Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for April 8-14 , 2020

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APRIL 7, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
April 8-14, 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. Click here for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
Disquiet: American Women in the Arts

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

All week, enjoy an online exhibit set to music. Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and Ridgefield Guild of Artists have collaborated on an exhibition inspired by Sarah Kirkland Snider’s composition Disquiet. The Ridgefield Guild’s "Abstract 11" group of artists created a show at Sarah's Wine Bar in Ridgefield. Hear the 17-minute musical composition and the 38 works of art on the Symphony's website. More... 
Weekly Art Challenge

Fairfield Museum & History Center

On this week's Art Challenge, Tara Tomaselli presents "Married" a traditional 1850s ink-and-hand-colored lithograph by James Bailie, showing a family inside their home. With most of us homeschooling and working from home these days, how is your family spending their time inside? Share a creative painting, drawing, photo or collage of your family in the comments of this Facebook Event. As a special bonus, the first 20 people to upload their family portraits will be entered into a drawing to win a one-year family membership to the museum!  More...
Nature Live 

Wed. April 8, 10am & 2pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Facebook Live 

Join Stamford Museum & Nature Center's  Facebook Live programs for "Meet the Cattle” at 10am and "Heckscher Farm Baby Check-in,” at 2pm, which will be held in Spanish. More...
Nancy McTague Stock

Wed. April 8, 1:30pm
Darien Arts Center
Facebook Live

Presenting an online art class for grades 3 and up, using tools from your own house to create fun projects. This week, Zentangling: Fun with Lines, Dots & Patterns - with paper, pencil & eraser, ruler, and a fine-point marker. Registration required.  More...
The WE Events - 
At Home with Beechwood:
Homebodies - Tuning Into Self

Wed. April 8, 6pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation Facebook Live

Beechwood Arts presents the second in its interactive series, The WE Events-Wednesdays at Home with Beechwood. This is a one-hour live show jam-packed with music, visual arts, performance and special guests, connecting communities around the globe. This week’s theme, Homebodies, is all about tuning into self, through live music, art and interactive community connection. More...
Open Mic Nites

Wed. April 8, 7pm
Milford Arts Center

If you have talent, love to be on stage, and want to share with others, singing, dancing, acting, reciting the written word, or playing an instrument, send in a video (5 minutes or less) by noon Wednesday and audition for the virtual Open Mic Night. Anything that works for the stage works for us! All acts must be "family friendly." More...
Russell's Virtual Sofa
Kathleen Thomson

All Week
Stamford Symphony Channel

The latest on the Stamford Symphony Channel’s Russell's Virtual Sofa interview series, has Russell Jones, President and CEO of the Symphony, talking with Kathleen Thomson about her many years with the Symphony, how she became a violinist, and her love of teaching. More...
Aquarium Virtual Q&A

Every day at 3pm
Maritime Aquarium

Live Q&As with members of the Animal-Husbandry team on the Aquarium’s Facebook page. Each session focuses on a particular animal or topic, but questions can be about any related Aquarium subject. Submit your questions between 10am and 3pm on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. More...
Dinner and a Show: Sondheim

Thurs. - Sun. 8pm
Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Enjoy pre-show take-out dinners from your favorite restaurant. Then tune into Cablevision Channel 79 or watch online at This night of Broadway songs by Stephen Sondheim is in honor of his 90th Birthday and was held Nov. 23, 2019, before a live audience of Summer Theatre Patrons at the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan studios. The performances are by an exceptional cast of Broadway and regional artists. More...
Independent Film Series: Saint Frances

Avon Theatre Online

This week, Avon Online adds to its series of first-run independent features, available online, Saint Frances, directed by Alex Thompson. Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances. But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances's two moms. More...
Virtual Author Talks: 
Richard “Deej” Webb,
Boats Against the Current
Wed. Thurs. Fri. 5pm
Westport Museum for History & Culture Facebook Live
In its new interactive series on Facebook Live, Westport Museum presents local historian discussing his book Boats Against the Current:The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda: Westport, Connecticut 1920 and its contention that Westport was as much an inspiration for the setting of The Great Gatsby as was Great Neck, Long Island. Deej will chat about his book, give a short reading, then take questions from viewers. More...
Bird Identification + 
Animal Adaptation  

Fri. April 10, 10am & 2pm  
Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facebook Live

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center continues its live 30-minute nature programs on Facebook Live. Tune in at 10am for a walk around the Nature Center's property with education staff to learn about bird identification, and at 2 pm, a program in Spanish on animal adaptations. More...
Virtual Happy Hour: Drink & Draw
Fri. April 10, 4:30pm
The Aldrich Museum

Grab your favorite cocktail or glass of wine and connect for a virtual happy hour and drawing session! This is an opportunity to sit, sip, and chat with the Aldrich Museum community and Museum staff through live video chat, while drawing whatever inspires you with any materials you wish to explore. Registration required. More...
Danger Gallery
Living Room Lounge

Sat. April 11, 8pm
Danger Gallery's Living Room Lounge 

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm, on the Holly Danger Facebook page, Danger Gallery hosts an evening of live video and music.  
Nature Storytime + Slimy & Scaly 

Tues. April 14, 10am & 2pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Facebook Live 

Log in and stay connected. Join SMNC for a Facebook live program at 10 am for a nature storytime and at 2 pm, meet our slimy & scaly friends! These programs are designed for all ages so they will be a great addition to your at-home learning! More...
Where is Walt?

Tues. April 14, 3:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center Facebook Live

Join the Fairfield Museum's Program and Volunteer Coordinator Walt Matis every Tuesday on Facebook Live, as he live streams each week from a different Fairfield location. Learn about Fairfield's unique and historic places on this lively adventure with Walt! More...
Quick Sessions: 
Gershwin with Orin Grossman

Tues. April 14, 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts 

Quick sessions are tight, light and live curated programs designed to keep us connected, stimulated and excited in these challenging times. Come spend 20 minutes every Tuesday at 4pm to hear Orin Grossman as he plays Gershwin songs and tells fascinating stories about Gershwin and his world. Bring a glass of wine and enjoy! More...
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