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5 Weekend Musts: Dr. John, The Blind Boys of Alabama + More

Thursday, November 15, 2012


The renowned Blind Boys of Alabama team with Dr. John in a rare appearance, in Cranston on Sunday.

Whether you're grooving to spirituals in Cranston or sipping Beaujolais in Providence, it's a great weekend in Rhode Island. Here are the best ways to enjoy it all.

Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama, Cranston

Sunday Get your groove on with Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama at Historic Park Theatre for a rockin’ evening of blues, jazz, and gospel vibes. Performing the premiere of “Spirituals of Swing,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. John joins the the five-time Grammy winners, Blind Boys of Alabama for their only RI performance. Don’t miss it! 8:30pm. Park Theatre, 848 Park Ave, Cranston. Call (401) 467-PARK or click here for tickets or more information.

The Machine covers Pink Floyd, Providence

Friday  Break out the bell-bottoms and disco shoes to go old school this weekend with Pink Floyd. From the vocals, musical talent, and spectacular theatrics, The Machine has emulated Pink Floyd’s unique style perfectly for 24 years. Commemorate with the band this weekend at Lupo's. Doors 8pm, Show 9:30pm. Lupo's Heart Break Hotel, 79 Washington Street, Providence. Click here for tickets.

Mariner Marketplace, Narragansett

Narragansett kicks off holiday gift show season with its 2nd annual Mariners Marketplace this weekend.

Friday  Get some of your Christmas shopping covered now while supporting the community at Narragansett High School’s 2nd Annual Mariner Marketplace this weekend. Featuring almost 100 artists and vendors from the area toting everything from fine art and handmade jewelry to health, beauty, and wellness products and wreaths and ornaments, there’s something for everyone on your holiday gift list. 10am-4pm. Narragansett High School, 245 S Pier Road, Narragansett. Click here for more information.

Comedian Adam Lowitt, East Providence

Friday-Saturday  Loosen up and laugh hard this weekend with Adam Lowitt, the three-time Emmy award winning Co-Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as he puts on three side-splitting stand-up comedy acts at Comedy Connection this weekend. Friday, 8pm. Saturday, 8pm, 10:15pm. Click here for tickets. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Comedy Connection,  39 Warren Avenue, East Providence.

Ivy League Football Match-Up Brown vs. Columbia, Providence

Saturday  For the final game of the season, The Brown Bears gear up for a face off with the Columbia Lions. Get down to the field to support your favorite boys for an Ivy League game to top them all. 12:30pm-3:30pm. Brown Stadium, 400 Elmgrove Ave., Providence.  Admission: $15 adult/$10 children 12 and under.

Beaujolais Festival, Providence

Friday  The French American School of Rhode Island is throwing its 19th annual Beaujolais Festival! Be prepared for glamour and glitz galore at a Moulin Rouge themed party fundraiser. The evening will feature wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, Can Can dancers, raffle, silent and live auction. All proceeds for the event go to the students of the French-American School of Rhode Island. 7-11pm. Tickets $75. The Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence. Click here for more information.


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