Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/15 – 6/18

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Art & Culture
Gallery Night Providence

A fun to explore Providence’s Creative Scene. Art Bus Tours are FREE and leave every 20 minutes, 5:30–7:00 PM on every Gallery Night. No pre-registration is required. Tours meet inside the Regency (One Regency Plaza in Downtown Providence).

For details on which tours are happening this weekend, visit the Gallery Night website.

Spring Awakening

Extended by popular demand – now through June 17th!
The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that since its premiere has been exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Based on the 1892 Frank Wedekind play Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy—banned in Germany for two decades after its publication–Spring Awakening challenges and thrills with a “shivery, sensual allure unmatched by anything in the theater right now” (the New York Times). Presented by the Wilbury Group. Click here for reviews, photos and more!

Strange Behavior Tour

Ryan Donahue – started his career in Boston and currently works out of New York City. After making his international debut in 2015 at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, he became a regular in clubs & colleges across the country. Then, in 2016, his half-hour comedy pilot was featured at the New York Television Festival, and he made his late-night television debut on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ He also runs a weekly stand-up show in NYC called “Hush Money.” Finally, he recently appeared in ‘Crashing,’ a comedy series produced by Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow on HBO.

Jeff Scheen –  is a stand-up comic hailing from Chicago, IL who was featured on the FOX TV series ‘Laughs.’ Then, he was a finalist in the 2016 Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta, GA. He’s also been featured at Laugh Your Asheville Off in North Carolina, Laughest in Grand Rapids Michigan, and Montreux’s Jokenation Festival in Switzerland.

Presented by Comedy Connection of Rhode Island. Buy your ticket here!

Father’s Day
Bristol Oyster Festival

Enjoy Father’s Day in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island while supporting an important cause!

Annual Bristol Oyster Festival focusing on Rhode Island’s aqua culture and community. Local varieties of oysters will be available with live shucking demonstrations, guest speakers, music, silent auction, pony rides, additional food items and beverage vendors. A family event for all ages! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the March of Dimes/Rhode Island Chapter. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Father’s Day Boat Rides

Forget the necktie this year and give Dad a gift that he’ll truly enjoy…a chore-free, relaxing Sunday with family & friends! Join us for a fun & informative tour as we cruise throughout the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor. A unique gift that the entire family will enjoy! BYOB or pick up a cold beer for Dad at the dock bar!

Presented by the Providence River Boat Company. Book your tour now!

Happy Father’s Day! at Providence Children’s Museum

Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free all day for dads and granddads! Families invent creative contraptions from planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Bacon & Beer Fest RI

The folks who bring you Beervana Fest and RI FOOD FIGHTS join forces to celebrate BACON & BEER on June 17th at the Steel Yard in Providence! Join us for a brand new food and beer pairing event at the Steel Yard in Providence RI. 25 local restaurants create their favorite bacon inspired dish carefully paired with a beer from 25 world class breweries!

Limited tickets available – buy yours now!

Crave RI

The CVS Health Charity Classic has added a two-day family friendly, food festival that will kick off the Charity Classic event series.  With over 80 of Rhode Island’s finest restaurants and more than 100 beer and wine profiles, there will be something for everyone!

The two-day food festival will be in conjunction with the rest of the Charity Classic with proceeds from the event going to our charity partners. Tickets for Crave RI and the Charity Classic are on sale now at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office (Crave RI only) or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Food Truck Sunday Funday

Sunday + Funday = Food Trucks at the Hot Club!
Admission to the event is free and all ages are welcome!

Enjoy your food and beverages on the outside deck or in the warmth and comfort of the newly renovated and expanded Hot Club. Or, bring blankets and chairs and explore the parks along the nearby Providence waterways. This event is Produced by PVD Food Truck Events with presenting support from Food Trucks In, Ocean Spray and MetroPCS and support formMcLaughlin & Moran, Inc., Gooseneck Vineyards, and Motif Magazine.

Taste of the Bay

Join us in a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell-fisherman, bakeries, breweries, wineries and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music! This fundraising event provides critical support for Save The Bay’s advocacy, restoration and education efforts.

Register here!

Health & Fitness
Wayland Square: Pop-Up Yoga Class

Join Barre & Soul Teacher, Krista, for a free pop-up yoga class at Providence Running Company!

Starting with a 2 mile run, we will unwind after with a 45-minute yoga flow integrating core work that strengthens, stretches and balances the body and mind. Open to all levels.

BYO-Mat, h20 & friends! Free smoothies post class. 15% off your in-store purchase *Exclusions Apply* RSVP on the Facebook event! Hosted by Barre & Soul.

Parlour Jazz Jam – Matt Marcus & Friends

For fans and musicians of all ages, the Parlour Jazz Jam occurs on the third Sunday of each month with a rotating house band and a very appreciative audience. This month the house band will be Matt Marcus (piano), John Purcell (alto sax), Richard Shaw (electric bass) and Jungho Kahn (drums). The session theme will be the music of Charlie Parker.

For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

Outdoor Markets
PVD Artisans Market

Providence Artisans Market is every Saturday in Lippitt Park (Providence, RI) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm throughout the summer!

Cait Marchetti Jewelry will be attending on Saturday, June 17th! Come visit! Local artists and artisans will be there selling handmade art and fine crafts, featuring paintings, jewelry, glass, accessories, mixed media and more! Also experience Hope Street Farmers Market, offering prepared foods on food trucks along with fresh fruits and veggies by local farmers! Shop consciously and enjoy the day!

PVD Flea Market

Providence Flea runs every Sunday, rain or shine from 10a-4p across from 345 South Water St in downtown Providence featuring local vintage vendors, artisans and makers, food trucks, community non profits and live music. Free and free on-street parking.

Rhode Island Monthly “Best of RI” winner and Yankee Magazine “Best of New England” winner for best vintage finds.

Schoolyard Market

Locals and visitors alike come for breakfast, stay for lunch, and leave with dinner. Each market hosts an evolving lineup of more than 30 Rhode Island and Southeastern MA-based vendors, sampling and selling their wares. This food-focused marketplace boasts hundreds of products ranging from fresh vegetables, meats, and seafood to baked goods, confections, skin care products, kitchen wares and more.

Pride Month
RI PrideFest 2017

Rhode Island PrideFest returns with two amazing stages of local performers featuring live music, drag shows, and so much more! Make sure to attend this year’s PrideFest on Saturday, June 17th along South Water Street in Providence from 12:00 – 7:00 pm. Hang around the city after the festival to enjoy New England’s only Illuminated Night Parade, and more prideful festivities. Visit Rhode Island Pride for festival details and announcements, and RSVP on the official Facebook event!

The main stage will be hosted by LuLu Locks, Jacqueline DiMera, Vilet, Annie B. Frank, and comedian John Kelley with headliners the Downtown Boys and Jodi Jolt and The Volt. Presenting Sponsor – The Village.

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