Fall Fest

Misquamicut Fall Fest will be held at the Misquamicut State Beach, Friday through Sunday.

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Thursday, Sept. 16

Peter Asher

7:30 p.m.; United Theatre, 5 Canal St., Westerly.

United Theatre will host a Musical Memoir of the '60s and Beyond with singer and producer Peter Asher. The evening will include film footage, photos, music and stories of his career. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, visit unitedtheatre.org.

Friends of the Library Pop-Up Book Sale

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Friends of the Westerly Library will hold a Pop-Up Book Sale on the esplanade of Wilcox Park. Cash or check only accepted.

Sept. 16-17

“The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins”

7 p.m.; Esek Hopkins  House + Park, 97 Admiral St., Providence.

The Haus of Glitter Dance Company will present “The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins,” an original activist dance opera. The performances will be held outdoors. For reservations or more information, visit thewilburygroup.org

Friday, Sept. 17

Roger H. Schonning & Ray Cherenzia Memorial 5K

5 p.m.; Ocean Community YMCA, 95 High St., Westerly.

The Roger H. Schonning & Ray Cherenzia Memorial 5K will include a kids age 12 and under fun run in Wilcox Park and a community cookout with activities and music after the 5K race. To register or for more information, visit oceancommunityymca.org.

Studebaker John

7:30 p.m.; Norwich Arts Center, 62 Broadway, Norwich.

Norwich Arts Center’s Blues on Broadway will host a performance by Studebaker John. Tickets are $25 for adults; $23 for seniors, military and students; and $20 NAC members. For tickets visit norwicharts.org/events.

Sept. 17–19

Misquamicut Fallfest

Various times; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut FallFest will feature rides and games from Rockwell Amusements, a food truck rodeo, a beer and wine garden, a car show and live music, including Barry Goudreau and John Batdorf. 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.

Sept. 17–Oct. 3

“Native Gardens”

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

Contemporary Theatre Company will present the satirical comedy “Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías. Performances are on the Riverfront Performance Patio. For tickets or more information, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Wilcox Park Tree Tours

10 to 11:30 a.m.; Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free one loop tour of Wilcox Park’s trees beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Westerly Library. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

"MisGivings"

7:30 p.m.; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Father Patrick Aloysius Misgivings will give a divine presentation of stories and one-liners about growing up Catholic. The interactive comedy will include a collection, a raffle and a bingo game. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

Music in the Park: Sarah Christine and Braiden Sunshine

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

Westerly Library and Wilcox Park will host a free concert with Sarah Christine and Braiden Sunshine. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Treasures from the Attic Auction

1 p.m.; Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite St., Westerly.

Babcock-Smith House Museum staff members have selected "treasures" from the museum's attic and library to auction and sell. Doors open at 1 p.m. for preview; auction begins at 2 p.m. Visit auctionzip.com #3745 for preview of items. Visit babcocksmithhouse.org for more information.

Stonington Art Walk

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Stonington Borough, Water Street, Stonington.

The Art Walk will feature artists, including Serena Bates, Sheila Barbone and Katherine Gates, displaying their works of art outside the shops and restaurants in the Borough. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonboroughct.com/art-walk.

Westerly Writers’ Group reading

5 p.m.; Books on the Pond, 289 Narrow Lane, Charlestown.

The Westerly Writers’ Group will read fiction, non-fiction, and poetry published in its annual anthology. For more information, visit booksonthepond.com.

Music Matters: Eric Clark, pianist

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

Music Matters series will host a performance by pianist Eric Clark on the 1886 Chickering concert grand, Scale 77. A finalist in the 2018 Warsaw Chopin competition, Clark will perform a homage to the great pianist-composers, including Beethoven, Franck, and Godowsky. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Jonnycake Center for Hope fundraiser

5 p.m.; Charlestown Rathskeller, 489a Old Coach Road, Charlestown.

The Jonnycake Center for Hope in Peace Dale will host a fundraiser, Breaking the Waves of Hunger, featuring a complimentary cocktail hour with drinks from Whaler’s Brewing and Tito's Handmade Vodka, dinner, auction items and music from the Hi fi Lowdowns. Tickets are $100. For tickets or more information, visit jonnycakecenter.org.

Ed Pop Magic Show

1 p.m.; Bill Memorial Library, 240 Monument St., Groton.

The Bill Memorial Library will host Ed Popielarczyk’s Magic Show on the library lawn outdoors under shady trees. The performance is suitable for all ages and audience participation is included. For more information, visit billmemorial.org or call 860-445-0392.

Sept. 18,19

Garlic Festival

Various times; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Olde Mistick Village will hold its 14th annual Garlic Festival with over 40 vendors, including restaurants, farmers, crafters and artisans. Local bands and musicians will perform throughout the festival. The event will be held on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking and entry are free. For more information, visit oldemistickvillage.com or call 860-536-4941.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Summer Strings concert

2 p.m.; Wilcox Park bandstand, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

Summer Strings, a student violin concert with Ashley Jones, director, will be held in the bandstand in Wilcox Park. The performance will include Vivaldi, Bach, John Williams and pop classics. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Music in the Park: Geoff Kaufman

5 p.m.; Wilcox Park bandstand, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

Westerly Library and Wilcox Park will host a free concert with local folk musician Geoff Kaufman. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Debbi M. Florence and Jamie Michalak author talk

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and Q&A with children’s books authors Debbi M. Florence and Jamie Michalak to discuss their new book, “Niki Nakayama; A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites.”  The event is free, but registration is requested. To register or for more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901

Thea Hopkins

5 p.m.; Roger Williams Park bandstand, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.

