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

This first weekend of December (and beyond) offers the sights and sounds of the season, from sky-high sensations to spectacular sounds. Some baseball luminaries, and some holiday mainstays, will entertain the crowds in Stamford for its Heights and Lights event on Sunday, Dec. 2. Meanwhile, a number of groups will be presenting musical events to celebrate the holidays.

Above, Frank “Poncho” Sampedro, Billy Talbot and Neil Young of Neil Young and Crazy Hourse perform onstage at the Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty – Show at Central Park on September 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for the Global Citizen Festival)

“Sounds of the Season” will ring in Stamford when Broadway stars team with the Stamford Symphony. At the Bijou Theatre, Broadway will come to Bridgeport. “Angels” will be singing in Bridgeport, too. Steve Lippia will be offering a Sinatra Christmas. Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University will be performing holiday concerts. And, there will be holiday musical events to be found in Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Stamford, Tarrytown and Waterbury. The holidays also will be ushered in with numerous treelightings and other seasonal offerings in Ansonia, Bridgeport, Bristol, Darien, Fairfield, NorwalkGreenwich, Hartford, Ivoryton and Mystic. There are plenty more, too.

There are some opportunities to check out some art happenings, as well. The artwork of John Lennon, for instance, will be featured in Stamford. Audubon Greenwich opens a new show and gallery.

On stage, “Mulberry Street” is returning to Stamford, while Center Stage Theatre in Shelton is presenting the musical version of “A Christmas Carol.” “The Nutcracker,” presented by many groups, begins this weekend and will continue through the coming month.

And, finally, Neil Young and Crazy Horse wrap up their tour in Bridgeport next week.

So get on out there. Until next time …

Christina Hennessy