Picks of the week

Picks of the week



Thursday, March 8Colleen Kelly Alexander

6 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author discussion with triathlete and survivor Colleen Alexander, author of “Gratitude in Motion.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

March 8 – 17Skating

Various times; Washington Trust Skating Rink, 61 Main St., Westerly.

The Washington Trust Skating Rink is open for free skate. For times and more information, call 401-637-7902 or visit oceancommunityymca.org.

March 8 – 18“Othello”

Various times; Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence.

Trinity Repertory Company will present Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Othello,” directed by Whitney White, with Jude Sandy as Othello and Rebecca Gibel as Desdemona. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.

“Twelfth Night”

Various times; Burbage Theatre Company, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket.The Burbage Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will,” directed by Jeff Church. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355.

March 8 – 11Mystic Restaurant Week

Various times; Greater Mystic area

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s Mystic Restaurant Week 2018 will feature special menus at over 20 participating restaurants. Most of the restaurants’ lunch menus are set at $15 and dinner at $25, not including tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week participants include: Ancient Mariner, Anthony J’s Bistro, Bravo Bravo, Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Chapter One Fine Food & Drink, Dog Watch Mystic, Engine Room, Frank’s Gourmet Grille, Go Fish, Grass and Bone, Harbour House, Latitude 41 Restaurant, MBar, Noah’s Restaurant, Oyster Club, Pink Basil, Puffins, Red36, Steak Loft, The Irons, and The Mystic Boathouse. For menus or more information, visit mysticchamber.org or call 860-572-9578.

Friday, March 9Friday Night Concert

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

Cross’ Mills Library Friday Night Concert series will host  harpist Mary King and Phil Edmonds on the tin whistle for an evening of Celtic music, stories and merriment. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Fellswater

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host Celtic music ensemble Fellswater. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 day of the show. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org  or call 401-782-1018.

Forensic Science Seminar Series

3:30 p.m.; Richard E. Beaupre Center, University of Rhode Island, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston.

The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series will host a talk by Robert Buco, director of solutions strategy, Waters Corp., who will discuss “Matrix Effects & Matrix Affects Impact of Sample on Analysis of THC & Metabolites.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Saturday, March 10Laughs for a Cause

6 to 10 p.m.; Haversham House, 336 Post Road, Westerly.

Westerly Library and Wilcox Park will host Laughs for a Cause featuring comedy mentalist and Thief of Thoughts Lon Cerel. Tickets are $65 for reserved seating and $50 for general seating and include a buffet dinner and the show. For tickets or more information, visit westerlylibrary.org  or call 401-596-2877,  ext. 342.

The Irish Presence in Stonington-Westerly

2 p.m.; Richard W. Woolworth Library, 40 Palmer St., Stonington.

The Stonington Historical Society’s newly formed Irish Presence Committee will host a presentation and exhibition on “The Irish Presence in Stonington-Westerly, 1670–1970.” A reception featuring Irish edibles and refreshments will follow. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

Irish Immigration

2 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

Groton Public Library will host Irish Immigration: A Musical Storytelling with Sean and Deirdre Murtha. The Murthas will weave the story of Irish immigration to America through a program of storytelling, music and dance. The program is free.

Ocean State Orchid Society

1 p.m.; La Quinta Inn and Suites Coventry, 4 Universal Blvd., Coventry.

The Ocean State Orchid Society March monthly meeting will feature speaker Glenn Decker, owner of Piping Rock Orchids of Galway, N.J. Piping Rock, an award-winning grower specializing in Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums. There will also be a Grow and Show table and a raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.

Roger Ceresi’s All-Starz Spring Fling

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host rock n’ roll band Roger Ceresi’s All-Starz. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 day of the show. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Air Surply

8 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

The Garde Arts Center will host a performance by Australian soft-rock duo Air Supply. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.com or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Traditions Festival

8 p.m.; Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth.

Common Fence Music will host a Traditions Festival featuring traditional music from New England to Ireland. Performers will include concertina player Brenda Castles and harpist, vocalist and composer Niamh Ní Bhríain; mandolin and bouzouki artist Otis Read; fiddle player Cathy Clasper-Torch and acoustic guitarist Jim Corwin, and Rhode Island duo The Vox Hunters. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Visit commonfencemusic.org or call 401-683-5085 for tickets or more information.

Sunday, March, 11David Leeming

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

The Stonington Free Library Sunday Evening Lecture will feature David Leeming who will speak on “Medusa: A Biography.” Leeming, emeritus professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, is the author of over 20 books on world mythology. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

Choir Festival Concert

4 p.m.; Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic

The Mystic Area Ecumenical Council will sponsor the 50th Annual Choir Festival Concert featuring children’s, youth and adult singers from 12 area churches. The festival director this year will be Lynnel Joy Jenkins, artistic director of The Princeton Girlchoir.  The concert will also feature the world premiere of "Come, Sing a New Song," composed by Allen Pote and commissioned by the Mystic Area Ecumenical Council. A free-will offering will be taken at the festival concert. For more information call 860-536-9659.

