Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 24 - March 2, 2021

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February 23, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Feb. 24 - March 2, 2021
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
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 This is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. 
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Wed. Feb. 24, 4pm 
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Continuing a Black History Month series of programs celebrating black scientists,  presenting a live-streamed program  focusing on the work of Emmett Chappelle who used the chemicals created by animals with bioluminescence to find ways of detecting life. Primarily for ages 10-14, but open to all.  More... 
Virtual Lecture: Events Shaping the 1920s

Wed. Feb. 24, 6:30pm
Weston Historical Society
A virtual lecture, “African Americans and the Impact of the Great Migration in the North and South,” with Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dr. Stacey Close. Part of the Lecture Series preparing the way for Weston Historical Society's upcoming exhibit on the Roaring Twenties.   More... 
L.A. Kauffman: Protest, Activism and Organizing

Wed. Feb. 24, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
From the Women's Marches that kicked off the Trump era, to the massive Black Lives Matter protests during 2020, social movements have been powerful voices for change, with varying degrees of success. Kauffman has been a grassroots organizer for more than 35 years and she is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism and How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. More...
FrogWatch USA Training

Wed. Feb. 24, 7pm
Citizen Science
In a collaboration between Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, The Maritime Aquarium, and Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, presenting an online training to be a volunteer for the FrogWatch USA program. After a one-time online training session, you can start your watch a half hour after sunset. During the training, you will learn about the important role amphibians play in the ecosystem and how to identify 10 species of frogs heard in Connecticut. More...
On Pandemic Domesticity

Wed.  Feb. 24, 7pm
The Glass House
A conversation with Columbia literature professor Victoria Rosner and architect and Yale professor Joel Sanders on how the design, function, and meaning of the home may alter in our post-pandemic future. More... 

Wed. - Thurs. 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Screening the Golden Globe nominated
film telling the story of a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. More...
The Story of the Famous Artists School and its Connecticut Roots

Thurs. Feb. 25, 7pm
Wilton Library & 
Wilton Historical Society

As part of their Connecticut Creativity series, presenting Stephanie Haboush Plunkett (Norman Rockwell Museum) and Magdalen Livesey (former owner of the Famous Artists School) speaking about the art school started in Westport in 1948.   More...
King in the Wilderness

Thurs. Feb. 25, 7pm
Westport Library

A virtual screening of Trey Ellis’ critically acclaimed HBO documentary, following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the final chapters of his life. While the Black Power movement saw his non-violence as weakness, and President Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Trey Ellis and TEAMWestport’s Harold Bailey. More... 
Same Time Next Year

Thursday through Saturday
Curtain Call Theatre
Presenting live, on stage, one of the most popular romantic comedies of the 20th century. It ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, and gives a nostalgic, touching, funny and often poignant look at 25 years of American Culture, through the lives of two lovers – George and Doris - who meet once a year for a romantic weekend. Sunday show sold out. All COVID restrictions applied. More... 
Orin Grossman: Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland: A Friendship in Music

Fri. Feb. 26, 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts 
Focusing on Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland: A Friendship in Music, that will conclude with a performance of Bernstein’s first professional publication—his piano arrangement of Copland’s great orchestral composition, El Salon Mexico. More... 
The Art of The Discovery: Post-War Selections

Fri. Feb. 26, 4pm
Hollis Taggart

The rescheduled opening reception for a new exhibit of paintings by 21 Post-War Artists focusing on the development of Abstract Expressionism and its continued influence throughout the second half of the twentieth century. More...
Nights Out: Maple Boilout

Fri. Feb. 26, 6pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Join one of only two official maple sugar producers in Fairfield County, inviting you to  an adults-only evening of Maple Sugaring, featuring fresh syrup tastings along with maple beer, maple whiskey and a maple-inspired snack box. More... 
Oil Painting Workshop: Clouds

Sat. Feb. 27, 10am
Jill Nichols

Offering a one-day oil painting workshop including the essential ingredient to any landscape painting, setting tone and mood. Jill will demo several different cloud formations. Students will have the opportunity to use their new found techniques, receiving real-time feedback. More... 
Regina Carter: Improv Workshop for Strings

Sat. Feb. 27, 1pm
Westport Suzuki Music School

Presenting an online workshop with genre-breaking, Grammy-nominated violinist, Regina Carter. Serving not only as an introduction to musical improv, the class will also cover Blues melody, Blues scale and form, 'Call and Response,' and ‘Trade'.  More... 
Winter Birding Cruise

Sat. Feb. 27, 1pm
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Enjoy close on-the-water access to some of the waterfowl that seasonally migrate to Long Island Sound. Geared specially for birders, the cruises will seek out species such as long-tailed ducks, mergansers, loons, scaup, buffleheads and more. Cruises take place on R/V Spirit of the Sound, the country’s first research vessel with quiet hybrid-electric propulsion. More... 
Broadway Our Way

Sat. Feb. 27, 7pm
Fairfield Children's Choir
Highlighting include three choirs of some 300 soaring voices singing "The Greatest Show" from The Greatest Showman, "Happiness" from You're a Good Man Charlie Brown,"Do Re Mi" from The Sound of Music, talented soloists and two sing-alongs from everyone’s favorites. More... 
CT Dance Now! University of St. Joseph

Mon. March 1, 6pm
CT Dance Alliance
Speaking with members of the Music From The Sole dance company about their backgrounds and influences, and how these shape the identity and style of the company. The cast comes from Brazil, the U.S., Cuba, Honduras, Belgium, and Japan, and they are united by a common love for tap dance, percussive expression, rhythmic language, and a desire to highlight tap's history and continued relevance as an African-American art form. More... 
One Book One Town: Punching the Air

Tues. March 2, 7pm
Fairfield Public Library
Join authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam for a discussion of Punching the Air, a novel in verse about a young Black man wrongfully imprisoned, the impact it has on family and community, and how art and poetry can provide strength and resilience. More... 
Virtual Discussion: War By Other Means

Tues. March 2, 7pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Quicklive Channel
Presenting Fairfield University MFA writing professor and author Phil Klay moderating a discussion among three military veterans and fiction writers about their recent novels: Matt Gallagher's Empire City, showing veterans in an alternate version of America; Elliot Ackerman's Red Dress in Black and White, set in the 2013 Ghezi Park protests in Istanbul; and Dewaine Farria's Revolutions of All Colors, ranging from the Black Panthers in 1970s New Orleans, modern-day contractors in Somalia, to expatriate life in Kiev, Ukraine. More... 
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