Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 12-18, 2020

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 FEBRUARY 11, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
February 12-18, 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.
Curator's Talk:
Tales from The Cabinet

Wed. Feb. 12, 10:30am
Bruce Museum

Curious about how a Porsche 911 Turbo ended up buried in ancient Egypt, or why 16th-century Europeans drew sea bears, sea pigs, and sea bulls in the oceans on maps? Hear Tales from the Cabinet, stories behind some of the strangest objects in the Bruce Museum's new exhibit, Collecting Reimagined: A 2D Curiosity Cabinet, on view through March 29, from H.S. Miller, the Museum’s Zvi Grunberg Resident Fellow. More...
Journey through the Underground Railroad

Wed. Feb. 12, 7pm
Sacred Heart University Commons

A musical commemoration of the long journey that brought enslaved African-Americans from despair to triumph and freedom by the University’s select Chamber Choir, 4 Heart Harmony. More...
Report from Monticello

Wed. Feb. 12, 7:30pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Restoring African American Narratives to Thomas Jefferson’s Plantation – a conversation with Gayle Jessup White, former NYT reporter, and direct Jefferson descendant, and Andrew M. Davenport, writer, editor, and teacher. Their illustrated presentation will deepen our understanding of U.S. history, and serve as a model for those courageous enough to examine their own personal histories. More...
TAUK w/Spaga 

Wed. Feb. 12, 8pm
FTC Warehouse

These instrumental jam titans have been on a steady rise on the must-see, must-hear, jam circuit. Often compared to jam bands like Phish and Lotus, but with a feel for deep grooves that are all their own, the quartet has a rare ability to channel emotional melodic leads - all without a lead singer.  More...
Play With Your Food 

Wed. & Thurs., Feb 12 & 13, 12pm
Greenwich Arts Council

Fairfield County’s popular play reading series with a delicious lunch followed by one-act plays and talkback with the professional cast of actors, presents two dark comedies by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn and emerging playwright Danielle Tryczinski. More...
Jericho Brown 
Masterclass and Reading

Thurs. Feb. 13, 1pm  & 7pm 
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Acclaimed and American Book Award Winner, will host a masterclass poetry workshop leading up to a 7pm evening reading and Q&A. His latest book, The Tradition, will be available for purchase and signing by Mr. Brown.
The Wheel of Life +
Casino Dance Lessons
Thurs. Feb. 13, 5pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

A screening of the short 2015 Cuban film Wheel of Life/La Rueda de la Vida, followed by the chance to learn the Casino, the Cuban dance that launched salsa, with Victoria Harel teaching the basic Casino steps and figures. Presented in conjunction with Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists, on view at the Quick Center through May 15. More...
Linda Colletta
The Sound of Color 

Thurs. Feb. 13, 6pm 
Southport Galleries
Opening Reception

A solo exhibition and installation by this abstract artist, drawing on her 15-year career as a scenic artist in the music television industry in New York. Linda is skilled in the craft of creating environments and cultivating an authentic experience for the viewer. More... 
Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell
Something Rotten 

Thurs. - Sun. Feb. 13-16
Curtain Call

In this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway, two brothers set out to write the world's first musical. Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, lauded by audience members and critics alike, and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years."  More...
East Coast Contemporary Ballet
A Celebration of Love for the Arts 

Fri. Feb. 14, 7:30pm
Darien Arts Center

A new production from East Coast Contemporary Ballet, featuring four original works by this ground breaking dance company. More...
Valentine's Day Fundraiser 2020

Fri. Feb. 14, 6:30pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse

The alt-rock band Lifehouse has sold more than 15 million records worldwide and played sold-out shows around the globe. Known for their infectious, upbeat hit songs “Hanging by a Moment,” “First Time,” “Halfway Gone” and “Hurricane” as well as their emotionally charged ballads, Lifehouse has shared the stage at arenas with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and Matchbox Twenty. 6:30pm: Champagne & Desserts (one free glass of Champagne for every ticket holder) 8:00pm: Live Auction & Performance. More...
David Friedman & Friends

