5 Weekend Musts: Fools’ Rules Regatta + More
Thursday, August 09, 2012
35th Annual Fool's Rules Regatta
Saturday The regatta welcomes the foolish and fun-hearted, so get ready for a morning filled with imagination and ingenuity. Contestants will have two hours to construct sailing vessels out of non-standard marine items on the beach. Then, they must race the vessels beginning at 11 a.m. and must attempt to sail a downwind course of about 500 yards. Past vessels have been as large as 40 feet and been built out of items such as Volkswagens, dog houses, hay bales, chicken cartons, and sand boxes. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each class, with special awards such as the “Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design" and "Worst Example of Naval Architecture." The event is sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club. Rain date: August 12. Town Beach, Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown. 9am–12:30pm. Free. Call 423-1492 or visit the Jamestown Yacht Club Web site for more information.
Classic Rock Rewind at the Sunset Music Series
Friday Rewind with some rock at the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series' Classic Rock Rewind. The performance will feature legendary rock-n-roll icons Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Leslie West (of Mountain), Rick Derringer, and Kim Simmonds (of Savoy Brown). The waterfront concert series is situated in downtown Newport, offering visitors a variety of dining, shopping and sightseeing. Audience members have access to full bars and concessions and ample seating throughout the venue. Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport. $58 (front seating) or $38 (all other seating). Call 846-1600 for more and get tickets here.
25th Dominican Parade and Festival of Rhode Island
AS220'S Foo Fest 2012
Saturday AS220's Foo Fest will return to Empire Street with live local music featuring acts such as Boo City, Ravi Shavi, The Famous Winters, and more. The acts, inside and outside, will be capped off by national headliner Big Freedia and the Divas. The AS220 2012 Free Culture Awards will be presented, and there will also be performances, art, and family-friendly activities from the state's Mini Maker Faire, the Steel Yard, Providence Children's Museum and others. AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence. 1pm-1am. $7. Call 831-9327 for more or visit the Web site.
2012 Rhode Island Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament
Saturday Prepare for an unusual Wiffle ball experience! The games are held at custom traveling stadiums—quarter scale replicas of Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium. In addition to the Tournament Championship, there will be a Home Run Derby open to all, special games for kids, delicious food from community vendors, silent auction and raffles, opening ceremonies, and special guests. During the weekend, ten teams will compete, while raising public awareness about Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), funding camp scholarships for T1D kids, and supporting educational initiatives and research for a cure. North Providence High School, 1828 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. 8:30am-7pm. Free. Visit the Web site for more.
Clambake on Providence Waterfront
Saturday Why spend time in beach traffic when you can enjoy a clambake right here in Providence? The Whiskey Republic is hosting a traditional New England Clambake on its waterfront patio. Featuring “Old School” Narragansett 12 oz. cans seen in the original Jaws, free docking for boaters, live entertainment, and raffles to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this is going to be a night so large, “you’re going to need a bigger boat!” 4-8pm, $20 includes clambake and one raffle ticket, The Whiskey Republic, 515 South Water St, Providence.
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