Stage Door Theater

Stage Door Theater Company will an encore performance of “You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV,” at the Haversham House on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16. and 17.

Photo courtesy Stage Door Theater Company

Thursday, Aug. 15

Glenn Kendzia

9:30 p.m.; Malted Barley, 42 High St., Westerly.

Local musician Glenn Kendzia will perform a solo show. Tickets are $15. Visit themaltedbarleyri.net for tickets or more information.

Will & Nick Robinson

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

Colonial Theatre of RI will host a performance by Will & Nick Robinson before its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The event is free with donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit colonialtheatreri.org.

Debbi Michiko Florence

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a book release party with local author Debbi Michiko Florence to celebrate her new children’s series “My Furry Foster Family.” Savoy will donate 20 percent of profits to One Soul Rescue, who will be bringing several dogs for adoption that day. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

“Hot Enough for Ya?”

6 p.m.; Wadawanuck Square, 20 High St., Stonington.

The Stonington Players will present “Hot Enough for Ya?” a series of short new plays by local playwrights. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/Stonington-Players-Inc.

Thoughtful Thursday

5:15 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.

The Thoughtful Thursday series will host a talk by Linda Christensen on Getting Started on Ancestry. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

Rickie Lee Jones

6:30 p.m.; Jonathan Edwards Winery, 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington.

Jonathan Edwards Winery will host a performance by Grammy award winner Rickie Lee Jones. Tickets are $55. For tickets or more information, visit jedwardswinery.com.

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, 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.

Aug. 15 - 18

Washington County Fair

Various times; Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Road, Carolina.

The 53rd annual Washington County Fair will feature daily concerts, special acts and events, a giant midway and kiddy land area, agricultural events and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, the farm museum and more. Featured performers include Hardy, Jimmie Allen, Lonestar, Danielle Bradbery and Matt Stell. For more information and schedule, visit washingtoncountyfair-ri.com.

“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.

“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.

Aug. 15 – 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. 15, 16, 17

Drive In Movies

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

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

Aug. 15 - 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.

Friday, Aug. 16

Chris Cornell

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

Colonial Theatre of RI will host a performance by Chris Cornell before its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The event is free with donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit colonialtheatreri.org.

Ocean Community YMCA fundraiser

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

The Stonington Vineyards Summer Music Series will host a performance by Ben Freiert & Friends. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and light bites to enjoy on the lawn. Brick n’ Basil Pizza Truck & Spicey 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 Ocean Community YMCA.

Charlestown Woodstock Revival

6 p.m.; Books on the Pond, 2144 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, Charlestown.

Books on the Pond will host a Charlestown Woodstock Revival with performances by acoustic musicians and a screening of the documentary, “Woodstock.” For more information, visit booksonthepond.com.

Lisa Marien

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

La Grua Center will host a performance by jazz vocalist Lisa Marien, accompanied by Steve Donovan on piano and Dave D’Addario on bass. Tickets $15. Free for age 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Nightrain

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by Guns n’ Roses tribute band Nightrain. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Aug. 16, 17

“You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV”

7 p.m.; Haversham House, 336 Post Road, Westerly.

Stage Door Theater Company will present a dinner show production of “You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV.” A dinner buffet will be served at 7 p.m., the show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For tickets or more information, call 401-622-2995.

Aug. 16 – 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. 16 - 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. 17

The Hometown Boys

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

Colonial Theatre of RI will host a performance by the Hometown Boys before its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The event is free with donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit colonialtheatreri.org.

Divine Providence

6 to 11 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Divine Providence Festival will host an evening featuring music, art installations, vendors, poetry, food and drinks. Tickets are $16. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com.

Donna and the Buffalo

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by Donna and the Buffalo. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Basque Fest

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Parade Plaza, Water Street, New London.

The event will celebrate Basque culture and history and will include an exhibition of Basque rural sports, a Paella Degustation, dance and music performances and a Mus Tournament. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, $15 for children age 10 and under. For tickets or more information, visit nebasque.org.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Livin’ the Dream

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

Colonial Theatre of RI will host a performance by Livin the Dream before its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The event is free with donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit colonialtheatreri.org.

Evening Hike

6 p.m.; Grills Preserve, 198 Bowling Lane, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead an evening hike through Grills Preserve. The moderate in difficulty two-mile hike will include scenic views along the Pawcatuck River and atop Big Hill. Reservations are required. To make reservations, email mlee@westerlylandtrust.org.

Country Current

6 p.m.; New London Waterfront Park, 1 Waterfront Park St., New London.

The United States Navy Band’s country-bluegrass ensemble, Country Current, will perform a free concert. For more information, visit outreach.navy.mil.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Watch Hill Sunset Concert

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

The Watch Hill Sunset Concert series will host a performance by American and Celtic folk band Atwater-Donelly Trio. 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.

“How to Train Your Dragon” 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.

