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Fairfield Morning Briefing: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 [Weekend Planner]

Local events, announcements, and reminders to start your weekend.

Today is Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. On this day in 1895, the world's first commercial movie screening took place at the Grand Cafe in Paris.  

Famous birthdays include Woodrow Wilson – 1856; Dame Maggie Smith – 1934; Denzel Washington – 1954; John Legend – 1978.  

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EVENTS & REMINDERS

Friday

  • Have a New E-Reader? Need Help? 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Fairfield Public Library, free. "The Fairfield Public Library Reference Librarians will be offering three special post-holiday drop-in sessions where patrons can learn how to download free Library eBooks and audiobooks to their new Kindle, iPad or Nook."
  • Choo Choo Story Times: 10 a.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, free. "Get your ticket, meet new friends and enjoy thrilling stories about all things trains! Discover new and fun adventures with books that spark the imagination."
  • Live Comedy - Brad Trackman & Ruperto Vanderpool: 8 p.m., The Bijou Theatre (275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport), $25 for Cabaret seating/$20 general admission.

Saturday

  • The Felice Brothers: 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $22. "The Felice Brothers and their long time friends and band mates Greg Farley, Christmas Clapton and David Turbeville come to us from the Catskill Mountains, where a homegrown sound has been working its way through the bloodlines for generations."

Sunday

  • Ryan Montbleau: 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, $37. "We're always proud to welcome the Ryan Montbleau Band into our cozy theater for a couple days. Ryan's voice, sometimes compared to Martin Sexton and Ray Lamontagne, is thick, soulful and drives the band's melody with poetic lyrics."

 

FAIRFIELD CINEMAS AT BULLARD SQUARE SHOWTIMES

  • Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D ­– 11:55 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. (1 hr., 31 min.) – IMDb ­– Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Hitchcock ­– 11:45 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (1 hr., 38 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D –10:05 p.m. (2 hrs., 46 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 11:15 a.m., 3:05 p.m., 6:40 p.m. (2 hrs., 46 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Les Miserables – 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m. ­– IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Lincoln – 11:50 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:55 p.m. ­(2 hrs., 30 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Parental Guidance – 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10 p.m. (1 hr., 44 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • Silver Linings Playbook – 12:50 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:20 p.m. (2 hrs.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer
  • This is 40 – 12:20 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:10 p.m. (2 hrs., 13 min.) – IMDb – Rotten Tomatoes – Trailer

 

FORECAST as of 3 p.m. on Thursday:

  • Friday: "Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph. "
  • Friday night: "Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph."
  • Saturday: "Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent."
  • Saturday night: "Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent."
  • Sunday: "Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy."
  • Sunday night: "Partly cloudy, with a low around 21."

 

INTERSTATE TRAFFIC CAMS

See also Fairfield Patch’s "Commute” page.

 

TIDES & TIMES

Friday

  • Low tide: 4:50 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • High tide: 10:59 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:32 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:22 p.m.
  • High tide: 11:29 p.m.

Saturday

  • Low tide: 5:29 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • High tide: 11:36 a.m.
  • Sunset: 4:33 p.m.
  • Low tide: 5:59 p.m.

Sunday

  • High tide: 12:07 a.m.
  • Low tide: 6:08 a.m.
  • Sunrise: 7:18 a.m.
  • High tide: 12:14 p.m.
  • Sunset: 4:33 p .m.
  • Low tide: 6:37 p.m.

 

Forecast obtained from the National Weather Service; tide information obtained from saltwatertides.com (calibrated to the closest selection to Fairfield, Bridgeport Harbor).

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