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

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Below: Chile’s Inti-Illimani celebrates its 45th anniversary with a performance  on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, Conn. Contributed photo

This weekend, you have a chance to celebrate the music and longevity of a group that has succeeded in staying together and creating powerful music in the face of political opposition. Chile’s Inti-Illimani, a folk ensemble that was founded in 1967, is on a world tour, La Maquina del Tiempo (Time Machine) which brings it to Fairfield University’s Quick Center on Saturday, Oct. 13. In addition to the music, which will include works throughout the band’s four decades, there will be a pre-concert talk.

The weekend offers up even more opportunities for music fans. Joss Stone will be coming to New Haven. Enter the Cypher, John Torres and The Leighton Brothers will be in Bridgeport. The Highland Rovers will be in Norwalk. Sonny Crow Hawkins will be in Stamford. Christine Ebersole will be in Ridgefield. The Good News Choir and the Chris Coogan Quartet will be in Westport. Patty Larkin will be in Pawling, N.Y. Blues Traveler and Spin Doctors will be in Port Chester, N.Y., And, the Sierra Hull Band will be in Piermont, N.Y.

Wait! There’s more music. Pianist Angela Cheng will help the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra kick off its new season. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan will be in Elmsford, N.Y. There will be an AcquAria Concert in Mystic. Mates of State will be in Uncasville, along with Tower of Power. Buskin and Batteau will be in Westport. BackCountry Jazz helps to launch the Louis Armstrong month at Greenwich Library with a talk and an all-star concert. There will be a gospel music showcase in Bridgeport at the Olivet Congregational Church. Peter McGuinness will be singing the songs of Chet Baker in Westport. The Yale Jazz Ensemble will perform in New Haven. Classical guitarist Peter Griggs will perform in Shelton. And, The Declassified make their Purchase debut this weekend. Some high-definition live opera can be heard, as well.

Fans (girls only, that is) of Giuliana Rancic will want to make their way to the Palace Theatre in Stamford. Meanwhile, you can catch a “Gentleman’s Guide” in Hartford. Families and children are not to be left out, thanks to the Greenwich Historical Society. And everyone can do their part for the Worldwide Photo Walk. History buffs, meanwhile, may want to find a seat on a couple of buses in Norwalk. The Yankee Fair will kick off in Brookfield.

There’s plenty of stage offerings, too, including Weekend One-Acts at Darien Library, which will feature “The Rats” by Agatha Christie and “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell (see photo at right). “Wait Until Dark” is opening in Stamford.

Go ahead and laugh this weekend, with, not at, hopefully, Martin Short in Hartford, Angel Salazar in Trumbull and Uncasville and a a bunch of improv performers in Ridgefield.

Children can be part of a feeding frenzy in Fairfield, find out how one goes about becoming a pirate, make a scarecrow and attend a pumpkin festival.

It’s time to plan and go have some fun. Until next time …

Christina Hennessy

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