Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 5/12/17, including:

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Mother’s Day Boat Rideshttps://www.facebook.com/events/1113587618745782/Sunday 10-7Providence River Boat Company in PVD

Our family-friendly Mother’s Day rides throughout the Providence River, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor are the perfect idea for a relaxing day out with Mom! Complimentary Prosecco will be served and there’s a PVD Food Truck Events food truck festival in the parking lot from 12p-3pm, too! Our 50-minute tours will run all day, from 10am to 7pm, join us!

Wicked Fun in the 401 

Providence Roller Derby presents a DOUBLE HEADER!Saturday, May 13 – Thayer Arena in Warwick

RI Riveters vs Roller Derby QuébecKillah Bees vs. Boston Commons

When: Saturday May 13, 2017Doors 5:30 PM

1st bout, Bees vs. Boston 6:00 PM2nd bout Riveters vs. Quebec 8:30 PM

Where: 975 Sandy Ln. Warwick, RI 02889

Tickets are General Admission:Adults $10, Kids 5-12 $5, Kids under 5 are free!

Bleacher seats are available; bring a chair for track side seating.

Seating is first come first serve.

The snack bar will be open. 

We will have Merchandise for purchase including a new seasonal logo available in a tee and a tank.

Our fan zone will be up for poster making.

There will be a 50/50 raffle to win money and a wheel toss game to win tickets to another bout this season.

The PHOTO BOOTH will be set up!THERE WILL BE BEER AND WINE FOR PURCHASE! Don’t forget your I.D.

Great Swamp Tour


Saturday 10-4

The Kayak Center of RI in NK

This trip is an excursion into hidden jungle-like retreats that cannot be reached in any other way. We’ll float into a vast state-owned management area on one river, paddle through shallow ponds, and follow a river that snakes its way through dense vine-draped vegetation. The Great Swamp is home to many habitats, migratory birds and a host of small mammals. There will be no doubt in your mind why we call this the Great Swamp Adventure. Pack your lunch and a camera!

2nd Annual Providence Police Memorial 5k Road Race

Sunday May 14, Check link for various start times, all in the morning though!


Join the Providence Police and the Dorian J. Murray Foundation on Sunday, May 14th for the 2nd 

Annual Providence Police Memorial 5k Road Race and Kid Run! This race is held in memory of those Providence Police Officers who were killed in the line-of-duty.

In 2016 over 1200 runners participated in the inaugural race! The atmosphere was electric as runners crossed the finish line at center court inside the Dunkin Donuts Center for the first time in the city’s history.

The goal for 2017 is to have over 2000 runners supporting the men and women of the Providence Police Department. The proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to Special Olympics Rhode Island, The Dorian J. Murray Foundation, and the Providence Plice Foundation.

2nd Sunday Hunts Mills Hike & Historic House Tour


Sunday 1:30-365 Hunts Mills Rd, Rumford

Come enjoy a refreshing spring walk at historic Hunts Mills! The East Providence Conservation Commission with the Providence County Hiking Club and the Ten Mile River Watershed Council have been asked by the East Providence Historical Society to lead guided hikes of the grounds at Hunts Mills to coincide with their monthly open house. The hike will begin at 1:30 and last approximately an hour. The John Hunt House, home of the East Providence Historical Society and a museum of East Providence history, will remain open until 3 pm. 

Wicked Romantic

Summer of Love Concert – Stadium Theater, Saturday, May 13 at 8pm!


Featuring Glen Burtnik, alumnus of Styx and the original Beatlemania, and the Summer of Love Experience.

“All You Need Is Love”! This groovy concert focuses on the iconic music from between the ‘67 release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Woodstock in ‘69. Travel back in time to music by The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joplin and Hendrix to name a few.

This year, Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert will be Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love – 1967, focusing on musical highlights of that year (as well as great songs from 1968 and 1969) which unofficially kicked off with the release of The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band plus the release of many seminal rock albums.

Joined by 12 or more performers including a horn section, strings, keyboardists, percussionists, background vocalists and an incredible rock rhythm section, the Summer of Love Experience recreates “note for note and absolutely live” the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation. 

Wicked Family Friendly 

Dragons love Tacos Tour stop

Barrington Books

Wednesday 10:30-11:30


Barrington Books will host the Dragons Love Tacos Tour on Wednesday, May 17th at 10:30 AM to celebrate the release of DRAGONS LOVE TACOS 2: THE SEQUEL (on sale: May 2, 2017). Hear the hilarious story read aloud and have your picture taken with the larger than life Taco Dragon costume!


The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times best seller, perfect for story time. News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . . The award-winning creators of Robo-Sauce return with a gut-bustingly hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon Dragons Love Tacos.

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