WESTERLY — Ceramic sculptor and mask-maker extraordinaire Jillian Barber will come home to Westerly this weekend to take up residence in Watch Hill.

STONINGTON — Stonington resident Cate Statchen will play the role of Amahl in next week’s local production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at United Church of Stonington.

PROVIDENCE — When he was a boy growing up in Charlotte, N.C., Tion Gaston dreamed of becoming a Major League Baseball player. But during long stretches waiting for his sister to finish her dance classes, young Tion, tired of hanging out in the lobby, walked into the class and experienced a w…

NEWPORT — The Newport Art Museum will present the animated short film “Stereoscope” by South African artist William Kentridge. Visitors can view the film in the Museum’s Cushing Gallery through March 10.

NEW LONDON — Geoff Kaufman and Reggie Harris, two legendary and well-loved performers will join forces for a double bill concert at New London's famed Friday Night Folk at All Souls on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

WESTERLY — Thomas Christopher Greene, the founding president of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, is such a busy man it seems kind of wild to think he finds time to write novels. But he does and he has. The author of six novels, including the bestseller "The Headmaster's Wife," his fiction h…

PROVIDENCE — There are so many things to say about Marcus Gardley’s extraordinarily rich play “black odyssey,” now onstage at Trinity Rep, but the first thing to say is this: Do not miss the opportunity to see this play.

PROVIDENCE — Marcus Gardley’s epic tale "black odyssey" will make its East Coast debut at Trinity Rep this month.

STONINGTON — Four new plays by Rhode Island playwright and novelist Michael R. McGuire will be presented as concert reading series this weekend and next weekend by Community Design Workshop and the Planning Stage.

    The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department will hold the annual New Year's Eve bonfire at Ninigret Park on Monday. The bonfire will be lit at 5 p.m. and burns until 6 p.m.

    WESTERLY —  The Granite Theatre of Westerly, will be holding double auditions for Ken Ludwig’s comic mystery “The Game’s Afoot” and Alfred Uhry’s comedy/drama “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., at the theatre, on 1 Granite St.

    WAKEFIELD — Theatre By The Sea will open the 2019 season with the world premiere of "Love and Other Fables," at the end of May. Running from May 29 – June 16, "Love and Other Fables" is a new romantic screwball musical comedy, set on the Greek island of Samos in 600 B. C. that follows the ea…

    WAKEFIELD — The Contemporary Theater Company will be holding auditions for "Gypsy," with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents on Monday, Jan. 7 and Wednesday, Jan.  9 from 6 to 10 p.m.

    WESTERLY — Amy VanderWeele and Elissa Sweet took to Facebook last week to announce some big news: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's "What the Eyes Don't See" has been chosen as the 2019 Reading Across Rhode Island book.

    WESTERLY — Nicole Cannella's new book, "The Good Book's Guide to Animal Tails," is the perfect gift for people who love animals and enjoy reading Bible stories.

    NEWPORT — Mark your calendars. The Newport Art Museum's annual Winter Speaker Series returns Saturday, Jan. 19, for its 91st season. The series will include six lectures on a variety of topics and will run Saturdays at 2 p.m., Jan. 19 through Feb. 23, in the Museum's Griswold House at 76 Bel…

    NEW LONDON — Through a program funded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Flock Theatre will be engaging with over 70 differently-abled children between both Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School and Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, Conn. Through Flock’s signature …

    ASHAWAY — Now in its 20th year, the annual Ashaway Holiday Stroll, a beloved and well-attended tradition, takes place this Saturday. Beginning with the Ashaway Fire Department's breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m., the stroll includes holiday bazaars, horse-drawn wagon rides, house tours, live mu…

    WESTERLY — Mike Stanton, the bestselling author of  the New York Times bestseller "The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor," returns to Westerly to talk about his newest book, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweig…

    WAKEFIELD – Bah humbug! Even the most hard-hearted will find it difficult to keep a smile off their face when that holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, comes to the Contemporary Theater Company stage in Wakefield Dec. 6th – 22.

    PROVIDENCE — Their mascot is "the unicorn of friendship," their music was described as  “poetic” and “evocative of feeling" by National Public Radio, and they'll be playing Upstairs at the Columbus Theatre on Sunday. 

    WESTERLY — Westerly Drama, in conjunction with the Colonial Theater, will present "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about the people of Grovers Corners, N.H., this weekend. Alana Rader and John Peacock direct the play which will see many of the high schoolers t…

      WESTERLY – The Chorus of Westerly will once again invite members of the community to join them for a Messiah & Christmas Carol Sing this Saturday at 6 p.m. at the George Kent Performance Hall. This year marks the third year the chorus will hold an open sing-along of the Christmas choral …

        WESTERLY – Members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will open the gallery doors wide Wednesday during the 22nd annual Holiday Stroll and Luminaria and host a gala opening of the December show, “Silver and Snow.” This year marks the first year in the gallery’s new home in the h…

          WESTERLY – As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And organizers from the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association are making sure local residents have ample opportunity to visit with neighbors and shop locally at the 22nd Annual Holida…

          WESTERLY – It’s an uplifting, tender-hearted musical, full of good singing, good dancing, good cheer – and some top notch acting.