Thursday, Sept. 5
“The Ghost Army”
6 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
As part of a month long celebration of Peace in Westerly the library will host a screening of the film “The Ghost Army.” The event is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
Beer & Books with Dirk Langeveld
6:30 p.m.; Cottrell Brewing, 100 Mechanic St. #22, Pawcatuck.
Savoy Bookshop & Café and Cottrell Brewing Co. will host a Beer & Books event featuring local author Dirk Langeveld who will discuss his book “The Artful Dodger: The 20-Year Pursuit of World War I Draft Dodger Grover Cleveland Bergdoll.” The event includes free beer samples and an author talk. Books and growlers of beer will be available for purchase. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Greg Abate Quartet
7:30 p.m.; Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Highway, Newport.
Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant will host a performance by the Greg Abate Quartet. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of show. For tickets or more information, call 401-848-7529 or visit newportplayhouse.com.
ThSept. 5 - 8
Saturday Night Fever
Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.
Theatre By The Sea will present the stage version of “Saturday Night Fever,” directed by Richard Sabellico. 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.
Sept. 5, 6, 7
Drive In Movies
9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Grease.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.
Sept. 5 - 22
“All My Sons”
Various times; Arctic Playhouse, 117 Washington St., West Warwick.
Artic Playhouse will present the drama “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller. Performances will be held on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.
Friday, Sept. 6
5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.
The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will host an opening reception for its show, “Coming Home”/Envisioning Peace, featuring artists Elaine S. Porter and Jane Rollins. The show will run through Sunday, Sept. 29. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.
Salt Marsh Gala
6 p.m.; Shelter Harbor Inn, 10 Wagner Road, Westerly.
Salt Marsh Opera will hold a Moonlight Serenade Gala with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and a concert on the lawn. For tickets or more information, visit saltmarshopera.org.
6:30 p.m.; Windjammer Surf Bar, Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Westerly Library will hold a Westerly trivia night. All funds raised will support the library and Wilcox Park. For more information or to register a team, visit westerlylibrary.org or the library circulation desk, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
8 p.m.; The Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich.
The Greenwich Odeum will host a performance by Steely Dan tribute band, Hey Nineteen. For tickets or more information, call 401-885-4000 or visit greenwichodeum.com.
Sept. 6 – 29
Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.
Granite Theatre will present “The Hollow” by Agatha Christie. 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.
Sept. 6 - 8
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingscote Mansion, 253 Bellevue Ave., Newport.
Benefactors of the Arts will host self-guided tours of nine gardens and properties in historic Newport. Tickets are available in advance at secretgardentours.org or at Kingscote the days of the tours. Funds raised will support arts education programs in the area’s public schools. Visit secretgardentours.org or call 401-439-7253 for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Wings over Westerly
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Westerly Airport, 56 Airport Road, Westerly.
The Westerly Airport Association will hold Wings over Westerly featuring airplane and helicopter rides, police canine demonstration, a creation station, pony rides, antique car display and tours of a Lifestar helicopter. The event is free. For more information, visit westerlyairportfriends.org.
Movies in the Park
7 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park will present “Up” as part of the Movies in the Park series. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.
3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local author Granville Burgess for his book, “The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe: A Novel.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
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 square dance with caller, Jim Schell and cuer, Mike Alexander. Requested donation is $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-622-8084 or 860-245- 0164.
Fall Bird Walk
8:30 a.m.; Napatree Point Conservation Area, Fort Road, Westerly.
The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center and Watch Hill Conservancy will host a shorebirds and fall migrants bird walk at Napatree Point led by Laura Craver-Rogers and Kevin Rogers. The program is suited for adults and is free. For more information, visit dpnc.org.
Mayer, Kirby, Mayer Acoustic Group
8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
Courthouse Center of the Arts will host a performance by the Mayer, Kirby, Mayer Acoustic Group, featuring Singer-songwriters Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby and Brendan Mayer. Tickets are $22. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.
All Ages Hike
10 a.m.; Browning Woods Trail, Shannock Road, South Kingstown.
The South Kingstown Land Trust will host an all-ages hike through pine and oak forest and past stone walls. The hike is three miles, though it can be shorten to one mile if desired. Children and leashed dogs are welcome. The event is free. Visit sklt.org/events-calendar/ or call 401-789-0962 for more information.
Taste of Italy
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Howard T. Brown Memorial Park, 100 Chelsea Harbor Drive, Norwich.
The 28th annual Taste of Italy will feature Italian cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants, vendors, art exhibit, children’s activities and all day entertainment. Admission and parking is free.
Sunday, Sept. 8
1 to 4 p.m.; Grey Sail Tap Room, 65 Canal St., Westerly.
The Rhode Island Brewers Guild fifth annual Ocean State Beer Festival will host Rhode Island breweries offering beer selections, food, games and live music. Tickets are $40 and include unlimited samples of beers as well as a souvenir tasting glass. Ticket sales will benefit the Rhode Island Brewers Guild. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ribrewersguild.org.
Stride for a Brighter Tomorrow walk
9 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
A walk will be held in memory of Aimee and Karen Reed and will raise funds for the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation and GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Westerly Town Hall, 45 Broad St., walk begins at 10 a.m. at the fountain in the park. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imperial Women in Roman Times
5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
The Stonington Free Library Sunday Night Lecture Series will host a talk by Mary Boatwright on Imperial Women in Roman Times. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.
