Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for March 4 -10, 2020

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MARCH 3, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
March 4 - 10, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. The E-Buzz is a selection from the events posted by our members onto the FCBuzz Events section of our website for the coming week. Click here for a complete review of this week's arts and cultural events.
2020 Lenten Organ Recital

Wed. March 4, 12pm
First Congregational Church

The American Guild of Organists, Greater Bridgeport Chapter, kicks off its 2020 season with a concert performance by Daniel Brownell, Minister of Music and organist at First United Church of Christ, Milford playing a moving program of the music of Bach, Vierne and Reger.  More...
Film Screening & Discussion

Wed. March 4, 6pm
Ferguson Library Main Branch

The Ferguson Library celebrates Women’s History Month with an examination of the 2019 film Harriet, the true story of Harriet Tubman and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. The film was directed by Kasi Lemmons, who wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard, and stars Cynthia Erivo as Tubman. More...
Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees 

Wed. March 4, 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

In partnership with The Greenwich Tree Conservancy, the Avon Theatre presents this film that follows famed British actress Judi Dench as she joins tree scientists and historians to unlock the remarkable secret lives of trees. Post-film Q&A with New York Botanical Garden’s Todd A. Forrest. More...
Lachell Workman
The History of Housing 

Thurs. March 5, 5:30pm
Housatonic Museum of Art

New York performance artist Lachell Workman explores the History of Housing in Bridgeport, from the work of the Freeman Sisters in the 19th century, to several 20th-century housing projects, performing work choreographed to images of the projects, and inviting guests to share their memories of living in these places. More...
Frankie Vinci

Thurs. March 5, 6pm
RPAC Gallery

The opening reception for an exhibition by multi-media pop artist, multi-platinum songwriter and recording artist, Frankie Vinci, who has performed with some of the biggest names in music, and whose artwork is inspired by the layered concert posters that line the halls of the iconic clubs and venues he has performed in. More...
Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin

Thurs. March 5, 8pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Grammy-winning singer shares his story in a “posthumous collaboration” - part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show, with his late writer father, with songs, readings of magazine columns by his father and photographs spanning four generations of the Wainwright clan. More...
Fri. March 6, 6pm
City of Lights Gallery

A closing party for the exhibition Nakupenda  (Swahili for ‘I love you’), depicting love throughout the African diaspora, using images, stories and poems, hosted by poet curators Shanna Tanika Melton and Iyaba Ibo Mandingo. More...
John Lodge 

Fri. March 6, 8pm 
The Warehouse
Fairfield Theatre Company 

The original vocalist, songwriter, and bass player for The Moody Blues, with his '10,000 Light Years Band. More... 
Music Mash Record Fair
Sat. March 7, 8am - 6pm
Read's Artspace

WPKN presents its annual family-friendly fair with more than 30 music dealers, stocking 50 tables of vinyl LPs, 45s, CDs, posters, and memorabilia for you to peruse and purchase. More...
20th Anniversary Birthday Bash

Sat. March 7, 10am 
Stepping Stones Museum

The Best Birthday Party Yet is hosted by museum storytellers Bird, BooZoo and friends and jam-packed with live entertainment, learning-inspired games and experiences, cupcakes, special birthday party guests and more. More...
American Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert

Sat. March 7, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church

The American Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven's Leonore Overture #3, Elgar's Cello Concerto, Op. 85, with soloist Gjorgj Kroqi, and the premiere performance of Dr. Rex Cadwallader's Symphony No. 5. More...
Fairfield County Chorale
Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Concert

Sat. March 7, 7:30pm
Norwalk Concert Hall 

The Fairfield County Chorale celebrates a Beethoven's 250th with two signature works from his “heroic” period: the majestic Mass in C major and the revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor,” performed by Ilya Yakushev. More...
American Classical Orchestra
Horacio Franco

Sun. March 8, 3pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

The American Classical Orchestra and its award-winning Classical Music for Kids program, celebrates its 20th anniversary with the return of “The Magic Recorder,” featuring the Mexican recorder virtuoso.  More...
Beethoven Chamber Concert

Sun. March 8, 3pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

Pianist and Fairfield Emeritus Professor Orin Grossman, cellist Michael Haber, and violinist Sheryl Staples, play Beethoven’s chamber music including The Archduke piano trioMore...
NPR's Brian Lehrer

Sun. March 8, 4pm 
The New Canaan Library

Brian Lehrer is the Library's 2020 Salant Lecturer, speaking on current national and global events, including the upcoming election and other headline stories in the news.  More...
David Dunlop: Seeing in Patterns

Sun. March 8, 4:30pm
Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan

The renowned painter and teacher gives a lecture and demonstration on how visual thinking varies person to person. More...
Jeff Marshall 
VR and Education

Tues. March 10, 2pm
Martire Center
Sacred Heart University

The CEO of Ovation speaks on The Role of Virtual Reality in Education: A Live VR Demonstration and Discussion on the Future of VR in Career Growth. More...
Drew Lamm
Art as Inspiration

Thurs. March 5, 7pm 
Rowayton Arts Center

Drew Lamm (of Taste Life Twice Writing) leads an inspired evening of art and writing, using the Arts Center's current Abstraction exhibition as a portal into creativity.  More...
Frog Watch Training

Wed. March 4, 7pm 
The Maritime Aquarium at

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk needs “citizen-scientist” volunteers for a ribbeting project that will reveal important details and trends about our local frog and toad populations.  An army of trained volunteers is needed to collect local data for a national program called “FrogWatch USA.” Volunteers are asked to listen, not to watch, and to report what they hear. You don’t have to know anything about frogs and toads and their different calls to sign up. That will be taught!  More...
New Paradigm Theatre
Seeks Female Lead for Footloose

Deadline for video submissions: March 22 

New Paradigm Theatre (NPT), a company well-known for its inventive productions with multi-cultural and multi-generational casting, is accepting video submissions for a talent search competition to cast a leading role in their August production of FOOTLOOSE. “RUSTY” (the role made famous in the movie by Sarah Jessica Parker) must have incredible vocal talent and stage presence. Performers 16+ may submit. The finalists chosen from these videos will be featured at NPT’s May Gala in a “live callback” and will be voted on by the audience!  More...
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