Wicked Rhody: (10/30-11/5) Rhode Island 's Podcast About Life and Events in Providence, Newport and the Divine Ocean State



Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 10/29/16, including:



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Well In celebration of National Adoption Month, Adoption Rhode Island has exciting month-long, schedule of workshops, information events, fundraisiers and more!   Among the early events is the first annual ARI Family Fun, Health & Wellness Day – being held Sunday, November 6 from 1-4pm at the Pawtucket YMCA.  There will be Martial Arts Demonstrations, Smoothing Making Demonstrations, Zumba, Basketball and much more.

There are more events coming for you can join Adoption Rhode Island in helping spread the word about the need for adoptive families as the many ways you can help make a difference in the life of a child in foster care!
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Wicked Fun in the 401

  • Wintertime Market Opening Day - Saturday Nov 5
    • 9am - 1pm
    • Farm Fresh RI's Wintertime Farmers Market is opening for its 10th season! The largest market of its kind in New England, it will be open every Saturday through April 29, 2017 from 9am to 1pm — this year including both December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Years Eve). That means extra holiday shopping opportunities for consumers and more chances to support local businesses.
    • To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the wintertime market, Farm Fresh RI will be hosting special events, cooking demos, give-aways, and sales throughout the season. Ever growing, the 2016-2017 Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market will be home to a bustling community of shoppers, families, musicians, artists, growers, and artisans gathering over a shared interest in delicious locally grown foods.
    • The market will feature over 80 new and returning vendors selling a huge array of local products, from fresh produce, seafood, poultry, meats, and cheeses to baked goods, prepared foods, herbal remedies, seasonal flowers and wreaths… and so much more!
    • The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market is located in two spacious hallways of the Hope Artiste Village at 1005 and 999 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. The R-Line bus literally stops at the market’s front door. Multiple parking lots are provided for convenience, and street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Ramp accessibility is located at the 999 Main St entrance and in the building’s center courtyard.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Presented by Encore Kids and if you follow the link in our show notes, you’ll see a video sneak-peak of the amazing talent this cast has!


  • Food Truck Sunday Funday - Sunday November 6 12:30pm - 4:30pm
    • Come join us as we kick off our new weekly event. Starting on November 6th the Hot Club parking lot will be transformed into Food Truck Sunday Funday at Hot Club.
    • Experience great local food trucks and live music. Enjoy local beer and a full bar, live music, and boat rides from Providence River Boat Company
    • This is your new Sunday brunch tradition!
    • Admission to the event is free and all ages are welcomed!
    • Enjoy your food on the deck of the outdoor patio or in the warmth and comfort indoors, in the newly renovated and expanded Hot Club.
    • Bring blankets and chairs and explore the numerous areas nearby to enjoy the waterfront view.
    • Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new. Maybe even eat at multiple trucks. Food Trucks accept cash, credit, or debit.
    • The Hot Club (http://hotclubprov.com/) has been in business for over 30 years! An institution in Providence, RI. A great spot right on the waterfront overlooking the city and the Hurricane Barrier. A large outside deck and plenty of indoor seating.

  • Waterfire Providence 4th Annual Salute to Veterans Waterfire, Saturday November 5th
  • Sunset & Lighting will begin at 5:34pm.
  • This is an incredibly important event as the community comes together to recognize the service and sacrifice of the men and women that have served in America’s military. It’s WaterFire Providence’s way of celebrating and thanking our veterans and the night will include a Veterans Resource Fair, ceremonies and tributes throughout the evening.

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Wicked Romantic
“Ben Minus Zoe Minus Ben” at The Artic Playhouse in West Warwick, RI
http://www.thearcticplayhouse.com/shows/ben-minus-zoe-minus-ben/
Daydream Theatre Company and The Arctic Playhouse are proud to present their fall show, "Ben Minus Zoe Minus Ben," a play written and directed by Lenny Schwartz.  The shows take place on select days - November 3, thru the 12th, all at 8pm.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance on their website
Ben Minus Zoe Minus Ben is a science fiction story of sorts that involves a guy named Ben, who has been having visions of a girl his entire life. Yet, she doesn't seem to exist. He assumes he is crazy...until clues start to surface that she may indeed exist. As he starts to unravel, Ben follows the clues towards the girl he dreams about...his one true love.
The Arctic Playhouse is located at 117 Washington St in West Warwick, about 15 minutes south of Providence and as with every show at the Artic Playhouse - there will be free cookies!
As I mentioned, the shows start at 8pm so you can hit up a local restaurant before the show, perhaps the Treehouse Tavern in Warwick which was recently featured on The Phantom Gourmet


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Wicked Family Friendly


Trinity Rep’s “A Christmas Carol” Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year with 52 performances, but don’t wait - get your tickets now because they always sell out!

Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family! Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit.

Shows begin this weekend and as they do every year, there, there is a performance designed to meet the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum, and/or individuals with sensory processing disorders or other cognitive disabilities, this performance features modified sound, lighting and other adjustments. Patrons are invited to make sounds, enter and exit as needed during the performance and enjoy this holiday tradition with their family and community.  This performance will take place on November 12 at Noon, and all the information regarding this performance can be found online, we’ll have the links in our show notes.


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Just Over The Border

Monday, November 7, at 7pm - Meet a New England Patriots Player at Cardi’s Furniture
https://www.facebook.com/events/223387981409398/
Second to last Show of The Cardi’s Furniture Extra Point Football Show at Cardi’s Furniture in South Attleboro, MA with special guest Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots.  Free color autographed photo to the first 100 people to arrive, autographs are limited to a first come first serve basis no personal items can be signed.  Be a part of the radio audience and please share this post to spread the word. Listen Live on Sports Radio 103.7 WEEI-FM.  This live broadcast & taping takes place at Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses, 999 Newport Ave, South Attleboro, MA 02703.


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