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What's Happening In Westport This Week

WESTPORT, Conn. – Go star-gazing at the Levitt Pavilion this week after the Westport Cinema Initiative screening of the documentary “Saving Hubble,” or treat the kids to a performance by PBS Kids star Mr. Steve. Also this week, the Westport Arts Center launches the first of three, one-week summer camp programs at the New Media Lab. Here’s a look at some of the events planned through Thursday.

Monday, July 30

Photography Summer Camp: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children ages 11 to 14 can hone their photographic skills during a weeklong camp offered by the Westport Arts Center. The camp will focus on darkroom and digital photography with an emphasis on process and experimentation. Students will learn digital photographic techniques, experiment with indoor and outdoor photography, and develop images in a darkroom. Cost is $295 or $275 for members, and includes all supplies and printing fees. More information, visit westportartscenter.org . New Media Lab, 42 Main St., second floor.

Documentary Screening: 8 to 10 p.m. Westport Cinema Initiative is screening the documentary “Saving Hubble,” a film by Weston native David Gaynes. The film is about the fight to save the Hubble Space Telescope from becoming space junk. An award-winning short film from the Westport Youth Film Festival will be shown before the documentary. The evening includes a prescreening panel and post-screening star-gazing courtesy of The Hubble Road show. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road.

Tuesday, July 31

Miko & The Musket Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Guitarist and songwriter Miko de Leon leads the New York City-based Miko & The Musket, a soul-folk ensemble. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road.

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Mr. Steve Kids Concert: 7 to 8:15 p.m. Steve Roslonek of the PBS Kids show “SteveSongs” has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 11 years. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called "not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one." Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Westport Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. It’s all about supporting the local economy at the Westport Farmers’ Market. You can find fresh produce, artisan meats and cheeses, freshly baked goods, organic foods, clothing and more. Free admission. Imperial Avenue parking lot.

Robot Presentation : 7 to 9 p.m. Maker Mike Ogrinz will be showing off his “Lost in Space” B9 robot replica at the Westport Library’s Maker Space. Free. Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Brian Torff and The Phantom Pluckers: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Catch a free concert by Brian Torff and The Phantom Pluckers at the Levitt Pavilion. The trio will debut new songs as well cover Stanley Turrentine's "Sugar" and Willie Dixon's "Seventh Son.”  Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road.

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