OLD LYME — The Florence Griswold Museum, which serves as the home of American Impressionism, officially open for the season, has instituted safeguards to protect both visitors and staff. The museum, situated along the picturesque Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, is open Tuesday through Sunday f…

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 2021 spring season will continue Saturday with a live, in-person performance of "MOZART," with Jon Kimura Parker, led by guest conductor Leonard Slatkin. The program will feature Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 ("Elvira Madigan"), Wagner'…

STONINGTON — Langdon Hammer, the Niel Gray Jr. professor of English at Yale University, will discuss telling moments and themes in the correspondence of James Merrill on Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. in a program to be hosted by the James Merrill House via Facebook Live and YouTube.

NORTH STONINGTON — Author Tony Hiss, the award-winning author of "The Experience of Place," will be the guest speaker Saturday at a virtual event sponsored by North Stonington's Wheeler Library and Bank Square Books.

MYSTIC — The Mystic Film Festival is seeking new narrative and documentary feature and short-form films from around the world to showcase during its fourth season.

WESTERLY — Fans of short films will have the chance to watch all — or some — of this year's Oscar-nominated films ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards, thanks to the United Theatre's upcoming Virtual Screening Event.

WESTERLY — Laura Munson, author of the novel "Willa's Grove" and founder of Haven Writing Retreats and Workshops, will be in conversation with Deborah Goodrich Royce on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

WESTERLY — Fans of crime tales take note: Tori Telfer, the acclaimed author of "Lady Killers:Deadly Women Throughout History," will be in conversation with a true true-crime fanatic this Saturday at 2 p.m. via Zoom.

NEW LONDON — Nerissa and Katryna Nields grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and in the back seat of the family car. Katryna learned to sing melody with their father, eventually making her an ideal front person for the band. Nerissa, on the other hand, tackled the harmonies; with that s…

​WESTERLY — Ryan Montbleau, the acclaimed singer-songwriter who spent much of his life "crisscrossing the globe on a perpetual search for meaning, purpose, and understanding," and has performed for years as the other half of "Yes Darling," will be the next guest at Knick Live, the Friday nig…

WESTERLY — Brooklyn-based independent singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin will be the next guest at Knick Live, the Friday night series presented online by the Knickerbocker Café and United Theatre.

WESTERLY — Thirteen years ago, the late  Harold and Shirley Kobliner began a project that would eventually become the world’s largest collection of its kind: "So to Speak: 11,000 Expressions That’ll Knock Your Socks Off."

STONINGTON — Dan Chiasson, noted author and poetry critic for The New Yorker will be the next guest at Studio 107, a new initiative launched by James Merrill House created to mark the 25th anniversary of its Writer-in-Residence program.

WESTERLY — Cowboy & Lady, a duo featuring Tyler-James Kelly of the Silks and his partner, Jess Powers, are the next guests at Knick Live, the free weekly series from the Knickerbocker Music Center and United Theatre.

NEWPORT — Island Moving Company, Newport’s classically trained contemporary ballet company, has announced that "TOGETHER IN THIS DREAM — Dancing Through the Digital Divide," will be the spring repertory production.

WESTERLY — Bruce Harris, a mainstay of Manhattan's Jazz at Lincoln Center and a trumpeter who has been praised by such jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, is the next artist up — along with two guests — at this week's edition of "Knick Live," the new free, virtual Friday night musical series ava…

NEW LONDON — Famed folk duo Atwater Donnelly will be the next guests at Friday Night Folk at All Souls, the New London-based organization that has been delighting folk music fans from all over New England since 1989.

WESTERLY — The Huntress and Holder of Hands, a five-member band with MorganEve Swain at the helm, will perform Friday at Knick Live, the 10-week virtual series created by the Knickerbocker Music Center and the United Theatre. 

NEWPORT — Coastal Contemporary Gallery of Newport will host an opening reception and virtual tour Saturday featuring eight artists — Craig Becker, Angelo DeSista, Brian J Hoffman, Eric Hovermale, Elizabeth Lind, Carol Scavotto, Michael Walden Annie Wildey — who use the figure in their artwor…

WESTERLY — Musicians John Ford Coley, John Batdorf, Al Copley, Nina J and Mark Dawson and comedian Krystal Dyer will participate in this year's virtual Tropical Luau Party, sponsored by The Misquamicut Business Association. The annual fundraiser will take place Friday, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., a…

PROVIDENCE — Trinity Rep is expanding its free digital offerings with new play workshops and an expanded "America Too: Reckoning and Resilience" program that examines community response to the events of the past year through discussion and performance.

Will Evans, the popular roots-rock musician who has earned a reputation among his fans and fellow musicians for being genuine, kind-hearted and socially conscious, is next up at Knick Live, the new free, virtual Friday night musical series available each week on the United Theatre and Knicke…

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…

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."

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…

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.