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
16
Thu
Summer Story Time @ Lippitt House Museum
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Summer Story Time @ Lippitt House Museum

Explore the nineteenth century through a children’s story and related hands-on craft activity on the third Thursday of each month. On June 21, read “Fiona’s Lace” and explore immigration to America. Then craft paper lace and decorate doilies. On July 19, read “Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” and learn about manufacturing and labor. Then try your hand at paper weaving. On August 16, read “Iggy Peck, Architect” and imagine beautiful buildings. Then design and make your own cardboard house.

Aug
22
Wed
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
25
Sat
Author Signing: Michael Belanger, ‘The History of Jane Doe’ @ Bank Square Books
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Signing: Michael Belanger, ‘The History of Jane Doe’ @ Bank Square Books | Groton | Connecticut | United States

Stop by Bank Square Books in Mystic to meet Connecticut author Michael Belanger and to pick up a signed copy of ‘The History of Jane Doe,’ published by Dial (Penguin Random House). This event is co-hosted by Savoy Bookshop and Cafe in Westerly.

Brew at the Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brew at the Zoo @ Roger Williams Park Zoo

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event, and sample more than 170 beers from 80 plus local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island’s largest outdoor beer festival. A complete schedule of this years Brew at the Zoo events and a full map of brewers locations.

Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: VIP Hour 4-5 p.m., General Admission 5-8 p.m.

Designated Driver (twenty-one and older): $25
5 p.m. Adult (twenty-one and older): $60 or $50 until August 24.
4 p.m. VIP Early Entry: $75
Please note: Saturday, August 25, the Zoo opens at 9 a.m., last ticket will be sold at noon, and the Zoo will close at 1:00 pm for Brew at the Zoo. This is a twenty-one and older event and no person under the age of twenty-one will be permitted (this includes young children and infants in strollers). All attendees are required to show a valid ID. Rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable.

This event sells out every year, get your tickets today!

Aug
27
Mon
Wingate book club to discuss ‘The Assistant’ @ Wingate Residences on the East Side
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm

The book club at Wingate Residences on the East Side will discuss Bernard Malamud’s “The Assistant” on Monday, August 27 at 2 p.m. Originally published in 1957, “The Assistant” tells the story of immigrant Morris Bober who is trying to better life for himself and his family in post-war Brooklyn, New York.

The Wingate book club launched ten years ago and remains one of the community’s most popular programs. Since its inception, the club has read more than 120 books. The book club typically meets the fourth Monday of each month, excluding holidays, and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682. Wingate Residences on the East Side is located at 1 Butler Ave.

Aug
29
Wed
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
30
Thu
Dinner on the Terrace @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
Dinner on the Terrace @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Join us for an elegant evening celebrating the season’s harvest, freshly picked from Blithewold’s vegetable garden. Guests will dine family style on the terrace, enjoying sweeping views of the Great Lawn, Bristol Harbor and beyond. Dinner will be accompanied by acoustic guitar and paired wines.

Dinner and drinks included. This is a prix-fixe menu.

Sep
8
Sat
Tommy Tewsday – The Fourth Annual Newport Pirate Invasion @ Newport, RI
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am
Tommy Tewsday - The Fourth Annual Newport Pirate Invasion @ Newport, RI

Ahoy buckos! Grab the rum and report to the poopdeck! The fourth annual Tommy Tewsday (aka the Newport Pirate Invasion) is coming back to Newport, on Saturday, September 8 and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever.

This year we’ll have more delicious Thomas Tew Rum, more boats, more time on the bay, more pirates, more shot-skis and more booty. Plus, many of the same great landlubber stops, same great sponsor – Thomas Tew Rum, same donation to an amazing locally-based charity (Confetti Foundation), and more of the same great times with your fellow scallywags.

The event begins at the Fastnet Pub and from there, we will head to the boats where we’ll have an hour and a half cruise around Newport with free Thomas Tew Rum and Allie’s donut cakes. After that we’ll move on to some more of Newport’s great local spots with food/drink discounts around town. This ticket also includes entrance to an awesome after party at One Pelham so get your ticket today!

Dress code is pirate casual so those corsairs without their pirate apparel will walk the plank!

Sep
10
Mon
Sweet Feet for Strikes! @ Kings Dining and Entertainment
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm
Sweet Feet for Strikes! @ Kings Dining and Entertainment

 Sweet Feet for Strikes is the largest professional athlete attended event in the New England area.
 The annual celebrity bowling tournament held at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Dedham, MA was conceived and created for former New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion linebacker and co-captain, Jerod Mayo in 2010. James White is continuing the Mayo Bowl tradition after having co-hosted with Mayo last year and marking a new era for the event, which has been newly renamed Sweet Feet for Strikes.
 The tournament has grown tremendously over the past eight (8) years. Each year the event sells out twenty (20) bowling lanes, attracts well over 400 event attendees and reaches over 7 million individuals through social media.
 Historically, the event has averaged thirty-five (35) New England Patriots players in attendance each year. Notable athletes that have been in attendance include: James White, Jerod Mayo, Tedy Bruschi, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and many others!
 All proceeds from the event benefit Boston Medical Center (BMC). In 2017 the Mayo Bowl Hosted by James White raised over $400,000.00 and over the past eight (8) years has raised over $2.3 Million!