1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.
Bank Square Books will host an open house book signing with local author Richard Maule for his book “The Witch’s Advocate.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.
Warren Folk’s Festival
1 to 7 p.m.; The Collaborative, 30 Cutler St., Warren.
The Collaborative will host the fourth annual Warren Folk’s Festival. The event will feature all things local including music, art from over 30 Rhode Island area artists and local food and beverage vendors. Each food vendor will donate a percentage of their sales to The Collaborative. The event is free. For more information, visit thecollaborative02885.org.
Monday, Sept. 9
6 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St. Westerly.
John Merkel, retired engineer and avid tomato grower will give a talk on growing heirloom tomatoes. Attendees are invited to bring a tomato to share at a communal tasting and discuss experiences growing tomatoes and seed information. The talk is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
6 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
The Westerly Library and the Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a nonfiction local author spotlight featuring spiritual memoirist Valerie Dziengiel, the author of “Alone in the Darkness: In Search of Hope”; Alzheimer’s caregiver Robert E.P. Elmer III, the author of “Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver”; and health strategist Dr. Michael Fine, the author of “Health Care Revolt,” who will each be discussing their books. This event is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org or call 401-596-2877.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Anne Gardiner Perkins
6:30 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.
Bank Square Books will host an author discussion with Anne Gardiner Perkins for her book “Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant.” Perkins will be in conversation with Mystic resident Deborah Tedford, whom she interviewed for the book. This event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.
Thursday, Sept. 12
7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house talk and book signing with Lauren DiStefano, author of “Ocean House : A Sense of Place, The History of Ocean House.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Sept. 12 - Oct. 27
“Prince of Providence”
Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence.
Trinity Rep will present the “Prince of Providence,” written by George Brant, based on the book by Mike Stanton and directed by Taibi Magar. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.
Sept. 12 – Oct. 6
“A Doll’s House, part 2”
Various times; The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.
The Gamm Theatre will present “ A Doll’s House, part 2” by Lucas Hnath, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. For tickets or more information, visit gammtheatre.org or call 401-723-4266.
Friday, Sept. 13
Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author discussion and book signing with Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, the authors of the book “This is How You Lose the Time War.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
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 Marcy Kelly Trio and live art by Parks of a Puzzle. 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.
Exhibit Opening: The Art of Samuel Austin
5 to 7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
An opening reception will be held for an exhibit of works by Colorado artist Samuel Austin. The exhibit will run through October. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.
Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale benefit
6 p.m.; Dunes Club, Narragansett.
The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will host a fundraiser with drinks from Whaler’s Brewing and Wakefield Liquors; appetizers, plated dinner, and desserts; auction items and dancing to the Becky Chace Band. Tickets are $100. For tickets or more information, visit jonnycakecenter.org.
Various times; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut FallFest will feature rides and games from World Class Carnival and Amusements, a food court, a petting zoo, games and live music, including Tom Wopat and John Ford Coley. The festival will be open Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit misquamicutfestival.org.
Folk Art Quilt Show
Various times; South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St. Narragansett.
South County Museum will display more than 75 quilts made by local quilters and quilts from the museum’s collections. The show runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for members. For more information, visit southcountymuseum.com or call 401-783-5400.
Saturday, Sept. 14
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.
5 p.m. La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
La Grua Center’s Music Matters series will host a performance by pianist Olga Vinokur. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.
Orchid Society meeting
1 p.m.; Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich.
Ocean State Orchid Society will host a talk by Kim Feddersen, owner of Fair Orchids, who will discuss cymbidiums. There will also be a Grow and Show table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.
2 p.m.; South Kingstown Public Library, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.
Jazz musician Rod Luther will perform highlights from the Great American Songbook. The event is free. To register or for more information, call 401-789-1555, ext. 108, or email email@example.com.
7:30 p.m.; Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Road, Waterford.
Friday Night Folk will host a performance by Plywood Cowboy featuring Steve Dedman on piano, guitar, and vocals; Emmet Hale on drums; Shane Tanner on bass guitar; Gracin Dorsey on vocals, mandolin, and guitar; and Kat Wallace on violin and vocals. Tickets are $20 at the door, $17 in advance and $10 for students and active military with ID. For tickets or more information, call 860-443-0316 or visit fridaynightfolk.org.
Sunday, Sept. 15
Narragansett Bay Chorus
3 p.m.; Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave., Westerly.
The Westerly Armory will host a performance by the Narragansett Bay Chorus. Tickets are $20; $15 for armory members. The event will benefit the armory. For more information, visit westerlyamory.org or call 401-596-8554.
Post Office Mural Story
2 p.m.; Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite St., Westerly.
Babcock-Smith House host a talk by Ellen Madison on what happened to a WPA granite mural that had been planned for the Westerly Post Office. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.
Peace, Remembrance, Hope
1 to 5 p.m.; Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.
The Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly and Congregation Sharah Zedek will host an afternoon of live music and poetry reading as well as a talk by Alice Eichenbaum, a survivor of the Holocaust. For more information, visit westerlyarts.com.
2 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.
Bank Square Books and Wheeler Library will host a talk and book signing featuring bestselling author Emma Donoghue, the author of “Room,” for her new book “Akin.” The event is free. To register or for more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.