Thursday was a wintry mess, and odds are that Saturday could add at least a little more snow to the region's already substantial cover. Get used to it; it's winter. Now stop moping, and get out and about this Westport weekend.
"The Crucible," Arthur Miller's powerful dramatic rendering of the Salem witchcraft purge, is performed all three weekend days by Westport Community Theatre at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. Show times are: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Info: 203-226-1983 or www.westportcommunitytheatre.com
Something different is being staged for its final weekend at Music Theatre of Connecticut: "God of Carnage," described as a comedy of manners ... without the manners, by Yasmina Reza. Show times at the MTC theater at 246 Post Road East, are 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Info: 203-454-3883 or www.musictheatreofct.com
What starts with James B. Adair, author of "Deepcore 1," and ends with David Zindell, author of "The Wild?" It's the complete catalogue of vintage paperbacks -- nearly 5,000 titles, here: http://bit.ly/1czU2tu -- offered for sale Saturday and Sunday at, appropriately enough, the Westport Library's Vintage Paperback Sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 203.291.4800 or http://bit.ly/1ewVxIL
Learn about the unique relationship between Westport artists and writers and The New Yorker magazine over the years in two exhibits at the Westport Historical Society: "Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport" and "Can't Tell a Book by its Cover:" Saturday hours are noon to 4 p.m. at the historical society, 25 Avery Place. Info: 203-222-1424 or http://bit.ly/1jDMqO3
Commune with winter's bracing beauty by checking out the snow-gilded grounds and trails at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. The trails crisscrossing the nature preserve's varied terrain are open from dawn to dusk, and offer a more soothing perspective on this sometimes savage season. A natural way to chill out. Info: 203-227 7253 or http://bit.ly/1hJ9oQo