standing Week Ahead


Join Michael Fine, author of “Health Care Revolt,” and Frank H. Crandall II, author of “Global Warning: Saving Our Future,” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St. in Westerly, for a discussion about social issues when the two men discuss their work on climate change and the health care industry before opening up the floor to questions. For more information, visit or call 401-213-3901.


Head to the Knick on Wednesday to dance the night away to the music of the Cartells at “Let’s Dance Wednesdays!” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with free dance lessons starting at 7 p.m. and music from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. Return to the Knick on Saturday to catch a show with Christine and Rebel Montez at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Saturday show are $12. Visit for more information.


Head to Westerly High School Thursday for the school’s music department’s annual “Winter Pops” concert from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ward Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and there will be a reception following the concert in the cafeteria. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.


Take a class in “Modern Calligraphy” at Grey Sail Brewing on Canal Street Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop will show you how to add special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding invitations and designs. Tickets are $65 per person. Visit


Relax and enjoy some well-traveled Irish music from the heart Saturday at 5 p.m. when Boston-based musicians Matt and Shannon Heaton stop by the La Grua Center for a program called “Irish Music in North America.” Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit or call 860-535-2300.


Listen to Marc Douglas Berardo Saturday at 9 p.m. in another installment of his monthly residency at Perks & Corks featuring his crafted songs and some songs by his favorite writers. For more information, visit


Be amused and amazed on Wednesday when artist and poet David Cundy entertains guests and gallery goers at the opening of his show, “Anagram Portraits of Cultural Luminaries” at the Hoxie Gallery of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Guests will be treated to a talk and a reading by the author, who will also sign copies of his book, and refreshments will be served. The reception is free, and the show will remain open throughout January. All are welcome.


Meet your friends at The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly Friday for the opening reception of the January exhibit, “Explorations – New Perspectives” from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 401-596-2221 or visit for more information. The gallery is located at 14 Railroad Ave. in Westerly.


Catch a performance of “Murderers Get Love Letters,” a new play by Michael R. McGuire, which will be presented as a concert reading by Community Design Workshop and the Planning Stage Friday at 7 p.m. at Gallery 121 on Water Street in Stonington. A brief talk will be held afterwards. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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