Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
15
Wed
Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery
Aug 15 all-day
Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery

Annual Summer Group Exhibition.
Contemporary American Art.
Featuring forty Regional Artists on paintings, sculpture, photography and prints.
Meet the artists on June 30 5:30-8 p.m.
Exhibition will run through June, July and August.
Open six days a week and closed on Tuesday.

Garden City Center’s Summer Concert Series: Timmy Maia Band @ Garden City Center
Aug 15 all-day

High energy contemporary band from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Aug 15 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Aug 15 @ 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.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

Aug
16
Thu
Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery
Aug 16 all-day
Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery

Annual Summer Group Exhibition.
Contemporary American Art.
Featuring forty Regional Artists on paintings, sculpture, photography and prints.
Meet the artists on June 30 5:30-8 p.m.
Exhibition will run through June, July and August.
Open six days a week and closed on Tuesday.

Live Entertainment at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Aug 16 all-day

Please join us at Chair 5 for live entertainment at our rooftop bar and lounge featuring the following artists!

6/8 – Tom Burgess
6/9 – Tom Hynes
6/15 – Lainey Dionne
6/16 – Tom Hynes
6/21 – Tom Burgess
6/22 – Mark Gorman
6/23 – Rick Arrighi
6/28 – Rick Arrighi
6/29 – Lainey Dionne
6/30 – Shawn Reilly

7/5 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/6 – Mark Gorman
7/7 – Dave Frageorgia
7/12 – Rick Arrighi
7/13 – Tom Burgess
7/14 – Rich Arrighi
7/19 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/20 – Mark Gorman
7/21 – Alger Mitchell
7/26 – Tom Burgess
7/27 – Lainey Dionne
7/28 – Shawn Reilly

8/2 – Buddy Cavaleri
8/3 – Tom Burgess
8/4 – Dave Frageorgia
8/9 – Tom Burgess
8/10 – Lainey Dionne
8/11 – Reckless Blues
8/16 – TBD
8/17 – Tom Burgess
8/18 – Alger Mitchell
8/23 – Rick Arrighi
8/24 – Lainey Dionne
8/25 – Shawn Reilly
8/30 – Tom Burgess
8/31 – Mark Gorman

9/1 – Alger Mitchell
9/7 – Lainey Dionne
9/8 – Dave Frageorgia
9/14 – Reckless Blues
9/15 – Nicole Rich
9/21 – Lainey Dionne
9/22 – TBD
9/28 – Reckless Blues
9/29 – Nicole Rich

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

STEAM programs at the Rose Island Lighthouse @ Rose Island Lighthouse
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
STEAM programs at the Rose Island Lighthouse @ Rose Island Lighthouse

The Naval War College Museum is gearing up for summer with the return of STEAM programs at Rose Island. These free, drop-in activities will be open to all visitors of Rose Island on Thursday, July 26 and August 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting. Although projects will vary throughout the summer, they will all focus on various elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through a hands-on activity facilitated by a professional educator.

For more information about this program, please contact Liz DeLucia, Director of Education, Naval War College Museum at museumeducator@usnwc.edu or (401) 841-7276.

For information on how to visit Rose Island, including pricing, please visit jamestownnewportferry.com.

You can find out what’s new at the Naval War College Museum on Facebook and by following their blog – Soundings in Narragansett Bay’s Naval History. One of nine official Department of the Navy Museums, the Naval War College Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts and documents dating from the 1500s to the present day to interpret the naval history of Narragansett Bay, the Naval War College, and the history of naval strategy. Located in the historic Founders Hall built in 1820, the museum is open to the public although advance reservations are required. For more information about the Naval War College Museum, visit www.usnwc.edu/NWC-Museum or call 401-841-4052.

Musician Al Wood to perform at Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard @ Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm

Al Wood, who goes by the stage name Wild, will perform hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s at Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard on Thursday, August 16 at 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-273-6565. Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.

IMAGO’s Thirty and Under Juried Exhibit @ Imago Gallery
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
IMAGO’s Thirty and Under Juried Exhibit @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by guest artist Damian Bellotti and 18 regional emerging artists participating in a featured exhibit Thirty and Under. Artwork by IFA artists will also be on display at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren from July 26 to September 2. A free, public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m.