Fairfield Reaches Boiling Point

Fairfield was nearly a ghost town on the weekends ten years ago but there is so many theater, music and special events nearly every night of every week it is hard to keep up.  Weekends start on Thursday and are jam-packed. This last week featured the David Lynch Weekend featured a sold-out concert featuring the U.S. debut of James McCartney along with Donovan and Laura Dawn and the Little Death.

By the way, Little Death is a play on words.  Le petit mort is french slang for climax. The kind you might have when you are not celibate. Adds a bit of intrigue for the back up singers called the Death Threats.

You want classical? Spencer Myer played four encores to an adoring audience on Friday night at the Sondheim Center. I heard the Gottenburg Duo was fantastic on Thursday but I was at the ceremony at MUM to award Bobby Roth his doctorate of world peace. What a night that was. David Lynch, Craig Pearson, Bevin Morris and John Hagelin were hilarious in celebrating the man who only needs a first name: Bobby.

 This is global entrepreneurship week and on Friday, Dr. Stephen Covey will give a free lecture on leadership and receive a Maharishi Award. Entrebash will be held on Thursday night and the upcoming Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association Biz Bounce is on Saturday, December 12.

Also this week, The Dharma Foundation is hosting their winter semi-formal ball. The legendary Irish piper Paddy Keenan plays Cafe Paradiso Thursday night. The second annual KRUU-LP 101.1 FM benefit classical concert is Sunday, November 22 and features Eleanor Wells and Charles Lee. That is event is the Fairfield First! Big Give of the week.

There is lots of homegrown talent featured over the holiday entertainment season including Way Off Broadway's, Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol opens November 27, Truckstop Souvenir plays Cafe P on November 28, Diana Upton-Hill's Holiday Gala concert is December 5th and 6th and Deborah Raymond, the opera diva who grew up in Fairfield, returns for a concert on December 19th. (Best seats are in rows F, D and H).

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