Picks of the week: March 1-11, 2018

Picks of the week: March 1-11, 2018



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.

March 1 – 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 1 – 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 1 - 4 “Measure 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, 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.

Poor Richard

8 p.m.; Norwich Arts Center, 60 - 64 Broadway, Norwich.

Norwich Arts Center will host the band Poor Richard for a performance of traditional Celtic music from Ireland, England and North America with folk and rock influences. Band Members include

Michael D. Langlois, vocals, bodhran, harmonica; Sean Walsh, vocals, guitar and Greg Wilkinson, vocals, mandolin, guitar. Tickets are $20, $18 military/seniors/students and $17 for center members. For tickets, visit norwicharts.org or call 860-887-2789.

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 3Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray

7 p.m.; Westerly Elks Lodge, 1 Dixon St., Westerly.

The Westerly Elks Lodge will host a performance by fiddlers Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray. Tickets are $25.

Katia 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.

Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin

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

The Garde Arts Center will host a performance by Grammy award winning artists Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.com.

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.

March 5 – 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.

Tuesday, March 6Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series

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

As part of the Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series, Jennifer R. Marlon, research scientist at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will discuss ‘Climate Change in the American mind: communication, challenges and opportunities.’ The lecture is free. For more information, visit marinesciences.uconn.edu/lectures/or email CoastalPerspectives@uconn.

Wednesday, March 7Service Dogs program

1 p.m.; St. Clare Church, 4 St. Clare Way, Westerly.

The Westerly College Club will host Thomas Griffen and his medical alert service dog, Sterling for a program about service dogs. After the program there will be a question and answer session and the audience will have an opportunity to meet Griffen and Sterling. The program is free.

Rumours

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours. Tickets are $36 in advance and $40 day of the show. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018

Environmental Issue Seminar

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

Three Rivers Community College will host Hedley Freake, UConn professor nutritional sciences, who will discuss “Approaches to Eating in the United States: Consequences for our Health and Environment.” The seminar will be held in room C101 and is free. Contact Diba Khan-Bureau at 860-215-9443 or dkhan-bureau@ threerivers.edu.

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.

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.

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 Supply

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.

Sunday, March, 11Choir 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.


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