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
12
Sun
Duffle Bag Bash by the RI Office of the Child Advocate, Lise M. Iwon, Esq. and Adoption RI @ Matunuck Community Center
Aug 12 all-day

We are excited to invite the public to our third Annual Duffle Bag Bash on Sunday, August 12 at Matunuck Community Center. The event will include food, drinks, grab bags, games and activities for kids and adults, music, therapeutic animals, and much more! Children are welcome with an admission ‘fee’ of one brand new backpack while adults are asked to donate a brand new rolling duffle bag or suitcase and/or a $25 gift certificate as admission to the fun afternoon.

Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Providence Flea Summer Markets @ Providence Flea

Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Greenway across from 345 South Water St. in downtown Providence! The Flea runs every Sunday rain or shine through September 9 (Fall Markets on Sept. 23, Oct. 7, and 21). The Flea features live music, seventy plus local vintage vendors, artisans and indie makers, food trucks and community nonprofits.

Free and free on-street parking.

Accepting vendors, nonprofits and local musicians throughout the summer at providenceflea.com.

Community Dance @ Goff Memorial Hall
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Dance @ Goff Memorial Hall

Potluck 6 p.m., Dance 7-9 p.m.

Contras, English, International, Waltzes, Hambo and more!

All dances taught, no partners necessary
Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes
Families welcome, recommended dance ages six and older

The Hal McIntyre Orchestra @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Hal McIntyre Orchestra @ Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant

The Hal McIntyre Orchestra
Featuring Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee
Sunday, August 12

The Hal McIntyre fourteen piece Orchestra with vocalist Steve Marvin under the direction of Done Pendleton, brings the sound of Hal McIntyre big band with their musical tribute to Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee. Mr. Steve Marvin, one of America’s leading Sinatra vocalists, truly captures the essence of the Sinatra style, attitude and stage presence.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

Aug
14
Tue
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's
Aug 14 all-day
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's

Warwick Center for the Arts has been selected for the Not Your Average Cause program. Not Your Average Joe’s chose Warwick Center for the Arts because they believe in its value to the community! Not Your Average Joe’s will make a 15% donation for all purchases made by Warwick Center for the Arts supporters on Tuesday nights throughout the month of August. All you have to do is show your server your Not Your Average Cause Certificate which you can download on www.warwickcfa.org.

The Gnomes to perform at Wingate Residences on the East Side @ Wingate Residences on the East Side
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Gnomes will perform an outdoor concert at Wingate Residences on the East Side on Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. The Gnomes are a global funk-fusion band known for their dynamic folk-rock edge, original tunes and wide-ranging repertoire. It’s recommended that you bring a fold-up chair as space is limited. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682. Wingate Residences on the East Side is located at 1 Butler Ave.

Aug
15
Wed
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.

Music at Sunset: Gumption & Glory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Gumption & Glory @ 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: Gumption and Glory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Gumption and Glory @ 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.