Thursday, June 6
7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with Erika Swyler for her novel “Light From Other Stars.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-231-3901.
Chorus of Westerly Charitable Gala
5:30 to 9 p.m.; Haley Mansion, Inn at Mystic, 3 Williams Ave., Mystic.
The Chorus of Westerly will hold its annual Charitable Gala. All proceeds will benefit the Chorus of Westerly’s ongoing community music and outreach programs, as well as its performance programs. Tickets are $150. For reservations or more information, call 401-596-8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org.
Aiden Strong fundraiser
6 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a fundraiser for the help support the Mulligan Family and keep Aidan Strong. The Fugitives From Justice will perform. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.
June 6 - 16
“The Curious Savage”
Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.
Granite Theatre will present “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick. 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.
“Love and Other
Various times; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.
Theatre by the Sea will present the musical comedy, “Love and Other Fables.” The show will run Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office, by calling 401–782–8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.
Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Provi-
Trinity Rep will present the drama “Marisol ,” by Obie award-winning playwright José Rivera and directed by Brian Mertes. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.
7:30 Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.
The Wilbury Theatre Group will present the drama “Fun Home” by Lisa Kron, with music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. For tickets or more information, visit thewilburygroup.org.
June 6 - 23
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”
Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.
Chestnut Street Playhouse will present the country-rock and blues musical, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” directed by Lisa Foss, music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso. Performances will be held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.com.
June 6 - 9
Sea Music Festival
Various times; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic.
Mystic Seaport will host performers from around the world to celebrate music of the sea at the 40th Annual Sea Music Festival. This year’s highlights include the music of Ron and Natalie Daise, Cliff Haslam, The Johnson Girls, The Rum-Soaked Crooks, The Rix, Between Two Thorns, and 19 other individuals and groups as well as the Mystic Seaport Museum Chantey staff. For more information, call 860-572-0711 or visit mysticseaport.org.
Friday, June 7
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, “Scene from a Train.” The exhibit will be on display through June 30. Featured artists will be Patty Nunes and Kristi Foss. 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.
Jonnycake Center Benefit Evening
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Haversham House, 336B Post Road, Westerly.
The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will hold its Third Annual Benefit Evening with an open bar, tasting stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction items and entertainment by the Johnny MacLeod Trio. Tickets are available for $125. For tickets or more information, visit Jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069.
Drive In Movies
9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Jurassic Park.”
Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.
8 to 10:30 p.m.; State Street Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.
The Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a dance with caller, Dave Perrault and cuer, Mike Alexander. Donation of $7 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 860-245-0164 or 401-596-1263.
Music in the Meadow
6 p.m. Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.
Connecticut College will host Music in the Meadow for a family-friendly outdoor concert. A food truck will be on site or attendees may bring a picnic. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children under age 12 and are available at the gate. The rain date for the concert is Sunday, June 18, at 4:30 p.m.
June 7 - 9
Taste of Mystic
Various times; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.
The Taste of Mystic festival features live music and food from area eateries. The event will be open Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and tickets for food and beverages are $1 each. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to benefit Easter Seals. For more information, visit oldemistickvillage.com/taste-of-mystic/.
Saturday, June 8
10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free one loop tour of Wilcox Park beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Westerly Library. The tours will include the park’s 28 Big Trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry and 9 Champion trees. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
A Night at the Museum
6 to 11 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.
The Mystic Museum of Art will host a gala fundraiser. The event will include food, dancing and the opening of its newest exhibition, Soderberg Unfurled. Tickets are $175. For tickets or more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org or call Melissa Baker at 860-536-7601, ext. 203.
Groton Bank Day
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Groton Bank neighborhood, Thames Street, Groton.
Historic and cultural sites in the Groton Bank neighborhood will hold family events including and art festival and book sale at Bill Memorial Library, open houses at Avery-Copp House, Ebenezer Avery House, Mother Bailey House, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Groton Congregational Church. Thames River Heritage Park will provide free Water Taxi transportation between the Fort Street Landing in Groton and City Pier in New London. For more information, visit grotonbankday.org.
English Country Dance
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Lily Pads, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, 27 North Road, Peace Dale.
