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

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With a sunnier scene set to welcome those who will be out and about this weekend, there will be plenty of outdoor festivities to enjoy, from the inaugural Artwalk in Stamford, a free concert from Aaron Neville in New Haven, a car show at Tilley Pond Park in Darien, the opening weekends of Shakespeare on the Sound and the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, an Irish festival in Fairfield, an art festival in New Milford and a strawberry festival in Monroe.

As always, there is almost too much to do in a 48-hour period (with some stragglers set to entertain into next week). The Last Bison are set to perform in Fairfield, On My Honor will be in Danbury, Suzanne Sheridan will be in Westport. The Danbury Symphony will launch the free concert series on the green on Saturday. The Platters’ Myles Savage will be in Greenwich with members of classic doo-wop groups. Meanwhile, an Old School Hip Hop Jam takes place at Foxwoods. The Outlaws will be in Tarrytown and Chris Coogan and the Good News Gospel Choir will be in Wetsport.

A number of communities are beginning to enjoy their summer concert series, including Fairfield, Seymour, Trumbull and Ridgefield.

If one is looking to share some arts and ideas with others, the place to be this weekend is New Haven where the International Festival of Arts and Ideas kicks off for a two-week run. If you are looking to celebrate the marvels of nature, Mystic Aquarium and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo have lots in store for you.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum is putting you in the driver’s seat this weekend. The Barnum Festival is planning a parade. And SoundWaters continues its Saturdays series. The circus comes to Trumbull.

Several art exhibitions will be opening this weekend, including “Durer, Rembrandt & Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly” at the Bruce Museum and “#smART … digitally speaking” at the Old Town Hall Museum in Stamford. You can see art from a “Bird’s-eye” perspective in Westport.

On stage, “The Show-Off” plays in Westport. “Tartuffe” has a run in New Haven. “Billy Elliot” comes to the Bushnell. “Frost/Nixon,” is being performed in Westport. And, the Irish Heritage Society of Milford’s Tara Theatre Company will present “Remembrance.”

Until next time …

Christina Hennessy

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