The weather promises to be wet and wild if Sandy decides to drop in this weekend in Westport, but there's still time for fun before the onslaught:

It's "Next to Normal" at 8 p.m. Friday the MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East at Colonial Green. Tickets are $25-$45; call 203-454-3883 or visit for more information.

Could that pewter pot that's been in the family for years be valuable? Find out Saturday when the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, hosts "Appraisal Day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for an opinion from professional appraiser James Lipton is $30 for two items and $10 for each additional item up to a maximum of five. Appointments are required. Call 203-222-1424 or visit

Naturalist Diane Lang will talk about her first book, "Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved," at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Admission is free. Call 203-291-4800 or visit

Sabers will be drawn Saturday at Luxe Modern Wine and Cocktails, 190 Main St., as part of the Westport Downtown Merchants' "Foodie Fest." For $45, from 5 to 7 p.m. taste Louis Roederer champagne paired with an assortment of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, topped off by a performance of "Le Sabre du Champagne," the "beheading" of a bottle with a saber. For tickets, visit

On Sunday, hear the award-winning ensemble, Madchenchor Hannover, an acclaimed German youth choir at 4 p.m. at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Myrtle Avenue and Church Lane. Tickets are $20 for preferred seats and $10 for adult general admission. Tickets are $5 for children under 18. A reception will follow. For tickets, call 203-227-0827 or visit