Al Copley

Al Copley will perform at the Westerly Town Beach as part of Blues on the Beach on Wednesday.

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Thursday, Aug. 1

Will Evans Band

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Will Evans Band will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. The concert is free. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by Dudemanbro, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

A Colonial-Era Shipwreck

2 p.m.; South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.

Richard Vangermeersch will give a talk on Colonial-era South Kingstown residents Samuel J. Potter and Elisha Reynolds Potter and a Colonial-Era Shipwreck that occurred off the coast of Narragansett. The event is free. To register or for more information, call 401-789-1555, ext. 108, or email jwilson@skpl.org.

Aug. 1 - 18

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

7:30 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Colonial Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesdays through Sundays. The performance is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per person, $20 per family.

Aug. 1, 2, 3

Drive In Movies

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

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

Aug. 1 - 10

“Newsies”

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

Theatre By The Sea will present the Broadway musical “Newsies” 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. 1 - 4

Kingston Chamber Music Festival

Various times; University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

The Kingston Chamber Music Festival will host concerts featuring violinist Hilary Hahn, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim, composer/pianist Lera Auerbach and an ensemble from the Curtis Institute of Music. For more information and tickets, visit kingstonchambermusic.org or call 401-308-3614.

Aug. 1 - 18

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present the musical “Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat” directed by Brandon Gregoire, Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. 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 chestnutstreetplayhouse.org or call 860-886-2378.

Friday, Aug. 2

Opening Reception

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 exhibit, “Westerly 350 years.” The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 1. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call the gallery at 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Friday Night Concert

7 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Cross’ Mills Public Library Friday Night Concert will host folk and traditional music band Updike’s Rose. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org

Aug. 2 – 25

“On Golden Pond”

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

Granite Theatre will present “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. 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.

Aug. 2 - 4

Charlestown Seafood Festival

Various times; Ninigret Park, 4890 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

The festival will feature seafood and other food, arts and crafts vendors, Rockwell Amusement rides, rock wall climbing, car show, entertainment, bungee jumping and raffles. Fireworks will be featured Saturday night at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children age 10 and under. The festival will be open Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit charlestownrichamber. com.

Newport Jazz Festival

Various times; Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Drive, Newport.

The Newport Jazz Festival will feature three days of jazz music, including performances by Herbie Hancock and Common. For ticket information, parking, performers and schedule, visit newportjazz.org.

Aug. 2 – 28

“Henry IV, Part 1”

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

Contemporary Theatre’s Shakespeare on the Saugatucket will present “Henry IV, Part 1” on the theater’s patio on banks of the Saugatucket River. The performances will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays and are free. For more information, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

Aug. 2 - 30

“Funny Money”

Various times; Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Highway, Newport.

Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy “Funny Money,” written by Ray Cooney and directed by Daniel Lee White. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and weekdays at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit newportplayhouse.com or call 401-848-7529.

Saturday, Aug. 3

River Glow 2019

7 to 10 p.m.; Downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck

The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual River Glow featuring floating bonfires in the Pawcatuck River, live music, hay rides through town, fire jugglers and belly dancing as well as children’s activities and shopping specials. Visit westerlychamber.org for more information.

Stonington Village Fair

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wadawanuck Square, 20 High St., Stonington.

The 66th annual Stonington Village Fair is held to commemorate the 1814 Battle of Stonington. The fair will feature games, a book sale, music, food and crafts. For more information, visit thecomo.org.

The Ukulelians

7 p.m.; United Congregational Church of Westerly, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck.

United Congregational Church of Westerly will host a free concert featuring The Ukulelians. They will perform music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. A free dessert buffet and cold beverages will also be served. For more information, visit uccwesterly.org or call 860-599-1226.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Robert E. P. Elmer III

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

Savoy Bookshop and Cafe will host Robert E. P. Elmer III to sign his compilation “Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Monday, Aug. 5

Westerly Notables in Westerly Cemeteries

6:30 p.m.; Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite St., Westerly.

To celebrate Westerly’s 350th birthday, Babcock-Smith House volunteers will host a presentation on the lives of some men and women who have made notable contributions to the town’s history. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

Monday Night Jams

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Brothers of the Road Band, an Allman Brothers tribute band, will perform as part of Monday Night Jams. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Monday Concert

2 and 7:30 p.m.; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.

Theatre by the Sea Monday Concert series will host Christine Pedi, who will sing the music of Ethel Merman, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli and Julie Andrews. For tickets or more information, visit 401–782–8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.

