MYSTIC — Jenn Bouchard, a self-described Navy brat who lived in Gales Ferry when her father was the executive officer of the USS Groton at the subase, is coming back to Connecticut this weekend to sign copies of her debut novel at an author event at Bank Square Books.
WESTERLY — The Watch Hill Conservancy will host a talk next week with Dr. Richard "Rob" Bierregaard, a researcher considered to be the foremost authority on osprey conservation and ecology today.
WESTERLY — Aoife O’Donovan, a Grammy award-winning songwriter and musician who cofounded the folk trio I’m With Her, is the lead singer for the string band Crooked Still and has collaborated with such musicians as Yo-Yo Ma and Chris Thile will perform at the United Theatre Friday night, the …
WESTERLY — Actor-writer-producer Jonathan Schmock, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," and who played the role of the maître d' at the Chez Quis fancy restaurant in "Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off," will head to the beach this weekend to make his …
WESTERLY — Stage Door Theater Company will present A.R. Gurney's two-character play, "Love Letters," as its summer 2021 production in Westerly's Wilcox Park.
WESTERLY — J.J. Cohen, one of only six actors who appeared in all three of Michael J. Fox's "Back to the Future" movies, will make time to meet fans and pose for photos for four nights this week at the Misquamicut Drive-in, beginning this evening.
MATUNUCK — It will be a weekend of laughter and song at Theatre by the Sea. On Friday, comedian Poppy Champlin will kick things off with her show called "On the Funny Side of the Street," and on Saturday, singer Nicholas Rodriguez will share his show, "All is Fair in Love."
PROVIDENCE — REVOLVE Dance Project, a collaboration of up-and-coming composers, musicians and choreographers, will launch its inaugural season on Saturday, July 24, at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Temple of Music, Roger Williams Park.
MYSTIC — Deb Adamson is feeling pretty grateful these days. While using Zoom during a pandemic to share news of a new book isn't the best way to get the word out, Adamson, a children's book author, said she will be "proudly launching" the first in a series of outdoor book signings for Bank S…
NORTH STONINGTON — Jody Whipple can't wait to see the smiles on children's faces this weekend as they walk around the fairgrounds and take in the sights when the North Stonington Agricultural Fair returns for its 56th year.
WESTERLY — "We're back in the game," said Paula Brouillette, the newly-installed president of the Granite Theatre, earlier this week as she chatted about this weekend's "soft opening" of "Motherhood Out Loud," a play that features a selection of monologues about motherhood.
EXETER — Indigenous perspective historian and humanitarian Chenae Bullock, a member of the Shinnecock Nation, will lead a two-part program for Tomaquag Museum this month.
WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Village Association will continue with the weekly Wakefield RiverFire summer series tonight from 6 to 10 on the Saugatucket River in historic downtown Wakefield. RiverFire will take place every Thursday through Aug. 19, with live music from area bands performing on …
WESTERLY — Madeline Beaudry did not exhibit once during the pandemic, but she did work with what she calls "great intensity." And now, for the first time in three years, she will be the featured artist, along with Kol S. Naylor, at the July show at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly.
WESTERLY — Ocean House will team up with Savoy Bookshop and Café this summer for the "Summer Author Series," a six-part program featuring a number of critically-acclaimed writers who will talk about their newly published memoirs or novels.
WAKEFIELD — Westerly native Nicolas King will kick things off at Theatre By The Sea next week when the popular crooner performs for two evenings, July 9 and 10, with his new show, "Hindsight’s 2020."
WESTERLY — The Hoxie Gallery of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park will reopen next week with a new exhibit and an opening-night reception — the first opening night reception since the pandemic halted such gatherings more than a year ago.
WESTERLY — Flock Theatre will celebrate its 27th anniversary of summer theatre with free performances of "Cyrano De Bergerac" in Wilcox Park and on the Mitchell College Red Barn Lawn.
MYSTIC — Christine “The Beehive Queen” Ohlman and Rebel Montez will continue their 2021 concert series with "Beehive, hip-shaking, shoreline summer rolls" in the courtyard of the Mystic Hilton Friday with a free early evening concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.
WESTERLY — The Chestnut Street Playhouse in Norwich is holding its first-ever "Local Playwrights' Festival" this fall and is seeking manuscripts from playwrights who currently reside in towns within Rhode Island's Washington County and Connecticut's New London County.
WESTERLY — The Friends of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park will hold a virtual author talk in partnership with the Westerly Library on Tuesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. featuring the acclaimed writer Bing West, who served as assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration.
NORTH STONINGTON — Author Stasha Mills Healy will discuss her book, "Secret Connecticut: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure," at a virtual event hosted by the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library on Monday, June 28.
WESTERLY — The Misquamicut Drive-In will be blasting the tunes live from the beach this weekend and next. This Friday it will be all about Steely Dan, while the highlight of the holiday weekend will be a live concert with Billy Gilman.
