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Foo Fest, K-Rob and Conserfest have us psyched for the weekend.

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Foo Fest
Celebrate PVD’s thriving music and art scene at Foo Fest, AS220’s annual summer block party. The lineup for the festival includes headliner Dan Deacon, who will perform his famous electronic music with a show that begs for audience participation. There will also be tons of arts and crafts, DIY technology and the 2016 Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. With so much to do, this festival is perfect for music lovers, artists and the whole family. Saturday. $7-10. 115 Empire Street, Providence. More info… 

K-Rob Flips Providence
Four time X Games BMX gold medalist Kevin “K-Rob” Robinson will be coming out of his retirement this weekend to attempt a new world record: a 100-foot no handed backflip. Clearly, this is one event you don’t want to miss. If you need even more motivation to go see K-Rob in action, the event will also feature vendors, local bands, BMX demos and a beer garden. Saturday. Free to the public, VIP tickets for $250. Kennedy Plaza, Providence. More info…

Conserfest
Take the ferry to Block Island for ConserfFest, an annual celebration of music and conserving the natural beauty of the island. This year’s headliners are the Easy Star All-Stars, known for their reggae tributes to Pink Floyd, Radiohead and more. Sunday. All ages stage, Town Beach Pavilion; 21+ stage, Yellow Kittens. Block Island. More info... 

Silks Record Release Show
The Silks, a rock and roll band based out of Providence, will play at Aurora this weekend to celebrate the release of their newest record, Turn Me On. Known for their bluesy tunes and all-nighter performances, The Silks are dedicated to old school rock music. The band says that a lot of blood, sweat and tazers went into the new album, so be sure to check it out. Friday. $10. 276 Westminster Street, Providence. More info… 

Save the Bay Swim
This Saturday, you can watch as nearly 500 swimmers and 200 kayakers swim 1.7 nautical miles to raise money to support the protection and restoration of Narragansett Bay. Swim is the largest fundraiser for Save the Bay and attracts swimmers from over 25 different states. Come out and enjoy the water, all for a great cause. Saturday. $50. Newport Naval Base, Newport. More info…

Paranormal Event at Smith's Castle
Experience paranormal activity in real-life at Smith’s Castle, a confirmed haunted destination right here in Little Rhody. If you’re a fan of shows like Ghost Busters, you won’t want to miss your chance to come into contact with possible spirits. Saturday-Sunday. $35. 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown. More info…

Rock the Docks LobsterFest
Packed with delicious food and entertainment, the 2016 Rock the Docks LobsterFest is the perfect way to spend your Sunday. The event will include a live auction and all proceeds will benefit Seamen’s Church Institute in Newport. Sunday. $100. Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street, Newport. More info…

Car and Tow Show at McCoy Stadium
Car enthusiasts, you can marvel at all kinds of classic and exotic cars at the first annual John Martins Foundation Car and Tow Show. The day will also include food, beverages, entertainment and raffles. All donations will go to the John Martins Foundation, which is dedicated to helping burn victims. Saturday. McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket. More info…

Fire & Ice Show at the Biomes Marine Biology Center
This weekend, experience mad science firsthand with foggy dry ice storms, floating beach balls, and a special “burp” potion. Mad scientists will entertain the whole family with this creative display of the scientific method and air pressure. Friday. $5-10, kids under 3 get in free. 6640 Post Road, North Kingstown. More info… 

Perseid Meteor Shower at the Frosty Drew Observatory
The Perseids are considered to be one of the best meteor showers of the year, with over 100 meters per hour flying through the sky. Get the best seat possible for the blazing show at the Frosty Drew Observatory. Be sure to bring your blankets, lawn chairs and binoculars for this spectacular event. Friday. Suggested $1 Donation. 61 Park Lane, Charlestown. More info…

2nd Annual Misquamicut Sea Glass Festival
If being so close to the coast has taught us Rhode Islanders anything, it’s that the ocean often delivers beautiful sea glass. That sea glass is then transformed by local creators into gorgeous jewelry and trinkets. At the 2nd Annual Misquamicut Sea Glass Festival, you can browse all that our sea glass artisans have to offer as you enjoy the sunshine. Saturday. Windjammer Mariner Room, 321 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut. More info…