John Graham

Flutist John Graham 

Thursday, Jan. 10

Flute and Piano Recital

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

A Flute and Piano recital, featuring John Graham on flute and bass flute and Cheryl Casola on piano, will be held in the auditorium of the library. They will perform selections from Bach Suite in B minor, James Rae Scherzetto and Berstein “West Side Story.” Admission is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Gold Rush talk

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

The Stonington Historical Society will host a talk by Paul Goodwin on the Gold Rush. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; University of Rhode Island Keaney parking lot, Keany Road, Kingston.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a tour of the University of Rhode Island’s main campus. Hike leader will be John Lanik. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org or call 401-783-4932.

Orchid expert talk

6:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic.

The Mystic Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of CT, will host a talk by orchid expert, Dr. Joseph Benedict, in the undercroft of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. For more information, call 860-245-5257 or visit mysticwomansclub.org.

Art After Dark

5 to 8 p.m.; Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport.

Newport Art Museum’s  Art After Dark will present an evening fiction writing and live storytelling in collaboration with The Public’s Radio called “that’s my STORY… and I’m sticking to IT!” Radio host John Bender and writer Eve Kerrigan will host the evening with tall tales. Audience members will be given a variety of writing prompts to for a free-writing session. Then writers can share their two to four minute pieces in a live storytelling session that will be recorded by The Public’s Radio. There is a suggested donation of $10, free for museum members. Light refreshments and cash bar will be available. For more information, visit newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200.

Denny Laine

7:30 p.m.; The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook.

Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Denny Laine will perform. For tickets, call 877-503-1286 or visit katharinehepburntheater.org.

Jan. 10 – Feb. 3

“Black Odyssey”

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

Trinity Rep will present “Black Odyssey” by Marcus Gardley and inspired by Homer’s “Odyssey.”  For tickets or more information call 401-351-4242 or visit TrinityRep.com.

Jan. 10 – 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.

Jan. 10, 11

Play readings

7 p.m.; Planning Stage, 121 Water St., Stonington.

Community Design Workshop and the Planning Stage will host a concert reading of four new plays by local playwright and novelist, Michael R. McGuire. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call 860-440-3415.

Jan. 10 – Feb. 3

“The Burn”

The Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.

The Wilbury Theatre Group will present the drama “The Burn,” by Phillip Dawkins and directed by Logan Serabian. For tickets or more information, call 401-400-7100 or thewilburygroup.org.

Jan . 10 - March 28

Wakefield Idol

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

Contemporary Theater Company will host Wakefield Idol, a karaoke-style singing competition where 64 local singers compete for a $1500 cash prize. The competition will run on Thursdays. Tickets can be purchased for the entire competition or for single rounds. For more information or for tickets, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

Friday, Jan. 11

Exhibit Opening

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

La Grua Center will host an opening reception for the January and February exhibit, “A New England Perspective” by members of the Ninigret Art Guild. The show features an array of landscapes in various artistic styles and media. The exhibit will run through the end of February. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Legacy of John Lewis

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

Groton Public Library will host a digital concert series, performed by the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This month’s presentation is on the legacy of pianist and composer John Lewis. Gary Buttery of Connecticut College will serve as Jazz Ambassador for the series, introducing the concert and providing some background about the music. The program is free. For more information, call 860-441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.

Completely

UnChained

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

The Van Halen tribute band, Completely UnChained, will perform. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

8 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Christine Ohlman, vocalist of the Saturday Night Live Band, will perform with Rebel Montez. Singer / songwriter Matt York will open the show. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com or call 401-315-5070.

Sigrid Nunez

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

December January Merrill Fellow Sigrid Nunez will read from her work. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or jamesmerrillhouse.org.

24-Hour Play Festival

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

The Contemporary Theater Company will present their annual 24-hour play festival featuring 5 short plays, written, rehearsed, and performed in a single day. The resulting show will be performed for the public. Tickets are $12 and are available at contemporarytheatercompany.com.

Through the Doors

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

The Doors tribute band, Through the Doors, will perform. Opening the show will be Janis Joplin tribute band, Piece of My Pearl. Tickets are $23. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Popa Chubby

8 p.m.; The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook.

Blues rocker Popa Chubby will perform. For tickets, call 877-503-1286 or visit katharinehepburntheater.org.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Youth Wind

Ensembles Concert

3 p.m.; Rhode Island College, Sapinsley Hall, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind ensembles, including the Symphonic Winds, under the direction of David Neves, and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Knasas will perform. The concert will include works by Holst, Cichy, Mozart, Bach and Stalter. The two ensembles will end the concert with a joint performance of Fillmore’s The Klaxon. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students, age 18 and under, and senior citizens. For tickets or more information, visit ric.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Nancy McCann

Bericker

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Westerly Library will present an author talk and book signing with Nancy McCann Vericker, the author of “Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message.” Books will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Thomas Christopher Greene

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with Thomas Christopher Greene for his new book “The Perfect Liar.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Get the Garden Ready

Get Ready for the Garden

6:30 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.

