Weekend Best Bets

Weekend Best Bets

Get chased by roller derby girls, catch "The Beatles" and take in the splendor of the blue marble.

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All Weekend

●Shakespeare’s beloved pastoral comedy As You Like It comes to the URI Theatre. 7:30pm Friday & Saturday, 3:00pm Sunday. $12-$20. URI Fine Arts Center, J Studio, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. 874-5843, More info... 

●Visit 2nd Story Theatre’s Downstage for And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, a perfect blend of comedy and drama, this biting, touching and often wildly funny play probes deeply into the tortured relationship of three sisters whose lives have reached a point of crisis. $30. 7:30pm all three nights, 2:30pm Sunday only. 28 Market Street, Warren. 247-4200, More info...

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

●Celebrate Earth and Arbor Day with Audubon on a hike identifying native flowers and trees at the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge. Registration required. 9am. Davisville Road, North Kingstown. 949-5454, More info...

●A free, public reception for the Imago Foundation for the Arts’ upcoming feature of the art work of member Lenny Rumpler and guest artist Judyth vanAmringe that will go from April 23 to May 21. 6-8pm. 36 Market Street, Warren. More info...

●The Fab Faux Beatles Tribute comes to Lupo’s this Friday to perform Rubber Soul in its entirety. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. 79 Washington Street, Providence. 331-5876, More info...

Keith Michael Johnson quickly captures the audience's attention with his stunning state-of-the-art bubble sculptures at Bubbleology at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. $10. 11am. 3481 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. 782-1018, More info...

●Enjoy a six-course dinner paired with Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Wines at this special Coast Guard House event. Reservations required. $69 per person. 6:30pm. 40 Ocean Road, Narragansett. 789-0700, More info...

See the last night of Arc Iris and freinds' month-long residency at Aurora as April's Zoetical Festival comes to what's sure to be a far out end. $10. 8pm. 276 Westminster St, Providence. More info...

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Frania Romulus’ play, La Negrita Chronicles, a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses, will be showing in AS220’s Black Box Theatre April 23-25. $10-$15. 7:00 pm. 95 Empire Street, Providence. 831-9327, More info...

The Columbus Theatre will be hosting film screenings for the last two day of the SENE Film Festival. Feature length films, narrative and documentary shorts, animation, as well as panel discussions and a closing party featuring a live performance from Zak Smith roundout this year's celebration of independent cinema. Admission and pricing varies. More info...

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

The Urban Vintage Bazaar lands on The Arcade, bringing with it the latest in decades old chic. Over a dozen vendors will be on-hand with clothes, accessories and other old school goodies to scratch that vintage itch. 10am-4pm. 65 Weybosset St, Providence. More info...

●Join Kimball naturalist Bob Kenney for a springtime walk into the Great Swamp Management Area during Audubon’s Great Swamp Walk. Registration required. 2:30pm. 295 Great Neck Road, South Kingstown. 949-5454, More info...

●At the AS220 Print Lottery, the Empire Street gallery is filled salon-style with works by over a hundred printmakers, and over a dozen editions created for the event. This biennial fundraiser is a vital source of operating funds that helps AS220 keep the doors open and the space accessible. 1pm. 115 Empire Street, Providence. 831-9327, More info...

●At the 17th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, 20,000 rubber ducks are dumped en masse in the Pawcatuck River for a race that benefits 30+ local charities and schools. Buy a duck for a chance to win over 90 prizes. 11:30am. 37 Main Street, Westerly. 596-7761, More info...

●At the Paranormal Event at the Paine House Museum, join RISEUP Paranormal in this remarkable location for some different fun and exploration. Reservation required. 7 Station Street, Coventry. 249-6033, More info...

Providence Roller Derby is coming to Brown! The event features games, raffles, bake sales, merchandise, and of course, matches – the RI Riveters vs. Pikes Peak Derby Dames All Stars and The Rocky Point Rollers vs. The Boston Train Wrecks. Doors at 5pm, First Whistle 6pm. $10 General Admission / $5 Valid College I.D. / $5 kids 5-12 / kids under 5 free. Meehan Auditorium, 235 Hope Street, Providence. More info...

●13th Annual Children’s Friend 5K Walk and Run will help raise money for (and awareness of) programs for the State’s most vulnerable children and their families. 8:30am registration, 9:30am walk. Roger Williams Park Temple to Music, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. 487-5398, More info...

●RISA’s 11th Annual Songwriters in the Round Anniversary Show comes to AS220’s Main Stage. $10. 8pm. 115 Empire Street, Providence. 831-9327, More info...

Forever Young, a group of performers that pay tribute to the songs of Neil Young, comes to the Courthouse Center for the Arts for a tribute to the singer. $15. 8pm. 3841 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown. 782-1018, More info...

●3Z Entertainment presents Power by LQ and Reziztanze’s debut album release at Fete. Featuring J-Meezy, Lingo, music by DJ Phyll and a clash between DJ Floss vs. DJ DK. $10-$15. Doors 9pm. 103 Dike Street, Providence. 383-1112, More info... 

●The Bridge Bike Partners will hosting a celebratory bike ride in honor of the dedicated pedestrian and cyclist path on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Rides will begin in Newport at 9am and Portsmouth at 11am with celebrations happening at 1pm at teh entrance of the bike lane in Tiverton. More info...

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

●Catch the final weekend of A Flea in Her Ear at Trinity Rep, a play from French playwright Georges Feydeau that’s often heralded as the most masterful farce ever written. Show times at 2pm and 7:30pm. 201 Washington Street, Providence. 351-4242, More info...

Crib to Crayons Expo is New England's destination for busy families to experience a world of top children's products, retailers, toys, apparel, the hottest gear for your new baby, nutrition, healthcare, recreational and educational providers, and so much more. $8-$15, free for kids 4 and under. 12pm-4pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday. 1 Sabin Street, Providence. More info...

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

●Celebrate Earth Day with the Westerly Land Trust at the inaugural Foraged of the Earth fundraiser. Several courses crafted by featured chef Chris Champagne will highlight edibles foraged from the wild, including local shellfish, venison, pheasant, mushrooms and greens. $50 per person. 4pm. 10 High Street, Westerly. 348-9109, More info... 

●Join the Hera Gallery in celebrating their 2nd Birdhouse Fundraiser at The Farmer's Daughter. Artist made birdhouses and garden themed art will be auctioned off silently and live in benefit of the gallery and Welcome House. 1pm. 716 Mooresfield Road, South Kingstown. 789-1488, More info...

Festival Ballet Providence invites you to Fiestaval - a celebration of the conclusion of their 37th Season. This is going to be a festive evening of delicious food, refreshing drinks, and lively music and dancing. $75. 5:30pm. 825 Hope Street, Providence. 353-1129, More info...

Just like the Running of the Bulls, only with roller skates and humans, Get Gored For Good stampedes through Downcity as members of Providence Roller Derby chase you around for two miles towards an after party, all to raise money for the Amos House. More info...