Subject: E-Buzz: Top Picks from FCBuzz Events for Nov. 4-10, 2020

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November 3, 2020
Your Weekly Top Picks from 
Nov. 4-10, 2020
The best guide to arts and culture 
in Fairfield County
  The E-Buzz is published each Tuesday by The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield CountyThe 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 selection of events during this period.
Crossing the Border: Explore the Collected Works of Migration Now! 

Through Jan. 23
Pequot Library

A portfolio of 37 prints on the impact that policy, policing, fear mongering, and false narratives have had on immigrant populations. Local history materials from the Pequot’s own collections highlight the effects of borders and migration on our own local history, especially regarding the colonization of indigenous lands. Mon. and Wed: 3pm – 6pm; Fri. 3-5pm; Sat. 2-4pm. More...
"Getting" Contemporary Art: Danielle Ogden

Wednesdays 11am
Through Dec. 9
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Bringing back the popular series that provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s, using works currently on display at the Museum. This week presents "Rewriting the Rules" - Reviewing the diverse range of issues that motivate artists uncovering the ways they consider and comment on the world we live in. More...
Diverse Film Series: Get Out

Wed. Nov. 4, 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

A major award-winning film by writer and director Jordan Peele, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film, in which a young black man, Chris, meets his girlfriend's parents over a weekend getaway upstate. As the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead Chris to a truth that he could have never imagined. More...
Bringing Power Back to Politics: Eitan Hersh 

Wed. Nov. 4, 8pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University

As part of the Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab Lecture Series, political scientist and data analyst Professor Hersh discusses the negative impacts of political hobbyism and the need for a stronger alternative: focusing on building institutions, developing agendas, and creating the capacity to mobilize and govern coalitions. More...
12th Annual Bridgeport Art Trail

Thurs. Nov. 5 - Sun. Nov. 15
Bridgeport Art Trail

An explosion of events in-person and online, including artists’ interviews, workshops, storytelling, family friendly programs, music and other performances. During the Festival look out for large scale interactive posters of artists with QR codes that link to artists websites and videos. Due to new COVID restrictions - check the website before you leave for any in-person events. More...
Animal Attractions: Heidi Johnson

Thurs. Nov. 5, 11am-3pm 
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library

An exhibition of playful oil paintings that layer ideas, flatten dimensions, and compress time - showing domesticated pets alongside exotic animal species, and contrasting 17th-century Dutch Still-Life flowers, with modern artists’ abstract works. Tues. - Sat. 11am-3pm, with COVID-19 guidelines in effect. More...
Opening ReceptionAbstract is Not a Style: Five Women Painters 

Thurs. Nov. 5, 5pm
Hollis Taggart

A show that features paintings by five contemporary female artists, working in Brooklyn & Connecticut: Cat Balco, Catherine Haggarty, Liz Leggett, Kylie Manning and Adrienne Elise Tarver, Curated by Paul Efstathiou, Director of Contemporary Art at the gallery. More...
How Do I Get it Write? 

Thurs. Nov. 5, 7pm
Friends of the Ferguson Library

The latest in the CrimeCONN Express series of one-hour virtual sessions for writers and mystery lovers, presented in partnership with the Mystery Writers of America/New York Chapter. Moderator Jill Fletcher is joined by panelists: Alexia Gordon, Reed Coleman, Richie Narvaez on the writing craft, during quarantine and isolation. More...
Connery as Bond

Fri. Nov. 6 through Thurs. Nov. 12
Avon Theatre Film Center

In honor of the recent passing of actor Sean Connery, the Film Center presents a series of “Connery as Bond” films, starting this week with Dr. No, Fri. through Thurs., and From Russia With Love, Sat. through Wed. More...
Martin Eden

Fri. Nov. 6, 7:15pm
Avon Theatre Film Center

A new film from Italy, adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London, yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, and filmed in the tradition of the great Italian classics. More...
Outdoor Adventures: Fall Owl Prowl

Fri. Nov. 6, 7pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Head out on the trails to learn about and call for fall owls. The Nature Center is home to Barred and occasional Screech and Great-Horned owls. Discover the ecology of the owls that live in Connecticut, and see what else is happening in the nocturnal fall woods. Limited to 10 people, ages 6 and up. More...
Cartooning Workshop

