Five Can’t-Miss Events: March 1–7
Go green at the Pawtucket St. Patty's Day parade, spring into spring with the URI Master Gardeners, party with the Providence Preservation Society and more fun things to do.
1. Pawtucket Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Go green at the Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day parade. Watch people march in their best and brightest greens, listen to bands play live Celtic music or pick out your favorite float as they make their way down the street towards a pot of gold. Check out the post-parade party for food, drinks and the cheerful tunes of traditional Celtic music or start the morning off running or walking in the annual five-k road race. Slainte!
The Details: March 3. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Race begins at 11 a.m. and parade starts at noon. Post party held inside the Pawtucket Arts Armory Drill Hall, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, 401-413-9505, pawtucketri.com.
Othello first premiered in November 1604 at Whitehall Palace in London, but if you were so unlucky to miss the first viewing, don’t worry; Trinity Rep has got you covered. Watch the play now until the middle of March for your chance to view one of Shakespeare’s most iconic tragedies, even if you are a few hundred years late. Fueled by love and tragedy and touching on timeless themes such as race and repentance, Othello is sure to move even the most despondent among us in this classic and timeless piece.
The Details: Feb. 15–March 18. See website for times. $25-$73. Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence, 401-351-4242, trinityrep.com.
3. URI Master Gardening Program’s Spring Symposium
Maybe it’s a bit too early to start thinking about spring plans, but if you’re planning on working on your green thumb this year and want to see your lawn and garden truly bloom, then you can’t afford to miss the URI Master Gardening Program’s Spring Symposium. It will feature three keynote speakers, each specializing in a particular facet of gardening that will educate and entertain audiences on how they can design and grow an attractive, resilient and native garden.
The Details: March 3. 8:30 a.m–4 p.m. Tickets cost $75. Walk-in registration is available the day of the event from 8:30–9:15 a.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences.. URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences, 120 Flagg Rd., Kingston, uri.edu.
4. Wyclef Jean at Fete Music Hall
Former Fugees member and solo star, Wyclef Jean, is stopping by Fete Music Hall as part of his “The Carnival Tour” with guest performer Jean Lou to promote his latest album, Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, which debuted on September 15. Jean is known for his socially conscious pop music that blends traditional Caribbean sounds with those of modern hip-hop and reggae to create a soul-touching blend.
The Details: March 3. 8 p.m. $32. Fete Music Hall, 103 Dike St., Providence, 401-383-1112, fetemusic.com
5. The Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash
The Providence Preservation Society’s Winter Bash is returning for its fifteenth year to take you back in time to party and dance the night away at a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Wear your best top hat or flaunt that flapper dress with your 1920s styled costume and be prepared to be treated to bites, bottles and fruitful entertainment. VIP guests are granted access to exclusive lounges, bottomless bubbles and elite treats to show them only the best of what the roarin’ twenties had to offer. Read more about the party here.
The Details: Mar. 3, 8 p.m.–midnight. $45–$110. Save $10 with a PPS membership. ALCO, 317 Iron Horse Way, Providence, 401-831-7440, ppsri.org.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.