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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Updated 11:40 am, Friday, February 1, 2013
  • The 1974 film version of the "Great Gatsby," starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, will be screened Saturday at part of the WestportREADS initiative. Photo: Contributed Photo

    The 1974 film version of the "Great Gatsby," starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, will be screened Saturday at part of the WestportREADS initiative.

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Need some super ideas to fill the hours before Sunday's Super Bowl? Don't fret, here's a list of activities in Westport that offer diversions in the meantime:

Go down the "Rabbit Hole" this weekend, as the Westport Community Theatre debuts its performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama on Friday. Performances at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, run through Feb. 17; show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 203-226-1983 or visit westportcommunitytheatre.com

Catch the opening of the A.R. Gurney play, "Ancestral Voices," at 8 p.m. Friday at the Music Theatre of Connecticut, 246 Post Road East. The play, about family dysfunction and the decline of Rust Belt cities, runs through Feb. 17; other show times are: Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45-$25. For information, call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com

If you're reading the classic Jazz Age novel showcased in this year's Westport READS program, you'll want to catch the screen version of the "The Great Gatsby" at 4 p.m. Saturday at Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 75 Church Lane. The $10 admission fee includes tea and the screening; advance reservations are required. Tickets can be bought at the door or online at westportcinema.org. For more information call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org

A "Community Forum on Gun Violence" is set at 2 p.m. Sunday in Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road. Sponsored by the synagogue's Social Action Committee, the forum will feature participation by federal, state and local officials discussing the issues of guns and social concerns in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. For information, check http://www.tiwestport.org

Listen to William Craig discuss "Yankee Come Home, On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo," at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org