Meet the Artists and Artisans

Olde Mistick Village will host the Meet the Artists and Artisans festival over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, featuring fine artists, sculptors, photographers and hand crafters who will be creating art and have items for sale.

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Thursday, Aug. 29

Knickerbocker All Stars

7:30 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

The Knickerbocker All Stars will perform a pre-show for the Rhythm and Roots festival in Charlestown with opening act Johnny Nicholas. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com or call 401-315-5070.

Bina Nepram and Martha Saxton

6:30 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host a discussion of democracy, diversity, and violence featuring Bina Nepram and Martha Saxton. Nepram is the editor of the book “Addressing Democracy, Diversity, Racial and Gender-Based Violence with Focus on Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas in India,” of which Saxton is a contributor. Books will be available for purchase at the event, which is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Opening reception

5:30 to 7 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.

The Mystic Museum of Art will host an opening reception for three new exhibitions and a prize ceremony for the 63rd Regional Exhibition award winners. The exhibitions are Linda DiFrenna: Life, Death, and In Between; The Outsider Art of Ruby C. Williams; and MMoA’s 63rd Regional Exhibition. They will remain on display through Oct. 5. The event is free. For more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org

Aug. 29, 30, 31

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Aug. 29 - Sept. 8

Saturday Night Fever

Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea will present the stage version of “Saturday Night Fever,” directed by Richard Sabellico, with musical direction by Jacob Priddy. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For tickets, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 866- 811-4111 or 401-782-8587.

Aug. 30, 31

“Wonder of the World”

7 p.m.; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield.

Contemporary Theatre Company will present “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25, $15 for ages 25 and under. For tickets or more information, visitcontemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.

Friday, Aug. 30

Mystic Aquarium fundraiser

6 to 9 p.m.; Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington.

The Stonington Vineyards Summer Music Series will host a performance by Azalea Drive. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and light bites to enjoy on the lawn. Brick n’ Basil Pizza Truck & Spicy Fusion Food Truck will be on site and picnic dinners are welcome. Cost is $10 per car load. Stonington Vineyards will donate a portion of proceeds from the parking to the Mystic Aquarium.

Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

Rhythm and Roots Festival

11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Ninigret Park, Old Post Road, Charlestown.

The 22nd annual Rhythm & Roots Festival will feature performances by Christine Ohlman, Sarah Potenza,The Mavericks, Marcia Ball and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. For tickets and information, visit rhythmandroots.com or call 888-855-6940.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Movies in the Park

7 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will present “Peter Pan” as part of the Movies in the Park series. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.

Amanda Rowe

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing and storytime with children’s author Amanda Rowe, who will be signing copies of her new book “If There Never Was a You.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Jean Lazar

1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host an open house book signing with local author Jean Lazar “The Spa Conspiracy.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

RI Reggae Festival

3 p.m.; Bold Point Park – 555 Waterfront Drive, East Providence.

Waterfront Concerts at Bold Point Park will host the Rhode Island Reggae Festival featuring performances by UB40 , Shaggy and Soulshot. For tickets or more information, visit waterfrontconcerts.com.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

Feast of the

Holy Ghost

Various times; Portuguese Holy Ghost Society, 26 Main St., Stonington.

The Portuguese Holy Ghost Society will hold the Feast of the Holy Ghost beginning Saturday at 5 p.m. with a parade through the borough with the Westerly Band followed by food, dancing and music from Legacy at the club. Sunday will feature a parade beginning at 10 a.m., the Blessing of the Crown followed by the feeding of the masses at the club. Both days will feature food concessions Portuguese and American classics.

Aug. 31 - Sept 2

Meet the Artists and Artisans

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Olde Mistick Village 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Olde Mistick Village will host “Meet the Artists and Artisans” featuring fine artists, sculptors, photographers and hand crafters who will be creating art and have items for sale. The event will be held rain or shine, with free admission and parking. Visit meettheartistsandartisans.com or call 203-874-5672 for more information.

Sunday, Sept. 1

U.S. Coast Guard Band

1 p.m.; Fort Trumbull State Park, 90 Walbach St., New London.

The Coast Guard Band will present a concert. The event is free and the audience is encouraged to provide its own seating for this venue. For more information, visit uscg.mil/Community/ Band/ or call 860-701- 6826.

Remembrance of the Battle of Groton Heights

6 p.m.; Fort Griswold State Park, Park Avenue, Groton.

The Friends of Fort Griswold will hold a candlelight ceremony and wreath laying commemorating the 1781 Battle of Groton Heights. The ceremony will be held inside the fort, with 88 luminaries on the fort grounds, each representing a casualty from the battle of Groton Heights. The event is free. Attendees should bring lawn chairs.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Opening Reception

5 to 7 p.m.; Hoxie Gallery, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Westerly Library will hold an opening reception for an exhibit by artist David Omar White. The exhibit will run through Sept. 27. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Thursday, Sept. 5

“The Ghost Army”

6 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

As part of a month long celebration of Peace in Westerly the library will host a screening of the film “The Ghost Army.” The event is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Beer & Books with Dirk Langeveld

6:30 p.m.; Cottrell Brewing, 100 Mechanic St. #22, Pawcatuck.

