Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 5-11, 2020

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 FEBRUARY 4, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
February 5-9, 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.
An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial

Wed. - Sun. 12pm
Greenwich Historical Society

This exhibit tells the story of the fight for women’s voting rights in Greenwich, and across the nation. Learn about prominent Greenwich suffragists, such as Louisine Havemeyer, as well the participation of working women, women of color, and middle-class families in the fight for equal suffrage. More...
Lecture: Art Crime

Wed. Feb. 5, 5pm
Fairfield University Library

Special Agent Geoff Kelly, part of the FBI’s Art Crime team, and head of the investigation into the 1990 theft of 13 artworks valued at over $500 million, from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. More...
Frederick Douglass: An American Slave 

Thurs. Feb. 6, 10:30am + 7pm
The Klein

A well-received one-man play about one of the prominent leaders of the abolitionist movement, followed by Q&A with actor, author, director & historian. More...
Nancy W. McFarland
The Nude Figure as Abstract Composition 

Thurs. Feb. 6, 6pm
Greenwich Art Society

The opening reception for recent paintings by CAFC member Nancy W. McFarland exploring “the magnificent geometry, design, surface texture, varying light dynamics and surprise abstract shapes” of the human body. More...
Touching Maine: Soul and Spirit 

Thurs. Feb. 6, 5pm
Atria Senior Living Center

Enjoy the opening reception for this exhibition of photographs by CAFC member Tom Kretsch, whose journeys to the coast and islands of Maine capture the essence of the spirit of Maine. More...
Rachel Owens
The Hypogean Tip  

Thurs. Feb. 6, 6pm
The Housatonic Museum of Art
Opening Reception

This new sculpture exhibit features many materials, exploring Bridgeport’s history, including large-scale casts in broken glass from the porch of the Freeman Houses (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and works cast in coal and marble dust that invoke P.T. Barnum’s specter. More...
Kat Evans

Thurs. Feb. 6, 5:30pm
One River School of Art+Design
Opening Reception

The opening reception for the vibrant, large-scale abstract paintings of CAFC member Kat Evans, who, inspired by Josef Albers and the Color Field Movement, masterfully explores the interplay of color and texture to evoke an emotional response in each composition. More...
Cuba Today: Internet Access, El Paquete, and the New Filmmakers

Fri. Feb. 7, 1pm
Gonzaga Hall
Fairfield University

A panel discussion, followed at 2:45pm by a screening of a Selection of Cuban Live-Action Short Films and a final roundtable conversation. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists, on view at the Walsh Gallery in The Quick Center. More...
Shepard Fairey
Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent 

Fri. Feb. 7, 6pm 
Samuel Owen Gallery
Opening Reception

This exhibit showcases the dialogue between the artist’s 19-year-old punk beginnings and his current life as a 49-year-old artist, activist, punk, father, and husband who’s journeyed through many trials. More... 
Make Love Not War

Fri. Feb. 7, 7pm
Norwalk Public Library

Jazz-flavored love songs of the 60s, featuring Jim Clark on saxophone, Jay Gitlin at the piano, and the vocals of Ginny Bales. More...
Connecticut 3rd Annual Guitar Festival

Fri. Feb. 7, 7pm
The Westport Library

Kickoff Concert, with classical guitarist Mak Grgic, jazz legend Joe Carter, and world-music duo 'Instruments of the People’. More...
New Wave Dance Party Fundraiser 

Fri. Feb. 7, 8pm
Fairfield Theatre Company
The Warehouse

Break out your hair mousse, neon boots, leather jackets, Doc Martens, and black eyeliner and come out to shake off the winter blues. DJ Peter G will be playing all of your favorite songs from Talking Heads, Blondie, New Order, INXS, B-52's, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and more! Proceeds go to support FTC! 21+ More...
Creeps with Kids

Fri. & Sat. 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The show is politically incorrect, edgy, spontaneous and full of heart. Robert Kelly, Ron Bennington, Rich Vos & Jim Florentine - four comedians who are dads, and who promise the funniest show you have seen in a long time.  More...
Rhonda Denet & Mike Bardash
From Jazz to Soul: The Holiday Edition

Sat. Feb. 8, 2pm
Bridgeport Public Library

Rhonda Denet and Mike Bardash perform songs that honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans throughout the country's history. More...
Roots & Roads

Sat. Feb. 8, 5pm
Franklin Street Works
Opening Reception

A group show curated by Anita Bateman theorizing a connection between hair and landscape as navigational modes for black cultural expression. More...
Entre Chien et Loup - Between Dog and Wolf 

Sat. Feb. 8, 5pm
Loft Artists Association

The opening reception for a new exhibit focused on that time of day when it is hard to distinguish between dog and wolf, friend and foe, known and unknown. More...
Magic of Broadway

Sat. Feb. 8, 5:30pm
The Klein

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir celebrates its Silver Anniversary with a special concert performed by 300 children in grades 4-12 from communities in and around Fairfield County.  More...
South Pacific

Sat. Feb. 8, 7:30pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

Norwalk Symphony and New Paradigm Theatre present this Rogers & Hammerstein’s classic, with actors and singers joining with the orchestra to provide a memorable evening for lovers of musicals. More...
Sakiko Ohashi & Anna Stoytcheva: The French Connection 

Sun. Feb. 9, 3pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

These renowned pianists perform a program of music with a French theme for piano, with both four hands and two pianos repertoire, including selections from Debussy, Copland, Ravel, and Gershwin. More...
Children’s Sweetheart Ball 

Sun. Feb. 9, 5:30pm
Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Hosts Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen get the party started with the first dance of this exciting evening that includes horse-drawn carriage rides around our bus circle, a red carpet debut, music, dancing, door prizes, balloon animals, a character artist and magician, a photo booth, heart smart bingo and a lot more games and silliness to go around. More...

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN 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.
Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank
The Exonerated 

Sun. Feb. 9, 7pm
Mon. Feb. 10, 7pm
Ridgefield Theater Barn

The Ridgefield Theater Barn seeks a diverse cast of seven men and three women for The Exonerated.  Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the monologues provided. Please be familiar with the play. More...
Music on the Hill
Song is a Strong Thing
Tuesday Night Practices 

Tues. Feb. 11, 7pm

Music on the Hill's spring concert, Song is a Strong Thing, is gearing up with rehearsals. You are welcome to join as part of the Festival Chorus and make beautiful music with 40+ adult singers who share in their love of high-quality choral singing and music-making. No auditions required, but some experience might prove useful: try it out, sing with us and stay if you like it! More...
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