A Fairfield weekend: Get out and enjoy it
The first signs of spring fever got you in its grip? Get out and enjoy the respite, blustery though it may be, from winter that Mother Nature is promising this weekend in Fairfield. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
This one's just for the guys, in fact, it's named after them: "Guy's Night Out" on Friday at the Fairfield Public Library offers food and a flik. Things start at 5:30 p.m. in the library, 1080 Old Post Road, with Garden Catering's chicken nuggets, followed at 6:30 p.m. by a viewing of the comedy, "The Hangover." The program is free, but registration is required and the content is not for minors. Register online at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.
You don't have to be a guy to go, or enjoy, Devon Allman's Honeytribe on Friday night at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford Street. The band features the son of Gregg Allman, who has a bluesy approach to rock. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $22. Call 203-259-1036 or visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org.
Take time Saturday to wash all that snow and dirt off your car and help the Fairfield Police Department set up a K-9 unit by stopping by Wired Wash & Wax, 484 Tunxis Hill Road. The car wash will donate a portion of the day's car wash proceeds to the department and local officers will be on hand with police dogs, balloons and the D.A.R.E. car. For more information visit www.Wired-Wash-Wax.com or call 203-333-9566.
Now that your car is clean and shiny, take a spin over to Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road, on Saturday night for a performance of "Tango Buenos Aires" at 8 p.m. Tango Buenos Aires has performed the fiery Argentine dance throughout the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Tickets cost $40, $35 and $30. Call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.
Round out the weekend Sunday at the Pequot Library's latest in the "Meet the Author" program. Marlen Suyapa Bodden will talk about her new book, "The Wedding Gift," at 4 p.m. The book is based on a court case in Alabama in 1840. Refreshments and a book signing will follow. Also, the library at 720 Pequot Ave. will open an exhibit on the Civil War. For more information call 203-259-0346 or visit www.pequotlibrary.org.