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5 Weekend Musts: Pell Bridge Run + More

Thursday, November 08, 2012


The 2nd Annual Pell Bridge Run raises money for local charities and has the best view of a road race ever.

Another wonderful weekend is on the way in Rhode Island, and we have 5 awesome ways to enjoy it.

2nd Annual Newport Pell Bridge Run

Sunday: This event is the most unique road race experience in the Northeast! Once a year pedestrians are allowed to run or walk across the Claiborne Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport. The primary goals of the Pell Bridge Run are to fundraise for local not-for-profit organizations and to promote a healthy/active lifestyle. Race starts in Jamestown at 6:30am and ends in Downtown Newport.  Open to runners or walkers. Must be able to do three miles in an hour pace. Drop-off location for race located on East Shore Road in Jamestown. Race starts at 6:30am.  Entry fee $55 at the race.  For more information, go here.

Tino Chow and Kipp Bradford on Sustainable Design of the Future, Providence

Friday: Get the latest on thinking about how Rhode Island can create a sustainable model of innovation and understanding of culture for the present and future. RISD's Tino Chow is a founding member of The Better World for Design conference, and Kipp Bradford is a Senior Design Lecturer and Engineer of The School of Engineering at Brown University.  Be sure to join Tino and Kipp on their presentation of "The Innovation Way of Life: Stories About Communication, Culture, and Commerce." Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence (401) 421-6970. 5pm-7pm. For more information, go here.

Seal Watching Kayak Trip, Wickford

Get out on the water with the seals of Narragansett Bay in a kayak this weekend. Photo: Gary Brownell/flickr.

Saturday: Cruise in the crisp fall air in kayaks with seals on the Seal Watching Kayak Trip! Wickford waters area present an unforgettable opportunity each fall to view migrating harbor seals on their journey south. In double kayaks, viewers can get close enough to quietly observe the seals at a distance that will not disturb them.  Take this opportunity to spend a brisk November day to experience seal watching from a different perspective. 9 Phillips St, Wickford, (401) 295-4400. 10am-2pm. Admission $60.  For more information go here.

Johnstone + Walcoff with Joe Doyle at Sandywoods Music, Tiverton

Saturday: Johnstone and Walcoff are Rhode Island-based songwriters whose diverse music incorporates folk, acoustic rock, country and popular song traditions. Their compelling stories are charged with harmonic vocals and an acoustic blend of piano and guitar. Joe Doyle is a hit Nashville songwriter who began right here in Rhode Island. His songs have been recorded by house hold musical names like Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, and many others. Doyle also wrote the No. 1 single "In Pictures" for Alabama. Don't miss out on these talented musicians coming together for this special night. 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, (401) 241-7394. 7pm show, doors open at 6:30pm.  $8 admission in advance, $10 at the door.  For more information, go here.

Brown University's Kiss Of the Spider Woman

Friday-Sunday: Delve into the powerful story of the theatrical performance of Kiss of the Spider Woman as presented by Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Busk. Kiss of the Spider Woman was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb and won the 1993 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the novel El Beso de la Mujer Arana by Manuel Puig, the play embraces themes of gender, homosexuality, torture, human rights and fantasy. The two central characters Molina and Valentin fight to survive their imprisonment in an abysmal Brazilian prison while striving to find solace in their friendship and fantasy. 77 Waterman St, Providence, (401) 863-2838. 8pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm Sunday. Admission ranges from $7-$15, get in for $3 if you wear a black tie, glitz or glam for Red Carpet Night on the Friday showing.  For more information, go here.


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