Top 5 Fun Things To Do: Aug 15 – 21

THU 16

Bellerophon and the What Cheer Brigade:​ Synth and electronic music, followed, perhaps literally, by the super friendly marching band. 4:30pm. Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza,
PVD. provparksconservancy.org

SAT 18

RI Blues Fest: ​A locally produced Blues Fest with international performers joins
the pantheon of RI music fests. If you went to the booze fest here last year, just add an “L” and you’re set. Performances by Marcia Ball, the Heather Gillis Band, Jack Broadbent and Neal and the Vipers on Sat, The Dirty Dozen Jazz Band, Selwyn Birchwood, The Lois Greco
Band and Chris Stovall Brown on Sunday, with beer, food trucks, mini golf and batting cages all day both days. Mulligan’s Island, 1000 New London Ave, Cranston. ribluesfest.com

FOO Fest:​ The wackiness returns to Empire Street in one of the summer’s biggest block parties, with a full day’s line-up headlined by Pere Ubu and Rah Digga, and including Show Me the Body, Chachi Carvalho, Lookers, Harvey Garbage, Consuelo’s Revenge,
Black Acid Prophecy, Medusah Black, La Neve, Boo City, Fine, Viennagram, Foolish Heart X Mizuchi, Le Feeling, Space Heater, Rectrix, DirtyDurdie and AS220 Youth’s performers. There will also be art installations, food, drink, anarchic books and other entertaining asides. AS220, Empire St between Washington St and Westminster St, PVD. as220.org

THU 16 – SUN 19

Washington County Fair: ​The long-running 4-H fest of southern RI returns! Open from 10am – 11pm, 78 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Richmond. washingtoncountyfair-ri.com


HP Lovecraft Film Festival: ​Slippery, creepy tales of horror in a PVD tradition. Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, 20 N Main St, PVD. weirdprovidence.org

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