Having already delivered a thrilling host of hits and collisions in its inaugural season of play, Rhode Island’s first semi-professional rugby team makes a push for playoff seeding with its last scheduled home game. Formed in January from the bitter core of Arctic permafrost, the Rhode Island Rebellion squad has quickly developed into a fearsome member of the eight-team USA Rugby League with its hard-hitting roster and unquenchable thirst for on-field dominance. Boasting four hard-earned points thus far in the season, the Rebellion seeks to establish itself as a perennial powerhouse with a strong conclusion to its opening campaign.
The Rhode Island Convention Center invites visitors to peruse hundreds of exhibitor stands, a full-scale model home, a fine-arts showcase, live cooking demonstrations, and kid's entertainment.Though catalogs and websites typically have numerous photos of home furnishings, they can never fully show how a new piece will look in an actual house. The RIBA Home Show sheds light on print-to-life home-improvement mysteries, hosting dozens of exhibitors from across New England as they hawk house essentials ranging from cabinetry and lighting design to plumbing work and air purification. Designer couches stand ready to have their dimensions measured, colors matched, and cushions napped on, and photography, paintings, and pottery from area artisans inspire residents' upcoming redecorating projects. The show also sheds light on homes’ outer environs with landscaping and lighting installations shining a spotlight on potential yard transformations.
Since 1961, the Edgewood Eagles have been teaching youngsters the fundamentals of football and cheerleading—and the coaches have done such a stellar job, their teams have taken home championships in both sports. To raise money for their non-profit teams and local charities, the organization steps outside its sporty comfort zone, too, with events such as weekly bingo nights. Bingo winners earn cash prizes of up to $5,500 by completing their board first or legally changing their name to Bingo Winner.
Muse Paintbar provides everything their clients need to create a colorful work of art—even inspiration. During sessions, artist-instructors guide participants step-by-step with a series of tips and tricks that will help them create that night's work of art, which they can take home at the end of the class. At the studio's kitchen and bar, painters can stock up on wine, beer, and eats to snack and sip during class.
Led by experienced dance tutor Richard Maddalena, Simply Ballroom leads pupils through the basic of dance. Classes cover such styles as ballroom, foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, and swing, with remedial hokey-pokey classes for those who just never learned.
Added to the WaterFire Providence exhibit by sculptor Barnaby Evans in 2009, Starry, Starry Night is a luminous display of 100 blue star lamps suspended like ornaments on the trees in Memorial Park. Add to this effulgent exhibit of public art with your own blue lamp, which you can hang and to which you can attach a ribbon with a personalized wish, such as "world peace" or "Monkey, stop scratching me." Additionally, you'll place two Luminaria candle lanterns directly underneath your bluish beacon, each containing special dedication cards.