Fri. Feb. 14, 8pm
The Magnolia Room

One of America’s most beloved songwriters, shares stories from his latest book How They Met: True Stories of the Power of Serendipity in Finding Lasting Love along with his powerful music performed by Broadway and cabaret performers Corinne Broadbent, Mary McNulty, Kenneth Gartman and Ben Roseberry, with David Friedman at the piano. More...
Marisela, Concierto del Amor 

Fri. Feb. 14, 8pm
Palace Theatre

An exclusive one-night show in CT by this astounding Mexican-American singing star. More...

Fri. Feb. 14, 8pm
Sat. Feb. 15, 4pm &  8pm
Sun. Feb. 16, 2pm
Music Theatre of Connecticut

A.R. Gurney’s smart, playful, and occasionally gritty comedy Sylvia is about two “empty-nesters” who meet a dog that quickly becomes a bone of contention between them, and tests their marriage to a hilarious and touching degree. More...
Great Backyard Bird Count

Sat. Feb. 15, 10am
Cos Cob Library

Come learn how your family can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count from Greenwich Audubon’s Ryan MacLean, followed by a brief walk outside to do a practice bird count at Mill Pond Park. More...
In Search of Mozart

Sat. Feb. 15, 11am
Avon Theatre Film Center

A film produced with the world’s leading orchestras and musicians, told through a 25,000-mile journey along every route Mozart followed. This is a detective story that takes us to the heart of genius. Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, this film traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart’s genius, health, relationships, death and character to present a new image very different from Milos Forman’s AMADEUS. More...
Alder Crocker
From Where I Sit  

Sat. Feb. 15, 6pm
The Rene Soto Gallery
Opening Reception

Alder Crocker was an award-winning marketer, before a freak accident in 2018 made him quadriplegic, and confined him to his electric wheelchair without movement in his fingers. Since then he has discovered his talent as a painter and uses a specialized technique to make his abstract expressionist canvases.  More...
The Mid-Winter Book Sale

Sat. & Sun. Feb. 15 & 16, 9am-5pm
Pequot Library

The little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale; it’s smaller but more intimate, with many treasures and bargains to be found. More...
YaoYao Zhou, pianist 
Sun. Feb. 16, 3pm
First Presbyterian (Fish) Church 

YaoYao Zhou is a 12-year-old pianist who was the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of New York’s 8th Metropolitan International Piano Competition. In Stamford, she will be playing works by Rameau, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Vine. More...
The Need to Grow

Mon. Feb. 17, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

WPKN presents, as part of its Environmental Film Series, a powerful film delivering alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil and our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils. More...

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2020 Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards, celebrating achievements in arts and culture across Fairfield County. Awards in five categories will be presented at our 5th annual ACE Awards Breakfast, Tues. June 9, 2020, at The Shore and Country Club, Norwalk. The categories are: Artist, Citizen, Corporate, Educator and Nonprofit. Click here to make your nominations, including a statement of up to 150 words on why you are making the nomination.
February Break Art Workshops

Feb. 13 - 21
Silvermine School of Art

For Ages 5 – 15. Silvermine is offering a large variety of art workshops for the upcoming February School Break for ages five through fifteen. Workshops cover painting, drawing, clay, mixed media, and more! More...
Unleash Your Inventor

Feb. 17 - 21
MoCA Westport

February Break is for stretching your legs, and your creative brains too! We’ll put our students up to the challenge with many arts-based STEAM activities involving changing, altering, and reusing a variety of found and sourced materials. More...
February Vacation FUN: K-12

Feb. 18 - 21
Westport Continuing Ed
Staples High School

Activities for all ages, from Bricks 4 Kidz, to American Red Cross Babysitters Certifications, to painting and martial arts. More...
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