Check out all the fun stuff to do this week in The Week Ahead

Check out all the fun stuff to do this week in The Week Ahead



BLUES TOWN

Dust off your dancing shoes, grab a friend, get ready for a swinging night of music and fill the dance floor of the Knickerbocker Wednesday night while being part of history during the filming of  “A Town Full of Blues”, a documentary about the birthplace of the East Coast blues and Westerly’s legendary blues musicians while Al Copley, Rich Lataille, Doug James, Greg Piccolo and Duke Robillard. Show time is 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seats are not guaranteed with ticket purchase. 

THURSDAY SHUTDOWN

Listen to live music from Marc Douglas Berardo, music groups from Westerly and Stonington High Schools, play games, enjoy pop-up cafés, and check out classic cars and take part in an Oktoberfest on Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. when Bricks & Murals and the Westerly Downtown Business Association will host Downtown Shutdown Live, a celebration featuring dance, art, live music. Downtown businesses will donate 10 percent of their revenue from the evening to the Bricks & Murals Scholarship fund and the Fund for the preservation of the downtown murals. For more information, visit westerlydba.org.

TIME & TIDE

Enjoy films from some of the world’s best surf, skate and outdoor action sports filmmakers Saturday at the fourth annual Time & Tide Film Festival from 7-10 p.m., at The United Theatre. This year’s festival will include a shorts showcase of films and feature a special, one-time live film scoring of the 70's surf cult-classic, “Crystal Voyager” by guitarist William Tyler. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit unitedtheatre.org.

PITCH TIME

Join the fun at the Westerly Armory Drill Hall Thursday at 6 p.m. sharp at the semi-annual Pitch Tournament when 64 teams of two players each compete in what has become a favorite local event. Tickets are $20 per person and includes grinder supper with chips and a beverage. Wine & beer available at the Armory Bar. For more information, visit http://westerlyarmory.com/events-2.

GO GOONIE 

Head to Wuskenau Town Beach Friday night at 8 p.m. when The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “The Goonies.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

CELEBRATE THE SUN

Join the fun in Wilcox Park Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in honor of the 125th anniversary of The Westerly Sun daily newspaper. Live music, food, vendors and activities galore. 

GET OUT THE VOTE

Register to vote Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 pm. when The League of Women Voters South County holds a voter registration drive during the 125th Birthday Celebration of The Westerly Sun. Come to register, learn about the League of Women Voters, and challenge yourself or your children with a quiz about civics. 

Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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