Things to do in Westport this weekend
Updated 11:18 am, Friday, November 30, 2012
The holiday season is under way in earnest, so make sure to sprinkle in some fun amid all the hustle and bustle. Here are a few things to consider in Westport this Sunday:
Friday night, take in a performance of "The Woman in Black," a production of the Westport Community Theatre at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $18-$20 Call 203-226-1983 or visit www.westportcommunitytheatre.com
Pick up gifts for those literary-inclined on your holiday lists at the Westport Library's Holiday Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The sale features not only books, but new stuffed animals, a small collection of framed horse pictures and unopened DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. The library is located at 20 Jesup Road. For more information visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800.
Catch some rising stars Saturday at the semi-finals for the Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The finals concert takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday in Town Hall. Admission is free. Call 203-222-7070 or visit http://heidahermannscompetition.org
Join a "Cadmus Conversation," focusing on the artist Paul Cadmus and his legacy, at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. Admission is $10 and the event features Philip Eliasoph and Jonathan Weinberg discussing Cadmus as a hero in the figure-drawing world. Visit www.westportartscenter.org for more information or call 203-222-7070.
Take part Sunday in the Westport Historical Society's Holiday House Tour & Twilight Soiree to see houses festively decked out for the season. The house tours run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Twilight Soiree starts at 4:30 p.m. with live music, wine tasting and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for non-members in advance and $55 on the day of the tour. Call 203-222-1414 or visit www.westporthistory.org.
It's a silver-screen holiday classic, with a twist. At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Westport Cinema Initiative sponsors a showing of the 1945 movie, "Christmas in Connecticut." It will be preceded by standup comedy routines by several local clergymen and, for refreshments, the group is arranging for attendees to order Chinese takeout. It all takes place in the Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church hall, 75 Church Lane. Tickets are $10, with orders for the Chinese food an additional $10. For information, check www.westportcinema.org