Things to do in Westport this weekend
No need to labor over what to do this weekend. Here's a great holiday weekend agenda in Westport:
Spend Friday night with the Fry Daddys at the Black Duck, 605 Riverside Ave. The cover band kicks off its first set at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-227-7978 or visit www.thefrydaddys.com
Join Peter Morse and Friends for folk and blues selections at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall of the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. Admission is free. Visit www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800 for more information.
It promises to be a smoking hot time in downtown Saturday and Sunday with the 5th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival. The fun, food and music gets under way at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The two-day event features live music, cooking and eating contests, a pig race and more. Admission is $20 per day for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for those under 5. Hours, rain or shine, are: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find two-day passes and family discounts online at www.bluesviewsBBQ.com.
It's the start of a new season at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, with the world premiere of Tony Award-nominee Chad Beguelin's "Harbor." Showtime is 8 p.m. and single ticket prices start at $30. For information or tickets call 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.
Spend Sunday relaxing by the shore at Sherwood Island, Connecticut's oldest state park. In addition to a long stretch of beach, the park has picnic groves and a salt marsh observation deck. The park is open from 8 a.m. until sunset. Parking for residents is $13; $6 after 4 p.m.