Garda Band

Photo courtesy Wheeler Library.

Wheeler Library in North Stonington will host an Irish Fest with the Garda Band playing Irish traditional tunes on Saturday, March 2. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with the band performing at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Opening reception

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

An opening reception will be held of an exhibition of paintings by Eric Lutes and Julie Brayton. The event is free. For more information, visit courthousearts.org.

Feb. 28 – 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.

“Escaped Alone” and “Come and Go”

Various times; The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.

The Gamm Theatre will present “Escaped Alone” by Caryl Churchill and “Come and Go” by Samuel Beckett. For tickets or more information, visit gammtheatre.org.

Feb. 28 – 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. 28 – 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.

“Red Bike”

Various times; The Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.

The Wilbury Theatre Group will present a new play by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich,”Red Bike.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets, visit thewilburygroup.org.

Feb. 28 – 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.

Feb. 28 - March 31

“The Lone Star

Love Potion”

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

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy, “The Lone Star Love Potion,” written by Michael Parker and directed by Daniel Lee White. For more information or for tickets, visit newportplayhouse.com.

Friday, March 1

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 March exhibit, “Acceleration” - Rhythm & Movement. The show will run through Sunday, March 31. 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.

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 Dave Perrault and cuer Jim Schell. There is an $8 donation for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-596-1263 or 860-245-0164.

The Executive Session

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

La Grua Center will host the ensemble The Executive Session for an evening of traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Wind Ensemble

Concert

7:30 p.m.; Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence.

The Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble will perform music for winds from around the world. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors and students, free for Rhode Island College students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit ric.edu.

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 Michael DiLauro, assistant public defender at the State of Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender, on “Forensic Science and Testimony-a Holistic Approach.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Saturday, March 2

Irish Fest

5:30 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.

Wheeler Library will host an Irish Fest with step dancing from the Damhsa Step Dancers at 6 p.m. and the Garda Band with Irish traditional tunes at 7 p.m. There will be Irish food and beverage, including Jonathan Edwards Wines and Guinness. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and free for children age 12 and under. All proceeds benefit Wheeler Library. For more information, visit wheelerlibrary.org.

The High Kings

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

Irish folk band The High Kings will perform. Tickets are available at gardearts.com or by calling 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

March 2, 3

Chorus of Westerly

Various times; George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly.

The Chorus of Westerly will perform a concert, “This is the Day” featuring a variety of works a cappella, with piano, and with organ based on Psalm text settings, including Allergi’s Miserere. Performances will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. for tickets or more information, call 401-596-8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org.

Sunday, March 3

Opening Reception

1 to 5 p.m.; United in Arts Community Gallery, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

The Senior Art Group at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, taught by Lucille Selvidio, will hold an opening reception for an exhibit of their work representing the changing seasons in various mediums.

General James

Varnum talk

The Chapel at Wood River, 85 Nooseneck Hill Road, Wyoming.

Richmond Historical Society will host a talk by Mark Trimmer, Captain and Quartermaster of the Varnum Continentals Historic Military Command, on “General James Mitchell Varnum: Rhode Island’s Other Famous General.” The talk is free. For more information, visit richmondhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com.

Musica Dolce

4 p.m.; St. Peter’s by-the-Sea, 72 Central St., Narragansett.

Musica Dolce will present a Chamber Music Concert with works by Rameau, Debussy, Gershwin, the Piano Quartet in C Minor of Brahms and Stanford’s Songs of the Sea. Paul Rosenbloom, pianist, will be joined by violinists John Sumerlin and Meghan O’Connor, violist Susan Curran-Culpo, cellist Ted Mook , clarinetist Rob Hayden, and baritone Devon Russo. Admission is $20, free for students and children. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, vistmusicadolce.org.

Lyle Lovett &

John Hiatt

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

Singer/songwriters Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt will perform an acoustic concert. Tickets are available at gardearts.com or by calling 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Narragansett

Bay Symphony

Community Orchestra

3 p.m.; McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence.

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra will present a concert with guest conductor, John Masko. Tickets are $15, $5 for students and seniors and free for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at NABSCO.org. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the R.I. Food Bank.

The Art of the Trio

7:30 p.m.; Evans Hall, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

Connecticut College faculty will present a program of trio jazz from the 1920s to the 1960s, featuring the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Goodman, Wild Bill Davis and Milt Buckner. Performers will include John Clark, clarinet; Ian Frenkel, piano and Tom Palinko, drums. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit conncoll.edu.

Monday, March 4

March Forth Into Spring concert

7 p.m.; Evans Hall, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The Connecticut College concert band and jazz ensemble and traditional jazz ensemble will perform under the direction of Gary Buttery. Tickets are $5, $3 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit conncoll.edu.

March 4 – 10

Mystic Restaurant week

Various times; Greater Mystic area

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s Mystic Restaurant Week 2019 will feature special menus at over 20 participating restaurants. Most of the restaurants’ lunch menus are set at $15 and dinner at $25, not including tax and gratuity. For menus or more information, visit mysticchamber.org or call 860-572-9578.

