Washington Trust Skating Rink

The Washington Trust Skating Rink on Main Street in Westerly will be open for public skating starting at noon on Monday for President’s Day.

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Thursday, Feb. 14

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Black Point, Ocean Road, Narragansett.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike at Black Point. The two-mile hike is on the rugged coast of Narragansett with scenic views. Hikers should meet at the DEM parking lot on Ocean Road, one mile north of Scarborough Beach. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org or contact hike leader John Lanik at 401-783-4932.

Feb. 14 – March 17

Ice Skating

Various times; Washington Trust Skating Rink, 61 Main St., Westerly.

The Washington Trust Skating Rink is open for free skate. Skate rentals are available. For times and more information, call 401-637-7902 or visit oceancommunityymca.org.

Feb. 14 – March 28

Wakefield Idol

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

Contemporary Theater Company will host the Wakefield Idol singing competition where 64 singers compete for a $1500 cash prize. The competition will run on Thursdays. For more information or for tickets, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

Feb. 14 – 24

“This is Our Youth”

Various times; Burbage Theatre Company, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket.

The Burbage Theatre Company will present “This is Our Youth” by Kenneth Lonergan and directed by Allison Crews. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org.

“Next to Normal”

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

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present the musical drama “Next to Normal,” by Brian Yorkey, with music by Tom Kitt and directed by Hunter Parker. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 860-886-2378 or visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.org.

Feb. 14 – March 3

“Macbeth”

Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence.

Trinity Rep will present Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” directed by Curt Columbus. For more information or for tickets, visit www.trinityrep.com.

Feb. 14 – March 23

“Whodunit?”

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

Contemporary Theater Company will present an improvised murder mystery, “Whodunit,” based on classic mysteries. Performances will be held on Saturdays. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. For more information or for tickets, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

Friday, Feb. 15

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 dance with caller and cuer Jim Schell. The theme will be Beginner’s Ball. There is an $8 donation for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-596-1263 or 860-245-0164.

Valentine’s Day

Concert

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

Cross’ Mills Library will host a Valentine’s Day Concert with Joe Parillo on piano, Ian Reyes on bass, and Doc Wood on guitar. The event is free. For more information, visit crossmills.org.

Forensic Science Seminar Series

3:30 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 Rhode Island Deputy State Fire Marshals James Given and Paul Manning, on “Arson Fire Investigations.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Feb. 15, 16

Radicals in Minature

7:30 p.m.; Connecticut College, Tansill Theater, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Ain Gordon and percussionist Josh Quillen will recount and acknowledge people who made their mark on contemporary culture in the 1980s and 90s but who have disappeared on the historical record today. A talk-back will follow each performance. Tickets are $20, $18 seniors and $10 students. For tickets or more information, visit conncoll.edu.

Feb. 15 - 17

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Various times; Smith Center for the Arts, Providence College, Eaton Street, Providence.

The Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Providence College will present “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on the book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit theatre.providence.edu or call 401-865-2218.

Spring Dance Concert

Various times; Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt Pleasant Ave., Providence.

The Rhode Island College Dance Company will present their Spring Dance Concert with choreography by Alexander Biegelson, Maria Bauman‐Morales, Rennie Harris, Daniel McCuster, Jessica Pearson and Marta Renzi. 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 401-456-8144 or visit ric.edu/pfa.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Sweet & Swinging Valentine’s Dance

7 to 10 p.m.; Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

The Westerly Armory will hold a Sweet & Swinging Valentine’s Dance with swing music by the Mondellos and sweets from Vesta Bakery. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-8554 or send a check to Westerly Armory, P.O. Box 614, Westerly, RI 02891.

Charles Monagan talk

6 p.m.; Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 32 Water St., Stonington.

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will host a presentation by Charles Monagan, author of 10 books, including “The Neurotic’s Handbook,” “The Reluctant Naturalist,” and “How to Get a Monkey into Harvard.” Monagan will discuss his collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, presenting dozens of his favorite things in Connecticut. Tickets are $10, or $5 for members. For reservations, call Tricia Walsh at 860-535-0112, ext. 103, or emailing office@shyc.us. For more information, visit shyc.us.

Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones, a Prince tribute band. Tickets are $36. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot”

8 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Garde Arts Center will host a performance of the Broadway tour of the Tony award winning musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Tickets are available at gardearts.com or by calling 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Winter Speaker Series

2 p.m.; Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport.

The Newport Art Museum’s 91st annual Winter Speaker Series will host a talk by Sarah Humphreville, senior curatorial assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art, on “Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables.” Tickets are $20, $15 for museum members. For tickets or more information, visit newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200.

Feb. 16-18

Ice Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport Museum will hold a three-day Ice Festival featuring winter games, activities, music, and entertainment. For tickets or more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

Sunday, February 17

Pass the Guitar

2 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly.

The WARM Center and Christ Episcopal Church will hold the third annual Pass the Guitar concert featuring 20 musicians and one guitar. Performers will include Russell Partridge, Hugh Birdsall, Braiden Sunshine and Marc Douglas Berardo. There is a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds will benefit the WARM Center.

Tonya Duhamel Harris Fundraiser

3 p.m.; Charlestown Breachway Grill, 1 Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown.

A fundraiser and book signing will be held for Charlestown resident Tonya Duhamel Harris who was injured in an automobile accident. She will be signing copies of her book, “SuperStar,” about her recovery from the accident. There will pizza, music from Jus Tus, raffles and a cash bar. For tickets or more information, visit breachwaygrill.com.

Pat Hinkley Book Signing

2 p.m.; South County Art Association, 2587 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown.

