Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 26-March 3, 2020

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FEBRUARY 25, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
February 26 - March 3, 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.
Lecture: The Art of Manuel Mendive

Wed. Feb. 26, 5pm
Wein Experimental Theatre
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Indiana University professor, Dr. Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz will give a talk in conjunction with Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists, on view through May 15.  More...
Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool

Wed. Feb. 26, 7pm
Bethel Cinema

FilmFest52 presents as part of its Black History Month, Stanley Nelson’s 2019 American Masters documentary about the horn player who was determined to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. 6pm reception with Live JazZ from the WCSU All-Stars. More...
Fairfield County's
Giving Day

Thurs. Feb. 27, 12am-11:59pm

Powered by Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Giving Day is our region's biggest philanthropic event of the year. It is a 24-hour online giving marathon designed to amplify the amazing work of our nonprofit community, boost staff and volunteer skills that can be used beyond Giving Day, and encourage important giving to our missions. Join in and celebrate the power of giving in Fairfield County: 24-hours to give where you live!. More...
Do or Die

Thurs. Feb. 27, 6pm
The Westport Library

The opening reception for Beechwood Arts’ exhibit, the first in its multi-part celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. The exhibit explores the Do or Die theme through the lens of 23 visual artists whose journeys have included despair, doubt or significant life events that they overcame through their art. The reception is followed at 7pm by a "storyshare," where artists take the stage to share stories from those journeys. More...
When Harlem Saved a King 

Thurs. Feb 27, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

A Black Lens screening, examining the events leading up to and following the day in 1958 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was stabbed in the chest with a letter opener by a black woman, Izola Curry. Includes a post-film Q&A with producer Voza Rivers, moderated by film series curator Harriette Cole. More...
Floral Expressions

Thurs. Feb 27, 6pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Opening reception for an exhibit celebrating iconic botanical-inspired dresses from the Museum’s collection. Their design and manufacturing techniques show historical and social trends over a 200-year period, from the soft naturalism of the late 18th century, the decadent elegance of 19th-century Victorians, to the wild and bold patterns of the Swingin’ Sixties. More...
Black History Month in Film

Thurs. Feb. 27, 2:30 & 4:15pm
Fri. Feb. 28, 7pm
Housatonic Community College
Cities of Hope
Fri. Feb 28, 5:30pm
The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center's Pop-Up Museum, 1135 Main St.

This pop-up show highlights Black Bridgeport's determination to achieve freedom and change, as part of three powerful national movements spanning 100 years: Washington DC’s 1968 Poor People's Campaign, Little Liberia & the Colored Conventions of the 19th century, and today's Black Lives MatterMore...
Morgan James 

Fri. Feb. 28, 7:45pm 
FTC Stage One 

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as "the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this century,” Morgan brings her brand new, Memphis-recorded soul album, Memphis Magnetic to Fairfield. More... 
Curator Talk by Michelle Black Smith 

Sat. Feb. 29, 11am 
Bridgeport Public Library's History Center

Join curator of the exhibit, We Are Artists Everyone: the Art Center in Action, 1970-1986, on a tour and a discussion of the Art Center and its role in the National Black Arts Movement. More...
Conversation with Artist Rachel Owens

Sat. Feb. 29, 2pm 
Housatonic Museum of Art

Artist Rachel Owens talks about her show The Hypogean Tipexploring the history of Bridgeport and the nation. More...
Spring Wildflowers of CT

Sat. Feb. 29, 2pm
Fairfield Public Library, 
Fairfield Woods Branch 

Nature photographers Barbara and Peter Rzasa, present “ephemerals” - perennials that emerge and die back quickly, such as hepatica, bloodroot, trillium, trout lily, ladyslippers, wild ginger and many more. More...
Deni Bonet

Sat. Feb. 29, 7:30pm
Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, Western CT State University Danbury

The Danbury Community Orchestra will perform with special guest and indie-pop star, Deni Bonet, for an electrifying concert to chase the Winter blues away, with music by Richards, Marquez, Bonet, and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. More...
Matt Haimovitz

Sat. Feb. 29, 8pm

Renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz debuted, aged 13, as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. He has since been praised by the New York Times as a “ferociously talented cellist who brings his megawatt sound and uncommon expressive gifts to a vast variety of styles,” and by The New Yorker as “a remarkable virtuoso.” More...
Sofie Swann: A Cluttered Mind 

Sun. March 1, 2pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

Opening reception for Sofie Swann: A Cluttered Mind, an exhibition by the winner of Silvermine’s prestigious national A•ONE exhibition. Sophie Swann was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, graduated from Smith College, holds a law degree, and studied art at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her powerful abstractions expand our understanding of her emotional journey to find a place to call home. This exhibit shares an opening with an exhibit by the Faculty of the Silvermine School of ArtMore...
Stan Honda
Night Sky Landscapes

Sun. March 1, 2pm
Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center 

An artist-in-residence at six national parks, and featured eight times on NASA’s Astronomy Picture-of-the-Day, award-winning photographer Stan Honda will share images of sweeping landscapes and astronomical phenomena and will discuss how he combines astronomy and photography into artistic statements about how we move through the universe around us. Family activities included. More...
Chris Coogan & Jim Clark
Mardi Gras Party

Sun. March 1, 3pm
Norwalk Public Library

Chris Coogan and his quartet (John Mobilio, bass; Jim Royle, drums; Jim Clark, saxes) with a New Orleans style Mardi Gras Party. More...
Cirque de la Symphonie! 

Sun. March 1, 5pm 
The Klein

The Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestra's 100-piece Principal Orchestra accompanyies the aerialists, contortionists, and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie. More...
Branford Marsalis Quartet

Sun. March 1, 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The legendary saxophonist performs with his quartet, an ensemble that is revered for its uncompromising interpretation of a kaleido-scopic range of both original compositions and jazz and popular classics. More...
Doug Tallamy
Nature's Best Hope
Tues. March 3, 7:30pm
New Canaan Country School

New Canaan’s Pollinator Pathway partners present the renowned conservationist, speaking on his new book, "Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard." More...
Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker
Play With Your Food

Tues. & Wed. March 4, 12pm
Westport's Toquet Hall

TV, film and stage stars Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker are featured in a special performance of A. R. Gurney’s “The Love Course” at the next Play With Your Food staged play reading. Academia has never been so steamy when these two actors, best known for their starring roles L.A. Law take the stage – together! More...

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