Get ready for Halloween at Mystic Seaport during one of the Nautical Nightmares programs through Oct. 27. This year's theme is “Wake of the Banshee," and each performance is roughly an hour tour that covers half of a mile around the seaport grounds. The show is not recommended for the faint of heart or for children younger than 12. For tickets or more information, visit mysticseaport.org.
Learn about Dante’s “Comedia” Tuesday at 6 p.m. when the Dante Society of Westerly hosts a free lecture by Mark O’Brien at the Westerly Library. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
CHEERS FOR CHARITY
Pop by Grey Sail Brewing Tap Room Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. for a fundraiser featuring a beer sampling, food and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the Frank Olean Center. Tickets are $15 at the door. For tickets or information, visit oleancenter.org.
Stop by the Westerly Armory this weekend to view the colorful quilts at the Ninigret Quilters' "Quilt Show" featuring more than 100 works on display. The show will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for a basket raffle, cafe and vendors. Admission is $5. For more information, visit ninigretquilters.blogspot.com.
Catch a performance of the Tony award winning musical “Man of LaMancha,” at the Granite Theatre this weekend. Discounted tickets are available for veterans. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.
Be part of the reenactment of the Guy Fawkes’s trial on Saturday at the 22nd annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night when the Beach Band, Kentish Guards Fife and Drum and the Westerly Morris Men entertain folks at the Windjammer beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit guyfawkesusa.com.
FIND MRS. FORD
Join author Deborah Goodrich Royce on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Westerly Library for a book talk and signing for her novel, “Finding Mrs. Ford.” The talk is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
Hear one of the loveliest arias of all time this weekend when the Salt Marsh Opera presents Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the George Kent Performance Hall. For tickets or more information, visit saltmarshopera.org or call 860-535-3456.
HOP TO HOPKINTON
Enjoy the HopArts Studio Trail Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations throughout Hopkinton and Richmond when artists open their studios for public demonstrations. Maps of the studios and more information are available at local merchants and restaurants in Hopkinton and Richmond, or online at hoparts.org.
Hear former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins read from his work Friday at 7:30 p.m. when the Arts Café Mystic hosts a poetry reading by Collins featuring music by Jon Campbell and an opening voice from Coleman Barks. Tickets are $15 or $5 for students. For more information, call 860-912-2444 or visit theartscafemystic.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