Five Can’t-Miss Events: May 24–30
Sip on martinis, kick off the summer season at Gaspee Days, see Newport in a whole new (moon)light and more fun things to do.
The Tony-award winning musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin’, is hitting the stage at the Theatre by the Sea. Set during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ’30s, the musical follows five performers on a journey and is full of sing-along-songs by Thomas Waller. You’ll be dancing in your seat with and your night will be full of deep-belly laughs.
The Details: May 30–June 17. See website for show times and ticket prices. Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd., Wakefield, 401-782-8587, theatrebythesea.com.
Martinis for Melanoma
Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer and is attributed to prolonged skin exposure to the sun and other harmful rays. IMPACT Melanoma is a nonprofit national organization which educates, helps prevent and provides support for skin cancer. This fundraiser, Martinis for Melanoma, hopes to educate people of melanoma and spread awareness of the dangers of excessive sun exposure and tanning. There will be food, plenty of martinis (duh) and a silent auction.
The Details: May 30. 6–9 p.m. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Circe Restaurant and Bar, 50 Weybosset St., Providence, 800-557-6352, impactmelanoma.org.
Warwick Symphony Spring Series
Aiming to awaken the American spirit within us all, the sixty-member Warwick Symphony Orchestra will present a two-day Spring Series on the night of Thursday, May 24 and the afternoon of Sunday, May 27. Regardless of your musical inclinations, there’s no better way to enjoy the warm fresh air than by lending your ears to the soothing tones of selections like “Washington Post’ by Sousa, “American Civil War Fantasy” by Bilik and “Pavane” from Symphoniette No. 2 by Gould.
The Details: May 24. 7:30 p.m. $10, free for children twelve and younger. Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick. May 27. 2 p.m. $10, free for children twelve and younger. Goddard State Park Carousel, Ives Road, East Greenwich, 401-287-8338, wsori.org.
Gaspee Days Celebrations
If you’re looking to kick off summer with a bang, head on down to Narragansett Parkway on Saturday for the annual Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival and Block Party. The multi day-long shindig kicks off a month-long celebration in commemoration of the 1772 sinking of the British HMS Gaspee by Rhode Island patriots, and with a morning filled with browsing 100 local artisan showcases followed by a night of good eats and live music by the water, it surely is a can’t-miss event.
The Details: May 26–28. 10 a.m. –11 p.m. Free. Narragansett Parkway, Warwick. 401-781-1772, gaspee.com.
Full Moon Bike Ride
Now here’s a once in a blue moon opportunity: Bike Newport will be hosting a one-hour ride along the Newport’s ocean loop that will be guided by — you guessed it — the full moon! Best of all, there’s no need to sign up; just grab your fellow cycling enthusiasts, your riding gear and your bike and get to the rendezvous point by 8 p.m. for the chance to view the City by the Sea in a whole new (moon)light.
The Details: May 29. 8–9 p.m. Free. Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, Newport, 401-619-4900, bikenewportri.com.
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