Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/29 – 7/2

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

 Art & Culture
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story – Newportfilm Outdoors

Join us for this week’s newportFILM Outdoors screening… BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY.

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. Free admission!

Pawtucket Arts Festival Fundraiser

Join us for the Pawtucket Arts Festival fundraising event on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at Machines With Magnets. Join us for our fundraising event, during which we will kick off an online INDIEGOGO campaign. You’ll be able to make a contribution the night of the event – or in the days following through this link which leads to our INDIEGOGO fundraiser page.

Buy your ticket here.

PVD Artisans Market

Spend your Saturday at the PVD Artisans Market! 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! Cait Marchetti Jewelry will be attending on Saturday, June 17th. Shop consciously and enjoy the day!


In Seen/Unseen, photographer Mary Beth Meehan has transformed downtown Providence with eight billboard-scale portraits of city residents. Up to forty feet in height, the photographs draw on the power of portraiture to inspire connection and mirror the city back to itself. The work has prompted conversations city-wide about urban identities, socioeconomic invisibility, the modern role of physical media, and the segregated nature of a multi-ethnic city such as Providence.

Food Truck Fridays

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.

Admission is FREE!

Health & Fitness
Rise Up 5K

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, people of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations will RISE UP together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. With a collective voice of footsteps, we will run to the cadence of liberty, freedom, and justice for ALL. Join today and make history. RISE UP. RUN. BE HEARD. If you have yet to register, the shirt order deadline is June 22! Register now!

Can’t join us on July 1st? Then support the cause by registering for the RISE UP 5K – NATIONAL VIRTUAL RUN. Click here to learn more.

Music & Dance
The Dancing Feeling Red, White & Blue Dance

Wear red, white, & blue and come celebrate the holiday with us! Come to the class to learn Samba followed by social dancing all night. Lots of dancing, lots of fun (No jeans please). Light refreshments served.
7:15pm: Samba (should know the basics)
8:00 – 11:00pm: Ballroom Dancing.

United Folk Festival

The 2017 United Folk Festival is the United Theatre‘s signature, FREE music festival. It is set to take place on Saturday, July 1st from 12-9pm in Wilcox Park, downtown Westerly, RI. Please welcome to the lineup… Blitzen Trapper, The Barr Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Michael Nau, Woods, The Low Anthem, My bubba, Elvis Perkins, Luke Temple, Little Wings, Barna Howard and Wild Sun!

The United Folk Festival is presented by The United Theatre in downtown Westerly, RI – Uniting the community through the arts. For more info visit their website.

Outdoor Fun
Independence Cup

The NBC10 Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW will feature a heated rivalry between the Red States against the Blue States, vying for the Independence Cup. A classic 6 chukker match is on tap for the Independence Cup. “We’ll be starting our holiday celebration with a good old fashioned American duel,” explained Dan Keating, Newport captain and founder of the Polo Series.


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