Thursday, April 4
6 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a talk and book signing with Watch Hill resident Patricia Walsh Chadwick for her new memoir “Little Sister.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Great Swamp, Great Neck Road, Kingston.
The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike through Great Swamp, on a peninsula of high ground above Worden Pond and the surrounding swamp. Most of the trails are gravel roads. The footing is solid, and the slopes are gentle. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org or contact leader Sally Hanson at 401-348-9109 or email@example.com.
April 4 - 7
“The Game’s Afoot”
Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.
Granite Theatre will present the comedy, “The Game’s Afoot,” by Ken Ludwig. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be no performance on March 28. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.
“The Song of Summer”
Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence.
Trinity Rep will present the world premiere of the play “The Song of Summer” by Lauren Lee and directed by Taibi Magar. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.
Various times; Burbage Theatre Company, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket.
Burbage Theatre Company will present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, directed by Mark Peckham. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355.
April 4 - 14
“August Osage County”
Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.
Chestnut Street Playhouse will present “August Osage County,” written by Tracey Letts and directed by Derek Corriveau. The play contains mature content and adult language. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27, $25 for seniors and $15 for children and students. For tickets call 860-886-2378 or visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.org
Various times; Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.
The Wilbury Theatre Group will present Nick Payne’s drama, “Constellations,” directed by Aubrey Snowden. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thewilburygroup.org/constellations.
April 4 - 20
“The Diary of Anne Frank”
Various times; The Arctic Playhouse, 117 Washington St., West Warwick.
The Arctic Playhouse will present the drama “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Rachel Hanauer. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.
April 4 - May 25
Various times; Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Highway, Newport.
The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy, “Clothes Encounter.” written by Roger Karshner and directed by W. Richard Johnson. For more information or for tickets, visit newportplayhouse.com.
Friday, April 5
5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.
An opening reception will be held for the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s March exhibit “Crossing Boundaries” – Line, Shape and Edges. The show will run through Saturday, April 27. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit westerlyarts.com or call 401-596-2221.
8 to 10:30 p.m.; Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.
Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a dance with caller Jim Schell and cuer Mike Alexander. Donation $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 860-245-0164 or 401-596-1263.
5 to 7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
La Grua will host an opening reception for an exhibit, Celebrating Art in Autism, featuring works from artists of all ages who are affected by autism. The exhibit will run through the month of April, which is Autism Awareness month. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
7 p.m.; Fitch High School, 101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton.
The National Touring Production of Foreigners Journey tribute band will perform a benefit concert for Fitch & Stonington High School Music Departments. Tickets are on sale at Purplepass.com, McQuade’s Markets and Groton Guitars.
Forensic Science Seminar Series
330 p.m.; Richard E. Beaupre Center, University of Rhode Island, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston.
The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series will host a talk by Robert Almeida, senior forensic scientist, at the Rhode Island Department of Health, on “Forensic Toxicology.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.
7:30 p.m.; Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.
Connecticut College faculty, Theodore Arm, violin; Christine Coyle, cello; Maksim Ivanov Zhdanovskikh, baritone; and Kumi Ogano, piano, will present an all Beethovan recital. Tickets are $10 and $5 seniors and students. For tickets or more information, visit conncoll.edu.
April 5, 6
“Mary Poppins Jr”
Various times; Westerly Middle School, 10 Sandy Hill Road, Westerly.
Theatre Scrapbook will present “Mary Poppins Jr” featuring students from Westerly, Stonington and Chariho area. Performances will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students and children and free for children age 4 and under. For tickets or more information, visit theatrescrapbook.com.
April 5 - 7
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
Various times; Babcock Hall Auditorium, 13 Vose St., Westerly.
The Westerly High School Theatre program, Stagedogs, will present the Broadway musical “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” directed by Alana Rader and Jon L Peacock, of the Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, with a suggested donation on Sunday. For more information, or tickets, visit colonialtheatreri.org.
April 5 – 14
“Moon Over Buffalo”
Various times; Smith Center for the Arts, Providence College, Eaton Street, Providence.
The Department of Theatre, Dance & film at Providence College will present the comedy “Moon Over Buffalo,” by Ken Ludwig. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-865-2218 or visit theatre.providence.edu.
Saturday, April 6
“Out of the Shadows”
1 p.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
Stage Door Theater Company will present a live stage reading of the drama, “Out of the Shadows,” written and directed by Eugene J. Celico. The production is not appropriate for children age 16 and younger. Admission is free.
“Dead in the Water”
7 p.m.; Stonington High School, 176 South Broad St., Pawcatuck.
Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association will host a showing of the documentary “Dead in the Water,” about the plight of commercial fishermen in New England. The viewing will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmaker, David Wittkower, and a panel of fishermen. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association.
6 to 10 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.
The Stonington Education Fund’s annual Education Celebration will feature exhibitions by The Coral Reef Project, Sea the Change, and Young At Art, an annual youth art exhibition. Dinner will be provided by Dog Watch Cafe with entertainment by Lewis and Merritt of Wicked Peach. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $65. For tickets or more information, visit stoningtoneducationfund.net.
8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
Courthouse Center for the Arts will host singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards. Tickets are $36. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.