Sat. Nov. 7, 11am
Pequot Library

A workshop geared toward beginners, with award-winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters, and a variety of expressions, just by altering a few shapes and lines to a drawing. More...
Little Liberia: Music from their Front Porch 

Sat. Nov. 7, 11am
Housatonic Museum of Art

Presenting an online concert by American Baroque Orchestra in collaboration with the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History & Community. The performance brings together the history of the Freeman Houses with music of the 17th through 19th centuries, highlighting overlooked composers of African descent. Just as the front porches of Little Liberia served as platforms for community discussion, the online performance imagines the intersection between inspired and accomplished composers of African descent who flourished in Europe, and the free black community that built Bridgeport's Little Liberia in the early 19th century. More...
First Ladies Virtual Tea & Talk

Sun. Nov. 8, 2pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Celebrating the election year with a virtual Tea and Talk by Dr. Lisa M. Burns, Professor of Media Studies at Quinnipiac University, who will discuss, "The Media’s Fascination with First Ladies" Dr. Burns’ edited collection, Media Relations and the Modern First Lady: From Jacqueline Kennedy to Melania Trump, was released in February 2020, and her First Ladies and The Fourth Estate: Press Framing of Presidential Wives, was published in 2008. There will also be a hat contest with prizes, and a silent auction. More...
How Can Art Be a Bridge to Change?

Sun. Nov. 8, 3pm
Westport Library
Presenting a moderated panel discussion in collaboration with the artists who produced the exhibition “2020 People Politics Planet.” Artist, activist, and exhibition organizer Darcy Hicks will lead a conversation about the links between art and activism with artists Iyaba Mandingo, 5ive Fingaz and artist and  Director of Exhibitions at MoCA Westport, Liz Leggett. More... 
Spotlight on Art & Culture

Mon. Nov. 9, 12pm
The Cultural Alliance of FC
WPKN 89.5 FM

Following up on the Candidates Forum held October 14, in which we heard from six candidates about their support for the arts and culture, Kathy Maher, Executive Director of The Barnum Museum, and Lou Ursone, Executive Director of Curtain Call, will join David Green in deepening some of the questions we asked during the Candidates Forum – but to those who won their Legislative seats. What specifically will these legislators now do for the arts and culture and how can they include our concerns in policy development? More...
Jerry Zezima: Every Day is Saturday

Mon. Nov. 9, 6pm
Ferguson Library

virtual discussion, in which the author will discuss his new book, Every Day is Saturday: Sleeping Late, Playing with Grandchildren, Surviving the Quarantine, and Other Joys of Retirement. Zezima writes a humor column for the Stamford Advocate and has authored many humorous books. More...
Collaboration, Community and Self-Care for Creatives 

Tues. Nov. 10, 4pm
The Cultural Alliance of Western CT 

In partnership with The CT Office of the Arts, the Cultural Alliance of Western CT presents a workshop designed to offer a safe space and a supportive environment for artists to come together and consult with a panel of coaches and healers, who specialize in healing efforts for creative individuals. Moderated by Emily Derr, with artists Tanner Albright, and Crystal Holloway. More...
Conversations with the Conductor

Tues. Nov. 10, 5:30pm
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Concluding his popular series, Jonathan Yates leads a discussion on Schubert's Symphony No. 9. See a performance by John Eliot Gardiner conducting the Vienna Philaharmonic before you join the discussion. Reservations required. More...
Malloy Lecture in the Arts: Anna Deavere Smith

Tues. Nov. 10, 7pm
Westport Library
Famous for her performances that have absorbed the experiences of dozens of characters, Anna will discuss the many “complex identities of America,” — interweaving her discussions with portrayals of people she has interviewed to illustrate the diversity of emotions and points of view on controversial issues. Made possible by the late Westport artist Susan Malloy. More... 
Details on these and dozens more digital FCBuzz Events
Thanks to our community partner, WPKN 89.5FM, you can catch an audio version of our E-Buzz every day on the radio. Hear David Green read from his selection of events for the week. The radio version will often be slightly different from the e-version. You can hear us on WPKN at these approximate times: Tues: 8:55am; Wed: 11:55am; Thurs: 9:55am; Fri: 11:55am; Sat: 8:55am; and Sun: 9:55am.
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