Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

May
17
Thu
Global Eats @ Fete Music Hall
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Global Eats @ Fete Music Hall | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join Dorcas International Institute of RI, May 17, 2018, for an international culinary celebration to support our work and honor the vibrancy of Rhode Island’s diverse community.

Operating in Rhode Island for almost 100 years Dorcas International is the largest agency working to empower immigrants and refugees in the region.

For this unique event, we will feature renowned local chefs reimagining family dishes from all over the world using the many recipes Dorcas International has collected from our clients over the years. Proceeds from the event go to funding the vital programs and initiatives we offer that strengthen welcoming in Rhode Island.

VIP tickets get a pre-event open bar cocktail party with doors at 5:30 p.m.. General admission doors at 6:30 p.m. Free valet parking will be available.

So join us! And be ready to eat, drink, dance and celebrate. #globaleats

For more information about the event visit globaleats.org.

For information about Dorcas International visit diiri.org.

May
20
Sun
Providence’s Best Bloody Mary @ Providence Arcade
May 20 all-day
Providence's Best Bloody Mary @ Providence Arcade

The New England Hemophilia Association and Rhode Island Food Fights will hold their inaugural, Providence’s Best Bloody Mary event on Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Providence Arcade at 65 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. This will be the first bloody mary competition of its kind to pit local bartenders against one another to see whose spicy concoction will be deemed Providence’s Best.

Area bartenders are invited to compete for free and will be granted a table at the event where they can create their bloody mary. Competitors will be provided with vodka from event partner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, but will bring their own mix, spices and garnishes to make their own unique drink. Those interested in competing in the event can register by visiting the link included below.

Providence bars currently registered include The Black Sheep, The Grange, New Harvest, Rogue Island Kitchen and Bar, TROOP, The Salted Slate and Wara Wara Restaurant.

Tickets to attend Providence’s Best Bloody Mary are $25 and include tokens to taste three-ounce pours. Voting tokens will also be included with a ticket as well as free appetizers and discounts to local downtown shops. Tokens will be collected and later counted to determine the populous vote. The winner of the populous vote for the best taste and garnish will receive a trophy and bragging rights as Providence’s Best Bloody.

The event will be held at the historic Providence Arcade, the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States where attendees at the event can take advantage of shopping before or after the event and enjoy local fare from food trucks parked outside. All proceeds from the event will benefit the New England Hemophilia Association, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with bleeding disorders and their families through education, support and advocacy.

 

Additional event details are available at http://www.newenglandhemophilia.org/best-bloody-mary.html. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://providencebestbloody.eventbrite.com.

May
22
Tue
Beer and Cheese Pairings @ Foolproof Brewing Company
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a Cheese and Beer Pairing on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Sit, relax and savor five cheeses from Edgewood Cheese Shop. Learn how cheese is made and the different styles that is perfectly paired with five Foolproof brews. Beer pairings include Ocean State Lager, Vanilla Espresso Raincloud Porter, Forecast number four  – Black Indian Pale Lager, The Grotto IPA and La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale.

Directions: http://www.foolproofbrewing.com/visit

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-cheese-pairings-tickets-45655600129

Twenty-one and older event.

Jun
2
Sat
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.

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.

 

Jun
8
Fri
Moonlight at the Dunes @ The Dunes Club
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Moonlight at the Dunes @ The Dunes Club | Narragansett | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for Moonlight at the Dunes on Friday, June 8, for an evening of dinner and dancing to the music of Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band. Moonlight at the Dunes, Thundermist Health Center’s largest fundraising event of the year, promises to be an incredible kick-off to the summer season. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Attire is business or cocktail.

Comedy Craft Beer Night @ Foolproof Brewing Company
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Comedy Craft Beer Night @ Foolproof Brewing Company

New England’s best comics get paired with the areas finest craft beers in this hilarious and delicious show. Come laugh with some of the best comics from all over the North East and wash it down with a pint…or three. And your first beer is free. Food trucks also on site. The Comedy Craft Beer Show is always a good way to live, laugh and drink so join us for an unforgettable evening.

Tonight’s Show Features: Ryan Brauth, Ray Harrington, Jessica Leigh, Brad Rohrer and Chuck Staton.

Food Trucks will Mings, Rhode Island’s first solar powered Food Truck.

Twenty-one plus event.

Jun
14
Thu
Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.

Join us for our monthly event. Food Truck Night at Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Co.

Admission to the event is free.

Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co., recently named Whisky Magazine’s American Craft Producer of the year, distills top quality whiskies from the beers they brew in-house. Their tasting room offers beer or whiskey flights, draft beer and craft cocktails using 100% Sons of Liberty made ingredients.

The Sons of Liberty tasting room is twenty-one and older after 5 p.m. Children and families are welcomed and encouraged to attend and enjoy the food trucks and outside activities. Four legged friends are not permitted inside the tasting room but are welcomed outside as well.

Enjoy your food and beverages outside with the food trucks or head inside and take advantage of the seating throughout the tasting rooms unique seating options (twenty-one and older only inside).

Live entertainment will be provided at each event and will include John Fanning and the Curators, Audio Revival and others!

Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new…or maybe even eat at multiple trucks. The trucks accept cash, credit, or debit. See which food trucks are participating at the upcoming events at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events.

Be sure to stop by the retail shop and take some of your favorite SOLS products home with you.

 

Save The Bay Annual Meeting & Taste of the Bay @ The Bay Center
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join us in a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay following Save The Bay’s Annual Meeting. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell-fisherman, bakeries, breweries, wineries and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music!

Jun
16
Sat
Après Polo: Scottish Stovie @ Newport Polo
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Après Polo: Scottish Stovie @ Newport Polo

Break bread with the Scotish Polo Team over a hearty Scottish Stovie, following USA vs. Scotland USA vs. Scotland. Songs and flavors of Scotland abound in the long twilight of early summer. 100% haggis-free.

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.