Check out these cool things to do around the region this week in The Week Ahead

Check out these cool things to do around the region this week in The Week Ahead


Make sure to stop by the Knickerbocker Music Center Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a variety of top notch music at the 10th anual Mitchfest, a benefit for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of RI in memory of James “Mirch” Christina. On Saturday, for the third year the teen alternative band from the Warwick-Cranston area called Middle Ground with Will Richardson on vocals and keys, Maeve Malloy on drums, Nate Poshkus on vocals and guitar, and Carter Wolf on bass will get the party started Saturday at 5 p.m. with their originals and cover tunes. The Tyler Gatch Band, Lisa Marie, the drumming Christina brothers, and Toni Lynn Washington follows. On Sunday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers take the stage, along with the Chris Leigh Band, Doug James and others. Tickets are $20 for one day, $30 for two days. Visit or


Stop by the Westerly Train station Friday between 5 and 8 p.m. for wine and cheese at the opening reception of  “Chaos and Calm – Balance,” the new show at the new location of The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. The show runs through 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


Sample sensational menu selections from more than 20 of Mystic’s premier eateries this weekend at the Mystic Eats Riverside Food Festival featuring food from area restaurants, music, a cornhole tournament, children’s activities and a photo contest, #MysticEatsPicMe. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Giving Garden at Coogan Farm. Hours are 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


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


Make sure to save time for one of two opera-related events in Stonington this weekend. On Saturday, opera expert James Kuslan will discuss Puccini’s famous opera “La bohème,” the inspiration for the Broadway sensation “Rent.” Next Monday, the cast and crew of Salt Marsh Opera’s production of “La bohème,” will be at the United Church, 67 Main St. in Stonington. For more information or to register, call 860-535-3456 or visit


Meet author Jane Herr Desrosiers Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly. an open house book signing with local author for her new book “Gone Fishing: The Line.” For more information, visit or call 401-213-3901.

Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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