7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with Pulitzer Prize winner and Rhode Island author C.J. Chivers, the author of “The Fighters.” For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.
9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “16 Candles.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.
6:30 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.
The Stonington Free Library will host a talk by author Gail B. MacDonald who will discuss her book “Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline: Philanthropy in the Gilded Age,” as part of the Connecticut Authors Trail. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.
7:30 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
Courthouse Center for the Arts will host the Ocean State Follies and their current comedy show, Campaign 2018. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org.
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.
5 to 7 p.m.; Avondale Arts, 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly.
Avondale Arts will hold a reception for the opening of their September exhibit featuring the works of Janvier and Gustaf Miller and Kate Skakel. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 30.
8 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will screen “Dirty Dancing” as part of the Movies in the Park series. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Happy Gilmore.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.
6 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
The James Merrill House will host a conversation with Karin Roffman and Willard Spiegelman about the American poet John Ashbery. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.
1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
The Courthouse will host a show featuring tribute performers Chris Jason as Frank Sinatra and Joelle Righetti as Cher. Tickets are$30. For tickets, visit courthousearts.org.
Various times; Ninigret Park, Charlestown.
The Rhythm & Roots festival will feature Zydeco, delta blues, swing, swamp pop, polka, honky tonk, klezmer, boogie woogie and Cajun bands including the Taj Mahal Trio, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Say Darling, Asleep At the Wheel and Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. Gates open at noon on Friday and Sunday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For tickets or more information, visit rhythmandroots.com.
Various times; Burbage Theatre Company, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket.
Burbage Theatre Company will present “Shakespeare In Love” adapted for the stage by Lee Hall and based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, directed by Jeff Church. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $15 for students. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355.
3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe will host an open house book signing with Beth Caruso for her book “One of Windsor. This event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.
Olde Mistick Village will host “Meet the Artists and Artisans” featuring fine artists, sculptors, photographers and hand crafters who will be creating art and have items for sale. The event will be held rain or shine, with free admission and parking. Visit meettheartistsandartisans.com or call 203-874-5672 for more information.
2 p.m.; Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic.
The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will host a hike on the Avalonia orange trail. The walk will meet at the nature center. The cost is $10, free for members. For more information, visit dpnc.org or call 860-536-1216.
1 p.m.; Fort Trumbull State Park, 90 Walbach St., New London.
The Coast Guard Band with director Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson will present a free concert of marches, familiar concert pieces, beautiful arias, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” The event is free and the audience is encouraged to provide its own seating for this venue. For more information, visit uscg.mil/Community/Band/ or call 860-701-6826.
5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Westerly Train Station, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.
The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will host an opening reception for its show, ““Chaos and Calm”-Balance. The show will run through Sunday, Sept. 30. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.
8 to 10:30 p.m.; Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.
Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a square dance with caller, Matt McGovern and cuer, Harriett Clarke. The theme will be ‘underwear and socks for kids.’ Requested donation is $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-596-1263 or 860-245-0164.
5 to 7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
La Grua Center will host a reception for the exhibit A Trio of Artistic Visions featuring the work of Sky Hoyt, Marija Pavlovich McCarthy and R. Douglass Rice. The show will be on display through October. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, call 860-535-2300 or visit lagruacenter.org.
Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.
Granite Theatre will present “A Murder is Announced” by Leslie Darbon, adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.
Various times; Downtown Mystic, Cottrell Street and Mystic River Park.
The Mystic Eats Riverside Food Festival will feature food from area restaurants, music and children’s activities. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Giving Garden at Coogan Farm. The event will be held on Friday, 5 to 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit mysticeats.com.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingscote Mansion, 253 Bellevue Ave., Newport.
Benefactors of the Arts will host self-guided tours of eight gardens and properties in historic Newport. Tickets are available in advance at secretgardentours.org or at Kingscote the days of the tours. Funds raised will support arts education programs in the area’s public schools. Visit secretgardentours.org or call 401-439-7253 for more information.
10 a.m.; Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
The tour, led by University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners, will begin at the fountain at the Broad Street entrance of the park and will include a walk through the park to view the Champions and other note-worthy trees. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.
4:30 to 7 p.m. ; Depot Square Park, Main St., Hope Valley.
The Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust will host a free concert series, Music in the Valley, with performances by Two Cat Tango and Shacklehands. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, and picnics.
11 a.m.; United Church, 67 Main St, Stonington.
The Guild of Salt Marsh Opera will present a lecture by James Kuslan on “La bohème.” For more information or to register, call 860-535-3456 or visit saltmarshopera.org/guild-events.
Savoy Bookshop & Cafe will host an open house book signing with local author Jane Herr Desrosiers for her new book “Gone Fishing: The Line.” For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.
5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
The Stonington Free Library will host a talk by Ben Coes, author of “Bloody Sunday.” For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.