MYSTIC — While a Scottish postman and his TikTok account may have brought sea chanties to the forefront of the worldwide viral stage, a local institution has been celebrating the music of the sea for more than 40 years. And next month, Mystic Seaport Museum will give Nathan Evans, the postma…
WESTERLY — The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly's February show, "Finding Joy in Winter," will feature a "vibrant variety of work" from the gallery's juried artists, according to member Helen Roy, where art lovers "can view serene seascapes, peaceful winter landscapes, lively mobiles…
PROVIDENCE — The Providence Singers, a 100-voice choral organization that performs with the RI Philharmonic and other area ensembles, will sponsor their annual Young Men’s Choral Festival online this Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m.
WESTERLY — Members of the Founders — a group of musicians who helped put Westerly on the blues map — musicians with familiar names like Al Copley, Greg Piccolo and Rich Lataille — will be back at the Knick this Friday, albeit it virtually.
STONINGTON — La Grua Center will share a prerecorded concert Saturday on the center's YouTube channel featuring Clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov and pianist Misuzu Tanaka, with "sumptuous video with resonant, natural stereo."
NORWICH — Artreach Inc. will present the renowned Second Step Players in their first virtual show, “Stir Crazy: Comedy from the Pandemic,” this weekend, which will be emceed by Artreach Executive Director Becca Atkins, with commentary between each sketch.
PROVIDENCE — The Wilbury Theatre Group is currently presenting the world premiere of "The Race," by Mark Binder, directed by Brien Lang. The new play, done in an emerging new performance medium, examines the common, and sometimes uncommon, obstacles of a high-pressure corporate interview dan…
MYSTIC — Much to the joy of her fans, bestselling author Luanne Rice, a much-admired local writer who often includes familiar settings in her bestselling novels (think Watch Hill and Stonington) will release her newest book next month.
WESTERLY — The Knickerbocker Music Center and the United Theatre have joined forces and created a brand new free, virtual Friday night series called "KNICK LIVE." Available on both the United and Knickerbocker YouTube pages and websites, the concerts are pre-filmed multi-camera shows straigh…
NEWPORT — The Newport Art Museum's annual Winter Speaker Series will return for its 93rd season — virtually, on Zoom. The series will include six lectures on a variety of topics and will run Saturdays at 2 p.m. from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27.
NEW LONDON — Geoff Kaufman, a Westerly-based musician who has been a mainstay at Friday Night Folk, the superb music series that has been adding beauty and meaning to the lives of local music-lovers since 1989, will present a virtual concert this week that will also serve as a fundraiser.
Editor's note: This article was updated on Jan. 15, to reflect additions made following an online interview with Nicole Terez Dutton.
WESTERLY — The first exhibit of the new year at Westerly Library's Hoxie Gallery will enjoy a virtual opening and a month long actual showing.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group, in preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will present the fourth annual Reading of Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" online on Friday, Jan. 15.
WESTERLY — Literacy Volunteers of Washington County will host a virtual program next week, featuring award-winning author Ted Widmer in conversation with former Rhode Island Chief Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Williams.
WESTERLY — Savoy Bookshop and Café, along with Bank Square Books, has postponed the virtual event with Dr. Susan Nicholas, the first event in this year's children's story time series, to Saturday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m.
The pandemic turned everything upside down in 2020, including some of the things we usually rely on to help us through dark times — like the arts.
WESTERLY — Sandy Joy Weston is the ideal person to kick off the Winter 2021 Self Improvement Series next Wednesday sponsored by Savoy Bookshop & Café and Bank Square Books.
WESTERLY — Joy may be the new word for the new year. It's definitely the word of the day at the Colonial Theatre, where Marion Markham, the company's producing artistic director said the company is planning to provide "some much-needed, upbeat entertainment" this week "in an effort to bring …
WESTERLY — Members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will celebrate the promise of 2021 with a new show that explores the question "What Color is Joy?"
WAKEFIELD — The Contemporary Theatre Company will present an adaptation of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" tonight, Christmas Eve, at 7 p.m. via Facebook live.
PROVIDENCE — Theater-lovers hungering for live performances can enjoy a double-header tomorrow night thanks to the collaboration of several local artists and arts organizations.
STONINGTON — This month's Music Matters concert at La Grua Center will feature a program called "Vintage Music of Latin America" with music by celebrated pianist Jacqueline Schwab.
Poets from Westerly, Charlestown and Hope Valley have contributed poems to a newly-released volume, "Voices of The Earth: The Future of Our Planet II," a book of original works that focuses on themes of resilience, sustainable living and adapting to a changing climate.
NEW LONDON — The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is hosting "Things Come Apart," a traveling exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution, featuring the works of creative photographer and tinkerer Todd McLellan, who explores the evolution of the smartphone and dozens of other everyday technologies.
PROVIDENCE – The Wilbury Theatre Group and WaterFire Providence will present a special outdoor, COVID-safe return engagement of "Constellations" by Nick Payne, directed by Aubrey Snowden, through Dec. 19.
