Northern, RI – It’s here: the unofficial start of summer.
And while the weather may still be a bit unpredictable to plan out a beach day, there’s plenty to do locally, with parades, live music and more this weekend in northern Rhode Island.
Welcome to The Weekend, our weekly roundup of all the happenings – from barroom karaoke, to events that cater to families, all in a three-town radius.
This week, we’ve laid out five days of fun with the inclusion of the Memorial Day holiday.
Lindy’s plastic palace makes a return this weekend with events Thursday, Sunday and Monday, joining in a summer outdoor entertainment at local digs including Johnny’s Victory Diner and The Island.
But don’t forget: the holiday is more than just an extra day out of work. Monday is a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, honoring military personnel who died in the line of service. Events in all three towns provide plenty of chances to honor the occasion.
Pop a beach chair in the trunk, and get ready to kick back and enjoy the festivities with our line-up of everything to do this weekend in Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester.
Thursday, May 26
Jesse Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, East Providence police officer turned author Joe Broadmeadow discusses his book about the mafia, 6:30 p.m. Register with the reference department by calling (401) 710-7800
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. with Sunnyside on the Street food truck, 5-9 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, The Rhody Band, 7-10 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 Papa Joe, 7:30 p.m.
Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Friday, May 27
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Spanglish food truck, 4-9 p.m.
Chapman’s Food & Drink, 1950 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, Cornhole tournament, 5:30 p.m., $10 buy- in
Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Paul Juneau, 6-9 p.m.
Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Paint Me Vino, 6-8 p.m., $40 per person. Reservations required online at artboxstudiori.com or by calling (401) 568-5000
Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Core, 7 p.m.
The Island, 1600 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Joe Sweet Holligans, 7-10 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Gene Harrison, 7:30 p.m.
Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 28
Union Cemetery, Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony, 2 p.m., rain or shine
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Sunnyside on the Street food truck
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, The Brothers All Band, 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, Blues Jam, 2-6 p.m. Trigger South, 8 p.m.- midnight
Sunday, May 29
Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Opening Day for Sporting Clays, 9 a.m. Course is open to the public. Member Round: $12 Non Member Round: $15
Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt’s open mic, 1 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Steve Smith & the Nakeds, outdoor show, $5 cover 3-7 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.
Monday, May 30
Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Free coffee for veterans, 6 a.m.-noon
Brigido’s Market & Memorial Town Hall, Slatersville, Memorial Day parade & ceremony, 10:30 a.m. The LeClair Kozlik Logan Bassett VFW Post 6342 & parade participants will march down Main Street and stop at the Memorial Town Hall building for a ceremony, before completing the march to the Village Haven restaurant. All veterans are welcome to march.
Chepachet Village, Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Memorial honoring fallen war vets to follow at Acote Hill Cemetery
Freedom Park, Harrisville, Memorial Day ceremony with the Burrillville Allied Veterans Council, 11 a.m. With the Allied Veterans Honor Guard, and the Burrillville High School band and select chorus.
Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Fixed Income, 2 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Stale Harvest, 2 p.m.