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

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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 …

Christina Hennessy

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