Things to do in Fairfield this weekend
Updated 2:11 pm, Friday, February 24, 2012
The February school vacation week is wrapping up, so end things on a memorable note with these Fairfield activities:
See if they're still "On a mission from God ..." when the "All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers" hits the Quick Center stage at Fairfield University on Friday at 8 p.m. It all started as a skit on "Saturday Night Live" in the '70s, and then became a mega-hit movie with John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd in 1980. Check out the revampred stage version here, where tickets are available through the Quick Center box office for $40, $35 and $30. Call 203-254-4010 or check online at www.quickcenter.com.
For quieter tastes, the musical stylings of songwriter/guitarist/singer Jill Sobule may be just the ticket. Sobule, who has also performed with comedienne Julia Sweeney, takes the solo spotlight at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield Theatre Co.'s StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Tickets cost $22. For information, call 203-259-1036 or check www.fairfieldtheatre.org.
The region's high school hoops championship comes to Fairfield on Saturday, and even though no hometown favorites will take the court in the four FCIAC quarter-final games, there still should be plenty of excitement just shy of the Lin-sanity level. Here's the lineup that gets under way at noon at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road: Noon, No. 3 Ridgefield (13-5) vs. No. 6 Stamford (11-7) and 2 p.m., No. 2 Trinity (14-4) vs. No. 7 Danbury (10-8); then play resumes at 5 p.m., No. 4 Bassick (13-5) vs. No. 5 Westhill (13-5) and 7 p.m., No. 1 St. Joseph (18-0) vs. No. 8 Central (10-8). Separate admission of $7 will be charged for both the afternoon and evening sessions.
A day before the Academy Awards are presented, the Fairfield Cinemas at Bullard Square, 41 Black Rock Turnpike, on Saturday will be showcasing a number of the movies and performers up for the annual honors, including "The Artist," "The Descendants," "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" and "The Iron Lady." Call 203-339-7151 or check www.nationalamusements.com for details on the show times.
On Sunday afternoon, before all the glitz and glam of the Oscars telecast, settle in for a piano concert of the classics by Janina Fialkowska, known for partiality to Chopin and Mozart, at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. Tickets to the 3 p.m. performance, co-sponsored by the Westport Arts Center, cost $25 for adults; $10 for college students, and $5 for children. For details, call the library at 203-259-0346 or check www.pequotlibrary.org.