Looking for something to do this weekend? Signs of spring are all around us! Check out these local events to get you in the spirit of the season.
What/Where: 13th Annual Garden Expo, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road
Why Go: The 13th annual Garden Expo is this weekend at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The show features more than 90 exhibitors including art, crafts and products for the home and garden. The show offers something for everyone - gardener and non-gardener alike.
The Garden Expo is presented annually by the Garden Expo Committee for the benefit of River-Lab, a program of the Mill River Wetland Committee, a unique hands-on program of environmental study.
Pricing: Tickets are available at the door. $8 adults and $5 for children and seniors. Go to www.thegardenexpo.com for more information.
What/Where: Saxophonist Jeff Coffin at Stage One, Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.
March 19, Doors open at 7 p.m.
Why Go: Probably fresh off a Dave Matthews or Flecktones tour, Jeff Coffin is a three-time Grammy winning saxophonist and composer whose got much more to offer than his support work. Band members have combined experience with Glenn Frye, Herbie Hancock, Susan Tedeschi, Phil Lesh, Derek Trucks and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, but with Jeff Coffin they shine brightest.
Pricing: Tickets are $22, Fairfield Theatre Company members save $5 per ticket. Go to fairfieldtheatre.org for more information or to buy tickets online.
What/Where: Sebastian Chamber Players at Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. in Fairfield's Southport neighborhood
March 20, 4 p.m.
Why Go: After a successful concert by the group REBEL from New York, in partnership with the Westport Arts Center, Pequot Library is presenting another music concert featuring the exciting Sebastian Chamber Players. They will be performing works by the well known composers of the Baroque such as Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel, as well as introducing the audience to works by lesser known gifted composers such as Zelenka, Pfeiffer and Duphly.
Pricing: Tickets for each of these concerts are $10 for adult members of the Pequot Library Association and $20 for non-members. The cost of student tickets is $10. Go to www.pequotlibrary.org for more information, or to purchase tickets by phone, call 203-259-0346 ext. 15.
What/Where: Comedy at Norwalk City Hall Concert Hall
March 19, 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Head out for a night of comedy with some of the best from comedy clubs in New York. The comedy event is from 8 to 10 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 for cocktails. Featured comedians are Pete Correale, Jon Fisch, and Lenny Marcus.
All proceeds benefit Brien McMahon High School’s NJROTC Unit. This is a great night and supports the cadets who provide community service throughout the year. It also allows them to attend leadership training, cadet events and field trips and provides for overall support of the program.
Pricing: Tickets are $35 each. Buy tickets online at www.captainsofcomedy.com.
What/Where: Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road
Why Go: The museum is hosting more than 20 model ships built by Southport resident and craftsman Jim Wiser. Wiser has built more than 30 models over the last 70 years. He hand crafts all the pieces of his models, from the hull to the miniature crewmen that populate the ships.
Another facet of this exciting exhibit will be two maps from the museum’s collection. The first is a Chart of the East Indies that Fairfield sea Captain Abraham Gould Jennings used on his trips to China in the early 19th century. The second map is a rare charting of the coast of New England from Staten Island to the Island of Breton, as it was actually Surveyed by Captain Cyprian Southack (1662-1745), New England’s first native chart maker, who was considered the most knowledgeable person of his time about the waters off New England and Nova Scotia. The exhibit is open through April 24.
Pricing: Admission is $5 adults; $3 seniors and $3 students (ages 6-22). Children 5 and under are free. Go to www.fairfieldhistoricalsociety.org for more information.