Things to do in Fairfield this weekend
Updated 5:16 pm, Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday was a wintry mess, and odds are that Saturday could add at least a little more snow to the region's already substantial cover. Get used to it; it's winter. Now stop moping, and get out and about this Fairfield weekend.
Get off that old "Morning Train" and head to Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center on Friday to hear the '80s pop star who made that song a huge hit -- Sheena Easton, who will reprise old hits and spin new standards in concert at 8 p.m. The Edgerton Center is on the SHU campus, 5151 Park Ave. Info: 203-371-7980 or www.edgertoncenter.org
Looking for a respite from this savage season? Take refuge at the movies this weekend: Fairfield Cinemas at Bullard Square, 41 Black Rock Turnpike, are screening a mix of brand-new releases such as "The Monuments Men" and "The Lego Movie," and some films that figure in the competition for Academy Awards in a couple of weeks such as "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." Check here for the complete slate of movies and times: http://bit.ly/MgRQ3C
"Hope" is where the heart is, and Saturday brings the "Heart of Hope Venetian Valentine's Celebration," sponsored by Operation Hope, the agency that helps the homeless and the hungry. The fundraiser takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bellarmine Museum on Fairfield University's campus, currently exhibiting, "In the Wake of the Butterfly: James Abbott McNeill Whistler and His Circle in Venice." Also featured will be Italian music, as well as wines. Info: 203-254-2935 or www.operationhope.org
One of the nation's most influential management consulting firms, McKinsey & Co., is demystified by journalist Duff McDonald in his new book, "The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business," and he will share his insights Sunday at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. The program starts at 4 p.m., and McDonald also will sign copies of the book. Info: 203-259-0346 or http://bit.ly/1lLP9Up
End the weekend on a high note: Singer/songwriter Marc Cohn -- of "Walking in Memphis" fame -- is booked for two shows at the Fairfield Theatre Co.'s Stage One, 70 Sanford St. Doors open at 6 and 8 p.m. for the respective performances. Info: 203-319-1404 or www.fairfieldtheatre.org