FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A school fair, author visits and plenty of concerts fill Fairfield’s calendar this weekend. Here’s a collection of events happening in and around Fairfield the next few days. Visit our events listings for more to do.
Friday, Sept. 28
Dwight School Fall Fair: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dwight Elementary School has its annual fall carnival on the school grounds, featuring rides, games, food and more. Admission is free and a $20 wristband buys unlimited rides. The fair continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 1600 Redding Road
Birds in Their Habitat Preview Party: 6:30 p.m. The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield celebrates the opening of its exhibit and sale, “Birds in Their Habitat,” featuring avian-themed art. The opening gala includes a silent auction, food and an open bar. Tickets are $75; call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 to order. The exhibit will be open to the public for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 2325 Burr St.
Hot Eight Brass Band Concert: 8 p.m. New Orleans jazz group the Hot 8 Brass Band plays at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Tickets range from $25 to $35 at the theater box office. 1073 N. Benson Road
Live Radio Drama: “Criminals and Evil Deeds:” 8 p.m. A Fairfield University theater troupe performs a live radio-style drama at the Quick Center for the Arts. Repeat performances are at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 at the theater box office. 1073 N. Benson Road
Saturday, Sept. 29
Book Launch: “The Time Traveling Fashionista:” 2:30-4 p.m. Author Bianca Turetsky celebrates the launch of the next installment of her pre-teen book series “The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette” at the Fairfield University Bookstore downtown. Admission is free. 1499 Post Road
Band Together Benefit for the Pilot House: 7:45 p.m. A group of artists perform “Rock the Ages,” a special concert to raise money for the Pilot House, a local program for special needs children, at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $50 at the door or in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Comedian Rich Little: 8 p.m. Impressionist Rich Little offers his one-man show, “Jimmy Stewart and Friends,” at the Edgerton Center for the Arts at Sacred Heart University. Tickets are $25 for the public, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students via the theater website. 5151 Park Ave.
Sunday, Sept. 30
Bigelow Tea Community Challenge: 9 a.m. to noon. Bigelow Tea hosts its annual fundraiser for local charities, featuring a kids’ fun run, a 2-mile fitness walk and a 5 kilometer road race. All events step off from the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m. You also can register from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield YMCA, 385 Center St.
Author Talk: Susan Santangelo: 1:30 p.m. Susan Santangelo talks about her latest book, "Marriage Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story,” at the Fairfield Public Library. Admission is free. 1080 Old Post Road
Yue Chu Concert: 3 p.m. The Connecticut Alliance for Music presents a performance by classical pianist Yue Chu at the Pequot Library. Admission is free. 720 Pequot Ave.
Jen Chapin Trio and Brian Vander Ark Concert: 7:30 p.m. Jazz singer-songwriter Jan Chapin and former Verve Pipe front man Brian Vander Ark perform together the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $26 at the door or $22 in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo Concert: 8 p.m. Classic rock stars Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo play at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. Tickets range from $60 to $90 at the door or from $55 to $85 in advance at the Fairfield Theatre Company website.
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