slides: 10 Great Things to do in RI This Weekend - July 7, 2017
Friday, July 07, 2017
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team
|Tedeschi Trucks Band|
Things to do include Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Providence Performing Arts Center, Waterfire, Jesse Colin Young in concert and more.
To help you figure out which event to go to and when, GoLocalProv has put together a complete guide of what to do and when in the slideshow below.
See the Great Things to do in RI This Weekend in the Slideshow Below
Tedeschi Trucks Band at PPAC
Tedeschi Trucks Band brings their Wheels of Soul tour to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday night.
Formed in 2010, the group is led by married couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Their first album, Revelator (2011), won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.
The concert will feature special guests The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna.
Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Music Man at Theatre by the Sea
An American classic, the Music Man will be on stage at Theatre by the Sea.
The show tells the story of the fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, who cons the good folks of River City, Iowa, into believing that he can teach their children to play in a marching band.
Pablo Francisco at Comedy Connection
Francisco is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide. He has earned a reputation for his unique talent to weave together his one of a kind arsenal of off the wall characters and spot-on impressions.
Francisco’s two Comedy Central one hour comedy specials “They Put It Out There” and “Ouch!” continue to stay on the networks most requested list. Later this year his stand-up will be featured on MTV’s new show “Acting Out.”
The show begins at 8 p.m.
Jesse Colin Young Live at Courthouse Center for Arts
Jesse Colin Young was the founding member and lead singer of the 1960s band the Youngbloods.
Young left the group in 1972 and released a solo album, Together. His fourth solo album, Song for Juli, released in 1973, included four singles and remained on the Billboard Top 200 chart for months. He recorded the albums American Dreams in 1978, The Perfect Stranger in 1982, and The Highway Is for Heroes in 1987.
Don't miss his debut at Courthouse Center for Arts.
The show goes from 8:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Womanination 2017 at AS220
Womanimation, the premiere showcase in the United States of international women’s animated short films, returns for a special one-day only engagement at AS220.
The show blends styles like traditional 2-d, stop motion, and computer animation offering local audiences to sample the world of women's animation, presenting compelling narratives with distinctive viewpoints.
The show runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Head downtown for Waterfire.
Waterfire is one of the most popular events in Rhode Island and throughout New England. It makes for great date nights with a loved one or just a cool place to hang out.
The Community Players - "You Can't Take It With You” at Jenks Auditorium
"Meet the Sycamore family, a collection of lovably eccentric incompetents, who keep a printing press in the parlor, manufacture fireworks in the basement, are friends with an ex-Grand Duchess, and include a Grandpa who does not believe in paying taxes. When daughter Alice falls in love with straight-laced Tony Kirby and invites his conservative, high society parents to dinner, she orders her family to "ordinary up", which means act like normal people. As with most things in this wacky family, things don't go exactly as planned."
The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Providence Restaurant Weeks
Sunday, July 9 is the first day of Providence Restaurant Weeks.
Restaurant Weeks will feature nearly 100 restaurants all across Rhode Island all serving great food and affordable prices.
Enjoy three-course lunches at $16.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials.
History and Herb Hike at Watson Farm
Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Watson Farm and its open trails.
Learn about the farm's wide variety of flowers, herbs and their benefits.
Hike meets in the barnyard. Includes admission for a self-guided tour of two miles of trails on this seaside farm.
The hike goes from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bubbles and Beats at Rooftop at Providence G
Spend your Sunday afternoon on the Rooftop at the Providence G, and enjoy drink specials all day, music by some of the area's top DJs*, and relax by one of several fire pits.