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Upcoming Warwick Events: May 29 through June 5

Always... Patsy Cline opens June 4 at Ocean State Theatre. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Always… Patsy Cline opens June 4 at Ocean State Theatre. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski

Looking for something to do this week in Warwick?

We’ve got a handy list of upcoming events in the city, including performances at Ocean State Theatre, improv at WMOA, and poetry in Pawtuxet — plus, an early preview of Gaspee Days events.

May 29, 2014:

Poetry Night, 6:30 p.m.

The Elephant Room in Pawtuxet Village hosts local authors Adam Wasserman, Judith Glynn, and Jeanine Duval Spikes for readings of their work, with an open mic to follow. Free. More info at The Elephant Room website.

May 30, 2014:

Improv Night, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Warwick Museum of Art opens its doors Friday night for Bring Your Own Improv, starting at 7 p.m. with Family-Friendly [PG-rated] improvisational performances and continuing at 9 p.m. with Adult-Themed [R-rated] acts. Audience participation is part of the show, so no two performances are the same.

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

May 31, 2014

Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.

Time to shop local and support Rhode Island farmers and businesses by heading to Rhodes on the Pawtuxet for the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market.

Credit, debit, EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior Coupons accepted.

American a cappella, 7:30 p.m.

This one-night-only show at Ocean State Theatre includes several local a cappella groups belting out the tunes. Narragansett Bay Chorus, Coastline Show Chorus, and Sounderella are among the scheduled performers. General admission tix $25 available online.

June 4, 2014

Always… Patsy Cline, 7:30 p.m.

The newest production at Ocean State Theatre, Always… Patsy Cline, opens with a preview performance on June 4, with two more previews on June 5 before the official opening on June 6. Runs through June 22, except for Monday and Tuesday nights. Preview tickets $39, regular performance seats $39/$49/$54. Order tickets online at the Ocean State Theatre website.


“Visual Rhythms,” the newest exhibit at Warwick Museum of Art, continues through June 14. Exploring the connections among art, music, and movement, the program features 50 works by 36 artists. Free to the public, parking available behind City Hall. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mark your calendar now:

Arguably the biggest summer event in Warwick, the annual Gaspee Days Weekend is scheduled for June 13 to 15. Dubbed “Rhode Island’s Original Waterfire,” the weekend event honors the 1772 burning of an English schooner by Colonial rebels, several months ahead of the Boston Tea Party.

Starting Friday night with a Colonial encampment and fireworks, followed by a special Waterfire in downtown Providence on Saturday night, and culminating with the symbolic burning of a model of the Gaspee on Sunday, the celebration also includes a 5K road race and a huge parade.

And if you just can’t wait to get into the Gaspee spirit, you can donate to the Paint the Stripe fund that helps the Gaspee Committee cover the cost of painting the red-white-and-blue lines along the parade route. The goal is $5,000; as of May 28, the fund stood at $855.

Visit the Gaspee Day Committee website for full details.

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