FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The circus is in town this weekend, along with Halloween-themed events and other fall favorites. Here’s a collection of events happening in and around Fairfield over the next few days. Visit our events listings for more to do.
Friday, Oct. 19
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey “Fully Charged:” 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The world-famous circus continues a four-night stay at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena. Shows are also scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets range from $19.75 to $100.25 via Ticketmaster. 600 Main St., Bridgeport.
Enchanted Forest: 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Connecticut Audubon Society turns its Center at Fairfield into a Halloween playground. Experts will lead tours through the sanctuary every 15 minutes to teach kids about the nocturnal animals in Fairfield’s woods, and there will be games and crafts at the center. The program costs $15 for each child and $2 for each adult. 2325 Burr St.
The Classical Symphony, Part Two: 7 p.m. The Sebastian Players return for a classical music concert at the Pequot Library. Tickets are $30 at the library website. 720 Pequot Ave.
Ben Sollee Concert: 7:30 p.m. Folk musician Ben Sollee plays at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $26 at the door or $22 in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Alternate Routes Concert: 8 p.m. Bridgeport-based band Alternate Routes performs a homecoming concert at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Tickets range from $25 for the general public, $20 for alumni and $5 for students and faculty at the theater box office. 1073 N. Benson Road.
Saturday, Oct. 20
The Enchanted Castle: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Burr Homestead hosts a Halloween event featuring seven “storybook” rooms with costumed actors performing classic stories. The program continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation to Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. 739 Old Post Road.
Craft Fair and Flea Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Father Coleman Columbiettes have organized a craft fair and flea market at Knights of Columbus Hall. Admission is free. 333 Unquowa Road.
A Morning with the Connecticut Paranormal Research Society: 11 a.m. “Ghost hunters” Joseph Franke and Orlando Ferrante talk about their research into the paranormal at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. Admission is free. 1147 Fairfield Woods Road.
Al Stewart Concert: 7:30 p.m. Acoustic rock musician Al Stewart plays at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $47 at the door or $42 in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Station Stop Train Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fairfield Museum & History Center and the Housatonic Model Railway Club team up to host a model train show at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for kids under 12. 785 Unquowa Road.
Walk Lake Mohegan: 2 to 4 p.m. A collection of local groups lead an event celebrating Fairfield’s open spaces. The Connecticut Audubon Society, the Fairfield Forestry Committee and the Conservation Department will lead nature walks through the open space’s hiking trails, and the League of Women Voters will take voter registration cards. The event is free. Meet in the beach parking lot, 960 Morehouse Highway.
Author Verona Gomez: 2 p.m. Verona Gomez, daughter of Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez, talks about her book "Lefty: An American Odyssey" at the Fairfield Public Library. Admission is free. 1080 Old Post Road.
Soul Rebels Concert: 7:30 p.m. Funk band the Soul Rebels plays 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.
Tower of Power and Average White Band Concert: 8 p.m. Funk and soul bands Tower of Power and Average White Band perform at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. Tickets range from $40-$70 at the door and $35-$65 in advance at the Fairfield Theatre Company website. 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.
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