Firstworks Live’s Roger Williams Park free summer concert series will host a performance by singer songwriter Thea Hopkins. For more information, visit first-works.org.

U.S. Coast Guard Jazz Band

2 p.m.; Old Saybrook Historical Society, 350 Main St., Old Saybrook

The Coast Guard Traditional Jazz Band will perform a free concert as part of the Old Saybrook Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit oldsaybrookrec.com. For more information on the United States Coast Guard Band, visit.uscg.mil/band.

Monday, Sept. 20

Harvest Full Moon Hike

7 p.m.; Weeden Farm, 17 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown.

The South Kingstown Land Trust will host a Harvest Full Moon Hike at Weeden Farm followed by a campfire. Cost is $10 donation for non-members, free for members. To register or for more information, visit sklt.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 

Kelly McDaniel Author Talk and Q&A

6:30 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and Q&A with Kelly McDaniel for the new book, “Mother Hunger!” McDaniel will be in conversation with Lynne Bryan Phipps, executive director of the Beachwood Wellbeing Center. The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Suzie Flores talk

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

La Grua Center’s Food, Fitness & Fun series will host a talk by Suzie Flores, owner of Stonington Kelp Company, on sugar kelp, its many uses and the basics of seaweed farming. The talk is free, with registration required. To register or for more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Sept. 23 to Oct. 10

“Murder at the Howard Johnson’s”

Various times; The Arctic Playhouse, 1249 Main St., West Warwick.

The Arctic Playhouse will present suspenseful comedy, “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” written by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick and directed by Tony Annicone. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit thearctictplayhouse.com.

Friday, Sept. 24

Cider and Sliders at Sunset hike

6 p.m.; Grills Preserve, 198 Bowling Lane, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will host a sunset hike at Grills Preserve, followed by refreshments. The cost is $10 for non-members, free for members. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, email Lauren Barber at lbarber@westerlylandtrust.org.

Concert on the Green: James Harris

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

La Grua Center’s Concert on the Green series will host a performance by guitarist and singer James Harris. The concert is free, with registration required. Visit lagruacenter.org to register or for more information.

Plywood Cowboy

7:30 p.m.; Unity Hall, All Souls UU, 19 Jay St., New London.

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; Austin Gray on lead guitar and vocals; 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.

Ben Folds

8 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium will host a concert with musician Ben Folds. For tickets or more information, visit visit thevetsri.com/events  or call 401-421-2787.

Sept. 24,25

Historic Walking Tour

5 p.m.; Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington.

The Stonington Historical Society offers one hour walking tours through Stonington Borough on Friday and Saturday. Guides will share stories of historic homes, sites, battles, the railroad and people of the village over the past 350 years. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

Sept. 24-26

Folk Art Quilt Show

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St., Narragansett.

South County Museum will host its 35 annual Folk Art Quilt Show. The event will include a gallery of handmade local quilts. For more information, call 401-783-5400 or visit southcountymuseum.org.

Saturday, Sept. 25

Wilcox Park Flowers & Trees tours

10 to 11:30 a.m.; Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free one loop tour of Wilcox Park’s native trees, shrubs and gardens beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Westerly Library. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

The Milk Carton Kids

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

The United Theatre will host a performance by The Milk Carton Kids with Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale. Tickets are $40. For tickets or more information, visit unitedtheatre.org.

Terence Hawkins book signing

1 to 3 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic

Bank Square Books will host a book signing with author Terence Hawkins for his new book “Rage of Achilles.” For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Family Day

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St., Narragansett.

South County Museum’s Family Day will feature lawn games, autumn arts and crafts, music and nature ‘walk and talks.’ For more information or to buy tickets, visit southcountymuseum.org or call 401-783-5400.

Sept. 25, 26

The Last Sicilian

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

The Last Sicilian features an evening of true stories from actor/writer Nick Albanese’s childhood years growing up Sicilian in America. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit granitetheatre.com/tickets or call 401-596-2341.

Sunday, Sept. 26

Regina Hansen Author Talk and Q&A

3 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and Q&A with Regina Hanson for the new book, “The Coming Storm.” The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

3 p.m.; Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London.

The Trombones of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will perform in the McCourt 9/11 Memorial Garden. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Bach to the Beatles. Tickets are $5 and include museum access. For tickets or more information, visit lymanallyn.org.

Trash or Treasure fundraiser

4 p.m.; The Dunes Club, 137 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett.

The Peace Dale Museum of Art and Culture will hold a Trash or Treasure fundraiser with appraisals by Tom Tomaszek, cocktails, buffet supper and cash bar. Tickets are $75 and include one appraisal of an item. For reservations, call 401-783-5711.

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