Picks of the week

Picks of the week



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 - 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. 22 - 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. 22 - 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.

Feb. 22 - 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. 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.

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 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 18“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.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 28Alexandra Stoddard

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

Bank Square Books and La Grua Center will present an evening with local author Alexandra Stoddard, who will discuss the concept of Living in Love. Tickets $20. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Environmental Issue Seminar

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

Three Rivers Community College will host Justin Wiggins of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection who will discuss “The Management of Recreational Fishing, what it Means for Connecticut’s Economy and Environment.” 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, March 1Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Wahaneeta Preserve, 118 Moorehouse Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust Thursday Hike will be on the recreated old Girl Scout trails on moderate terrain. There will be a warm-up before the hike at 9:40 a.m., led by Holly Nieman of First Physical Therapy. For more information, contact Sheila Beattie at 401-741-9240 or email stb@threeblackdogs.com.

Friday, Mar. 2Opening reception

5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal St., Westerly.

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will hold an opening reception for the exhibit “Scratching the Surface” – Texture. Featured are 2D calligraphy artist Jane Parillo Rollins, and 3D woodworker and furniture designer and maker, Clarence Spangler. The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, April 1. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Exhibit Opening

5 to 7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

An opening reception will be held for the March exhibit, “Sweeney’s Flight,” featuring the photographs of Rachel (Giese) Brown. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

“Hometown Habitat”

7 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.

The North Stonington Garden Club and Wheeler Library will host a free screening of “Hometown Habitat - Stories of Bringing Nature Home.” For more information, email info@nsgardenclub.org or visit nsgardenclub.org.

Damn the Torpedoes

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by the Tom Petty tribute band, Damn the Torpedoes. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org.

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 Louis Marchetti of the Rhode Island Department of Health, who will discuss “Laboratory Response Network for Chemical Threats.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

March 2 – 4“Spring Awakening”

Various times, Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London

The Connecticut College theater department will present the musical “Spring Awakening,” based on the play by Frank Wedekind with lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit conncoll.edu or call 860-439-2787.

Saturday, March 3Katia Jirankova Levanti

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local author Katia Jirankova Levanti for her book “Subconsciounalism.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Paul Muldoon

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

Bank Square Books will host Irish poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon who will read selections from his poetry and be interviewed about his work. Tickets are $15 or free for ages 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Ireland in Story and Song

2 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St, Westerly.

The Irish Coastal Club will celebrate Ireland in Story and Song with Kevin Fallon on guitar, fiddle and vocals, Paul Dube on accordian and harmonica and Mary King on Celtic harp, fiddle and vocals. Mary King will teach an Irish step dance at the beginning of the program and Irish refreshments will be served. The program is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Irish Fest

6 to 9 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main Street, North Stonington.

Wheeler Library will host an Irish Fest with step dancers, an Irish Pub band, Irish beverages and lite bites. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and free for children age 12 and under. For more information or for tickets visit wheelerlibrary.org or call 860-535-0383.

Opening reception

6 to 8 p.m.; Hera Gallery, 10 High St., Wakefield.

Hera Gallery will hold an opening reception for two exhibits, ‘New Work,’ by Ed Ferszt and ‘Flux: Cycles of Change,’ by Sarah Swift. The exhibits will be on display through March 31. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit heragallery.org.

Sunday, March 4Glenn Kendzia

6 to 8 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will present a live recording session with local musician Glenn Kendzia as part of the Live at Savoy concert series. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

The Art Life

1 p.m.; Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association’s Welcome Center, 203 Arcadia Road, Hope Valley.

Hoparts will host a three-part panel discussion program, The Art Life, funded by a Grow Hope Grant from the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs of South County. The first panel discussion will be led by Susan Shaw, and Sara Kaplow. Panel participants are Kathleen Carland, Rae Ferguson, Jane Loomis, Claudia Hartman and Mike Lynch. The other two parts will be held on April 8 and May 6. For more information, visit hoparts.org.

‘An Afternoon at the Opera’

3 p.m.; McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence.

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra will present a concert, ‘An Afternoon at the Opera’ featuring overtures and arias by Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Bizet, Dvorak, Mozart, and Offenbach. Soloists will include Rhode Island performers Tobias Andrews, Chelsea Swan, Ilana Goldstein, Arielle Rogers and Nick Laroche, and from Chicago, Harrah Friedlander. Tickets are $15, $5 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Rhode Island Food Bank are requested. For tickets or more information, visit nabsco.org or call 401-274-4578.


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