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5 Weekend Musts: Stomp! in Providence + More

Thursday, May 16, 2013

 

Take in an inspiring performance by percussion group Stomp, arriving in Providence this Friday.

Spring is here and GoLocal has some ideas for you to make the most out of your weekend.

Stomp, Providence

Friday-Saturday  The British-born percussion sensation, Stomp, has made its way across the pond and will be performing at the Providence Performing Arts Center this weekend. The 8-person ensemble uses some unconventional materials to keep their audience entertained, including garbage cans, hubcaps and zippo lighters. $30-$52. The PPAC box office is at 220 Weybosset Street. For more information, click here or call (401) 421 2787.

Chorus of Westerly’s Requiem, Westerly

Sunday  The George Kent Performance Hall in Westerly will be hosting the Chorus of Westerly for their performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Come check out what is sure to be a brilliant rendition of what is perhaps Mozart’s greatest work. George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St. Shows at 4 and 6 pm on Sunday. Call (401) 596-8663 or click here for information on ticket prices.

Bike to Work Day, Newport & Providence

Biking to work is good for both your body and your wallet. Celebrate fitness this Friday.

Friday  Newport and Providence are yet again hosting festivities for Bike to Work Day and giving you the chance to ditch your gas guzzler for the day. Head over to Burnside Park in Providence to grab a complimentary breakfast before riding to work on two wheels instead of four. If you’re in Newport, check out Eisenhower Park on Friday morning and chat with some fellow commuters over breakfast. Eisenhower Park, Washington Square, Newport, Rhode Island, 401-619-4900. Burnside Park, Washington Street. (401) 297-2153. For more information on both events, click here for Providence or here for Newport.

Give Me Five: Youth Film Festival, Providence

Saturday  Check out the fourth annual “Give Me Five” youth film showcase at the Columbus Theatre in Providence. Young Rhode Islanders will show their own five-minute films from three categories: live action, animation and news programs. The event is entirely free and open to the public so stop by and try to catch a glimpse of the next big thing in filmmaking. Columbus Theatre 270 Broadway, (401) 621-9660. For more information on the event, click here.

Shelito Vincent vs. Christina Ruiz at Twin River

Friday  Boxing returns to Twin River Casino in Lincoln this weekend, as the WIBA bantamweight title fight will take place at 7 pm. Rhode Island’s own Shelito Vincent is set to square off against Christina Ruiz in a highly anticipated title match. Twin Rivers Casino, 100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln. 7pm. Click here for more information and here for tickets.

 

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