Subject: Two Corrections + One Addition - EBuzz April 20, 2021

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APRIL 21-27, 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.
Two Corrections:
Sat April 24, John Scofield is at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Tues. April 27, "Conversations with the Conductor," Jonathan Yates discusses Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, not Mahler, Symphony No. 1
Addition: Mon. April 26, Westport Country Playhouse: Rent Control.
Two Sisters and a Piano

Wednesday through May 21
New Normal Rep

NNR is edicated to presenting new and underproduced plays online, maintaining the essential dramatic spirit and nature of both the works and the theatrical experience. By Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz, starring Jimmy Smits and Daphne Rubin-Vega, the play is set in 1991 in Havana, and portrays two sisters, Maria Celia, a novelist, and Sophia, a pianist, serving time under house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with Maria Celia, whose literature he has been reading. More...  
Spring Fling Book Sale

Wed. through Mon.
Pequot Library

Under the tent at the library, find great deals on gently used books and media: new fiction, fiction, mystery, biography, history, children’s books, cookbooks, DVDs, and CDs. All shoppers must schedule an appointment in advance.  More...
Animals for All

Wed. April 21, 6pm
Stamford Museum & Nature Center 

Open only to families of students with disabilities, these programs are designed for kids, adults, and families for whom traditional program environments may not work best but still would like an after-hours experience! Move throughout the farm at your own pace and in an order of your own design. Small, controlled attendance provides a relaxed, sensory-friendly atmosphere. More...
Workshop Wednesdays: Wearable Art

Wed. April 21, 6:30pm

First in a series of three workshops.
Create your own wearable work of art exploring different techniques and mediums. Session One will engage participants in learning how to transfer an image to a T-shirt, using fabric markers and paint.
Russell Banks, Forgone

Wed. April 21, 7pm
New Canaan Library

This Pulitzer Prize finalist will speak about his latest novel, “Foregone.” In the story, famed, Canadian-American documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders and deserters who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Vietnam, is now in his late seventies, dying of cancer in Montreal and has agreed to a final interview in which he is determined to bare all his secrets at last. More...
Swing du Jour

Wed. April 21, 7pm
La Zingara Restaurant
Presenting Gypsy Jazz. Fronted by Bethel violin star Howie Bujese, Swing du Jour plays the irrepressible music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Norman Plankey and Luke Hendon on guitar, and Erik Van Laer on stand-up bass. More... 
Kay Cosgrove:
Painters and Poets: Unity of Nature Past and Present

Wed. April 21, 7:30pm
Quick Center for the Arts
Poet and professor Kay Cosgrove, takes us on a journey from America’s earliest poets, who used the landscape to emphasize the bond between land and language, to the 20th century, where the eco-poetic movement arose.  More... 
Butch Cassidy and the 
Sundance Kid

Thurs. April 22, 7:45pm
Remarkable Theatre Drive-In
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. Directed by George Roy Hill; starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katherine Ross.Doors open at 6:45 for tailgating. More...    
Virtual Discussion: Jeffery Immelt

Thurs. April 22, 7pm
Westport Library
Live Streamed
Join Westport resident Steve Parrish of the Steve Parrish Consulting Group as he talks about the life of the former Chairman and CEO for GE, named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron’s. Immelt’s new book, Hot Seat, a gripping story of American and global business over the past 20 years, with lessons on how to handle crises with integrity in the face of uncertainty.  More... 
Write for Climate on Earth Day

Thurs. April 22, 10am
Westport Writers Workshop
Celebrate Earth Day by writing together with Westport Writers Workshop. Share ideas, then get to work! Write a letter to our state legislators/representatives asking them to support climate issues. Write letters to the editors honing in on specific, relevant issues. Write a personal pieces (poems, short essays or stories) about why you care about protecting this earth. More...
Sentinels of the Boreal

Thurs. - Fri. 
Tomas Koeck

Cultural Alliance member artist Tomas Koeck premieres his video online in celebration of Earth Day. The boreal forest is the world's largest piece of forested wilderness, stretching from Maine to Alaska in the Americas and reaching across Asia and Europe. Home to many species from moose and warblers, to wolves, perhaps none captures its mystery as much as the great gray owl, one of the most elusive creatures in the Americas. More... 
The Biggest Little Farm

Thurs. - Sat. 
Housatonic Museum of Art
Celebrating Earth Day with an award-winning film. With breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, the film chronicles the 8-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. More... 
Supper & Soul: Sophie B. Hawkins

Fri. April 23, 7pm
Westport Chamber of Commerce
Westport Library
Imperial Parking Lot

Resuming their series of drive-in concerts, presenting the Grammy-nominated singer, with two top-100 hits, performing with a five-piece band. The concert is also a fundraiser for suicide awareness with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More... 

Fri. - Sun. through May 9
Music Theatre of Connecticut
Online and In Person

Finishing its 34th season with 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... 
Spring Back Downtown Party

Sat. April 24, 12pm
Downtown Bridgeport

Art, design, vintage - and music to shop by, mingle and meander. Three galleries, City Lights, Ursa and The Firm, kick-off a collaboration with artists and businesses in the Bridgeport Arcade to produce an indoor/outdoor ARTcade event. City Lights is opening Pandemic Art, an exhibit of work made during the pandemic by 19 artists. Ursa Gallery, in the Arcade, is opening Here Comes the Sun, an illuminating exhibition of work by 14 artists, whose visions will uplift and restore perspective. More... 
Virtual Conference: Decoding the Weather Machine

Sat. April 24, 11am
New Canaan Library

In partnership with the New Canaan Land Trust and Planet New Canaan, presenting a Virtual Community Conference. Taking as its departure point, the Nova TV film of the same name, the day will be divided into three parts: lectures from experts featured in the film, a panel of local leaders sharing their data and observations, and breakout community discussion groups. More... 
John Scofield

Sat. April 24, 4pm & 7pm
Ridgefield Playhouse

This solo guitarist is a one-of-a-kind jazz master and three-time Grammy award-winner with more than 40 recordings to his credit. As a principal innovator of modern jazz guitar, he played along-side Miles Davis for more than three years, and his work has influenced guitar greats since the late ’70s. More... 
Lisa Lampanelli: Sit Down 
& Shut Up!

Sat. April 24, 8pm
The Warehouse FTC

An hilarious evening of stories, insight, and questionable advice from the former Queen of Mean. A left-turn from the insult comedy she’d long been known for, Lisa has created a revealing and revelatory evening by letting it all hang out. In-person and live-streamed tickets available. More... 
Pillow Concerts: Zara Lawler

Sun. April 25, 3pm
Suzuki Music School

For young people of all ages, this concert series continues online with a ground-breaking flutist. A recognized leader in inter-disciplinary performance, Lawler has collaborated with choreographers, composers and stage directors to create new and adventurous concert experiences. More... 
Script-in-Hand: Rent Control

Mon. April 26, 7pm
Then On-Demand Through May 2
Westport Country Playhouse

RENT CONTROL, written and performed by Evan Zes, is an 80-minute feast of storytelling about a wild, but true, story of his scheme to turn his home into an Airbnb moneymaker. In this harrowing, hysterical, and surprisingly heartfelt account about navigating city life as an actor, Evan plays over two dozen characters. An autobiographical tale, it is as much a valentine to the theater as it is a story about the search for belonging, acceptance, identity and ultimately, a place to call home. More... 
Conversations with the Conductor:
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Tues. April 27, 5:30pm
Norwalk Symphony

Norwalk Symphony brings its series of "Conversations with the Conductor" to a close with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Registration is required and a suggested recording is on the Norwalk Symphony’s website. More... 
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