Westport Pride announces a month of events and more

The Weston Historical Society begins its 2022 Music at the Barn outdoor concert series with Steely Dan cover band Logical Pretzel from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 5 at the Historical Society’s Coley Homestead, located at 104 Weston Road in Weston.

Parking is accessible from High Acre Road.

The concert will be moved indoors in case of rain.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at https://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.

Historical Society membership is $15 per person or $50 per family. Non-members cost $20 per person or $60 per family. Everyone 10 and under is free.


The Food Truck Tony Pizza Napolitano will be on site.

People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Attendees will be able to explore the Historical Society’s whimsical Daniel E. Offutt, III Sculpture Garden and its historic interpretive panels that tell the story of the farm.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/logicalpretzel/ for more information on the logic pretzel.

United Way appoints Westport resident acting president

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has named Margo Amgott, of Westport, as interim president and CEO.

She replaces Jeffery Kimball and will lead the agency as it transitions to a permanent replacement

Amgott brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in nonprofit organizations, higher education, and state and local government. She currently provides transition support and project management through her consulting firm, Amgott Interim LLC.

Amgott’s goal is to lead an effective organization while continuing to raise awareness of the complex issues facing residents of the 12 cities that United Way serves. She will also advise the board in its search for the next leader.

Learn more about: https://unitedwaycfc.org/.

Westport fire marshal retires

Westport Fire Marshal Nathaniel Gibbons retires on May 31. All Fire Marshal emails should be sent to [email protected] after this.

Westport Pride to Host Drag 4 All and All for Drag Show at MoCA

Westport Pride will host Drag 4 All and All for Drag, a drag art show and experience for the whole family, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 4 at MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Turnpike

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a cocktail reception with the show starting at 6:30 p.m.

The show will include performances and a discussion with four performers.

Buy your tickets at mocawestport.org.

Westport Pride announces events

Westport will host its second citywide Pride Month celebration in June.

The events are hosted by Westport Pride, an organization focused on creating a more welcoming and connected community for Westport’s LGBTQ+ residents. Shopkeepers will also be offering Pride-themed merchandise, with some of the sales benefiting Westport Pride.

Scheduled events include:

To Wong Foo, thank you Julie Newmar! at 8:30 p.m. on June 2 at the Théâtre Remarquable. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.remarkabletheater.org.

Bedford Middle School, Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School Pride Day Celebration, 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. June 3

How to Survive the Plague at 8:30 p.m. June 8 at the Remarkable Theater. Visit https://www.remarkabletheater.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

A Westport Pride celebration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 12 at Jesup Green in Westport. It will include speakers, performances, children’s art activities, face painting, hair and makeup, Pride merchandise and swag, and educational materials at your fingertips.

Pride Eucharist, Court of Christ and Holy Trinity, 5 p.m. June 12. More information on https://chtwestport.org.

Pride Spirit Day at Westport Elementary Schools on June 15

Pride cabaret evening! at the Westport Library, at 6:30 p.m. on June 17. Visit https://westportlibrary.org/event/pride-cabaret-night/ for more information, and to RSVP.

Visit http://www.westportpride.com for more information.

‘Biggest Little Farm’ documentary film is coming to town

The Westport Farmers Market and Sustainable Westport will host a screening of the 2018 documentary film “Biggest Little Farm” at the Remarkable Theater on Friday, 50 Imperial Ave. at Westport.

Tickets are $25 per vehicle.

The drive-in parking lot will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at 8 p.m.

The Bees Knees Ice Pops Company will be selling signature popsicles.

Visit https://remarkabletheater.org for more information.

The market takes place every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at 50, avenue Impériale.

Voices Café event for the benefit of refugees

Singer and songwriter Diana Jones will be at the Unitarian Church’s Voices Café at 8 p.m. on June 11 for a benefit performance.

The concert raises money for the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants’ CIRI Apartment Settlement Team, which settles refugees in Fairfield County.

General admission is $25 per person. Live stream tickets are also available.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The cafe and church are located at 10 Lyons Plains Road in Westport.

The institute has been settling refugees in Connecticut for 104 years. Over the past six months, 72 volunteers have set up 41 apartments in Bridgeport and New Haven for 194 refugees. The value of donated and purchased furniture and supplies, estimated at $48,000, is also invaluable to the refugees.

Jones has won awards for his music and has toured the world including Cambridge Folk Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Levon Helm’s Ramble in Woodstock, NY and Bimhuis in Amsterdam.

Visit https://www.dianajonesmusic.com/ for more information on Jones.

Visit voicescafe.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Maria R. Newman