WESTPORT, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening around Westport this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar.
Friday, Aug. 23
The Distractions - Concert: 8 p.m. An opportunity to witness two award winning composers, a former editor-in-chief of Guitar Magazine, a Fender Jazzmaster playing pediatrician and a drummer whose performance career runs the gamut, from country to rock, from Toad's Place to The Ritz. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport. Visit the website for more details.
Animal Feeding At Earthplace : 11 a.m. Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Free with the price of admission and free for members. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport. Visit the website for more details.
Friday Night Dance Party: 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Dance and practice your new skills in a friendly environment. $10 per person. Ballroom Elegance Dance Studio, 627 Post Road East, Westport. Visit the website for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Westport Road Runners Race: 8 a.m. The Ninth race in the 10-race summer series, 9.3 miles. Fees Varies. Compo Beach, Westport. Visit the website for more details.
The Wendy May, Jerry Vigorito, Tracy James ALL-STAR Band! – Concert : 8 p.m. An evening of hot rock, cool blues and country music. The 7-piece All-Star band features a mash-up of members of some of Connecticut’s finest and most favorite bands: Bone Dry Band, Tracy James and the Big Bad Band, The Wendy May Band and Band Together CT Free. Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport.
Sunday, Aug. 25
Republican Town Committee BBQ: 5 to 7 p.m. Meet Westport's Republican candidates running in November's election, including First and Second Selectman candidates Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Compo Beach, near the cannons.
Fairfield Counts: Celebrate Sundays - Concert: 7 p.m. A very special program by the masters of swing and the big band sound comprising of 17 top-flight musicians and a fabulous female vocalist. The sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Gene Krupa and the great Count Basie are all part of their Big Band repertoire. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport. Visit the website for more details..