Northern R.I. – Welcome to The Weekend, our weekly roundup of entertainment and special events taking place right here in your community.
This week, the focus goes outdoors as the weather warms and the region celebrates Earth Day with several cleanup events. You can also catch live music every night in northern Rhode Island for the next four days – and don’t forget to check out the North Smithfield Community Garden at an open house on Sunday.
This weekly list covers fundraising and volunteer events – and activities geared toward families – as well as entertainment that aims to attract a more adult crowd.
Our hope, as always, is to support local businesses while providing you all information you need to enjoy a fabulous weekend, right here in northern Rhode Island.
Don’t forget to spread the word: you saw it on NRI NOW.
Thursday, April 21
North Smithfield Town Hall, 83 Greene St., North Smithfield, Art show opening with artist Normand Peloquin, 4-6 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 7:30 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Open mic with Brian Shovelton, 7:30 p.m.
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Papercut – Lincoln Park Tribute, plus three additional tribute bands, 8 p.m.- midnight
Friday, April 22
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Spanglish food truck, 4-8 p.m.
Dance Inspirations, 1452 Broncos Crossing, Burrillville, Parent’s Night Out – Kids ages 4-12, night of dancing to Encanto music, crafts, games, and more, 4:30-8 p.m., $10, email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation.
Chapman’s Food & Drink, 1950 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, Cornhole tournament, 5:30 p.m., $10 buy- in
The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, Rising Stars concert will raise funds for the Rhode Island-based nonprofit Children’s Wishes, 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door with cash or Venmo.
The Creative Room, 6 Money Hill Road, Chepachet, Ladies Night, 6-8 p.m. $40 per person includes choice of stencil, surface, premium bow, unlimited paint and craft bar. Tickets here.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Papa Joe’s Acoustic Chaos, 8 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Karaoke with DJ Serge, 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, April 23
North Smithfield Town Hall, 83 Greene St. Clean & Green Day, supply pickup with coffee & doughnuts, 8 a.m. cleanup 9 a.m. to noon
Kent Field Pavilion, Main Street, Chepachet, Glocester Earth Day cleanup, 9 a.m.- noon
Sundance Stables, 164 Old Snake Hill Road, Chepachet, Earth Day cleanup, 3 p.m. Beautify the barn yard with community service hours available.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Pa’L Monte food truck, 4-8 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Church, 45 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, Spring Dinner/Dance featuring The Live Music Band, a cash bar and chicken dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $25 per person, or two for $35 by calling (401) 568-5600 or (401) 568-4723.
Spritzer’s, 83 Grove St., Pascoag, Karaoke with country/western theme, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Ed Peabody & the Big Blue Thing, 8 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, DJ Wisevlad, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Neil & the Vipers, 3 p.m.; 80s Dance Party, 8:30 p.m.- midnight
Sunday, April 24
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Dirty Old Men, 2-5 p.m.; Meat raffle, 6:30 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.
Halliwell Community Garden, 358 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Open House, 3:30 p.m.
Spritzer’s, 83 Grove St., Pascoag, Paint night, 6:30 p.m., $30 per person