Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for May 5 - 11 2021

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May 4, 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.
Charlie Parker: Just Friends

Through May 11
BackCountry Jazz
Presenting Bennie Wallace Curates: A You Tube series, curated by internationally acclaimed tenor saxophonist, composer and artistic director of BackCountry Jazz.  More...  
Greenwich Mural Project

Through May 28
Greenwich Pollinator Project

A Sustainable CT Community Match crowdfunding site has been established, to raise funds for a mural in Greenwich, highlighting the importance of pollinator habitat within the community. This will be the first mural in Greenwich - designed and painted by Nelson Rivas, whose paintings evoke the depth and complexity of the natural world - and will be installed on a 100-foot long blank wall across from the High School football stadium. Apart from brightening the neighborhood, the hope is that it will inspire those that see it to do their part in prioritizing pollinator habitat. More...
Wearable Art Workshop

Wed. May 5, 6:30pm

The second in a series of three workshops with Kris Schnitzler. In this session learn how to create your own stencil for a T-shirt. More...
Morrison Beals Jazz Quartet

Wed. May 5, 7pm
La Zingara Restaurant
Paying homage to the classic organ groups of the past, while contributing their own modern conception. Andrew Beals, saxophone, and Chris Morrison guitar (their latest recording, “Maybe Someday,” is on the Centaur label) are joined by Kyle Koehler, organ, and Joe Strasser, Drums. More... 
Darla Shaw on
Anna Hyatt Huntington

Wed. May 5, 7pm
Mark Twain Library

Ridgefield storyteller and women’s studies scholar discusses the role of prominent sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington who lived in Redding from 1939 to 1973. Huntington was a very successful and celebrated artist with works in more than 200 museums. Learn about her personal life, her relationship to Redding, her life as a philanthropist and woman’s rights activist, and her numerous statues to be found in the Connecticut -New York area. More...
Voices and Actions

Wed. and Thurs.

An online convening on diversity, equity and inclusion centering on Black, Indigenous People of Color: leaders, cultural practitioners, and communities.
â—Ź Wed at noon, a panel discussion with local non-profit leaders on building a thriving community through the celebration of Connecticut’s diversity; 
â—Ź Thursday at noon, a panel discussion on “Education Through an Equity Lens,” and â—Ź 6-7pm, an Interactive Workshop & Performance: “Racism: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That” with LA-based alternative Chicano band, Las Cafeteras.  More...
Painting Critique

Thurs. May 6, 11am
Jill Nichols Fine Arts
Join artist and professor Jill Nichols for her First Thursdays real-time Painting Critiques. Take your painting to the next level and stay on track. Interact live with Jill in exploring the secrets of color, composition, value, edges, and more. More... 
Talkback: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till 

Thurs. May 6, 7pm
Westport Library
A virtual screening of Keith Beauchamp’s 2005 documentary, about the 1955 murder of the 14-year-old boy from Chicago, who was in Mississippi with relatives when he was kidnapped and brutally murdered after whistling at a white woman. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Beauchamp and the film's producer, Steven Laitmon. More... 
Preventive Conservation Tips for Collectors

Thurs. May 6, 7pm
Bruce Museum
The latest Bruce Presents Webinar series, features a panel discussion on "Crashes, Cracks, and Other Catastrophes to Avoid: Preventive Conservation Tips for Collectors," featuring four experts in the field.  More...   
Aldrich Undercover Fundraiser

Thurs. thorugh Sun.
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Presenting the online 6th edition of this popular fundraiser. More than 100 alumni artists have contributed 9x12-inch original works, in a medium of their choosing, for sale to benefit the Museum. All works are priced at $350 and sold anonymously: artists’ identities revealed after purchase. The event begins Thurs. at 7pm with a pre-sale online party, with some of your favorite artists turned musicians, followed by the online art sale starting at 8pm. More... 
Art to the Avenue

