/ SUMMER 2013
21. COASTLINE SWING BAND,
6:30 p.m., Washington Park, Mitchell and Meridian streets, Groton. Concerts in the Park Series. Free; (860) 446-4129.
21. SCHOOL’S OUT BASH
4-6 p.m., Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, 409 Main St., Niantic. Families are invited to celebrate the end of the school year with activities that include getting inside a bubble, a watermelon raffle, face painting, water balloon toss, singing around a campfire, and limbo dancing. $2, member; $9, non-member, including admission. Maximum per family is $8 members/$36 non-members. www.childrensmuseumsect.org; (860) 691-1111.
21-JULY 21. “BOEING BOEING”
22 BUG OUT!
22. CONTRA DANCE,
by Mar Camoletti, Beverly Cross, Francis Evans, and directed by Brian Olsen. This mega-hit set attendance records for a nonmusical, capturing the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play and Best Leading Male Actor as well as four other nominations. It starred Bradley Whitford, Christine Baranski and Gina Gershon. This adaptation of the 1960’s French comedy adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time. The appeal of the show is the very opposite of what you might expect. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., 1 Granite St., Westerly. Granitetheatre.com; (401) 596-2341.
Search the farmstead and nearby grounds for bugs while learning about the history, culture, and biology of common backyard insects at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. Dress for the outdoors with sunscreen and insect repellent. Limited to 10 children with parents. Free with Museum admission, free to members. 1-2:30 p.m., 800.411.9671
8-11 p.m., German Club, Route 27, Mystic. Live music; singles and families welcome. Beginner workshop, 7:45 p.m. $9, $5 students; (860) 961-9321.
23. CONNECTICUT HISTORIC GARDENS DAY.
cthistoricgardens.org; Takes place at historic gardens around Connecticut. Cost: Varies. Call sites for specific cost.