Musicals, poetry, comedy, top music performers, and a special Friday the 13th haunted event!!

 

 

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ART

 

 

Brian Matta: Art Opening Reception

 

April 14th, 7 PM - 9 PM

Check out the newest art installation of local artist Brian Matta!

 

News Cafe

43 Broad St., Pawtucket

 

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CULTURE

 

 

Paint and Vino painting sessions

 

April 11th - 14th @ 7 PM

April 15th @ 1 PM

 

Come enjoy fun stroke-by-stroke painting sessions instructed by local artists at Rhode Island's first Paint and Wine Studio. No painting experience is necessary.

 

Paint and Vino

150 Main St., Pawtucket

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Myths and Mysteries Paranormal Investigations

 

April 13th @ 7:30 PM

 

This Friday the 13th...join renowned New England paranormal expert and Slater Mill interpreter Carl L. Johnson for a guided investigation of their three historic buildings, after dark.

 

Slater Mill

67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket

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Robert Chiles talk on American Progressivism

 

April 15th @ 1:30 PM

 

Historian Robert Chiles peers into 1928 Democratic presidential nominee, Alfred E. Smith’s work and uncovers a distinctive strain of American progressivism that resonated among urban, ethnic, working-class Americans in the early twentieth century.

 

Museum of Work &Culture

42 South Main St., Woonsocket

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"Encuentro" - RI's 33rd State Historic Preservation Conference

 

Registration closes on April 17th

 

Focusing on Latino heritage, this event features keynote addresses, and visits to Latino neighborhoods, historic places associated with underrepresented communities (Providence’s Chinatown, LGBTQ history, African Americans of College Hill, Pond Street), urban renewal, public art, and more.

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MUSIC

 

 

George Thorogood

 

April 13th @ 8 PM

 

Come experience that familiar snarl as a slide guitar rips open the room, and you know you’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. 

 

Twin River Event Center

100 Twin River Rd., Lincoln

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The Low Cards with Barn Burning and Divey

 

April 13th @ 9 PM

 

Rock & roll, swamp rock, roots rock... The Low Cards have been described as many things, one thing's for sure, they rock.

 

News Cafe

43 Broad St., Pawtucket

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Paul Nelson

 

April 14th @ 8 PM

 

Recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers, this Grammy Award winner has the distinction of being the hand-picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter.

 

Chan's

267 Main St., Woonsocket

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Matthew Byrne

 

April 15th @ 7 PM

 

Tradition thrives on the song – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – Byrne’s music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements.

 

Blackstone River Theatre

549 Broad St., Cumberland

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THEATRE

 

 

"The Lion King Jr."

 

April 13th & 14th @ 7:30 PM

April 15th @ 2 PM

 

Hakuna Matata! Cast your worries aside and celebrate the “Circle of Life” in this LIVE youth stage production with Simba, Rafi­ki and a colorful cast of characters!

 

Stadium Theatre

28 Monument Sq., Woonsocket

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"Forever Plaid"

 

April 13, 14th, 20th & 21st @ 7:30 PM

April 15th & 22nd @ 2 PM

 

A quartet of four school pals discover their mutual love of music, especially the close harmony of their idols: The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts, and soon start rehearsing their music together.

 

The Community Players

350 Division St., Pawtucket

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Improv Comedy Theater Triple Feature

 

April 13th @ 8 PM

 

Haunted Couch is a three-woman troupe that weaves a beautiful tapestry of comedy followed by real-life married couple Greg and Casey in Must Love Improv helping a fictional couple find love. Door Waffle closes the night out with their trademark unpredictability and wackiness. They’re a real-life married couple, too!

 

Wage House

560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket

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"Poets On Fire"

 

April 14th @ 7:30 PM

April 15th @ 2 PM

 

3rd Annual celebration of very diverse group of poets and their works. The theme this year is WOKE!

 

Mixed Magic Theatre

560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket

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BLACKSTONE VALLEY TOURISM COUNCIL EVENTS

 

 

2nd Annual Don't Litter

Poster & Video Contest

 

Deadline: April 13th

 

Once again KBVB & the PAWSOX are hosting our "Don’t Litter" contest. Students of all ages can help bring awareness to the problem of litter in our area and how we might combat this issue.

The PawSox have a wonderful prize package for the top 3 winners!

 

Be creative & share your message on why litter is harmful.

 

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful

175 Main St., Pawtucket

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Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful Day at the PawSox

 

April 22nd @ 1:35 PM

 

Earth Day, an international holiday to bring attention to our

environment, will now be also celebrated at McCoy Stadium.

 

By purchasing your tickets through this special link, the Pawtucket Red Sox will donate 50% of the ticket sale directly to Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, as well as offering each visitor a $2 concession stand voucher!

 

McCoy Stadium

1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket

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Blackstone Culinaria Food Tour - Fuel Restaurant & Sports Bar

 

May 9th @ 6 PM

 

Join us as we’ll watch a pizza-making demonstration to learn about their special Forza Forni pizza oven and then enjoy a pizza buffet with salad and “spare tires” for dessert! Also, includes a complimentary pizza card for a return visit!!! During the meal you’ll enjoy this new glass-walled venue overlooking the races at R1 Indoor Karting!

 

Fuel Restaurant at R1 Karting

100 Higginson Ave., Lincoln

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13th Annual Blackstone Valley Heritage Charity Golf Tournament

 

June 11th @ 11:30 AM

 

Join 100 business leaders at this relaxed charity golf tournament for a fun day of golfing, networking (and of course eating & drinking!) to benefit Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's youth environmental education programs.

 

Crystal Lake

100 Broncos Hwy., Burrillville

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