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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Updated 4:13 pm, Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Watch radio come to life Saturday at the MainStage Studio Theatre, with "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play." Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Watch radio come to life Saturday at the MainStage Studio Theatre, with "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play." Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Have yourself an eclectic weekend when you choose from this list of things to do in Westport:, Take in one of Westport's venerable holiday traditions: the Candlelight Concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Staples High School, 70 North Ave. The free holiday performances feature the school's four choruses, symphonic and sophomore bands and symphonic orchestra.Single? Spend Friday mingling at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., which is hosting a "Put a Ring on It" mixer from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $10 and attendees can dance, drink and play games. For more information call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org

Join the discussion at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road, when local illustrator Tracy Sugarman talks about his novel, "Nobody Said Amen." Admission is free. For more information, visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800.

Radio comes to life Saturday when Music Theatre of Connecticut presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" at the MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East. Showtimes are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and reservations are suggested. Tickets are $45 and $75 and include a post-show holiday party and meet-and-greet with the cast. Call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com

Alice Mattison will discuss "Old Lefty Jews: A Novelist's Search for the Past" at 10 a.m. Sunday in Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For information, call 203-227-1293.

A Christmas classic, "Lessons and Carols," is offered at 5 p.m. Sunday at Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 75 Church Lane. The service, first presented in England on Christmas Eve in 1880, will be followed by a holiday reception. The program features musical arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, music director emeritus of King's College, Cambridge. Both the service and reception are free, however donations to the church's Music & Arts program will be accepted. For more information, visit www.chtwestport.org/concerts