Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 3-9, 2021

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March 2, 2021
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
March 3-9, 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.
Open MINDS Institute: Women Who Transform Tradition

Wed. March 3, 1pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
Or, What Happens When a Female Rabbi and a Female Pastor Sit Down for Coffee? Rabbi Sarah Marion of Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, and Reverend Vanessa Rose of First Church, Fairfield, will discuss women’s religious leadership, and the challenges and opportunities that remain for women who serve as spiritual leaders. More...
Telling Stories through Architecture: Malka Simon

Wed. March 3, 7pm 
New Canaan Library

A virtual discussion on Landscape and Meaning in the Buildings of Brooklyn. New Canaan Library’s “One Author New Canaan” Community Read is dedicated to the novels of Jacqueline Woodson that mostly take place against the backdrop of Brooklyn. Brooklyn College Professor, Malka Simon, discusses the diverse architecture of Brooklyn, across its many neighborhoods - and the history and meaning behind Brooklyn’s evolving landscapes. More... 

Thursday through April 4
New Normal Rep
New Normal Rep, dedicated to high quality streaming of new and underproduced plays that explore the forces that have shaped 21st-Century life in America, presents Jack Canfora's 2009 play, directed by Marsha Mason, focusing on America’s burgeoning tribalism. More than a decade later, Jericho’s themes of division remain timely in this humorous work that resolves into a meditation on the pains and satisfactions of living after a tragedy. More... 
Finding Home: Sofie Swann

Thursday through March 26
Sorelle Gallery
Opening Thursday, this solo exhibition is of works by Sofie Swann, an American artist, born and raised in Tehran. Displaced at a young age due to political upheaval, her abstract paintings reflect a chaotic, yet structured space, mirroring feelings of dislocation and disconnect in her journey to find a place called home. On Saturday at 10am Sofie will conduct a live tour of the show with a Q&A session on Instagram Live. More...
Observing Birds: Appearances, Sounds, and Behaviors

Thurs. March 4, 4pm
Fairfield University Art Museum
Facebook Live
In collaboration with Greenwich Audubon, as part of the Museum’s online exhibit Birds of the Northeast: Gulls to Great Auks, a live streamed talk by Audubon Bird Education Specialist Ryan MacLean. Ryan brings us outside to observe and listen for birds and help us grasp how, when observing birds, it helps to register their appearance, behaviors, calls, nesting materials, habitats, flight patterns, and how they interact with their environment. More... 
Bill Whitbeck: Oystering in Norwalk

Thurs. March 4. 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society

A Virtual Chat with photographer Bill Whitbeck about his new book, Oystering in Norwalk, Connecticut. After a brief history of oystering in and around Norwalk, learn of Bill’s reminiscences of growing up in East Norwalk, his love of oystering, and stories about his old photography business that was housed in the Radel oyster building. More...
Bruce Presents: The Artists of Instagram

Thurs. March 4, 7pm
Bruce Museum

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know and Aren't Afraid to Ask." This webinar showcases four extraordinary artists who have not only built substantial followings on Instagram, but also represent a revolution in terms of how we define what makes someone a successful contemporary artist. Sculptor Daisy Collingridge, baker Lauren Ko, actor-filmmaker Sarah Ramos, and artist-musician Láolú Senbanjo are singular in their approach, and collectively representative of a generation for whom Instagram is a key element of their practice.  More...
The Doctors Blackwell

Thurs. March 4, 7pm
Westport Library

New York Times journalist and doctor, Perri Klass, and author and historian, Janice Nimura, discuss Nimura’s new book - a close look at the sisters Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, English immigrants who, in quick succession, became the first and third women, respectively, to earn medical degrees in the U.S. and who, in 1857, founded the very first hospital staffed by women, the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children. More... 
Conversations Series: Truth, Myth & Democracy

Thurs. March 4, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library
As part of an on-going series created in partnership with the Redding League of Women Voters, this virtual discussion is between acclaimed historian Dr. Jelani Cobb and renowned philosopher Dr. Jason Stanley. The program will be moderated by award-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg and examines the underlying meaning of our democracy, and how democracy can matter even when we have very different ideas about what it should look like. More... 
Orin Grossman: From Spain with Love

Fri. March 5, 4pm
Quick Center for the Arts 
The professor and pianist continues his series of recital lectures with Music of Isaac Albeniz. One of Franz Liszt’s last pupils, Albeniz wrote a series of 12 independent pieces collectively titled Iberia. In these pieces, the composer succeeded in uniting the virtuoso pianism of his teacher, Liszt, the colors of Debussy and Ravel, and the rhythmic and melodic patterns of Andalucía in southern Spain. More... 
Connecticut Guitar Festival

