CHARLESTOWN — Steve Young, a part time resident of Quonochontaug with a longtime horseshoe crab fascination, will give a Zoom presentation next Wednesday about the oldest residents of the region.
NEW LONDON — Hygienic Art will welcome the Lost Tribe, a drum-centered instrumental collective from Middletown, Conn., led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant, on Saturday.
WESTERLY — The Granite Theatre will present a virtual performance of Susan Glaspell's "Trifles" Friday at 7 p.m. Judy George will direct the one-act play, which not only examines patriarchal themes of female subordination, emotional abuse and the impact of forced isolation, but "speaks most …
WESTERLY — After seven months of virtual viewing only, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will open the gallery doors next week with a new schedule, new hours of operation and a new set of COVID-19 rules.
MYSTIC — Connecticut Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson will be joined by poets Joan Hofmann and Steve Straight and cellist Theodore Mook for the region's first live Green Poetry Café Sunday at a program sponsored by the Arts Cafe Mystic at the Mystic Museum of Art.
STONINGTON — Former New York Times editorial writer Maura Casey will interview Pulitzer Prize-Winning columnist Connie Schultz next Wednesday in a program Virtual Chat sponsored by La Grua Center.
PROVIDENCE — The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, once the most famous Black man in America, has some fascinating connections to Westerly. In 1873 he stayed in the very home that is now the Margin Street Inn. Douglass, who spoke in Westerly in 1873, was a guest at the home of Charles P…
STONINGTON — Carl Phillips, an award-winning poet and longtime judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, will give the 15th annual James Merrill Lecture Friday at 5 p.m.
STONINGTON — The Connecticut Early Music Society's artistic director Ian Watson will host a virtual cocktail party this month just before the premiere of a concert featuring music by Hayden and Beethoven.
WESTERLY — You're probably not surprised to learn that the Chorus of Westerly has placed all live concerts on hold until April of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it might surprise you to learn just how much is going on at the region's premier community music center.
PROVIDENCE — "Fire Flowers and a Time Machine" ("Flores de Fuego y una Máquina del Tiempo"), a bilingual outdoor production designed to "put audiences in touch with ancestors from the past, and our future descendants," will be the next performance collaboration from The Wilbury Theatre Group…
WESTERLY — If you're a fan of Steely Dan, you'll want to mark 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, on your calendar. That's the night that Hey Nineteen, the "world's #1 Steely Dan Experience," will be performing at the Misquamicut Drive-In.
STONINGTON — How does a home influence a poet's work? Tune in this Saturday at 5 p.m., to listen to Walt Hunter — the current fellow at the James Merrill House — talk about the house in American poetry on Facebook Live.
WESTERLY — Local photographers Nan Young and Larry Davidson will exhibit recent work at the Tapped Apple in Downtown Westerly at a show called "HOPE: An Alternate Reality."
WESTERLY — The play once described as a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values" is the fall offering from Westerly's Stage Door Theater Company.
WAKEFIELD — Eurythmist and stage artist Gail Langstroth will release her debut book of poetry, "firegarden/jardín-de-fuego," in Green Hill next Tuesday at "A Porch Presentation," an outdoor event scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at 221 Indigo Point, Wakefield.
STONINGTON — It's not every day you get the chance to get up close and personal with Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, so puppet lovers — and Sesame Street fans — take note.
WESTERLY — Chelsea Ordner Mitchell wanted to create a show that would commemorate Friday's anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks "in a way that provided an outlet for grief."
WESTERLY — "20/20 Vision, Seeing the World at Peace" is the theme of the new show at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, the fourth virtual show of new work being presented by gallery members since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MYSTIC — A new exhibit Mystic Seaport Museum explores explores the art that emerged in in the 19th century from sailors who turned to carving scrimshaw, drawing in journals, sewing intricate embroidery and creating intricate knot-work, to help face the difficult working conditions, cramped p…
WESTERLY — The annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, a local festival with roots in the 1600s that is moving to the Misquamicut Drive-In this year, will take place a few months earlier than usual and will feature a famous guest star.
WESTERLY — Bestselling author Yaa Gyasi will celebrate the release of her latest novel, "Transcendent Kingdom," next week at a virtual event being held by Savoy Bookshop & Café and Bank Square Books.
PROVIDENCE — Though the coronavirus pandemic may have forced the cancellation of more than 100 performances, classes and events at Trinity Rep this spring and summer, it will not end Trinity Rep’s 43-year history of presenting "A Christmas Carol."
