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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Updated 11:23 am, Friday, August 2, 2013
  • They'll steal your heart when the gypsy-swing band Caravan of Thieves takes the stage at the Levitt Pavilion Saturday at 8 p.m. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    They'll steal your heart when the gypsy-swing band Caravan of Thieves takes the stage at the Levitt Pavilion Saturday at 8 p.m. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean your weekends in Westport have to. Here are a few diversions;

Steal time for live theater and catch a performance of the English farce, "Loot," at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Show times are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Call 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org

Feed your mind Saturday with a trip to Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, and learn what the nature center's rehabbed wildlife -- like a turkey vulture or box turtle -- like to eat. Scheduled feeding time for the menagerie is 4 p.m. and is free for Earthplace members or with the price of admission. Visit www.earthplace.org for more information.

Jump on the free concert by Caravan of Thieves at 8 p.m. Saturday on Jesup Green, this summer's temporary venue for Levitt Pavilion performances. The audience is invited to sing, stomp and clap along to the music that has been described as "gypsy swing." More details are at levittpavilion.com

Pack a picnic Sunday and take a hike at the Newman Poses nature preserve, located at Coleytown and Easton roads. The preserve encompasses walking trails and a stream, and is open from sunrise to sunset. Find more information at http://bit.ly/16oKXn4

Hop on board when New York Times columnist Sam Roberts talks about "Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America," at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Admission is free. Visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800 for more information.