Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 10-16, 2021

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March 9, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
March 10-16, 2021
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
 This is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. 
See the complete compilation for the week.
Through Our Eyes

Wed. through Sun. 10am
Carriage Barn Arts Center
New Canaan
Presenting the 9th annual exhibit of student art work from the New Canaan High School, together with a juried selection of work by the high school’s alumni working across all media. More...
Dazzle, A Garden of Glass

Everyday through April 6
Beardsley Zoo

Award-winning glass artist Peter Greenwood has produced a show of 500 glassworks in the Zoo’s historic Victorian Greenhouse, where lush foliage and beautiful blossoms enhance the beauty of both artwork and plants. More... 
Lalla Essaydi and the Art of Costume: Julie Learson

Wed. March 10, 5pm
Fairfield University Art Museum
Presenting a virtual lecture by the Costumier at Theatre Fairfield, in conjunction with the exhibition By Design: Theater and Fashion in the Photography of Lalla Essaydi, which explores the artistic process behind the creation of Essaydi’s carefully staged photographs that deconstruct and reimagine stereotypes of Muslim womanhood. More...
Taverns, Temperance, Teetotalers, and Tommy Guns

Wed. March 10, 6:30pm
Weston Historical Society
Grab a cocktail and join "The Long History of Prohibition,” a virtual lecture with guest presenters Dr. Francis Coan and Stephen McGrath. The lecture is part of a series, Events that Shaped the 1920s, that explore significant historical moments that influenced and shaped the Roaring 20s, leading upto an exhibition being mounted by the Society later this year. More... 
Workshop: Songwriting Like A Pro

Wed. March 10, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Back by popular demand! Get ready for spring and overcome pandemic fatigue with a fresh burst of online creativity. If you are a songwriter, musician, or producer interested in learning the fundamentals of songwriting, and applying them to achieving success in the music business licensing, this class is custom-made for you. The first in a series of online classes, Songwriting – Like A Pro, with Celebrity Voice Coach Samantha Cole and 13-time Emmy Award Winner A.J. Gudell. More...
Virtual Storytime & Author Talk: African American Quilt Experience

Wed. March 10, 7pm
Bridgeport Public Library

A virtual program for children of all ages and their families: Pearl and Her Gee’s Bend Quilt. Author and educator Tangular Irby, and curator and cultural historian Michelle Black Smith, present a storytime experience about the magic of Gee’s Bend legendary quilts. Learn about the history of African-American quilts, the quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, and some very famous people who made quilts. See some examples of Gee’s Bend quilts and listen to Ms. Irby read her book Pearl and Her Gee’s Bend Quilt. More...
Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary

Thurs. March 11, 5pm
Quick Center for the Arts 
A panel discussion at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the age of Black Lives Matter. Scholars in the field talk about how their inter-disciplinary research engages with these and related questions, and discuss what it means to work on these pressing issues in the moment. More... 
The World of Maurice Sendak

Thurs. March 11, 5pm
Wilton Library & Wilton Historical Society

A continuation of the five-part virtual scholarly lecture series on the theme of “Connecticut Creativity” with a Virtual Tour of the Maurice Sendak House and Studio. Presenters Lynn Caponera and Dr. Jonathan Weinberg take the audience into the Sendak world, discussing the Sendak creative process, and his Ridgefield home and studio, where he lived and worked for 40 years. More... 
Taggart Time: Tim Kent

Thurs. March 11, 6pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery
Instagram Live
Join Gallery Director of Contemporary Art, Paul Efstathiou in a conversation with artist Tim Kent who very recently joined the gallery and was seen in its Fall show “Figure as Form.” A first-generation Canadian-American artist from Turkish and English parentage, Kent examines the dynamics of power as experienced through architecture and the formal vocabulary of art. His paintings often depict architectural spaces and landscapes disrupted by the incorporation of grids or other geometries as well as figures in motion. More... 
Virtual Talk: The Practice of Soundscape Ecology

Thurs. March 11, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library
Hosting Norwalk River Watershed Association’s Cathy Smith who will give a presentation, "Welcoming the Sounds of Nature in Your Garden." Find out more about the emerging field of soundscape ecology, and how you can take some simple steps to welcome nature’s chorus back to your neighborhood. More... 
Orin Grossman: Waltzing with George Gershwin & Richard Rodgers

Fri. March 12, 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts
The professor and pianist continues his series of recital lectures. Although often consigned to the 19th century, the waltz lived on in the U.S., especially in the music of Richard Rodgers. Professor Grossman will play waltzes by Zez Confrey, George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers, including from the musical Carousel, in a special piano arrangement. More... 
Sagerman and Clement: High-Performance Color

Sat. March 13, 10:30am
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
New Canaan

