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What’s Happening in Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – With summer officially underway in Westport, the Levitt Pavilion kicks off its 39th summer concert season Sunday. Also this weekend, get your car washed for a good cause, catch a performance of the musical comedy “Company” at the Westport Community Theatre or stop by the Westport Arts Center. Here’s a look at some events planned for the next three days.

Friday, June 22

Good Neighbor Day Charity Car Wash: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Westport Wash & Wax will donate 100 percent of the day’s car-washing revenue to Homes with Hope, a Westport nonprofit that provides supportive housing, programs and services designed to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Westport Wash & Wax, 791 Post Road East.

Art Café Happy Hour: 6 to 7 p.m. Meet new and like-minded people at the Westport Arts Center once a month during this art-themed happy hour. Bringing your own beverage is encouraged. The event is free. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Musical Comedy “Company”: 8 to 10:15 p.m. Westport Community Theatre presents “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. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 1. Tickets are $23 to $25. Call 203-226-1983 or go to westportcommunitytheatre.com . Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Saturday, June 23

Photography Exhibit: 12 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 landscape today and how it is impacted by the human footprint. The exhibit continues through Sept. 2. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Earthplace Benefit Concert: 2:30 p.m. The Deedle Deedle Dees, a Brooklyn-based educational rock band, are bringing their catchy and informative tunes to Earthplace for a benefit concert. The band’s music educates kids on science and history. The concert will raise money for the purchase of carpet squares for Earthplace. Cost is $30 per member family and $35 per non-member family. Call 203-227-7253, ext. 101. Registration required. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane.

Sunday, June 24

“The Year of Magical Thinking” Special Performance : 3 p.m. Westport Country Playhouse presents an open caption performance of “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion for audiences with varying degrees of hearing loss. During the show, audience members will be able to watch an easy-to-read digital screen of the actor’s dialogue. Tickets start at $30. For more information or to buy tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court.

Levitt Pavilion Opens: 7 p.m. The 39th summer season at the Levitt Pavilion kicks off with "The Sixties Show," a live music show that celebrates the greatest songs of the 1960s. Band members include a former members of Billy Joel’s band, The Boston Pops and a current member of The Smithereens. Individual members of the show have toured, performed or recorded with Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Mick Jagger, The Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townsend, Nancy Sinatra, Ronnie Spector and others. Free. Levitt Pavilion (behind the Westport Library).

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