Northern, RI – Covid-19 cases are down, and statewide mandates are gradually rolling back.
Do we dare say it’s time to get out and enjoy yourself?
Welcome to The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, where every Thursday, we list all the entertainment you can find right here in our small towns to let you get a head start on the fun. We also try to keep up with the local artists hailing from our communities, and let you know when and where they’ll be performing each week.
Spoiler: There’s definitely more to do and see locally than you think.
This week, we’ve stretched our boundaries out to neighboring Woonsocket, for a look at some of what’s happening at that city’s venues.
The hope, as always, is to support local artists and businesses while providing you all information you need to enjoy a fabulous weekend close to home.
Are you a local artist or venue, based in Burrillville, North Smithfield or Glocester, whose events and news should be listed in our weekly entertainment section? Email your listing information to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication free of charge. And don’t forget to spread the word: you saw it on NRI NOW.
Thursday, Feb. 17
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke with DJ Andy, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Johnny Edwards Wild Combo, 7 p.m.
Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 18
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Walason & Cairo, 7:30-10:30
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, live music tba, 8:30 p.m.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St. Pascoag, Farm to Sandwich food truck, 4 p.m. Jake Hunsinger, 6 p.m.
Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Mike Emery, 3 p.m.
Power’s Pub, 83 Main St., Pascoag, Gary Chabot, 8 p.m.
Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, Gabe Stillman with special guest Anson Funderburgh, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 19
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St. Pascoag, The Ish food truck, 4 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Blues Jam with Phil Diiorio, 2-6 p.m., Back Rhodes, 8 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Raceweek Fundraiser, 2 p.m., Fundraiser for #91ct Hartwell Motorsports to help with the upcoming race season. $20 donation for a roast beef dinner, raffles and more. Neil & the Vipers, 8 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Ravenous Brewing Company, 10 Industrial Road, Cumberland, Stefan Couture, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with the Farm to Sandwich food truck
Club Lafayette, 289 Aylsworth Ave., Woonsocket, The Live Music Band, 7-11 p.m.
Lop’s Brewing, 112 North Main St., Woonsocket, Winter Blues Beach Party, 5-9 p.m. Dress to impress with your best summer style.
Black, 1697 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, Rabbi Jack The Piano Man, 8-11 p.m. Advance reservations are $10 per seat and strongly recommended by calling (401) 217-9392.
St. Joseph’s Veterans Association, 99 Louise St., Woonsocket, Whiskey Knights, 8 p.m.
Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining, 267 Main St., Woonsocket, Jeff Pitchell, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Sunday, Feb. 20
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, 50s Dance Party with DJ Serge, 2 p.m.