distant Art: Creativity in Lockdown

April 8 - August 29
Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum

Twenty-five artists from across the U.S. display various interpretations of social distancing, isolation, and the multifaceted challenges they have experienced during the pandemic. Artists include Cultural Alliance members Rebeca Fuchs, Barry Guthertz, Joanie Landau, Fruma Markowitz, Julie O'Connor, and Gregg Ziebell. Also opening at the Mansion Thursday through Oct. 17, Health, Healing & Addiction in 19th Century America, an exhibition featuring rare and never-before-seen artifacts, instruments and photographs. More...
Connecticut Creativity Lecture Series

Thurs. April 8, 5pm
Wilton Library & 
Wilton Historical Society

This five-part virtual series concludes with a lecture by historian Emily Gifford, Theatrical Innovation from Connecticut to London and Back Again, the story of William Gillette. Enjoying early success as an actor, playwright and director, Gillette's Sherlock Holmes brought him universal recognition and wealth. He then created the eccentric Gillette’s Castle overlooking the Connecticut River, a residence as ingenious as any Holmes could have imagined.  More...
Radio Play: Abundancia

Thurs. April 8, 6pm +
Sat. April 10, 2pm
Bridgeport Public Library

This pre-recorded radio play by Carlos-Zenen Trujillo, directed by Melory Mirashrafi, is performed by Matchbox Theatre Company. The play is set in rural Cuba during the 1990s, after the subsidies and foreign aid from a collapsing Soviet Union are gone. A mother fights to keep food on the table, a father is obsessed with Castro, a daughter feels pressured by a society obsessed with looks, and a son struggles to meet his father’s unachievable expectations of masculinity. More...
Mike and Sally Harris:
Photo Journey to Cuba, 2020 

Thurs. April 8, 7pm
Greenwich Arts Council
Mike and Sally Harris will present and discuss in person their Photo Journey to Cuba, 2020. Part travelogue, part photography exhibition, the evening will take you through colorful towns and remote villages where this photographer couple traveled with Cuban photographer-guides during two pre-pandemic trips in January and March 2020. More... 
Curator Talk: Gulls to Great Auks

Thurs. April 8, 7pm
Fairfield University Art Museum
Join Museum Education Curator Michelle DiMarzo, and Carey Weber, Art Museum Director and Curator of the exhibition “Birds of the Northeast: Gulls to Great Auks” for a virtual tour of this celebrated multimedia show. More...
Maverick Modigliani

Thurs. April 8, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
Enjoy the story of the short, tormented life of the great painter, narrated from the point of view of his young common-law wife, Jeanne Hébuterne, who, together with the Russian poet Anna Achmatova, and the English journalist Beatrice Hastings, were the women whose portraits became the very icons of his art. More... 
Webinar: Women in Contemporary Science

Thurs. April 8, 7pm
Bruce Museum
Presenting: "How to STEM the Leaky Pipeline.” While three of the 10 2020 Nobel Laureates in STEM disciplines were women, and 50% of STEM degrees are awarded to women, only 28% find jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. In this webinar, a multidisciplinary panel of seven women researchers, scientists, and executives from around the world, explore ways to overcome the obstacles limiting women from advancing equitably in science-based professions. More... 
Spring Peeper Prowl

Fri. April 9, 7pm
Connecticut Audubon Society Center

Come listen and search around the marsh and ponds of the Larsen Wildlife Sanctuary for secretive animals like spotted salamanders and spring peepers. Appropriate for children 6 years and older. Bring boots, flashlights and warm clothes. More... 
Music Tribute: Jim Clark

Sat. April 10, 3pm
Norwalk Public Library
A virtual tribute to George and Ira Gershwin by jazz musician and saxophonist Jim Clark. More... 
Focus On: Portraiture

Opening Sat. April 10, 12pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

An exhibition featuring portraiture in all its forms and functions. Portraits rendered realistically or abstractly can explore the relationship between the subject and artist in a myriad of ways. In person and online. Reservations required. More... 
Clean Out Art Sale

Saturday and Sunday 1pm
Loft Artists

Celebrate Spring with the first of three weekend Art Sales. Come see the wide variety of high-quality artwork at very affordable prices. More... 
Story Hour with Jenny

Sun. April 11, 10am
Westport Country Playhouse

Tune in for "Maybe Something Beautiful," interactive readings of social justice-themed picture books for kids in grades K–3. Books chosen will center around the four pillars of the Playhouse’s education department — empathy, collaboration, activism and literacy — and are all written and illustrated by BIPOC artists. More... 
Virtual Performance: Gloria

Sun. April 11, 4pm
Fairfield County Chorale

Presenting a unique digital performance of Vivaldi's choral masterpiece. Described as “A deconstruction. A rebuilding. A collage. A dance. A rebirth,” this performance blends, “tantalizing visual textures and manipulations of the camera with the vibrance of Vivaldi's composition and elements of contemporary music - a visual and auditory celebration of joy and the promise of tomorrow.” More... 
Chris Frantz: "This Must Be The Place"

Mon. April 12, 12pm

Meet Chris Frantz, drummer for Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, resident of Fairfield since 1985, and author of a recently published and successful memoir "Remain in Love." Chris' book is full of sharp observations of places and people as the group toured and traveled the world. What is it like now to be a Fairfield resident and part of the scene right here? More... 
Sickness and Health in Ancient Greece

Mon. April 12, 5pm
Quick Center for the Arts

Presenting the Inaugural Vincent J. Rosivach Lecture in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, with Jessica Lamont, assistant professor of classics and history at Yale University, who will illuminate the complex landscape of healing in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. More... 
An Evening with Ainissa Ramirez

Mon. April 12, 6:30pm
Furgeson Library

Join author as she discusses The Alchemy of Us - How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. Ramirez is a materials scientist and sought-after public speaker and science communicator who, in her book, reveals how eight inventions have shaped human experience. More... 
Virtual Chamber Concert

Mon. April 12, 7pm
Sacred Heart University

University brass ensemble, flute choir, sax quartet, string quartet and percussion ensemble present an evening of chamber pieces from classical to contemporary. More... 
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