NEW LONDON — Emerson Theater Collaborative begins its 11th season this week with a production of "Vivian’s Music, 1969," a play fantasia about race, music and family by Monica Bauer.

WESTERLY — Providence-based musician Ian O'Neil, perhaps best known for playing guitar with the alternative rock band Deer Tick, will join Spirit Family Reunion Saturday at the Knickerbocker Music Center.

WESTERLY — Forgot to buy roses for your sweetheart? Not to worry, Gunilla Norris has the perfect solution. Head to the WARM Center and buy a copy of "Warmed: Songs of Heart and Spirit," a CD full of love songs from the group known as RiverFlow. Or better still, take your sweetheart to Sunday…

WESTERLY — Notable mosaic artist Susan Rosano heads to Ocean House this weekend, as the next "Artisan in Residence. Rosano will welcome guests, and lead several workshops during her three-day stay.

NEW LONDON — Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series resumes in the spring semester with “Radicals in Miniature” by the Pickup Performance Co(s) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, in Tansill Theater.

WESTERLY — Sample a delectable selection of homemade chowders Saturday in Misquamicut and help decide who will be the region's chowder champ and take home the honors at the Rotary Club of Westerly's 15th annual Chowder Cookoff.

WESTERLY — Nick “Mr. Nick” David will emcee the New England Winter Blues Festival at The Knick Friday night, a program he says will feature "some of the very best blues musician on the planet."

PROVIDENCE — It’s not your grandmother’s “Macbeth.” Rather, Trinity Rep’s production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, now onstage through March 3, is a top-notch, new twist on the old “Macbeth,” and a production theater-lovers, Shakespeare fans and students will surely want to see. Trinity d…

STORRS — It may be a drive, but it will be worth the trip to hear I'm With Her — the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan — perform next week at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

WESTERLY — Escape the polar vortex and warm up with friends at the The Misquamicut Business Association’s 14th annual Aloha Luau Friday at Misquamicut’s Venice Restaurant. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature tasty treats from more than a dozen local restaurants and the famous Luau P…

WESTERLY — Cassidy Ferry, a self-proclaimed overachiever, started writing “The Girl in the Middle” when she was just 13. It took two years of school vacations, weekends, and all the free time she had to complete her first novel. In December, the 15-year-old high honors student at Lasalle Aca…

WESTERLY — The Granite Theatre will kick off its 19th season with a Ken Ludwig classic and new starting times. Beginning in March, the Granite’s evening performances, which run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Starting times for matinees — Sundays at 2 p.m. — wil…

WAKEFIELD — Westerly resident Sam Eaton plays one of the lead roles in The Prout School’s upcoming performance of “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven,” one of two one-act comedies to be performed at the school this weekend. Both productions, which will appeal to audience-goers of all ages, a…

WESTERLY — Musician Michael Chicoria will invite music-lovers to accompany him on a musical journey Saturday night at the United Theatre, during a kick-off concert fundraiser for the Harmony Trail project.

MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport Museum’s latest exhibition, “When This You See, Remember Me,” explores advances in photographic technology and techniques in late-1800s studio photography from the perspective of both the sitter and the photographer.

WARWICK — I haven’t read Sarah Waters’ 2006 book, “The Night Watch,” but after watching Hattie Naylor’s adaptation of the best-selling novel on stage Tuesday night at the Gamm, I certainly plan to. “The Night Watch” is the fourth novel for the Welsh-born author (“Tipping the Velvet,” “Affini…

WESTERLY — Ceramic sculptor and mask-maker extraordinaire Jillian Barber will come home to Westerly this weekend to take up residence in Watch Hill.

STONINGTON — Stonington resident Cate Statchen will play the role of Amahl in next week’s local production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at United Church of Stonington.

PROVIDENCE — When he was a boy growing up in Charlotte, N.C., Tion Gaston dreamed of becoming a Major League Baseball player. But during long stretches waiting for his sister to finish her dance classes, young Tion, tired of hanging out in the lobby, walked into the class and experienced a w…

NEWPORT — The Newport Art Museum will present the animated short film “Stereoscope” by South African artist William Kentridge. Visitors can view the film in the Museum’s Cushing Gallery through March 10.

NEW LONDON — Geoff Kaufman and Reggie Harris, two legendary and well-loved performers will join forces for a double bill concert at New London's famed Friday Night Folk at All Souls on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

WESTERLY — Thomas Christopher Greene, the founding president of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, is such a busy man it seems kind of wild to think he finds time to write novels. But he does and he has. The author of six novels, including the bestseller "The Headmaster's Wife," his fiction h…

PROVIDENCE — There are so many things to say about Marcus Gardley’s extraordinarily rich play “black odyssey,” now onstage at Trinity Rep, but the first thing to say is this: Do not miss the opportunity to see this play.