Caroline Hazard and South County Hospital

6 p.m.; Peace Dale Library, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale

Author Betty Cotter will give a talk on Caroline Hazard who was instrumental in the founding of South County Hospital in the 1920’s. The event is free. To register, or for more information, call 401-789-1555, ext. 108, or email jwilson@skpl.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Tina Cassidy

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an evening with Tina Cassidy, author of “Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote,” in conversation with Nancy Burns-Fusaro. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Watch Hill Sunset Concert

6 p.m.; Village Green, Bay Street, Watch Hill

The Watch Hill Sunset Concert series will host a performance by Jamaican Jazz/folk band Bagboys. The concert is free. Raindate is the following Tuesday. Visit facebook.com/ Watch- Hill- Sunset-Concerts for more information.

Movies on the Beach

8:30 p.m.; Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

“Incredibles 2” will be shown on a big screen on the beach. Admission and parking are free; bring beach chairs and blankets. For a list of movies and times, visit westerlychamber.org or call 401-596-7761.

Summer Sounds concert series

7 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Noank-Mystic Band will perform at the 23rd annual Summer Sounds concert series. The concert is free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Blues on the Beach

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Duke Robillard Band will perform as part of the Blues on the Beach series. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Exhibit Opening

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

An opening reception will be held for an exhibit by the faculty of Westerly Schools Art Department. The exhibit will run through Aug. 31. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series

5:30 p.m.; Pleasant View Inn back parking lot, 65 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The weekly Westerly Track & Athletic Club Tom McCoy Family Fun Run series features a children’s 1/3 mile run, followed by 1-mile and 5K run. Walkers and runners welcome. The event is free. Visit westerlytrackclub.org for more information.

Author Series: Layng Martine Jr

The Ocean House Author Series will host author Layng Martine Jr, in celebration of his new book “Permission to Fly.” The free event will be held in the Seaside Ballroom. For reservations or more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.

Westerly Band Concert

6:30 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Westerly Band will present a concert in the bandstand in Wilcox Park featuring popular songs and marches. The concert is free.

Old Stone Walls talk

7 p.m.; Quonochontaug Grange, 5662 Post Road, Charlestown.

The Quonochontaug Historical Society will host a talk by archaeologist Timothy Ives about old stone walls found and hidden in Rhode Island. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Poetry Reading

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a poetry reading with former Rhode Island Poet Laureate Lisa Starr, author of “Where Beach Meets Ocean” and Estha Weiner, author of “at the last minute.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Battle of Stonington

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

Stonington Historical Society will host a talk about the Battle of Stonington by Bob Rieger, Chelsea Mitchell, John Kjng and Kevin McBride. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

“Sailing Towards My Father”

6:30 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

Character actor Stephen Collins will perform a one-man play about Herman Melville. The program is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

Phil Adams

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Phil Adams will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. The concert is free. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

Exhibit opening

6 to 8 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

As part of the 2019 One Book One Region programming, Groton Public Library will hold an opening reception for an art exhibit created by Artreach, Inc., which promotes recovery, and enhanced the quality of life for members who have psychiatric disorders. There will be light refreshments and a live jazz performance in the library’s Betty Anne Reiter meeting room. For more information, call 860-441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by By George and Where’s Lewis, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

Friday, Aug. 9

Friday Night Concert

7 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Cross’ Mills Public Library Friday Night Concert will host country rock band Rowan Brothers. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Magician Scott Jameson

10 a.m. and noon; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.

Theatre By The Sea will host a show featuring Magician Scott Jameson as part of its 2019 Children’s Festival. Tickets can be purchased by calling 401–782–8587. Visit theatrebythesea.com for more information.

Aug. 9, 10, 11

Drive In Movies

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

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

Saturday Aug. 10

Artist reception

5 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill.

The Ocean House will host a wine and cheese reception for plein air painter Susan Stone in the Living Room. The event is free and open to ages 21 and over. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, email Lisa Szaro at lszaro@oceanhouseri.com.

Wilcox Park Tree Tours

10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free one loop tour of Wilcox Park beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Westerly Library. The tours will include the park’s 28 Big Trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry and 9 Champion trees. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

David Norton Stone

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with David Norton Stone, author of “Lost Restaurants of Providence.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Aug. 11, 12

Pow Wow

10 a.m.; Narragansett Indian Church Grounds, Pow Wow Road, Charlestown.

The Narragansett Indian Tribe will the 344th Annual Pow Wow. The event will feature traditional ceremonies, music, contests and food and craft booths. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, call 401-409-2054.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Daniel Post Senning

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

The Stonington Free Library will host a talk by Daniel Post Senning on What are Manners Today? Senning is the great-great grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s “Etiquette,” 19th edition and “The Etiquette Advantage in Business,” 3rd edition. He is also the author of “Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online.” The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658

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