Wicked Rhody: (10/6 - 10/8/17) Rhode Island 's Podcast About Life and Events in Providence, Newport and the Ocean State!

Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben discuss Rhode Island life, ideas, events, and stuff to do for the week of October 6th.

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10th Annual Pronk! Festival

Monday, October 9 at 2 PM - 11 PM
PRONK! (the Providence HONK! Festival) presents a heartfelt antidote to mainstream culture by inviting people from all walks of life to come together for a day set aside for the celebration of music. We aim to blur social boundaries between audience and performers as well as between musical genres, resulting in a joyous reclamation of public space.
We are a cacophonous street celebration with out of town brass bands! We are a street intervention like no other, with outfits and misfits from Rhode Island and beyond – musicians, artists, activists, makers, and groups from around Providence – taking over South Water Street as part of the Providence HONK Parade.

RECLAIMS the streets with brass, beats, and feet!
IS a free occupation of public space.
IS people-powered music. No wires, no amps, off the grid.
IS a party.
IS spawned from the original HONK! Festival in Somerville, MA that has “grown into a new type of street band movement—throughout the country and across the globe—outrageous and inclusive, brass and brash, percussive and persuasive, reclaiming public space with a sound that is in your face and out of this world.” (~HONK!)
SUPPORTS education & questioning of mainstream narratives.
IS an antidote to mainstream culture.
IS a celebration of resistance to consumerism, colonialism, hatred, and injustice.
HAPPENS because of the work of hundreds of volunteers.
CELEBRATES Providence.
IS NOT consumer-driven.
ENCOURAGES youth to engage with music and art as a platform for social change.
IS family-friendly.
AIMS to build relationships between and among artists and organizations.
IS NOT a Columbus Day parade.
BELIEVES artists and musicians have something to contribute to social justice movements.
DOES NOT support complacency and unquestioned acceptance.
ASPIRES to spark meaningful dialogues around challenges dividing our communities.
SEEKS to utilize the the visual and auditory noise of artists and local, national, and international street bands to highlight the important work of activists making change in our own community.

We, the community of PRONK! supporters and organizers, recognize that we have a long way to go.

Wicked Fun in the 401


Saturday, October 7th, 12p-8p - Bold Point Park - East Providence, RI
– our official sendoff to summer, and salute to the arrival of autumn, returns to the waterfront at its new location, Bold Point Park on the East Providence waterfront, back on Columbus Day Weekend, for one day only! Join us for our annual reunion of friends enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of our little Bavaria in RI! The Biergartens feature dozens of seasonal, craft, domestic and imported brews, and savory German cuisine complement the lively and spirited sounds of live entertainment.

Event Website: http://www.riwaterfrontevents.com/international-oktoberfest/
$15 advance/$20 day-of event
Prost Pass – $75 advance and day-of event, limited quantities
Children under 12: FREE with a paying adult

Columbus Day Weekend Festival

October 7 – October 9
The Federal Hill Commerce Association will be hosting its Annual Columbus Day Weekend Festival on historic Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island from Oct. 7th through Oct. 9th, 2017. The festival has been recognized as one of the best Columbus Day Festivals to attend, with great food and entertainment.
The Providence Oyster Bar will be featuring its signature raw bar and will be offering craft beer, wine and seasonal cocktails outside as well as a full menu for dinner inside.
The Annual Columbus Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 8th at 11am on Atwells Ave. in Providence, RI.

Kick-Off to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Roger Williams Park Zoo - Oct 5 - Nov 5

Scituate Art Festival


The Scituate Art Festival, in its 51st year, is a favorite Rhode Island tradition over the Columbus Day weekend. The weekend features crafts, fine arts, home decor, food, and of course - the best goat's milk soap and natural bath & personal care items around! Be sure to stop by the Travis Family Farm's TWO booths - one in front of The Country Mutt, LLC RI and the other beside the Old Congregational Church. It's never too early to stock up for Christmas gifts!
For more information on the Scituate Art Festival, please visit http://www.scituateartfestival.org/. For more information on the Travis Family Farm and Rachyl's award-winning goat milk soap, please visit https://www.travisfamilyfarm.com/


Cranberry Harvest Celebration

The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day. You can even put on a pair of waders and step into a corral of berries!
Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals, shop the marketplace with over 40 juried exhibitors from around the region, listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmer’s market and food concession areas for the best fare around.
Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and much more.
The event is held rain or shine. No pets are allowed. Last bus to the cranberry bog departs at 3:30 p.m.
For more information or for vendor applications please visit our website at www.cranberryharvest.org.

Nate Ebner at Cardi’s on Monday Night

7pm - Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Extra Point Show - South Attleboro, MA


Escobar’s Corn Maze 

- 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI
We'd like to invite you to come see the 8 acres of our Corn Maze. You can also visit our concession stand where you can purchase some snacks and a cold drink to help you make it through your adventure in the maze. Pumpkins will be available for purchase starting at the end of September. Souvenir items are also available. Open August 28th-November 8th, daily until Labor Day, weekends after Labor Day. If interested in scheduling a school field trip, contact Lori at (401) 864-1064


  • 2 Tickets to the 10/13/17 concert with the RI Philharmonic. ENTER HERE

(Eckert Preu, the second guest conductor of the Music Director Search Season
Leads the RI Philharmonic Orchestra in Saint-Saens  awe-inspiring "Organ Symphony.”
Saturday, October 14th at The Vets, and in a casual Rush Hour concert - sponsored by Amica Insurance – on the 13th
Also, famed pianist Alon Goldstein returns, performing Mozart’s striking 20th Piano Concerto)

  • 2 Tickets to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo. ENTER HERE
Tickets to be used any Monday – Thursday between October 5 – November 5
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