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5 Weekend Musts: Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting + More

Thursday, November 29, 2012


A visit from Frosty is just part of the holiday cheer at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Bowen's Wharf, this Saturday. Photo: Courtesy of Marianne Lee.

From arts fairs to dancing Australians, we've got a little bit of everything to kick off the holiday season and your weekend with a bang.

Bowen's Wharf 42nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday  Get down to Bowen’s Wharf to welcome in the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting, plus a few guests. Meet Frosty the Snowman, enjoy local music, and join in a Christmas Carol Sing-a-long. Stay for the Christmas Tree lighting and Santa and Mrs. Claus’ sail into Bowen's Basin. 6pm. Free. Bowen's Wharf, 13 Bowen's Wharf, Newport. Call 401-849-2243 or click here for more information. (Photo: Marianne Lee)


30th Annual Foundry Artist Show

One of the biggest holiday craft fairs in the region the Annual Foundry Artists Show in Pawtucket is a holiday must.

Friday-Sunday One of the biggest holiday arts & crafts fairs in the region, the Foundry Artist Show is the perfect place to view new works, support local artists, and find that unique, handmade gift for someone special this season. Pawtucket Armory Arts Exchange, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket. Click here for more information.
Also: Holiday Nature Crafts Fair
Saturday Check out more local vendors’ showcases of everything from jewelry and preserves to children’s items and ornaments, all following the nature and wildlife theme of the event. While browsing the collections, indulge in warm cider, snacks, or enter the raffle to win a handmade craft prize. Audubon Society of RI, Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield. Call 401-949-5454 or click here for more information.

Thunder From Down Under

Friday  Head down to “where women glow and men plunder,” this weekend for the sexy, internationally acclaimed Australian show. Don’t miss the sizzling all-male revue, a sensual 90 minutes of dancing, seduction, and entertainment. 18+ event. 8pm. $20 and up. Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln. Click here for more information.

First Annual Bowl for Wishes

Saturday  Providence College students are hosting their first Annual Bowl for Wishes fundraiser! Join them for a day of bowling, food, prizes, and raffles. The proceeds from the day benefit Children's Wishes of RI, Inc., a group granting the wishes of children with life threatening illnesses. 1pm - 4pm. $20. AMF Lang Lanes, 225 Niantic Ave, Providence. Call 401 921 1300, E-mail, or click here for more information.

Rossini by Candlelight

Saturday  As part of Christmas in Newport, Swanhurst Chorus, Newport County's standing choral ensemble for 84 years, will be performing Rossini by Candlelight under conductor Jonathan Babbitt. Singing the romantic Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, Swanhurst is something musical you don’t want to miss this weekend. Doors 7:30 pm, Concert 8 pm. Admission: $20 advance/$23 at door/$10 students. The Church of St. John the Evangelist on the Point, Washington & Willow Streets, Newport. Call 401-682-1630 or click here for more information.


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