What are weekends for? Well, besides sitting on the couch watching sports, you can spend this Westport weekend shopping and support a worthy cause at the same time, or enjoy some good music. Here are some suggestions:
Make a splash with some new home decor: Buy some tropical fish. The 47th annual Norwalk Aquarium Society Tropical Fish Show and Auction will be held Saturday and Sunday at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. On Saturday, view the exhibit of tropical fish from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. session on "The Basics of Tropical Fish Keeping." On Sunday, bid on fish for your tank when the auction begins at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-227-7253.
There will be shopping of a different kind Saturday night when the Westport Historical Society hosts a fundraising auction of artworks from the 19th and 20th centuries from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. The event includes a reception and silent auction of the artwork, followed by a live auction of the more valuable items at 6:15 p.m. RSVP required. Call Barbara Brauner at 203-222-1424 or email email@example.com.
Listen to "Music in Nature" on Sunday when the Chamber Chorus of Music on the Hill performs at 3 p.m. in the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or reserved in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help celebrate the new Allen organ at First Church of Christ, Scientist, with music and song at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free at the church, 55 Compo Road South, and a reception will follow the concert, which will feature works by Bach and Handel. For more information, call 203-222-4357 or visit www.christiansciencect.org/westport
More Sunday music can be heard at the Westport Arts Center's gallery when classical guitarist Eliot Fisk performs. The performance is set for 3 p.m. in the center, 51 Riverside Ave. Tickets are $22.50 for WAC members and $25 for non-members. Call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org