WESTERLY — Celebrity illusionists and twin brothers Anthony and Eddie Edwards — recently seen on the Golden Globe-winning TV show, "The Kominsky Method" — will take their impersonations to Misquamicut Beach Sunday night for their Westerly debut at the drive-in.
WESTERLY — Flock Theatre will perform Aristophanes’ Greek utopian comedy "The Birds" outdoors following strict COVID-19 safety guidelines in Wilcox Park at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
CHARLESTOWN — The Rhythm & Roots Music and Dance Festival may be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but producer Chuck Wentworth couldn’t let Labor Day weekend pass by without some sort of musical reunion.
WESTERLY — An art exhibit that explores' the psyche of quarantine' is on display at the SKAVO gallery in Watch Hill through Aug. 31.
STONINGTON — Stephen Porter, a classical pianist who has appeared as a soloist in London, Paris, Sarajevo, Lake Como, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro, will return to Stonington Saturday for a concert at La Grua Center — albeit virtually.
PROVIDENCE — Kevin "Big Lux" Lowther, a hip hop violinist and Westerly High School graduate, joins poet Christopher Johnson in Providence this weekend for a collaborative performance that's part of a groundbreaking new production.
WESTERLY — "The Patriot of Kings County," a documentary by local filmmaker Betty-Jo Cugini-Greene will air on Rhode Island PBS this Friday and Saturday.
WESTERLY — The legendary multiplatinum East Coast rock 'n' roll group John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band will perform live at the Misquamicut Drive-In next Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 8:30 p.m.
WESTERLY — The Granite Theatre may have had to cancel its planned theater season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn't stopped the intrepid troupe of actors from flexing their collective creative muscles and thinking outside the box, said Paula Brouillette, who serves as the treasurer …
MYSTIC — Longtime Connecticut resident Manju Soni, author of "When Lions Roared: How Brave Young People Defied Apartheid," will give a virtual talk next Thursday along with a brief overview of her experiences growing up in South Africa under the system of racial separation called Apartheid, …
EAST HADDAM — Goodspeed Musicals may have had to cancel its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the famed summer theater company will be offering something a little bit different instead.
MYSTIC — Arts Café Mystic will present a live program tomorrow, featuring six student poet laureates, including Westerly High School student Vic Raymond.
STONINGTON — Poet Talvikki Ansel, a Westerly resident who was awarded the prestigious Yale Younger Poets prize for her collection, "My Shining Archipelago," in 1966, will be the August fellow at Stonington's James Merrill House.
GROTON — "Open Air: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Installation Art" is now on display in Groton at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at UConn Avery Point.
MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WESTERLY — In her first cabaret performance since the COVID-19 pandemic began, entertainer Marion Markham will offer an outdoor program called "Songs For Social Harmony" Friday night on the Seaside Terrace at Ocean House. It will be an event filled with hope, compassion and possibility, she said.
WESTERLY — Vladi, an engineer turned artist, who packed her crayons and fled communist Czechoslovakia to start a new life in the United States, will share a virtual show at the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly next month, along with North Kingstown artist Linda King.
WESTERLY — Savoy Bookshop and Café will present several virtual events in the upcoming days, including tonight's discussion at 7 p.m. between Susannah Cahalan, author of "The Great Pretender," who will be in conversation with Robert Kolker, author of "Hidden Valley Road."
NEWPORT — The Newport Folk Festival is presenting just one socially-distanced, in-person event this summer, and it's taking place in Misquamicut on Sunday night.
WESTERLY — When I was a teenager way, way back in the '60s — madly in love with the Beatles and fully swept up in the British Invasion — I could not have imagined that one day, far in the future, I would be interviewing Peter Noone, the lead singer for Herman's Hermits, and singing to him ou…
STONINGTON — Music Matters, a popular monthly series of Saturday afternoon performances that brought chamber, solo, world-ethnic-folk music and early classical music concerts to Stonington's La Grua Center pre-pandemic, will present a prerecorded virtual harpsichord concert with musician Ele…
OLD LYME — "Fresh Fields," a celebration of the Florence Griswold Museum's most beloved landscape paintings created by impressionist artists who visited Old Lyme, will be on display at the museum through Nov. 1.
Fans of the "Back to the Future" movies can mosey to Misquamicut this weekend to have their photos taken in the Try City Time Machine alongside screen star J.J. Cohen, one of only six actors who appeared in all three of the Michael J. Fox movies.
STONINGTON — Writer Claire Luchette, a Chicago native who was awarded a 2020 Fellowship in Creative Writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, is the incoming fellow at Stonington's famed James Merrill House.