Picks of the Week

Picks of the Week



Thursday, Aug. 16

 

Drive-In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “The Karate Kid II.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

Alison Green

6 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center will host a talk by art historian, critic and curator Alison Green, author of “When Artists Curate.” There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Aug. 16 - 19Washington County Fair

Various times; Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Road, Carolina.

The 52nd annual Washington County Fair will feature daily concerts, special acts and events, a giant midway and kiddy land area, agricultural events and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, the farm museum and more. Featured performers include Stephanie Quayle, Lanco, Sawyer Brown and Morgan Evans. For more information and schedule, visit washingtoncountyfair-ri.com.

Aug. 16 – 26“The Prisoner of Second Avenue”

Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Granite Theatre will present the comedy, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” by Neil Simon. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit granitetheatre.com or call 401-596-2341.

Aug. 16 – Sept. 9“Chicago”

Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea will present Kander and Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical, “Chicago,” directed by Bob Richard. For tickets, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 866-811-4111.

Aug. 16 – 19Into the Woods

Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” directed by Violet Saylor. Performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.org.

Friday, Aug. 17Gallery ribbon cutting

11 a.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Gov. Gina Raimondo, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, and director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Peter Alviti will join other public officials, community and business leaders and the members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gallery’s new location at the former Westerly Train Station.  The gallery’s current exhibit, “A Dot On A Walk - Paul Klee-Line,” featuring the works of Ardie Harrison and James Peptoneis, is now on display through Sept. 2. The gallery will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.   For more information, visit westerlyarts.com or call 401-596-2221.

Movies in the Park

8 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will screen “Grease” as part of the Movies in the Park series. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.

Drive-In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “The Breakfast Club.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

Lisa y Josué

7 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown

Cross Mills Library will host Lisa y Josué, who will perform classical Latin guitar music, as part of its free Friday Night Concert series.  For more information, call or 401-3646211 or visit crossmills.org.

Saturday, Aug. 18Jazz Night at The United

7 p.m.; The United Theatre, 5 Canal St., Westerly.

The United Theatre will host a concert with trumpet virtuoso Bruce Harris and his new quintet for a night of jazz. For more information, visit unitedtheatre.yapsody.com.

Drive-In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and, visit misquamicut.org.

Guardians Big Band

6 p.m. Fort Griswold, Monument Street, Groton.

The United States Coast Guard Band’s Guardians Big Band will perform selections of big band jazz numbers. The concert is free and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs. For more information, visit uscg.mil/Community/Band.

Sunday, Aug. 19Patrick Lynch

5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

Stonington Free Library will present a talk by author Patrick Lynch on the evolution of Long Island Sound. Lynch is the author of “A Guide to Long Island Sound.”  The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

Monday, Aug. 20Thailand: A Volunteer’s Experience

7 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

Mystic & Noank Library will host an illustrated talk by Mary Drake about her Habitat for Humanity work in Thailand. The program is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 21Big Screen Movies the Beach

8:30 p.m.; Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will screen “Lego Batman Movie” as part of the Big Screen Movies on the Beach. The event is free. For more information, visit oceanchamber.org.

Watch Hill Sunset Concert

6 p.m.; Village Green, Bay Street, Watch Hill

Ska band The Copasetics will perform. The concert is free. Visit facebook.com/Watch-Hill-Sunset-Concerts for more information.

David Frye

7 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

Bank Square Books and the Groton Public Library will host an author talk and book signing with Connecticut author David Frye for his new book “Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 22Holly Zimmermann

6:30to 8 p.m.; Cottrell Brewing Company, 100 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck.

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. will host a Beer & Books event at the brewery featuring local author Holly Zimmermann, author of “Ultramarathon Mom.” The event includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Hurricane of 38

7 p.m.; Quonochontaug Grange, 5662 Post Road, Charlestown.

The Quonochontaug Historical Society will host a talk by Donna Jordan, Anne Doyle, Charlotte Hohl and Sandra Champion on the Hurricane of 38. The presentation will be preceded by the society’s annual meeting and a social and tours of the society’s research and archive center will follow the meeting. The talk is free with donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit quonochontaughistoricalsociety.org.

