Al Copley

Al Copley will perform at the Westerly Town Beach as part of Blues on the Beach on Wednesday.

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Thursday, July 25

Matthew Betley

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a Q&A and book signing with Matthew Betley, the author of the new book “Rules of War,” in conversation with Rick Koster of The Day. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

“You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV”

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

Stage Door Theater Company will present “You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV,” a comedy written and directed by Eugene J. Celico. Admission is free, with donations welcome. For more information call Eugene J. Celico at 401-426-0848.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

5 to 7 p.m.; Saltwater Farm Vineyard, 349 Elm St., Stonington.

Ashaway Free Library will host a wine tasting fundraiser. Tickets include four wine tastings a raffle ticket and music by Brad Bensko. Attendees may bring a picnic. Freshly shucked oysters and nibbles available for purchase. Tickets are $15. For adults age 21 and over. For tickets or more information, contact Heather Field at 401-377-2770 or email director@ashawaylibrary.org.

Art after Dark

6 to 8:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Arts, 9 Water St., Mystic.

Art After Dark, features Pizzetta pizza, drinks, live music by Ben Freiert and live art by Woven Word Poetry. Admission is $15, $12 for members, $3 for children age 4 to 12 and free for children under age 4. For more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org or call 860-536-7601.

Coyote River Band

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Coyote River Band will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. The concert is free. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by Wilson Street Band, and an artist and vendor market. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

July 25, 26, 27

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Ghostbusters.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

July 25 - 27

“The Book Club”

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

Contemporary Theater Company will present the comedy, “The Book Club,” by Karen Zacarías. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

July 25 - 31

“Two Gentlemen of Verona”

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

Contemporary Theatre’s Shakespeare on the Saugatucket will present “Two Gentlemen of Verona” on the theater’s patio on banks of the Saugatucket River. The performances will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays and are free. For more information, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

July 25 - Aug. 10

“Newsies”

Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea will present the Broadway musical “Newsies” directed by Richard Sabellico, with musical direction by Jacob Priddy. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For tickets, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 866- 811-4111 or 401-782-8587.

July 25 - Aug. 4

Kingston Chamber Music Festival

Various times; University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

The Kingston Chamber Music Festival will host concerts featuring violinist Hilary Hahn, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim, composer/pianist Lera Auerbach and an ensemble from the Curtis Institute of Music. For more information and tickets, visit kingstonchambermusic.org or call 401-308-3614.

July 25 – Aug. 30

“Funny Money”

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

Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy “Funny Money,” written by Ray Cooney and directed by Daniel Lee White. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and weekdays at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit newportplayhouse.com or call 401-848-7529.

Friday, July 26

Movies in the Park

7:30 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will present “Mary Poppins Returns” as part of the Movies in the Park series. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.

July 26 - Aug. 3

“Calendar Girls”

8 p.m.; Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road, Berlin.

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre will present the comedy, “Calendar Girls,” by Tim Firth, and directed by Kris McMurray. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets or more information, call 860-829-1248 or visit ctcabaret.com.

July 26 - 28

Newport Folk Festival

Various times; Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Drive, Newport.

The Newport Folk Festival will feature four different music stages, including performances by Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, Hozier and Amy Ray Band. For more information, visit newportfolk.org .

“To Bee or Not To Bee and Other Bug Tales”

Various times; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic.

Emerson Theater Collaborative Summer Youth Production will present “To Bee or Not To Bee and Other Bug Tales,” by Lisa Giordano. Students from Mystic, Groton, New London, Montville and Norwich will be taking the stage in the production. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit emersontheatercollaborative.org or call 860-705-9711.

Saturday, July 27

ACGOW Art Heist

6 to 8 p.m.; Lanphear Livery, 1 Bay St., Watch Hill.

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will host the fourth annual Art Heist fundraiser. The evening will include the art heist, hors d’oeuvres, open wine bar, beer from Grey Sail Brewery, Watch Hill Oysters and East Beach Blondes and live music. Tickets for the heist are $150 for two or $25 tickets to attend without participating in the heist. For tickets or more information, visit westerlyarts.com or call 401-596-2221.

Wilcox Park Native Garden Tour

10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will host a free Native Gardens Tour of Wilcox Park. The tour will begin with information about the park, native plants, and Rhody natives, followed by a walk around the park, with stops at gardens and various native trees and shrubs. The tour will meet at the esplanade by the side entrance of the library.

Artist reception

5 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill.

The Ocean House will host a wine and cheese reception for plein air painter Bobby Jones in the Living Room. The event is free and open to ages 21 and over. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, email Lisa Szaro at lszaro@oceanhouseri.com.

C.S.E. Cooney

6 to 8 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a masquerade and book launch in celebration of author C.S.E. Cooney’s new novella “Desdemona and the Deep.” There will be live music, a reading, and giveaways. Snacks and wine will be provided. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Duo Orfeo

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

La Grua Center’s Music Matters Series will present a performance of 19th-century European art music by Duo Orfeo, featuring guitarists Joseph Ricker and Jamie Balmer. Tickets are $15, free for age 18 and under. A wine reception will follow the performance. For tickets or more information, visit LaGruaCenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

July 27, 28

Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Various times; Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport Museum will hold its annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous featuring high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. Visitors are invited to see the displayed vessels Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The rendezvous concludes Sunday at noon with a parade of the classic boats down the Mystic River. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit mysticseaport.org.

Sunday, July 28

Champlin Glacier Park Hike

10 a.m.; Champlin Glacier Park, Tom Harvey Road, Westerly, RI

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike on the trails of Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park in Westerly. The free hike is suited for adults and older interested children. For more information, visit dpnc.org or call 860-536-1216.

