The Westerly Land Trust will lead several hikes on local trails, including at Crandall Family Preserve in Westerly on Sunday, Jan. 27.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead several hikes on local trails, including at Crandall Family Preserve in Westerly on Sunday, Jan. 27.

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. 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. 17 – 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. 17 – 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 . 17 - 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. 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. 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 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.

Jan. 18 – 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.

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. 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

5:30 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and book signing with Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the authors of “The Wife Between Us” and the new book “An Anonymous Girl.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-293-3901.

Coast Guard

Museum talk

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

La Grua Center will host Capt. Wes Pulver for a talk on the status of the Coast Guard Museum. The talk will include revised renderings, floor plans and proposed exhibits. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.” There is a 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

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.

Youth Rock Ensemble Winter Recital

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

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s youth rock 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.

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.

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.

Youth 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.

Youth 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.

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