Author Bina Nepram

7 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

Groton Public Library will host author and activist Bina Nepram who will discuss her book, “Addressing Democracy, Diversity, Racial and Gender-Based Violence with Focus on Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas in India.” The talk is free. For more information, visit grotonpl.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Author Series: Jeanne Blasberg

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

The Ocean House Author Series will host author Jeanne Blasberg, in celebration of her new book “The Nine.” The free event will be held in the Seaside Ballroom. For reservations or more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.

Jill Butler

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host artist, designer and author Jill Butler to celebrate the beauty of Paris as told through postcards. Tickets are $27 and include a custom-made portfolio of postcards, curated and designed by Butler, along with a workshop on the art of the postcard. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Lottie Scott

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

La Grua Center will host civil rights activist and local arts advocate Lottie B. Scott, who will discuss her book, “Deep South Deep North: A Family’s Journey.” The book will be available for sale and signing immediately following the talk. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Rare Books Talk

6:30 p.m.; Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston

The Kingston Free Library will host proprietor Kenneth Gloss for a discussion on old and rare books. Gloss has appeared as a regular appraiser on PBS’s “Antiques Road Show.” Patrons may bring books, manuscripts and ephemerae that may have value to be appraised by Gloss. To register or for more information, call 401-783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.

Growing an Herbal Garden

7 p.m.; Narragansett Community Center, 53 Mumford Road, Narragansett.

The Indian Run Garden Club will host a presentation by Mary Blue on Growing an Herbal Garden for Culinary and Medicinal Use. The talk will cover how to grow and preserve culinary plants and their medicinal and therapeutic uses. Cost is $5.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Anna Francese Gass

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

The Westerly Library will host a book signing and talk with Anna Francese Gass, author of “Heirloom Kitchen.” For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Anna Pitoniak

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house talk and book signing with Anna Pitoniak, author of “Necessary People.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Art after Dark

6 to 8:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Arts, 9 Water St., Mystic.

Art After Dark, features Pizzetta pizza, drinks, live music by Luke and Mike Music and live art by Draw to Music. Admission is $15, $12 for members, $3 for children age 4 to 12 and free for children under age 4. For more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org or call 860-536-7601.

Cabin Fever Band

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

The fourth annual Roode Memorial Concert Series will host a performance by bluegrass musicians Cabin Fever Band. The concert is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

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 The Jason Colonies Band and Steamy Windows, 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.

The Second Step Players

7 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

Groton Public Library will host a performance by Artreach, Inc.’s stigma-busting comedy troupe, The Second Step Players. The group will explore recovery, resiliency, and life with a psychiatric disorder. For more information, call 860-441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.

Aug. 22, 23, 24

Drive In Movies

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

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

Friday Aug. 23

Friday Night Concert

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

Cross’ Mills Public Library Friday Night Concert will host surf jazz duo Steve DeConti and Dan Moretti. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

D-Strong fundraiser

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

The Stonington Vineyards Summer Music Series will host a performance by Village Jammers. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and light bites to enjoy on the lawn. Brick n’ Basil Pizza Truck & Spicey 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 D-Strong Foundation.

Saturday Aug. 24

Westerly 350 Olde Tyme Fair

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

As part of Westerly’s 350 Anniversary, an Olde Tyme Fair will be held featuring music, including Roomful of Blues and Britishmania Beatles Tribute Band, food vendors, swan boat rides, trackless train rides, strolling performers, magic shows, a jester, storytelling, carnival games and a gigantic Westerly cake. The event is free. For more information, visit westerly350.com.

Artist reception: Russ Kramer

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

The Ocean House will host a wine and cheese reception for plein air painter Russ Kramer 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.

Larry Shushansky

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local author Larry Shushansky for his book “Independent Enough.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert

2 p.m.; Franchi Estate, 91 Sergio Franchi Drive, Stonington.

The 25th annual Sergio Franchi concert will benefit the Sergio Franchi Music Scholarship Foundation. Tickets are $65 in advance and $70 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 860-535-9429 or visit sergiofranchi.com.

Poetry Reading

5 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.

The July-August Merrill Fellow, Gabriella Gage, will read from her work. A reception will follow. The reading is free. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.

Benita Meshulam & Edith Kraft

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

La Grua Center’s Music Matters series will host piano duo Benita Meshulam & Edith Kraft. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

NRBQ

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by NRBQ. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Jammers Old Time Music Picnic

12:30 to 4 p.m.; South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St., Narragansett.

South County Museum will host a picnic with performances by The Skipping Stones, Farm Dog, The K.C. Moaners Jug Band and Pitcher’s Garage Band. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit southcountymuseum.org.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Rally for Randy

2 to 6 p.m.; Bradford Citizens Club, 124 Woody Hill Road, Bradford.

A benefit will be held for Randy Morgrage to raise funds to help in his battle with cancer. The event will include music by The Cartell’s, food and raffle prizes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. For more information, call 860-917-0488 or 401-808-9579.

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