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

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For those who like to celebrate the Easter holiday with a bit of action, a number of egg hunts and “egg-stravaganzas” are scheduled this weekend. Meanwhile, a new exhibition is on display at the Bruce Museum that “unscrambles” the long history of the egg.

Of course, there might be some out there who are looking for a different kind of entertainment during the holiday weekend (and beyond). At Bridgeport’s Discovery Museum, for instance, “The Ultimate Laser Light Show Experience” will run Friday and Saturday evenings through May 26, bringing lasers, lights and rock music to the Henry duPont Planetarium.

Speaking of music, the area will again be full of singers and songwriters and big bands and small ensembles. Fairfield’s Kristen Graves will be in South Norwalk on Friday. The second annual Bijou Blender will kick off on Saturday in Bridgeport. There will be an ABBA  tribute act in Ridgefield this weekend. Mandy Patinkin will be in Tarrytown on Saturday. The Highland Rovers will be in Uncasville on Sunday. That’s the same day Maydie Miles performs in Westport. The Revivalists (see the New Orleans-based band’s video of “Criminal” above) and Otis Taylor Band come to the Fairfield Theatre Company this weekend. Alex Bleeker and the Freaks are part of a free show at BAR in New Haven on Wednesday. Glen Matlock, the former Sex Pistols bassist, will be in New Haven on Sunday. And, Pink Floyd’s album “Dark Side of the Moon” will be performed at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport on Saturday.

This weekend you also have the chance to catch the fastest talking woman, who also happens to be funny. Families can get all creative in Fairfield. Visitors can enjoy a Persian New Year event at Sacred Heart University later in the week. Or, you can take a trip to Oklahoma and never leave the area. “Guys and Dolls” take the stage in Elmsford, N.Y. You can learn how best to track birds in Greenwich.

Art abounds, too, with a new show opening in Bethel this weekend. Mother Nature’s work will be on display in Danbury. Stamford’s Loft Artists Association will show the power of “Transformations 2.” The Katonah Museum of Art puts its focus on quilts. The works of guild members and solo artists are on view in Silvermine. A solo exhibition by Max Weisen continues at the Stamford Art Association. Works by Eric von Schmidt go up on display this weekend in Westport.

Until next time …

Christina Hennessy

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