standing Week Ahead

LIGHT IT UP BLUE

Attend the seventh annual Light It Up Blue fundraiser Tuesday at the Malted Barley to support autism awareness. The event, which is sponsored by Stonington Human Service and runs from 5 to 9 p.m., kicks off Autism Awareness Month. The program will include raffles, auction and music from Marcy Kelly Trio. Tickets are $5 with proceeds to benefit Autism Speaks and local autism support activities.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN

Reserve your tickets for the Westerly High School Stage Dogs' production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," a play based on the Charles M. Schulz comic strip "Peanuts," on stage this weekend at Babcock Auditorium. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

Don't miss your chance to see nearly one hundred local actors on stage this week when Theatre Scrapbook will present “Mary Poppins Jr.” featuring students from the Westerly, Stonington and Chariho area. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students and children and free for children age 4 and under. For tickets or more information, visit theatrescrapbook.com.

MARDI GRAS REDUX

Not to worry if you missed the many pre-lenten Mardi Gras celebrations. Head to the Knick Saturday for some Zydeco music with the Mystic Playboys at Mardi Gras 2.0 and help The Harmony Trail Project reach its goal. Tickets are $15 and available at bricksandmurals.org/product/mardi-gras-2-0-the-knick.  

PROJECT FUSION

Enjoy some top notch chamber music Sunday at 4 p.m. when the Arts Commission of Christ Church Westerly presents a free concert by the saxophone wind ensemble “Project Fusion," a group that has captured top prizes in prestigious chamber music competitions and is said to "brings a new experience to our ears that's harmonious and rich." Visit christchurchwesterly.org for more information. 

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Stop by the Westerly Library auditorium Saturday at 1 p.m. for a stage reading of "Out of the Shadows," by playwright Eugene J. Celico. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Running time is approximately 60 minutes. There will be no intermission. For more information call the library at 401-596-2877.

ARTS FOR AUTISM AWARENESS PART ONE

Make sure to stop by the two galleries showing the art work of people whose lives have been affected by Autism. On Wednesday, two opening receptions will be held for the exhibit “Autism Awareness Art,” featuring artists of all ages affected by autism; one from noon to 2 p.m. and the second from 5 to 630 p.m., both at the Hoxie Gallery of the Westerly Library. The exhibit will remain on display through April 30. 

ARTS FOR AUTISM AWARENESS PART TWO

Make your way to Stonington Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. when La Grua Center hosts an opening reception for "Celebrating Art in Autism," an exhibit featuring works from artists of all ages who are affected by autism. The exhibit will run through the month of April. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

LITTLE SISTER

Stop by Savoy Bookshop and Café Thursday at 6 p.m. to hear Watch Hill resident Patricia Walsh Chadwick talk about her new memoir, “Little Sister.”  Chadwick will also sign copies of her book at the event, which is free of admission. 

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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