An English Country Dance will be held with instruction Margaret Bary and live music by Jean Monroe and Bill Ouimette. All dances are taught; no experience or partner is needed. Admission to dance is $12; $10 with subscription card. A potluck dinner will be held before the dancing at 6 p.m. Visit kingstonenglishcountrydance.org for more information.
Raising Orchid Babies
1 p.m.; Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich.
Ocean State Orchid Society will host a talk by club member Bill Cicchelli who will discuss growing orchid seedlings in flasks. There will also be a Grow and Show table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.
2 to 8 p.m.; Yurechko’s Tree Farm, 100 Bitgood Road, Griswold.
The Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association will host a Jazz Fest featuring performances by The Tom Brown Six, Greg Abate Band, Chris Leigh Band and New London Big Band. There will be food and beverage available for purchase. For tickets or more information, visit ecpaa.org.
Sunday, June 9
Lost Mill Towns of South County
2 p.m.; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 322 Church St., Alton.
Richmond Historical Society will host a talk by public historian and archivist Mark Kenneth Gardner on the Lost Mill Towns of South County. For more information, visit richmondrihistoricalsociety.org.
3 p.m.; Calvary Church, 27 Church St., Stonington.
Soprano Constance Rock will headline a concert of songs by Schubert, Barber, Mahler and Mozart to benefit the Calvary Music School. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Art and the New
5 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.
The Stonington Free Library Sunday Night Lecture series will host a talk by Amy Kurtz Lansing, curator at Florence Griswold Museum, who will discuss Art and the New England Farm. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.
2 p.m.; Pump House, 1464 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.
Musica Dolce will present a concert featuring string quartets by Borodin, Haydn and Ives. Performers will include Wendy Rios and Patricia Petersen, violins; Erin Quinton Erban, viola, and Eden Piacitelli, cello. Tickets are $15, free for children and students. For reservations, call 401-294-6520.
Monday, June 10
7:30 p.m.; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.
Theatre by the Sea Monday Concert series will host a performance by Harvey Robbins’ Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America and Motown. For tickets or more information, visit 401–782–8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.
Wednesday, June 12
Music on the Hill
7 p.m.; Dunn’s Corners Community Church, 221 Post Road, Westerly.
The Music on the Hill music festival will host a performance “Four Hands,” featuring the music of Gershwin, Barber, Sheng and others. Performers will include the Millar Piano Duo, Lisa Raposa and Greg Millar, and the Miller-Porfiris Duo, Anton Miller, violin and Rita Porfiris, viola. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door. For more information, visit musiconthehillri.org.
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.
6 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
Bank Square Books and La Grua Center will host a discussion and book signing with medical historian and journalist Mike Magee for his new book “Code Blue: Inside America’s Medical Industrial Complex.” There is a suggested donation of $5 and books will be available for purchase.
Friday, June 14
5 to 7 p.m.; Avondale Arts, 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly.
Avondale Arts will hold an opening reception for the exhibits “The Birds and the Bees” group show and “Sunlight & Shadow” by Ian Newbury. The exhibits will be on display through June 30. For more information, visit avondalearts.com.
Drive In Movies
9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Caddyshack.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.
American Songbook with Marion Markham
8 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly.
Actress and singer Marion Markham will perform Cabaret Classics, including standards, blues, jazz and Latin rhythms. Cost is $20. For more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.
Friday Night Concert
7 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.
Cross’ Mills Library’s Friday Night Concert will host Reggae legend Ernie Smith. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.
Saturday, June 15
Leigh Brown and
3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly,
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local authors Leigh Brown and Victoria Corliss for their book “The Pendulum’s Truth.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Bobolinks, Milkweeds & Butterflies
10 a.m.; Thomas Miner Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary, 236 Taugwonk Road, Stonington.
The Stonington Land Trust will lead a guided walk, Bobolinks, Milkweeds & Butterflies, through Thomas Miner Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary with naturalist, Bruce Fellman. The hike is free and appropriate for all ages.
Magic Dick and
8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
Courthouse Center for the Arts will host blues and rock artists Magic Dick and Shun Ng. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.
Sunday, June 16
Father’s Day car show
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Central Baptist Church, Elm St., Westerly.
Central Baptist Church will host a Father’s Day car show featuring classic cars, music, food, and drink. Admission is free.