Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Feb. 6 - 12, 2019

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February 5, 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.
Robert Hirsch
Ghosts: An Artistic Meditation on the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism

Wed. Feb. 6, 7:30pm
Dolan School of Business
Fairfield University

Artist and photographic historian Robert Hirsch, speaks about the exhibition at the Quick Center’s Walsh Gallery that he created to commemorate the abbreviated lives of over 11,000 Jewish children sent from France to Nazi death camps. His “post-documentary” approach transforms archival material by exploring the space between art and history, making the case that contemplative picturemaking can imagine the unimaginable. More...
Julie Mellby
Illumination to Illustration: Art of the Book

Thurs. Feb. 7, 6:30pm
Pequot Library
Opening Reception

This exhibition features books from the Library’s Special Collections, from the 15th century to today, with Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts Curator at the Princeton University Library, speaking at 7pm. More...
Artists Talks and Panel Discussion

Thurs. Feb. 7, 4:30pm
Schelfhaudt Gallery
University of Bridgeport

Five of the 18 artists from the American Fabrics (AmFab) Building in Bridgeport, who have artwork in the show Rhythms, currently on display in the gallery give brief talks and participate in a panel discussion. The artists on the panel are: Janine Brown, Crystal Heiden, Brec Morgan, Meighan Morrison, and Roxy Savage. More...
Drinking: A History

Thurs. Feb. 7, 7:30pm
Darien Historical Society

Georgia Dunn, descended from a British explorer who produced the first ginger beer in the Caribbean in the late 1400s, which then spread quickly throughout the colonies, weaves colonial history, family lore, and the culinary past into a fascinating portrait of brewing and living in the Caribbean through the centuries. Sample tasting and reception following. More...
Art Society of Old Greenwich

Fri. Feb. 8, 5pm
Riverside Yacht Club

This is the 58th annual Winterfest dinner and art show, providing a delicious dinner, a festive and convivial atmosphere, live music and the opportunity to meet new artist friendsMore...
2nd Annual Connecticut Guitar Festival 
Kickoff Concert

Fri. Feb. 8, 6pm
Bijou Theatre

Arlen Roth is joined by special guests Paul Green's Rock Academy, and the Suzuki Music Schools Guitar Ensemble, in kicking off the Second Annual Connecticut Guitar Festival. More...
Lock Works

Fri. Feb. 8, 6pm
Loft Artists Association
Opening Reception

The Loft Artists celebrate and explore the Stamford Museum’s collection of locks and keys made by Yale and Towne, founded in Stamford’s South End in 1868. The objects represent a significant part of Stamford’s history, as well as that of the Loft Artists, which occupied the vacant Yale and Towne building with artist studios for many years. More...
Always...Patsy Cline

Fri-Sun. Feb. 8-10
Music Theatre of Connecticut

This musical play (with 27 songs) is a tribute to the legendary country singer, who at 30, died in a 1963 plane crash, and the story of her friendship with a fan from Houston, Louise Seger, cemented by years of letter-writing. Cline always signed her letters "Love ALWAYS…Patsy Cline.”  More...
Anything Goes

Fri-Sun. Feb. 8-10
Center Stage Theatre

The 1934 Cole Porter classic musical concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. It introduced such songs as Anything Goes, You're the Top, and I Get a Kick Out of You.  More...

Fri-Sun. Feb. 8-10
Westport Country Playhouse

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, is here presented by 45 Broadway Method Academy students from Fairfield & New Haven counties, joined by professional actors and a 14-piece live orchestra.  More...
Nature: A Community Show

Sat. Feb. 9, 4:30pm
Bruce S. Kershner Gallery
Fairfield Public Library
Opening Reception

The Kershner Gallery launches its 3rd Annual Community Show: NATURE. Close to 70 local artists, creating variations on the theme of nature, have come together to share their work. More...

Cabell Molina
You Are Enough

Sat. Feb. 9, 6pm
Newton Roux Gallery
Opening Reception

Cabell Molina's mixed media and collage works explore and deconstruct the patriarchal ideas tied into mid-20th century American fashion and advertising imagery. The artist presents an optimistic vision of rebellion and social progress, highlighting the accomplishments of the feminist movement. More...


Sat. Feb. 9, 6:30pm
UConn Stamford Gallery
Opening Reception

This 2-week pop-up show of local pop and graffiti artists Nadia Martinez, Jahmane, 5iveFingaz, Nancy Landauer, and Tara Blackwell was co-curated by Blackwell and Danielle Vinci, to bring together the unique, fresh style (mixed media, spray paint) of artists blending together themes of love and nostalgia with pop imagery and graffiti. More
Stamford Symphony &
Greenwich Choral Society
Porgy & Bess

Sat-Sun Feb. 9-10
The Palace Theatre - Stamford

The Stamford Symphony and Greenwich Choral Society present choruses and duets from Italian operas, and the concert version of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, with Lucas Richman, Guest Conductor; Donita Volkwijn, soprano; and John Fulton, baritone.  More...
Mystic Bowie's 
Talking Dreads

Sat. Feb. 9, 7:45pm
FTC Stage One

The magnetic reggae hero was the lead vocalist for the Tom Tom Club, with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads. Now Talking Dreads covers the Heads’ songs with the combination of classic Heads lyrics and Caribbean/reggae rhythms. More...
Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sun. Feb. 10, 7pm
The Quick Center
Fairfield University

One of the most vibrant, versatile and relevant musical collectives in music today sing from their new album, Love In Evolution. The vocalists intertwine and experiment with their unique mixture of gospel, soul, jazz, blues, spirituals, folk, and African chants. More...
Play With Your Food

Tues. Feb. 12, 12pm
Fairfield Theatre Company

Play With Your Food looks ahead to Valentine’s Day with some appropriate play readings, preceded by lunch, and followed with discussions with actors and directors. Plays include Cary Gitter’s How My Grandparents Fell in Love, that recently premiered at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theater. More...
Susan Taylor Murray
Surface Design Alchemy

Sat. Feb. 9, 12-4pm
The NEST Arts Factory

Learn an array of enchanting and unusual surface design techniques for use on paper, canvas, or fabric. Susan walks you through the step by step process of creating unique textures and designs with paints, plasters, waxes, stencils and reactive metals. Add a little magic to your art! More...
Kids: Make Your Own Valentine's Chocolates

Sat. Feb. 9, 11-12:30pm
Wilton Historical Society

Kids (K-8) make delicious, professional-looking chocolates and a decorated box to put them in! The session uses an extensive collection of small, charming chocolate molds: hearts, flowers, animals, stars and even tools, are just some of the shapes that will be on hand. Although 18th-century Americans did not enjoy candy bars, they did love chocolate. More...
Copyright Basics for Artists, Photographers & Other Creatives

Mon. Feb. 11, 6pm
Ferguson Library
Harry Bennett Branch

Cliff Ennico, a nationally recognized authority on legal issues in small business, presents some of the basic copyright information that creatives should know about how to protect their creative work. This free workshop is produced as a partnership between the Coastal Arts Guild of CT, the Rowayton Arts Center, the Harry Bennett Library and SCORE Fairfield County. 
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