Picks of the Week – July 12 to 22

Picks of the Week – July 12 to 22



Thursday, July 12Drive-In Movies

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

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

Amy Bass

5:15 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.

Stonington Free Library’s Thoughtful Thursday’s will host a talk by Amy Bass, author of “One Goal: A Coach, a Team and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together.” The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

Rollie McKenna

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

The Stonington Historical Society will host  presentation about photographer Rollie McKenna. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

"World War II in Rhode Island"

7:30 p.m.; Quonochontaug Grange, 5662 Post Road, Charlestown.

The Quonochontaug Historical Society will host a talk by historian and author Christian McBurney for a discussion of his book, "World War II in Rhode Island." The talk is free and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, visit quonochontaughistoricalsociety.org.

Summer SoundWaves Concert

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Hope Road will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles.  A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

Yekwon Sunwoo

8 p.m.; The Breakers, Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

Yekwon Sunwoo will perform at the Newport Music Festival. For tickets or more information, visit newportmusic.org.

July 12 - 15North Stonington Agricultural Fair

Various times; North Stonington Fairgrounds, 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington.

The annual North Stonington Agricultural Fair will feature tractor pulls, animal shows, live entertainment, hay bale toss, ham and bean supper, arts and crafts, vegetables, fruits, baked goods and more. The fair will be open 5 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit northstoningtonfair.org.

July 12 – 22“A Comedy of Tenors”

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

Granite Theatre will present “A Comedy of Tenors,” by Ken Ludwig and directed by Lee Rush. 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.

July 12 - 21“Mamma Mia!”

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

Theatre By The Sea will present the musical “Mamma Mia!” directed and choreographed by Kevin P. Hill, with musical direction by Bob Bray. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For tickets, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 866-811-4111 or 401-782-8587.

July 12 – 28 “Peter and the Starcatcher”

7 p.m.; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St.,Wakefield.

Contemporary Theater Company will present the play, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. Performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets or more information, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

July 12 – 14Book Fair

Various times; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Friends of the Westerly Library Summer Book sale will run Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Saturday, a bag of books will cost only $10. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Friday, July 13Opening Reception

5 to 7 p.m.; Avondale Arts, 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly.

An opening reception will be held for an exhibit by Karen Israel and Nancy Highfill-Socha. The show will be on display through July 31. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit avondalearts.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 “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

Bonnie and Dan Milner

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

Cross Mills Library will host Bonnie and Dan Milner, who will perform Irish ballads and songs of the sea, as part of its Friday Night Concert series. The event is free. For more information, call or 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Exhibit Opening Reception

5 to 7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

An opening reception will be held for the ninth annual Stonington Artists Show which will feature creations in various media from Stonington, Mystic, and Pawcatuck artists. The exhibit will run through the end of August. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org. 

The Airborne Comedians

10 a.m. and noon; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea’s Children’s Festival will present  The Airborne Comedians. Tickets are $12. For tickets or more information, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 401-782-8587.

July 13 - 15Sailfest

Various times; Various locations, New London.

Sailfest will feature concerts, fireworks, food and drink, boat trips, amusement rides and vendors throughout New London. Fireworks will be held at 9 p.m. on Saturday over the Thames River. For more information and schedule of events, visit sailfest.org.

July 13 - 22“A Multitude of Sins”

Various times; Norwich Arts Center, 60-64 Broadway, Norwich.

The Norwich Arts Center will present “A Multitude of Sins,” a comic tragedy written and directed by Anna Maria Trusky. Tickets are $18, $17 for seniors, veterans, and students and $15 for arts center members. The show is recommended for ages 16 and older. Performances will be held on Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit norwicharts.org/events.

Saturday, July 14Wilcox Park Champion Tree Tour

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.

Italian Street Festival

Noon to 9 p.m.; Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly.

Immaculate Conception Church will hold an Italian Street Festival featuring food specialties such as fried eggplant, sausage grinders, pasta and meatballs, pizza, clams, baked goods and more. There will be live music, games for children, and basket raffles. For more information, call 401-596-2130.

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 “Coco” 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 “Dirty Dancing.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

Billie Kowalewski

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with Billie Kowalewski for her book “Divided.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Music in the Valley

4:30 to 8 p.m.; Depot Square Park, Hope Valley.

Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust will host Music in the Valley featuring performances by John Faraone and Highway’s End. The event is free. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Department will have food available for purchase.

Local Author Day

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Town Hall Lawn, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road, Wyoming.

The Richmond Community Marketplace will host Local Author Day in conjunction with the Association of Rhode Island Authors. Over 30 local authors will be selling and signing books. For more information, visit riauthors.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 artist-in-residence Kevin Sampson followed by a performance by Sounds Great, a quartet from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

 

Sunday, July 15

 

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel fireworks

 

8 p.m.; Cimalore Field, 10 Wilson St., Westerly.

 

Immaculate Conception Church’s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel festivities will feature a concert by the Westerly Band followed by a firework display. For more information, visit immcon.org.