Tuesday, March 5

Stanley Kolber

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Bank Square Books will host evening of conversation with local photographer Stanley M. Kolber, author of “Of the birds according to their kinds.” Books will be available for signing and purchase after the program. Tickets are a $10 donation to the nature center. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic

7 to 9 p.m.; Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument St., Groton.

Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic is a family-friendly forum for new and established singer-songwriters to present their original music. The presentation will feature storyteller and guitarist Rick Drost and appearances by Grammy-winner Bill Pere and Nashville recording artist Kay Pere, of Mystic, along with other regional artists. For more information, or to perform, contact The Connecticut Songwriters Association at 860-572-9285 or info@ctsongs.com. There is a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds to benefit local meal programs.

Wednesday, March 6

Service dog program

1 p.m.; Dunns Corners Community Church, 221 Post Road, Westerly.

The Westerly College Club will host a program about service dogs with Thomas Griffen who will bring his medical alert service dog, Sterling. After the program there will be a question and answer session and the audience will have an opportunity to meet Sterling. The event is free.

Women’s role in health research

11:30 a.m.; Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck.

Dr. Robert M. Spitz, medical director and primary investigator at Coastal Connecticut Research in New London, will lead an educational presentation on the important role women play in healthcare research. The discussion is free. For reservations, call 860-599-3285.

Mohegan Tribe talk

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

La Grua Center will host Mark Brown, the only member of the Mohegan Tribe who has served on its Tribal Council continuously since 1995, in conversation with community leader Bill Stanley of Yale-New Haven L+M Hospital. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Thursday, March 7

Irish Fenians

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

The Stonington Historical Society will host a talk by Patrick J. Mahoney on the Road to Irish Rebellion: Grassroots Fenianism in Connectictut & Rhode Island 1858-1871. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org or call 860-535-8445.

D.M. Aderibigbe

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

Bank Square Books will host a poetry reading with James Merrill House alumnus D.M. Aderibigbe, author of “How the End First Showed.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Writers On Writing Reading Series

5:30 p.m., McCormack Family Theater, Brown University, 70 Brown St., Providence.

Novelist Laird Hunt and poet Sawako Nakayasu will read from their work in Brown University’s Writers On Writing Reading Series. The reading is free. For more information, visit brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events.

Friday, March 8

Celtic Music

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

Cross’ Mills Public Library will host a Celtic Music concert with harpist Mary King and Phil Edmonds on the tin whistle. The event is free. For more information,visit crossmills.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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

Groton Public Library will host a digital concert performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. They will perform Wynton Marsalis’ Blood On The Fields, Part II. Gary Buttery of Connecticut College will introduce the concert and provide background about the music. The program is free. For more information, call 860-441-6750 or visit grotonpl.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 Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, on the “Isabella Stewart Gardner Theft.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Satisfaction

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

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

March 8, 9

“Mary Poppins”

Various times; Chariho Middle School, 455 Switch Road, Wood River Junction.

The Chariho Middle School Drama Club will present “Mary Poppins.” Performances will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday, March 9

Songs of Irish Diaspora

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

The Irish Coastal Club will host lecturer Liz Kading and musicians David Iler and Tim Reilly as they explore the cultural impact of the Irish Diaspora through the songs the Irish brought with them on their journey. The program is free. Irish refreshments will be served. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Ocean State Orchid Society meeting

1 p.m.; Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich.

The Ocean State Orchid Society March meeting will be on Growing Orchids in light expanded clay aggregate as a medium. Members are asked to bring in a plant that needs re-potting and the club will supply the material. There will also be a Grow and Show table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.

Seal Watch

10 a.m.; Black Hawk, 11 East Main St., Niantic

The New London Maritime Society will host a Seal Watch boat trip. The trip is 2 1/2 -3 hours and is a fund raiser for the society. For tickets or more information, call 860-447-2501 or visit nlmaritimesociety.org.

Capricorn

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host Satisfaction, an Allman Brothers tribute band. Tickets are $27. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Star Wars in concert

2 and 8 p.m.; Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic will present Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, featuring a screening of the complete 1977 film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by conductor Lucas Richman. For tickets or more information, visit ppacri.org or call 401-421-2787.

Sunday, March 10

James Baldwin talk

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

Stonington Free Library’s Sunday Evening Lecture will host a talk by David Leeming, emeritus Professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, for a talk on James Baldwin. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

Women, Power

& Politics

3 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic.

Emerson Theater Collaborative will present excerpts from two one-women shows, “The Woodhull Project,” written and performed by Emma Palzere-Rae, and directed by Albert Cremin, along with “Golda’s Balcony,” written by William Gibson and performed by Sandra Laub. A panel of women political leaders from Southeastern Connecticut will discuss women in politics following the performances. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. For more information visit emersontheatercollaborative.org or call 860-705-9711.

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