Weekend Best Bets

Weekend Best Bets

Spring into summer with live music, catching a game or heading to Block Island.

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Friday 

● The Arcade in Providence will be transformed into a circus to benefit Seed, StyleWeek's incubator program for young designers. Guets can expect circus games, music and more while checking out the innovative styles from previous Seed student competitions. 6:30pm. 65 Weybosset Street, Providence. More info...

● Can’t get enough of Waterfire? This Friday, Providence will light up again, sponsored by the Providence College National Alumni Association. This time, be sure to sign up for one of La Gondola’s Venetian Gondola Tours where you can glide within feet from the flames, enjoying wine, handmade Italian wine biscuits and Italian music sung to you by your gondolier. $89-$219. 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, 421-8877, More info...

● Let’s rock this weekend. American punk rock band The Menzingers is performing live at The Met, opened for by Chumped and Roger Harvey and the Wild Life. Now in their mid-20s, The Menzingers get serious and emotional in their newest album Rented World. $15-$17. 8pm. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. 729-1005, More info...

● Everyone takes photographs, but not everyone can do it like Wickford Art Association’s Photographic Arts Group can. This Friday is the first day of their Photography Show, starting with an opening reception in the gallery. Want to see more? Check out their website for art class sign-ups and information on their 53rd annual Wickford Art Festival this July. 6:30pm. 36 Beach Street, Wickford. 294-6840, More info...

After a weeklong road trip, the Pawtucket Red Sox return home to McCoy Stadium this week. The Sox begin a three-game series with the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple A club, Friday night. Enjoy what should be a relaxing Friday night at the ballpark with a hotdog in one hand and a drink in the other while watching tomorrow’s MLB stars. Starting at $9. 7pm. 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket. More Info…

Saturday

● The Grammys come to The Greenwich Odeum! Well not quite, but singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Chapin, who has won three Grammy awards, will play this Saturday at The Greenwich Odeum, promoting his newest album: 70. Songs on the album relay themes of social activism and compassion for family and Chapin continues to embrace his timeless folk technique, sticking mostly to acoustic guitar. $25. 8-9:30pm. 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. 885-4000, More info...

● True guiltless fashion becomes a reality this weekend at The Billy Taylor House’s 2015 Spring into Summer Fashion Gala and Community Leadership Event at Twin River. The Billy Taylor House promotes community engagement of Mt. Hope youth by providing enrichment, educational and workforce development programs. The fundraiser will be hosted by Real Housewives of Atlanta star and model Claudia Jordan and will include live music and modeling of local fashion. $30. 6-10pm. 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln. 723-3200, More info...

● Make the most of May flowers this last weekend. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge will host Composting 101, an introductory class for gardeners on how to make your own fertilizer using organic waste. The class will cover the entire process, from trash to blossoms, and you’ll come out with all the skills needed to have free fertilizer for the whole summer! $10-$40. 10am-12pm. 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield. 949-5454, More info...

● Grab your sneakers and some grit because this weekend marks the Opening Day of Providence Kickball League’s (PKL) Season Fourteen, with all twenty teams in attendance. PKL kickballers get together every Saturday from this weekend until September to play playground-rules kickball within two divisions called Box of Chocolates and Born to Be Wild. The team names are even more hilarious. Don’t worry; you can still join in by putting yourself on the 2015 Free Agent List on PKL’s website. 9am-7pm. Dexter Park, Parade Street, Providence. More info...

Sunday

● What’s better than exercising to help yourself? Exercising to help others, or course. Trimom Productions will host its Girls on the Run 10K/5K & Kids’ Fun Run, which honors The Girls on the Run RI girls’ accomplishments this season and also serves as a fundraiser for the program. Enjoy a morning run while supporting an organization that aims to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.” 5k - $30, 10k - $50. 9am. F C Greene Memorial Blvd, Providence. More Info… 

● Is there a better place to watch a movie about a hotel than at a world-class hotel? For its monthly movie night, Watch Hill’s nationally acclaimed Ocean House will screen Maid In Manhattan. The Ocean House staff will treat guests to a lovely dinner buffet before showing this 2002 love tale starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. Adults - $38, children - $20. 6pm. 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill. More Info…

● YouTube star and rapping comic Lil Dicky will bring his comedic genius to The Met this Sunday. Lil Dicky, who is able to describe ordinary occurrences in a hilarious style, began the second part of his rapping career after raising more than $100,000 after telling his fans he simply ran out of money. Come check out why people are paying to keep Lil Dicky on stage. $20. 8:30pm.1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. More Info… 

● Beyond Wrestling, independent wrestling’s most watched YouTube channel, will host The Real Thing at Fete Sunday. There will be a plethora of fights across a variety of leagues in an intimate setting where you can see the battles up close. $30. 4pm. 103 Dike Street, Providence. More Info…

All Weekend 

Grab a taste of Block Island this weekend – literally – with the seventh annual Taste of Block Island Weekend. With the warm weather finally here, explore this beautiful summer getaway, while many of its restaurants, lodgings and other businesses showcase what they have to offer at discounted rates. No one does summer better than Block Island, and the Island’s businesses love to show off why that’s the case. Various Locations More Info… 

● For more than two decades, The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show has explored and maneuvered through the skies in incredibly remarkable ways. This weekend’s airshow, which will also feature US Navy Blue Angels, will be the best opportunity this summer to see the amazing capabilities of Rhode Island’s National Guard. $10 donation. 9am. 210 Airport St, North Kingstown. More Info…

● More than 1,500 athletes from all around Rhode Island will perform in the Special Olympics’ State Summer Games at URI this weekend. Come cheer on these athletes as they compete in a wide variety of events ranging from aquatic sports to field sports to bowling. Various Locations More Info…

Frank Santorelli is more than just George, the Bartender from The Sopranos. He has appeared in more than 21 television shows and several movies, and he specializes in making people laugh. Lucky for Rhode Islanders, Santorelli will host three stand-up sets this weekend at Comedy Connection. $15. Friday – 8pm. Saturday --8pm, 10:15pm. 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence. More Info…