Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2021

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January 26, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2021
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield CountyThe 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 selection of events during this period.
Some Kind of Heaven

Wed. & Thurs., 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

An exploration of life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community in Florida, the “Disneyland for Retirees.” While most residents have bought into its packaged positivity, four residents live on the margins, striving to find happiness. Overall, the film demonstrates that no matter our age, we are always becoming. More...
Hindsight is 2020
Wed. - Sun. Through March 13
MoCA Westport 
A High School Student Art Exhibition, with artworks created during the year 2020, illustrating a diverse portrait of what young people have been experiencing during these challenging and unique times: 200 entries from across Connecticut and New York. More...
Virtual Tour: Twenty Twenty

Wed. Jan. 27, 6pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Aldrich Educator Dayne Encarnacion explores this show of works-on-paper by seven artists, whose work is based on photographic imagery, responding to the presidential election, the reckoning with systemic racial injustice, and the coronavirus pandemic. More...
London Calling Collective: In Accordion Time, Unfolding

Wed. Jan. 27, 6:30pm
Ursa Gallery

Join members of the Collective for a conversation about the show. The exhibit, features poetic accordion-fold books and diverse digital dialogues, as members of the collective reimagine community for life during and after a pandemic. Then on Saturday, 12-6pm, meet the artists at the gallery in the Bridgeport Arcade. More...
Connecticut's Role in WWI

Wed. Jan. 27, 6:30pm
Weston Historical Society

A virtual lecture by Christine Pittsley, with the Connecticut State Library's “Remembering World War One” project, exploring what was happening here on the home front as our soldiers fought in the trenches. Apart from being “the Arsenal of the Nation,” what other roles did Connecticut play? More...
Make History Now! Protect Historic Properties and Enjoy Economic Benefits

Wed. Jan. 27, 6pm
Greenwich Historical Society
A virtual panel discussion featuring Jane Montanaro, Executive Director, Connecticut Preservation, and three founding partners of Historic Properties of Greenwich, as they share research on the economic and envi-ronmental benefits of designation of historic properties, and outline practical steps homeowners can take to save our communities’ history. More... 
2021 Economic Outlook

Thurs. Jan. 28, 8am
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
Presenting John Traynor, Chief Economic Strategist for People’s United Bank, and Fairfield’s First Selectwoman, Brenda Kupchick, sharing their unique perspective on the national, regional, state and local economy. More... 
Author Talk: Anne Gardiner Perkins

Thurs. Jan. 28, 12:30pm
Wilton Historical Society

Presenting an online discussing the new book, Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant, winner of the 2020 Connecticut Book Award for Nonfiction. Anne's book tells the true story of five of the women students—two black and three white—who broke the gender barrier at Yale in September 1969. Few were prepared for what they found when they arrived. More... 
Theater & Fashion in the Photography of Lalla Essaydi

Thurs. Jan. 28, 6pm
Fairfield University Art Museum

Virtual Opening Night lecture for this groundbreaking exhibit, by its curator Boston University’s Cynthia Becker. The exhibition explores the process behind the creation of Essaydi’s carefully staged photographs that deconstruct and reimagine stereotypes of Muslim womanhood. More...
Taggart Time: Meet Artist Hollis Heichemer

Thurs. Jan. 28, 6pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery
Instagram Live
Tune in for a conversation between Hollis Taggart's Director of Contemporary Art, Paul Efstathiou, and artist Hollis Heichemer, whose paintings are currently on view though Feb. 6 in the three-person exhibition A Way of Feeling at Hollis Taggart’s Southport Gallery. More... 
Doris Kearns Goodwin: 
Leadership in Turbulent Times

Thurs Jan. 28, 7pm
Greenwich Library
Presenting a live-streamed conversation between New York Times journalist Sarah Lyall and Pulitzer-prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on her new book. More... 
Lady Capulet: A Virtual Performance by the Barefoot Shakespeare Company 

Thurs. Jan. 28, 6:30pm
Norwalk Public Library
This prequel to Romeo & Juliet shows what caused the feud between the Montagues and Capulets as Rose, Juliet’s mother, journeys from country girl to matriarch, navigating through repression and then power in 16th-century Verona. Produced in Central Park, by Barefoot Shakespeare Company, last August.  More... 
Global Garden: Resonant Beauty 

Fri. Jan. 29 through March 21
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
An exhibition of oil paintings, etchings and drawings by Patricia Laspino. Over her 40-year career, Laspino has developed a signature style, entwining multiple layers of transparent oil color glazes over a sculptural groundwork of botanical impressions. Her large-scale paintings use orchids symbolically to raise awareness for environmental stewardship and to convey the interconnectedness of humanity and nature. More... 
ReConnect Celebration: The Booksellers Panel Discussion 

Fri. Jan. 29, 7pm
Greenwich Library

Marking the culmination of its 18-month-long ReImagine renovation project, an online discussion to complement a prescreening of the recent documentary, which is available for viewing through the Greenwich Digital Library. Moderator Colin McEnroe, columnist and radio personality, will be joined by D.W. Young, the film’s director; Dan Wechsler, one of the film’s producers, and Rebecca Romney, a rare book dealer featured in the film. More... 
Opening: 41st Annual Photography Show

Sat. Jan. 30, 12pm
Carriage Barn Art Center
New Canaan
Be among the first to see the exhibition, juried by Kathy McCarver Root, gallerist and fine art photography dealer, who selected some 100 images from close to 600 submissions, by professional, amateur and student photographers. More... 
Frida - Viva La Vida

Sat. Jan. 30, 4:30 & 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
Screening the documentary that highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: revolutionary pioneering artist of contemporary feminism, and human being tormented by agony and love. With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist are revealed through her own words, in letters, diaries and private confessions. More... 
Comedy Series: Matthew Broussard & Shane Torres 

Sat. Jan. 30, 7pm
FTC The Warehouse

In-person and live-streamed stand up comedy series. The 2012 winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Broussard's brand of humor covers topics from physics & grammar to the hardships of looking like an 80s movie villain, while Shane Torres is a Comedy Cellar regular and touring stand-up, writer, host, and actor originally from Texas. Catch his Comedy Central Digital Series, Shane Torres Conquers Your Fears. More... 
How the Met Uses Media

Mon. Feb. 1, 7pm
Norwalk Youth Symphony
An online talk by Mary Jo Heath, radio host of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts (and a former NYS parent). Mary Jo shares how The Met has succeeded in reaching audiences around the globe through its radio and TV broadcasts, Live-in-HD broadcasts, and many recent initiatives to keep opera audiences engaged during the pandemic. More... 
Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nicholas, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA

Tues. Feb. 2, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
In 1977, as NASA struggled to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for its Space Shuttle Program, Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, embarked on a national blitz, recruiting the first African American, Asian and LatinX men and women to fly in space. More... 
Virtual Book Discussion: Leslee Asch

Wed. Feb. 3, 7pm
Perrot Library
Hear a virtual discussion of Leslee's latest book, "Out of the Shadows: The Henson Festivals and their Impact on Contemporary Puppet Theater.” She worked for Jim Henson and the Jim Henson Company for over twenty years. Many books and thousands of pages have been written about the life and wok of the beloved American icon--Jim Henson. "Out of the Shadows" is the first to focus solely on his love of, and impact on, puppetry as a vital contemporary art form, an important and previously unexplored aspect of the Henson legacy. More... 
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