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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 1:21 pm, Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Lend your weekend a musical note with a performance by The Nields Saturday at Voices Cafe. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Lend your weekend a musical note with a performance by The Nields Saturday at Voices Cafe. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Just because you lose an hour of sleep this weekend when clocks "spring" ahead Sunday, it doesn't mean time is lost to having some fun. Take advantage of the promised spring-like weather (and try to forget Friday's snow) with these things to do in Westport:

Make Friday night a "Big Night Out" when the film starring Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott and Tony Shalhoub is screened at 6 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. The $60 ticket includes an Italian meal from celebrity chief Mario Battali's Tarry Lodge of Westport. Call 203-222-7070 or visit westporartscenter.org.

Everybody loves a bargain and you'll be sure to find some Saturday when the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, 44 Imperial Ave., holds its annual tag sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Proceeds benefit area charities. For more information, call 203-227-4240.

It may not be the largest book sale of the year, but it is the Westport Public Library's "winter" book sale still has a lot to offer, starting Saurday and running through Tuesday in the library's McManus Room. The library is located at 20 Jesup Road. For information visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800.

Enjoy folk-rock music by The Nields at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Voices Cafe at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. Tickets are $20 in advance. For reservations and information visit voicescafe.org.

Round out the weekend with Westport's version of the Algonquin Roundtable on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. There will be a two-hour panel discussion by novelist Jane Green, and illustrator Leonard Everett Fisher, a local expert on F.Scott Fitzgerald, moderated by Robert Steven Williams. Tickets are $10. Visit westporthistory.org for more information.