Thur. May 6, 4pm
Greenwich Arts Council

The 23rd annual celebration of art and artists by storeowners of Greenwich Avenue and vicinity, kicks off with an opening night party on the front lawn of the Arts Council, featuring live music by "Nine of Hearts.” No receptions in the stores, but the art can be viewed in the stores all day from Thursday through Memorial Day. All artists also have work in an exhibit in the Arts Council’s Bendheim Gallery - make your appointment today. More... 
Christian McBride and Tip City

Fri. May 7, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

Grammy Award-winning composer, arranger, educator, curator and bassist extraordinaire, McBride just won his 7th Grammy in the “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” category, for his work on “Trilogy 2.″ Working with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard and more, McBride has been artist-in-residence and artistic director with Jazz House Kids, the LA Philharmonic, The Jazz Museum in Harlem, and was recently named artistic director of the Newport Jazz Festival. More... 

Fri. through Sun.
Music Theatre of Connecticut

Live and live-streamed, enjoy the last performances of TRU, a witty and down-to-earth, one-man play about one of America’s most brilliant writers, Truman Capote, adapted from the words and works of the writer, and set in his New York City apartment during the week before Christmas 1975. More... 
PAINT 2021

Sat. May 8, 10am - 4pm
Silvermine Galleries
New Canaan

A show of international artists who employ paint as an integral part of their work. Vitality, diversity, skillful execution, experimentation, and new directions are the distinguishing features of this show. Curated by Michelle Y. Loh, New York based art advisor, gallery director, and curator. More... 
PROJECTS: Richard Serra

Sat. May 8, 10:30am
Heather Gaudio Fine Arts
New Canaan

Inaugurating a new space at 78 Elm Street, the Gallery opens a new print exhibition of monochromatic works by Richard Serra, executed over the last 15 years. Since 1972, Serra has been working with Gemini G.E.L. to create and invent new techniques in the medium, leading to a varied output of complexly surfaced prints. On view through July 1.  More... 
Building a Pre-College Fashion/Costume Portfolio

Sat. May 8, 12pm
New England Fashion + Design

Presenting in-person the first in a series of nine 6-hour sessions. The Program is designed to build a full portfolio that students will be proud to submit with their college applications. Past students are now at Parsons, Pratt, FIT, Yale, Cornell, NYU, Polimoda Florence, the School of Fashion London, among many. More... 
Dario Campanile

Sat. May 8, 1pm
Sorokin Gallery

This contemporary artist will make a personal appearance from 1-4pm during the opening of his new exhibition: a new series of abstract contemporary paintings. Dario's distinctive style has led him to recently be named the 2020 winner of the International Spiritual Art Awards for his abstract painting, "Gateway." More... 
Live Streamed Concert: Times Change

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

Presenting 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". More... 
Christine O’Leary:
Virtual Comedy Workshops

Mon. May 10, 6:30pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

The first in a series of eight Stand-Up Comedy Workshops with award-winning comedian Christine O’Leary. O’Leary will share her secrets and help you economize your written material into a 5-minute stand-up comedy set! More than 200 students have taken this popular class and have called it their “game changer!” Scholarships available. More... 
  Holly Danger
  Let In, Let Go

  Through May 30
  Bruce Museum

Experience Holly Danger's immersive video that celebrates the reopening of The Bruce  
Museum. Click here or above for a video preview. More...   
  Frederic Chiu
  Classical Smackdown

  Next Chance:
  May 27
  Beechwood Arts & Innovation

The first of three monthly "Classical Smackdowns," where the music of two composers are pitted against one another, created and played by internationally renowned pianist Frederic Chiu, is now gone. The next in the series of three is on May 27, when Bach faces off against Philip Glass. Click here for a preview of the series of three. More..
  Aaron Dworkin
  Voices & Actions Keynote

  Monday May 3

Click here to see the keynote address by 2005 MacArthur Fellow, violinist and founder of The Sphinx Organization, Aaron Dworkin that opened the important VOICES & ACTIONS convening on diversity equity and inclusion. See this week's events above. More...
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