The weekend: Salute to Service, Theater Tech Day among 27 things to do in northern Rhode Island

Catch Edge of Dreams at Hill's Tavern on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.

Northern, RI – Welcome back to The Weekend, northern Rhode Island, our roundup of the best events and activities in happening right here in our small towns.

This week, we’ll get you started a little early with some Thursday evening happenings – including an appearance by Nolan Leite at Hill’s Tavern.

On Friday, support the Bronco girls’ basketball teams and pay your respect to local veterans at a special Salute to Service before tip off.

And on Saturday, stop by the Assembly Theatre in Burrillville for Tech Day, a free event teaching the basics of lighting, sound and more.

Of course, however you spend your time, we hope you enjoy it, and carve out some time for our great local events and venues.

Thursday, Jan. 19

American Legion Hall, 103 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville, Urinetown auditions, 6-9 p.m. Musical comedy to be performed at the Assembly Theatre in May. Learn more here.

North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., North Smithfield, Stop Torture RI discussion of criminal justice, 6-7:30 p.m. A coalition devoted to ending unaccountable and prolonged solitary confinement in Rhode Island, will sponsor a panel,  

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Nolan Leite, 7-10 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.-12:30 a.m.

Gator’s Pub, 1402 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, Karaoke, 9 p.m.

David Penza will be at Uncle Ronnie’s Tavern Friday night.

Friday, Jan. 20   

The Taco Shop, 459 Chapel St., Harrisville, Austin T. Levy PTA fundraiser 3-8 p.m. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the PTA.

Glocester Manton Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, Glocester, Movie Night, 5-7 p.m. Showing Secret Headquarters with pizza, popcorn and snacks. Guests are instructed to bring something comfortable to sit on and to register in advance here.

The Creative Room, 6 Money Hill Road, Chepachet, Kids’ Night Out, 5:30-7 p.m. Drop off event where kids will be using oil pastels to create a cozy piece of winter art on black canvas. Hot cocoa will be served. Recommended ages 8 and up. Tickets cost $25 and can be found here.

Burrillville High School, 425 East Ave., Burrilliville, Salute to Service Game, 6 p.m. The Girls Basketball team along with the Rhode Island National Guard will be hosting a recognition of those who have served in the Bronco dome. Current and former military members are invited to come and be recognized before 6:30 p.m. tip-off.

The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, Cup of Cocoa Paint Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Paint a cozy winter scene. Details available at

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, David Penza, 8-11 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Walason & Cairo, 8 p.m.

Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Karaoke with Rob & Andrew Ashton, 8:30 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, DJ Don, 9 p.m.

Catch Sweetner Band at Cady’s Tavern Saturday night.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Berean Baptist Church, 474 Chapel St., Harrisville, Family Clothing Resource, 8:30 -11:30 a.m. Offering gently used free clothing for men, women and children plus shoes, coats and more. Also accepting donations of in season fall/winter clothing, shoes and jackets. Most needed is infant boys’ and men’s clothing. Open to Burrillville, Glocester, Scituate, Foster & North Smithfield residents. ID required upon first visit.

The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, Theatre Tech Day, 1-4 p.m. Learn all things tech at this free all ages event including training on basic lights & sound, set building & moving, stage safety & more. All are welcome.

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Winter Fest 2023 – Monochromatic Black, 1:30 p.m. – night. Comedian, food, vendors, music, drinks, bonfire & more. 18 plus, $20 in advance or $25 at the door. 

Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Jesse Desorcy

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Sweetner Band, 8 p.m.

Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, Karaoke with RVB Entertainment, 8 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Pinewood Pizza & Pub, 16 Cherry Lane, Chepachet, Glocester Lions Club Meat Raffle, 1 p.m. Tickets will be $30 for 26 chances or $60 for three sheets, with a 50/50 raffle for $5 per chance and a free buffet with the purchase of tickets

Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Meat raffle, noon-2 p.m., Edge of Dreams, 2-5 p.m.

Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.

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