Wicked Rhody: (3/2/18 - 3/4/18) A Podcast About Rhode Island Life and Events

Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben discuss Rhode Island life, ideas, events, and stuff to do for the week of March 2nd.

Wicked Interesting

Providence Preservation Society Speak Easy
The PPS Winter Bash
Glitz & Glamour: A Speakeasy Affair
About the Bash/PPS
This is Providence Preservation Society’s 15th Winter Bash Costume Party
Alex and Ani is this year’s host sponsor so it’s sure to be a top-notch event
PPS is a 60-year-old nonprofit organization that advocates for historic preservation and thoughtful urban
They’re credited with helping to save some of Providence’s most iconic buildings and neighborhoods: from Benefit Street itself to The Providence Arcade. Just last week their advocacy work was in the news for encouraging Brown to change its plans for its new Performing Arts Center so that it won’t require the demolition of 5 more historic houses on College Hill.
Last year’s PPS Bash won two Best of Rhode Island awards- both for Providence and statewide
It’s held each year in a historic space-in-transition to showcase the potential in old city buildings
It attracts more than 500 people ages 21 to 91! It has quite a following and helps PPS continue to advocate for the city’s unique historic and character.
Logistics and details
This Saturday, March 3, 8 pm- midnight
At ALCO in the Valley neighborhood- 317 Iron Horse Way
Get a discount on advance tickets through TODAY ONLY (March 1) at ppsri.org/bash
Prices go up at the door!
This year’s Bash is in the last space in the old American Locomotive Company complex to be “saved”
It’s being beautifully rehabbed by The Foundry Associates
The Speakeasy theme pays tribute to a bustling era in the site’s history- the early 20th century
Expect an authentic Speakeasy feel, old fashioned cocktails, vintage photo opps
Live performances by Katie Kleyla and Providence Swings, and a fabulous DJ from All That Events
Plus a great spread again this year of complimentary bites from local restaurants and vendors
Costumes are optional but encouraged- these could range from all-out-glam to gangster to flapper

Wicked Fun in the 401

The 2018 Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Parade
The parade starts at noon sharp on Saturday, March 3rd. The start location is behind McCoy Stadium, at the corner of Division and South Bend. The parade can be viewed from South Bend, Walcott, across the highway down past APEX, and ending at City Hall. See the map within the event for details.
Following the parade join us in the Armory on Exchange St. for the huge after party! Food, drinks, vendors, and live Irish music from 1pm until the early evening usually. (6pm)
Bring cash, $2 at the door for entry. The vendors are likely to be cash only along with the food and drink.
Check out the road race prior to the parade. www.irish5k.com
The Guinness Tour De Patrick is a 3 part 5K race series in Rhode Island over the month of March where runners and walkers can run/walk and accumulate their times and score in the overall Tour De Patrick in addition to scoring at each individual race.
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
Caribbean Rhythms Percussion Workshop w/ Jesús Andujar
Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island - Sunday, March 4
Learn the rhythms and hand techniques of the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti. Play in community with the entire class and grow your skills as a percussionist.

Students must have their own conga or bongo drum.
Kids and Youth (10-15 years): 4-5pm
Adults (16+): 5-6pm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Cost: $17 for single drop-in class
Advanced students interested, please contact info@sccri.org for other information or phone (401)228-3630.
 National Anthem Auditions - Paw Sox
Sunday 11-3, Warwick Mall
The Pawtucket Red Sox are offering fans the special opportunity to sing the National Anthem prior to a PawSox game at McCoy Stadium during the upcoming 2018 season. The PawSox will hold auditions for interested singers and musicians on Sunday, March 4 from 1-3 pm at the Warwick Mall on 400 Bald Hill Road in Warwick, RI. "O Say Can You Sing?" will take place at the "center mall."
Individuals or groups can register online at pawsox.com; however, musical artists can also be accommodated at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wicked Family Friendly

The Yawgoo Valley Ski & Tubing Winter Festival and Customer Appreciate Day
Sunday, March 4th (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Yawgoo offer BOGO all-day lift tickets with a jar of peanut butter or $5 donation (proceeds go to the Johnnycake Center Food Bank in Peace Dale, RI).
Events include:
Shredder’s (our mascot) On-The-Snow Parade
Crazy Egg Contest (guests find plastic eggs on the hill and redeem for prizes)
Trails 2 Rails (ski/snowboard contest)
Any Which Way You Can Race (cardboard box on snow derby)
CatCountry 98.1 playing music as well as other area vendors to mingle with!

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