Get the drift on Fairfield weekend activities
Yes, Mother Nature gilded the region with about 4 more inches of snow Friday morning, but by midday the snow had stops and many roads were already clear. So for those hardy souls heading out in what is supposed to be a frigid weekend, here a few things to do in Fairfield:
Having a hard time finding a bright side to this winter onslaught, check out Friday's CD release party for Sharif Iman Band's, "Winter Shine," The event kicks off at 8:30 p.m. at Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Tickets range from $16 to $45. Call 203-259-1036 or visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org.
Swing by Chef's Table, 1561 Post Road, on Saturday to get a weekend groove on with Renard Boissiere's band Rambunction, and grab a wrap, panini or a customized fruit smoothie while you're at it. The band plays its mix of jazz and funk from noon to 2 p.m. Visit www.chefstable.com or call 203-255-1779.
Saturday night take a trip back to the golden age of radio with a performance of "Vintage Radio Oddities" at the Wien Experimental Theatre on the Fairfield University campus, 1073 North Benson Road. See actors read their lines and watch as the special-effects sounds are created right before your eyes. Tickets are $25. For more information call 203-254-4010 or visit www.fairfield.edu.
On Sunday head over to Sacred Heart University's Galley of Contemporary Art, 5151 Park Ave., and take in "Contemporary Souvenirs" a collection of works using discarded materials. There will be a reception and panel discussion at 1 p.m., and the Carol Sudhalter Duo will entertain visitors with jazz. For more information, visit www.sacredheart.edu.
Close out the weekend by meeting Richard Youngken, author of "Watch Hill Style," at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. Youngken will discuss some of the architectural gems of this little Rhode Island town. A book signing and refreshments will follow his presentation. For more information, call 203-259-0346 or visit www.pequotlibrary.org.