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Weekend Best Bets

This weekend's best best round up goes to 11.

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Friday
The Misquamicut Drive-In Movie Night goes back to school with the college classic National Lampoon’s Animal House. Kick back and watch as Bluto, Otter, Boon and the rest of Delta house thwart crusty old Dean Wormer. $10 per car. 9pm. More info...

Brooklyn’ The Antlers come to The Met for a haunting evening of songs about love, human frailty and deep, deep feels. Port Willow opens things up. $16-18. 8pm doors, 9pm show. More info...

Saturday
The Wickenden Area Merchants Association hosts The Wickenden Street Makers and Merchants Sidewalk Sale. Artists of all stripes will be setting up shop and selling their work on the sidewalks along Wickenden. Support local artists and small businesses, have a snack from a local food truck, and enjoy all that Wickenden has to offer. More info... 

Local Brew Coffeehouse presents its 5th Annual Fiddle N Folk Festival. Dozens of bands will be performing throughout the day, as will local storytellers and poets. Food trucks and art vendors will be on hand and best of all it won’t cost you a dime to get in. Free. 11am-5pm. More info...

The Yawgoo Valley Water Park goes to the dogs for the 5th Annual Dawgie Pawdle. Bring your dog for a swim while you enjoy food and tiki drinks. Dogs who need a home will be on site for adoption, and there will be door prizes and a raffle. The entry fee goes towards the RI Shelter/Rescue Center. $7, 11am-3pm. More info...

Sunday
Need a reason to put on those running shoes? How about a wine tasting? The Harvest Wine Run takes you through four miles of scenic trails and wraps with wine and live music at a barbecue at Newport Vineyards in Middletown. $65. First wave heads out at 3pm. More info...

Come out for the last Providence Flea of the season. Browse through kitschy antiques, vintage finds and local crafts by the water along South Water Street. As always, expect food trucks and live music. 10am-4pm. More info...

The 24th Annual FirmMan Rhode Island Competition returns to push it to the limit, past the point of no return, you’ve reach the top but still you’ve gotta learn how to keep iiiiit! Sorry, we were psyching ourselves up. Events include a sprint triathlon, open water swim race and a half ironman. Crank up your favorite 80s training montage track and be the best around. $50-190. More info...

High Times’ Stoner of the Year and comedian Doug Benson heads to the Comedy Connection in East Providence for an afternoon performance. Doug covers a wide range of topics in his standup, touching on everything from smoking pot, to weed, to marijuana legalization. $20. 4:20pm (yes, really). More info...

All Weekend
Frerichs Farm gets a little more whimsical this weekend for their Fantasy Faire. The event takes visitors back to swashbuckling days of old with a pirate’s lair and dragon rides, artists, musicians and plenty of entertainment. Free. Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm. More info...

Trinity Rep opens their production of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of power and betrayal gets an especially exciting twist with this production with actress Anne Scurria taking on the lead role. $35-$38. More info...