Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2019

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January 29, 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.
Gravity & Other Myths
A Simple Space

Thurs. Jan. 31
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Seven high-flying acrobats, supported by driving live percussion, perform their recent hit, A Simple Space, simultaneously raw, frantic, delicate, and so up-close you can feel the heat. Winners of many awards including the Australian Green Room Award 2015 for Outstanding Contemporary CircusMore...
Laura Fayer, Amy Genser, and Suzan Shutan
Fluid Terrain

Thurs. Jan. 31
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Opening Reception

See the work of three artists whose work can be said to flow from the natural world. Each offer a different lens through which to regard our natural surroundings. More...  Plus: Artists Talks by Laura Fayer and Amy Genser Sat at 2pm. More...
Shakespeare in Love

Fri. Feb. 1
Fri-Sun, through Feb. 23
Curtain Call

This is the CT premiere of the stage adaptation of Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's screenplay for the Oscar-winning Hollywood movie, that told the fictitious story of Shakespeare’s falling in love with a young woman, dressed as a boy in order to perform on stage, while he is writing Romeo & Juliet. As Curtain Call director Lou Ursone puts it: “The play celebrates the way magic and mystery are born out of the chaos and confusion that surround bringing theatrical productions to life.”  More...
These Shining Lives

Fri. Feb. 1
Fri-Sun, through Feb. 17
Eastbound Theatre
The MAC, Milford

Melanie Marnich's play chronicles the strength and determination of four young women who work for the Radium Dial Company outside Chicago during the 1920s and 30s. This is a story of survival at its most transcendent, as the women refuse to allow the company that stole their health kill their spirits. More...
Paper Clips

Fri. Feb. 1
Norwalk Public Library

Celebrating First Fridays in Norwalk, the Library presents this 2004 documentary about an experiment in Holocaust education in which Middle 
School students collect six million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity, and how the experience transformed them and their community. More...
Connecticut's African American Heroines

Sat. Feb. 2
Norwalk Historical Society

This 45-minute multi-media program by the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame explores some of Connecticut's most remarkable African American heroines. From women's rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering artist Laura Wheeler Waring and our current State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you'll be inspired by the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut. The lecture will conclude with a Q & A session and refreshments. More...
Explore Winter Botany to Celebrate Groundhog Day

Sat. Feb. 2
New Pond Farm Education Center

Galls, pods, seeds, & fruit await as veteran botanist and naturalist, Jim Cortina, first gives a close-up look at specimens in the classroom, and then guides everyone on a gentle walk around the property, stopping periodically to highlight the wonders of nature! More...
And They Thought We Couldn’t Fight 
WWI Liberty Loan Posters from the Collection of Kenneth T. Dixon

Sat. Feb. 2
Gallery at Still River Editions
Opening Reception

An exhibition of 18 lithographic posters from WWI that succeeded in stirring the public into action: one third of the country bought at least one Liberty Bond and 24 billion dollars, two thirds of the war’s cost, was raised by 66 million transactions, in five bond drives that all exceeded projections.  These posters celebrate the dawning of mass-marketing and sophisticated propaganda. More...
Dr. Sarah Cantor
Drawing for Books in 18th-century France

Sat. Feb. 2
Bellarmine Hall Galleries
Fairfield University Art Museum
Gallery Talk

This gallery talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, A French Affair: Painting and Drawings from The Horvitz Collection," one of the world’s greatest collections of Old Master and early modern French art, currently on display. More...


Sat. Feb. 2
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Opening Reception

For its their annual members show the Ridgefield Guild of Artists asked for works that would spark a conversation, be it about technique or material, style or subject matter, ideas that matter deeply to the artist or ideas that may inflame the viewer. 109 artists responded. More

Jennifer Williams

Sat. Feb. 2
Rene Soto Gallery
Opening Reception

A solo show for the Cultural Alliance member artist who, growing up near the Snowy Mountains in Australia,  developed an appreciation for nature and wild open spaces, now transmuted into paintings alive with color and light, and expertly capturing the essence of free, uninhibited growth and movement in nature. More
Li Liu

Sat. Feb. 2
Pequot Library

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and Take Your Child to the Library Day with acrobat Li Liu as she performs amazing stunts and tricks including balancing, plate spinning, and more! All ages welcome.  Registration recommended.  More...
Dalton & The Sheriffs

Sat. Feb. 2
FTC Stage One

A country band from Boston? That's right, the bars of South Boston have given birth to Dalton & The Sheriffs, one of the most promising, up-and-coming country groups in the Northeast. More...
So We Think We Can Dance

Sat. Feb. 2
Darien Arts Center

This popular student-run showcase of talent (now in its 8th year) always sells out. Eighteen DAC student choreo-graphers with 40 dancers, manage all stages of creation and execution, and choreograph and perform approximately 17 dances that encompass many different styles of dance. More...
Mak Grgic

Sat. Feb. 2
Westport Arts Center

As part of Westport Art Center’s Leonard Bernstein series, the young guitar soloist Mak Grgic, praised by the New York Times, plays music from the avant-garde to the great classics of guitar repertoire and includes his own fantasia on Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. More...
Fairfield County Children's Choir
Michelle McConnell
Broadway Concert

Sat. Feb. 2
The Klein Auditorium

This annual Broadway Concert includes music from Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess, and The Greatest Showman, and features guest artist Michele McConnell, who performed Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for 8 years, performing a selection from the showMore...
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