Wheeler Library will host an evening with farmers Craig Floyd and Emma Sutphen from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Giving Garden at Coogan Farm. The farmers will present new and time honored ideas on regenerative gardening with increased production and less work. During the evening, Floyd will also use the audience as a practice run for his upcoming TedX talk focused on “Community.” The talk will be followed by a Q & A and refreshments. The program is free and attendees are asked to bring seed donations for the library’s Seed Lending Library.

Thursday, Jan. 17

“Letter From

Birmingham Jail”

5:30 p.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group will host members of the Westerly-Stonington community to take turns reading sections from Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” There will be music and a slide show of quotes from King’s sermons prior to the reading. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Barlow Preserve, 449 Westerly Bradford Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike through their newly acquired Barlow Preserve. The 80-acre preserve includes a small pasture and moderate to easy wood trails. Hike leader will be David Prigmore. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org,  call 401-348-2855 or email d.bprigmore@gmail.com.

David Gregg

7 p.m.; South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown.

The South Kingstown Land Trust will host an illustrated lecture by David Gregg, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey. The presentation will explore the biodiversity in South Kingstown. A potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m., followed by lecture at 7 p.m. For more information, visit sklt.org.

Jan. 17 – Feb. 10

“The Night Watch”

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

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will present the U.S. premiere of the drama, “The Night Watch,” by Sarah Waters, adapted by Hattie Naylor  and directed by Tony Estrella. Performances will be held on Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit gammtheatre.org or call 401-723-4266.

Jan. 17,18

“Other Desert Cities”

8  p.m.; The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook.

The Saybrook Stage Company will present the family drama, “Other Desert Cities,” by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Glenn Bassett. For tickets, call 877-503-1286 or visit katharinehepburntheater.org.

Friday, Jan. 18

Wine and Beer Tasting

6 to 8 p.m.; Westerly Elks Club, 1 Dixon St., Westerly.

The Preschool of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Charlestown will sponsor a wine, beer and spirits tasting. Tickets are $30. The event will include appetizers, music and raffles. The event will benefit St. Andrew Preschool. There will be a number of local companies pouring some of their local wines and local distilled spirits. For more information, call Kerry Gallup at 401-322-9256 or email standrewpreschool@gmail.com.

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 Bob Butler and cuer Margene Jervis. There is a $8 donation for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-596-1263 or 860-245-0164.

Epitome Jazz Band

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

Led by Cedric Mayfield of the U.S. Coast Guard Band, this newly formed Epitome Jazz Band ensemble will perform a wide range of jazz from a variety of styles. Tickets are $15 and free for children age 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Friday Night Folk

7:30 p.m.; All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London.

Friday Night Folk will host folk performers, Geoff Kaufman and Reggie Harris. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at door and $10 for students and military with current ID. For more information or tickets, visit fridaynightfolk. org or call 860-443-0316.

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 Darrell West, vice president of governance studies and director of Center for Technology Innovation at The Brookings Institution, “Putting Together the Pieces in U.S. Politics Today.” Tickets are $20, $15 for museum members. For tickets or more information, visit newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Dave Fields

8 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Guitarist Dave Fields, a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, will perform. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com or call 401-315-5070.

Bluegrass Night

7 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington

Friends of Wheeler Library. will host the Cabin Fever Band for a Bluegrass Night. The event is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit wheelerlibrary. org.

Trinity

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

The Crosby Stills Nash & Young tribute band, Trinity, will perform. Tickets are $23. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Sunday, Jan. 20

Jillian Barber

2 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly.

Artist Jillian Barber will give a talk about her life-long fascination with faces and mask-making beginning with an overview of masks in history. A wine and cheese reception will immediately follow the talk. The event is free.

Tamara Duker Freuman

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a Self-Improvement Series talk and book signing with nutrition expert and author Tamara Duker Freuman for her book “The Bloated Belly Whisperer.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

A Total Lunar Eclipse

8:30 p.m.; Frosty Drew Observatory, 61 Park Lane, Charlestown.

Frosty Drew Observatory will be open until 3 a.m. for viewing of the Total Lunar Eclipse. On screen in the observatory will be a live stream of the lunar eclipse and there will be telescopes set up outside the observatory offering views of the night sky and the lunar eclipse. Attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic for the viewing. For more information, visit frostydrew.org or call 401-859-1450.

Mystic River Chorale

3 p.m.; Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London. 

The Mystic River Chorale will perform, conducted by Frank Martingnetti. The concert will feature a chamber ensemble and soloists Richard Weidlich, baritone, and Eden Casteel, soprano. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and active duty military and $15 for students.  For more information and tickets, call 860-460-1487 or visit mysticriverchorale.org.

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