Things to do in Westport this weekend
Published 11:01 am, Friday, July 12, 2013
No holidays. No storms (so says the National Weather Service). No problems. There still is plenty going on in Westport this weekend. Here's a few suggestions:
Step out and grab yourself an armful of bargains at the Westport Sidewalk Sales, starting Friday at dozens of stores in the town business district and along the Post Road. The sales event continues Saturday and Sunday. Hours vary by store, so may be a good idea to check with your favorites before hitting the streets. It's all organized by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. Call 203-505-8716.
Still in the mood for movin' -- and groovin'? Help yourself to a dollop of "electro disco" served up by Hank & Cupcakes, otherwise known as the husband-and-wife musical team of Ariel Scherbacovsky and Sagit Shir. Their recently released debut album is easier to pronounce -- it's called, "Naked." So the performance promises to have Jesup Green rockin' at 8 p.m. Friday, part of the Levitt Pavilion's summer season. www.levittpavilion.com
It's Family Fun Day at Wakeman Town Farm from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors to the town agricultural/education center will get a chance to meet the residents animals, engage in farm games and a pie-eating contest, have a picnic, but then things get down and dirty. No kidding, it's the featured event -- "Farm Gal Mud Wrestling." You'll have to come to the farm, 134 Cross Highway, to catch all the action. Suggested admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children. http://www.wakemantownfarm.org
Just what do birds of prey eat? And how? You can get a close ... very close ... look as the resident birds of prey at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, are fed by one of the nature center's naturalists. Dinner time -- theirs, not yours -- is 4 p.m. Saturday. http://www.earthplace.org
For insights into the Westport Country Playhouse production of "Loot," which debuts Tuesday, take in a movie biography of the play's author, Joe Orton, at 4 p.m. Sunday in the playhouse, 25 Powers Court. The screening of "Prick Up Your Ears" is free, but reservations are needed. Call 203-227-4177.