Fri. March 5, 7pm
Westport Suzuki Music School

The CT Guitar Festival kicks off with a virtual concert featuring four of today’s most important female artists in Jazz, Rock, World Music, and Classical guitar: Camila Meza, Sus Vasquez, Badi Assad, and Ana Vidovic.  More... 
Virtual Talk: A New Organ

Sat. March 6, 9:30am
Greenwich Choral Society

Jonathan Vaughn, Associate Director of Music, Christ Church Greenwich, and accompanist for the Greenwich Choral Society talks on “A New Organ for Christ Church Greenwich,” which will be installed in 2022. More... 
Winter Light Festival

Sat. March 6, 12pm - 6pm
MOCA Westport

An on-site immersive winter-themed experience, including a walk-through Light Path and a Maker and Crafts space in a large airy outdoor tent. Refreshments available, plus you can explore MOCA Westport’s High School Student Art Exhibition, Hindsight is 2020, in the indoor gallery. More... 
Small, Smaller, Smallest

Sat. & Sun. 1pm - 4pm
Through March 21
Loft Artists Association

This is a unique opportunity to see the wide variety of talent of the Loft Artists, challenged to work within the dimensions of 11 x 14 inches or smaller. More... 
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer

Sat. March 6, 5pm & 8:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Live on stage, the 17-year-old musician, singer, and songwriter, whose ferocious guitar playing, is taking the music scene by storm. In October he was featured in a new Bootsy Collins track, “Jam On,” alongside Snoop Dogg and is currently featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It. More... 
Youthful Gifts

Sat. March 6, 7:30pm
Stamford Symphony
Channel Website
Hosted by music director Michael Stern, presenting an online premiere featuring precocious composers Mendelssohn and Coleridge-Taylor, with backstage interviews with the musicians about the music. More... 
Pillow Concert

Sun. March 7, 2pm
Suzuki Music Schools

The "Pillow Concert" season for young people continues with guitarist Rami Vamos and co-host, Benjamin Verdery, for an online performance with 'Schmutzinberry and Friends,’ as part of the Connecticut Guitar Festival.  More... 
Spotlight: What's New with Public Art in our Cities & Towns? 

Mon. March 8, 12pm
WPKN 89.5 FM
This month's Spotlight on Arts & Culture radio show on WPKN, "What’s New with Public Art in our Cities and Towns?" celebrates the opening of the Bridgeport Public Art Fund, whose mission is to provide resources, guidance, and hands-on support to create new public art trails in Bridgeport. Accompanying this announcement, we will also hear what's new on the Public Art front in three other towns. Our guests are: Phil Kuchma, Bridgeport, Marc Alan, Norwalk, Kathie Bennewitz, Westport, and Lynne Colatrella, Stamford. More... 
Storytelling Through Filmmaking

Mon. March 8, 4:30pm
Greenwich Art Society 
The first in a series of weekly classes for young people 16 years and up, to learn storytelling and filmmaking technique, with the goal of creating a 60-second short film. Taught by Westport cinematographer Benett Rountree. More... 
The History of Ireland in Song

Mon. March 8, 6:30pm
Fairfield Public Library
A celebration, featuring singer and Irish dancer Kevin Westley, discussing subjects of Irish history, and singing and playing songs by Irish entertainers about the 1580 Battle of Glenmalure, the Wearing of the Green, and the Great Hunger, among others. More... 
Realism Through Abstraction 

Mon. March 8, 6:30pm
Stratford Arts Alliance
The first in a series of four online painting classes by New Haven landscape painter Lenny Moskowitz for beginners through intermediate. The class gives students the freedom and tools to explore a variety of ways to portray an image or an idea, and will emphasize the roles of composition, value, line, form, color, texture and space. More... 
The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee

Monday, March 8, 7pm
Westport Library
Join author and journalist Abraham Riesman discussing his highly anticipated biography of pop culture legend, one of Marvel Comics' architects, Stan Lee - a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture, at a steep personal cost. More... 
Jewelry Appraisal and  Consignment

Tues. March 9, 10am
Weston Historical Society
Presenting an onsite Appraisal and Consignment Event with Rago, a leading auction house featured on PBS’ The Antiques Road Show. Reservations required, masks mandatory. More... 
Hang on to Your Hats!

Tues. March 9, 6pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture
Facebook Live
Limited today, but for much of human history, wearing hats was important for practical purposes and fashionable expression. Join the museum in this journey back to a time when hats were all the rage, and take a look at 20th century pieces for men and women including cloches, pillboxes, turbans and more. More... 
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