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What To Do Around Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening around Westport this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar .

Friday, Aug. 9

Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys: RiverSwing - Concert And Dance Lesson: 8 p.m. The 2013 Grammy Award winner Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys make sweet Cajun music together. It is steeped in the French heritage of southwestern Louisiana and driven by accordion and fiddle. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport. Visit the website for more details.

Friday Night Dance Party: 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Dance and practice your new skills in a friendly environment. Cost is $10 per person. Ballroom Elegance Dance Studio, 627 Post Road E., Westport. Visit the website for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Westport Road Runners Race : 8 a.m. This is the seventh race in the 10-race summer series. The distance is 6.85 miles. Compo Beach, Westport.

Kayak Tour, Cockenoe Westport's Treasure Island: 11: a.m. Visit Cockenoe, a small but environmentally important island and learn about the migratory birds and the ecological benefit to Long Island Sound of maintaining clean watersheds. Travel the 1 mile over open water under your own power – via kayak. The 2 ½-hour trek is led by David Park, an environmentalist with the Norwalk River Watershed Association and author of the guidebook “Kayaking in and Around the Norwalk Islands.”  Cost is $20 per boat, or $18 for members. Launch is from Longshore, 260 Compo Road S., Westport. Visit the website for more information.

DJ Rekha: RiverSwing - Concert And Dance Lesson: 8 p.m. International sensation DJ Rekha merges the traditional Bhangra music of South Asia and the Hip-Hop beats of today. The performance takes audiences on a journey into the infectious expanding South Asian dance music genre known as Bhangra. She is joined by dance artist Gobind Singh and percussionist Dave Sharma. Experience some of the music and moves from her internationally known event Basement Bhangra. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Celebration Sundays - Concert: 7 p.m. Concert features nine musicians with a hot horn section and three vocalists, including local favorites Leigh Henry and Tracey Marble, with emphasis on the hits from the 70s. Free. Jesup Green, 40 Jesup Road, Westport.

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