Music and seasonal celebrations abound this weekend, so there's no need to sit it out on the couch. Here are some things to do in Fairfield:
Watch the hit television series "Downton Abbey" in the proper setting Friday when the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., at 6 p.m. hosts a showing of episode 7 from season one and the first episode of season two in its stately premises. Bring your own food and beverage and watch the British import by the soft glow of the library's fireplace. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 203-259-0346, ext. 19, or visit www.pequotlibrary.org
If you're more interested in entertainment of this century, head over to the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St., for singer Shawn Colvin's performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $85 in advance and $90 at the door. For tickets, visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036. Doors open at 7 p.m.
But if more traditional music for the season suits your taste, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra brings its "Holiday Extravaganza" concert to Fairfield University's Quick Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $35 and $40. . Call 203-254-4010 or visit quickcenter.com for more information.
A celebration of Hanukkah, as the eight-day Festival of Lights winds up, will be hosted Saturday, from 4-5 p.m., at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road. There will be stories, games,, prizes and snacks at the event, perfect for kids up to age 10. Call 203-255-7756 to reserve a spot.
If "It Wouldn't Feel Like Christmas" without seeing the holiday show once performed at the Spinning Wheel Inn, which has now relocated to Fairfield at Cinzano's restaurant, 1920 Black Rock Turnpike. Performances are 12:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $57- $67. Tickets include a meal, show, tax and tip. For reservations call 203-261-4868 or visit www.steppinoutent.com
Catch the debut broadcast of a performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker in HD at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fairfield University's Quick Center. Get better-than-front-row visibility of "Gala from Berlin" in this broadcast, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the orchestra. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and students. Call 203-254-4010 or visit quickcenter.com