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What's Happening In Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – It’s all about entertainment this weekend in Westport. Enjoy three free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion, see the musical comedy “Company” at the Westport Community Theatre or take in entertainment of a different kind at the Great Duck Race. Here’s a sneak peek at some of what’s happening in Westport over the next three days.

Friday, June 29

ArtCafé: 10 to 11 a.m. Meet other art enthusiasts and learn about exhibitions to visit in the area. Guests use “The New York Times” Friday Arts Section as a springboard to discuss the latest exhibitions and events in the art world. Coffee and hot muffins will be served. Free and open to all. For more information, call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org . Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Musical Comedy “Company:” 8 to 10:15 p.m. This is the last weekend to catch a performance of “Company,” a Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The show follows Robert, a 35-year-old confirmed bachelor, through a series of encounters with women. He also learns lessons from his married friends, causing him to weigh the pros and cons of married life and the wonders and pitfalls of relationships. Other performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23 to $25. Call 203-226-1983 or go to westportcommunitytheatre.com . Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Bone Dry concert: 8 p.m. Bone Dry, an acoustic rock band, is performing at the Levitt Pavilion. The band performs original music and covers from a range of musical styles combining rock, blues, jam bands, funk, Motown, reggae and jazz. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, behind the library.

Saturday, June 30

Great Duck Race: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch as 3,000 rubber ducks race down the Saugatuck River during the annual Westport Sunrise Rotary Great Duck Race to benefit more than 40 charities. Before the race begins at 1 p.m., kids and their parents can enjoy family-friendly activities such as arts and crafts, face painting and more. Tickets to sponsor a duck are $20. The sponsors of the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line win prizes, ranging from $5,000 to $500 Visa gift cards. Events take place on Parker-Harding Plaza, behind Main Street.

Photography Exhibit: Noon to 4 p.m. A photography exhibit featuring 20 contemporary photographs opens with a public reception at the Westport Arts Center. “Landscape: Scene/Re-Seen” features 15 acclaimed artists whose work explores the way people view landscapes today and how it is impacted by the human footprint. The exhibit continues through Sept. 2. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Dance lesson & concert: 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. Grab your dancing shoes and head over to the Levitt Pavilion for a lesson on Bhangra, a Punjabi style of dance. A concert by international sensation DJ Rekha, who merges traditional Bhangra music and hip-hop beats, will follow at 8 p.m. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, behind the library.

Sunday, July 1

Celebrating Burry Fredrik: 3 p.m. The Westport Country Playhouse is celebrating the life and work of Tony Award-winning producer and director Burry Fredrik, who died in her Weston home May 22. A tribute to Fredrik will be held in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center’s Sheffer Rehearsal Studio. A reception will follow. For more information on the tribute or directions, call 203-227-5137. Free. 25 Powers Court.

Duchess Di and the Distractions: 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Travel back to '40s and '50s with Duchess Di and the Distractions, an eight-piece band dedicated to blues, swing and jump music. Before the 7 p.m. concert, catch a swing dance lesson. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, behind the library.

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