Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 12-18 2021

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May 11, 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.
Art in the Barn

Through May 16
browngrotta arts
Presenting the 2021 edition of its annual exhibition. "Adaptation: Artists Respond to Change” displays the myriad ways artists change direction, or their practice, in response to changed circumstances - like a move, a health issue - or a global pandemic. Artists from around the globe show how they have coped with the changes the pandemic has wrought.  More...  
Virtual Talk: Historic Public Libraries off the Merritt Parkway

Wed. May 12, 6:30pm
Fairfield Public Library 

Wes Haynes, Director of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy presents an online exploration of Fairfield County's outstanding public libraries and the stories behind them. Wes will discuss these landmark buildings that are part of their community's identity, connected by the scenic byway originally designed for "pleasant transit.” Registration is  required. More...
Call in the Klezmorim

Wed. May 12, 7pm
La Zingara Restaurant
Grammy Award Winner Lisa Gutkin and Matt Darriau (of the Klezmatics) host a Klezmer gathering, featuring Christina Crowder, Ilya Shneyveys, David Licht (the original drummer for the Klezmatics), and surprise guests. Klezmer, the music of the Ashkenazy Jews of Eastern Europe, is fun, poignant and enjoyed by people of all ages, especially in the hands of these world-renowned Klezmorim (or musicians). More... 
Wine Tasting Fundraiser: Objects of Desire

Wed. May 12, 7pm
Wilton Historical Society

Tyler Colman, aka Dr Vino, author of two wine books, a finalist for the James Beard Foundation award, who has taught wine classes for years at NYU and the University of Chicago, leads you through this virtual wine tasting - but with two real bottles of Italian Piedmont wine and two pizzas, all a one-stop pick-up at Wilton’s Parlor Pizza. More...
Together Together

Wed. and Thurs. 7:30pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

Screening Together Together with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison. When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his forties who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. A New York Times Critic's Pick.  More...
Best Birding Month

Thurs. May 13, 12pm
Norwalk Public Library
New England-based nature writer and photographer Chris Bosak, author of the “For the Birds” column in many newspapers, speaks about the birds of May and other discoveries to be made in nature this month. More... 
A Glimpse Ahead +
A Group Exhibit

Fri. May 14, 4pm
George Billis Gallery
Two exhibitions open Friday at the George Billis Gallery.  A Glimpse Ahead, is a pop-up exhibition organized by Elisa Contemporary Art, focused on the approaching Summer Season, with works showing ocean swimmers, surfers, pool scenes, and waterscapes, curated to create a sense of peace, calm, and joy. The Group Show, organized by the George Billis Gallery, is of work by Tom Gregg, Yoonjee Kwak, Gina Minichino, Daniel Phill, Katie Riesco, and Jeffrey Vaughn. More... 
Virtual Talk: Charles Brilvitch

Fri. May 14, 5pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture
Facebook Live
A live discussion with author and former Bridgeport City Historian, discussing his book, A History of Connecticut’s Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, delving into the long-lost history of southwestern Connecticut’s original people, tracing their traditions and the ongoing determination to preserve an irreplaceable and vanishing culture.  More...
MoCA Concert Series: Isaiah J. Thompson

Fri. May 14, 7pm
MoCA Westport

Kicking off its Concert Series with acclaimed jazz pianist, bandleader and composer, who worked on the Golden Globe nominated soundtrack for "Motherless Brooklyn,” was named a Steinway Artist and received the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. Making up Isaiah’s band are Julian Lee, Tenor; Philip Norris, Bass; and TJ Reddick, Drums. More... 
Live Drawing: 
A Portrait of the Mona Lisa

Friday through Sunday, 8pm
Curtain Call Kweskin Theatre

Presenting a speculative drama by Jules Tasca about the three years it took DaVinci to paint the world’s most famous portrait. Lisa wants to be immotalized by the most famous artist in Europe. Leonardo has personal reasons to want to keep the portrait for himself rather than release it to Lisa's husband, who commissioned the painting. More... 
Walking Tour: Hidden History African American Westport

Sat. May 15, 10am
Westport Museum for History and Culture
Learn the hidden history of Black Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit (now available online) as trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today. From enslaved people to soldiers, sailors, activists, artists, and respected citizens, this rich history is deeply explored through existing buildings and long destroyed sites.  More...
Papermaking from Home

Sat. May 15, 1pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

Offering a workshop by Jazmine Catasus, during which she will demonstrate how to prepare an at-home studio space for basic paper making, with no specialized equip-ment, and then how to build a mould and deckle, make pulp from recycled materials, and pull and press handmade sheets. More... 
John Knuth: The Dawn

Opening Sat. May 15, 6pm
Hollis Taggart Gallery

Enjoy the opening reception for this Los Angeles-based artist who continues his formal and conceptual exploration and play with unorthodox materials and approaches. The Dawn includes new paintings and ostrich egg sculptures created through his signature flyspeck technique, and new works that feature horseshoe crab shells. All together the show captures his vision of rebirth and reawakening at a time when we are looking for new hope. More... 
Shining Through

Sat. May 15, 7pm
Fairfield County Children's Choir

Tune in for an uplifting and inspirational spring concert showcasing songs that are sure to raise your spirits, including Shine on Me, The Storm Is Passing Over, and Count on Me by Bruno Mars. Members of the choir from 19 local towns will perform this hour-long virtual concert livestreamed to families, friends, and far-reaching music fans.  More... 
Bodies in Motion

Sat. & Sun. 1pm
Loft Artists Association

Hosting an all member exhibit. Experience this innovative and thought-provoking show as the Loft Artists define and re-define the human body within the concept of a world in motion. More... 
Spring on the Farm Fest

Sun. May 16, 10am
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Celebrating the season with its annual Farm Fest. Baby farm animals, sheep shearing, llama trekking, children’s craft, a plant & herb sale, food trucks and much more. Reservations required. More... 
Greater CT Youth Orchestra:
Spring Concert

Sun. May 16
The Klein

Returning to The Klein stage after more than a year hiatus on live performances! Nine different ensembles will entertain a live audience with classical, jazz, percussion, and steel pan music. Musicians range in age from 10 to 18. Live-stream tickets art available for those who want to view the concert online. Three concert times: 1pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. More... 
Seth Meyers Live

Sun. May 16, 4pm & 7:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Presentings two outdoor shows with the Emmy Award-winning writer and host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” returning after two sold-out shows in 2019! Meyers began his TV career as a writer and cast member on “Saturday Night Live” for 13 seasons. He received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series each year from 2017- 2020. More... 
Capturing the Most Elusive Objects in the Solar System

Tues. May 18, 8pm
Westport Astronomical Society

One of the best astro-photographers in the world joins Astronomical Society for an evening of stories from his home in the light polluted suburbs of Paris. Thierry has traveled all over the planet capturing some of the most elusive objects in the solar system, many of which last for just seconds. More... 
Play With Your Food

Tues. & Wed. 12pm
Fairfield Theatre Co.

Jib Productions’ Play With Your Food presents, outdoors, three irresistible and heartwarming short plays that use humor to explore the (crazy) things we do for love: Lynn Marie Macy’s “Sister Resisters,” a timely reminder that you never know who you might meet in the ladies’ room; “In Metonym,” by Ellen Abrams, a completely false story behind the creation of Roget’s Thesaurus; and “On the Rocks,” by Jessica Provenz, about a father determined to win the presidency of a Boca Raton condominium association, no matter what! Optional boxed lunches available from The Pantry. More... 
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