MYSTIC — Out of concern for COVID-19, Mystic Seaport Museum's 73rd annual Community Carol Sing will have a different slant: carolers will be able to sing from their cars this year.
NEWPORT — Holidays at the Newport Mansions will be more spectacular than ever this year, with a new outdoor experience, “Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: An Outdoor Magical Wonderland,” illuminating the mansion and its historic grounds with thousands of lights on display through Sunday, Jan. 10.
PEACEDALE — The Bosgraaf Stained Glass Studio will hold its fifth annual Holiday Sale, featuring original glass works and free hot chocolate for browsers. Masks are required and social-distancing will be practiced.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Philharmonic will present two virtual concerts this month, available to Philharmonic subscribers and single event purchasers via livestream.
STONINGTON — The Stonington Historical Society will host free, family-centric performances of "Santa’s Ride Through Stonington," an original skit featuring shadow puppets this weekend and again on Dec. 12.
Former Westerly resident Glenn Thomas Kendzia, former frontman for the alternative rock band, Wild Sun, who for years held down the fort at the Knick's Tap Room, released a new song last week and he's inviting fans to have a listen.
FALL RIVER — Blues lovers should be thrilled to know they can keep a cherished Thanksgiving tradition of yore moving forward by attending a Roomful of Blues concert — albeit from their living rooms.
PROVIDENCE — In keeping with their tradition of creating a new and different version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" each holiday season, Trinity Rep will present a free, on-demand, digital production of the Christmas classic beginning at noon on Dec. 17 for their forty-third annual …
MYSTIC — Lantern Light Village, a new event at the Mystic Seaport Museum, is a an outdoor, free-roaming experience designed to celebrate the best of both the contemporary and 19th-century holiday seasons.
NOANK — Village Arts Space in Noank will celebrating its first year in business with a holiday exhibit featuring 20 local artists and filled with art, jewelry, pottery, scarves, ornaments and more.Gallery owners Teresa Bonillo, Mary Anne Sherman, and Sarah Downie, have worked to create a saf…
WESTERLY — The Westerly High School Music Boosters have come up with a novel way to raise some much-needed funds — a holiday decoration contest fundraiser with three first place prizes of $100 each.
MYSTIC — More than half a million lights will be aglow in Holiday Lights Spectacular, a new attraction at Olde Mistick Village that kicks off on Nov. 25 and runs through the end of January.
WESTERLY — Folks who typically attend the annual tree-lighting in Wilcox Park each year — an event that typically draws hundreds of people to downtown Westerly — won't have to leave their homes this year.
STONINGTON — Jennifer Grotz, the author, most recently, of "Window Left Open: Poems," will give a virtual reading Saturday at 5 p.m. as part of the James Merrill House author series.
WESTERLY — The Granite Theatre and the Stonington Historical Society will present a joint program Friday from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom.
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island PBS plans to "revisit the local landmarks, cultural hotspots, and untold histories that make Rhode Island such a colorful place to live" in a special two-day marathon next week, which will include the airing of "Our Town: Westerly" on Thanksgiving day at 4 p.m.
WESTERLY — Once again, says Madeline Beaudry, a Wyoming-based fiber artist and doll-maker, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly "will be aglow with lights" and filled with "a stunning array of unique, affordable fine crafts and art designed for holiday gift-giving," this season, duri…
MYSTIC — The Arts Café Mystic will culminate its outdoor fall poetry series on Saturday at 2 p.m. by the river at the Mystic Museum of Art with poets Jeffrey Harrison and Barbara Hill and musical guests Greg Piccolo on saxophone and Bill Morrison on bass violin.
NEWPORT — The Newport String Project will celebrate the Newport Art Museum’s “Call & Response” exhibition with a series of performances this weekend featuring music for string quartet from the 17th century to the present day.
STONINGTON — University of Connecticut journalism professor Gail MacDonald will moderate a panel discussion called "Real Talk on Racism — Conversations with Regional Leaders on the Current State of Race Relations," next Wednesday at 6 p.m. via Zoom.
NEW LONDON — The Hygienic Art Gallery is seeking artists interested in selling their affordably priced artwork and handmade goods at Art = Gift, the Hygienic’s annual holiday fair scheduled to take place online on Dec. 4.
PROVIDENCE — The Wilbury Theatre Group will present "Our Story, Our Song," with Christopher Johnson and Kevin "Big Luxe" Lowther, at the Waterfire Arts Center this weekend, for three outdoor performances.
MYSTIC — Jeff Kinney, the author of the immensely popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books, wanted to find a way to reassure young readers during this difficult year. So, while making plans to introduce his new book, "The Deep End Drive-Thru Pool Party," he hit upon a novel idea.
MYSTIC — Mystic filmmaker Dillon Toole was named "Best New Director" and Stonington's Christopher Kepple was awarded "Audience Choice Award" at the 2020 Mystic Film Festival, which closed with an awards ceremony last week at Mystic Luxury Theaters.
WESTERLY — The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will present "20/20 Eye of the Beholder — Seeing Beauty in Little Things" beginning Nov. 4, the gallery's sixth virtual show.