EXETER — The next guest in the Tomaquag Museum's virtual series "The Literature and Author Culture" is Lisa Brooks, an Abenaki writer and scholar who lives and works in the Kwinitekw (Connecticut River) Valley and the author of "Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Phillips War," which was…
MYSTIC — Floatchella, a free pop-up paddle-craft-only rally, will take place on the Mystic River on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. just north of the drawbridge on the west side of the river and outside the channel.
MYSTIC — The Arts Café Mystic will host a program called "Waking Up to the Earth, a Green Poetry Cafe with Margaret Gibson and Friends," Sunday at 5 p.m.
WARWICK — The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre ("The Gamm,") has announced its plans to reopen for Season 37 with a five-play lineup beginning at the end of September 2021. The season includes an Obie award-winner, a premiere of a late 19th century classic re-invented for our pandemic year, the…
WESTERLY — In a welcome sign of summer — and post-pandemic life — Literacy Volunteers of Washington County will host its annual Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series at a live, in-person fundraiser next week, with a "Seaside Champagne Soiree," featuring authors Luanne Rice and Deborah Goodrich Royce.
MYSTIC — Juneteenth — the celebration that marks the end of slavery in the United States, when, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers delivered the news to Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War was over and enslaved African-Americans were free — will be celebrated locally by the Stonington Histori…
STONINGTON — Poet Desiree C. Bailey, the winner of the 2020 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, will give a virtual poetry reading Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. via the Facebook page of the James Merrill House.
WESTERLY — The Town of Westerly's popular "Tunes on the Dunes" summer concert series will return this summer with David Tessier & His All-Star Stars kicking off the Monday Night Jams on July 5 and Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice Expansion Pack leading off Wednesday Blues on the Beach on July 7.
WARWICK — The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (known as "The Gamm" here in Rhode Island) will present the digital premiere of "A Lie Agreed Upon" Friday.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Literary Salon will return next Monday and feature the release of Harriet Goodman Grayson’s "Rockaway Riptides."
EAST HADDAM— Ben Clark and Dee Roscioli will rock the tent tonight with an acoustic set full of hits from the Eagles, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt and some of their own songs in an eclectic jam to celebrate the first live event of the summer at "Goodspeed by the River," the summertime concert …
NEW LONDON — The Connecticut Early Music Society, under the direction of Artistic Director Ian Watson, will present its 39th annual festival this weekend. The festival, a series of three virtual performances, will feature an eclectic program with music ranging from French baroque dance musi…
STONINGTON — The Jim Hunter Jazz Trio will perform live Saturday — in front of a live audience — when Music Matters returns with a post-COVID show at Stonington's La Grua Center.
WAKEFIELD — Have a few laughs at "Patio Musical," an improvised musical on the Contemporary Theatre's Riverfront Performance Patio which will take place on Friday, June 4 and 11, then on Wednesdays through Aug. 25 (no show on Aug. 4).
WESTERLY — In what might be the most welcome post-pandemic news for local music lovers, the storied Knickerbocker Music Center will re-open with live music for live audiences later this month with performances by local favorites Glenn Kendzia and Greg Piccolo.
PROVIDENCE — The Wilbury Theatre Group will present the world premiere of Darcie Dennigan's "Dolores Goes to Poetry City," based on the poetry of Farnoosh Fathi.
NEW LONDON — The 12th annual Mitchfest fundraiser — a benefit for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Rhode Island — will head to New London and the Hygienic this Sunday. The fundraiser, a full day of live music, is held each year in honor of the legendary, late James "Mitch" Christina — the…
NEWPORT — Tickets for this year's Newport Jazz Festival, scheduled for July 30 through Aug. 1, are now on sale via Eventbrite. Three-day ($199) and single tickets ($79) are available in addition to single child ($30) and discounted student tickets ($40.)
NEWPORT — The Preservation Society of Newport County will open Marble House and the gardens and grounds of The Elms, beginning tomorrow, just in time for the start of Memorial Day weekend.
WESTERLY — The June show at the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly — "Creating Joy-Inspiration Revealed" — will be bursting with color, bursting with life and graced with the talents of two extraordinary local artists.
STONINGTON — Music Matters, the monthly series of Saturday afternoon concerts featuring chamber, solo, early classical and world-ethnic-folk music at La Grua Center, will share its 15th pre-recorded webcast Saturday at 5 p.m. with cellist Gabriel Cabezas. The concert will be aired on La Grua…
WARWICK — The Music on the Hill chamber music series will kick off Sunday with an outdoor concert featuring the Narragansett Brass Quintet.
WESTERLY — As the days of virtual events wind down, two Rhode Island authors will zoom into town for two different free book talks, courtesy of Savoy Bookshop and Café.
WESTERLY — Jan-Philipp Sendker, internationally bestselling author of "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" trilogy, will join musician and web developer Kevin Wiliarty next Thursday to discuss "The Heart Remembers," the final installment of the series, for an author talk and Q&A sponsored by …