Five Can’t-Miss Events this Week in Rhode Island

Sip cocktails for charity, see Rainforest animals at the zoo and more fun things to do from June 20-26.

SLING Cocktail Exhibition and Competition

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If you’re a fan of great cocktails and helping the local community, then swing by the Skyline at Waterplace for an evening of drinks and a good cause. This charity cocktail exhibit showcases Rhode Island’s top mixologists and bartenders who will be shaking up delicious beverages. All proceeds benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Details: June 26. 6-9 p.m. $25. Skyline at Waterplace, 1 Finance Way, Providence, 401- 437-6480,


C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

The Clagett Clinic and Regatta will kick off this week and feature a sailing clinic followed by the regatta next weekend. The events aim to empower and support sailors with disabilities in achieving their full potential through education and instruction. Racing will be featured in 2.4mR, Sonar and Martin 16 boats. Registration begins on Tuesday, June 18, and the clinic, led by distinguished coaches, begins on Wednesday, June 19 and continues on Thursday, June 20. The racing will be held June 21-23.

The Details: June 18-23. See website for event times and ticket prices. Alofsin Pier, Fort Adams State Park, 60 Fort Adams Dr., Newport, 401-846-4470,

Faces of the Rainforest

If a trip to the Amazon doesn’t quite fit into your schedule this summer, this new exhibit at Roger Williams Park Zoo is the next best thing. Walk through the free-flight aviary with toucans and troupials soaring over your head, check out an anaconda (from a safe distance) or watch Titi monkeys with their tails intertwined as they hang out together on a branch. Visitors fifteen and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Details: Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, 401-785-3510,


Crave RI

This two-day food festival celebrates the foody culture in little Rhody, hosting more than 100 local restaurants, over 150 beverage selections and many demonstrations from notable chefs. Vendors include local favorites like the Matunuck Oyster Bar, Narragansett Beer and more. Plus, proceeds from the event will benefit charities across New England.

The Details: June 20-21. 5:30-10 p.m. $23. Dunkin Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Sq., Providence, 401-331-6700,


Rose and Croquet

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The historic Lippitt House is host to many fun events including Rose and Croquet, a vintage-inspired garden party. Sip the afternoon away by the fountain in the secret garden, plus, play croquet, listen to live music, nibble on small bites and more. The grass is freshly green and the flowers will be blooming!

The Details: June 23. 2- 4 p.m. $50 in advance, $60 day-of. Lippitt House, 199 Hope St., Providence, 401-453-0688,


Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.

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