SWEETS FOR THE SWEET
Treat your sweetheart to "Sweets & Songs" at the Westerly Armory Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m., a dance party that combines desserts from Vesta Bakery with the music by the Mondellos, whose music ranges from Frank Sinatra to Stray Cats. The dance floor will be open, but guests are welcome to just listen and indulge in a scrumptious desserts served amidst a red and white decor. Wine and beer will be available at the Armory Bar. Tickets are $15 per person, available in advance at westerlyarmory.com or by calling 401-596-8554 to reserve. Tickets will be $20 at the door. All proceeds will support the historic armory.
TEA WITH TURNER
Sip proper British tea and listen to a lecture by Susan Grace Galassi, curator emerita of the Frick Collection, Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Latitude 41 Restaurant in Mystic. The talk, part of a series, is being held in conjunction with the "J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate" exhibit now on display in the Mystic Seaport Museum's Collins Gallery. An afternoon tea will be served prior to the lecture at 3:30 p.m. Galassi, who was the co-curator with Ian Warrell and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein of Turner’s "Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages Through Time," will take an in-depth look at two of the artist’s masterpieces in oil from the mid-1820s, both centerpieces of the Frick Collection’s West Gallery. Participants are encouraged to view the Tuner exhibit beforehand, same-day admission is included in the ticket price. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members. For tickets or for more information, visit mysticseaport.org or call 860-572-5331.
FLOWERS FOR LOVE
Head to downtown Mystic Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. to view the latest work of Westerly watercolor artist Elissa Sweet at the Barley Head Art Series at the Barley Head Brewery, 12 Water St. Sweet's theme is "Flowers for Love," and each watercolor has been created with a message using the language of flowers. Visit barleyheadbrewery.com.
Join folk musicians DocWood and Jon Dember Friday at the Cross’ Mills Library at 7 p.m. for a Valentine’s Day concert when the two musicians play a selection of traditional and contemporary love songs. The concert is free. For more information, visit crossmills.org or call 401-364-6211.
Meet floral designer Amy Potter this weekend in Watch Hill when the Ocean House hosts a weekend of events with Potter, including a free artisan reception on Friday at 5 p.m.; a floral design workshop on Saturday at 9 a.m.; a free meet and greet coffee and tea event with Potter at 9 a.m. Sunday and a talk with Potter at 2 p.m. For more information, or to register, visit oceanhouseevents.com or call 888-853-2919.
PASS THE GUITAR
Listen to top notch local musicians play some top notch music Sunday when The WARM Center holds its fourth annual "Pass the Guitar," event at Christ Episcopal Church in Westerly at 2 p.m. The concert features 20 local guitarists sharing – or passing — one guitar including Braiden Sunshine, Haunt the House, Frank Pendola and Judy Hall Gray. Refreshments will be served after the concert. There is a suggested donation of $10. Follow WARM Center on Facebook or visit their website at warmcenter.org for details.
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