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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Updated 12:46 pm, Friday, January 11, 2013
  • It feels like spring so get out and enjoy. The Matt Wilson Jazz Quartet peforms Sunday at the Westport Arts Center. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    It feels like spring so get out and enjoy. The Matt Wilson Jazz Quartet peforms Sunday at the Westport Arts Center. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The January thaw is on, so make sure you get out and enjoy the warm-ish weekend. Not sure of what to do? Here are some things to do in Westport:

Don your dancing shoes and learn to fling your arms like a flapper at a WestportREADS program, offering lessons in the dances of the 1920s, in conjunction with its focus on "The Great Gatsby," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Wesport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Admission is free, but register online at westportlibrary.org. Call 203-291-4800 for more information.

You can stick with the "Great Gatsby" theme Saturday and participate in an intergenerational discussion of "Perspectives on Gatsby" at 10 a.m. in the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave. Call 203-291-4801 for more information.

Saturday evening listen to the songs and music of Martha Redbone at the Voices Cafe in the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. The performance starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. Visit www.voicescafe.org

Catch the Matt Wilson Jazz Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Westport Arts Center gallery, 51 Riverside Ave. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. Members get a 10 percent discount. For more information call 203-222-7070 or visit www.wesportartscenter.org

The sun will come out on Sunday when performers from the School of Performing Arts at the Music Theatre of Connecticut stage the musical, "Annie," at 3 p.m. in the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Tickets are 30/$25 for adults and $25/$20 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com