Art continues to be a dominating factor on the events calendar of New London Main Street, especially at the Provenance Center. The gallery continues its workshops led by Mark Gerald McKee tonight, with the 6:30 p.m. talk on the changing focus of art in the 19th century. The Provenance Center also welcomes Debora Aldo from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for a two-day class on creating a mosaic piece; the $170 fee covers both days as well as all materials. Denny Moers’ photographic display, will have its last day at the Custom House Maritime Museum on Saturday. Other exhibits include Traci Cremeans at the Spirit Gallery and Nancy DiTullio at Studio 33.
New London Landmarks holds two events this week. The first happens at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Winthrop School, when a workshop presents preliminary plans for improvements at Riverside Park. The organization also hosts “Get Plastered,” an evening featuring two experts in architectural history and conservation as well as a beer tasting and live auction of a plaster rosette; tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple, with a $5 discount for New London Landmarks members. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at New London Harbour Towers.
In music, the Garde Arts Center brings in a second performance of A Chorus Line tonight at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $60. Bean and Leaf continues their weekly musical guests including Richard Zack at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sunny Morning La La at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, and the Jazz Trio at 8 p.m. on Monday.
In other events, Outskate Hunger takes place on each Friday in February at the Rink at Parade Plaza. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for free admission and skate rental. There will also be a book launch for Jan Schenk Grosskopf’s For Mischief Done at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Custom House Maritime Museum. The book is based on the first trial in the New London courthouse, and admission to the event is $8 or free for New London Maritime Society members; call ahead to save yourself a spot.