8 Things to do This Weekend: Murder on the Orient Express, Essex Steam Train and more!

(WTNH) — The weekend is almost here! If you’re looking for fun activities for the kids this long weekend, we have some ideas!

Eight suspects, one thrilling ride! See Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express playing at Hartford Stage on Saturday and Sunday.

You can also take a ride on a vintage diesel engine to see some amazing birds! On Saturday and Sunday, the Eagle Flyer will be leaving from Essex for a scenic trip along the river.

All weekend, check out the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, which is the largest show of its kind, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford!

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog and the Chinese New Year at Lunarfest – hosted by the New Haven Museum, the Yale-China Association and the Council on East Asian Studies – on Saturday! Take part in workshops and performances for all ages.

There’s also a thrill for the entire family! See amazing basketball movies courtesy of the Harlem Globetrotters at the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday.

Romance is still in the air at Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum on Saturday! See wedding packages and meet coordinators at the museum’s bridal showcase.

The Yale Opera will perform a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute on Saturday and Sunday at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.

Can you hop father than a frog? Find out in Norwalk! The Maritime Aquarium is hosting “Strive for the Gold Weekend” chock full of special family activities.

Get out there and enjoy our area!

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