Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 13 - 19, 2019

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February 12, 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.
Junctures and Constellations: India and North America -Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora

Wed. Feb. 13 6:30pm
Bendheim Gallery
Greenwich Arts Council
Opening Cocktail Reception

This exhibition organized by the India Cultural Center of Greenwich, features contemporary Indian artists working in indigenous traditions, and three artists from the Indian diaspora whose paintings reflect the influence of the Indian sensibility in color, subject and culture. More...
Make Your Mark

Thurs. Feb. 14, 5pm
Fairfield Museum
Opening Reception

Featuring local artists and items from the Museum’s collections, this exhibit explores both abstract and physical relationships between "making your mark" and mark-making. How do artists, artisans, leaders, and others leave their creative marks on their communities? This Valentine’s Day reception will feature hip music, henna tattoos, specialty cocktails and local fare. More...
Kool and the Gang

Thurs. Feb. 14, 6:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018, Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history.  More...
A Midwinter Night's Swing

Thurs. Feb. 14, 7:30pm
University Commons
Sacred Heart University

Grab your swing-dancing shoes and join the choirs and a live big band for a night of 1940s dance hall-style music. This will be the perfect destination for your Valentine’s date!More...
Myriam Hernandez
Live Concert

Fri. Feb. 15, 8pm
Palace Theatre

Myriam Hernandez is a much-acclaimed Chilean Latin pop singer, songwriter, TV presenter and entertainer, many of whose hits have become hymns for the Hispanic community. More...
Antigone Rising

Fri. Feb. 15, 7:30pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

This all-woman rock band performs a benefit concert for both Girls Rising, a nonprofit the band started in 2012, to inspire and empower children and adults alike to be “game changers,” and KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) that brings one-to-one instrument lessons and group music instruction to underserved inner-city children in Bridgeport. More...
Reframing Aging: Health, Happiness, and the Arts

Sat. Feb. 16, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
Opening Reception

This exhibition, with artists making some of the strongest works of their careers, will debunk many myths about aging, deepen visitors’ understanding of why lifelong creativity matters, and inspire intergenerational bonds. During the reception, Dr. James Kaufman, Professor of Educational Psychology at UConn, and a leading scholar on creativity, will speak on "The Science Behind the Art: How Everyone Can be Creative, and Why it Matters." More...
AIA Film Challenge 2018:
Architectural Shorts

Sat. Feb. 16, 2pm
Bijou Theatre

See award-winning short architectural films from the American Institute of Architects 2018 Film Challenge. Films include "Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School" (in Philadelphia), Christopher Langer’s "A Joyful Gathering Place" about restoring Cleveland's historic Karamu House, the oldest operating African American theatre in the U.S., and more. Stay for a recently released major motion picture for the whole family. Bring some canned goods for free admission and also enjoy popcorn, water, and sandwiches on the house. More...
Reflections: Collected Moments from CCP’s Flat Files

Sun. Feb. 17, 2pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
Opening Reception

This exhibit showcases an extraordinary collection of prints previously housed in the flat files at CCP, spotlighting work produced at the Center over the course of many years as part of its diverse programming. From delicate monoprints on rice paper, to deeply textured etchings, you will delighted by the range of works represented here.  More...
Rick Shaefer
Three Trees: Life-Size Drawings

Sun. Feb. 17, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan
Opening Reception

Rick Shaefer won Best in Show in Silvermine’s 2018 Art of the Northeast for his remarkable, large drawings in charcoal on vellum, that are defined, gestural, rhythmic and reminiscent of Rembrandt’s etchings or Durer’s woodcuts.  More...
The Best Short Films 
of the Year

Sun. Feb. 17, 1pm
The Palace

Three programs of Academy Award nominated short films: Animation at 1pm; Live Action at 3pm and Documentary at 6pm. More...

Jenny Robb
Breaking into the Boys Club: A Whirlwind History of Women and Cartooning

Mon. Feb. 18, 10am
Bruce Museum

As part of the Bruce Museum's exhibit, "Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art,” Jenny Robb, of The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, tells the story of women and cartoon art, from the pioneers to those entering the profession in the wake of the women’s liberation movement.  More...
Migrating Colors

Tues. Feb. 19, 5pm
Maritime Garage Gallery Norwalk
Opening Reception

This show, curated by Nadia Martinez, celebrates the abundance of colors that awaken viewers to their brilliant presence, especially during these winter months when the colors we choose to surround ourselves with can significantly affect our mood.  More...
David Hare:
I'm Not Running

Tues. Feb. 19, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

This is an explosive new play by David Hare, "the premiere political dramatist writing in English" (Washington Post), premiering at London's National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?  More...
Dr. Meg Urry
Black Holes and the 
Galaxies They Grow In

Tues. Feb. 19, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

American astrophysicist Meg Urry, President of the American Astronomical Society (2015-16) and chair of Yale's Physics Department (2007–2013) has excelled in her work on black holes and multiwavelength surveys. In this lecture she will answer many questions about the existence of black holes. More...
Weaving Workshop for Kids: Making a Potholder

Sat. Feb. 16, 11am
Wilton Historical Society

Until the Revolution, most Americans wore clothes made of English textiles. During the Revolution, when Americans could not get English goods, weaving became a necessity and a patriotic duty. Weavers typically learned to operate a loom through apprenticeship. In this workshop, weaving will be explored as Laurie Walker demonstrates the "loom room" in the 1740 Betts House, and explains weaving with flax and wool. For a workshop project, the kids will make a woven pot-holder (and enjoy a snack of lattice-pattern sugar cookies). Ages 6-12. More...
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