Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 17-23, 2021

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MARCH 17-23, 2021
  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 week's complete compilation.
2021 Virtual Show & Sale

Artists Collective of Westport
Presenting its first Virtual Reality Gallery and Members Show with the work of 87 Artists Collective artists on show, with all works for sale. More...
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Wed. March 17
Sacred Heart University Community Theatre 

SHU's Fairfield Community Theatre hosts a virtual “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day” event featuring Irish film shorts, an Irish overture, with musician Damien Connolly, and a Fairfield Film Festival screening of Misty Button, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Seanie Sugrue. The program will be available for streaming all day on St. Patrick’s Day. This virtual event is free and open to everyone. More... 
Laura Splan, Unfolding Narratives: Mining the Biotechnological Imaginary

Wed. March 17, 7pm
The Quick Center for the Arts

As part of its Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab series, presenting artist Laura Splan who will showcase her recent exhibition at BioBAT Art Space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that featured an immersive installation of COVID-19 molecular animations. More... 
Test Pattern

Wed. March 17, 7pm
Avon Theatre Film Center
One night only, a special screening from director Shatara Michelle Ford. Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after the woman, who is Black, is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism, from a Black woman's point of view. More...
Denise Merrill, Making Democracy Work

Thurs. March 18, 1pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Facebook Live
A virtual conversation, "Making Democracy Work," a livestreamed celebration of Women’s History Month and the growing number of women in public office. Secretary Merrill will speak on key election issues including protecting the vote, expanding democratic participation, and modernizing Connecticut’s systems. More... 
Great Ladies of Song!

Thurs. March 18, 7pm
Ferguson Library

From Ella Fitzgerald to Carole King to Norah Jones, this presentation highlights the stories and songs of some of the greatest female singers and performers of the 20th Century, as told by professional performing artist Ashley Pettet. More...
Great Art on Film: Secret Impressionists

Thurs. March 18, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Fifty masterpieces unveiled for the first time: Manet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Sisley and Berthe Morisot. A cinematic journey to discover the art revolution caused by the Impressionist movement through fifty paintings that are now on display in Rome at Palazzo Bonaparte.  More...
Spring Fever

Thurs. March 18, 7pm
Play With Your Food

In collaboration with Darien Arts Center and Darien Library, Play With Your Food presents a free live virtual performance of irresistible one-act plays and stories, in celebration of all things Spring (including baseball), followed by talkback with the professional cast and director. More...
Melissa Bernstein, Lifelines

Thurs. March 18, 7pm
Westport Library
An online conversation with Westporter, author of Lifelines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light, and co-founder with her husband Doug of the toy company Melissa & Doug. Throughout her career, Melissa kept secret her lifelong battle with severe depression and anxiety. Her book, LifeLines, is a framework for people seeking to understand their emotional lives and develop their own path to self-discovery and inner transformation. More... 
Stage Fright

Thurs., 7pm; Fri. and Sat., 8pm
Music Theatre of CT

Back by popular demand, the interactive musical thriller, written by MTC’s Kevin Connors and Joe Landry, in which the audience has opportunities to vote on what happens next and ultimately decide the fate of the characters! Fictitious Broadway star, Barbara Jordan becomes excited about her next musical, while recuperating in her Connecticut home. However, when her number one fan becomes delusional, her life is turned upside down. More... 
Book Talk: Liz Petry

Fri. March 19, 5pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture
Facebook Live
Author discussion on the books, At Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry and Can Anything Beat White? A Black Family’s Letters, delving into Liz Petry's family history, including the writer Ann Petry, whose novel, The Street, was the first by an African-American woman to sell over one million copies. More... 
Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras Concerto Competition

Sun. March 21, 2pm
MoCA Westport
Facebook Live

Presenting a live streamed Concerto Competition with six of the orchestras’ most accomplished musicians competing for a $500 prize. Performances will be on cello, violin, viola, flute, and French horn, with each musician playing one movement of a concerto for a panel of judges. More... 
Deemed a Runaway: Black Laws of the North

Sun. March 21, 3pm
Ridgefield Historical Society
A presentation by genealogist Judy Russell who discusses how slavery’s force was felt not just in the south but far north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Connecticut recognized slave status in 1652 and did not abolish it until 1848. More... 
Virtual Lecture: The Work Must Be Done

Mon. March 22, 10:30am
Weston Historical Society

Guest presenters from the Connecticut Historical Society present new research about Connecticut’s women of color who worked for women’s suffrage, including Mary Townsend Seymour, Rose Payton, Minnie Glover, Sarah Brown Flemming, and others. More... 
Conversations with the Conductor: Mahler Symphony No. 1

Tues. March 23, 5:30pm
Norwalk Symphony

A virtual series continues with Maestro Jonathan Yates Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Registration required and a suggested pre-discussion recording of the work is recommended. More... 
Spring Art Classes

Through April 4
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

Registration for the Spring Session is now open. Offering in-person and online classes in painting, drawing, woodworking, ceramics, metal, sculpture, printmaking, glass flame working, and so much more for adult and youth students. view the new e-Catalog and register through the website. More... 
Fusion Groove Dance Class

Wed. March 17, 12pm
Arts Alliance of Stratford
A dance class that fuses different dance styles from around the world. Laugh, smile, and sweat while learning combinations that blend the dance styles of India, West Africa, Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. This class is geared toward people of all fitness levels and even those who have no formal dance training will have a great time. More... 
Processing Twenty Twenty in 2020

Thurs. March 18, 6pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
A workshop for educators, based on the Aldrich exhibit Twenty Twenty, on the subject of systemic racial injustice. Social justice educators Aliza Greenberg, (also an inclusion specialist and classroom teacher), and Alyssa Liles-Amponsah (also a painter and curriculum developer), join Aldrich Educator Danielle Ogden to explore strategies for processing difficult issues, such as racism, ableism, and more within ourselves, in our communities, and in the classroom. More... 
Springtime Illlustrations with Emily Curran

Sat. March 20, 11am
Bruce Museum
Teaching artist Emily Curran will conduct a virtual workshop for families about how to create your own illustrated story inspired by the exhibition "Fun / No Fun: Children’s Book Art by James Stevenson." More... 
A Fungus Among Us!

Sat. March 20, 2pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Discover how to grow your own mushrooms at home! Create your own inoculation log by adding mushroom spore plugs. Learn how to care for your logs at home and when to hopefully expect your first harvest! Program includes all materials for a take-home inoculation log. Limited to eight participants. For ages 7 and up. More... 
Meet the Jellies

Mon. March 22, 11am
Maritime Aquarium
Nothing sparks an interest in nature and science like an up-close meeting with live animals. We’ll bring jellies - some of the aquarium’s most interesting animals - into your home virtually! Children will use their powers of observation and other early childhood science skills. More... 
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