Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil

5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party

Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your Derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.

Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center
May 27 all-day
Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

2018 SPRING SERIES: Awakening the American Spirit
This May, the Warwick Symphony Orchestra- a regional touring orchestra, presents a two-concert Spring Series sponsored by Greenwood Credit Union with beloved works that seek to awaken the American spirit within us all.

The WSO will present selections from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by Copland, Essay for Orchestra by Del Borgo, Pavane from “Symphoniette No. 2” by Gould, Tribute to the Duke featuring music by Ellington, Washington Post March by Sousa, American Civil War Fantasy by Bilik and more.

Thursday- May 24 at  7:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Senior Center- Pilgrim Parkway in Warwick

Sunday- May 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Goddard State Park Carousel- Ives Road in East Greenwich/Warwick

General Admission: $10 General Admission, Children twelve and under free. Tickets are available at-the-door or online; follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets from: https://www.wsori.org/buy-tickets

About the WSO:
Having provided a half-century of accessible public performances around the Ocean State, the 60-member volunteer ensemble known as the Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality live music events. Our expanding membership of amateur adults, high school and college students, retired professionals, music educators, and life-long learners are dedicated to the social, spiritual and cognitive benefits of presenting and attending live performances. Bringing high quality, affordable performances to diverse communities, the WSO ensures accessibility and appeal to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds.

Established in 1966 by George Low as a continuing education opportunity through the Warwick Public Schools, the WSO is now a non-profit regional orchestra with a diverse membership. Catherine Gagnon is the WSO’s fifth Music Director– an active music educator and performer herself. Under her guidance, the WSO presents eight concerts annually in varied communities across the state with music spanning genres from pops selections, music of theater and Broadway, popular works, and traditional orchestral repertoire. The WSO strives to balance concerts with works that are known and those that can help to develop our audience’s understanding of and appreciation for classical and contemporary music– all at affordable prices.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
May 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.



Special Olympics Rhode Island Opening Ceremonies Featuring Billy Gilman @ The Ryan Center
Jun 1 all-day
Special Olympics Rhode Island Opening Ceremonies Featuring Billy Gilman @ The Ryan Center

Special Olympics Rhode Island’ fiftieth anniversary opening ceremony will feature an exclusive concert with Billy Gilman on Friday, June 1.

Doors to this event will open at 5 p.m. and ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m., which will be followed by a special one-hour concert at 8 p.m.

Adding Life to Years Gala 2018 @ Omni Providence
Jun 2 all-day
Adding Life to Years Gala 2018 @ Omni Providence

On Saturday, June 2, join United Methodist Elder Care for our annual “Adding Life to Years” gala, an evening to celebrate our purpose and passion of caring for residents living in our communities. The evening, with a cocktail reception, dinner program, auctions, and live entertainment, will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel.

We will be honoring Rich Gingras, founder of The Parkinson’s Place in Pawtucket, as our 2018 honoree. Exciting new initiatives will be unveiled during the evening’s programming and the Board of Trustees will make a much-anticipated special announcement.

Funds raised from the Gala will be used to support customized care, specialized medical and activity programs, and operational capital needed to serve the patient and resident population from independent living to long-term skilled nursing care.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elise Strom at United Methodist Elder Care: estrom@umeldercareri.org or 401-438-4456

To purchase tickets, please visit www.umeldercareri.org/adding-life-to-years before May 18.

Grande Fete by the River feat. James Montgomery Band @ Slater Mill
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Grande Fete by the River feat. James Montgomery Band @ Slater Mill

Slater Mill’s annual fundraiser in support of the Student Admissions Fund, which provides free and reduced-rate admissions for all student visitors.

Live music and dancing with Grammy nominee and recent Rhode Island Hall of Fame inductee James Montgomery and his band Candlelit, illuminated grounds and evening factory access, locally-sourced International Tapas, refreshing libations, an exciting silent auction and wine grab bags.

Register online at grandefete2018.bpt.me.

Music on the Hill: Mendelssohn @ Dunn's Corners Community Church
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
Music on the Hill: Mendelssohn @ Dunn's Corners Community Church | Westerly | Rhode Island | United States

Music on the Hill’s 2018 festival begins with a concert dedicated to Mendelssohn’s music for cello and piano.

Sonatas No. 1 and 2
Variations Concertantes
Album Leaf
Song Without Words

Keith Robinson, cello, and Donna Lee, piano

Après Polo: Boar Roast @ Newport Polo
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Après Polo: Boar Roast @ Newport Polo

Poland’s heavily wooded landscape made game & fruits of the forest a staple for special celebrations. Enjoy succulently ‘roasted boar,’ fresh, Rhode Island farm-raised delicious suckling pig, professionally roasted on site at the polo grounds for your dining pleasure, with beloved Polish favorite sides and dessert, following USA vs. Poland. Farm-fresh meats and locally sourced produce expertly prepared for the teams after a hard-fought match.

Tickets cost $28 per person, quantity limited, by advanced reservation until sold out. Cash bar. Polo match tickets sold separately. Must present ticket at the buffet; Tickets are for individual dinner portions per person. This is not an unlimited buffet.

Sorry, no child portions available. For children, we recommend the food concessionaires on site during the match, so that after the match, the adults can eat while the kids play on the polo field under your watchful eye.

Poland’s legendary Bialowieza Forest, Europe’s only remaining primeval woodland, covering some 500 square miles in eastern Poland and Belarus is home to bison, elk, deer and wild boar among other game roaming the famed lowland forest hunting grounds today.


Cheryl Wheeler Live! @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cheryl Wheeler Live! @ Courthouse Center for the Arts | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic.

Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea

Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Greenway across from 345 South Water St. in downtown Providence! The Flea runs every Sunday rain or shine through September 9 (Fall Markets on Sept. 23, Oct. 7, and 21). The Flea features live music, seventy plus local vintage vendors, artisans and indie makers, food trucks and community nonprofits.

Free and free on-street parking.

Accepting vendors, nonprofits and local musicians throughout the summer at providenceflea.com.