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. will host a Beer & Books event at the brewery featuring local author Dirk Langeveld who will discuss his book “The Artful Dodger: The 20-Year Pursuit of World War I Draft Dodger Grover Cleveland Bergdoll.” The event includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Sept. 5, 6, 7

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Grease.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Sept. 5 - 22

“All My Sons”

Various times; Arctic Playhouse, 117 Washington St., West Warwick.

Artic Playhouse will present the drama “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller. Performances will be held on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.

Friday, Sept. 6

Exhibit opening

reception

5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will host an opening reception for its show, “Coming Home”/Envisioning Peace, featuring artists Elaine S. Porter and Jane Rollins. The show will run through Sunday, Sept. 29. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Salt Marsh Gala

6 p.m.; Shelter Harbor Inn, 10 Wagner Road, Westerly.

Salt Marsh Opera will hold a Moonlight Serenade Gala with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and a concert on the lawn. For tickets or more information, visit saltmarshopera.org.

Westerly Library

Trivia Night

6:30 p.m.; Windjammer Surf Bar, Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Westerly Library will hold a Westerly trivia night. All funds raised will support the library and Wilcox Park. For more information or to register a team, visit westerlylibrary.org or the library circulation desk, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

Hey Nineteen

8 p.m.; The Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich.

The Greenwich Odeum will host a performance by Steely Dan tribute band, Hey Nineteen. For tickets or more information, call 401-885-4000 or visit greenwichodeum.com.

Sept. 6 – 29

“The Hollow”

Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Granite Theatre will present “The Hollow” by Agatha Christie. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 730 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

Sept. 6 - 8

Newport Secret

Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingscote Mansion, 253 Bellevue Ave., Newport.

Benefactors of the Arts will host self-guided tours of nine gardens and properties in historic Newport. Tickets are available in advance at secretgardentours.org or at Kingscote the days of the tours. Funds raised will support arts education programs in the area’s public schools. Visit secretgardentours.org or call 401-439-7253 for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Wings over Westerly

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Westerly Airport, 56 Airport Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Airport Association will hold Wings over Westerly featuring airplane and helicopter rides, police canine demonstration, a creation station, pony rides, antique car display and tours of a Lifestar helicopter. The event is free. For more information, visit westerlyairportfriends.org.

Movies in the Park

7 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will present “Up” as part of the Movies in the Park series. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.

Granville Burgess

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local author Granville Burgess for his book, “The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe: A Novel.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Surfside 8 Square Dance Club

8 to 10:30 p.m.; Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.

Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a square dance with caller, Jim Schell and cuer, Mike Alexander. Requested donation is $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-622-8084 or 860-245- 0164.

Fall Bird Walk

8:30 a.m.; Napatree Point Conservation Area, Fort Road, Westerly.

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Watch Hill Conservancy will host a shorebirds and fall migrants bird walk at Napatree Point led by Laura Craver-Rogers and Kevin Rogers. The program is suited for adults and is free. For more information, visit dpnc.org.

Mayer, Kirby, Mayer Acoustic Group

8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center of the Arts will host a performance by the Mayer, Kirby, Mayer Acoustic Group, featuring Singer-songwriters Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby and Brendan Mayer. Tickets are $22. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

All Ages Hike

10 a.m.; Browning Woods Trail, Shannock Road, South Kingstown.

The South Kingstown Land Trust will host an all-ages hike through pine and oak forest and past stone walls. The hike is three miles, though it can be shorten to one mile if desired. Children and leashed dogs are welcome. The event is free. Visit sklt.org/events-calendar/ or call 401-789-0962 for more information.

Taste of Italy

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Howard T. Brown Memorial Park, 100 Chelsea Harbor Drive, Norwich.

The 28th annual Taste of Italy will feature Italian cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants, vendors, art exhibit, children’s activities and all day entertainment. Admission and parking is free.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Ocean State

Beer Festival

1 to 4 p.m.; Grey Sail Tap Room, 65 Canal St., Westerly.

The Rhode Island Brewers Guild fifth annual Ocean State Beer Festival will host Rhode Island breweries offering beer selections, food, games and live music. Tickets are $40 and include unlimited samples of beers as well as a souvenir tasting glass. Ticket sales will benefit the Rhode Island Brewers Guild. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ribrewersguild.org.

Imperial Women in Roman Times

5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

The Stonington Free Library Sunday Night Lecture Series will host a talk by Mary Boatwright on Imperial Women in Roman Times. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

Richard Maule

1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host an open house book signing with local author Richard Maule for his book “The Witch’s Advocate.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Warren Folk’s Festival

1 to 7 p.m.; The Collaborative, 30 Cutler St., Warren.

The Collaborative will host the fourth annual Warren Folk’s Festival. The event will feature all things local including music, art from over 30 Rhode Island area artists and local food and beverage vendors. Each food vendor will donate a percentage of their sales to The Collaborative. The event is free. For more information, visit thecollaborative02885.org.

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