Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 5/25 to 5/28

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Bank of America and Brown University.

Family Fun
100+ Things to do with Kids in Rhode Island

Spending the weekend in Rhode Island with your kids and you don’t have anything planned? Check out this article by KidoInfo.com and pick your favorites! You won’t be disappointed.

Matty’s Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Day for Epilepsy

Join us May 27th to walk or run in support of individuals diagnosed with epilepsy. This family-friendly event features a pre-race Family Fun Zone, Matty’s Might Dash for kids, and post-race activities for all participants. Cash prize for top male and top female 5K finisher. For more information please visit this link.

Food
Food Truck Friday

Come out and start your weekend with food trucks, family fun, beer & wine, and live music.
Start your weekend off with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island! Head to the Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us.
Food Truck Friday! Admission is FREE!

Hope Street Farmers Market

The Hope Street Farmers Market is a farmer-run cooperative created and managed by many of the best farmers and food artisans in Rhode Island. We sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, breads and pastries, pasture-raised meats, seafood, poultry and eggs, and many other items that we grow, make or raise ourselves. Load up your shopping bags with great things to eat, listen to live music and spend time with your neighbors – all at Lippitt Park on the East Side of Providence where Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard meet.

Theater/Music
Fuente Ovejuna

A modern, music-infused retelling of the classic Spanish story of tyranny overthrown. In 15th-century Spain, a menacing Commander terrorizes a small town’s citizens—especially the women. Pushed to their limit, the people of Fuente Ovejuna rise up against their oppressor in a fierce act of unity and bravery. Based on actual events, the story was immortalized by one of Spain’s greatest and most influential Golden Age dramatists. Now, Trinity Rep’s adaptation of this timeless masterpiece reverberates with fresh urgency.

Chamber Music Concert: Brown 5Y String Quintet

The Brown University 5Y String quintet presents a program of works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Schubert, and Vaughan Williams.

Free and open to the public.

What Cheer Goodbye Party

After 18 years as a retail shop, What Cheer Records + Vintage is closing and moving everything to the internet and our events. But before we go, we want to celebrate the shop and Thayer Street’s history with an all-day local music bash.

Maybird with The Sun Parade

Twangy psychedelia with a funhouse bounce, Maybird modernizes blissful space-rock with a playful sense of pop songwriting. These New York mind-melters emerged in 2013 with Down & Under, a lush headphone symphony which introduced their unique mixture of ELO and The Strokes. Torch songs for intergalactic travel, Maybird proves irresistible in their hooky hypnosis.

Art
Black Spatial Relics

Join Heimark artists-in-residence, ChE and Jaymes Jorsling for a discussion about their works and creative processes over the course of 2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics Project. In their respective works, Tripping Over Roots (Jaymes Jorsling) and OPINION | The Other America: A #DIGNITYINPROCESS Art Action (ChE), these artists are each working and dreaming through rigorous questions of trans-historical solidarity between the lives and struggles of enslaved Africans in the United States and the contemporary freedom struggles of Black people in the United States. Come and learn more about the creative processes, collaborations and research that inspired them to develop these works!

Miscellaneous
WWII Foundation Presents D-Day: Over Normandy

The public is invited to the world premiere of the new documentary film D-Day: Over Normandy narrated by the only five-time Super Bowl-winning head coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick and hosted by New England Patriots Linebacker Rob Ninkovich.

Return of the Night Flea Market

The night flea returns! Craft vendors and cool flea things from 8-11pm! Raffles! Beer! Fun! Deals! Art! Free to attend!

20+ local vendors of art, goods, wares, collectibles, dusty stuff, not dusty stuff, cool things, dry things, see y’all there!

 

 

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