RIDOT Offers Free Train Rides to RI Air Show
Monday, June 04, 2018
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team
|RI DOT offering free train to Air Show|
The air show is set for June 9 and June 10 at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown.
"The Air Show is one of the biggest events of Rhode Island’s summer season, and attracts thousands of visitors. The “Trains to Planes” service provides a hassle-free way to visit the Air Show while helping to alleviate heavy congestion on major highways leading to Quonset," said the RIDOT on their website.
Attendees can catch the train at any of Rhode Island’s commuter rail stations:
- Providence Station: 100 Gaspee St., Providence
- T.F. Green Station, 700 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick
- Wickford Junction Station, 1011 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown
Train riders will receive a color-coded hand stamp to indicate their return station, and RIDOT staff at the Air Show will direct riders to the proper departure points based on the station from which they came.
Sipping Del's Lemonade on a Hot Day
While you can probably find Del's Lemonade somewhere during any month of the year, drinking it in the winter is just not the same as when it is a hot day in the midst of summer.
As summer approaches, be sure to locate our nearest Del's Lemonade stand.
Waterfire is back for the summer and it's an event and experience that must be had.
Waterfire is Providence's signature event bringing in people from all over New England and the country to see it.
A great night out for families and couples alike.
Visiting Southwick Zoo
Can't wait to get back to the zoo and visit the animals at Southwick Zoo. Be sure to check out the new baby zebra that the zoo just welcomed.
The Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Taking a Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington
Lake Winnipesaukee offers some of the best scenery in all of New England and there is no better place to see it from then the M/S Mount Washington.
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival takes place from June 1 to June 10 in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
This 10 day celebration features four stages with free live music from Leslie Odom Jr. and more. The festival also will feature local food and much more.
For more information, click here.
Walking Along Narragansett Beach
Look forward to taking a stroll all the way from chair six to chair one as the waves crash along the shore.
Keep an eye out for sea glass as Narrow River or The Towers come into view.
Taking a Cruise on a Windjammer
Head to Maine and sleep aboard a National Landmark, the Maine Windjammer Fleet.
Go on a three, four or six-day cruise and get closer than ever before to wildlife like whales, eagles, and porpoises while you see some of the best coastal scenery that North America has to offer.
After a successful first festival, the PVDFest returns to Providence for the third year and will take place from June 7 to June 10.
The festival will bring in art, music, performances and more from all over the United States and the world for the free outdoor festival.
Catching a Worcester Bravehearts Game
Year after year, the Worcester Bravehearts are one of the best baseball teams in New England.
They bring in some of the best college talent from across the region to compete for the Futures League Championship.
Don't miss a game.
Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival is set to be held from July 27-29 and will feature bands such as Wilco, Fleet Foxes, and The Avett Brothers.
Don't miss out on one of the biggest concert events of the summer.
Visiting Cape Playhouse Theatre
Taking a ride to Cape Cod and visit the oldest summer theatre in the country, Cape Playhouse. Cape Playhouse was first opened in 1927 by Raymond Moore.
The theatre has been home to some of the biggest stars to ever grace a stage like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart amongst others.
Enjoying the South County Hot Air Balloon Fest
There is nothing quite like the Hot Air Ballon Fest. This is the place to enjoy glowing hot air balloons, crafts, music, food, fishing, carnival rides, fireworks, and more.
The festival will be held from July 20-22 on the URI athletic fields.
Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2018
The 2017 Worcester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12.
The Worcester World Cup is more than a soccer tournament. It's a celebration of Worcester and a safe, friendly family event that people look forward to all year.
Newport Jazz Festival
The 2018 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5.
The festival will show off over 50 individual jazz ensembles on four stages including performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams State Park.
Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In
Look forward to Calling up your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected on giant outdoor screens.
The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn.
Zip Lining in the Berkshires
Looking for something new and exciting? Head to the Berkshires and get yourself on a zip line, maybe even do a canopy tour.
There are three different tour options, starting with the base area tour which lasts an hour or the Moutain Top or Valley Jump tour which takes three hours. Both of those are sure to shoot some adrenaline into your day.
Watching 4th of July Fireworks
The 4th of July, the holiday of the summer.
It is never too early to start planning your day and figuring out exactly where you are going to watch a parade and fireworks this year.
Eating a Clam Cake From Flo’s
Be excited about heading to Flo's and taking a bite of a Flo’s clam cake and you’ll understand why they’ve been around since 1936.
Dip it in a side of tartar sauce or enjoy as is.
The Little League World Series
While the Little League World Series does not take place in New England, the series is arguably the marquee sporting event of the summer.
There will be a New England team in it this year and therefore, the Little League World Series is always something to look forward to
Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 25 to the 27.
The festival features a performance from Eminem and much more.
Vermont Summer Festival
The Vermont Summer celebration features everything from horses to shopping at onsite boutiques and plenty of places for food and drinks.
The celebration takes place from July 3 through August 12.
Playing Golf at Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights in Warwick offers golfers a great place to tee it up this summer.
