Northern, RI – As temperatures begin to warm and pandemic-related restrictions begin to fade into a distant memory – for good, we hope – things are happening in northern Rhode Island, and it’s a great time to get out to enjoy local events and activities.
Welcome to The weekend, a weekly roundup that aims to get you out of the house and into that art class, theatre seat, bar stool or whatever other activity you fancy, with a listing of events happening right here in our small towns.
In Pascoag, Thai Royal transitions to spring and summer hours this week, and is now open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
On Friday, high school students from across the region are invited to North Smithfield High School for The Cinderella Dress Event.
Our hope, as always, is to support local businesses while providing you all information you need to enjoy a fabulous weekend close to home.
Thursday, March 24
Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.-12:45 a.m.,
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke with DJ Andy, 8 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, 19th Nervous Breakdown; Kelly & the Poor Boys, 7:30 p.m., $10 cover
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Open Mic with Don Colt, 7-10 p.m.
Friday, March 25
North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield, The Cinderella Dress Event, 5-8 p.m. Gently used formal and semi-formal clothes available free of charge.
Power’s Pub, 83 Main St., Pascoag, Stattic, 8 p.m.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Supa Dupa food truck, 4-8 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, The Strumdawgs, 8 p.m.
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke with DJ Richard Brisette, 8 p.m.
Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 26
The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, Snarky Cross Stitch Class, 2:30-4 p.m. $25 includes pattern and materials. Registration is required at www.theartofyou.org.
Crystal Lake Tavern, 100 Broncos Highway, Mapleville, Comedy show & Italian buffet, doors at 6; dinner at 7; show at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40 and can be reserved by calling (401) 567-4500.
The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, SOS Big Band of RI, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sos-big-band-of-ri-tickets-290352561327 or at the door.
Power’s Pub, 83 Main St., Pascoag, Lighthouse, 8-11 p.m.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St. Pascoag, Supa Dupa food truck 4-8 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Blues Jam, 2-6 p.m.; Smokin Mirrors, 8 p.m.-midnight
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 20
Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Bingo, 2 p.m. Proceeds to local charity.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Sinatra Experience, 2-5 p.m.; Meat raffle, 6:30 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.