WESTPORT, Conn. Free entertainment sizzles in Westport this weekend with three concerts set to rock the Levitt Pavilion. Heres a look at some of the events planned during the next three days.
Friday, July 6
ArtCafe: 10 to 11 a.m. Meet other art enthusiasts and learn about exhibitions 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 muffins will be served. Free. For more information, call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org . Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.
Early Clover Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Vegas veteran Early Clover returns to the Levitt Pavilion to celebrate the release of his second album. The lead singer from the Coasters tribute band, Clover sings a variety of original tunes, as well as renditions of classics by Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and Otis Redding. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, behind the library.
Saturday, July 7
Bon Odori Festival: 2 to 4:30 p.m. The Japan Society of Fairfield County is hosting its 8th annual Bon Odori Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture, on Jesup Green. The celebration will include performances of traditional folk song and dance, bamboo decorating, food and more. Free. Jesup Green.
Nature Discoveries: 2:30 p.m. Discover something new about nature at Earthplace. Meet one of the centers animal ambassadors, listen to a story, make a craft or take a guided walk along a trail. Included with regular admission: Free for members, $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane.
Trevor Hall Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Musician Trevor Hall will perform at the Levitt Pavilion. His music has been described as a mix of reggae, folk and roots-rock, blended with a sharp pop sensibility. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, behind the library.
Sunday, July 8
Romeo Juliet Discussion: 2 to 3 p.m. Mark Schenker, associate dean at Yale College, will lead a discussion of Shakespeare's classic romance, Romeo and Juliet. The discussion will focus on a range of tensions in the play: tragedy and comedy, parents and children, passion and responsibility, moral action and fate. He also will discuss the play in the context of Shakespeares time and today. Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.
Cynthia Sayer & Sparks Fly Concert : 7 to 8:30 p.m. Award-winning banjoist Cynthia Sayer and the Sparks Fly band are bringing a swing-based, family-friendly show to the Levitt Pavilion. Shows usually include a mix of hot jazz, tango, Western, classical, roots music and more. Free. Levitt Pavilion, 40 Jesup Road, behind the library.
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