Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 3/10/17, including:

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The 61st Annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This year, Newport will host its 61st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade itself kicks off at 11am from City Hall on Broadway but the crowds start forming a couple hours beforehand so you’ll want to make sure you’re early.

Plenty of events at Newport’s bars and restaurants before, during and after the the parade.



Wicked Fun in the 401

New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) Winter Percussion & Color Guard Competition – Cranston East High School – Sunday March 12 – 11am – 2pm

For the 2nd time, Cranston High School East plays host to 12 groups competing in the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) competition! Don’t miss this chance to experience an exciting display of percussive arts as talented students from all over New England compete in this unique musical format. The event will be held in the GYM at Cranston High School East on SUNDAY March March 12, 2017 – bring your friends and family!

Adult Admission $10.00
Seniors/Students $8.00
Children 6 and Under – Free

DOORS OPEN at 11am; SHOW STARTS at 12pm

Zoot Suit Ball

Brown University

Friday March 11, 8-midnight
Join the Compaq Big Band on Friday March 11th as we return to one of our favorite, highest energy, longtime annual gigs, the Brown University ‘Zoot Suit Ball’ in Providence, RI. This is a FREE, PUBLIC dance presented by theBrown Swing Club. There is beginner-friendly group lesson from 8:00pm to 9:00pm, and the band plays 9:00pm to Midnight. Dancers of all levels and age groups, singles, couples, and groups are welcomed.
The venue is Sayles Hall on the Brown campus. Midway between Waterman and George Streets – use the map to navigate or “79 Waterman Street Providence RI”. This stately old building will be jumpin’ that night! Classy attire encouraged.

The Magic of ABBA – featuring Abbacadabra at Stadium Theater

With the new resurgence of the ‘70s, portrayed in part by the hugely popular live musical production and now the world wide release of “Mamma Mia” – The Movie, the music of ABBA is finding its way back into the hearts of those who lived it then and taking over the hearts of those who are experiencing it for the first time now.

Abbacadabra promises to continue the momentum! Abbacadabra is the best ABBA tribute around and they’ll prove it to you as they perform ABBA’s greatest hits in full ABBA fashion and flair! “S.O.S.,” “Super Trooper” and “Dancing Queen” will be re-created with such precision that you’ll swear you are listening to the originals themselves.

Tickets: $24, $29, $36

The Lion King at PPAC
Through MArch 19th

Wicked Family Friendly

Bowled Over for Southern Rhode Island Volunteers – Old Mountain Lanes – Wakefield

Come out and join us on Sunday, March 12th at the Old Mountain Lanes for the Edna Berniers’ Memorial Bowling event. There will be raffles and prizes for participants. All proceeds raised support services for elderly and disabled adults across Southern Rhode Island.
Registration starts at 10:00 and bowling starts at 12:00!


Just Over The Border

Visit Hampshire County

Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentBy taking the Living Building ChallengeTM for its new location, The Hitchcock Center for the Environment aims to be the first “living” environmental education center in New England. The 9,000 sq. ft. facility features a Visitor’s Center, Den and Nest Courtyards, native landscaping, an Ecotone walkway, and more, create a seamless and robust educational experience for visitors and program participants. The surrounding land enhances the Center with its miles of trails and various ecosystems, creating an extension of the building and the education it provides. www.hitchcockcenter.org

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriot in Hadley, and it was great,

Esselon CaféIndependently owned and operated, Esselon was founded in June 2006 and has grown from an award winning cafe, to a retail and wholesale provider of fresh-roasted artisan coffees, fine teas, and coffee equipment, coffee and accessories.

2017 Comedy Night – Saturday, March 11
Holiday Inn – Taunton/Foxboro

Norton Firefighters Local 2678 Presents their Comedy Night Featuring Comedians seen on Comedy Central and at the Comedy Connection: Michael Petit, Harrison Stebbins, and Rob Pierce.
Tickets $15 pre-order, $20 at the Door. 18+
Doors open 7pm. 50/50 cash raffle, door prizes, raffle items, t-shirts
Come Support your local FireFighters!

Donations are always accepted if you can’t make it!

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