Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 31 - April 6, 2021

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MARCH 31 - APRIL 6, 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.
Divine Knowing: Group Exhibit

Through April 17, Wed. - Sat.
Bridgeport City Lights Gallery

Presenting a group exhibit, in recognition of Women’s History Month, of sculpture, painting, photography, digital collage, drawing, performance, musical composition, and more, celebrating intuition, empathy, and emotional intelligence. Guest curated by Natasha Kuranko. More... 
Meadows and Monarchs

Wed. March 31, 7pm
New Canaan Library

live discussion on pollinators, with Lepidopterist Victor DeMasi. Through images and conversation, he will transport viewers to his pollinator meadow in Redding, and along the way they will see some of the rare and common species he has seen in 40 years of stewardship. More...
Book Talk: The Genius of Birds

Wed. March 31, 7pm
Westport Library
In collaboration with Earthplace, Jennifer Ackerman hosts an environmental book discussion, in which she tells the story of the recently uncovered "genius" of birds, delving into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. More...
Observations in Abstract

Opening Thurs. April 1, 9:30am
Geary Gallery
Showing the work of New York artist, Caroline O’Callaghan, featuring her acrylic abstract paintings inspired by nature and rooted in her strong sense of spatial design. Opening April 1; on view Wednesdays - Saturdays through April 30. More... 
Judson Scruton on 
Natasha Trethewy

Thurs. April 1, 10:30am
Wilton Library

Presenting the first of four online discussions by Fairfield University Professor Scruton on the poetry of Nastasha Trethewy, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and 2020 author of the widely-acclaimed memoir — Memorial Drive. In her five poetry collections, she explores her own mixed-race experiences growing up in Mississippi and Georgia, as well as other mixed-race women’s experiences in earlier times. More...
Conversations: Truth, Myth & Democracy 

Thurs. April 1, 7:30pm
Mark Twain Library

Partnering with the Redding League of Women Voters the Library presents the second talk in a series with Dr. Ty Seidule, of Hamilton College, and Dr. Charles Dew of Williams College, moderated by Western Connecticut State University’s Dr. Daniel Barrett. This virtual discussion is between two Civil War historians who grew up in the South and whose research took them both to some very personal revelations about their own beliefs. More...
SMASH: Marilyn Minter

Opening Fri. April 2, 12pm
MoCA Westport

An exhibition devoted exclusively to the videos of contemporary artist Marilyn Minter. Presented in both grandiose and intimate scales and settings throughout MoCA Westport’s galleries, Minter’s videos will be exhibited together for the first time in a public institution. Seeped in lush imagery oscillating between figuration and abstraction, her works encapsulate feminism, pleasure, voyeurism and notions of beauty, desire and chance. Opening April 2; on view Wednesdays - Sundays through June 13. More...
Oscar-Nominated Films: Animated Shorts

Fri. April 2, 7:30pm
Fairfield Theatre Company
The first program of Oscar Nominated Short Films, over three weeks. This week it's Animated Shorts. More... 
Oscar-Nominated Shorts

April 2 - April 8
Avon Theatre Film Center
Presenting three programs of Oscar-Nominated shorts in repertoire: Live Action, Animated Shorts and Documentary. Separate admission for each program.  
MET Stars in Concert

Sat. April 3, 4pm
Ridgefield Playhouse
A special Encore presentation in HD of Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann in concert. This two-hour special screening will feature Renée Fleming’s August 1st live broadcast from the Dumbarton Oaks estate in Washington, DC, and Jonas Kaufmann‘s July 18th concert from Germany. More... 
Unique Expressions: Group Exhibition

Opening Sat. April 3, 5pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery
Featuring recent paintings by four contemporary artists, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Gary Petersen, Kelsey Shwetz, and Yorgos Stamkopoulos. In a spectrum of techniques, materials, and approaches, subtle links emerge. Each painter uses addition and subtraction in their process, visual presentation, or theme. More... 
GospelFest: Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