Not to mention the amazing scenery and the great food at the Par + Tackle restaurant.
RI International Film Festival
The Rhode Island International Film Festival will celebrate their 35th anniversary beginning on August 7 and going through August 12.
The Festival features the best local films made with some of the best local talent.
Catching a PawSox Game at McCoy
Nothing says summer time like sitting at McCoy Stadium and watching a Pawtucket Red Sox game.
While the PawSox are already in action, the weather is getting warmer and it will be much more comfortable to go out to a game.
Billy Joel at Fenway Park
For the 5th consecutive year, rock and roll legend Billy Joel will play Fenway Park.
Billy Joel released his first hit song, arguably still his biggest hit, Piano Man in 1973 and since then has become the 6th best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.
Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and then the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
Florence Foster Jenkins
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Director: Stephen Frears. Cast: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant & Simon Helberg. LEARN MORE HERE
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world. Kevin Mitnick, Elon Musk & Lucianne Walkowicz. Directed by Werner Herzog. LEARN MORE
Richard III from the Almeida Theatre
The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. LEARN MORE
2016 PVD 48HFP Best of Awards Screening
See the best films of the Providence 48 Hour Film Project. The event will feature the showing of the top films in this year's competition. It is at the Fete Music Hall's main ballroom in Providence. Fete is located at 103 Dike St. Providence, RI.
The Providence 48 Hour Film Project is part of the world's largest timed filmmaking competition. Teams have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit & complete a 4-7 minute film. They are given only the genre, a prop, a line of dialogue and a character. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are $13.50 online, $15 at the door. Each awarded filmmaker gets two free tickets, available for pickup at the door. www.eventbrite.com
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them.
(Official World Premiere).
A new feature length documentary on Claiborne Pell and the Pell Grants. The 53 minute film will screen on Thursday, August 11th, 7:30 p.m. at the Jane Pickens Theatre, Touro Street Newport. This is a FREE EVENT and open to the public.
It is presented as part of the 20 year anniversary of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and not in award competition. Here is the link to order your tickets. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
RIIFF: (Rhode Island International Film Festival) August 9th- 14th. Multiple Screen, Multiple locations! Check out their website for all details and info:
Coming Soon to the Cable Car! Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. CAST: Viggo Mortensen, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langella, George MacKay DIRECTOR: Matt Ross
Our Kind of Traitor
While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry and Gail, befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima, who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent.
The Music of Strangers
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble: From the director of the Oscar®-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.
7:40PM - Pre-film live music
8:40PM (sunset) - Film, followed by conversation with Executive Producer, Laura Freid.
Bleed for This
The trailer for the movie "Bleed for This" starring Miles Teller as Vinny Pazienza, is out, having been released by Verdi Productions on Wednesday afternoon.
"This Film is the real deal and has real legs. It's up to the viewers to decide how great the film is. It's the best movie I have ever produced and Vinny's story speaks for itself. It's the greatest comeback in sports history," said movie producer Chad Verdi.
The movie will open in limited release on November 4 before the big release on November 23.
"We will premiere in La And NY the first week in November and hopefully in RI soon after that. I want the RI premiere at Twin River Casino since we did a lot of filming there and they deserve to be part of this," Verdi added.
Welcome to the doghouse: the latest hilariously biting comedy from Todd Solondz is a twisted Lassie for misanthropes. It follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner—including the world’s worst mom, a beleaguered screenwriter, and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse’s Dawn Wiener—whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Zosia Mamet, Wiener-Dog is a tragically funny, wondrously warped look at the absurdity of life (and death) from one of contemporary cinema’s most fearless and unique voices. Co-presented with Amazon Studios. Greta Gerwig, Zosia Mamet, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, & Kieran Culkin. DIRECTOR: Todd Solondz.
The Lobster What Animal Would You be?
Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him... At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, THE LOBSTER is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.
The Great Gatsby
July 17th ONLY
See the original romantic film & tour the mansion where it was filmed. Experience The Great Gatsby as we take you back to the Twenties when romance seemed so divine. Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and ultimately, tragedy. Start your morning watching Robert Redford and Mia Farrow star in this Award-winning 1974 movie at the Jane Pickens Theater - a magnificent historic theater that was actually a part of Newport life in the 1920s. Then stroll the beautiful grounds of the Rosecliff Mansion - where The Great Gatsby was filmed - and experience for yourself how high society lived and loved. You should come to the theater a few minutes prior to the film and be able to take your pastries and coffee/tea into the theater with you. http://janepickens.com
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. http://www.avoncinema.com/
(Animation/Fantasy) COMING SOON to The Cable Car. An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls. CAST: Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou, Jackie Berroyer. DIRECTOR: Jean-Loup Felicioli,Alain Gagnol
The Movie: Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots.
Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Welcome to the doghouse: the latest hilariously biting comedy from Todd Solondz is a twisted Lassie for misanthropes. It follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner—including the world’s worst mom, a beleaguered screenwriter, and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse’s Dawn Wiener—whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch.
