The lazy days of summer are gone, though the weather remains promising. There's a colorful array of activities to take part in this weekend in Fairfield. Here's a few suggestions:
The Pequot Library's annual Art Show kicks off Friday night with a preview party and fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring food, cocktails and a silent action. On Saturday, there will be "An Art Gallery Afternoon Experience," from noon to 4 p.m., as well as a pop-art collage workshop for kids from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop is $5. Learn about "Connoisseurship and Collecting on a Budget" at 2 p.m. Sunday. Art show hours Saturday and Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346, ext. 13.
Done with all the eating and praying, author Elizabeth Gilbert apparently would love to discuss her new book, "The Signature of All Things," at 7 p.m. Friday as part of radio station WSHU's "Join the Conversation" series. The event will take place at Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center, 5151 Park Ave. Admission is $30, which includes a copy of Gilbert's book, or $10 without the book. Reserve tickets at www.wshu.org.
Whether it's sunny or rainy, the weather won't dampen your shopping experience Saturday when you head to the Trinity-St. Michael's Church indoor tag sale at 554 Tunxis Hill Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes Saturday night when international electronic dance music duo "Bingo Players," with special guest, "Bassjackers" perform at Fairfield University's Alumni Hall. Presented by the Fairfield University Student Association, tickets are $25 for Fairfield University students and $40 for non-students. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Concert-goers must be 18 and over and have a government-issued ID. Visit fairfield.edu for more information.
The headless horseman rides again Sunday with a 1 p.m. performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in the Quick Center for the Performing Arts, 1073 North Benson Road. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children. For tickets and information call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.
A different kind of "hollow" can be found Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which hosts its annual pumpkin-carving event from 1 to 5 p.m. on the church grounds, 661 Old Post Road. Pumpkins for sale will be cleaned and carved by experts on hand, or do-it-yourself. Check here for details: http://www.stpaulsfairfield.org