Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 19-25, 2020

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 FEBRUARY 18, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
February 19-25, 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.
Sisterhood and Its Discontents

Wed. Feb. 19, 7pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture

Suffragists and Antisuffragists in the Age of Total War, 1914-1924 - a presentation by staff of some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful objects in the Westport Museum’s collection, and the stories behind them.  More...
Unfolding Dialogue: Four Voices 

Wed. - Sat. 11 am - 5pm
Amy Simon Fine Art Gallery

An exhibition of acclaimed contemporary artists: Donald Martiny; Carolanna Parlato; Carin Riley and Rosalind Tallmadge, each with extensive exhibition histories. More...
Documentary Discussion: Perspectives 
Isle de Jean Charles, 
Lost World

Thurs. Feb. 20, 11am
Fairchild Nichols Memorial Library

This month’s discussion group on short documentaries focuses on the theme of “home,” with screenings and discussion of the 9-minute Isle de Jean Charles, directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, and the 16-minute Lost World, directed by Kalyanee Mam. More...
Laura Ortman 

Thurs. Feb 20, 5:30pm
Housatonic Museum of Art

Brooklyn-based composer, musician and artist -- inspired by the current exhibition, The Hypogean Tip, which explores both Bridgeport’s and our nation’s past -- will engage you in an evening of musical improvisation using violin, native instruments and digital effects. More...
The 13th Amendment: The Abolition of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude 

Thurs. Feb 20, 6pm
New Canaan Library

In partnership with the New Canaan Museum & History Center, a screening of The 13th, Ava DuVernay’s documentary on the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the US,” introduced by Bishop John Selders Jr., who will answer questions after the film. Third in a six-part series on the origins of our constitutional rights. More...
Aretha Franklin
Amazing Grace 

Thurs. Feb. 20, 7pm 
Bijou Theatre

The latest in WPKN 89.5FM’s ‘Music on Film’ Series, Amazing Grace documents the singer recording her 1972 live album of the same name. Relegated to a vault for technical reasons, the film was finally released in 2018, to critical acclaim. More...
Bridgeport Pechakucha
From the Heart
Thurs. Feb. 20, 6pm
The Barnum Museum

Bridgeport PechaKucha Volume 7 celebrates authentic, possibly unexpected, personal stories, each told in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, with 20 images shown 20 seconds each. More...
Ali Ryerson and Friends 

Thurs. Feb. 20, 7pm 
Sacred Heart University's Chapel  

Ali Ryerson with her NY-based rhythm section, John DiMartino, piano, David Finck, bass, and drummer Karl Latham, perform an exciting program from the jazz repertoire. More... 
Black History Month in Film 

Thur-Fri, Feb. 20-21, 2-9:30pm 
Housatonic Community College

Films shown in this free film festival, presented by FilmFest52, include: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution, There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life In The Negro Baseball Leagues, Through The Flak:
Stories of the Tuskegee Airman, and Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool More...
Indian Ink Theatre Company
Mrs. Krishnan's Party 

Thurs. thru Sun. 
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University 

New Zealand-based Indian Ink Theatre Company presents a comedy that seats you around the dining table and back room kitchen bench of Krishnan’s Dairy, with music, dancing and vegetarian dal prepared live each performance, celebrating the annual harvest festival of Kerala.  More...
Remembering Dave: A Brubeck Family Album 

Fri. Feb. 21, 4pm
Wilton Historical Society
Opening Reception

An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of pianist, bandleader and composer, Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), a Wilton resident and one of America’s most significant post-swing era jazz musicians. More...
Boogie Chillun'
The Roots of American Music 

Sat. Feb. 22, 2pm
Ferguson Library Main Branch

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a musical trip through American history,  with Boogie Chillun,’ a five-piece diverse, multicultural group, playing music from gospel to hiphop. More...

Sat. Feb. 22, 4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

The opening reception for 2-1-2: five artists, selected by painter and arts writer, Sharon Butler, shown in this configuration in three spaces of the gallery. More...
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band 

Sat. Feb. 22, 6:30pm
Danbury Palace  

A film documenting The Band from its formation through to The Last Waltz. Before the film, enjoy a meet-and-greet with music photographer Elliott Landy and an exhibit of his photographs of The Band, featured in the film. More...
Choral Chameleon Ensemble

Sat. Feb. 22, 7:30pm
The Unitarian Church

Showcasing its latest concert: If I Left the Zoo, exploring the primal instincts in humans, and the stories and fables of earth’s creatures and transformations. More...
Amy Lynn and the Honeymen

Sat. Feb. 22, 8pm

Amy Lynn & The Honey Men is a seven-piece machine with Amy Lynn at the controls, a vocal powerhouse whose unique flair of quirky, down-to-earth humor countervails against the serious musicianship of The Honey Men’s team of bari sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. More...
Conrad Tao
Ridgefield Symphony

Sat. Feb. 22, 8pm
Ridgefield High School

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra presents a concert including Stravinsky's Octet, Poulenc's Sinfonietta and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with renowned concert pianist Conrad Tao. More...
Stamford Symphony:
Happy Birthday Beethoven 

Sat. 7:30pm & Sun. 3pm 
Palace Theatre

Musical director Michael Stern celebrates Beethoven’s 250th with The Coriolan Overture, Symphony No. 7 and the Violin Concerto, played by Pamela Frank. More...
Steve Samtur: The Bronx - The Way It Was

Sun. Feb. 23, 2pm
Fairfield Public Library 

Bronx enthusiast presents more than 450 vintage slides and video clips of the Bronx during the 1940s-60s, along with dozens of Bronx celebrity interviews. More...
American Classical Orchestra Concert for Kids
Sun. Feb. 23, 3pm
Emmanuel Church Parish Hall

Presenting The Magic Recorder with international recorder star Horacio Franco; Maestro Thomas Crawford, dressed as Antonio Vivaldi; and Ana Kim performing Baroque music on recorder, harpsichord and Baroque cello. More...
Explorer Richard Wiese

Tues. Feb. 25 7:30pm
The Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

The youngest person to become president of The Explorers Club in 2002, shares his insights and perspective gained through his travels to all seven continents in “Kick the Bucket List: An Explorer’s Notebook.” More...

MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS 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.
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