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Things to do in Westport this weekend

Published 11:31 am, Friday, November 8, 2013
  • End the weekend on a high note with Giacomo Gates at the Westport Arts Center. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News contributed
    End the weekend on a high note with Giacomo Gates at the Westport Arts Center. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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A little shopping, a little music and a little family fun thrown in for good measure make for an enjoyable Westport weekend. Here's a few tideas:

The ever-popular CraftWestport show and sale returns to Staples High School, 70 North Ave., this weekend. Sponsored by the Westport Young Women's League, the event features 170 craft artists including new exhibitors with contemporary works never before seen in Westport. In addition, there is a specialty food section as well as a raffle of artist-donated items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, $9 for seniors and free for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit www.craftwestport.com or call 845-331-7900.

Get "On The Road & in The Round" with Craig Bickhardt, Michael Johnson and Don Henry at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Voices Cafe in the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road. Tickets are $20. Call 203-227-7205, ext. 14, or visit www.voicescafe.org for tickets and information.

Get a little dizzy Saturday night dancing to the music of Vertigo. The band performs, starting at 9:30 p.m., at the Black Duck Cafe, 605 Riverside Ave., the group's last stateside gig of the year. For more information, call 203-227-7978 for more information.

Join the fun at the Family Festivities kick-off Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Admission is free and activities include face painting, puppet making, free food samples and more. Find more information at www.westportplayhouse.org or by calling 203-227-4177.

End the weekend with Giacomo Gates at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Arts Center Gallery, 51 Riverside Ave. Admission is $25 for adults, and $10 for students with a valid ID. Call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org.