Northern, RI – It’s a long weekend for many with President’s Day on Monday, and there are plenty of great things happening in our small towns in northern Rhode Island.
Welcome to The Weekend, our roundup of all the entertainment you can find in a three-town radius, one day early this week so you can get a jump-start on the fun.
This week, show off your talent with an audition for AssemGlee on Thursday, or hit up Trivia Night at Bravo Brewing Company.
There are two free, guided hikes to choose from on Saturday, and plenty of time afterwards to swing by “Betty’s Boutique,” a popup shop featuring snarky, witty and dark-humored clothing and gifts created by North Smithfield resident Heather Cardone. At night, check out Two for the Road at Burrillville’s newest bar, Elayna’s, or catch The Northern Pike at Spritzer’s Bar.
Of course, however you spend your time, we hope you make the most of the weekend, and that you get a chance to visit some of our great local venues.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Art Box Studio, 180 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Wine Cork Boards, 5:30-7 p.m. $35 at https://www.artboxstudiori.com/ BYOB always welcome.
The Assembly Theatre, 26 East Ave., Harrisville, Auditions for AssemGlee, 6 p.m. The theater is seeking talented performers of all types including theater, dance and vocal, ages 10 to 99 for a new show.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Trivia night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. with Pa’s Monte Food Truck
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, BobKat, 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.
Friday, Feb. 17
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, The Burgundian food truck, 5-9 p.m.
Dev’s Cafe, 341 Chapel St. Harrisville, Friday Meat Raffle, 8 p.m. DJ Wisevlad
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Karaoke with DJ Sergio, 8:30 p.m.
Pascoag Cafe, 150 Main St. Pascoag, DJ Don, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Aldi’s market parking lot, Dowling Village, North Smithfield, North Smithfield Parks & Recreation guided tour of Booth Pond and the old Souza Farm, 9:30 a.m. Explore the 132-acre protected area behind on the North Smithfield/Woonsocket line. Open to the public. Hikers are advised to wear long shirts, pants and hiking shoes, use insect repellent and bring a bottle of water.
Callahan School parking lot, Callahan School Street, Harrisville, Burrillville Conservation Commission guided hike of Nipmuc River Trail, 9:45 a.m. Board a bus for a short drive to trailhead for hike lead by Martha Thoman. No dogs, dress warmly. Weather date 2/25.
Bitter Betty’s Boutique, 700 Pound Hill Road, North Smithfield, Pop-up shop, Noon-3 p.m. Check out a collection of snarky, witty and dark humored clothing. 10 percent off to all in person shoppers.
The Hype RI, 401 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Tea with Tate, 1-3 p.m. Meet Glocester police K-9 Tate and purchase 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit Glocester resident, Noah, who has been battling neuroblastoma
The Art of You, 73 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield, Art from toilet paper rolls, 1-2:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per child and $15 per adult.
Jesse Smith Memorial Library 100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, STEM Saturday for Kids – Color Exploration, 1-2 p.m. Drop in the Children’s Program Room to explore color through hands-on activities. Best for kids ages 10 and under with an adult caregiver.
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Everything ‘An food truck, 2-9 p.m
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Edge of Dreams, 2-6 p.m. DJ Vlad, 8 p.m.-midnight
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Annual fundraiser for Hartwell Motorsports Team, 2 p.m.
Roast beef dinner, raffles & racing. Tickets are $20 & available at the bar. Stumbling Murphy, 8-11:30 p.m.
Glad Tidings Community Church at 111 Victory Highway, Movie Night, 6-8:30 p.m. Left Behind with Nicholas Cage. The event will have free admissions, childcare and refreshments.
Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 28, 1418 Plainfield Pike, Cranston, Ponaganset Cheerleading Comedy Fundraiser, 6 p.m. 18 plus event, with a cash bar, raffles, a 50/50 drawing. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at funny4funds.com/events.
Elayna’s, 88 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Two for the Road, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Toti’s Tavern, 8 Callahan School St., Harrisville, Charlie Jay
Spritzer’s Bar, 63 Grove St., Pascoag, The Northern Pike, 8-11 p.m
Uncle Ronnie’s Red Tavern, 2692 Victory Highway, Nasonville, Music Bingo, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 19
Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., Pascoag, Lena’s Litos noon-5 p.m.
Hill’s Tavern & Grill, 417 Putnam Pike Chepachet, Dirty Old Men, 2-5 p.m., Meat raffle, 6 p.m.
Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Roadhouse Blues Jam, 3 p.m.