Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

If you’ve ever thought it would be neat to catch a rising star, then save some time on Saturday to check out the Westport Youth Film Festival. Young filmmakers from around the country and the world will be showing off their talents, during a jam-packed day that also includes music, panels with industry leaders and educational workshops.

And, as always, there will be plenty of music to keep people happy. Boston duo Destry comes to Danbury Friday. Guitarist Ottmar Liebert will peform Saturday in Ridgefield. And, Jesse Terry and Michael Logen will bring music to the outdoors on Sunday in Greenwich. Later in the week, Godsmack singer Sully Erna will perform with his new band at the Klein Memorial in Bridgeport.

And maybe, you want to get a bit messy this weekend. For that, the 10th annual Castles in the Sand event at Compo Beach in Westport, is your ticket. As of Friday afternoon, there were still some lots for the taking, but the event also affords a good time for spectators, who get a chance to be part of a people’s choice award, by purchasing ballots. Meanwhile, over at Heckscher Farm in Stamford, spring arrives Sunday complete with its compliment of new faces.

For the area’s birders, Saturday is a time to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Several organizations will be marking the annual event.

Dramatically speaking, check out “Legally Blonde,” at the Shubert Theater or perhaps get knocked out by a new musical at the Norma Terris Theatre.

This weekend also marks the launch of the Norwalk Quilt Trail, with a number of institutions hosting special events. It’s also the last weekend for the neat guitar exhibit at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. There are a number of photo exhibits that continue at both ends of the county, and a new exhibit that looks at the sculpture of the Congo opens at the Bruce Museum.

So do those errands now, as the weekend offers plenty of ways to have a good time. Until next week ….

Christina Hennessy