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Hope Street throws its annual spring block party, The Bit Players has Newport laughing and the Misquamicut Drive-In returns for the summer with Jaws.

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Hope Street Block Party
Looking to enjoy the fresh summer air this weekend? Head over to the Hope Street Block Party for food, music and all sorts of vendors. The party will include delicious food trucks such as Poco Loco Tacos, Like No Udder, Friskie Fries, Ellie’s Bakery, and so much more. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for Festival Ballet Providence, so you can gorge on food and drinks for a good cause. Saturday. Free. Hope Street, Providence. More info...

Coggeshall's 9th Annual Fiber Festival and Craft Fair

Bring the 18th century back to life this weekend at the 9th Annual Fiber Festival and Craft Fair with old-fashioned crafts and games. Watch a professional sheep shearer demonstrate his craft, mingle with interpreters in traditional 1700s clothing, or participate in the annual Cook-Off. With so much to choose from, this is one festival that is perfect for everyone in the family. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to wear some 18th century clothing. Saturday. $5-7. 1 Colt Drive, Bristol. More info...

Misquamicut Drive-In Presents Jaws
Can you hear the dramatic music in the distance? Jaws is coming for you this weekend at the Misquamicut Drive-In. As the shark looms on the screen, cower in blankets while enjoying snacks in the comfort of your own car. Bring as many friends as you can fit in your backseat to make the event even better. Friday. $10. 316 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut. More info...

Bike to Work Day

Celebrate National Bike Month with Rhode Island’s annual Bike to Work Day, a tradition which began in 1956. This year the day will be celebrated all over the state for the first time in cities such as Newport, Smithfield, Charlestown and many more. The event in Providence will include a celebration in Burnside Park bursting with bikes and food, so grab your helmet and buckle up for a beautiful morning ride. Friday. Free. Various cities. More info...

Kiefer Sutherland at the Met
Fill your Saturday night with live music at The Met with actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland will be performing music from his upcoming debut album album, Down in a Hole, which he describes as the “closest thing” he’s had to a journal. Come experience one man’s life story, the good and the bad, through music. Saturday. $20-22. 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket. More info...

Play It Again, Sam at the Newport Playhouse
Experience the writing of Hollywood and Broadway legend Woody Allen firsthand with The Newport Playhouse’s performances of Play it Again, Sam. The play recounts one man’s attempts to find love with the advice of film star Humphrey Bogart. If you’re into drama and classic humor, you don’t want to miss this show. All weekend. $20-50. 102 Connell Highway, Newport. More info...

Met School 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Met School will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in style this Saturday with a day packed with activities. The celebration will include big events, like the BikeFest, E-Center Carnival, Basketball Tournament, Celebration Concert and WaterFire. The day will also include concerts, tons of food, a mechanical bull and a photo booth, making it the perfect event for the whole family. Saturday. Free. 325 Public Street, Providence. More info...

The Bit Players at Firehouse Theater
Experience award-winning improv and comedy with The Bit Players at the Firehouse Theater this weekend. This troupe will have your sides splitting in no time with their quick wit, hilarious bit pieces and musical numbers. The show also includes a lot of audience participation, so be prepared to exercise your own funny bone. Friday and Saturday. $18. 4 Equality Park Place, Newport. More info...

Lippitt Labs
The Lippitt House Museum launches its interactive Lippitt Lab this Saturday. Every third Saturday of the month, the Lippitt House Museum becomes an historical laboratory, letting guests get hands on and fully immersed in Victorian era life in Providence. This month’s lab will be exploring 19th century education. Saturday, 2-4pm. $10. 199 Hope Street, Providence. More info… 

Stupid Robots at Jimmy’s Saloon
This Saturday, four distinct bands will take the stage at Jimmy’s Saloon, including The Stupid Robots, Northeast Traffic, The Dead L.A. and The Naticks. With the mix of blues, garage-rock, funk, and bluegrass, this night will have something for every music lover. All of the bands are also based out of New England, making this event the perfect opportunity to enjoy a drink and some food while supporting the local talent. Saturday. $5. 37 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. More info...