Sat. April 3, 7:30pm
Sacred Heart University

The SHU Choral Program presents an online, inspirational, energetic and uplifting Gospel  program featuring the SHU Choral Program and guests. More... 
Irina Simeonova:
The Future of Your Creative Child

Sun. April 4, 10:30am
NE Fashion and Design Association
Join the founder of the New England Fashion And Design Association for a Virtual Breakfast. She has an MFA in Stage and Costume Design, 22 years of design experience in Europe and the USA, as well as 100% success in spotting, developing and helping creative children learn about the world of design, creativity, and the future. More... 
Two Sisters and a Piano

Sunday through May 4
New Normal Rep

Presenting its second online production: A Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, starring Jimmy Smits and Daphne Rubin-Vega. Set in 1991, during the Pan American Games in Havana, while the Russians are pulling out of Cuba, the play portrays two sisters, Maria Celia, a novelist, and Sophia, a pianist, serving time under house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with Maria Celia, whose literature he has been reading. More... 
Open VISIONS Forum Espresso: Sabine Nikolay

Tues. April 6, 3pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Quick Center Online

Presenting “From Vienna to Woodstock: A European Look at Rock Culture Myths & History.” Live from Vienna, join this broadcast with one of Austria's leading public radio personalities, celebrating the publication of her new book, Playground of the Millionaires: Woodstock Revisited. More... 
Gregory Nobles:
John James Audubon

Tues. April 6, 6pm
Pequot Library

A live virtual conversation and Q&A with author and historian, on his book "John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman.” More... 
Tracy Sugarman: Art, Civil Rights and Social Justice

Tues. April 6, 7pm
Westport Library

Presenting a conversation between Dr. Redell Hearn and Kathleen Motes Bennewitz on the Art of Tracy Sugarman. In 1964, Westport’s renowned artist, writer and civil rights activist participated in the Freedom Summer project in Mississippi, chronicling the drive to register Black voters. Sugarman’s illustrations are currently on exhibit at Westport Town Hall. Join this virtual discussion on the impacts of Sugarman’s drawings on the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the current social justice resurgence. More... 
Painting Lessons: Basic Level Critique

Thurs. April 1, 11am
Jill Nichols
Enhance your painting practice in these real-time painting critiques. Join Jill for these monthly critiques on the first Thursday of each month. Other ways to learn painting with Jill are One Day Workshops, personal lessons and free/premium videos. More... 
The Art of Improve Comedy

Thurs. April 1, 12pm
Arts Alliance of Straford
The first of five weekly sessions. Do you ever feel like your funny bone is broken? Terminally serious? In need of a good belly laugh? If so, we have the remedy and the cure! Join an adventure into the unknown where you’ll rediscover your funny bone and deeper facets of yourself while just having some plain ol’ fun. More... 
Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop

Sat. April 3, 1pm
Wilton Historical Society 

Hosted by Pysanky expert egg decorator Susan Clark in a workshop for adults and children. This ancient craft uses symbols and motifs to create a jewel-like egg, using a kistka, a pointed im-plement like a pen, filled with beeswax and heated, to draw designs on the eggs between bathing them in colored dye. Limited to 15 participants. More... 
Online Creative Writing Classes

Through April 6
Westport Writer's Workshop

Registration is now open! The spring session runs from March 29 thru the end of May. We offer over 35 small workshops -- from fiction, short story writing, and screenwriting to memoirs, children’s fiction, classes for children, “Finding Your Story” and many more. More... 
Theater Workshops for Children

April 5 - June 5
Ridgfield Theater Barn for Kids
Three classes starting the week of April 5. 45 Minutes from Broadway, celebrates the show tunes of George M. Cohan: Grades 6-9: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 3:45 – 5:15; Grades 3-5: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5:30 – 7pm
20 Plays in 20 Minutes, Grades 6-9: Mondays 3:45 – 4:45; Grades 3-5: Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm
The Best of Broadway For Middle School Students Saturdays 10:30am – 11:30am. More... 
Keep the Arts Blooming

Through 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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