WESTERLY — With their signature style that ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, the Mallett Brothers Band will return to the Knickerbocker Music Center Saturday for an 8 p.m. concert. Known for their "musical melting pot" sound that’s influenced equally by the s…

NEW LONDON — The Hygienic Hootenanny XLI will kick off this year's 41st annual winter festival Friday night with an eclectic lineup of singers and songwriters. The Hootenanny will be hosted at 33 Golden Street, a basement bar and music venue. The show will open with Aaron Kane and include th…

PEACE DALE — South African anti-apartheid activist, storyteller, poet, playwright and author Nokugcina Elsie Mhlophe will headline this year's 22nd Annual FUNDA FEST, a celebration of Black Storytelling to be held from Saturday Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 2 at various locations around the s…

WESTERLY — Following her successful 2019 debut as the January Artisan in Residence at Ocean House, ceramic sculptor and mask-maker extraordinaire Jillian Barber will come back home to Westerly this weekend to again take up residence in Watch Hill. Barber, who had a shop in the original Ocean…

STONINGTON — To commemorate the 63rd anniversary of one of the most notorious unsolved murders in the country's history, Mystic Playwright Anna Maria Trusky has written a new play, "Annie and Bette," which make its debut this weekend in the form of a staged reading.

CHARLESTOWN — Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops fame is among the performers who will headline the 23rd annual Rhythm & Roots Festival, set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4, 5 and 6.

WARWICK — In Joshua Harmon's play "Admissions," which opens at the Gamm next week, audiences are introduced to Sherri Rosen-Mason, head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, and her family. Sherri is intent on diversifying the student body at the school, and along with h…

KINGSTON — Performers 18 years and older of all ethnicities and backgrounds — both equity and non-equity — are encouraged to attend auditions for roles in the upcoming summer season at Theatre By The Sea. In an announcement released earlier this week, theater officials said local people are …

STONINGTON — "Murderers Get Love Letters," the latest play from novelist and playwright Michael R. McGuire, will be presented by Community Design Workshop and the Planning Stage as a concert reading in Stonington this Friday at 7 p.m. A brief talkback will be held following the performance.

MYSTIC — The third annual Mystic Film Festival, scheduled to take place from Oct. 22 to 25, is accepting submissions for its October event, according to festival director Shareen Anderson.

WESTERLY — Attention word game, poetry and humor fans: "Word-play Wizard" David Cundy, an author, artist and poet from Guilford, Conn., plans to tickle your funny bone and keep you amused next Wednesday during the opening of his exhibit, "Anagram Portraits of Cultural Luminaries," at the Hox…

MYSTIC — If you think Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, artist Michael Sullo of Mystic has some news for you.

WESTERLY — The Penguin Plunge, a well-attended New Year's Day tradition, is not only a fun event, it's a fundraiser for Westerly's WARM Center, and a wonderful way to start the new year.

MYSTIC — Anuf, Shradha and Shivam Sharma took the drive from New Haven to Mystic last Saturday night to see something they'd never seen before: the "Northern Lights" show at the Mystic Aquarium.

It was an unusual yet intriguing idea. Would I be interested in interviewing one of the cast members from the musical, "Come From Away," and the real-life person the actor portrays?

ASHAWAY — Now in its 21st year, the annual Holiday Stroll in the Village of Ashaway, a beloved and well-attended tradition, takes place this Saturday and is chock full with activities from morning 'till night. Beginning with the Ashaway Fire Department's breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m., the s…

WESTERLY — The final event in the yearlong celebration of Westerly's 350th anniversary, The Westerly Light Parade will step off from the Jonnycake Center of Westerly Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Featuring 45 floats, music and festive holiday displays, the night time parade which see thousands of…

PROVIDENCE — Siblings Alden and Ahlya Rose MacLeod have been busy this fall. In addition to their regular school work, Alden, 11, and Ahlya Rose, 9, have been making the 45-minute trek to Providence on Sundays throughout the fall, rehearsing for their roles in Festival Ballet Providence’s ho…

Searching for an unusual gift for your partner, spouse or best friend? Something a little different? Buy tickets to see Tanya Saracho's two-character play "Fade," on stage at Trinity Repertory Company through Jan. 5. But tag along too, for this is a play you won't want to miss. You might eve…