Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 20 - 26, 2019

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February 19, 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.
Ramin Ganeshram
The General's Cook

Wed. Feb. 20 12:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

In this latest History Bites Lunchtime Chat, Ramin Ganeshram, Executive Director of the Westport Historical Society, will discuss her new historical novel. Based on actual events, the story follows the adventures of Hercules, George Washington’s enslaved chef, and his precarious and terrifying bid for freedom. Bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. More...
Oren Cass
The Once & Future Worker

Thurs. Feb. 21, 5:30pm
GenRe Auditorium
UConn Stamford

The World Affairs Forum presents Oren Cass, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, as its 2019 Global Economic Trends Lecturer, speaking on The Once and Future Worker – the subject of his 2018 book, which has been described as the "essential policy book for our time.  More...
WPKN Music on Film Series:
Finding Fela

Thurs. Feb. 21, 7pm
Bijou Theatre

Fela Kuti created Afrobeat, a new musical movement on the African continent, and used that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. Doors open at 6pm; Fela Kuti Afrobeat music in the lobby and a Two Roads Brewing beer tasting. Movie screens at 7pm. More...
Elizabeth & the Catapult

Thurs. Feb. 21, 8pm

Elizabeth Ziman is Elizabeth & the Catapult, a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, who has scored several award-winning documentariesr, and who won the 2015 Independent Music Award for Songwriting, Folk category.  She will be singing songs from her recent fourth album, KeepsakeMore...
Bronze Radio Return

Fri. Feb. 22, 8pm
The Warehouse FTC

Bronze Radio's hyper-charged and hypnotic stage presence has turned bystanders into believers at festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout, and Firefly. The Hartford six-piece band has a sound that’s one part indie dance party and another part roots rock laced with a pop sensibility. More...
That's Weird! 
The Oddest Items in the Archives

Sat. Feb. 23, 2pm
Rowayton Community Center

In a program arranged by the Norwalk Historical Society and the Rowayton Historical Society, Natalie Belange of the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) speaks on some of the oddest items in the CHS archives and shows how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history. More...
Peter Toth, piano
Lucia Bradford, mezzo-soprano
Greenwich Symphony

Sat. Feb. 23, 8pm
Sun Feb. 24, 4pm
Performing Arts Center 
Greenwich High School

The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra plays music by Levine, Liszt, Dohnanyi, and De Falla in a concert featuring soloists Peter Toth, the Hungarian pianist renowned as an interpreter of Liszt, and American mezzo-soprano, Lucia Bradford. More...
Leonard Bernstein
West Side Story

Sat. Feb. 23, 8pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, together with New Paradigm Theatre, present a concert version of Leonard Bernstein's iconic West Side Story. Share Maria and Tony's story, along with the Jets and the Sharks, in celebration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. More...
Ain Gordon + Josh Quillen
Radicals in Miniature

Sat. Feb. 23, 8pm
Sun. Feb. 24, 3pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

Written, directed and performed by Ain Gordon, three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, actor and Guggenheim Fellow, and Josh Quillen, composer and performer-in-residence at Princeton University, this is Gordon’s theatrical memoire, recalling the electric New York City where he grew up in the 1960s. More...
Story Pirates
Greatest Hits

Sun. Feb. 24, 1pm
Westport Country Playhouse

A big, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional actors and musicians, based entirely on stories written by elementary school studentsStory Pirates will keep you doubled over laughing, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write from their own imaginations. Sketches run the gamut from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime, to cats flying, to tickle monsters who rule the world.  More...
David Dunlop
How the Mind’s Eye Works

Sun. Feb. 24, 3pm
Mark Twain Library

Modern-day old-master artist David Dunlop, host and writer of PBS series, "Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop,” presents this illustrated talk on the power of visualization. He shows how Galileo, Newton, Edison, Einstein, and others, relied upon image making to discover fresh insights into how the world works and demonstrates how to use forms of visualization to expand your own understanding of complex problems in order to solve them.  More...

Perren-Luc Thiessen, piano

Sun. Feb. 24, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church of Stamford

Continuing its child prodigy series, "Fish Church" presents 15-year-old pianist Perren-Luc Thiessen, winner of the 2017 Young Pianist of the North Piano Competition, in Newcastle, England. He will be performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Drozdoff, Medtner and Prokofiev. More...
Jim Clark & Friends:
Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes

Sun. Feb. 24, 3pm 
Norwalk Public Library

In the first in this series of three jazz concerts, Jim Clarke and Friends, the Norwalk saxophonist is in concert with Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes, internationally acclaimed for his marimba and vibraphone playing.  More...
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