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Upcoming Warwick Events: July 10 through 17

Two of the examples of classic summer wear on display at Clouds Hill Victorian Museum. CREDIT: Clouds Hill Victorian Museum website
Two of the examples of classic summer wear on display at Clouds Hill Victorian Museum. CREDIT: Clouds Hill Victorian Museum website

Warwick, RI — It’s time to take a more leisurely pace — with a chess club and a jam session for jazz cats — or is it? Warwick hosts its first-ever Rhode Island Indian Council pow-wow this weekend, and Guys and Dolls hits the OS Theatre.

Thursday, July 10, 2014:

Guys and Dolls preview matinee, 2 p.m.

Here’s the short version: ‘Hey, Guys, you see dem Dolls? Let’s go sing and dance with them.’

Ocean State Theatre on Jefferson Boulevard performs a 2 p.m. matinee prior to tonight’s finale for advance shows at 7:30. Tickets available online for $39. Starting with Opening Night on Friday, tickets are $39/$49/$54. Through July 27.

Chess Club, 6 p.m.

There’s definitely an intent with this selection for Pawtuxet, along with another mood-enhancer to be explained.

Friends of Pawtuxet Village host chess club down at Pawtuxet Park on Narragansett Parkway. Visit their website for registration info. No registration needed to play at the park.

Jazz Jam, 6:30 p.m.

Who will show up for the throw-down by the Bridge? Get to Pawtuxet Park with your gear [younger jazzers welcome], or bring a chair and lots of water [it’s scenic, but warm] to the Thursday night Jazz Jam.

Helpful tip: If you forget water, the greatest Del’s made anywhere — yeah, that’s right, I said ‘anywhere’ — is made by Dear Hearts, about 300 feet from the Park. The key is the consistency — it’s not all ice chunks. There’s also O’Rourkes outdoor patio for quaffing a pint and Thai and Italian fare, among others, within walking distance. [Joe H.]

Joe Esposito, 6:30 p.m.

Playing at Warwick City Hall, the Music for a Summer Night series continues. Lots of parking, Dunkin’ right there.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Improv Night, 7 and 9 p.m.

Have you done improv at Warwick Museum of Art yet? What are you waiting for? Fall in with the Bring Your Own Improv troupe starting at 7 with the PG-rated performance and playing blue beginning at 9.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids under 13 and seniors. More information and tickets sales at

Saturday, July 12, 2014:

RI Indian Council Pow-wow, 9 a.m.

Warwick Tourism Director Karen Jedson speaks enthusiastically about this event, and with good reason. It’s the first time the Indian Council has brought its annual gathering here. Warwick City Park in Buttonwoods is the site.

Overnight stay is available; check the RIIC Pow-wow Facebook page for more info. Also Sunday, July 13.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014:

Classic swimwear exhibit, 1 p.m.

Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum kicks off its Summer Resort Wear of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s exhibit Tuesday afternoon. It’s a look at the chic-chic of classic eras in American style.  Adults $12, Seniors $10, kids under 12 $5. There’s also a two-adult + two kids admission of $25. Visit the Clouds Hill website for info on their afternoon teas, too. Through Aug. 17.

Oakland Beach Cruise Night, 4 p.m.

Take a drive out to Cruise Night at Oakland Beach hosted by the Warwick Lion’s Club. Iggy’s is right there, too. [Link goes to their Facebook page, be sure to check for updates.]

Wednesday, July 16:

Summer concert, 6:30 p.m.

Ray Renzi headlines the Summer Concert Series at the main branch of Warwick Public Library this week.

[If I say any more than that I’ll get in trouble with the library staff.]


The Art of the Auto Exhibit at Warwick Museum of Art continues through July 19. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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