Things to do in Westport this weekend
Updated 7:23 pm, Saturday, September 24, 2011
From mucho music to making scarecrows to pig races, there's plenty on tap to help fill up your weekend. Here's just a few suggestions:
They're havin' a party and everyone's invited. Kick off the Blues, Views & BBQ event, which runs through Sunday, with a concert by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at 8 p.m. Friday at the Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road. Tickets range from $45 for the Friday concert to $175 for a three-day VIP pass. Log onto www.bluesviewsBBQ.com for a full listing of events that include plenty of barbecue, a kids' corral area, cooking contests and, yes, pig races as the event gets cookin' downtown on the pavilion property and nearby on the grounds of the Westport Public Library.
Whether you're looking to scare away the birds, or just the neighbors, grab the kids and head the Scarecrow-Making Day on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Bring old clothes, a hat and a plastic gallon milk jug, they'll supply the stuffing, glue, twine and assorted recycled materials to help create a masterpiece. While there, enjoy a cup of cider. The cost is $8 for Earthplace members and $10 for non-members. Call 203-227-7253 or visit www.earthplace.org.
Is your inner songwriter dying to come out? Sign up for a six-session songwriting workshop that starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Write Yourself Free, 252 Post Road East. Led by Emmy Award-winning songwriter A.J. Gundell, the workshop costs $315 and is open to teens and adults. Call 203-557-4614 or visit http://writeyourselffree.com.
If you feel the need to balance out all the barbecue you ate this weekend at the "Blues" event with fresh veggies, take a trip Sunday to the Farmer's Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East. For more information, visit www.saugatuckchurch.org.
Finish off the weekend by treating the kids to a performance of "Skippyjon Jones" at 1 or 4 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Tickets are $15. Call 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.