The hectic holidays are over and the polar vortex seems to have gone back to whence it came, so venture forth and sample some of these events going on in Fairfield this weekend:

Friday night features the musical duo, "Birds Over Arkansas," in a benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. in First Church Congregational at Beach and Old Post roads. The show will benefit Operation Hope and free-will offerings of non-perishable foods or monetary donations will be accepted. For more information, visit

Fill up at the all-you-can-eat pasta dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Greenfield Hill Grange, 1873 Hillside Road. The cost for the BYOB event is $15, and entertainment is included. For information and reservations, call 203-367-4373 or 203-259-8023, although reservations are not required.

If you can still move after eating all that pasta and meatballs, head to the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St., Saturday night for a concert by Keller Williams. Tickets are $55 and show time is 7:45 p.m. Visit or call 203-259-1036 for tickets and information.

Explore a artworks with a starkly limited palette at the opening reception for "Mostly Black & White" on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Art/Place, 70 Sanford St. Call 203-292-8328 or visit for more information.

Sunday afternoon brings a book signing and lecture by Dan Berstein, "Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown" from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. For more information, call 203-259-0346, ext. 19 or visit