Featuring new paintings by Robert Sagerman and sculpture by John Clement. Whether using a palette knife or welding and cutting steel, Sagerman and Clement share a physicality in their processes, creating remarkable artworks that activate their environments with vivid colors. Show Opening Saturday; works on view through May 1. More... 
Winter Birding Cruise

Sat. March 13, 1pm
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Enjoy close on-the-water access to some of the waterfowl that seasonally migrate to Long Island Sound. Geared specially for birders, the cruises seek out long-tailed ducks, mergansers, loons, scaup, buffleheads and more – species that visit the Sound each winter, yet can be hard to appreciate at a distance from shore. More... 
Music and Movies That Got Us Through WWII

Sat. March 13, 3pm
Norwalk Public Library

Presenting an online program by musician Jim Clark. With loved ones far away, and often in harm’s way, music and the movies played a role in keeping Americans at home in good spirits. More... 
Musical Workshop: Nancy Stagnitta

Sat. March 13, 2pm
Suzuki Music Schools

A unique, interactive improv workshop for all instruments. Praised for her "brilliance and beauty of tone" by the Baltimore Sun, Nancy Stagnitta is a leading crossover artist as both classical flutist and jazz artist. Music School students will participate and interact directly with Nancy online, but all other attendees are welcome to play along with their audio muted. Nancy will then welcome questions from anyone in attendance.  More... 
Lockdown Music Festival

Sat. March 13, 7pm
Westport Library
Rock Legend Chris Frantz partners with The Westport Library, and the Westport/Weston Chamber of Commerce to present the Lockdown Music Festival - a virtual concert to celebrate optimism, resilience, and the power of music. Curated by the former drummer for Talking Heads, the concert will support Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, providing arts education to the young people of Bridgeport. More... 
Sphinx Virtuosi

Sun. March 14, 3pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Live-streaming a concert by one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras, comprised of 18 top Black and Latinx classical soloists. The self-conducted ensemble brings fresh, diverse programming to leading venues around the country and engages in immersive outreach to bring classical music to communities nationwide, including to students of all ages. More... 

Sun. March 14, 4pm
Rowayton Arts Center
An opening reception for a new exhibition, juried by Cybele Maylone, Executive Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Spring includes work by 17 Cultural Alliance member artists. More... 
How to Identify an Art Movement

Mon. March 15, 4:30pm
Greenwich Art Society 
A fun and informative “crash course” in Art History by Sue Altman, artist, art instructor and art historian, who will teach you what to look for in a work of art and where it belongs on the great continuum of eras from medieval to the present. In 60 minutes of colorful slides and lecture you will see how art evolved over the centuries and what makes each period significant and unique. More... 
Will Shakespeare's Variety Benefit

Mon. March 15, 7pm
Shakespeare on the Sound
A free variety benefit event to raise funds for SOS’ 25th season & educational programming. Help bring A Midsummer Night's Dream back to Pinkney Park this summer. The benefit features your favorite SOS creatives, your fellow community members, and surprise guests. More... 
Virtual Poetry Playshop: Shape Up

Tues. March 16, 4pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Craft visual poetry inspired by the Frank Stella exhibit Stars, A Survey, with Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate and Aldrich Educator, Barb Jennes! Explore concrete poetry—poems that take on shapes to create visual impact—while writing poems of your own in 2-D and 3-D stellular patterns. Suggested materials will be emailed in advance; no previous poetry-writing experience necessary. More... 
God's Little Acre: The Slave Trade in Newport

Tues. March 16, 6pm
Greenwich Historical Society
Presenting Keith Stokes, Vice President of Newport’s 1696 Heritage Group, and a descendant of a family buried at God’s Little Acre, a Colonial African burying ground in Newport. Recognized as the oldest and largest existing enslaved and free African heritage burying grounds in America dating back to 1705, this historic site connects back through the African Diaspora to West Africa. The lecture is part of a series designed to shine a light on the history, and contributions of enslaved individuals who lived in Greenwich as early as the 1600s, through the Historical Society’s partnership with the Witness Stones Project. More... 
Illustrated Talk: Laura Corey

Tues. March 16, 5:30pm
Greenwich Art Society
Presented by The Metropolitan Museum's Laura Corey, “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?: 2020, A Turning Point for Museums.” Embarking on a new post-COVID chapter in the history of museums will entail deep reflection on the past and stimulate creativity from institutions and artists. More... 
Open VISIONS: Tara Westover

Tues. March 16, 7:30pm
Quick Center for the Arts
An author whose father forbad her from attending school, but who received an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009 and a PhD in history in 2014. Her 2018 book,  Educated, debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, was on President Obama’s best books list for 2018, and has sold more than 4 million copies. More... 
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