Northern, RI – “What’s there to do this weekend?” you ask.
We have a few ideas, and they’re all close to home.
Welcome to The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, our weekly roundup of all the fun you can find in a three-town radius over the next four days.
This week’s highlights include a Van Gogh-inspired painting brunch at Burrillville’s Art Box Studio on Sunday. It’s the final week to catch a free show at the Stillwater Mill pavilion with the Riverwalk Concert Series Saturday evening, and on Sunday, Mulberry Vineyards will offer live entertainment to enjoy with your vino.
Sunday night, don’t forget to visit the grounds of the Assembly Theatre for live music, libations and a variety of culinary delights at the Assembly of Food Trucks.
Make the most of what’s left of the summer with a stop to these great local venues. Tell them NRI NOW sent you.
Thursday, August 18
North Smithfield Town Hall gazebo, 84 Green St., Free summer concert with The Friday Episode and food truck on site, 5-7 p.m.
George Washington Management Area, 2185 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization’s annual Summer Twilight Woods Walk, 6 to 8 p.m. No registration is needed for the free walk.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Open mic with Lori Silvia, 7 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 7:30 p.m.
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.
Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Friday, August 19
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Papa Joe, 7 p.m.
Chapman’s Food & Drink, 1950 Broncos Highway, Harrisville, Cornhole tournament, 5:30 p.m., $10 buy- in
Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club, 200 Brook Road, Harrisville, Beginner Skeet, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public with non-member rounds at $5
Johnny’s Victory Diner, 2731 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Corrine Southern, 6-9 p.m. On the deck, weather permitting
Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt & Company, 7 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, live music, 8 p.m.
Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 20
Stillwater Mill Center, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Burrillville Farmer’s Market, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Local goods and produce, horse-drawn carriage rides.
Century 21 Limitless, 1160 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Backpack drive, 10 a.m. to noon. Drop off donation of school supplies for kids in advance of the start of the new school year.
90 Maureen Circle, Nasonville, Ben’s Lemonade Stand, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring raffles, activities and more, with all proceeds donated to the Burrillville Animal Shelter
Stillwater Mill Center, 75 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Riverwalk Times presents Jesse Liam Band, 6 p.m. Free concert with Dinolicious food truck. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Brothers All Band, 8 p.m
Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, The Northeast Groove, 7 p.m.
Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Back in the Day Band, 8 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Sunday, August 21
St. Theresa’ Church and Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, Nasonville, 99th anniversary celebration, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Details here.
Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane Harrisville, Van Gogh- inspired painting brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 21 plus event with all materials & light refreshments included. Tickets $40 here.
Mulberry Vineyards, 95 Pound Road, Chepachet, Michael Sullivan and Elise Testone, 1-4 p.m
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Rob Benton, 1 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Lindy’s Tavern, 98 School St., North Smithfield, Don Colt’s open mic, 1 p.m.
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, live music, 2 p.m.
Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, Sunflower board painting, 2 p.m., Sign up via code on Facebook
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.
The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, The Assembly of Food Trucks, 5 p.m. Live music, drinks by Trinity Brewhouse and a variety of food vendors for purchase.
Editor’s note: An original version of this article also highlighted “pick your own peaches” at Goodwin Brothers Farm Stand, but we have since learned that pick your own has ended. Fresh peaches are still available for purchase at the stand.