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

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


Head to Mystic tonight for a 6 o’clock concert with the legendary Copley-James-Piccolo trio. The concert, which is free, is part of the 15th annual Blue Monday Concert Series held at Mystic River Park on Cottrell Street. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted and donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Mystic German Club, 54 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. For more information, visit  


Dress up in your favorite character from the Harry Potter series and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter books at Savoy Bookshop and Café on Canal Street at a party featuring treats, costume contests and a photo booth. Visit for more information.


Be there or be square Wednesday at Westerly Town Beach when Roomful of Blues will perform as part of the Blues on the Beach summer music series. Showtime starts at 6 p.m. For more information, visit facebook/tunes-on-the-dunes. 


Take a stroll on Westerly’s art trail this week beginning Wednesday at the Westerly Library when Barbara Ackerman returns to the Hoxie Gallery for an exhibit with her 8-year-old niece, Roty Brayman. On Friday, head to the Westerly Train Station for the first opening reception of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly in their new temporary digs from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit


Experience the glow Saturday when downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck comes alive from 7 to 10 p.m. during the annual River Glow street party when 40 floating bonfires will illuminate the Pawcatuck River, restaurants and shops will offer specials, and music, dancing, children’s activities and hayrides will fill the streets. Visit or call 401-596-7761 for more information.


Have yourself a “gastronomic extravaganza” of Rhode Island's best seafood, lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish and chips, lobster rolls, clam cakes, corn on the cob and  a raw bar as you wander around Ninigret Park enjoying the arts and crafts show at the annual Charlestown Seafood Festival this weekend. The festival also includes Rockwell Amusement rides, rock wall climbing, a car show, entertainment, bungee jumping, raffles and fireworks Saturday night at 9 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and free for children age 10 and under. For hours and more information, visit 


Head to Newport this weekend where the Newport Jazz Festival will feature three days of jazz music, including performances by George Clinton and Pat Metheny. For ticket information, parking, performers and schedule, visit

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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