WESTERLY — The Granite Theatre reopens next Friday with Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot,” the play that won the The Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best Play in 2012 and has a setting that will be familiar to many readers: Gillette Castle.

MYSTIC — Emerita Poet Laureate of Rhode Island Lisa Starr will return to the Arts Café Mystic next week as the storied Mystic institution continues its 25th year of “inspiring words and music,” according to Christie Max Williams, the café’s artistic director.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — In an effort to help the Meadowbrook Waldorf School rebuild its musical instrument collection, student musicians from the The Prout School’s Music Connect Club will hold a benefit Coffeehouse on Friday at 7 p.m. in the school’s South Commons.

NEW LONDON — Flock Theatre will be expanding its 25-year tradition of outdoor Shakespeare performances by venturing into Wilcox Park this summer, in a new partnership with the Westerly Library.

PROVIDENCE — The Providence Performing Arts Center is on the search for two young female actors to perform the role of “Lulu” in "Waitress," the Tony nominated musical which will be performed at the arts center from May 28 – June 2. 

WESTERLY — Veronica Kushner stood inside the George Kent Performance Hall one afternoon last week, waiting for chorus rehearsal to begin. The 13-year-old Bradford resident, who has been singing with the Chorus of Westerly since she was eight, was smiling broadly and doing her best to exude c…

WESTERLY — Award-winning reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid will perform for local audiences next week at the Knickerbocker Music Center at a concert sponsored by Westerly Sound.

WESTERLY — Providence-based country music singer Charlie Marie will travel all the way to Westerly this week to sing at the Tap Room of the Knickerbocker Music Center.

NEW LONDON — Emerson Theater Collaborative begins its 11th season this week with a production of "Vivian’s Music, 1969," a play fantasia about race, music and family by Monica Bauer.

MYSTIC — Tony Sheridan, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Joan Gordon, food columnist for the Norwich Bulletin, and Lee White of The Day will judge chowder Saturday at the 16th annual Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Chowder Cook-Off in Olde Mistick Village.

WESTERLY — Providence-based musician Ian O'Neil, perhaps best known for playing guitar with the alternative rock band Deer Tick, will join Spirit Family Reunion Saturday at the Knickerbocker Music Center.

WESTERLY — Forgot to buy roses for your sweetheart? Not to worry, Gunilla Norris has the perfect solution. Head to the WARM Center and buy a copy of "Warmed: Songs of Heart and Spirit," a CD full of love songs from the group known as RiverFlow. Or better still, take your sweetheart to Sunday…

WESTERLY — Notable mosaic artist Susan Rosano heads to Ocean House this weekend, as the next "Artisan in Residence. Rosano will welcome guests, and lead several workshops during her three-day stay.

NEW LONDON — Connecticut College’s onStage Guest Artist Series resumes in the spring semester with “Radicals in Miniature” by the Pickup Performance Co(s) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, in Tansill Theater.

WESTERLY — Sample a delectable selection of homemade chowders Saturday in Misquamicut and help decide who will be the region's chowder champ and take home the honors at the Rotary Club of Westerly's 15th annual Chowder Cookoff.

WESTERLY — Nick “Mr. Nick” David will emcee the New England Winter Blues Festival at The Knick Friday night, a program he says will feature "some of the very best blues musician on the planet."

PROVIDENCE — It’s not your grandmother’s “Macbeth.” Rather, Trinity Rep’s production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, now onstage through March 3, is a top-notch, new twist on the old “Macbeth,” and a production theater-lovers, Shakespeare fans and students will surely want to see. Trinity d…

STORRS — It may be a drive, but it will be worth the trip to hear I'm With Her — the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan — perform next week at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

WESTERLY — Escape the polar vortex and warm up with friends at the The Misquamicut Business Association’s 14th annual Aloha Luau Friday at Misquamicut’s Venice Restaurant. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature tasty treats from more than a dozen local restaurants and the famous Luau P…

WESTERLY — Cassidy Ferry, a self-proclaimed overachiever, started writing “The Girl in the Middle” when she was just 13. It took two years of school vacations, weekends, and all the free time she had to complete her first novel. In December, the 15-year-old high honors student at Lasalle Aca…

WESTERLY — The Granite Theatre will kick off its 19th season with a Ken Ludwig classic and new starting times. Beginning in March, the Granite’s evening performances, which run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Starting times for matinees — Sundays at 2 p.m. — wil…

WAKEFIELD — Westerly resident Sam Eaton plays one of the lead roles in The Prout School’s upcoming performance of “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven,” one of two one-act comedies to be performed at the school this weekend. Both productions, which will appeal to audience-goers of all ages, a…