Music Matters series

La Grua Center Music Matters series will host a concert featuring Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin and William Purvis, valved horn on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Photo courtesy La Grua Center

Thursday, Jan. 24

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Wahaneeta Preserve, 118 Moorehouse Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike through Wahaneeta Preserve. The hike is through the old Girl Scout trails on moderate terrain. Hikers should wear solid daylight fluorescent orange as it is hunting season. The event is free. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org.

Jan. 24 – 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. 24 – 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. 24 – 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 . 24 - 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.

Jan. 24 – 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.

Friday, Jan. 25

Laughs for a Cause

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

Westerly Public Library will host a Laughs for a Cause fundraiser with the Queens of Comedy. The event includes a buffet dinner and a cash bar. Tickets are $50. For tickets or more information, visit westerlylibrary.org or call 401-596-2877.

Marilyn Monroe Tribute

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a Marilyn Monroe Tribute with Erin Sullivan, who will tell her rags-to-riches, obscurity-to-stardom life story, singing many of the songs that made Marilyn famous. Tickets are $35. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Hygienic Hootenanny

The Right Path Organic Café, 147 Bank St., New London.

The Hootenanny will feature local musicians Ben and Nancy Parent, Clayton Allen,Hugh Birdsall, Anne Castellano, Charlie Reyburn, The Carolans, Sue Mead, Jess Mancuso, Vince Tuckwood and Sherwood. Admission is free with donations welcome to to support Shoreline Acoustic Music Series summer programing in the Hygienic Art Park. The event is part of Hygienic Art’s annual Hygienic Art XL Art Festival. For more information, visit hygienic.org.

Jan. 25 - 26

Winter Cabaret

Various times; Westerly High School, 23 Ward Ave., Westerly.

Theatre Scrapbook’s Winter Cabaret will feature local students in grades K-12 performing music from popular Broadway shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, and The Lion King along with new movies such as The Greatest Showman, plus musical theater classics. Performances will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 students and free for children under age 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at theatrescrapbook.com or at the door.

Jan. 25 – 27

“Animal Farm”

7 p.m.; Mitchell College Red Barn, 629-A Montauk Ave., New London.

Flock Theatre will present “Animal Farm,” based on the book by George Orwell, adapted by Nelson Bond and directed by Derron Wood. Flock’s production will feature an array of crafted animal masks created by Heather Asch, a four-time Emmy award-winning puppeteer. Performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets or more information, visit Tickets are $20 and $15 for students, seniors, and active military. For tickets or more information, visit animalfarmredbarn.eventbrite.com.

Jan. 25 to Feb. 10

“Lord of the Flies”

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

The Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Providence College will present “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding and adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and directed by Patrick Mark Saunders and John Garrity. 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 401-865-2084.

Jan. 25 - Feb. 24

“Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)”

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

The Burbage Theatre Company will present “Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)” by Will Eno, directed by Vince Petronio and performed by Jeff Church. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Funda Fest

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

Rhode Island Black Storytellers will present ‘A Celebration of Black Storytelling’ as part of the statewide annual FundaFest. Ran Daise, from “Gullah Gullah Island,” will be the featured teller. Visit westerlylibrary.org or call 401-596-2877 for more information.

Michael Chicoria

Harmony Trail benefit

6 p.m.; United Theatre, 5 Canal St., Westerly.

Bricks and Murals will host a benefit concert for Harmony Trail featuring performances by the Westerly High School symphonic band at 7 p.m. and Michael Chicoria’s Musical Journey at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit bricksandmurals.org.

“Amahl & the

Night Visitors” sing

2 p.m.; United Church of Stonington, 67 Main St., Stonington.

Dara Blackstone-Hayashi will lead a sing of “Amahl & the Night Visitors.” Suggested donation of $20. Donations of canned goods for local food pantries are welcome.

Music Matters

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

La Grua Center will host a concert of Brahms, Shumann, & the Romantic Horn, featuring Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin; William Purvis, valved horn; and Mihae Lee, 1922 Mason & Hamlin. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

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

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will present a concert, Fantastic Fantasies, featuring Stephan Tieszen, violin; Thomas Green, bass; and Nicholas Tolle, cimbalom. For tickets or more information, visit ectsymphony.com or call 860-443-2876.

Rhode Island

Philharmonic

8 p.m.; The VETS, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

Rhode Island Philharmonic will present a concert of Viennese favorites and Beethoven, with Tania Miller, conductor and Sara Davis Buechner, piano. For tickets or more information, visit tickets.riphil.org or call 401-421-2787.

Young Artists Expo

Noon to 4 p.m.; Garde Gallery, 305 State St., New London.

The show will feature the work of young art students up to age 14 from throughout the region. There will be music, arts & crafts, storytelling, hula hooping and more. Admission is free with donations welcome. The event is part of Hygienic Art’s annual Hygienic Art XL Art Festival. For more information, visit hygienic.org.

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 Ben Davis, art critic for Artnet News on “The Character of the Artist & the Artist as a Character.” Tickets are $20, $15 for museum members. For tickets or more information, visit newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200.

Jan. 26 – 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.

Jan. 26 – Feb. 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.

Sunday, Jan. 27

All Ages Hike

2 p.m.; Crandall Family Preserve, Pound Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike through Crandall Preserve with Donna Anderson. The theme for the hike is “Souper Bowl” as soup will be available for all participants. Hikers should bring a mug for the soup. The walk is flat and through a variety of woods, surrounded by an extensive Atlantic White cedar swamp and open peatlands. Hikers should wear solid daylight fluorescent orange as it is hunting season. Reservations should be made by contacting Donna Anderson at 203-470-4566. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org.