South County Art Association will host author Pat Hinkley for a presentation and signing for her book, “Climate Sense: A Practical Guide to Finding Solutions and Keeping Your Cool.” The event is free. For more information, visit southcountyart.org or call 401-783-2195.

U.S. Coast Guard Band

2 p.m.; Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The U.S. Coast Guard Band will present “A Little Winter Music,” including performnaces of Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Waterfront” and John Williams’ music from “Star Wars.” 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.

Chamber Orchestra of Barrington

3 p.m.; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 County Road, Barrington.

The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington will present a with Conductor Edward Markward in a performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D Major, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite. The concert is free, with donations welcome. For more information, visit cobsj.org.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Early Westerly 1660-1720

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

The Babcock-Smith House Museum will host a talk by Meg Barclay, a direct descendant of Tobias Saunders who was an incorporator of the Town of Westerly, on the early history of Westerly. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

Survival in the

Snow and Ice

11 a.m.; Cross’ Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Denison Nature Center will present a children’s program on native animals and how they have adapted to survive in cold weather. For more information, visit crossmills.org.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Pocket Vinyl Concert

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

Savoy Bookshop and Café will host a concert by Pocket Vinyl, a piano/painting duo from Connecticut. The event is part of the group’s effort to break the world record for “Fastest to Play a Concert in Each of the 50 States.” For more information, visitbanksquarebooks.com.

“The Jungle Book Kids”

6 p.m.; Deans Mill Elementary School, 35 Deans Mill Road, Stonington.

Theatre Scrapbook and Deans Mill Elementary School will present “The Jungle Book Kids” with students from grade 2 through 4. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and free for children under age 5.Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Hurricane of 1938

6:30 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Rhode Island-born journalist Tom Verde will share the story of his family’s tragic loss during the devastating Hurricane of 1938 which swept along the New England coast on Sept. 21. The event is free. For more information, visit crossmills.org.

Feb. 21 – 23

Dance Club Spring Performance

7:30 p.m.; College Center at Crozier-Williams, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The Dance Club spring performance will feature choreography by Connecticut College students. Tickets are $6, $4 seniors and students. For more information, visit conncoll.edu.

Friday, Feb. 22

Pete Seeger tribute concert

7:30 p.m.; Unity Hall, All Souls UU Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London.

Friday Night Folk at All Souls will host the sixth annual Pete Seeger Tribute concert to benefit the Immigrant Bail Fund, with emcee and performer Geoff Kaufman. Other acoustic musicians performing include Sally Rogers, Jess Mancuso, Miss Connduct from Connecticut College, Clayton Allen & Hugh Birdsall, The Carolans, Karen Ethier Waring & Nick Evento, Tonya Laymon, Steve Dedman of Plywood Cowboy, Caleb Haylon, and Carlos Carion. There is a suggested donation of $20. Visit fridaynightfolk.org or call 860-443-0316 for more information or tickets.

The Doobie Others

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host The Doobie Others, a Doobie Brothers tribute band. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Forensic Science Seminar Series

3:30 p.m.; Richard E. Beaupre Center, University of Rhode Island, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston.

Univerisity of R.I.’s Forensic Science Seminar Series will host a talk by Mark Zabinski, criminalist at the R.I. Crime Laboratory, on “Fingerprints.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Rhode Island Philharmonic

6:30 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its annual side-by-side concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra. The two orchestras will perform Borodin’s Petite Suite: Au Couvent, conducted by Ken-David Masur. The philharmonic orchestra will also performDukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and soloist Fabio Bidini will be featured in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. For tickets or more information, visit ri-philharmonic.org or call 401-248-7000.

Feb. 22, 23

“Peter Pan, JR”

Various times; North Stonington Elementary School, 311 Norwich Westerly Road, North Stonington.

The North Stonington Elementary Drama Club will present a production of “Peter Pan, JR.” Performances will be held on Friday at 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 2 p.m.  

Feb 22 - 24

“Vivian’s Music, 1969”

Various times; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Emerson Theater Collaborative will present the drama “Vivian’s Music, 1969” inspired by real events that occurred in 1969. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $25 for students or seniors. Tickets are available at gardearts.com or by calling 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Cook-off

Noon to 4 p.m.; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Olde Mistick Village will host the 16th annual Cabin Fever and Charity Cook-off with proceeds to benefit Always Home, a nonprofit service agency dedicated to preventing family homelessness throughout southeastern Connecticut. Chowder tickets are $1 for each 3 oz. cup of chowder or 12 tickets for $10. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event within the village at various store locations. For more information, visit oldemistickvillage.com or call 860-536-4941.

Winter Speaker Series

2 p.m.; Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport.

The Newport Art Museum’s 91st annual Winter Speaker Series will host a talk by David Cooper, The James V. Forrestal Professor of National Security Affairs, U. S. Naval War College on “Who’s Afraid of the ‘Deep State’? The Influence of Bureaucracy on National Security.” Tickets are $20, $15 for museum members. For tickets or more information, visit newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring cellist Justin Park in Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. For tickets or more information, visit ectsymphony.com.

Sunday, Feb. 24

The History of Basketball at Westerly High School

2 p.m.; Babcock Smith House Museum, 124 Granite St., Westerly.

The Babcock-Smith House Museum will host a talk by Zachary Garceau, Blue and White: The History of Basketball at Westerly High School. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

Will Evans in Concert

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a Live at Savoy concert with local musician Will Evans in celebration of his new album Rise. Tickets are $25 and include a CD of Rise. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Monday, February 25

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

5:30 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

The Stonington Garden Club will host six-time Emmy Award winner, Karyl Evans, who will present the first documentary about landscape architect Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) who designed over 200 noted gardens. Admission is free. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

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