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What's Happening In Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – An international rugby match at Staples High School, a “super” art class for kids at the Westport Arts Center and performances at the Westport Community Theatre are some of the events that highlight the weekend ahead in Westport. To see more event listings, visit our Events page.

Friday, Sept. 21

Art Café: 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. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Movie Under the Stars: 7 p.m. Come watch "Horton Hears a Who" under the stars in the Earthplace sanctuary on a giant outdoor screen. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket. Movie begins at dusk. Concessions will be available. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the Earthplace auditorium. Gates open at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per member family and $25 per non-member family (includes admission to Natureplace and use of bathroom facilities). Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane.

Staples Varsity Football: 7 p.m. Cheer on the Wreckers as they take on Bridgeport Central High School in the second home game of the season. Staples Stadium, 70 North Ave.

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor:” 8 p.m. Westport Community Theatre opens its new season with the Neil Simon comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." Directed by Lester Colodny, the show is set in 1953 and follows a team of social misfits as they write a weekly variety program. The characters are based on people Simon worked with, such as Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Sid Caesar. Show continues through Sept. 30. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18-$20 and are available online or by calling the box office at 203-226-1983. Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Super Saturday: 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon. Kids from ages 5 to 12 are invited to go “wild” at the Westport Arts Center during the “Super Saturday: WAC Gone Wild” class. Inspired by one of the center’s most popular summer camp programs, kids will use a range of materials to create exciting works of art inspired by animals, hybrid creatures and more. The class for children ages 5-8 is from 9-10:15 a.m. and the class for kids ages 9-12 is from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $35 or $30 for center members. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Teddy Bear Tea Party: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children, and their favorite stuffed animals, are invited to attend the tea party at Earthplace. Every little princess and prince will have refreshments, make a crown and have their photo taken with a real live Queen Bee.  Photographs taken of the event will be available for purchase. Space is limited to 15 princesses/princes and their mommy or daddy. Cost is $25 per member family and $30 per non-member family. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane.

Lobster Fest: 3 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a lobster dinner, drinks and live music with friends on Compo Beach during the first annual Lobster Fest, hosted by the Westport Rotary Club. Adults can choose between a dinner of two boiled lobsters or New York strip steak, and kids can choose hot dogs or chicken fingers. The band Ship of Fools will perform. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for kids, and are available online . Compo Beach.

USA v. Canada Rugby: 4 p.m. Catch an international rugby showdown as the USA Tomahawks take on the Canadian Wolverines in game two of the American National Rugby League’s Colonial Cup, happening at Staples High School. Gates open at 1 p.m. with curtain raiser games and entertainment. Tickets are $5 for adults. Kids under 18 are free. Staples Stadium, 70 North Ave.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Strong Kids Triathlon: 7:30 a.m. The Westport Weston Family Y is hosting its third annual Strong Kids Triathlon for kids between ages 3 and 15. Triathlon participants compete for age group awards, and each child receives a T-shirt and a medal. Registration and check-in start at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Y's Strong Kids campaign. For more information, contact Meaghan George at 203-226-8981, ext. 179 or at

“Foodies:” Noon to 4 p.m. Check out “Foodies,” a food-themed exhibit at the Westport Arts Center that features work in all media selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. The exhibit will be juried by Pat Callaghan of Pepperidge Farms, Stew Leonard of Stew Leonard’s, Michel Nischan of The Dressing Room, and Bill Taibe, owner of Le Farm and The Whelk. Exhibit is daily through Nov. 4. Free. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

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