Mystic Contra Dance

8 to 11 p.m.; Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton.

Mystic Contra Dance will hold a “Pie Dance” with live music by Chimney Swift and a dance caller, Angela DeCarlis. Partners are not required. A beginners’ workshop will be held at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Visit mysticdance.webs.com for more information.

Jazz Ensemble

Winter Recital

10:30 a.m.; Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s youth jazz ensemble will perform a recital. The performance is free. For more information, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Chamber Ensemble Winter Recital

3 p.m.; Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s youth chamber ensemble will perform a recital. The performance is free. For more information, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Monday, Jan. 28

Merrill Fellows

Meet & Greet

5 to 7 p.m.; Noah’s Restaurant, 113 Water St., Stonington.

January-May fellows, Joanna Scott and James Longenbach will hold a meet and greet. The event is free. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.

Arctic Whaling

& Groton Bank

7 p.m.; Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument Street, Groton.

Fred Calabretta, senior curator at the Mystic Seaport Museum will speak about Arctic whaling in the mid-1800s and the role of the whaling captains who resided at the time in the Groton Bank area of Groton. The talk is free. For more information, call 860-445-5959.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Songwriter Showcase

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

The Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic series will feature performances by new and established singer-songwriters to present their original music. There will also be appearances by Grammy-winner Bill Pere and Nashville recording artist Kay Pere, of Mystic. There is a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds to benefit local meal program. For more information or to participate, call 860-572-9285 or email info@ctsongs.com.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Carrollton in concert

7 p.m.; Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 102 Providence-New London Turnpike, North Stonington.

Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church will host a concert with the Christian group Carrollton and special guest Collington. Tickets are $17. For more information or for tickets, visit thelighthouseevents.com.

Naked Canvas

8 to 11 p.m.; Crocker House Ballroom, 35 Union St., New London.

Hygienic’s third annual Naked Canvas body painting competition will feature painted models on the runway and music from Ethan Cash. Tickets are $25. The event is part of Hygienic Art’s annual Hygienic Art XL Art Festival. For more tickets or more information, visit hygienic.org.

Jan. 31 - 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.

Friday, Feb. 1

Exhibit Opening

5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

An opening reception will be held for the February exhibit, “Meet You At The Station.” The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 24. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Misquamicut Aloha Luau

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Venice Restaurant, 165 Shore Road, Westerly.

The Misquamicut Business Association will host the 14th annual Aloha Luau. The event will feature food from over a dozen local restaurants, including a pig roast, and a silent auction. The Hit Play Band will provide entertainment. The event will support the family activities held each summer at Misquamicut Beach. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For information or tickets, email misquamicut2000@gmail.com or visit misquamicut.org/events.

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 Jim DeNigris 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.

Music Faculty

Showcase

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

Connecticut College faculty will perform works by Mozart, Carl Reinecke, Gregory Wanamaker, and Jan Dismas Zelenka, including Theodore Arm, violin; Christine Coyle, cello; Simon Holt, harpsichord; Mark McCormick, bass; Patrice Newman, piano; Rebecca Noreen, bassoon; Kelli O’Connor, clarinet; Kumi Ogano, piano; Megan Sesma, harp; Joshua Thomas, saxophone; and Libby Van Cleve, oboe. Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors or students. For tickets or more information, visit conncoll.edu.

Fashion in the Ballroom

8 p.m.; Crocker House Ballroom, 35 Union St., New London.

Fashion in the Ballroom will showcase local clothing designers creative fashions, a dance performance by David Dorfman Dance Group, music by DJ Sir Round Sound and guest Poet Laureate Frederick-Douglass Knowles II will talk about the history of Hygienic Art as well as the 10-year span of unique fashion in New London. The event is part of Hygienic Art’s annual Hygienic Art XL Art Festival. For more tickets or more information, visit hygienic.org.

Feb. 1, 2

Two one act comedies

7 p.m.; The Prout School, 4640 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield.

The Prout School Performing Arts Department will perform two one-act comedies that address the modern universal human condition, anxiety. “This is a Test” will be performed by underclassmen and “The Chronicles of Jane, Book Seven” will be performed by upperclassmen. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and will be available at the door.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Nordic Voices

6 p.m.; George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly.

The Chorus of Westerly will host the six voice a cappella ensemble Nordic Voices for a program entitled “Everything’s gonna be alright.” The performance is part of the 2018-19 Kent Hall Masters Series. For more information or for tickets, call the Kent Hall Box Office at 401-596-8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org.

James Merrill

at home

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

The James Merrill House will host a talk by architectural historian Rachel Carley on James Merrill at Home. A reception will follow. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.

Best Friends Girl

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

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

Livingston Taylor

8 p.m.; Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich.

Livingston Taylor will perform. For tickets or more information, visit greenwichodeum.com.

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 Vincent Cannato, Associate Professor of history, at UMass Boston, on “The Ellis Island Effect: Attitudes Towards Immigration, Then and Now.” Tickets are $20, $15 for museum members. For tickets or more information, visit newportartmuseum.org or call 401-848-8200.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

2 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.

The Mystic Museum of Art will host the 11th annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading. Members of the community are invited to read. Call Gretchen Higgins at 860-857-1060 to read. The event is free. For more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org.

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