Get Out: Globetrotters, J.D. Salinger, Cabaret

If you're looking for weekend plans, consider love, Lear and other stuff.

1. "Globetrotting" with the Best

Where: Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard

When: Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Why go: The Super Bowl may be over, but The Harlem Globetrotters, surely the world’s most entertaining sports team, is bringing its 2011 world tour and unique playful and comedic basketball skills to the Connecticut Coast. Entertainment for all ages at its best.

Price:  $20.25-$129.25; if children are in your group, enter the promotional code “MOM” (restrictions may apply) to save $7 per child ticket.

For the afternoon show click here; for the evening show click here

2. Salinger Expert, Biographer in Conversation

Where: Westport Public Library, McManus Room

When: Sunday, 2-3 p.m.

Why go: The library hosts author and world-renowned Salinger expert Kenneth Slawenski for a dialogue with Westporter Sybil Steinberg  about his work, "Salinger: A Life." A contributing editor and former book review section editor for “Publishers Weekly,” Slawenski has delved into Salinger’s writings and the life that gave rise to many of his stories. For more information visit the library.

Price: Free

3. Valentine’s Day "Script in Hand"

Where: Westport Country Playhouse

When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Why go: This Script in Hand play-reading of Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” delivers the  light-hearted yet poignant romantic comedy nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 1978. The storyline follows the life of a writer who, after losing his wife, suffers through unsuccessful dates set up by his brother, “a theatrical press agent and born matchmaker,” until one appears to work out.

Price: $15; to purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, visit the box office at 25 Powers Court off Route 1 in Westport, or click www.westportplayhouse.org.

4. Waiting in the Wings Cabaret

Where: Westport Woman’s Club

When: Saturday, 5 and 8 p.m.

Why go: This debut of the club’s series delivers “Love’s Funny: An Evening of Sweet and Silly Love Songs,” a showcase of New York’s promising stage-bound talent – comedians, musicians and actors – so that you can become acquainted with tomorrow’s stars in this inviting cabaret setting.

Price: $40 for patrons, $25 general. Patron tickets include a complimentary glass of wine/beverage and Munson’s truffles. For tickets click here or call Westport Woman’s Club at 203-227-4240.  This fundraiser will benefit the club’s charitable efforts on behalf of Westport and surrounding communities.


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