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

There will be music this weekend, featuring a mix of styles and genres, from the sonic sound of Ports of Spain to the classic compositions of the great American songbook. You can catch Goodnight Blue Moon in Hartford, the Suzan in New Haven (the band performs above in 2011), Nardy Boy in Stamford, Pimpinella in Westport, Earth Wind & Fire in Hartford, the Repast Baroque Trio in New Canaan, the Ken Gioffre Quartet in Bethel, and Lake Street Dive in Old Saybrook.

On stage, “January Joiner” premieres at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, while Ed Asner returns to Stratford to talk about his theater beginnings in that Connecticut town. “The Musical of Musicals” sings in New Milford. Several locations in the state host live broadcasts of the Met’s “Les Troyens,” including the Quick Center at Fairfield University and the Ridgefield Playhouse. Fans of “Downton Abbey” can join others for a preview screening at the Warner Theatre in Torrington.

Comics come to Trumbull for a night of laughs, and an improv group sets up shop at the Ridgefield Theater Barn.

For children and families, there are some musical events worth checking out, such as the latest installation in the Ashforth Concert Series at Greenwich Library and the Young Persons’ Concert at the Pequot Library in Southport. Fans of toys and trains should make their way to Trumbull.

A clever, diverse and visually appealing exhibit continues in its final weeks at the Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library, revealing a new look at nursery rhyme characters and themes. Or, you can see red in New Canaan or enjoy holiday seasons of yore in Norwalk. Greenwich Historical Society’s “A Good Light” exhibition enters its final weekend, while the art of Lora Eberly Ballou continues to be shown in Stamford. And, Silvermine Arts Center celebrates and honors with its first series of shows this year.

Until next time …

Christina Hennessy