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Things to do in Fairfield this weekend

Published 12:05 pm, Friday, February 1, 2013
  • Catch "All American Song" with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe Friday at Fairfield University's Quick Center. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen

    Catch "All American Song" with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe Friday at Fairfield University's Quick Center.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Nothing to do until the big game on Sunday? Don't despair, here are some activities in Fairfield that should be diverting in the meantime:

Get caught up on what's been happening at "Downton Abbey," the popular PBS television drama, when the Pequot Library screens the first two episodes of season three at 6 p.m. Friday in the library, 720 Pequot Ave. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 203-259-0349, ext. 19, or visit www.pequotlibrary.org

It will be an "All-American Song" performance with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and pianist Warren Jones at 8 p.m. Friday at Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road. There will be a pre-performance discussion with Laura Nash at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55. Visit www.quickcenter.com or call 203-254-4010.

Get a little hands-on at Saturday's free DIY Handweaving Craft Salon set for 11 a.m. at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. The Handweavers Guild of Connecticut will discuss the ins and outs of weaving; registration is required. Visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-255-7508.

Do the intelligent thing and take in "Gray Matter Matters," a Saturday benefit performance for the American Brain Tumor Association at 7 p.m. in the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. Performers include Bubble Mania, The Sounds and Chillingsworth. Tickets are $20 for students and $30 for adults. Visit fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-319-1404.

Grab a little homecookin' Sunday when Tucker's Cafe, 297 Commerce Drive, hosts "Homecookin' Night," starting at 5 p.m. For $9.95 a person, enjoy comfort food like meatloaf and turkey and gravy. For more information, call 203-336-5655 or visit www.tuckerscafefairfield.com