standing Week Ahead

SUNSET SOUL

Enjoy a free performance by Soulshot at 6 p.m. Tuesday when the weekly Sunset Concerts kick off its season at the Watch Hill Village Green. The raindate is the following Tuesday. Visit the Watch Hill Sunset ConcertsFacebook page for more information. 

CALABRIA MIA

Make your way to Ocean House Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. when author Juliet Grames kicks off the hotel's Summer Author Series. Grames will talk about her debut novel, “The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna," which takes place partially in the hills of Calabria in Southern Italy. Books will be available for signature and purchase. Reservations are requested. For more information or to make a reservation, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

HONORING THE AMERICAN LEGION

Join local dignitaries at the bandstand in Wilcox Park Thursday at 10 a.m. for the dedication of a park bench to be unveiled in recognition of the centennial of the American Legion, and to celebrate the legion's journey toward the next century of service. 

LAUGHS WITH THE BARD

Head to Wilcox Park beginning Thursday for Flock Theatre's production of William Shakespeare’s, “The Comedy of Errors." Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 27 through July 7, with no performance on July 4. Admission is free. For more information, visit flocktheatre.org

TOP GUN

Catch an outside screening of "Top Gun," Friday when The Misquamicut Business Association presents the flick as part of its summer Drive-In-Movies series beginning at 9 p.m. at Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut. Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org

POP UP FOR DAVID BLACK 

Join friends and fans of legendary Stonington artist David Black on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St. in Stonington, for the opening reception of a pop-up exhibit of his works. There is a suggested donation of $5. Visit lagruacenter.org for more information. 

THE BIG REVEAL

Be part of history at 10 a.m. Saturday when the time capsule that was buried in Wilcox Park 50 years ago near the bandstand is opened as part of the Town of Westerly’s 350th anniversary celebration. The reveal will take place in Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St. in Westerly. For more information, visit westerly350.com.

WOODEN BOATS

Check out wooden boats of every type — large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle — that will be on display at the annual Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave. in Mystic. Museum admission provides access to the show and Mystic Seaport. Free for children age 5 and under. For more information, visit thewoodenboatshow.com or call 800-273-7447.

FIND MRS. FORD

Listen to a Q&A with Deborah Goodrich Royce, author of “Finding Mrs. Ford,” in conversation with NPR's Torey Malatia Sunday at 5 p.m. when the Literacy Volunteers of Washington County hold its annual Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series event. Tickets are $55 for the talk, $100 for the talk and VIP reception at the Ocean House. All tickets include a signed book plus a raffle entry for a two-night, off-season stay at the Tower Suite at the Ocean House. For more information, visitliteracywashingtoncounty.org.

Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit www.thewesterlysun.com/events.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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