The 22nd Annual Virtu Art Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 26 with 150 artists coming from nine states to display their art for admiration and purchase across the fourteen beautiful acres of Wilcox Park. The festival's name is Latin for "Love of Fine Arts," and will feature both performance and visual art in a wide variety of mediums. All items featured in the festival … [Read more...] about Virtu Art Festival – Something for Everyone
The 24th International Film Festival of Eastern Connecticut continues this weekend at our very own United Theater with a screening of the film Amen, a 2002 film directed by Costa-Gavras. The process of making the film fest take place is no small undertaking, and it begins with two committee members working with movie distributors to obtain copies of up to 50 films and the … [Read more...] about International Film Fest Screening and Event at United Theater
Spring weather is here at last, which means it's finally time to break out your flip flops and head down to the beach! "The beach?" You might be asking yourself. "Before Memorial Day?" The answer is yes, especially if you want to partake in all the fun of Spring Fest, a three day entertainment experience setting up shop on May 11th, 12th, and 13th! Up through the 1970s, … [Read more...] about Springing Into the Season: Spring Fest 2018
Drive-in movies were once an American institution, with 5,000 theaters standing proudly during the 1950s and 60s. Today, fewer than 500 remain, but residents and visitors of Misquamicut are in luck because we can claim one of those exclusive theaters as our own, thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Misquamicut Business Association, led by Executive Director Caswell … [Read more...] about Nostalgia No More: Making New Memories at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater!
“We will offer all kinds of music, from birth to earth, with a focus on jazz, classical, funk, rock, and the blues,” says Mark. The wooden dance floor is empty for the moment as the lights illuminate the black piano, and instruments set before red velvety curtains on the small stage. Music lovers start to mingle in, finding their way to seats and ordering drinks before the … [Read more...] about Knickerbocker Music Center: Stories of the Past, Present & Future
Okay, breath a sigh of relief. The crazy holiday shopping frenzy and commiserating around the dinner table with challenging in-laws is over! Now it's party time! Where do you want to be when that big beautiful glittery New Year’s Eve ball makes it descent into 2018? Perhaps you want a night of music and dancing? Or something a little fancier and more highbrow to celebrate a … [Read more...] about Where’s the Party At? New Year’s Eve Countdown to Fun
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are already history. We survived, but it’s not over yet. For the next few weeks, people will flock to malls and big box stores to find the perfect Christmas or Chanukah gifts for their families and friends. People are already complaining that they are getting exhausted and can’t wait until it's all over. Perhaps we … [Read more...] about Local Craft Fairs Offer More than Unique Holiday Gifts
Christmas is coming, and what better way to make this joyous season last than to participate in holiday strolls all month long? These strolls offer the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family members together, bundle up, enjoy some hot chocolate or cider, and take in the beautiful sight of twinkling lights, pine boughs, and glittery garlands decorating local shop … [Read more...] about Holiday Strolling Through Westerly, Ashaway, and Beyond
It happens every year. As the temperatures decrease, the days get shorter and window for outdoor activity gets smaller. If you’re like me, it can get a little depressing. When you walk out of work at 4:30 p.m. and it’s already pitch black? Yeah, it’s a big bummer. But that doesn’t mean you should stop being active and doing the things you love. The worst thing to do when the … [Read more...] about Staying Fit and Healthy Through the Autumn and Winter
The big week is finally here, the week of the Bricks and Murals festival here in downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck! The event kicked off on Wednesday evening with a reception for the visiting artists and community volunteers and will be followed by a food stroll and block party Thursday night, all along High Street. This festival has been years in the making but in these last … [Read more...] about The Bricks and Murals Festival Has Arrived!