Wicked Rhody: (2/10-2/12/17) 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 2/10/17, including:

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Wicked Interesting:


A Little Night Music: Songs of Shadow & Starlight by Collegium Ancora

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1632834277018522/
  • Sunday at 5 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Rhode Island's Professional Chamber Choir
  • Grace Episcopal Church in Providence
  • Rhode Island's newest chamber choir, Collegium Ancora,  returns to Grace Church with a program featuring songs of darkness, nighttime, and starlight, including Vaughn Williams's Serenade to Music: a rhapsody in 16-parts based on Shakespearean texts. Other highlights include works by Brahms, Barber, Lauridsen, Stanford, and even a little Sondheim. We hope you'll join us! Open admission, $10 suggested donation.
  • Dedicated to enriching the Ocean State through the arts, we perform music from ancient times & modern, sacred & secular, in celebration of the human voice. 
  • Drawn from Rhode Island's state motto, "Hope" (Latin: Ancora), our name reflects our conviction that music not only steadies us in a turbulent world, but also beckons us to transcend what is and dream of what could be.
  • They will be having another performance on the 19th of this month down in Middletown



Wicked Fun in the 401


RI Food Fights - The Spectacular Cookie Smackdown

  • Sunday at 1 PM - 4 PM
  • Hope Artiste Village
  • Welcome to 5th Annual Spectacular Cookie Smackdown where only the finest bakers have been invited to compete for the title of VERY BEST COOKIE in Rhode Island! The BEST cookies in RI and ice cold Yacht Club Soda and New Harvest Coffee Roasters!
  • Edible Creations by Gerry, Bake . Eat . Love, Staysweet Macs, Matos Bakery, Black Tie Cookies, Augusta Street Kitchen, Ocean State Sandwich Company, Julians, The CupCAKE Contessas, and MORE...
  • If you were lucky enough to grab a ticket to ANY of our throwdowns, you know how AWESOME this THROWDOWN will be! If you haven't, don't be slow...this throwdown WILL SELLOUT!


Save The Bay Splash - Saturday 11am at First Beach in Newport


  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1743039879347579/
  • Save The Bay Splash is a family-friendly obstacle course followed by a cold water plunge into Easton's Beach! All proceeds from the event benefit Save The Bay - Narragansett Bay, an organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and improving the ecological health of the Narragansett Bay region.
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • Easton's Beach, Newport 
  • 11:00 AM (Check in starts at 10:00 AM)
  • Ages: 8 years and up
  • Adults: $30
  • Children (12 and under): FREE!
  • Exploration Center: FREE!
  • Participant check-in is at 10:00 am at Easton's Beach Rotunda (in front of the Exploration Center & Aquarium). The first 125 to register receive a medal. The course takes approximately 5 to 7 minutes to complete.
  • After The Splash, registered plungers can dry off and warm up at the Exploration Center and Aquarium free of charge, where some 40 species of Narragansett Bay critters are on display. Plungers can also enjoy discounted tickets, at $15 per person (usually $22), or $14 for members for Save The Bay’s Newport Seal Watch Tours at either 1 or 2 p.m. out of Newport. 

RI Viynl Con



  • https://www.facebook.com/events/369999883335918/?active_tab=about
  • Vintage to modern Vinyl Records of all music variety plus DJ Studebaker Hawk will be spinning Live Vinyl sets all show with FREE ADMISSION for all ages at 11 A.M. 
  • Rhode Island's Premier LP & 45 Vinyl Record event. Analog only
  • Rock-Pop-Blues-Jazz-R&B-Soul-Punk-Funk-EDM-Country-Rap-Dance-Disco-House-Trance-Electronica-Comedy and everything in between!
  • Thousands of Vinyl LPs, 45s and 12 inch Singles
  • Vinyl Records, Memorabilia and DeeJays spinning tunes on Vinyl
  • Anyone with Records can sell at Rhode Island Vinyl-Con. Reserve space by contacting us at bonaroorecords@gmail.com
  • A limited amount of early admission passes are available payable in advance through Paypal at bonaroorecords@gmail.com
  • 8 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. $10. 30 minute break then FREE for all at 11 a.m.


The Wizard of Oz at The Stadium Theater in Woonsocket Opens Friday


  • Runs Friday Saturday,Sunday of this week and Fri/Sat/Sun of next week
  • http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/events/the-wizard-of-oz/195
  • “We’re off to see the wizard!” This production of the classic musical will include all of your favorite songs such as “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland” and “If I Only Had A Brain.” Click your heels together and follow the yellow brick road!
  • When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, meeting a brainless Scarecrow, a heartless Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion along the way!
  • This production, presented by Shining Light Productions, will SOAR with the aid of Flying by Foy, the theatrical flying service. The Wizard of Oz will be an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.


Wicked Romantic



Newport Vineyards WINEterfest - next weekend


  • http://www.newportvineyards.com/events/21st-annual-wineterfest
  • Celebrate the season at our 21st Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, ice wine bar tasting goodness. Enjoy live music from Little Compton Band on Saturday and The Pourmen on Sunday, while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar. Marvel at the creations of our LIVE ice sculpting performance on Saturday or LIVE wine statue on Sunday. Warm your toes in a bucket of grapes by signing up to compete in one of our Grape Stomp Competitions!
  • Friday night: Sip, savor and swing into WINEterfest Weekend with our Speakeasy Soiree. Dance the night away with music from members of the New Providence Big Band, a welcome glass of wine and handcrafted light fare. Speakeasy attire and flare encouraged!
  • Saturday, February 18
  • Ongoing from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • LIVE Ice Sculpture Performance 12pm – 2:30
  • Grape Stomping Competition at 1:00 and 3:00 – click here (limited spots available)*
  • Sunday, February 19
  • Ongoing from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • LIVE Wine Statue 12:00pm – 4pm
  • Grape Stomping Competition at 1:00 and 3:00 – click here (limited spots available)*
  • $25 in advance ($28 at the door)
  • $20 for Case Club/Cru Club members (Discount Code Required - must provide member number or verification) 
  • Includes wine tasting
  • (wine by the glass and food items available for cash purchase)




Wicked Family Friendly




An Evening With Mat Franco  -     Magician


  • Saturday 7-9pm
  • The Ryan Center
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/199472460475051/
  • A Johnston, Rhode Island native and 2010 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Mat is the first and only magician ever to win NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Franco is now headlining his show “Magic Reinvented Nightly” at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, an improvisation-fueled act offering boundless fun and a stunning sense of thrill and wonder.

Give-Aways

2 Tickets to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's February 17 performance


  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 at 6:30pm
  • The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra (RIPYO) performs on stage with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in their annual Side-by-Side concert on Friday, February 17 at 6:30pm at The VETS in Providence, as part of the evening’s AMICA Rush Hour program. The concert, conducted by Music Director Larry Rachleff, features the top-level RIPYO Symphony Orchestra, led by Youth Orchestra Director and Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Alexey Shabalin, performing the final movements of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Also on the evening’s program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica).
  • Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org or by calling the RI Philharmonic Box Office at 401.248.7000.
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