Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 19-25, 20211

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May 18, 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.
Restaurant Week

Through May 22
Twenty five Stratford restaurants team up to showcase and celebrate the best of Stratford’s dining scene. Featuring, this year, the inaugural Golden Fork Award!  More...  
Play With Your Food

Wed. May 19, 12pm
Fairfield Theatre Company

Presenting three short plays using 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 condomini-um association, no matter what! Optional boxed lunches from The Pantry. More...
Lisa Wilson Grant:
The Story of the Nathan Hale Fountain

Thurs. May 20, 5:30pm
Norwalk Historical Society
What do Nathan Hale, Norwalk, and McKim, Mead & White have in common? Join lifelong Norwalk resident Lisa Wilson Grant in an online program presented by The Norwalk Historical Society to find out more in “The Story of the Nathan Hale Fountain.” More... 
Roger Post Trio

Thurs. May 20, 7pm
La Zingara Restaurant
Enjoy Jazz while you dine. The Roger Post Trio led by drummer Roger Post, tenor sax Bob Kolb, Bill Crow on bass, and Piano Dave, Dave Childs. More... 
Claudia Kalb, Spark

Thurs. May 20, 7pm
Westport Library

Discussing her new book, Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers, with the Library’s Maggie Mudd. What propels some individuals to reach extraordinary creative heights in the earliest years of life while others discover their passions decades later? More...
Virtual Lecture: Specially Processed American Me (SPAM)

Thurs. May 20, 7pm
Greenwich Library

A behind-the-scenes look at a “surreal autobiography” by visual artist, designer, writer, and performer Jaime Sunwoo and composer, lyricist, and sound designer Matt Chilton. Their multidisciplinary performance, a narrative collage of monologues, animation, soundscapes, sculpture, and cooking, uses SPAM to connect memories of Sunwoo's Korean American upbringing, Korean cuisine, the military, and more. More...
Down The Rabbit Hole - The Only Way Out Is Through!

Thursday through Monday
Theatre Arts Workshop

Theatre Arts Workshop presents, online this year, its annual Spring New Works Festival. Narrated by a very wise rabbit, the festival features eight short new plays by Barbara Distinti, Teresa Fogel, Rosemary Foley, Jim Gordon, Andrea Lynn Green, Susan Jacobson, Vivian Sorvall, and Laura Thoma. More... 
Spring Chamber Concert

Fri. May 21, 7pm
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra
The last in its series of three online Spring Chamber Series with Woodwinds and Brass playing works by Dukas, Gabrieli, Handel and Mozart, including a World Premiere by composer Yaniv Segal. More... 
Plein Air Mini Retreat: Susan Overstreet

Sat. May 22, 9am
Milford Arts Council
An opportunity to paint all day in the fresh air with an acclaimed Cape Cod artist. Start the day with a light breakfast and coffee, paint all morning, enjoy a crepe lunch from Cafe Atlantique, paint some more, sip some wine, then close the day by hanging your work for an informal exhibit and discussion with Susan. This opportunity is for those wanting to learn the unique aspects of plein air painting (using oils or acrylic) with some painting experience. Receive constructive feedback, experiment with color palette, dust-off skills, and develop new ones. More...
Walking Tour: In Gatsby's Shoes

Sat. May 22, 9:15am
Westport Museum for History and Culture
Join Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams, as they recreate the summer of 1920, when F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald set up in an 18th century Westport farmhouse, and explore the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s Great American novel. Reservations required. prepare for a gorgeous, vigorous two-hour walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings. More...
Marvelous Metamorphoses!