Featuring an all-star cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Zosia Mamet, Wiener-Dog is a tragically funny, wondrously warped look at the absurdity of life (and death) from one of contemporary cinema’s most fearless and unique voices. Co-presented with Amazon Studios. Greta Gerwig, Zosia Mamet, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, & Kieran Culkin. DIRECTOR: Todd Solondz.
COMING SOON to The Cable Car. An 11-year-old boy becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls. CAST: Edouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou, Jackie Berroyer. DIRECTOR: Jean-Loup Felicioli,Alain Gagnol
Summer Movies for Teens at Lincoln Library
Fridays 1:00pm. Movies for teens will be shown from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays at the Lincoln Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Program 2016. Two choices will be available weekly for five weeks. No registration is necessary. Listings will be posted on the Event keeper and at the library.
To check events, visit lincolnlibrary.com.
The world premiere of the movie "The Return of Brute Force"
The movie was made by Independent film director Brett Davey who took a different approach when planning his latest movie. He asked his sons Timothy and Van — aged 9 and 12 — to star in the movie, help develop the story, and recruit their friends as actors. The result is “The Return of Brute Force”, Davey’s fifth feature film.
"The kids at Scarpa Elementary School are faced with two big problems: a group of bullies called “Brute Force” are terrorizing the student population and an evil corporation known as Paul’s Mart wants to buy the school and turn it into a charter school that teaches the kids nothing but retail skills.
Paul Swilton, the owner of Paul’s Mart, is a graduate of Scarpa Elementary School and founded the original Brute Force more than 30 years ago. He will use bribery, extortion, and a good old fashioned punch in the nose to get his way! Can the kids stop his twisted plan and defeat the new Brute Force group? They will definitely try!
Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids!
To learn more, visit www.returnofbruteforce.com.
Showing Now - A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). LEARN MORE HERE
Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. http://www.cablecarcinema.com
(add)ventures Receives Two Emmy® Awards for Prostate Cancer Public Service Announcement at 39th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony
(add)ventures received two Boston/New England Emmy Awards at the 39th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony for a Public Service Announcement (PSA) it directed, filmed and edited for the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2015.
The PSA featured boxing legend and five-time heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield in his natural element – the boxing ring – as he tells his story of perseverance in the ring and life, to encourage African American men to get regularly checked for prostate cancer. The spot, filmed at Balletto’s Boxing Gym in Providence,earned an Emmy for both “Public Service Single Spot” and “Editor Short Form” from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
(add)ventures donated a significant portion of the PSA’s production costs as part of its corporate philanthropy program, (add)love.
RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE
Monday, June 13
Jane Pickens Theater
film followed by skype conversation with director clay tweel
At the age of 34, former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.
Gleason is not only about Steve’s resilience but also the complications of love between fathers and sons, and husbands and wives, in the face of a devastating illness. The film is bolstered by its subject’s unwavering candor and surprising humor. Told through the lens of an NFL icon, the film grapples with the nature of heroism as Steve recasts his legacy into something quite antithetical to—but no less inspirational than—his on-field shows of strength and dominance.
Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi
A fragile and depressed Brown University student disappears from his apartment in the middle of a cold winter's night. Four weeks later his name and photo explode across social media and into the mainstream media as 'suspect 2' in the Boston Marathon bombings. The search for truth by citizen journalists, mainstream journalists and members of social media Web sites derails with tragic consequences as collective fear and suspicion rule the day and rain down upon a vulnerable family. Exclusive access and never released footage reveal the enduring love of a family. DIRECTOR: Neal Broffman.
From Cover-Up to Catastrophe: A film which posits that the Centers for Diseason Control and Prevention played a significant role in the controversy over the MMR vaccine, which former physician Andrew Wakefield claimed was harmful for patients, and could potentially cause autism. Wakefield directed this film, based on his own article which was published in the publication The Lancet in 1998.
Directed by Andrew Wakefield
Avon and Jane Pickens
A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore).
At the Avon thru next week and opens and the Jane Pickens in Newport.
The Providence 48 Hour Film Project
"Meet and Greet" is on June 18th. For those interested in participating in the Providence 48HFP in July they should come on down to The Comedy Connection, East Providence, RI. On Saturday, June 18th, from 1pm to 4pm where you can meet existing teams looking for cast and crew or meet other filmmakers to start your own team.
Learn tips and tricks from other filmmakers and be a part of the local creative community. The event is FREE and open to the general public. Cast, crew, and team leaders, all are invited! Grab a drink at the bar or order snacks from the new menu. Plenty of free parking.
How to Let Go of the World
When documentarian Josh Fox realizes, after much soul searching, that the answers for how to respond to the degradation of our environment cannot be found in his own back yard, he travels the world to connect with communities that are already facing grave effects of climate change. What he finds is a complicated mix of tragedy and inspiration in the various ways climate change is affecting our value systems. How to Let Go of the World delivers a sobering portrait of the state of climate change, and takes stock of what makes humans survivors, and our societies so creative and resilient. Directed by Josh Fox.
David has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him. Director: Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Barden.
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life. Starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne.