Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend
The original Jerome Robbins choreography is used in the Cathy Rigby tour of "Peter Pan" coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury Feb. 15 to 17.
Pianist Igor Lovchinsky will join with Jonathan Coombs for a free concert, "Reflections of Walter Piston," Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn. The piano duo is part of the Young Artists Series and is being presented by the New York City-based Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. For more information, call 203-254-4010 or visit http://www.quickcenter.com.
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Greg Mort's "Sun Moon & Stars" is among the images one will find at "Nightwatch: The Art of Greg Mort," which opens at the Stamford (Conn.) Museum and Nature Center, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Mort, a Maryland artists whose works are featured in many private and public collections, will be half of the celestial theme on display. A number of prints by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot, a 19th century artist, amateur entomologist and amateur astronomer, also will be on display. For more information, visit http://www.stamfordmuseum.org.
Charlie Moore, The Mad Fisherman, who has been bringing his unique mix to the outdoor show genre for 17 years (his "Charlie Moore: No Offense" just started season 3 on the NBC Sports Network), will be one of the featured guests at the 16th annual Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show that runs Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. He will appear from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. For more information, call 860-844-8461, or visit http://www.fishinghuntingshow.com.
Master storyteller Tom Lee will present an "I Married a Monster" program Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. Contributed Photo
Guitarist Benjamin Verdery performs Monday, Feb. 18, at Yale University, along with masters of the koto, shakuhachi and Theremin.
"The Cardboard Bernini," a documentary on the life and works of Redding artist James Grashow, creator of this corrugated cardboard fountain, will be screened at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, Feb. 15.
Stamford residents William Squier, left, and Michael Pelazza, confer, on the possible sale of courtesans in Curtain Call's production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” playing in The Kweskin Theatre in Stamford, Conn., now through March 2, 2013. Contributed photo
Perry Young as Usnavi (center) and dance ensemble perform in Westchester Broadway Theatre production of “In the Heights” in Elmsford, N.Y.. Directed by John Fanelli, it will run through March 17. Contributed photo
Award-winning pianist George Li, 17, will perform with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra during concerts set for Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday Feb. 17, 2013 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Conn. Li, who has earned acclaim from his first public appearance at the age of 10, will be the featured soloist for Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Other composers to be featured include, Mozart, Stravinsky and Part. For more information, visit http://www.scalive.org or http://stamfordsymphony.org; call 203-325-4466. Contributed photo/Christian Steiner
Cathy Rigby reprises her role as Peter Pan for a production that arrives at the Palace Theater in Waterbury this weekend. At 60, Rigby is still up for the demands
of playing the part of a boy who is loath to grow up. With some preparation, she told my colleague Joe Meyers that she is well prepared to add on even more performances to the more than 3,000 she has already logged as James Barrie’s classic character. Shows will run through Sunday.
It is a varied weekend when it comes to entertainment, from a gathering of outdoor enthusiasts to those who like a good yarn. Events continue through the weekend to honor the holiday of love. A new art exhibit in Stamford will honor the spectacle and beauty of the night sky. A Redding artist’s cardboard creation will get another look in another medium. An author brings a tale of corruption to the Ferguson. Images of varied landscapes will be on view in Danbury. And some “Stars With Their Cars” will open in Newtown.
As always, music fans have myriad events to attend. There will be a musical adventure at Yale, the arrival of 3 Doors Down and Daughtry in Uncasville, Stefon Harris and Blackout to Fairfield, Donna Ullsse and the Poor Mountain Boys to Mamaroneck, N.Y., piano virtuoso George Li in Stamford, the dual piano performance of Igor Lovchinsky and Jonathan Coombs, the Blues Brothers Revue in Ridgefield and plenty of acts throughout the clubs of Fairfield County.
Oscar fans have multiple opportunities to check out some of the movies that are up for honors, with series set in Bridgeport, Stamford and Trumbull.
On stage, “The Kid Who Would Be Pope,” arrives at Curtain Call in Stamford. “In The Heights” continues in Elmsford, N.Y. “Curse of the Starving Class” plays at Long Wharf Theatre. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” adds dates in Stamford. “Big River” courses through Shelton. And “Rabbit Hole” plays out in Westport.
Of course, there is plenty of snow to keep avid sledders busy, too.
Until next time …