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

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Kevin Costner brings his band Modern West to Ridgefield next week. Here’s ‘Let Me Be the One,’ featuring Nashville-based singer, songwriter Sara Beck.

With the arrival of Passover and Easter, plenty of families may be getting together this weekend to celebrate. Fortunately, there are many activities and events that are worth checking out amid the festivities.

Pegi Young, Neil’s wife, and her backing band, The Survivors, will perform in Fairfield on Friday, April 6, while J. Geils comes to Bridgeport on Saturday, April 7. A little later in the week Kevin Costner will bring his band Modern West to Ridgefield onTuesday, April 10.

Over at the Heckscher Farm at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center on Saturday, youngsters and their families can join in the hunt for thousands of colorful eggs and then stick around to find out even more about eggs — specifically those of salamanders, frogs and different kinds of birds. There also will be a “Draw On! Family Day,” on Saturday at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, as part of the museum’s “Draw On!” initiative that got under way last month. Meanwhile, Geri Griswold will be bringing along some of her favorite bats next week to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center for a program about these nocturnal creatures.

Several art exhibits opened this week, too, including “Rob Brooks: Places Seen/Surreal Visions” at Southport Galleries in Fairfield, and “Intellectual Property” at the Gallery at Still River Editions in Danbury.

Fans of Carol Channing have a chance to learn more about this legendary stage star when Stamford’s Avon Theatre presents the new documentary, “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life,” on Wednesday, April 11. On the same day, Kimberly Wilson will bring her one-woman show to the Westport Historical Society. The Capitol Steps are expected to perform in Torrington on Friday, April 6.

Stand-up comic John Romanoff, fresh off his win in the “Funniest Comic in New England” contest will perform at several places this weekend, including Lorenzo’s Restaurant in West Haven and Butterfield 8 in Stamford. Later in the month, he will perform at The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun.

Nature also seems intent on giving a good show this weekend. It appears the weather will be a lovely backdrop to the many, many blooms that have been making their spring appearances.

Until next time ….

Christina Hennessy

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