Subject: Your E-Buzz Events for the Week May 2 - 8, 2018

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The list below is a small selection of the many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We recommend you click the link above for our complete listing for this period.
Bridgeport Art Trail
Art To Go! 
Main and State

May 1-31
I-95 Billboard
Webster Arena, Bridgeport

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Bridgeport Art Trail, City Lights Gallery and the City of Bridgeport are partnering to produce Art To Go! - a monthly art show on an I-95 digital billboard next to the Webster Arena. First up is Main and State by Dustin Demilio.    More...

Greenwich Arts Council
Art to the Avenue

Thurs. May 3, 5:30pm
Greenwich Avenue & 
surrounding streets

Musicians and street performers fill the street and stores host receptions for the hundreds of visitors viewing the work of over 120 artists. The art stays in place through Memorial Day, so there’s ample time for viewers to experience the “gallery” that downtown Greenwich becomes.  More...
U.S. Poet Laureate
Tracy K. Smith

Thurs. May 3, 6pm
Norwalk Community College

Norwalk Public Library presents the U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith reading her poetry and participating in a community conversation and book signing. Tracy Smith's 3rd book, Life on Mars, won her the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2011. Her 4th poetry book, Wade in the Water, has just been published. More...
Double Opening:
Handwright: 20th Anniversary +
Sorelle: Harmony & Invention

Thurs. May 3
Handwright Gallery
Sorelle Gallery
New Canaan

Join Handwright Gallery for its 20th Anniversary celebration in which Betsy Jesup will show a collection from artists she has exhibited over the years and will toast clients, artists, and friendsMore...  And across the street, Sorelle Gallery has an opening reception for the paintings of Deladier Almeida and Roger Mudre, along with a designer vignette by McBrien Interiors of Fairfield. More...
Ben Quesnel

Thurs. May 3, 7pm
Clementina Arts Foundation
Sprouting Spaces Artist Studio

Quesnel's installation, inspired by two abandoned post office trucks and a trove of undelivered mail, will be at the heart of this Night of the Arts, with music, poetry readings, wine and hors d’oeuvres. More...
Ports of Cause

Fri. May 4, 6pm
browngrotta arts

Enjoy curated cocktails, canapes and conversation in the one-of-a-kind browngrotta arts barn in Wilton, Connecticut. The exhibition will immerse you in the varied and exciting works of Blue/Green: color/code/ context, featuring 50 international artists who use recycled, sustainable materials and innovative techniques, including weavings with LED fibers. Proceeds to benefit Ports of Cause, a nonprofit promoting, inspiring, and accelerating sustainable, forward-thinking solutions and practices that reduce the impact that luxury living and everyday lifestyles have on our oceans, while strengthening the inextricable link between ocean health and the well-being of all life. More...
Norwalk First Friday
Bill Cunningham New York

Fri. May 4, 6pm
Norwalk Public Library

As part of Norwalk’s monthly First Friday celebration, the Norwalk Public Library is screening the 2010 documentary Bill Cunningham New York, about the legendary street-style fashion photographer, who worked for the New York Times for almost 40 years. A light supper will be served before the screening at 6pm. More...
Bridgeport DSSD
Jane's Walk

Sat. May 5, 3pm
Bridgeport Public Library+
Downtown Bridgeport

Start International Jane’s Walk Day with a briefing at Bridgeport Library on Jane Jacobs and her impact on citizen-centered urban design, and the key role that neighborhoods play in the quality of city life. Then join one of four one-hour tours of downtown Bridgeport: two by foot, two by bike, organized by Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District along with partners bikeport co-op, Bridgeport Generation Now, Urban Bike Tours of Bridgeport, and the Cultural Alliance. Afterwards, convene at Harlan Haus to schmooze and debrief. More...
Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Sat. May 5, 5-10pm
Fairfield Theatre Company

The FTC tradition of a free Cinco de Mayo celebration continues at FTC Warehouse. Groove to the sounds of the Jen Durkin and the Business and Cultural Alliance member Rick Reyes and the Cosmic JibarosMore...
Stamford Symphony World Stage
Stephen Hough, piano

Sat. May 5, 8pm
Stamford's Palace Theatre

World-renowned polymath, MacArthur fellow and pianist, Stephen Hough, presents a program of Debussy and Schumann, climaxing with Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata. More...
Westport Artists Collective
Art Studio Tour

Sat. May 5, 10am-5pm

A Welcome Brunch at the Westport Arts Center starts a day of access to 13 open art studios across Westport. Discover art and ideas that speak to you, and maybe even inspire you to make your own creative space. Sales will benefit The Artists’ Collective and The Westport Arts Center’s Community Partner and Outreach Programs, connecting people through the arts and nurturing the creative human spirit.  More...
Be(come) a Collector

Sat. May 5, 6pm
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Opening Reception

Get in on the ground-floor of collecting (and bring your kids along on the journey with you)! Be(come) A Collector is an annual exhibit encouraging new collectors and making collecting accessible to everyone. All Alvarez Gallery artists are required to submit work that will be priced between $99 and $999.  For this show, the Gallery offers payment plans to adults and children. First-time collectors only. More...
Connecticut Chamber Choir
Lux Aeterna

Sun. May 6, 4pm
St. Theresa Church

The Connecticut Chamber Choir presents its 40th Anniversary Gala Concert, Lux Aeterna: 20th-century favorites, with some new works added to the mix. The concert includes Durufle, “Requiem,” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” as well as works by Jonathan Dove, Jocelyn Hagen, Matthew Culloton and Shawn Kirchner. More...
Yvonne Claveloux

Tues. May 8, 5pm
Opening Reception

New work by abstract artist Yvonne Claveloux, who merges vibrant colors and organic shapes to create a sense of energy in her work. “Inspiration for my art derives from my travels, Cuban roots and colorful winters in Miami. I use paint as a way to express emotions that cannot be verbalized and strive to celebrate beauty, flaws and all.”  More...
Music for Youth Benefit Concert
Alex Beyer, piano
Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello

Sun. May 6, 5pm
Unitarian Church

This Benefit Concert features internationally acclaimed pianist Alex Beyer and cellist Sasha Scolnik-Brower to support MFY's Outreach programs in Bridgeport. Alex and Sasha share the stage with the finalists of the Marianne Liberatore Scholarship Competition: Julian Shively, cello; Madison Howard, cello; and Cameron Chase, violin. Program includes the Brahms Piano Trio, Gershwin Preludes and the Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata.  The benefit will support the MFY scholarship and outreach programs in the Bridgeport Schools. Registration Required.  More...
Tava's Annual Evening of Bellydance

Sun. May 6, 6:30pm
Factory Underground Studios

Tava's annual Evening of Bellydance celebrates music, culture and dance with a twist. Have a mini-lesson in bellydance together with light fare, live music and examples of different bellydance styles. Advanced ticket purchase required. More...
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