Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 11-17, 2020

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MARCH 10, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
March 11-17, 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.

In light of the number of cancellations presenters are making in response to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease, Covid-19, we strongly advise that you check with the venue before leaving for an event. We are encouraging all members to cancel their posts on our website if they cancel, but we also recommend that members of the public check directly with the venue. Please also consult the page where we post member organizations' notices to audiences about the precautions they are putting in place to prevent the possible spread of the disease. See the resource page here.
FOCUS '20: Annual Photography Exhibit 

Through March 27
Wilton Library

Its opening reception cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Wilton Arts Council's Annual Photography show, Focus '20, is open to the public through March 27 during regular library hours. More... 
Emerging Global Health Threats 

Wed. March 11, 11:30am
Stamford Sheraton Hotel

The World Affairs Forum hosts a timely conversation about global health, global warming and the coronavirus with our guest Stan Vermund of Yale School of Public Health. More...
2020 Lenten Organ Recital Series

Wed. March 11, 12:15pm
First Congregational Church Fairfield  

The American Guild of Organists, Greater Bridgeport Chapter, presents Kevin Bailey, Minister of Music, organist and choir director at First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, playing music by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Dupré, Gerald Near and Florence Price. More...
Irish Flare: Opening Reception 

Wed. March 11, 5:30pm
City Lights Gallery
Opening Reception

To prepare us for St. Patrick's Day next Tuesday, City Lights Gallery is mounting an Irish Photography Exhibit featuring stunning photographs taken on the Emerald isle by Irish artist Marion Lynott. More...
Artists Collective of Westport Pop-Up Show Opening  

Wed. March 11, 6pm
Westport Country Playhouse Gallery

The opening reception for the latest Pop-Up Show by 15 members of the Collective, selected by the artists in the previous Pop-Art. Artists include Cultural Alliance members Lucienne Buckner, Miggs Burroughs, Susan Fehlinger, Jen Greely, Toby Michaels, Duvian Montoya, Nancy Moore, Diane Pollack, Ellen Schiffman and Jahmane West. More...
Jay Petrow: This Must Be the Place 

Thurs. March 12, 5:30pm
The Mayor's Gallery
Opening Reception

Trained as a painter, Jay didn’t practice while he worked as a New York magazine art director, but, raising a son with autism reawakened his art, which he turned to as a conduit to express the intense feelings of a parent of a child with autism. Working in an abstract expressionist style has allowed Jay to translate his emotions directly onto the canvas. More...
Pollinator Pathways and The Green Corridor 

Thurs. March 12, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Improving Biodiversity on Protected Lands in our own Yards: Aspetuck Land Trust’s Mary Ellen Lemay speaks on how the Pollinator Pathway strategy, of planting natives, avoiding pesticides, and reducing lawn, has taken the region by storm. More...
Joseph C. Forte 
Leonardo’s Last Supper: 
Earthly and Divine Dining
Thurs. March 12, 7pm
New Canaan Library

Continuing its celebration of 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death with Professor Joseph C. Forte, Chair of Art History, Sarah Lawrence College, speaking on “Leonardo’s Last Supper: Earthly and Divine Dining,” - how Leonardo transformed salt, fish and fruit into a profound language of sacrifice, spirit and symbol. More...
Pablo Ziegler Trio
Fri. March 13, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Latin Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger, joined by Hector Del Curto, bandoneon, and Claudio Rgazzi, guitar, playing modern classics by Ziegler’s longtime collaborator Astor Piazzolla as well as fiery, improvised solos and perfectly orchestrated ensembles. More...
An Evening of One-Act Plays 

Fri. & Sat. 8pm 
The Ridgefield Theater Barn 

This evening of one-act plays includes several that lean towards light-hearted fare, and several with interesting twists that require the audience to contemplate what possibilities in our everyday lives lie just below the surface. More...
Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

Sat. March 14, 11am
Avon Theatre

A new film revealing the life and work of this modern master though an exhibition of his self-portraits at the Royal Academy. More...
Second Annual LAA Sketchbook Project 

Sat. March 14, 5pm
Loft Artists Association

This is the opening reception for an exhibition of the work of more than 40 artists, displaying a vast range artistic styles and mediums, delving into the unique world of the 5 x 8.5" artist sketchbook. More...

Inception: The Works of Charles Gulbrandsen

Sat. March 14, 6pm
Rene Soto Gallery

Opening reception for an art restorer turned muralist and painter of large abstract works in which organic structures slowly emerge from luminous nebulae. More...
Kalie Shorr

Sat. March 14, 8pm
Palace Theatre

The Portland, Maine, singer-songwriter, whose debut album, Open Book was the #7 Best Album of 2019 (New York Times), burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. More...

Sat. March 14, 8pm 

The sensational Argentine Guitar Duo, Silvana Saldaña and Javier Bravo, professors of guitar in Buenos Aires have performed as a duo and as soloists in major concert halls across the world. More...
Around the World: Puerto Rico

Sun. March 15, 2pm
Shelton Intermediate School 

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra continues its journey through the music of many countries with award-winning Puerto Rican guitarist Lorena Garay playing with members of the orchestra, merging classical and Latin music. More...
Helmut Lang

Sun. March 15, 11am
MoCA Westport

Opening day for a show of sculptural works, curated by Todd von Ammon, demonstrating the continued evolution of Lang’s contributions to arts and culture. More...
Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time

Sun. March 15, 4pm
St. Paul’s on the Green

Musicians from the Center for Musical Excellence perform as part of St Paul's on the Green Concerts For Our Time series that seeks to expand the usual subjects and composers heard in concert. More...
Dr. Jonathan Trump
Our View of the Universe: from Hubble to James Webb

Tues. March 17, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

Professor Trump speaks on the legacy and future of the Hubble telescope and the promise of the James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2021. More...
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