Check out all the exciting things to do this week in The Week Ahead

Check out all the exciting things to do this week in The Week Ahead


Dust off your dancing shoes, press your flight suits and head to Dooney Aviation Friday night for the party of the month. The Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s fourth annual Hangar Party, featuring the band Sugar and a night full of dancing, drinks and food from GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ and the Sarcastic Sweets cupcake truck. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Visit


Join members of the Christ Church Pastoral Commission Sunday at 3 p.m. for a special showing of the Netflix original and Jane Fonda-Robert Redford film, “Our Souls at Night,” based on the book by Kent Hanuf. The movie will be followed by a discussion, and popcorn and beverages will be served. Visit for more info.


Meet author and photographer David Zapatka for the opening night of his exhibit “Stars and Lights” at the Westerly Library’s Hoxie Gallery Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. The Westerly native will also sign copies of his new book, “Stars and Lights: The Darkest of Dark Nights,” featuring photos of historic lighthouse structures under the stars on new-moon nights.  Visit


Get ready to ride the Ferris wheel this weekend at the 8th annual Misquamicut FallFest at Misquamicut State Beach. The fair will include rides and games from Rockwell Amusements, a food truck rodeo, a classic car show, crafts and musical performances, including Atlanta Rhythm Section. Times are Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Misquamicut State Beach is located at 257 Atlantic Ave.


Scoot over to Stonington Saturday at 5 p.m. when members of the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society will perform some of their favorite selections from the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, including highlights from their upcoming production of  “The Mikado,” at La Grua Center. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call 860-535-2300 or visit La Grua Center is located at 32 Water St., Stonington.


Get ready to roar next Sunday when Savoy Bookshop & Café hosts a program called “Literally Funny,” an evening of comedy hosted by Marvin Wells, headlined by Annie Powell and featuring Kim Arundel, Steph White and Pat Boyle. Tickets are $20, and Savoy will donate all profits to the World Skin Project. The event is suitable for adults and mature teens. For more information, visit or call 401-213-3901. Literally Funny Comedy Show begins at 6 p.m. at Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.


Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Puccini’s famous opera, “La bohème,” when The Guild of Salt Marsh Opera presents “La bohème highlights,” a lecture by Simon Holt at 3:30 p.m. at Stone Ridge, 186 Jerry Browne Road, Mystic. You can meet the cast of the opera tonight at 5 p.m. at the United Church of Stonington, 67 Main Street, Stonington. Call 860-535-3456 or visit

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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