5 Fun Things – 419 – 426

For 4/20 itself, look here!

For Earth Day (4/22), look here!

For shameless self-promotion of Motif’s own 2017 Music Awards (4/23), look here!

For our usual fare, try these:

Fri 21

Peter Ciluzzi: Multi-instrumentalist known for “transformative music without words.” Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House, 209 Douglas Ave, PVD. peterciluzzi.com

Sat 22

Rob Duguay’s Birthday Benefit Bash Pt. 2 at Alchemy: Motif-award-winning The Viennagram brings the indefinable space punk. The Rupert Selection adds Progressive math rock, Volcano Kings surf noir and Tiny Diamond leans toward alt rock. Doctor Fuzz spins. Alchemy, 71 Richmond St, PVD. alchemyri.com

Sat 22 – Sun 23

Rhodey Robin with DC and Carolina Rollergirls: DC Rollergirls and Carolina Rollergirls invited to come up and compete in an entire weekend of Rhodey Roller Derby! The rules – of the sport and the round robin – feel like an IQ test at first, but you get to see some kick ass athletes kick ass. In roller skates. 12pm-10pm (Saturday April 22) 8:30am-4pm (Sunday April 23). Thayer Arena, 275 Sandy Ln, Warwick. providencerollerderby.com 

Sun 23

Crossings: First Works creates a collision between East and West when world-renowned pipa player Yang Wei from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road joins forces with RI’s music/spoken-word performance group Aurea Ensemble. St. Martin’s Church, 50 Orchard St, PVD. first-works.org

RI Music Hall of Fame Jazz Inductions and Concert: Artie Cabral, Dan Moretti, Billy Osborne, and Frank Potenza get inducted, and the concert includes Dan Moretti, Billy Osborne, and Frank Potenza backed by an all-star trio of pianist Tim Ray and 2015 RI Music Hall of Fame inductees Marty Richards on drums and Marty Ballou on bass. 2 – 6pm. Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. Greenwichodeum.com Hey – you can go straight from that to … the Motif Music Awards!

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