Fresh from his two performances this week on MTV\u2019s VMA awards, musician Shawn Mendes is among the artists who will spice up this weekend\u2019s entertainment in Connecticut. The Canadian singer-songwriter will be at Mohegan Sun Arena Friday and Saturday, with special guest Alessia Cara. Country star Brad Paisley is here, too; he rocks Hartford\u2019s Xfinity Theatre on Thursday, which is also when Ambrosia plays Mohegan Sun\u2019s Wolf Den. Meanwhile, Vermont-based jam band, Twiddle, plays Stony Creek Breweryin Branford Thursday and Friday. And there\u2019s more fun to be had Saturday and Sunday at the Blues & Views Festival in Westport, featuring artists such as Anders Osborne, not to mention great food, kids activities, craft beer, and more. Another cool festival this weekend is the one folks refer to as \u201cOdyssey,\u201d on the grounds of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange. \u201cOdyssey: A Greek Festival\u201d offers everything from Greek cuisine and dancing to live music, and runs Friday through Monday. Of course there\u2019s theater and comedy, as well. Disney\u2019s: \u201cThe Little Mermaid\u201d runs Friday through Sunday at Westport Country Playhouse, and continues the following weekend. Comedian Aries Spears plays The Stress Factory in Bridgeport Thursday through Saturday, and Gabriel Iglesias brings his \u201cBeyond the Fluffy World Tour\u201d to Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Sunday. There\u2019s also the big Labor Day Parade in Newtown on Monday. One of the largest Labor Day parades in the state, this popular event is in its 58th year.