Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
16
Thu
Summer Story Time @ Lippitt House Museum
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Summer Story Time @ Lippitt House Museum

Explore the nineteenth century through a children’s story and related hands-on craft activity on the third Thursday of each month. On June 21, read “Fiona’s Lace” and explore immigration to America. Then craft paper lace and decorate doilies. On July 19, read “Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” and learn about manufacturing and labor. Then try your hand at paper weaving. On August 16, read “Iggy Peck, Architect” and imagine beautiful buildings. Then design and make your own cardboard house.

Aug
17
Fri
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

Aug
24
Fri
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

Anasi the Spider Visits the Courthouse @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anasi the Spider Visits the Courthouse @ Courthouse Center for the Arts | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Join Anansi The Spider from Classic Children’s Stories in this newly compiled play! Destiny Blair-Twitchell has been in several of our children’s shows and is now taking the reigns of her very own theater camp, this is her senior project for school. She is pursuing an education in teaching children with a focus in theater and we could not be more proud. Come support these fine students.

Aug
25
Sat
Author Signing: Michael Belanger, ‘The History of Jane Doe’ @ Bank Square Books
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Signing: Michael Belanger, ‘The History of Jane Doe’ @ Bank Square Books | Groton | Connecticut | United States

Stop by Bank Square Books in Mystic to meet Connecticut author Michael Belanger and to pick up a signed copy of ‘The History of Jane Doe,’ published by Dial (Penguin Random House). This event is co-hosted by Savoy Bookshop and Cafe in Westerly.

Aug
27
Mon
Wingate book club to discuss ‘The Assistant’ @ Wingate Residences on the East Side
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

The book club at Wingate Residences on the East Side will discuss Bernard Malamud’s “The Assistant” on Monday, August 27 at 2 p.m. Originally published in 1957, “The Assistant” tells the story of immigrant Morris Bober who is trying to better life for himself and his family in post-war Brooklyn, New York.

The Wingate book club launched ten years ago and remains one of the community’s most popular programs. Since its inception, the club has read more than 120 books. The book club typically meets the fourth Monday of each month, excluding holidays, and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682. Wingate Residences on the East Side is located at 1 Butler Ave.

Aug
31
Fri
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.

Sep
6
Thu
There’s a Burglar in My Bed @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Sep 6 all-day
There's a Burglar in My Bed @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant

There’s a Burglar in My Bed
Friday, September 7 – Saturday, October 6

Written by Michael Parker
Directed by Tony Annicone

William Worthington III and his wife are both sneaking away for romantic liaisons with their respective lovers – unbeknownst to them at the same cottage. Inevitably their paths cross and divorce is in the air. But neither is willing to give up the world famous Worthington necklace, so each devises a plan to steal it. Fun filled chaos ensues with mistaken identities, a bumbling detective and even a fake necklace

Sep
7
Fri
There’s a Burglar in My Bed @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Sep 7 all-day
There's a Burglar in My Bed @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant

There’s a Burglar in My Bed
Friday, September 7 – Saturday, October 6

Written by Michael Parker
Directed by Tony Annicone

William Worthington III and his wife are both sneaking away for romantic liaisons with their respective lovers – unbeknownst to them at the same cottage. Inevitably their paths cross and divorce is in the air. But neither is willing to give up the world famous Worthington necklace, so each devises a plan to steal it. Fun filled chaos ensues with mistaken identities, a bumbling detective and even a fake necklace

Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise @ Bowen's Wharf

Step aboard the Northeastern and join an elite secret society that controls the world’s governments, known as “The Cabal.” This powerful shadow government maintains the utmost secrecy, but you have been invited into the inner sanctum and are going on a corporate retreat aboard the leader’s yacht! Something isn’t right, though, and when a body surfaces, you and your fellow passengers have to root out the culprit before you’re the next victim! Our famous Sinister Sangria and hor d’oeuvres are included in admission, and there will be a cash bar open as well.