It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Greenwich Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars, restaurants and shops to explore. Click on each location for a complete directory listing, with street addresses, parking information and more.
- - Auditorium
- When: Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m.
- Why Go: Stravinsky - Divertimento from Le Baiser de la fée; Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364; Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 2 ''Little Russian''; Violinist Barnabás Kelemen returns for another exciting performance, this time as a duo with his wife, violist Katalin Kokas.
- Pricing: $10 - $30; call 203-869-2664 for information
- When: Friday, March 18 and Saturday March 19 8:00 pm -10:00 pm; Sunday March 20 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
- Why Go: Presented by Connecticut Playmakers, this performance will include a number of vignettes dedicated to the American composer and songwriter's works.
- Pricing: Tickets - $20; Call 203-977-2687 for info
- When: Friday, March 18 at 10:00 p.m.
- Why Go: Great live music with Road Trip featuring Milo Fuscaldo
- Pricing: free
- – The 7th Annual Festival of French and Francophone film:
Focus on French Cinema 2011 at Purchase College
- When: Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20
- Why Go: the premier French film festival of the tri-state area; Featured guests for the weekend include actress Lolita Chammah on opening night for the New York premiere of "Copacabana," in which she stars opposite her mother, French actress Isabelle Huppert; as well as directors Marc Esposito("Mon Pote") and Mia Hansen Love("Le Pere de mes enfants"). Friday's opening-night gala will be hosted by Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and the Academie Culinaire de France. The weekend festival will feature 12 French-language films with English subtitles.
- Pricing: Ticket pricing varies; seating limited, reserve though this link: Focus on French Cinema Tickets
- Diana Ross – Palace Theater Stamford Center for Performing Arts (Stamford)
- When: Friday, March 18, 8:00 pm
- Why Go: Stop In the Name of Love" for Diana Ross’ Palace Gala Performance!
- Pricing: Palace Gala tickets include the best seats in the house, a VIP Cocktail Party starting at 6:00 pm, VIP Diana Ross 8:00 pm Performance Seating, and a VIP Dessert Party following the concert; To purchase Gala tickets at $300 each, please call SCA’s Development Office at 203-517-3426; General Admission, click here to order tickets.