Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 26 - June 1, 20211

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May 25, 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.
In the City

Wed. - Sun. through June 20
Rowayton Arts Center
Enjoy a new exhibition, juried by Amy Simon, owner of Westport’s Amy Simon Fine Art, featuring 70 pieces of artwork by area artists in all media.  More...
Disappearing Pathways

Through June 30
Silvermine Galleries

As part of Silvermine’s current PAINT 2021 exhibition, see "Disappearing Pathways," by Michael Covello and Elizabeth Schneider - a collaborative duo of painters who produce hand-drawn animations mixed with sound art and spoken word audio. More...

Through August 27
Mark Twain Library
Follow five pathways throughout town, enjoy the views while reading books with your child. The books include “A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea” by Michael Ian Black, Oge Mora’s “Saturday,” “Duck on A Bike” by David Shannon, and another David Shannon: “Roy Digs Dirt”. The fifth storywalk will be installed shortly.  More... 
Lauren Pearlman Sugita,
Paper Talk

Wed. May 26, 12pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking

A livestreamed lunch-hour discussion about paper, with the owner of Paper Connection International in Providence, RI, and Christopher Shore, Staff Master Printer at CCP. The discussion will cover paper both in the Eastern and Western traditions and how they can be used by printmakers specifically and artists in general. More...
Figure Drawing

Wed. May 26, 6pm

The second in a series of three in-person workshops by Amir Hines. “Shapes” will engage participants in observing the human form to determine which shapes best describe what they’re seeing. More...
Meet the Author: David Pogue

Wed. May 26, 6pm
Pequot Library

Meet the former tech columnist for the NYT, five-time Emmy winner for his CBS Sunday Morning, stories, five-time TED speaker, and host of 20 NOVA science specials, in conversation with Bob Whelan, Head of School at Greens Farms Academy. More...
Rolling Thunder Revue

Wed. May 26, 7pm
Bijou Theatre
Celebrate Bob Dylan's 80th birthday with the latest in WPKN's  series, Martin Scorsese's "Rolling Thunder Revue.” In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Scorsese's 2019 pseudo-documentary looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention. More... 
Evening of Jazz

Wed. May 26, 7pm
La Zingara Restaurant
Presenting New York City jazz giants, Roni Ben-Hur on guitar, Harvie S. on bass, and Tim Horner on drums. The group hit the big time with their 2018 CD Introspection, and are now more regularly working together as a trio. More... 
Jill Nichols:
Painting in the Garden Workshop

Thurs, May 27, 10am
Jill Nichols

Join Shelton artist, and CAFC member, Jill Nichols in an on-location painting workshop. The perfect antidote to pandemic fatigue, paint, under the instruction of Jill, in one of the most beautiful gardens in Connecticut. The private location in Shelton will only be revealed to attendees. More... 
Witness Stones Placement Ceremony

Thurs. May 27, 1pm
Greenwich Historical Society
Honoring the legacy of enslaved people who resided in Greenwich. Join town officials, civic leaders, clergy, and the teachers and students from Greenwich Academy and Sacred Heart Greenwich who were instrumental in researching the lives of the enslaved individuals for a “Witness Stones Memorial” ceremony. Engraved placques with the names, known birth and death dates and primary occupations, will be placed on the grounds near the Historical Society’s Bush-Holley House, where they resided. A reception with light snacks will follow. More... 
Imagination Practice

Thurs. May 27, 6:15pm
Arts Alliance of Stratford
Creativity and clarity coach, Brian Hogan, a guest lecturer and program coordinator at Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Film/TV & Screenwriting Program will share specially designed tools to unlock the power of your creativity, whether you’re a writer or a painter, a chef or a trapeze artist. More...
Comedy Series: Marion Grodin

Thurs. May 27, 7pm
Penfield Pavilion
The Town of Fairfield opens its series of live comedy nights with one of the hottest comics in the country, and a favorite at New York City's top clubs. As one of the country's top emcees, Marion's incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience. More...
Enduring Wonder
85th Anniversary Visual History Exhibition

May 28 - Aug. 22
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Museum's celebration of its 85th Anniversary with a visual history of the development and evolution of the museum’s permanent collection from humble beginnings as a 3-room “cabinet of curiosities” to a collection ranging from the natural world, agricultural sciences, astronomy and history to important 19th-20th century American Art and major sculpture. More... 
Discover Westport Walking Tour

