Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 27 - April 2, 2019

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 March 26, 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.
See separate Kids & Families section below.
Janet Dewart Bell 
Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Wed. March 27, 7pm
Ferguson Library

Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their 90s with decades of untold stories, Janet Dewart Bell captured their inspiring voices and the sense of what ignited and fueled their activism. Hear her speak of this experience in her new book. More..
Aim Higher Together Bridgeport

Thurs. March 28, 6pm 
Blends Gallery

This collaborative initiative is inspired by a national campaign using art and murals to share a message of hope and activism led by young people, to save lives and promote gun safety. Aim Higher Together Bridgeport launches with a fundraiser this week that will feature live art from local artists, a silent auction, young artists, a DJ, music, and refreshments..  More...
Lindsay Warren Baker &
Amanda Jacobs
Austen's Pride

Thurs. 28 - Sun. 31
ACT of Connecticut

ACT of Connecticut presents a new musical, inspired by Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice. As the story unfolds, Austen learns to see both the situation and herself in a new light.  More...
How I Felt When I Saw That Girl  (Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga)

Thurs. March 28, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

A "Discover Indian Cinema" screening of a new Hindi-language film, How I Felt When I Saw a Girl. Co-presented with the India Cultural Center of Greenwich, this film from director Shelly Chopra Dhar is about a young woman contending with her family who want to get her married, but who would probably not accept the young writer with whom she is in love.  ICC "Discover Indian Cinema" Advisor, Meera Agarwal, will introduce the film. More...
Saugatuck Socials: 
Women's Suffrage

Thurs. March 28, 6pm
Westport Historical Society

In this series, you are invited to bring and read from stories, poems, essays related to the theme of the month. For March, it's Women's Suffrage, and the gathering will perform arguments for and against women’s right to vote, featuring actors Kimberly Wilson and Greg Poretta.  More...
Woodcock & Spring Peeper Walk

Fri. March 29, 6:45pm
Audubon Center in Greenwich

On this evening walk, view and hear the aerial mating display of the American Woodcock and observe newly emerged amphibians such as Spring Peeper Frogs and Salamanders.  More...
Giant Steps
Aerial Photography by 
Dinesh Boaz

Fri. March 29, 6pm
Sorelle Gallery
New Canaan
Opening Reception

Admire these stunning aerial photographs, featuring locations from Greece and Hawaii to Big Sur and Sri Lanka, together with a designer vignette by Tina Anastasia (Mark Finlay Interiors). Reception includes a discussion led by Kyle Hoepner, Editor-in-Chief of New England Home ConnecticutMore...
Russian National Ballet
Swan Lake

Fri. March 29, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

This esteemed Russian company presents one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. With majestic choreography by Petipa accompanying Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, and exquisite costuming and set design, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of enthusiasts while attracting newcomers. More...
Mike Reiss
Springfield Confidential

Sat. March 30, 2pm
Fairfield Public Library

Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss, who has worked on The Simpsons since 1989, discusses his new book, sharing favorite anecdotes, stories, scandals and gossip about working with America’s iconic cartoon family. More...
Shaun Slifer
Justseeds Artists Collective
Art & Activism

Sat. March 30, 4pm
Franklin Street Works

Shaun Slifer, an artist exhibiting in FSW's Collective Action Archive: Redux show, in discussion with creative director Terri C Smith about Justseeds' work, Slifer’s personal practice, and the variety of ways art and activism can intersect.  More...
Freed Formats: Book Art Reconsidered

Sat. March 30
Mark Twain Library
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Opening Reception

This traveling exhibition of 135 works of book art from 53 artists will appeal to all ages. Each person has a different feeling about what a book means to them, and book art engages anyone who has ever read, written or, for that matter, just held a book in their hands. The show has two venues: open 10-5 at the Mark Twain Library and, with an opening reception at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 4-7pm.  
Julliette Tehrani
Nature Abstracted

Sat. March 30, 5pm
Loft Artists Association

Julliette Tehrani's latest mysterious oil abstractions, many painted on aluminum, reflect her ongoing artistic journey where she explores new ideas and new materials.   More...
Klezmer & More Dances

Sat. March 30, 7pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

INTEMPO, in partnership with the Norwalk Youth Symphony, presents its fundraiser featuring an interactive klezmer performance by renowned flutist and teacher Adrienne Greenbaum, as well as Argentinian tango music, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) songs, Ecuadorian charangos, Spanish guitar, and Peruvian cajones, alongside music from Western musical traditions. More...
Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras
Mendelssohn Choir
Carmina Burana

Sun. March 31, 3pm
The Klein Auditorium

Principal Orchestra will rock the house with its rendition of Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana in concert with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, Fairfield University Glee Club, and solo performers Thomas Woodman, Stephanie Gregory and Christopher Beaurline. GBYO’s Jazz I Ensemble and the Jim Royle Drum Studio A-Team will open the concert. More...
The Documentary Film Experience

Sun. March 31, 3pm
Mark Twain Library

A panel of five talented and award-winning filmmakers talk about what inspires and drives their work, sharing clips of their documentaries and discussing their process: Chris Clements (Abacus: Small Enough to Jail), Julie Goldman (Abacus, Life Animated ), Gavin Guerra (Let the People Decide), Cindy Meehl (Buck), and Nick Verbitsky (Abacus, Weinstein). Moderated by Heather Whaley, actress and Redding resident. More...
Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids: Corn! From Muffins to Johnny Cakes

Sat. March 30, 11am
Wilton Historical Society

Museum Educator Laurie Walker will discuss corn in Colonial times, and will teach the kids to make three easy, yummy recipes that use cornmeal: Narragansett Strawberry Cornbread, Johnny Cakes with maple syrup and applesauce, and a cornbread recipe dating from 1796. And lastly, they will get to sample a freshly baked Tasty Indian Pudding, made according to another recipe from Colonial times. Ages 6-12.  More...
WEBE 108FM Kids Fest

Sun. March 31, 10am-5pm
Stepping Stones Museum

The 28th Annual Western Connecticut Health Network's WEBE 108FM KidsFest at Stepping Stones is sure to be a blast!
Your family will be able to enjoy all the museum has to offer and all WEBE108FM KidsFest family-friendly activities throughout the day. Click for details. More...
History Kids Craft Day

Sun. March 31, 1pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Explore history by making exciting crafts and art projects! Use your imagination and creativity all while having some good old fashioned fun! Kids that come dressed up as their favorite historical character receive a special prize! This program is ideal for children ages 5 – 12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. More...
Did you see our Summer Camp Special Issue of the E-Buzz, containing summer camp offerings of organizations that are members of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County? See it here. (Second Edition coming tomorrow)
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