 

Music at the Lighthouse

 

6 p.m.; The Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington

 

Salt Marsh Opera will perform opera classics and Broadway musical favorites with soprano Ashley Kerr, baritone Eric McKeever and pianist Elena Zamolodchikova. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate and free for children under age 14. Tickets may be purchased by calling 860-535-0753. For more information, visit saltmarshopera.org.

 

John Heminway

4 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.

Stonington Free Library’s Sunday Evening Lecture Series will host John Heminway who will give a talk, “In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement,” the story of a Dr. Anne Spoerry’s search for a new life in Africa following World War II. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

 

SummerFest 2018

3 to 9 p.m.; North Kingstown Town Beach, 10 Beach St., North Kingstown.

SummerFest 2018, a benefit concert for the hungry, will host a concert with Hey Nineteen and Another Tequila Sunrise. The event will also include Chakulla and The Hunger Bus, comedian Mike Murray, food trucks and art vendors. Donations of non-perishable food to donate to the North Kingstown Food pantry are requested.  Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. For tickets or more information, visit summerfestri.com.

 

Monday, July 16Monday Night Jams

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Masters of Cool will perform as part of Monday Night Jams. For more information, visit facebook/tunes-on-the-dunes.

Blue Monday Concert Series

5:30 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Stonington Education Fund will host Say Darling as part of the 15th annual Blue Monday Concert Series. The concert is free with donations gratefully accepted. Funds raised will benefit the education fund and attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. In case of rain, concert will be held at the Mystic German Club, 54 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. For more information, visit facebook.com/blue.monday.

Tuesday, July 17Pollinate New England

6 p.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Westerly Library will host a talk by the New England Wildflower Society, “Pollinate New England.” The presentation is an initiative to raise awareness of the steep decline in the insects, birds, and other animals that pollinate plants and crops. For more information, visit newenglandwild.org.

Big Screen Movies the Beach

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

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will screen “Despicable Me 3” as part of the Big Screen Movies on the Beach. The event is free. For more information, visit oceanchamber.org.

Regina Foster Bartlett

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an author talk and book signing with Regina Foster Bartlett for her novel “Food, Sweat and Fears.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Rhody’s Red Nose Circus

7 p.m.; Wuskenau Beach, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Rhody’s Red Nose Circus will feature Zippo The Clown, trapeze artists, jugglers, unicyling, juggling, and acrobatics,contortionists, chair balancing, and magicians. Tickets are $10 or $20; children 12 and under free with adult. For more information or tickets, visit facebook.com/Wuskenau-Beach.

Summer Sounds concert series

7 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

Middletown Symphonic Band will perform at the 22nd annual Summer Sounds concert series. The concert is free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Art After Dark

6 to 8:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.

Art After Dark will feature Pizzetta pizza, drinks, live music by The Carleans and live art by Lief Nilsson. Admission is $15, $12 for members, $3 for children age 4 to 12 and free for children under age 4. A two hour parking voucher is included with admission.  For more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org.

Wednesday, July 18Blues on the Beach

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Professor Harp will perform at the as part of Blues on the Beach. For more information, visit facebook/tunes-on-the-dunes.

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 the showing of the video “Blue Planet: Coral Seas” as part of the center’s Wildlife Wednesdays. The talk is free. For more information, email friends.ri@verizon.net.

Lafayette Band Concert

7 p.m.; Lafayette Band Stand, North Kingstown Town Beach, 15 Beach St., North Kingstown.

The Lafayette Band will perform a free concert with the North Kingstown Community Chorus. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. For more information about the band, visit lafayette-band.com.

Thursday, July 19Drive-In Movies

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

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

Joanna Luloff

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an author talk and book signing with Joanna Luloff for her new novel “Remind Me Again What Happened.”  The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Summer SoundWaves Concert

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Pirates for Peace will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles.  A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

Friday, July 20Drive-In Movies

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

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

Skip McKinley and Daymark

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

La Grua Center’s More Music Series will host performances by SkipMcKinley and Daymark. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org  or call 860-535-2300.

Bubbleology

10 a.m. and noon; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea’s Children’s Festival will present Keith Michael Johnson’s Bubbleology. Tickets are $12. For tickets or more information, visit theatrebythesea.com/ or call 401-782-8587.

July 20 - 22South County Balloon Festival

Various times; University of Rhode Island Athletic Fields, Route 138, Kingston.

The Rotary Club of Wakefield will host the 40th annual South County Balloon Festival featuring hot air balloons, performances by Billy Gilman and Roomful of Blues, children’s activities, carnival rides and games and food vendors. For more information and event schedule, visit southcountyballoonfest.com.

Saturday, July 21Drive-In Movies

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

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

Alanna Okun

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an open house book signing with Alanna Okun for the book “The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater.”  The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Rex Fowler and friends

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

Rex Fowler will perform with Steven “Muddy” Roues on double bass and Dodie Pettit on vocals, guitar and keyboards. Tickets are $36. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org.  or call 401-782-1018.

July 21-22Meet the Artists & Artisans

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.

Sunday, July 22Tim Jones

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an open house book signing with local comic strip creator Tim Jones for his new Sour Grapes collection, “Aesop's Foibles.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.


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