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

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Music is the predominant diversion this weekend, but there are plenty of other events to enjoy, too, including some special evenings with Hollywood legends, a train ride with a bunny, a night of fashion and three days full of French cinema.

You can check out Eric Hutchinson at Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, March 24, or Livingston Taylor at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown on the same night. Taylor’s nephew, Ben Taylor, will be performing at an autism benefit on Saturday, too. The Greenwich Choral Society presents “Alexander’s Feast” this weekend, while Tom Chapin will join with some up-and-coming talent at Newtown High School on Sunday, March 25. Arrival from Sweden, an ABBA tribute band, arrives in Fairfield on Wednesday night, the same evening Snoop Dogg is at Toad’s Place in New Haven.

Perhaps you are a tad star struck with show biz legends. On Saturday, March 24, Shirley MacLaine comes to Torrington to talk about her life and career, while Mickey Rooney does that same, on the same night at Sacred Heart University.

Other events focus on some family friendly fare, such as the Easter Bunny Train in Danbury, the home and outdoor living expo in Stamford, the night of “fun and fashion” in Danbury, a performance by Japanese drumming ensemble Tao (see video below) and a family concert in Greenwich.

French film buffs will be camping out for the weekend at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center when the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich hosts its annual “Focus on French Cinema” event (see preview above). Fans of the Beatles will want to head over to the Avon Theatre next week for a multimedia presentation about the band’s album “Revolver.” And those who are fans of pianos will want to check out their parts in a new art exhibit that opened in Greenwich this week.

These are just a few of events and activities that are lined up for the next few days. You can check out the full listing of activities in the Go entertainment guide, published every Thursday.

Christina Hennessy

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