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

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This weekend’s diversions revolve around musical legends — living and dead.

On Thursday, March 29, country/pop queen Shelby Lynne will perform selections from her latest record, “Revolutionary Road,” along with hits from her 25-year discography, during a solo performance at StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company.

The following day, on Friday, March 3o, the legendary singer, dancer and actress Liza Minnelli (above) will give a benefit performance for the Stamford Center for the Arts at the Palace Theatre. At the conclusion of the performance, Minnelli will be presented with the SCA’s Arts Legacy Award.

Then, on Saturday, March 31, synthpop pioneer Thomas Dolby will take the stage at Ridgefield Playhouse while 60s pop/rocks sensation Gary Puckett and the Union Gap will make an appearance at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport.

Finally, fans and friends of Davy Jones will converge on Aldario’s Restaurant in Milford to pay tribute to the late Monkees frontman in an evening celebration that is set to feature Monkees music, prizes and a performance by New Jersey pop/rock band The Characters.

However, if it is the stage you seek — with a little slice of sorority life — head on over to the Westchester Broadway Theatre for the opening night performance of “Legally Blonde,” the musical. In addition, Susanna Hamnett will bring her one-woman, all-ages Shakespeare show, “Nearly Lear,” to the Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, April 1.

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs, arguably the best banjo player ever — living or dead. Until next time…

Scott Gargan

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