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What’s Happening In Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – Top off your summer experience at the annual Blues, View & BBQ Festival, which is taking over downtown Westport this Labor Day weekend. Here’s a look at some events happening in town through Monday. Visit our Events page for more listings.

Friday, Aug. 31

“Harbor” at the Westport Country Playhouse: 8 p.m. Don’t miss the world premiere of “Harbor,” a comedy about a dysfunctional, loving family written by Tony Award-nominated writer Chad Beguelin and directed by Mark Lamos. The cast includes Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert (Broadway’s “Ragtime”), Emmy Award nominee Paul Anthony Stewart (“Guiding Light”), Kate Nowlin and Alexis Molnar. Tickets are $25 to $65. For more information and tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org . The show runs through Sept. 15.

Paula G Reality: 9 p.m. Enjoy food, drinks and a live concert by Paula G Reality at Oaxaca Kitchen. No cover. Oaxaca Kitchen, 376 Post Road E.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Blues, Views & BBQ Fest: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live music, barbecue and all the food you can eat marks the fifth-annual Blues, View & BBQ Festival downtown. The festival continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday highlights include the food court, performances by eight bands at the Levitt Pavilion, the “Cookin’ for a Cause” amateur barbecue competition, a kids activity area and CT Bites cooking demonstrations. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids/students/seniors. Kids under 5 are free. Early-bird tickets are half-price. Levitt Pavilion/Westport Library parking lot, 20 Jesup Road.

Peter Morse & Friends Concert: 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of blues rhythms at the Westport Library with Peter Morse & Friends, also known as the Hardy-Morse Clan Band, which plays a combination of pop, folk, and blues songs. The band consists of Peter Morse (vocals and some guitar), Morgan Morse (vocals and all instruments), and Ellen Hardy (vocals, guitar, and violin). Free. In conjunction with the Blues, Views & BBQ Festival. Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Sunday, Sept. 2

Blues, Views & BBQ Fest: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The food and fun continue downtown. Day two includes the food court, the “Kids Q” barbecue competition, rib- and pie-eating contests, seven concerts at the Levitt Pavilion, a performance by the School of Rock and the kids activity area. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids/students/seniors. Kids under 5 are free. Early-bird tickets are half price. Levitt Pavilion/Westport Library parking lot, Jesup Road.

Monday, Sept. 3

Happy Labor Day! Why not spend the day off at Compo Beach?

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