Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 6/9/17, including:
Wicked Fun in the 401
Tue, June 13, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
West Warwick Public Library
You’re invited to attend a free test screening of a feature length film set for release in 2017.
Genre – Sci-Fi Rom-Com
Film companies sometimes rely on the input of the general public to gauge reaction and to further inform the creative process. This is a rare opportunity to see a film before it’s finished and give your feedback.
Seating for this event is limited and we recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to start time.
Attendees are asked to fill out an anonymous survey after the film.
Ocean State BBQ Festival
the Steel Yard clock
June 9 – June 10
The 2nd Annual Ocean State BBQ Festival is this weekend! Let’s celebrate all that’s locally smoked & grilled with RI based BBQ joints, enthusiasts, and backyarders. Emphasis on Local smokers, Local brews, and Local music!
Friday, June 9, 5pm–10pm
Saturday, June 10, noon–10pm
Tickets $15 each in advance ($20 at the door)
Rain or Shine
A ticket to the OSBBQ Festival gets you in with samples from all food vendors, plus a complimentary beer, cocktail, soda or water. Additional eats and drinks available separately.
FOR EATS: Gotta-Q BBQ – Great Northern BBQ Co. – El Rancho Grande – New England Smoker Rentals – Flatbread Grilled Pizza – Mike’s Ice Truck – Sin Desserts
FOR DRINKS: Revival Brewing – Shiner Bock – Farmer Willie’s Ginger Beer – Little Bitte Artisinal Cocktails – Yacht Club Sodas – New Harvest Coffee – RIBS (RI Brewers Society) samplings
FEATURING: Best Of Smoke-Off competition, KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) rules. Team competition categories: BRISKET, PULLED PORK, CHICKEN, and RIBS. All teams required to smoke on-site overnight for all 4 categories.
Friday’s live music:
– DADDY LONG LEGS (NYC)
– DJ TY JESSO
– THE QUAHOGS
– DJ UNKLE THIRSTY
Saturday’s live music:
– RAVI SHAVI
– THE RED PENNYS
– DJ RED DAWN
– THE LOW CARDS
– THE YOU ROCK SELECT BAND
– BISCUIT CITY
– THE BARLEY HOPPERS
– JUNIOR BEAT
Children under 12 FREE. A face-painter will be there Saturday, Chicken Bingo, cornhole, and a special appearance by the Nazo Pork Squad is on for big family fun as well.
Handicapped parking available on Sims Ave. near main entrance. Please contact us in advance if handicapped parking is needed.
Partial proceeds from ticket sales go to The Steel Yard educational scholarship fund.
WILL BBQ VENDORS BE OFFERING SAMPLES?
Licensed food vendors, yes. With plenty of eats off their curated menus; Competing BBQ teams: no, they’re not permitted to sell food.
IS THE PUBLIC JUDGING THE BBQ COMPETITION?
The competing teams will be making food squarely for the judges, so no, the public at large will not be judging the BBQ competition, except with their wallets.
ARE THER ID REQUIREMENTS OR AN AGE LIMIT TO ENTER THE EVENT?
Children under 12 are free, ages 12–20 ticketed not permitted to drink alcohol, ages 21+ can drink with positive ID of course.
WHAT ARE MY PARKING OPTIONS?
There’s no designated lot, but there is plenty of on-street parking all along Sims Ave. and around the corner on Kinsley Ave. near the Steelyard. There will be handicapped parking near the front entrance as well, please contact us prior to set up a designated handicapped spot.
DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET?
No, as pre-festival online ticket sales end at noon Friday 6/9, we’ll have a list at the Check-In table, beyond that it’s cash & credit card swiping on-site.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
We love dogs, but unfortunately, no dogs allowed– we’re keeping the Dept. of Health happy with this one.
Smoke-Off Rules & Regulations, Sponsorship opportunities, or any questions, let us know thru this page or at: Ocean State BBQ Festival P.O. Box 242 Providence, R.I. 02901
Wicked Family Friendly
Family Day @ South County Musuem
Saturday at 11 AM – 3 PM June 10
Family Day will kick off with story time at 11am with the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library. After story time, let your inner ninja free on the Ninja Course from 12-3pm with Laid-back Fitness.
A Sunset Farm food truck will be onsite in case you get hungry. Enjoy music for kids with Doc Wood’s, along with the SCM’s own amusements. There will also be face painting with South County Art Supply, Farm and Nature tours, Old Time Dress Up, Blacksmith Demos, Antique Automobiles, a Homing Pigeon Demo at 1 pm, and much more!!
Family Day is a celebration of all the museum has to offer, as we open our doors to local families for a day of good old-fashioned fun and games. Non-members: $10/family Members Free