Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 24-30, 2021

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MARCH 24-30, 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.
Open MINDS Institute: Decoding Ancient Egyptian Art

Wed. March 24, 1pm
The Quick Center for the Arts

Megan Paqua will explore the culture of ancient Egypt. Although mostly known for its interest in death and the afterlife, Egyptian culture also shows a vibrant and colorful side, seen in many of the visual works that remain. More... 
Jacques Tati - Lens on Modern Life

Wed. March 24, 7pm
The Glass House

A virtual discussion on the work of the great French filmmaker and its relationship to modern architecture between Alison Castle, author of The Definitive Jaques Tati and Design Architect James Wall, who reinterpreted Tati’s Villa Arpel in the film Mon Oncle for a series of exhibitions in Miami and New York. More... 
Ready, Set, Plant!

Thurs. March 25, 12pm
Norwalk Public Library
"Clearing Invasives and Opening Our Gardens to the Beauties of Spring" is the subject of a talk by Jackie Algon, a founding member of the Northeast Pollinator Pathway. She will discuss how to create a welcoming, protective habitat, rife with nourishment for insects and birds, that you can enjoy four seasons a year.  More...
Kathy Maher: The Greatest Showman – Fiction vs Fact! The REAL Story Behind the REEL Story

Thurs. March 25, 5pm
Wilton Library + Wilton Historical Society
For the fourth in their five-part series on "Connecticut Creativity," Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society present Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum, revealing the truth behind the remarkable stories of struggle and triumph in The Greatest Showman, the film about P.T. Barnum’s life. More... 
Gender Matters in Black Lives Matter

Thurs. March 25, 5pm
Fairfield University

Join Gwendolyn Pough and a panel of Fairfield University faculty members in an insightful conversation around why gender matters when discussing Black Lives Matter. Gwendolyn D. Pough is Dean's Professor of the Humanities, William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture and the Public SphereMore...
Virtual Lecture: Giving Entertainment to Satan

Thurs. March 25, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society

Tune in for "Witchcraft and Witch Persecution in Early New England,” with guest presenter Dr. Leslie Lindenauer of Western CT State University. While Salem brings to mind the witch trials of 1692, where 19 women were sentenced to hang, less well known is that dozens, and perhaps hundreds, of people were tried for witchcraft across New England, beginning four decades before the events in Salem. More...
Taggart Time

Thurs. March 25, 6pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery
Instagram Live

Paul Efstathiou in conversation with artist Cat Balco, whose works were on view in “Abstract is Not a Style: Five Women Painters,” the fall 2020 show at the Hollis Taggart Gallery in Southport. More...
Global Theatre: Six Feet

Thurs. March 25, 7:30pm
Quick Center for the Arts
A new play written and directed by Melanie Hoopes, for the Global Theatre series, curated by producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld. The play details the lives of eight characters on five Zoom calls that occurred on one day two weeks before the presidential election. The play is a tense, intimate and cathartic experience about our strange and confusing present. More... 
Orin Grossman: Rhapsody in Blue

Fri. March 26, 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts
The professor and pianist discusses and performs George Gershwin’s most popular piece. Orin will focus on the origin of the work and its connection to American popular musical styles. More... 
Brahms, Trio for Horn, Piano and Violin

Fri. March 26, 7pm
Norwalk Symphony

Join the first of Norwalk Symphony's three-part Chamber Music Series online for a performance of Brahms' Horn Trio in E♭ major, Op. 40. Composed in 1865, the work commemorates the death of Brahms' mother, Christiane, earlier that year. More... 
Exhibition Opening
Divine Frequent See

Sat. March 27, 10am - 5pm
Through April 23
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan
A solo exhibit by artist Russell Ritell, whose work garnered the Board Chair Grand Prize award at Silvermine’s 69th annual A•ONE exhibition in 2019. Ritell’s contemporary scenes use light and dark masterfully, emphasizing details of gesture or facial expression, that bring the viewer into an intimate relationship with the subjects of each painting. The artist will be in the gallery 2-5pm on Saturday. More... 
Easter in Art

Saturday & Sunday, 1pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Presenting two special screenings, exploring the many different ways artists - including Caravaggio, Raphael, Leonardo, El Greco, Bosch, Rembrandt, Munch, Michelangelo and more - have depicted the Easter story through the ages. More... 
Pillow Talk

Sun. March 28, 3pm
Suzuki Music Schools
Continuing a concert series designed especially for children, with acclaimed jazz pianist Sumi Tonooka, described by The New York Times as "Provocative and compelling, both in straight out swinging situations and when she is developing fresh ideas for familiar ballads." More... 
The Ten Commandments

Sun. March 28, 1pm & 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Two screenings of the Cecil B. DeMille epic film meant to be seen on the big screen. Universally acknowledged as a cinematic masterpiece with a legendary cast including Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, and Ann Baxter, this inspiring story of Moses was filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture. More... 
After the Mobile: Tim Prentice

Mon. March 29, 5pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Marking the opening of the exhibition of 20 of Tim Prentice's kinetic sculptures (members-only opening is Sunday), join Tim Prentice, his longtime collaborator, artist David Colbert, and Exhibitions Director Richard Klein, who curated the exhibition, for this online discussion of his work. More... 
New Works /New Voices: Phenomenal Women Inspire

Tues. March 30, 7pm
Westport Country Playhouse

As part of a series presenting an evening of original work written by community members about inspiring women who changed history. Four local storytellers, an artist, a teacher, the head of a nonprofit and of a business, each of whose work within the community has affected many, are paired with four locally-based theater artists who will perform the work on stage at the Westport Country Playhouse. More... 
Rick Stromoski
Cartooning Workshop

Wed March 24, 4:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Join nationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator, Rick Stromoski, for a fun, one-hour live cartooning workshop for beginners (grades 3-12) that focuses on character design and human expression.  More... 
Painting Along with Susan Fehlinger  

Thurs. March 25, 4:30pm
Rowayton Arts Center
Susan will lead participants through a colorful and breezy island scene. She will be demonstrating with a palette knife and acrylics, but students are welcome to use a brush and/or oil paints. Open to artists of all levels. More... 
The Art of the Hudson River School: Sue Altman

Mon. March 29, 4:30pm
Greenwich Art Society
Join Sue Altman for this online class, for adults and teens, on the first American art movement, begun by Thomas Cole and continued by artists such as Frederick Church and Albert Bierstadt. Sue Altman is an artist, art instructor and art historian who lectures and teaches widely throughout the tristate area. More... 
Marketing for Creatives 

Tues. March 30, 7pm
Art Alliance of Stratford
First of two-part workshop teaching participants how to use easy DIY marketing techniques to promote themselves and their work, covering the basics of marketing strategy, PR, websites, digital & social media marketing, and more. Part One: “The basics of marketing for creatives.” Part Two is on Thurs. April 1, “Websites and other digital marketing tools.” More... 
Keep the Arts Blooming

March 19 - April 1
Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation
A virtual raffle campaign. 100% of the proceeds will be dedicated to local educational programs, scholarships, and community projects particularly focused on artistic recovery, rebuilding & renewal after the devastating effects of the pandemic. The Foundation is focused on supporting young artists through the pandemic, granting scholarships to middle & high school-age youth whose families were financially hurt by the pandemic, making it possible for them to continue their training in the arts. The Foundation also provided special project support to unemployed early career visual and performing artists. TEN GREAT PRIZES - WINNER's CHOICE or either an AMAZON gift card or a VISA gift card. More... 
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