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Things to do in Fairfield this weekend

Published 11:03 am, Friday, September 28, 2012
  • Kick off the weekend with a performance by the Hot 8 Brass Band straight from New Orleans Friday at Fairfield University. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen
    Kick off the weekend with a performance by the Hot 8 Brass Band straight from New Orleans Friday at Fairfield University. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The weather looks iffy for the weekend, but that doesn't mean you should miss out on a chance to do something fun. Here are a few suggestions in Fairfield:

Get the weekend started right with the Hot 8 Brass Band direct from New Orleans. The band will perform at 8 p.m. at Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road. A question-and-answer session with band members will follow the concert. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35. Call the box office at 203-254-4010 or visit quickcenter.com

Check out "Birds in Their Habitat," an exhibit and sale Saturday at the Audubon Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 203-259-6305, ext. 109, or visit www.ctaudubon.org for more information.

Rock on Saturday at a benefit by Band Together at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford Street. Tickets are $50 and proceeds benefit Pilot House. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Find out more at fairfieldtheatre.org or by calling 203-259-1036.

Revisit some American legends when Rich Little performs "Jimmy Stewart and Friends" at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Edgerton Center for Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave. Tickets are $25, $15 for seniors. Visit www.edgertoncenter.org or call 203-371-7908.

Whether you run, or watch, it's all for a good cause Sunday morning as Bigelow Tea sponsors its 25th annual Community Challenge road races, with the proceeds donated to charities by the Fairfield-based corporation. The event, with registration under way at 8 a.m., includes a 5K race, 2-mile non-competitive fitness walk and a kids' fun run. The course starts and finishes at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, 385 Center St. The event takes place rain or shine. For information, check bigelowtea.com

Relax on Sunday afternoon with soothing music and you can take your pick of pianist Yue Chu at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., or the Lions Gate Trio at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Both performances are at 3 p.m. and are free of charge. Visit www.pequotlibrary.org for more information on the Chu performance and www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org for the trio's show.