Sat. May 22, 10:30am
CT Audubon Society Center

Experience the acclaimed Sova Dance and Puppet Theater celebrating and bringing to life the annual life cycles of nature through original music, dance and the art of puppetry. For all ages; workshop at 10:30am; performance at 11am. More... 
A Season of Hope

Sat. May 22, 12pm
The Meetinghouse at Ridgebury Church

The Meetinghouse inaugurates its A Season of Hope, Inspirational Fine Arts series of artist residency programs, with a reception for an exhibition of work by seven local artists: Nicole Bricker, Leslie Carone, Priscilla Prentice, Clarice Shirvell, Marcia Simha, Dennis Stevens, Trish Wend. Artwork in the show includes landscapes of some favorite local places and still life and floral compositions. More... 
Plein Air Plus + Take One 
James McElhinney

Sat. May 22, 1pm
Greenwich Art Society
Online and Live Outdoors

Learn the expeditionary art of drawing and painting outdoors, while carrying as little equipment as possible. How to prepare, what to do when you arrive, and how to leave no trace. Brief PowerPoint slide lecture fol-lowed by follow-along technical demo, discussion and Q&A. More... 
Annual Member Show

Opening Sat. May 22, 4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Enjoy the Annual Juried Member Show opening with an outdoor reception. Juror of the show is Paul Efstathiou, Director of Contemporary Art, Hollis Taggart Gallery. The Show includes work by 25 Cultural Alliance member artists and others. More... 
36th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival

Sat. May 22 and Sun. May 23
Bruce Museum

Presenting the 36th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival with artists and artisans from throughout New England and the East Coast featuring fine contemporary hand-made crafts in jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, glass, furniture and housewares, pottery, and much more, all available for purchaseMore... 
Sixth Annual Art Show

Sat. & Sun. 2pm
Westport Woman's Club

Hosting its annual Art Show, curated by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs. includes works by Nina Bentley, Amy Bock, Trace Burroughs, Susan Fehlinger, Tom Kretsch, Susan Leggitt, Kerry Long, and others.  More... 

Sat. May 22 through Wed. May 26
Avon Theatre Film Center

Screening of the film Sunflowers, a revealing look at the five publicly-owned versions of Van Gogh’s famous sunflowers in a vase. The filmmakers traveled between Amsterdam, Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich to film, in incredible high-definition detail, all five of the works. The film goes beyond the surface to explore the many questions and mysteries that surround these works.  More... 
The Arts Alliance of Stratford: Inspired By...

Sun. May 23, 4pm
Sterling House Community Center
Opening Reception

For its Spring Art Show, “Inspired by…” the Arts Alliance of Stratford invited visual and performing artists to submit works that were inspired by a specific trigger. First, second and third prize certificates will be awarded at the opening, as well as a “People’s Choice,” selected by visitors to the gallery by ballot. More... 

Sun. May 23, 10am - 5pm
Downtown Bridgeport

A celebration of arts in downtown Bridgeport, in the historic Arcade, its Ursa Gallery and the nearby City Lights Gallery. Featuring two exhibitions, Pandemic Art and Here Comes the Sun, open art studios in the arcade, and music by cellist Jordan Jancz, Chris Cavaliere, Rick Reyes and more. More... 
Steve Kazlauskas:
Echoes of Sinatra

Sun. May 23, 4pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Take a trip down memory lane outdoors under The Playhouse tent! This fantastic show presents the vocal stylings of Steve Kazlauskas paying homage to the legendary Sinatra with all of your favorite songs. More... 
March of the Fossil Penguins: Daniel T. Ksepka

Tues. May 25, 7pm
New Canaan Public Library

Book Talk with science curator at The Bruce Museum. Penguins have a fossil record that extends 61 million years, and fossil discoveries throughout the southern hemisphere have revealed new species, including giant penguins and spear-billed penguins. Dr. Ksepka ‘s exciting lecture will explore the fossil record of penguins and the processes employed to examine their evolution, including CT scanning and scanning electron microscopy analysis. More... 
Live Streamed Concert: Times Change

Sat. May 8, 7:30pm
Stamford Symphony Channel

A free live streamed concert featuring acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste, playing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, "The Turkish," and the orchestra playing Haydn’s Symphony No. 64, named by the composer Tempora Mutantur from a Latin epigram meaning "times change, and we must change with them." Click image for video. More...
Wes Haynes: 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 discusess these landmark buildings that are part of their community's identity, connected by the scenic byway originally designed for "pleasant transit.” Click image for video. More... 
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