FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Lectures on history and new technology, join-the-author talks and shows are all on Fairfield’s calendar this week. Here’s a collection of events happening in and around Fairfield over the next few days. Visit our events listings for more to do.
Monday, Oct. 8
Columbus Day: All town offices and libraries are closed.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Author Talk: Spencer Quinn: Noon. Author Spencer Quinn talks about his book “A Fistful of Collars” at the Fairfield Public Library. Admission is free. 1080 Old Post Road.
“Metropolis” Screening: 7 p.m. Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction classic “Metropolis” screens at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. The presentation will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Jay Rozgonyi and media reference librarian Philip Bahr. Tickets are $10 at the theater box office. 1073 N. Benson Road.
“Lincoln’s 100 Days:” 7 p.m. Author Louis Masur gives a lecture on president Abraham Lincoln and signs copies of his new book at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Admission is free for members, $5 for the general public. 370 Beach Road.
Board of Education Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Fairfield’s school board holds its regular meeting in its conference room. The meeting agenda is available here. 501 Kings Highway East, second floor.
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Fairfield’s zoning board holds its regular meeting in the cafeteria of McKinley School. The meeting agenda is available here. 60 Thompson St.
Robert Glasper Concert: 7:30 p.m. Jazz and R&B pianist Robert Glasper performs at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $29 at the door or $25 in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Tech Topics: E-Reader Overview: 9:30 a.m. The Fairfield Public Library’s tech experts lead a class on using e-readers, including the Kindle, the Nook, the iPad and more. The class is free. 1080 Old Post Road.
Solarize Fairfield Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Solarize Connecticut answer questions about Fairfield’s pilot program to add solar panels to household roofs at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. There is no charge for admission. 1147 Fairfield Woods Road.
Reading and Book Signing with Author A.J. O’Connell: 7 p.m. Fairfield University graduate A.J. O’Connell reads from his new book, “Beware of the Hawk,” at the university downtown bookstore. Admission is free. 1499 Post Road.
Clasp Homes 30th Anniversary Comedy Show: 8 p.m. Comedians Jon Finch and Moody McCarthy perform in a fundraiser for Clasp Homes at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $55 for VIP seating or $45 for general admission at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Thursday, Oct. 11
“The Last of the Haussmans” in HD: 2 p.m. The National Theater’s production of the Steven Beresford play “The Last of the Haussmans” is simulcast live on the high-definition screen at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. An encore performance will air at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $25 at the theater box office. 1073 N. Benson Road.
Art Journals: Document Your Personal History: 3:30 p.m. Roger Ludlowe Middle School teacher Stephanie Peter Jones begins a six-week course on creating personal scrapbooking at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. The course costs $195. Register in advance at the museum website. 370 Beach Road.
Reading and Book Signing with Stephen Ferry: 6:30 p.m. Author Stephen Ferry talks about his new book, “Viloentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict,” at Fairfield University’s DiMenna Nyselius Library. Admission is free. 1073 N. Benson Road.
Six60 Concert: 7:30 p.m. Rock band Six60 plays at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $18 at the door or $15 in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
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