Things to do in Westport this weekend
The official end of summer doesn't mean the official end of fun things to do this weekend in Westport. Here are a few suggestions:
There's no place like "Home Sweet Home" when the new exhibit at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., opens on Friday with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Nov. 10. Call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org for more information.
Friday night check out the debut performance of the Westport Community Theatre's production of the Neil Simon comedy, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," in Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. The show also is performed at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and information, visit www.westportcommunitytheatre.com or call 203-226-1983.
Get hands-on Saturday when Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, holds its open house family day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a touch tank, animal encounters, nature crafts and guided trail walks. The event is free and open to all ages. Visit www.earthplace.org for more information.
Lobster? Steak? Whatever you prefer, that appetite will be satisfied at the Westport Rotary Lobster Fest from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Compo Beach. For $40 you can get two lobsters or one New York strip steak, sides and all the beer and wine you can drink. There's also a kids' menu for $10. The afternoon also includes music by Terrapin, playing all the best of the Grateful Dead. Visit www.westportrotary.org for ticket information.
Make Sunday a classic with a visit to the Classic Car Reception and Lawn Party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Veterans Memorial Green, next to the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. The event follows the 2013 Nutmeg Tour for Autism benefiting the autism programs at St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, hosted by Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance. Tickets for the reception or entry to the tour are available at www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/tour2013. For more information, call 203-222-1424 or visit www.westporthistory.org