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5 Weekend Musts: RI Spring Flower & Garden Show + More

Thursday, February 21, 2013

 

The Rhode Island Spring Flower Show is the perfect way to break out of that winter slump. Photo: Franco Folini/flickr

February is coming to a close, and from spring flowers to theater to Mardi Gras, the last weekend of the month brings a little something for everyone!

Rhode Island Spring Flower Show and Food & Wine Festival, Providence

Friday-Sunday  Get ready for spring's arrival with the annual Rhode Island Flower Show, which will be showing off beautiful garden displays as well as 250 garden marketplace vendors. Speakers will give lectures and demonstrations on how to greet the balmy weather with organic gardening. For the kids there are great family fun activities such as face painting, story telling, and martial arts demonstrations. The unmissable Food and Wine Festival will take place from 1-5pm alongside the Flower Show. This "Festival Within a Festival" will see Johnson & Wales University culinary educators, cookbook authors, celebrity chefs such as Sara Moulton, Claire Criscuolo, Bob Burke, Walter Potenza, "The Barefoot Guy" Randy Arnold, and other local culinary heroes in attendance.
10am-8pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street. Tickets $7-19, children under 6 free. Visit http://www.flowershow.com/ for details.

21st Annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball, Cranston

Saturday  Celebrate Mardi Gras in style! The 21st Annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball will feature Cajun and Creole food from Russell Morin Fine Catering, a cash bar, and a costume contest. A grand prize of $250 will be awarded to the best overall costume, and other prizes will be awarded for the best group, best couple, best individual, most traditional, and most creative. Entertainment will be provided by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, and the Hot Tamale Brass Band.
6pm-midnight. Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place. Tickets $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Click here for more info and tickets.

newportFILM's For the Love of Film: Marilyn's Hollywood, Newport

Enjoy a night of old Hollywood glamor while giving back to a great cultural organization!

Saturday Get your glam on at newportFILM's 2nd Annual Winter Friend-raiser. Bid in a silent auction, strike a pose in the flipbook-booth, eat, drink, and dance the night away at this fun event. Marilyn's Hollywood-themed dress is encouraged but not required. Purchase tickets here. Want to show your support but can't make it to the friend-raiser? Donations are always welcome!
7-11pm. Christie's, 14 Perry Mill Warf.

Epic Theatre Company presents Six Degrees of Separation, Pawtucket

Friday-Saturday  The last two performances of John Guare's contemporary classic Six Degrees of Separation will take place this weekend in the Hope Artiste Village. Matt Fraza directs the story of a young con artist named Paul who works his way into the apartment of a wealthy Manhattan couple. The next morning Paul leaves in a burst of scandal, but the repercussions of the previous night's interaction stretch far beyond that one incident, and leaves everyone wondering just how connected we all are to each other.
8pm. Epic Theatre Company, 999 Main Street. Tickets $15 General Admission, $12 Student Admission. Go here or email [email protected] for tickets.

YLC Annual Polar Bear Plunge, Newport

Sunday  Members of the Young Leaders Circle will take the Plunge Sunday to raise money for United Way of Rhode Island's Community Impact Fund. The YLC and United Way hope to reach a goal of $7,500 and 100% percent of these donations will go to United Way-funded programs to help Newport residents in need. All YLC Plungers and donors are invited to a complimentary Pre-Plunge Party. All YLC Plungers will receive a LIVE UNITED t-shirtl Plungers that raise a minimum of $100 will receive a LIVE UNITED beach towel or a United Way blanket. Hosted in conjunction with the Newport Winter Festival and the Newport Polar Bear Club.
11:45am, Plunge at 12pm. Easton's Beach (First Beach) Memorial Blvd.

 

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