5 Weekend Musts: Arts Marketplace in Pawtucket + More
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Arts Marketplace, Pawtucket
Saturday-Sunday A new and vibrant festival launches this weekend in Pawtucket, and it's a great addition to the RI arts scene. A juried show featuring the best of contemporary fine Art and American-made crafts not only showcases the work, but a gorgeous space--the newly renovated Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. Nearby Festival events will include music, demonstrations, and many other family activities. There is ample parking and a beautiful view of the Blackstone River from the nearby Morris Nathanson Bridge. Armory Center, 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket. 10am-4pm, free admission. Call 401-724-5200 or go to www.artsmarketplacepawtucket.com for more.
Festival Guatemala, Providence
Sunday The Guatemalan Center of Rhode Island proudly presents its 3rd annual festival celebrating the culture and family unity of Guatemala, with the mission of exposing local youth, the elderly generation, and other nationalities
Chinese Dragon Boat Races, Pawtucket
Saturday Celebrate Asian heritage and culture with this annual event featuring unique and colorful Chinese Dragon Boats in a day long rowing competition on the Pawtucket River. Plus Asian arts, music, dance, crafts, and kite flying on the pier. Free admission. 8am-5pm (rain date is Sunday, Sept 9). School Street Pier (off Route 114), Pawtucket. For more information, call 401-724-2200 or go online to www.dragonboatri.com.
Renaissance Wine Festival, Providence
Sunday Indulge in hundreds of wines from all over the world and enjoy chef demonstrations, all right in the center of downcity Providence. An hour-long VIP reception to a limited amount of VIP ticket holders. The VIP hour features exclusive premium wines, along with passed and stationed hors d’ oeuvres from some of Rhode Island’s best restaurants including; The Iron Works Tavern, Millonzi Fine Catering, and Tea & Javas. From 3:00 to 6:00pm, the festival will open to all general admission ticket holders. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit BellaEventsRI.com or call 401-270-6169. VIP tickets are $60 per person and are limited. General Admission tickets are $40 per person.
Polish-American Festival, Central Falls
Friday-Sunday Did someone say pierogi? This wonderful fall festival is three days of Polish (and American) food, plus beer, music, entertainment for kids and teens and games of chance. Bring a lawn chair and settle in for the music. Free admission and parking. Fri and Sat 6pm-midnight, Sun noon-6pm. St. Joseph Church, 391 High St, Central Falls. For more information, call 401-723-5427 or email email@example.com.
Run Around the Block, Block Island
Saturday Need an excuse to extend your summer fun on RI's most beautiful island? Lack up your trainers an shop the ferry for the 37th annual 15K run around the island. It's a rolling course with gorgeous views. Ferries will get you to and back in time, if you want to compete. For more registration information, go here. To watch, just head on over. Race starts at 1:30pm. Proceeds benefit the Michael & Daniel Batchelder Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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