Picks of the week

Picks of the week



Thursday, Feb. 15Rachel Hulin

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an author talk and book signing with Providence author Rachel Hulin for her book “Hey Harry, Hey Matilda.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Tape Face

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

The Garde Arts Center will host a performance by America’s Got Talent comedian, Tape Face. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.com.

Feb. 15 - March 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.

Feb. 15 – 18“Uncle Vanya”

Various times; The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket.

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will present “Uncle Vanya” by Anton Chekhov, translated and directed by Curt Columbus. For tickets or more information, visit gammtheatre.org.

Feb. 15 – 25“The Musical of Musicals, the Musical!”

Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present “The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!” a musical comedy about musicals. Tickets are $27, $25 for seniors and $15 for children and students. For tickets or more information, call 860-886-2378 or visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.com.

“Into the Breeches!”

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

Trinity Repertory Company will present the comedy “Into the Breeches!” written by George Brant and directed by Tyler Dobrowsky. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.

Feb. 15 – March 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.

Friday, Feb. 16Tom Ryan

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an author talk and book signing with Tom Ryan, the author of “Following Atticus” and “Will's Red Coat.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

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 Stephen Dambruch, U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, who will discuss “Prosecutor's Role in the Criminal Justice System.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Só Sol

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

Boston-based Brazilian/American folk group Só Sol will perform with opening act, Westerly native, Glenn Thomas Kendzia of alternative band Wild Sun. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets and more information, visit commonfencemusic.org

Feb. 16, 17Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

Various times; Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will host guest conductor Michael Christie and pianist William Wolfram for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Stravinsky’s The Firebird: Suite and Schreker’s Intermezzo. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb.16, at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit riphil.org or call 401-248-7000.

Feb 16, 23“Candide”

7 p.m.; The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., South Kingstown.

The Contemporary Theater Company will present a semi-staged, concert version of the operetta “Candide.” with music by Leonard Bernstein. For tickets or more information, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

Saturday, Feb. 17Valentine’s Latin Dance Night

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

Common Fence Music will host a Valentine’s Latin Dance Night with Robertico Arias y su Alebreke, a seven-piece ensemble with Dominican Latin percussionist, vocalist and bandleader Luis “Robertico” Arias. The evening will include salsa lessons with FloorTime studios dance instructor Sara Barker beginning at 7:15. The lesson is free with admission. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For tickets and more information, visit commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday, Feb. 18Pass the Guitar

2 p.m.; Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly.

The WARM Center will hold a Pass the Guitar concert featuring 20 musicians and one guitar. There is a suggested donation of $10. There will be raffles and refreshments.

Joshua A. McClure

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present an author talk and book signing with Joshua A. McClure, the retired pastor of Pleasant Street Baptist Church, for his new book “Are You Jesus?” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Cuatro Puntos

3 p.m.; Calvary Episcopal Church, 27 Church St., Stonington.

Cuatro Puntos will play music from Afghanistan, including composer Sadie Harrison’s Gulistan-e Nur: The Rosegarden of Light, which will feature the live musicians of Cuatro Puntos alongside video performances by the Afghan Women’s Orchestra “Zohra.” There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit cuatropuntos.org/rolstonington

Talent on Tap Paint Day

1 p.m.; Bradford Citizens Club, 124 Woody Hill Road, Bradford.

Stand Up For Animals will host a Talent on Tap paint day fundraiser with Artyz Thingz by Gwendolyn. Participants will receive instructions to paint a set of glasses. Cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children. There will be a cash bar and snacks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stand Up For Animals. For more information, visit the Stand Up For Animals’ Facebook page.

Art Reception

1 to 3 pm; Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown

Kettle Pond Visitor Center will hold a reception for an exhibit of nature inspired watercolor and gouache paintings by Suze Sward. The exhibit will run through Feb. 28. The reception is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit fws.gov/refuge/ninigret.

Chandler Smith

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

Historian Chandler Saint will present his latest research on Venture Smith and discuss his plans to launch the Voyage of the Sloop Venture 2018-2019, an effort to memorialize the 400th anniversary of the first African slave landing. Tickets are $16, $12 for New London Maritime Society members or $8 for children. For tickets or more information, visit nlmaritimesociety.org or call 860-447-2501. 

Artist reception

2 to 4 p.m.; The Providence Art Club Maxwell Mays Gallery, 11 Thomas St., Providence.

The Providence Art Club Maxwell Mays Gallery will host an artist reception for the new exhibit, “Landscape & Memory,” featuring work by New England artists Sandra DeSano Pezzullo, Anne Wert and Susan Dansereau. The exhibit will run through March 9. The gallery will be open daily from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit providenceartclub.org/maxwell-mays-gallery.

Tuesday, Feb. 20Early New England Ice Harvesting

7 p.m.; Quonochontaug Grange, 5664 Post Road, Charlestown.

The Quonochontaug Historical Society will present a talk by Jane Hennedy about ‘Early New England Ice Harvesting.’ For more information, or to register, visit quonochontaughistoricalsociety.org.

Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series

7:30 p.m.; UConn Avery Point Auditorium, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton.

As part of the Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series, Kroum Batchvarov, University of Connecticut associate professor of anthropology will discuss the ‘Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project.’ The lecture is free. For more information, visit uconn.edu. or email CoastalPerspectives@uconn.

Wednesday, Feb. 21World War

7 p.m.; Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston.

Stanley Carpenter, retired U.S. Navy Captain and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport will give a lecture on World War I. The talk is the first of four lectures in a series and will cover the “Rise of a Great Power- 1898-1914.”  The talk is free. For more information or to register, visit http://www.southkingstownri.com/728/Library-Services

Environmental Issue Seminar

6 p.m.; Three Rivers Community College, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich.

Three Rivers Community College will host Dr. Vincent Breslin, Southern Connecticut State University professor marine sciences who will discuss “Plastic Microbeads are Invading our Oceans Worldwide. What are the Impacts Internationally and in Connecticut?” The seminar will be held in room C101 and is free. For more information, contact Diba Khan-Bureau at 860-215-9443 or dkhan-bureau@ threerivers.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 22Thursday Hike

10 a.m. Crandall Family Preserve, Pound Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a walk through the Crandall Family Preserve. The flat walk in is through a variety of woods, which are surrounded by extensive Atlantic White cedar swamp and open peatlands. Hikers should park at the gate at the end of Pound Road. For more information, call guide Sally Hanson at 401-348-9109 or email sally.hanson@verizon.net.

The Gershwin Songbook

7:30 p.m.; The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

FirstWorks will present, “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook,” featuring vocalist Michael Andrew, the 17-piece Gershwin Big Band and guest vocalist Michelle Amato. For tickets or more information, visit thevetsri.com.

Sparking Light from Darkness

5 p.m.; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme St., Old Lyme.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts will host a talk by Ellen Frank, ‘Sparking Light from Darkness: Transforming Anguish into Beauty’ focusing on the work of “Cities of Peace” initiative in ten cities ravished by war, where art created cultural diplomacy. Tickets are $15 per person and reservations are required. For information and reservations, visit lymeacademy.edu or call 860-434-5232.

Feb. 22 to March 4Measure for Measure

Various times; University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

The University of Rhode Island theatre department will present the drama “Measure for Measure” by William Shakespeare. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit uri.edu/theatre.

Friday, Feb. 23Forensic 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 Matt Zarrella of the Rhode Island State Police, creator of the first K-9 Search & Rescue standards for the state of Rhode Island, who will discuss “Search Dogs.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Bob Perlow

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by comic Bob Perlow to raise funds for the South Kingstown Animal Shelter. The show will be taped as Perlow shares Comedy tales from his interactions with celebrities. Tickets are $16. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org.

‘Torrey Pines’

7:30 p.m., Evans Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave., Connecticut College, New London.

“Torrey Pines” is a stop-motion animated bio-pic that chronicles the young life of director Clyde Petersen in southern California in the early 1990s. The movie will be accompanied by a live musical score performed by Petersen’s band Your Heart Breaks. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors and $9 for students. For more information, visit conncoll.edu.

Feb. 23 to March 18Twelfth 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.

Saturday, Feb. 24 The Vikings Begin

6 p.m.; Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 32 Water St., Stonington.

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will host a presentation by Stephen White, president of the Mystic Seaport Museum about the upcoming exhibit ‘The Vikings Begin.’ Tickets are $5 for members of yacht club and $10 for guests. For reservations call Tricia Walsh at 860-535-0112, ext. 0 or email office@shyc.us.

Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Cook-off

Noon to 4 p.m.; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Olde Mistick Village will host the 15th annual Cabin Fever and Charity Cook-off with proceeds to benefit Always Home, formerly Mystic Area Shelter and Hospitality, a non-profit service agency dedicated to preventing family homelessness throughout southeastern Connecticut. For more information, visit oldemistickvillage.com or call 860-536-4941.

Mystic Contra Dance

8 p.m. Frohsinn Hall, 54 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

A contra dance with live music and a dance caller will be held. Partners are not required. A beginners' workshop will be held at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Visit mysticdance.webs.com for more information.

Sylvia Brown

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

South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale will present Rhode Island author Sylvia Brown to discuss her book “Grappling with legacy : Rhode Island's Brown family and the American philanthropic impulse.” For more information, visit skpl.org.

Greg Abate Quartet

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance of the Greg Abate Quartet featuring jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer Greg Abate. Tickets are $18. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org.

Sunday, Feb. 25Chamber Orchestra of Barrington

3 p.m.; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.

The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington will present a concert featuring soprano, Diana McVey, who will perform  Dies Natalis, Opus 8 by Gerald Finzi. Led by conductor Edward Markward, the chamber orchestra also will perform Sinfonia in B flat Major, Opus 18, No. 2, by Johann C. Bach and Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Opus. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven. The orchestra includes 34 professional, community and student musicians including Linette Charpentier, violin, of Hope Valley. The concert is free with donations gratefully accepted.


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