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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 11:09 am, Friday, January 25, 2013
  • Join the opening reception for "William Wegman:The Traveler" Friday at the Westport Arts Center. Photo: File Photo / Westport News
    Join the opening reception for "William Wegman:The Traveler" Friday at the Westport Arts Center. Photo: File Photo

 

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Yes, we know. It's cold outside. Really cold. But that's no excuse to sit home this weekend. Here's a Westport agenda to get you out of the house this weekend:

On Friday, attend the opening reception of the new exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. The exhibit, which runs through March 24, features an eclectic mix of postcard paintings, drawing, Polaroids and video of the artist's "virtual travels." Visit www.westportartscenter.org or call 203-226-1806 for more information.

Find some magic Saturday when the Learning Community Day School hosts "Nick the Magician" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit school. For tickets and information, call 203-227-8394.

Saturday night treat yourself to dinner out on the town and check out Bobby Q's Barbeque and Grill, 42 Main St.; Tengda, 1330 Post Road East; Oaxaco Kitchen, 376 Post Road East; Rizzuto's, 540 Riverside Ave., or The Whelk, 575 Riverside Ave. All are rated among the top restaurants in the state for 2013 by Connecticut Magazine.

Get a little fancy Sunday and take the kids to see "Fancy Nancy, The Musical," at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Tickets are $18. Call 203-227-4177 or visit westportplayhouse.org

You'll find the scoop Sunday when the Westport Historical Society opens two new exhibits, "Treasures Revealed!" and "Inside Story," from 3 to 5 p.m. at its Bradley-Wheeler house headquarters, 25 Avery Place. The "Treasures" exhibit will feature artifacts from the institution's archives and collection, some of which date from the 18th century, while the companion exhibit focuses on the Bradley-Wheeler property itself. For more information, visit www.westporthistory.org or call 203-222-1424.