Things to do in Westport this weekend
Published 11:32 am, Friday, March 15, 2013
Fill the weekend with good music and good food, with an eclectic range events in Westport:
"A Chorus Line," the classic musical, should be a singular sensation on the Staples High School stage this weekend (and next) in a production by the Staples Players: performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, check www.staplesplayers.com
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival hits the big screen from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Ave. The event is hosted by Friends of the Norwalk Islands and features an array of international films that focus on protecting natural resources and preserving wild places. Admission is $30. For more information visit www.friendsofthenorwalkislands.org
You can catch "Spring Fever" at 7 p.m. Friday at the musical benefit for Stand For The Troops at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. The event is headlined by actor James Naughton. The evening includes an auction, gourmet food and wines. Proceeds benefit SFTT's Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury initiative. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. For more information visit www.sftt.org
Westport Restaurant Week ends Saturday, so make sure you take advantage of the fixed-price lunches and dinners at more than 20 participating eateries. The week-long event includes a food drive for Homes with Hope. And don't forget to get your Restaurant Week card punched -- with a minimum of three punches you are eligible for raffle prizes. For more information and participating restaurants, visit http://westportchamber.com/events/chamber-events
Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration a wee bit early with a visit Saturday night to the Black Duck, 605 Riverside Ave., where the Highland Rovers will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge. For information, call 203-227-7978.
End your weekend with a little bit of free music from the Doc Wallace Trio Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Admission is free. Visit wesportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800 for more information.