Even though this weekend is a prelude to the Independence Day celebrations that will flare across the region at the end of next week, you can still enjoy this non-holiday weekend in Westport with plenty of flair. Here's a few suggestions:
It's Friday. And when the work week is done, head over to Bottlerocket Wine and Spirit Shop, 1790 Post Road East, for a free wine tasting at 4 p.m. Call 203-259-3939 or visit www.bottlerocket.com for more information.
Check out "Watching Westport: 50 Years of Art by Gabrielle A. Dearborn" in the Westport Library's Great Hall, 20 Jesup Road. The exhibit opens Friday and runs through Sept. 25. For more information, visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 23-291-4800.
"jUNe Day," the town's celebration of the United Nations, marks its 48th year Saturday. Sponsored in conjunction with the U.N. Association of Southwest Connecticut, the day begins with opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School on Riverside Avenue. More than 300 guests from the United Nations community in New York City will participate and activities include a soccer match between the UN team and the Westport Knights. For more information, call 203-434-6609 or 203-227-9461.
Try out one of the town's several new restaurants Saturday with a visit to Bartaco, 20 Wilton Road. The eatery is noted for its tacos and tequilas, and boasts a patio overlooking the Saugatuck River. Call 203-222-8226 or visit www.bartaco.com for more information.
You'll have a swinging end to Sunday if you take in the free 7 p.m. performance by Eight to the Bar on Jesup Green, a concert that's part of the Levitt Pavilion's summer season. More information can be found at www.levittpavilion.com