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14 Ways to Spend the Last Weekend in January

East Side Monthly Magazine ·

Thursday, January 26 - on

Join the Wilbury Theatre Group for their first play of the new year, Betrayal. See how an affair progresses in this unique work. 393 Broad Street, Providence. 400-7100.

Thursday, January 26

Secret Harry Potter party time. Grab your cloak and wand and get to the secret location for sorting, butterbeer, and plenty of Harry Potter goodness. Party starts at 10 and goes all night.

Friday, January 27

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, who first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s will take over the Greenwich Odeum. This New Jersey native will bring his blend of hardcore R&B and street-level rock. 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. 885-4000.

Saturday, January 28

Get to the beach! (Yes, in January) Naturalist Bob Kenney will lead and afternoon walk along Moonstone Beach. The visit is timed to low tide, which is perfect for beach combing and bird watching. Moonstone Beach Road, South Kingstown. 949-5454.

It’s cold outside so find some fun indoors with the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s Annual Bowlathon. You know you wanna show off your sick bowling skills. 116 Granite Street, Westerly. 596-7474.

Slide on down to the Ocean Mist to see Hey Nineteen, a Steely Dan cover band complete with a horn section and three Danettes singing killer backup harmonies. 895 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown. 782-3740.

Want amazing art and to shop for a great, local cause? Look no further than the Artists for the Bay Show and Sale at the Save the Bay center. The show will continue throughout the month of January with a closing reception that’s open to the public. 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence. 272-3540 ext. 140

Wanna rock out for a cause? Firehouse 13 is presenting Providence Grabs Back, a concert to benefit Planned Parenthood. With eleven different bands, it’s gonna be an awesome time. 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to PP. 41 Central Street, Providence.

Show off your sick pinball skills this weekend at Shelter Arcade Bar’s Providence Pinball Meetup. This first meeting will discuss the formation of the league and engage in some casual play. 103 Dike Street, Providence. 383-1112.

Get twisted for Twisted Pine at Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse. Full of energy, surprise, wit and subtlety, the quartet of Twisted Pine brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic, instrumental setting. 30 High Street, Bristol.

Stop by culinary incubatory Hope & Main for their 5th annual Taste of the East Bay. While sampling delicious food and wine from local purveyors, know that all of the night’s proceeds benefit the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless. 691 Main Street, Warren. 245-7400.

Head into Providence this weekend for Billy Gilman Live in Concert. See the runner-up from The Voice and listen to the Rhody born-and-bred singer. One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. 421-2787

So you think you can S-P-E-L-L? Prove it this Saturday at AS220 with their Spelling Bee for adults to benefit the Providence Community Library. Drinks, spelling, and a spelling bee champion, what more could you ask for? 115 Empire Street, Providence. 831-9327.

Sunday, January 29

Join the Pettaquamscutt Winter Speaker Series at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library as you learn about Improving the Health of the Narrow River Estuary. This talk will feature URI Emeritus Dr. Malcolm Spaulding and Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Coordinator for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Dr. Jennifer White. 35 Kingstown Road, Narragansett. 783-5344.

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