Robert Burns would be turning 257 on January 25th if he were still alive, which obviously he’s not. Burns Night Suppers commemorating the bawdy Scottish poet have long been commonplace in the British Isles, and enthusiasm is spreading internationally. (There are actually two Burns Night events in Rhode Island.) Guests are invited to read or sing their favorite Burns work. Expect bagpipes, scotch, and something called the presentation of the haggis. (A vegetarian haggis is also available, for those averse to sheep innards.) Space is limited to advance registration is strongly encouraged.
(image: Allen Ramsay, Robert Burns With Scottie Dog (detail))