Rock out to David Tessier’s All-Star Band of All Stars tonight at 6 p.m. at the free Monday Night Jams concert at the Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.
LAND TRUST TALK
Support the Westerly Land Trust Tuesday at Savoy Bookshop & Café and when Janet Messineo, the author of “Casting Into the Light: Tales of a Fishing Life," gives a talk and book signing. Savoy will donate 30 percent of profits from book sales to the Westerly Land Trust. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
UP, UP WE GO
Enjoy an uplifting movie at Movies on the Beach Tuesday when the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce presents "Up" on a big screen on the beach at 8 p.m. Admission and parking are free; bring beach chairs and blankets. For a list of movies and times, visit oceanchamber.org or call 401-596-7761.
Head to the Westerly Town Beach early Wednesday to save a spot for the one and only Al Copley's free seaside concert beginning at 6 p.m. when he performs as part of Blues on the Beach series. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com. Wednesday, July 31
Meet author Lisa Taddeo Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Savoy Bookshop & Café, and hear her talk frankly about women and desire and her new book, “Three Women,” in a Q&A setting. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
SHAKESPEARE IS BACK
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head to Wilcox Park for an outdoor performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream." The Colonial Theatre production will run from Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per person, $20 per family. Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
SEAFOOD ... AND EAT IT
Sample and savor an assortment of gastronomic delights from Rhode Island's finest seafood, lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish & chips, lobster rolls, clam cakes, corn on the cob and raw bar selections this weekend at the Charlestown Seafood Festival. The festival will also feature arts and crafts vendors, Rockwell Amusement rides, rock wall climbing, car show, entertainment, bungee jumping and raffles. Fireworks will be the big attraction Saturday night at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children age 10 and under. The festival will be open Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit charlestownrichamber. com.
GLOW ON RIVER
Head to downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. for the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce's annual River Glow featuring floating bonfires in the Pawcatuck River, live music, hay rides through town, fire jugglers and belly dancing as well as children’s activities and shopping specials. Visit westerlychamber.org for more information.
TAKE ME TO THE FAIR
Celebrate all things Stonington Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 66th annnual Stonington Village Fair held to commemorate the 1814 Battle of Stonington. Look for games, a book sale, music, food and crafts. For more information, visit thecomo.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