No need to sit around twiddling your thumbs until the countdown to 2013 begins Monday night. Here are some suggestions to get you through the last weekend of 2012 in Fairfield:

Catch the debut of BandUFN (Until Further Notice) at 7 p.m. Friday at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road. Admission to Cafe Music is free.

It's never too late to give. Stop by the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., to grab a tag off the library's Giving Tree. The tags describe items on the library's wish list, like new books for adults or food and supplies for Belle, the library bunny. All donations are tax-deductible. Get more information by visiting or calling 203-259-0346.

Take a look back Saturday at "Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation," a special exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's landmark declaration freeing the slaves, at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. and admission is free for members and $5, $3 for non-members. Visit or call 203-259-1598.

Set out for the Fairfield Cinemas, 41 Black Rock Turnpike, on Sunday and catch a feature or two. Movies playing include "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "The Hobbit" and "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D." For show times and tickets visit

Say goodbye to 2012 with music. Catch Ryan Montbleau at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St., at 8 p.m. Sunday or at 9 p.m. Monday with a Champagne toast. Tickets are $37 Sunday, $57 Monday. Call 203-259-1036 or visit