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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 12:31 pm, Friday, April 12, 2013
  • The grounds of the Westport Country Playhouse on Powers Court will be a lot more active Saturday than in this publicity photo when the theater hosts a "block party" from 4 to 7 p.m. to help kick off its new season of productions. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News contributed
    The grounds of the Westport Country Playhouse on Powers Court will be a lot more active Saturday than in this publicity photo when the theater hosts a "block party" from 4 to 7 p.m. to help kick off its new season of productions. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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OK, spring has sprung ... and it's even beginning to feel a bit like it should, albeit three weeks into the season. The weather is supposed to be pretty decent, so don't use that as an excuse for hanging back this weekend. Here's an inventory of things to do in Westport:

Bring the weekend into focus by taking in a screening of an indie film short at Art Cafe "happy hour," starting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. BYOB, say organizers of this free event, and watch "Kingswood," by Staples High School alumnus Jared Frank, a graduate of the NYU Tisch Film School graduate. The event is open to the public. For more info, go here: http://bit.ly/YfU6I0

Two weeks to go, so don't miss this show: "Treasures Revealed!" and companion exhibit "Inside Story," noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. Exhibits featuring artifacts from the institution's archives and collection on Westport history, some of which date from 18th century. Closes April 27. http://bit.ly/10ZzTa4

Kick up your heels and help the Westport Country Playhouse kick off its new season with a block party on the theater's ground, 20 Powers Court, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. This first-time event will feature backstage tours, information about the coming season of productions, one-day-only ticket discounts for this year's plays, a range of foods on offer by Skinny Pines Pizza, LobsterCraft, Shake Shack and Christophe's Crepes, and washed down by Beaver Beer. For more information: http://bit.ly/Yqzlh8

Sunday is supposed to be the weekend's nicest day, so why not take in Mother Nature's flora and fauna as they spring back to life along one of the several designated hiking trails at Earthplace at 10 Woodside Lane. Variety can be had on the paths through the preserve, from swamp land to wooded lands to former farm land. Check out the trail options here: http://bit.ly/17tIZ56 Call 203-227-7253.

Musicians on harp and violin will string together their musical skills Sunday in a free concert of classical musical at the Westport Public Library. Performers for the 2 p.m. event are violinist Maria Conti and harpist Wendy Kerner Lucas. For information, check: http://bit.ly/16Q3rf8