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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 10:57 am, Friday, July 26, 2013
  • Don't go into a swoon this weekend because you have nothing to do, catch a performance of "Bye Bye Birdie" at Staples High School. Photo: Contributed Photo

    Don't go into a swoon this weekend because you have nothing to do, catch a performance of "Bye Bye Birdie" at Staples High School.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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It looks like maybe, just maybe, the hottest days of summer are behind us -- at least for a little while. Make sure to make the most of this mellower weekend and enjoy these Westport things to do:

Say "Bye Bye Birdie" when the Staples Players Summer Theatre stages the musical about teen idol Conrad Birdie this weekend. Cast members are high school and college kids from Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Trumbull. Performances at the high school, 70 North Ave., are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults and are available online and at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. For more information visit www.staplesplayers.com or call 203-341-1310.

Get a "Bird's-Eye View" when you check out the latest exhibit at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org for more information.

Quench your thirst with some special summer cocktails, like the Ginger Smash, at Luxe Modern Wine and Cocktails, 194 Main St. Pair your drinks with cheese, charcuterie and tapas. The bar is open from noon until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Find more information by visiting its Facebook page or calling 203-349-5039.

Take the CT Challenge Bike Ride -- The second leg of the bike-riding fundraiser for cancer survivors and programs is Saturday, so join in or just cheer on those who are riding to raise money for cancer. The day starts at 6 a.m. with registration at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. You can find registration information, various course routes and more at http://bikectchallenge.org.

End the weekend with a free concert at the temporary Levitt Pavilion venue, 40 Jesup Road. Featured on Sunday is Rob & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will be a blend of bluegrass, folk, old time and acoustic country. Find more information at www.levittpavilion.com.