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

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A reunion is on tap this evening in Bridgeport, which will bring together the members of The Dirty Angels, a four-piece R&B-infused blues band that made a name for itself up and down the East Coast throughout the 1970s. Fans were treated to a couple of albums under RCA and saw the band tour with groups such as Aerosmith. However, by the early 1980s, with broad commercial success yet to materialize, the band decided to part, with members moving on to other careers in music.

The group will come together at the Bijou Theatre Friday night. Don’t miss a chance to be part of the reunion.

There are other musical acts planned throughout the area, such as Rosie Flores’ appearance in New Haven, Crispin Cioe and Cracked Ice in Westport, Christopher Kabala in Greenwich, Justin Townes Earle in Port Chester, N.Y., Fountains of Wayne in Tarrytown, N.Y., Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Uncasville, Megadeth in Wallingford, Brooklyn Ryder in Fairfield, a tribute to Chet Baker in Westport and G. Love and Special Sauce in Ridgefield. The Virginia Mayhew Group will perform in Wilton. And, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra is set to give a performance this weekend.

There also are a few benefit concerts that are planned, including one in Fairfield, with Kristen Graves and Glenn Roth, which raises funds to help those who are hungry and homeless.

Just as you can sing along this weekend, you can laugh with and not at the comics who will be performing in the area. They include Marion Grodin, Eddie Griffin, Kathy Griffin, Nick Di Paolo, Mike Yard, John Romanoff, Steve Marshall and Robin Williams.

There are a number of staged productions set to entertain, including “The Great American Mousical” in Chester, “Whistleville” in Norwalk, “Fiddler on the Roof” in Elmsford, N.Y., “Something’s Afoot” in East Haddam, “Venus in Fur” in Hartford, “The Taming of the Shrew” in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and “The Foreigner” in Oakville. The Westport Country Playhouse will host a reading of the comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” next week.

There are some children productions, too, including “The Berenstain Bears” in Westport, “The Frog Prince and Other Tales” in Norwalk, “Rudolph and The Reindeer Games” in Bridgeport.

Art abounds, as there is the fourth annual Bridgeport Art Trail and Open Studios Weekend, an opening of “Non-Themed” in Milford, a new photography exhibit at Silvermine Arts Center, a look at World War II through drawings and photographs in Westport, where you can also check out some artful postage stamps. Also in Westport is “Muse,” an exhibition that puts the focus on the figure. There are movies, too, from “Age of Champions” in Bridgeport and one on a pair of Greenwich ospreys that will be screened at Audubon Greenwich. (You can see the trailer here.)

Osprey: Theatrical Trailer from Jacob Steinberg on Vimeo.

You may want to make your way to Mystic Seaport, where the celebration of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan is prompting a day of free admission, Saturday, Nov. 10, and an evening program of fireworks. In Stamford, a yummy fundraiser is planned to raise funds for New Covenant House of Hospitality, a soup kitchen that serves lower Fairfield County.

Until next time …

Christina Hennessy

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