Best things to do in RI this week: June 24 – July 1

He will ask daily

An eight-time Boston Music Award winner and two-time New England Music Award winner, Will Daily brings tunes to Askew on June 24. His most recent single “Golden Walker” is poppy rocker bassist. Mary Ellen Jenkins and Robbie Ray complete the bill. 8 Doors at 9 pm. $12. 150 Chestnut St., Providence. details over here.


No movies say summer like driving movies, and Misquamicut Drive-In features fan favorites all week. ABBA and Meryl Streep fans can catch “Mamma Mia!” June 24. The classic “Hocus Pocus” — not the original that was filmed in Rhode Island — takes place on June 25. It’s “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on June 26th, and yes – ’90s kids, rejoice! – “Titanic” July 1st. First come, first stand. $25 per vehicle load. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Preview is at 8 p.m.; Movie at 9 p.m. 316 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. details over here.

Burgers from TrapBox, a modern Latino food truck served in Providence, RI by chef and owner Welby Jennau.TRAPBOX PVD

Beer, tacos…burgers, sushi and brownies

Long Live Beerworks in Providence is collaborating with all kinds of PVD restaurants this week and I’m loving it. On June 24, 26 and 27, it’s Trapbox. Providence foodies may know about the “modern Latin food truck” serving burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and fries. Think sweet Platano tacos—handmade soft tortillas, fried sweet bananas, creamy cilantro, Cotija cheese, pickled pink onions, and cilantro—or the signature earthy burger, made at the Wayland Bakery Brioche Bun.

On June 25, it hosts Long Live Cultro for Dominican-inspired street tacos and aribas. On June 29 – also Trivia Night – they called the Nanu Burmese Fusion, the Asian food truck in Providence. Think sakura bloom rolls, crunchy crab bento, vegan green tea leaf, and inari tofu. And on July 1st, it’s desserts from Clover Desserts. Fingers crossed they have Lucky Charms Gateaux. #MagicallyDelicious. 40R Sprague Street, Providence. details over here.

Water fire!

Hey! Let us gather, my neighbours, to dance and feast on the banks of these waters, to enjoy the legacy of Rudy, our most honored summer tradition: WaterFire. Considering that the summer solstice has just passed, this is technically the first full lighting of summer. I won’t describe the whole thing to you – you know what to expect because WaterFire (one tear) Who are we, darn it.

But a few highlights: the wild fun begins at 6:30; Sunset at 8:25 p.m. The streets of Washington and Stable until 11 p.m. will be crowded with artisans. Watch the glass blow on Canal Street, the master of origami in Market Square, a living statue at the bottom of the Washington Street Bridge. The Starry and Starry Night installation returns to Memorial Park, a comprehensive food fair on Washington Street—from Saugy’s to barbecue—with Trinity Beer Garden on the corner of Steeple and Canal. # GetYourWaterFireOn. details over here.

summer festival

Meanwhile, in Pawtucket, the Guild Brewing Co. The first ever Summerfest. Think live music, “crunchy beer,” and “cookout favorites.” In addition to ice cream from Atomic Blond Ice Cream – a “woman-owned, veteran-owned, gay-owned” ice cream truck offers Willy Wonka-Esque’s dream dessert: “huge ice cream sandwiches” made with giant, real chocolate brownies. “Turtle” sundae – hot caramel fudge with a mix of nuts on chocolate ice cream – corn syrup and shake. Ice cream folks—and you know who you are—might be worth the ride for this cold dessert alone. General Admission $25 (including commemorative glass for the first 400); Designated drivers $5. 1-8 pm 461 Main Street, Pawtucket. details over here.

Marvel-Os Road Race

It’s a great week for Marvel fans. New Strange just hit Disney + And the You can dress up as your favorite avenger in public to race for a good cause.

Yes, after a two-year hiatus, the East Providence AIDS/Walking for Life program is back. According to the subscription, there is a 5 km ride ($35), a 5 km walk (free) and 1 mile (free.) The theme is “It takes a hero to get to zero.” And yes, you can wear clothes. The real question here: Which MCU character would win the road race? My money is on Captain Marvel. # Carol. Registration 8 a.m. Race 9 a.m. Pierce Park, East Providence. details over here And the over here.

me and duke

Blues fans, don’t miss the blues legend born Woonsocket Duke Robilard and jazz trio at The Red Door in Providence on June 27. If you’ve attended one of his shows, you know that many Grammy Award nominees have thrown it in. Not everyone is tapping into Bob Dylan to score (in the Grammy-winning movie Time Out of Mind, no less).

Rhode Islander, who co-founded New England favorite Roomful Of Blues with Al Copley in Westerly in 1967, went on to play in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and leads a solid, award-winning solo career. He has collaborated with Who’s Who from Tom Waits to Maria Muldaur. Get there early – this car will likely fill up quickly. If you missed it, save the date: He will play Nick-a-Nees in Providence on July 5th. 7 p.m. 49 Peak Street, Providence. details over here.

Tennis, anyone?

the love! (Well, sure, I love this one, but I was just releasing my tennis score.) The Newport Tennis Hall of Fame just revealed its four new exhibits in the museum. They include:

  • The digital exhibition “Breaking Boundaries in Black Tennis” is an interactive experience for visitors.
  • “Il Tennis Nell’arte: The Gianni Clerici Collection:” The collection is from Italian journalist Gianni Clerici, who recently passed away at the age of 91. He collected a collection of tennis-related artworks and artifacts from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
  • Flirting Caricature: The Art of Marcel Niederl: “Czech artist and tennis fan who specializes in drawing, painting and illustration who spent years as an illustrator at Sports Illustrated, then exhibited about 200 cartoons and sketches for World Tennis Magazine.
  • “A Tribute To Lleyton Hewitt: ‘Before his induction celebration in July, he saw many of the items presented by the Australian.

Adult admission $18. 194 Bellevue Street Details over here.

Until next week, Rudy: Keep rocking.

Lauren Daley can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @laurendaley1.

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