standing Week Ahead

FLY ME TO THE MOON

Dress in your glitziest garb and head to Ocean House on Friday for The Westerly Airport Association's gala, "Celebrating Aviation In the Roaring 20's," to benefit the Humphrey J. Amedeo Jr. Aviation Scholarship Foundation. Enjoy music from vocalists Nicholas King, Angela Bacari and Lisa Ferraro, and Emily Luther, who will be accompanied by Jennifer Christina Holden on piano; includes hors d’oeuvres, food stations, wine, champagne and a silent auction. Tickets are $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit westerlyairportfriends.org or call 401-741-8543.

FILL THE BOWLS

Join Stonington High School’s Interact Club and Art Department on Tuesday for the Empty Bowls fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school. Guests will receive a dinner of soup served in a hand-made ceramic pottery bowl  and bread, as well as being treated to entertainment from local performers. All proceeds will be donated to area food pantries. Tickets are $10. Visit stoningtonemptybowls.com for more information or to register.

OVER THE RAINBOW

Head off to see the wizard this weekend when the students from St. Michael School present "The Wizard of Oz" at Westerly Middle School. The production includes showings Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE

Have a laugh Saturday at the Knickerbocker Music Center and help support Avery Silva and Avery’s Butterfly Journey with a benefit comedy show called "Franco's Comedy for A Cause" featuring comedian Tracy Locke and others. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit knickmusic.com for more information.

HIGH SCHOOL ART

Stop by the Hoxie Gallery Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. for the opening reception of an exhibit of works by Westerly High School students. Works for sale will benefit the Westerly Visual Arts Scholarship. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org or call 401-596-2877. 

WOMEN AND WINE

Meet Anita Lo, chef and author of "Cooking Without Borders" and "Solo: Easy Sophisticated Recipes for a Party of One," when she is the guest chef at the "Farm and Vine: Women & Wine" series at Ocean House Thursday. The program features groundbreaking female chefs, culinary experts and award-winning female inspired wineries. Lo was the owner and chef of the legendary New York City institution, Annisa, and was the first female guest chef to cook for the White House State Dinner under the Obama administration. Dinners start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $135 per person. Call 855-318-6102.

REGIONAL ART 

Make it to the train station, 14 Railroad Ave. in Westerly, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. for the opening reception of the 26th Regional Art Exhibit at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. For more information, visit westerlyarts.com.

LOVE IN THE RENAISSANCE

Take your sweetheart to Calvary Church Saturday at 5 p.m. for a free concert, "Naughty and Nice, a program of Renaissance Love Songs," by The Stonington Madrigal Singers. The performance is directed by Robert Guarino and the singers will be joined by the Stonington Recorder Consort. Call 860-535-3631 for more information. 

SPRING STRINGS

Enjoy the sounds of the Westminster Youth String Ensemble Sunday at 3 p.m. at their annual Spring Concert. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for children. Donation of a jar of jam or jelly are welcome and will be collected on behalf of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. For more information, call 401-596-5225 or visit westminsterstrings.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.

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