Patrick Lynch

2 p.m.; Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St., New London.

New London Maritime Society will host Patrick Lynch, illustrator, photographer, and author of “A Field Guide to Long Island Sound.” Lynch will speak about Long Island Sound and sign copies of his book. Tickets are $12, $10 for New London Maritime Society members and $8 for children ages 10 to 18. To register or for more information, visit nlmaritimesociety.org.

Monday, March 12Nathaniel Philbrick

6 p.m.; Mystic Congregational Church, 43 E. Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books and Mystic Congregational Church will host a talk by author and adventurer Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his memoir “Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together.” The event is free. Doors will open at 5:30; seating is first come, first served. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

The Environmental Activism of Beatrix Potter

7 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

Journalist and scholar Tom Verde will give a talk on ‘The Environmental Activism of author Beatrix Potter.’  The program is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org.

Tuesday, March 13Celebrate Ireland in Story and Song

6 p.m.; South Kingstown Public Library, Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.

South Kingstown Public Library will host a concert with Celtic musicians Mary King, Kevin Fallon, and Phil Edmonds. The evening will begin with a 30-minute Irish step dance lesson and continue with Irish songs, stories, and audience participation, featuring tin whistle, fiddle and Celtic harp.  For more information, contact Jessica Wilson at 401-789-1555, ext. 110 or jwilson@skpl.org.

Wednesday, March 14Marie Benedict

6 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop and Café will present an author talk with Marie Benedict for her new novel, “Carnegie's Maid.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Friday, March 16Surfside 8 Square Dance Club

8 to 10:30 p.m.; Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.

Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a dance with caller, Dave Perrault and cuer, Harriett Clarke. The theme is St. Pat's Dance. There is a $7 donation for dancers, free for observers.

Painting for a Cause

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a Painting for a Cause fundraiser to help Melissa Britto in her fight against adrenal cancer. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org  or call 401-782-1018.

The Royal Boys

7:30 p.m.; All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, Unity Hall, 19 Jay St., New London.

Friday Night Folk will host a performance of The Royal Boys, with Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi of The Vox Hunters and Craig Edwards. Tickets are $20 at door: $17 in advance and $10 for students/military. For tickets or more information, visit or fridaynightfolk.org or call 860-443-0316.

Anna & Elizabeth

8 p.m.; Hope & Main, 691 Main St., Warren.

Common Fence Music will host avant-roots duo Anna & Elizabeth with Providence-based indie singer-songwriter Ian Fitzgerald opening the show. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit commonfencemusic.org or call 401-683-5085.

Saturday, March 17Duo Seicento

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

La Grua Center will host Baroque violinist Natalie Kress and Stonington's harpsichordist Elena Zamolodchikova  for a performance of 17th-century duos and solos for violin & cembalo. Tickets are $10 and free for children age 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Richard Shriver

1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host an open house book signing with local author Richard Shriver for his book “Glimpses of an Uncharted Life.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Satisfaction

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host the Rolling Stone tribute band Satisfaction. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Youth Instrumental Competition

1 p.m.; Evans Hall, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will host its 59th annual Youth Instrumental competition. Twelve contestants have been selected for the final round of and will perform in concert on instruments including alto saxophone, cello, clarinet, violin, and piano. For more information, visit ectsymphony.com.

Beethoven's Seventh

8 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, with guest conductor Victor Yampolsky will perform Barber’s Essay No.2, Beethoven’s Symphony No.7, and Bernstein’s Symphony No.2 (The Age of Anxiety), featuring soloist Spencer Myer on piano. For tickets or more information, visit ri-philharmonic.org.

March 17, 18Songs of Love

Various times; George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly.

The Chorus of Westerly will perform Songs of Love, conductor Andrew Howell. The concert will include Chilcott’s “God so loved the world,” Durufle’s “Ubi caritas,” and several works by Peter Niedmann. Performances will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For ticket or more information, visit chorusofwesterly.org or call 401-596-8663.

Sunday, March 18Kara LaReau and Jarrett Lerner

2 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop and Café will host New England authors Jarrett Lerner and Kara LaReau for a conversation about writing middle grade books and defying expectations. Lerner will discuss his new book, “EngiNerds” and LaReau will share her new book, “Uncanny Express.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

“Londonderry Air”

2 p.m.; Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London.

Chief Warrant Officer Richard Wyman will lead the Coast Guard Band in “Londonderry Air,” featuring tunes by Percy Grainger, Bernard Gilmore, Leroy Anderson, and others. The concert’s soloists are saxophonist, Greg Case and soprano, Megan Weikleenget. The concert is free. To enter the Coast Guard Academy, drivers are required to present a valid photo ID. For more information, visit uscg.mil  or call 860-701-6826.


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