Old Man Winter's cold and snow onslaught getting you down? Be brave, and get out and about before any more snow falls on Westport. Here's a few ideas about what to do this weekend:
It's the second weekend of performances of "God of Carnage" at the Music Theatre of Connecticut, 246 Post Road East. The play tells the story of two upper-middle-class couples who meet over drinks to solve a school yard fight between their children, only to get into a fight themselves. Hours are 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $45-$25. Call 203-454-3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com for more information.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1076 Post Road East, will hold a book fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day includes a talk by author Mark V. Ewert, children's craft session and a storytime. Call 203-221-7955.
Don't be a couch potato Saturday night. Head over to the Black Duck Cafe, 605 Riverside Avenue, for music mash-up by Howard Eldridge and the Soul Potatoes at 9 p.m. For more information call 203-227-7978.
Puppets add a new twist to the classic tale with "Sleeping Beauty Dreams" Sunday at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Shows are at 1 and 4 p.m., with pre-show activities one hour before curtain. Tickets are $20. For tickets and information, call 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.
The Voxare String Quartette will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Westport Arts Center gallery, 51 Riverside Ave. Tickets are $22.50 for WAC members and $25 for non-members. Call 203-222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org for information and tickets.
Barnard College President Debora L. Spar will talk about "Wonder Women: Sex, Power Admission is free. For information, visit westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800.