Wildlife Wednesdays

7 p.m.; Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown

The Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island will host Erin Harrington who will discuss “Project Timberdoodle” as part of the center’s Wildlife Wednesdays. The talk is free. For more information, email friends.ri@verizon.net.

Thursday, Aug. 23Back to School Fashion Night

6 to 8 p.m.; Jonnycake Center of Westerly, 23 Industrial Drive, Westerly.

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host a Back to School Fashion Night with outfits from the thrift store portion of the center. Admission is free, with a request for donations of a Chunky soup can to support the center’s food pantry services. There will also be a raffle. For more information, visit jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069.

Drive-In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Jurassic Park.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

Book Signing and Gallery opening

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

The Courthouse Center for the Arts will host author and artist Phillip Martorella for a signing of his new book “A Controversial Approach To Music Theory and Musical Scansio,” and gallery opening for an exhibit of his paintings. The event is free. For more information, visit courthousearts.org.

Friday, Aug. 24Moonlight Serenade Gala

6 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill.

Salt Marsh Opera will hold a Moonlight Serenade Gala fundraiser featuring cocktails on the lawn, dinner on the seaside terrace, auction items and a concert under the stars. Tickets are $195 and proceeds will benefit the Kids Love Opera! program. For tickets or more information, visit saltmarshopera.org/gala.

Drive-In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Jurassic World.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

 Steve DeConti & Dan Moretti

7 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown

Cross Mills Library will host Steve DeConti & Dan Moretti, who will perform surf jazz, as part of its free Friday Night Concert series.  For more information, call or 401-3646211 or visit crossmills.org.

Saturday, Aug. 25Comedians in Exile

8 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Comedians in Exile will perform a benefit show for The United Theatre. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit unitedtheatre.org.

Alice Kaltman

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe will host a book signing with Alice Kaltman for her new book “Wavehouse.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Drive-In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Footloose.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

Wilcox Park Native Garden Tour

10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will host a free Native Gardens Tour of Wilcox Park. The tour will begin with information about the park, native plants, and Rhody natives, followed by a walk around the park, with stops at gardens and various native trees and shrubs. The tour will meet at the esplanade by the side entrance of the library.

Music Matters Series

5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center’s Music Matters Series will host a concert featuring Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde on violoncello and Artem Belogurov on a 1886 Chickering concert grand. The concert will be held in memory of Stonington poet J. D. "Sandy" McClatchy (1945-2018.) Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Arts on the Quad

5:30 p.m.; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

The Mystic Seaport Arts on the Quad will host a presentation by Nicholas Bell, who will give a talk about the Vinland Map, and Fred Calabretta who will speak about the music in the era during which the map was unveiled to the public. The talks will be followed by a performance by Penny Lane, a Beatles tribute band. There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

Steve Daggett

8 p.m.; The Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

The Courthouse Center for the Arts will host local country rock artist Steve Daggett for an end of summer party. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org.

Jonathan Edwards

7:30 p.m.; Narragansett Community Center, 53 Mumford Road, Narragansett.

Congregation Beth David’s Summer Series will present singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. Tickets are $40. For tickets visit cbdri.org or call 401-789-3437.

Sunday, Aug. 26Connie Bombaci

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an open house book signing with local author Connie Bombaci, author of “Hogan's Hope.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

James and Susan Patterson

2 to 5 p.m.; Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville.

Mohegan Sun and Bank Square Books will host an event featuring James Patterson and his wife Susan Patterson. The couple will be hold a Q& A followed by  a book signing of their children’s book, “Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses.” Mr. Patterson will sign copies of his latest books, “Texas Ranger” and “The President is Missing,” co-authored by Bill Clinton. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Providence Folk Festival

Noon to 6 p.m.; Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main St., Providence.

The Providence Folk Festival will feature acts on two stages, including John Hall of the band Orleans and local performers Glenn Kendzia and Dan Blakeslee. The festival is free with donations of food for the Rhode Island Food Bank gratefully accepted. For more information, visit johnfuzek.com/Providence_Folk_Festival.


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