Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 20-26, 2020

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May 19, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
May 20-26, 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.

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Check out our Artist of the Day on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  Tuesday - Sunday. The Posts highlight the work of a Cultural Alliance member created over the last eight weeks. At right, “On a Walk in May 2020: Signs of spring, signs of pandemic” (archival photo collage sublimated to aluminum, 30x20) by Julie O'Connor.  #CAFCArtistoftheDay
Spaceship Earth +
New French Shorts 2020

Avon Theatre Online
All Week

Presenting screenings to rent of this true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who spent two years quarantined inside Biosphere 2. Also: New French Shorts 2020, a feature-length program of seven delightful, funny, provocative festival-favorite Gallic shorts. Spaceship Earth New French Shorts 2020
Annual Crafts Festival

Bruce Museum
All Week

Enjoy a Virtual Tour of the 2020 Bruce Museum’s Annual Crafts Festival originally set for this past weekend. Take a virtual stroll through the festival and follow links to the artists’ websites to shop some more. More...
Not Just for Kids

Norwalk Symphony + Norwalk Schools + Stepping Stones Museum for Children  

Based on the Symphony's (Not) Just for Kids program, be a part of this virtual learning platform for grades K-3. Students receive learning-packets mailed to their homes, which are supplemented by daily virtual content, including a presentation on music and the instruments of the orchestra. Tune in for music, lessons and related activities. More...  
High School Art Exhibit 2020

MoCA Westport
Ongoing through July 1 

Paintings, photographs, collages and ceramics showcase the talent of these high school students who address the issues of these unprecedented times. More...  
Nancy McTague-Stock:
Printing Without a Press -
Nature Studies  
Wed. May 20, 10:30am
Silvermine School of Art

Enjoy creating prints from natural entities? Join this two-hour online workshop. Create prints without a press, incorporating a variety of line types through different tools and movement. No prior experience necessary. More...  
Children's Virtual Story Hour

Thurs. May 21, 10am
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

A reading of The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires through live video chat, followed by a hands-on, guided art activity. Geared toward families with children 6 and under. More...
Marti Lamonaco Talks Theatre
Thurs. May 21, 11am
Quick Center for the Performing Arts @ Fairfield University

The last in a series with Fairfield Theatre professor Marti LaMonaco interviewing actors, designers and directors in relation to Theatre Fairfield's production of Titus Andronicus that would have been performed this April. This week Marti will discuss the challenges of the double machete duals wielded by Kiersten Bjork, '21, and Megan Beauregard, class of '21, and preview video clips of their rehearsals. More...
A House for Hermit Crab
Thurs. May 21, 2pm
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

For Pre-K to Kindergarten: Hermit crab is outgrowing his shell and it’s time for a new home. Using Eric Carle’s classic story as motivation, we consider how living things use their environment to help them survive.
Alan Sklar 
Stories by Lawrence Block
Thurs. May 21, 6pm
The Ridgefield Library

Presenting a Zoom reading by acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar of two short stories by American crime writer Lawrence Block, How Far It Could Go and A Bad Night For Burglars. 
Jay Craven From Script to Screen

Thurs. May 21, 7pm
The New Canaan Library

A live webinar with acclaimed Film Director and Screenwriter. Craven will use his film Where the Rivers Flow North, the first feature in his North Country frontier trilogy, to show how scripts turn into films. View the film and read the screenplay before the event; links to both provided upon registration. More...
MTC Voice 
Online Spring Gala Fundraiser

Thursday - Sunday 
Music Theatre of CT

See and sponsor the contestants Adults, Kids and a Youth Artists project on the website. Then see the contestants perform: kids on Thurs., 7pm; adults on Fri., 8pm, The Youth Arts Project, Sat. from 11am, and then see the winners Sun. at 5pm. More...
Fritz Horstman 
Color Workshop 

Fri. May 22, 11am
The Glass House + 
New Canaan Library

An hour-long, hands-on Josef Albers color workshop, led by Fritz Horstman, Director of Education at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, working from Josef Albers’s book Interaction of Color. Registration required.. More... 
Regina Mason Author Talk

Fri. May 22, 5pm
Westport Museum for History & Culture

A live Zoom author talk discussing Regina's book about her Connecticut ancestor, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave that tells the story of Grimes escaping slavery in the south and buying his freedom with the power of his own words. More... 
Migration Madness Birdathon

Friday May 22 - Sunday May 24
Connecticut Audubon 

A fun and friendly competition to see as many bird species as possible over three days - a great activity for kids and families that can safely be done right in your neighborhood. More...
Jennifer Hassan Selling on Etsy

Sat. May 23, 10am
Brookfield Craft Center
Facebook Live + YouTube

Offeing two online classes about selling on Etsy with Jennifer Hassan of Rooster Studios. At 10am, Thinking About Opening an Etsy Shop: Learn the ten basic steps; then at 1pm Beginners Guide to Selling on Etsy: Learn the professional skills necessary to build an Etsy shop and market your products successfully. More... 
Westport is Your Oyster Fundraiser

Sat. May 23, 9am-3pm
Westport Museum for History & Culture 

Pick up your freshly harvested oysters and flowing Prosecco at an appointed time in a Copps Island oyster bucket along with an oyster knife, a recipe and passcode to exclusive virtual content including cooking and cocktail videos, virtual oyster exhibits and more! More... 
Cannonball Gala

Sat. May 23, 6pm
Keeler Tavern Museum

The annual Cannonball Gala is going online! Purchase a Cannonball Gala To Go ticket and pick up a gourmet take-out dinner by Sarah Bouïssou Catering @ Bernard’s and some fabulous online entertainment hosted by two of the most talented local celebrities. More...
Post-Watch Dialogues:
A Secret Love

Sat. May 23, 7pm
Westport Country Playhouse
Facebook Live & YouTube

A new online series of panels with artists, scholars, and community members discussing films you can stream at home with your friends and family. Watch A Secret Love on Netflix beforehand and then tune in to the Playhouse Facebook page for a panel discussion, hosted by award-winning comedienne Mina Hartong, with the filmmakers, local LGBTQ community partners, plus a special appearance from Pat Henschel, who stars in the film. More...
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