April 6, 13
5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
La Grua Center’s Music Matters Series will host pianist Andrew Willis for a concert, Six Bach Partitas on Baroque Piano. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
Sunday April 7
4 p.m.; Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly.
The Arts Commission of Christ Church Westerly will present a concert of chamber music by the saxophone wind ensemble Project Fusion. The performance will feature works by Bach, Glazunov, Bozza, and Maslanka. The concert is free and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit christchurchwesterly.org.
Choir Festival Concert
4 p.m.; Union Baptist Church, 119 High St., Mystic.
The Mystic Area Ecumenical Council will sponsor the 51th Annual Choir Festival Concert featuring children, youth and adult singers from 12 area churches. The festival director this year is Cristi Cary Miller, of Oklahoma City. A free-will offering will be taken at the concert. For more information, call 860-536-9659.
Noon to 1:30 p.m.; Calvary Church, 27 Church St., Stonington.
Calvary Church in Stonington Borough will host Lenten luncheons on Mondays during Lent. The cost is $10 per person and includes an entree, fresh crispy salad, crusty bread, a homemade dessert and a beverage. There will also be vegetarian and gluten free alternatives as well as take out available. Each week’s proceeds will be dedicated to a different local charitable organization. Lunch will be preceded by a service of noon day prayer at 11:45 a.m. in the church. For more information, call 860-912-4144.
Wednesday, April 10
Karen Smith Catlin
6 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an talk and book signing with local author Karen Smith Catlin, for her book “Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Joubert Family Fundraiser
6 to 8 p.m.; The Malted Barley, 42 High St., Westerly.
The Ocean Community Young Professionals Network and Malted Barley will hold a fundraiser for the Danielle Joubert family. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit facebook.com/OceanCommunityYPN.
Thursday, April 11
6 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.
Local artist and teacher Solace Loven will discuss her book, “Art & life after death: the journals of Solace Loven.” The talk is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.
Bette MacGregor Collins
6:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic.
The Mystic Woman’s Club will host at talk by Bette MacGregor Collins, author of “Meditations on the Stained Glass of Calvary,” at its general meeting. For more information, email MWC@mysticwomansclub.org.
“The Rocky Horror Show”
Various times; Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence.
Rhode Island College Mainstage Theatre will present the musical “The Rocky Horror Show” featuring book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, with Bill Wilson, director. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-456-8144 or visit ric.edu.
April 11 - May 12
“Little Shop of Horrors”
Trinity Rep will present the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” directed by Tyler Dobrowsky. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.
Friday, April 12
Arts Café Mystic
7:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.
Arts Café Mystic will host a poetry reading by Mark Doty. Andrew Willis will provide music at the event. Cost is $15, free for students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-912-2444.
Spring Band Concert
7 p.m.; Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St., Groton.
The Noank-Mystic Community Band and the Old Lyme Town Band will host a Spring Concert under the direction of Chris Howard and Carolyn Whinnem. The event is free. For more information, visit noankmysticcommunityband.com.
7:30 p.m.; All Souls UU, 19 Jay St., New London.
Friday Night Folk will host a performance by the folk group The Kennedys. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students and active military with ID. For reservations or more information, call 860-443-0316 or visit fridaynightfolk.org.
Forensic Science Seminar Series
330 p.m.; Richard E. Beaupre Center, University of Rhode Island, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston.
The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series will host a talk by Joseph Salter, director for Transportation Security Administration at T.F. Green Airport, on “Aviation and Transport-Security Challenges.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.
April 12, 13
7 p.m.; The Prout School, 4640 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield.
The Prout School Performing Arts Department will present the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, “South Pacific.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, visit theproutschoool.org. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of each performance.
April 12 - May 11
7 p.m.; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield.
Contemporary Theater Company will present the musical “Gypsy, with ” lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne and book by Arthur Laurents. For tickets or more information, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.
Saturday, April 13
3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, author of “The United States Mint in Philadelphia.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Noon to 4 p.m.; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic.
The third Annual Daffodil Festival at the Denison Homestead will feature thousands of blooming daffodils, open-hearth cooking in the Colonial kitchen, tours of the Denison manor house, a children’s craft activity and complimentary cookies and lemonade. Admission is $5 and free for members, active military, and children under age 6.
Hope Anchors the Soul fundraiser
5 to 10 p.m.; Mystic Yachting Center, 100 Essex St. Mystic.
The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Norwich will hold a fundraising gala “Hope Anchors the Soul” to benefit local Catholic Charities. There will be a silent auction, cocktail reception, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $100. For tickets or more information, call 860-889-8346, ext. 287, or email email@example.com.
Sunday, April 14
Jumping for Jonnycake
Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.
A fundraiser for the Jonnycake Center will be held featuring performances by The Al Copley Band, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, with Duke Robillard, the Sidewinders and Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang Music Page. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com or jonnycake.org.
5 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.
Spring 2019 Merrill Fellows, James Longenbach and Joanna Scott will read from their work. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Band
2 p.m.; Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London.
The Coast Guard Band and Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson will present “Verdant Virtuosity,” featuring music by Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, De Meij and Scott Joplin. The afternoon’s soloists are MUC Greg Case and MU1 Megan Weikleenget. The event is free. To enter the Coast Guard Academy, drivers are required to present a valid photo ID. For more information, visit uscg.mil/band or call 860-701-6826.