Fri. May 28, 10am
Westport Museum for History and Culture

The subject of this week's tour is “Women’s Coalition.” Meet on the Westport Museum’s brick walk on Myrtle Avenue and during the 1-2 miles of sidewalk walking, you will learn about the business owners, activists and larger-than-life ladies who shaped Westport into the town that it is today. Reservations Required. More... 
How to Sound Cool at Parties:
Alicia Cobb

Fri. May 28, 7pm
Westport Library

As part of the Library's online series "Interesting Talks with Interesting People," join artist and educator Alicia Cobb, in conversation about what inspires her art and creativity. Alicia is a professional visual artist, fine body painter and art educator. Hear how the body has become a particularly treasured canvas for her work, and see a demonstration. More... 
Music at MoCA: Alexa Tarantino Quartet

Fri. May 28, 7pm
MoCA Westport

Enjoy Alexa Tarantino, an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. Alexa was named one of the “Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of 2019” by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll and nominated as a “Rising Star – Alto Saxophone” by Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics’ Poll. Alexa holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Juilliard and Bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. More... 
Bridgeport Art Fair

Sat. May 29, 10am - 4pm
Reservoir Community Farm

Participate in an interactive community art project showcasing community artists, and featuring live music, spoken word, artists, healers, and vendors. Artists include poet and painter Shanna Melton, poet and multi-media artist Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, poet Mick Theebs and many more. More... 
Westport Fine Arts Festival

Sat. May 29 and Sun. May 30
Downtown Westport

This nationally recognized, juried art festival features a premier roster of over 170 national and international fine artists, exhibiting work in a wide variety of price ranges, subject matter and styles. Live music, top food and beverage choices and interactive art activities for all ages. More... 
What the Heck is THIS?

Sun. May 30, 12:30pm
Rowayton Historical Society

How many once common items can you identify in this new exhibit? Colorful clues, a fun quiz for all ages, and prizes! Visitors are asked to wear masks. More... 
Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser

Sun. May 30
Ridgefield Historical Society

Pick up your catered three-course dinner by Sarah Bouissou, at Ridgefield’s Scott House, between 1:30 and 3:30pm, then at your own pace, sit back and enjoy the show: a video introductory welcome from the Society’s President, then century-old newspaper readings from the society’s archives, followed by the feature film “News of the World,” starring Tom Hanks.  More... 
Insect Eaters!

Sun. May 30, 2:30pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

For Kids & Families. Explore the world of insectivores from mammals to spiders to carnivorous plants! Meet some of the Center’s live animal insectivores, such as its hedgehog, and learn about bugs that people eat too! You’ll learn about carnivorous plants and replant a Venus Fly Trap to take home! Limited to eigh participants. More... 
Sculpting Harmonies

Sun. May 30, 6pm
East Coast Contemporary Ballet
Live Streaming

After three sold-out shows, ECCB offers a one-night-only opportunity to see a live-stream of a dance created in collaboration with Latin Grammy winner, Pedro Giraudo. Five renowned musicians accompany the artists of ECCB in new works and revivals, and an extended version of “Vessels" comprises the second act of this stirring show. Q&A follows performance. More... 
Nesrine Malik:
We Need New Stories

Tues. June 1, 12:30pm
Westport Library

Presenting “We Need New Stories: The Myths that Subvert Freedom,” an online  conversation with author Nesrine Malik, an award-winning British-Sudanese columnist and features-writer for The Guardian, examining six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice with host, Catherine Lewis. More... 
Tuesday Treasures:
Board Games

Tues. June 1, 6pm
Westport Museum and Culture Center

Presenting an online series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view, focusing on Board Games. Travel around the world and stroll the boardwalk with the museum’s collection of vintage board games! Nellie Bly’s “Around the Globe,” and “Boardwalk” will be featured, alongside a specific Westport version of a beloved classic. More... 
Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way 

Tues. June 1, 7pm
Wilton Library

Author Caseen Gaines leads us through the triumphant story of Footnotes, the all-Black Broadway musical that had an immense impact on generations of Americans. Hear how Sissle and Blake, along with comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles, overcame poverty, racism, and violence to harness the energy of the Harlem Renaissance and produce a runaway Broadway hit that launched the careers of many of the twentieth century’s most beloved Black performers. More... 
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