Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 5/5/17, including:

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Wicked Interesting: 

Final concert with Larry Rachleff

Very few seats remain for Saturday night
–          Friday concert added due to popular demand
–          Special start time – 7pm


Larry Rachleff’s Finale!
Friday, May 5 • 7PM
The VETS, Providence

Larry Rachleff, conductor
Susan Lorette Dunn, mezzo-soprano
DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
CANTELOUBE Songs of the Auvergne
R. STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony

Wicked Fun in the 401 

Taco Fest
Saturday at 11 AM – 6 PM
outdoor celebration of spring with amazing food, music, dancing, and more! Revel in the local flavors, sounds, and textures of our city – all along Westminster Street in downtown Providence.
#tacofestpvd17 is FREE and open to the public.

Whether you like your tacos crispy, spicy, veggie, or fully loaded you are sure to enjoy InDowncity’s Taco Fest 2017! This year, we’ll be welcoming Mijo’s Tacos, Laughing Gorilla, Poco Loco Tacos, Tallulah’s Taqueria, and Fugo. Craving sweets? Like No Udder and Millie’s Macaron Cart will be on hand for all of your dessert needs.

Wash those tacos down with offerings from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails and Trinity Brewhouse at Grant’s Block (260 Westminster street) including sultry margaritas, juicy sangrias and kid friendly beverages too.

This is a family friendly event with face painting, balloons, sidewalk chalk, masks, and many other complimentary activities for kids. Bring your friends, family, kiddos and pups to welcome Spring 2017.

Enchanted Gardens at Blithewold – Sunday, May 7 – Noon to 2pm

Celebrate the return of the fairies to Blithewold’s Enchanted Gardens!
Meander through a magical display of houses along our Shrub Walk and down to the Rock and Water Gardens.

A special scavenger hunt will complete this magical play-day for all ages. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Blithewold’s early summer gardens and grounds. Fairy costumes encouraged!
URI New Music Festival
Sunday at 4 PM – 10 PM

The URI Music Department is pleased to present its inaugural New Music Festival on Sunday, May7, 2017 in the Fine Arts Center. The marathon concert begins at 5 pm and features 35 student, faculty, and alumni performances of works by living composers and artists, including 28 world premieres. Multimedia installations by URI art students will be on view beginning at 4 pm.

From solo pieces to works for chamber orchestra, the diverse concert program features exciting new music for voice, acoustic instruments, electronics, video, and dance. Nine student composers will premiere new works, from piano concertos to jazz combos, and alumni will return to present new compositions.

Free and open to the public
Raid on Spell Hall Reenactment
May 6-7, 2017

The Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead will be hosting a Revolutionary War Reenactment on their 15 acres in Coventry RI. This should prove to be a very exciting event!! There will be authentic Continental and British military camps, musket and cannon demonstration, tours of the completely restored 1770 home of Gen. Nathanael Greene, Spell Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the highlight of each day will be two battles in which Continental Regulars, French and Militia troops will battle British Regulars and Loyalist troops intent on taking the home of George Washington’s second in command and most trusted general. We have recently opened up quite a bit of our fields as well.

Come One, Come All! Spread the word!

Host Units: 3rd Massachusetts Regt,

Le 13eme Regt Bourbonnais

HM 54th Regt. of Foot
Capt. Dave Bernier and Maj. Steve Gardner Commanding

18th Century Craftsmen, Artisans, and Sutlers are very welcome.

All units and individuals wishing to participate, please contact
Dave Procaccini @ nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com

For more information visit our website www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org

The Gen. Nathaniel Greene Homestead
50 Taft St
Coventry RI

Wicked Tasty 

There are more than 75 independent food truck vendors serving the Rhode Island

PVD Food Truck Events will roll in to community events in Providence, Warwick, Cranston,

Woonsocket and Central Falls this spring and summer.

PVD Food Truck Events plans and executes food events throughout Rhode Island that bring
together community around seasonal food-centric celebrations.

On the first Thursday of every month, food trucks will roll into various Warwick

Warwick food truck night begins on May 4 th from 5pm to 8pm at Norwood Library, 328 Pawtuxet Ave.

PVD Food Truck events looks forward to the May 5 th return of their signature
event- Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park Carousel Village, Providence. This
weekly occurrence has become uber popular for families and foodies alike.

May 4 Warwick Food Truck night 5-8pm, Norwood Library, 328 Pawtuxet Ave

May 5 Food Truck Friday 5-8pm, Roger Williams Park Carousel Village, Providence

May 7 Food Truck Sunday Funday 12-3pm, the Hot Club, Providence

Wicked Family Friendly 

This weeks “Wicked Family Friendly” Event is:

Listener Suggestions:

Kristen Minsky – Chifferobe Presents Hair of The Pup is taking place at Easy Entertaining Inc. on Sunday with brunch seatings at 10am and 12:30pm. Proceeds are going to be donated to Providence Animal Rescue League. Tix are $12-30 and include brunch, show, and donation! ❤️

Jessica Norris Granatiero – The Savory Grape Wine Shop has two great free wine tastings on Friday (5-8 pm) & Saturday (3-6 pm). Friday’s theme Great Derby Sipping Selections and Saturday is an Exploration of South Africa.

Kristen Marrah Lemoine – HOME imagined has a Hi.DIY workshop ($40) on Thursday May 4 at 7 + meet the Dream Makers (free) on Saturday May 6 4-7pm!

Kate Hanley – I’m having a book signing at Books on the Square in Wayland Square on Sunday in support of my new book, Stress Less: Stop Stressing and Start Living. It’s at 3pm AND we’ll be doing a chocolate-eating meditation featuring chocolates from Lindsay Tarnoff and Laughing Gull Chocolates, a fellow Lady Project member! It’s from 3 – 4:30.

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