Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: March 2–8

See Regina Spektor at Lupo's, learn about New England's forgotten farms, sip Napa wines at the Hotel Viking and more.
Regina Spektor at Lupo's 
This isn’t just another Lupo’s concert. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, Regina Spektor is the emerging indie-folk star you need to know about. What better introduction than seeing her live? The Moscow-born artist redefines storytelling with her authentic arrangement and delivery, honing the ability to entrance an audience with soothing yet provocative vocals. Some of her iconic songs include "Better," "Fidelity" and the super quirky, "Dance Anthem of the '80s." She recently released her latest album, Remember Us to Life, which will likely supply the majority of the track list. Those who purchase a pair of tickets will also receive a standard CD or digital version of Remember Us to Life.
The Details: March 6. 8 p.m. Tickets $32–$48. Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, 79 Washington St., Providence, 401-331-5876, lupos.comPhoto from Wikimedia Commons, Warner Music Sweden.


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Forgotten Farms at Portsmouth Abbey

Director Dave Simonds and producer Sarah Gardner, together with newportFILM, present Forgotten Farms, a documentary about the depletion of New England farmland and the recent enthusiasm surround farm-to-table food. The film discusses the current popularity of locally sourced food among wealthy food buyers and simultaneously lifts up the often overlooked farmers who sustain New England’s agricultural industry. Rhody Fresh provides pre-film wine and cheese. Following the film, there will be a Q and A with Simonds, Gardner and local dairy farmers Jane and Louie Escobar. Head down to Portsmouth and learn more about the history and current state of New England’s farmland. 

The Details: March 7. 6 p.m. Tickets $25. Portsmouth Abbey School Auditorium, 285 Corys Ln., Portsmouth, 401-649-2784,



Save the Bay FlickrLarkin Wines at the Hotel Viking 

Spend an evening in Newport with one of Napa’s finest winemakers, Sean Larkin (not to be confused with the local brewer of the same name). Larkin is known for his renowned cabernets and hosts night four of the two-month-long Viking Wine Festival. The evening begins with an hour-long cocktail party followed by a four-course meal prepared by chef Barry Correia paired with some of Larkin’s acclaimed wine. Try the 2008 Jack Larkin cabernet sauvignon, named for Sean’s young son, which has received critical praise over the years for its floral notes of boysenberries, black currants and black cherries.

The Details: March 4. 6–9 p.m. $119, tax and gratuity included. 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-847-3300, hotelviking.comPhoto from Larkin Wines' Facebook page. 


Greening Your Home with the Audobon Society of Rhode Island

Are you interested in going green but aren’t sure where to start? The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is here to help. Head to the Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge for a two-hour program dedicated to teaching simple and effective methods for reducing your carbon footprint. Learn how to shop green, house keep with the environment in mind and learn about green uses for items lying around the house or yard. The goal of the program is to help individuals and communities reduce carbon emissions and, ultimately, save money in the process.

The Details: March 2. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Members $10, non-members $14. Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, 401-949-5454,


Fight for Air Climb 

If there’s anything that can get me to climb forty-four flights of stairs, it’s the American Lung Association’s signature fundraiser, the Fight for Air Climb. In an effort to defeat lung disease, the ALA organizes climbs in skyscraper stairwells across the country to raise money for life-saving education, research and advocacy. Missed the early registration deadline? No worries. Day-of registration is available upon check-in. Participants must be at least thirteen years old, and all participants younger than eighteen must be accompanied by an adult. Rise up and help find a cure by participating in the Fight for Air Climb.

The Details: March 4. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $50 day-of registration, $100 fundraising requirement/donation. Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange St., Providence, 401-533-5175,


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