Tracy Popolizio

1 to 3 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local author Tracy Popolizio for her book “Tapestry of Lies.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Emma and the Blues Rockers

5 p.m.; United Church Of Stonington, 67 Main St., Stonington.

Emma and the Blues Rockers will perform a fundraiser for the United Church of Stonington. Donations gratefully accepted.

Monday, July 29

Monday Night Jams

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

David Tessier’s All-Star Band of All Stars will perform as part of Monday Night Jams. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Monday Concert

2 and 7:30 p.m.; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.

Theatre by the Sea Monday Concert series will host Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show to perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop. For tickets or more information, visit 401–782–8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.

Blue Monday Concert Series

5:30 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Stonington Education Fund Blue Monday Concert Series will host Sugar Ray and The Bluetones with Duke Robillard. The concert is free with donations gratefully accepted. Funds raised will benefit the education fund and attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. In case of rain, concert will be held at the Mystic German Club, 54 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. For more information, visit facebook.com/ blue.monday.

Tuesday, July 30

Janet Messineo

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café and the Westerly Land Trust will host an author talk and book signing with Janet Messineo, the author of “Casting Into the Light: Tales of a Fishing Life.” Savoy will donate 30% of profits from book sales to the Westerly Land Trust. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Movies on the Beach

8:30 p.m.; Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

“Up” will be shown on a big screen on the beach. Admission and parking are free; bring beach chairs and blankets. For a list of movies and times, visit westerlychamber.org or call 401-596-7761.

Summer Sounds concert series

7 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Waterford Community Band will perform at the 23rd annual Summer Sounds concert series. The concert is free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Wednesday, July 31

Blues on the Beach

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Al Copley will perform as part of Blues on the Beach series. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series

5:30 p.m.; Pleasant View Inn back parking lot, 65 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The weekly Westerly Track & Athletic Club Tom McCoy Family Fun Run series features a children’s 1/3 mile run, followed by 1-mile and 5K run. Walkers and runners welcome. The event is free. Visit westerlytrackclub.org for more information.

Author Series: Patricia Chadwick

5 to 7 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill

The Ocean House Author Series will host author Patricia Chadwick, in celebration of her new book “Little Sister.” The free event will be held in the Seaside Ballroom. For reservations or more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.

Lisa Taddeo

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a Q&A and book signing with Lisa Taddeo, author of “Three Women,” in conversation with Nancy Burns-Fusaro. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Mustards Retreat

7 p.m.; Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St., New London.

New London Maritime Society will host a fundraiser, An Evening of Song (and Desserts,) with a performance by Mustards Retreat. The concert will be held beneath the tent at the Custom House Maritime Museum. Concert tickets are $20 each, $15 society members. For tickets, call 860-447-2501 or visit nlmaritimesociety.org.

July 31 - Aug. 18

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

7:30 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Colonial Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesdays through Sundays. The performance is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per person, $20 per family.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Will Evans Band

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Will Evans Band will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. The concert is free. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by Dudemanbro, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

A Colonial-Era Shipwreck

2 p.m.; South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.

Richard Vangermeersch will give a talk on Colonial-era South Kingstown residents Samuel J. Potter and Elisha Reynolds Potter and a Colonial-Era Shipwreck that occurred off the coast of Narragansett. The event is free. To register or for more information, call 401-789-1555, ext. 108, or email jwilson@skpl.org.

Aug. 1, 2, 3

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Back To The Future.”

Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Friday, Aug. 2

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 exhibit, “Westerly 350 years.” The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 1. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call the gallery at 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Friday Night Concert

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

Cross’ Mills Public Library Friday Night Concert will host folk and traditional music band Updike’s Rose. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org

Aug. 2 – 25

“On Golden Pond”

Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Granite Theatre will present “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 730 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

Aug. 2-4

Charlestown Seafood Festival

Various times; Ninigret Park, 4890 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

The festival will feature seafood and other food, arts and crafts vendors, Rockwell Amusement rides, rock wall climbing, car show, entertainment, bungee jumping and raffles. Fireworks will be featured Saturday night at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children age 10 and under. The festival will be open Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit charlestownrichamber. com.

Newport Jazz Festival

Various times; Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Drive, Newport.

The Newport Jazz Festival will feature three days of jazz music, including performances by Herbie Hancock and Common. For ticket information, parking, performers and schedule, visit newportjazz.org.

Aug. 2 – 28

“Henry IV, Part 1”

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

Contemporary Theatre’s Shakespeare on the Saugatucket will present “Henry IV, Part 1” on the theater’s patio on banks of the Saugatucket River. The performances will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays and are free. For more information, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

Saturday, Aug. 3

River Glow 2019

7 to 10 p.m.; Downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck

The Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual River Glow featuring floating bonfires in the Pawcatuck River, live music, hay rides through town, fire jugglers and belly dancing as well as children’s activities and shopping specials. Visit westerlychamber.org for more information.

Stonington Village Fair

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wadawanuck Square, 20 High St., Stonington.

The 66th annual Stonington Village Fair is held to commemorate the 1814 Battle of Stonington. The fair will feature games, a book sale, music, food and crafts. For more information, visit thecomo.org.

The Ukulelians

7 p.m.; United Congregational Church of Westerly, 9 Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck.

United Congregational Church of Westerly will host a free concert featuring The Ukulelians. They will perform music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. A free dessert buffet and cold beverages will also be served. For more information, visit uccwesterly.org or call 860-599-1226.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Robert E. P. Elmer III

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop and Cafe will host Robert E. P. Elmer III to sign his compilation “Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

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