Actress Marisa Tomei is joining the lineup of over 150 celebrity guests slated to appear at the BIGGEST show in the smallest state, Rhode Island Comic Con, now in its eleventh year.
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will recognize Tomei for her role as Aunt May Parker, which she took over in Captain America: Civil War until the most recent Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Tomei's other notable films include My Cousin Vinny, Chaplin, The Wrestler, What Women Want, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Wild Hogs, The Ides of March, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Parental Guidance, The Big Short, and The King of Staten Island.
Tomei will appear Saturday and Sunday of the 3-day pop culture event. She will be available for autographs and photo opportunities both days, and tickets for both are on sale via the convention’s website.
Rhode Island Comic Con returns to the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Amica Mutual Pavilion November 3rd-5th, 2023.
Wednesday, June 28th
@ Courthouse Center for the Arts
3481 Kingstown Rd,
South Kingstown, RI
Q+A to follow
21+ (Full Bar)
PRESENTED BY HORROR DEPOT
This DOUBLE HOUR DOUBLE FEATURE showcases two of the latest underground cult classics that must be seen to be believed. Please join us for this hard-hitting night of independent cult cinema!
First we have...
FREAK (Dir. Lucky Cerruti, 51m) - Five friends on a camping trip discover too late that a monstrous legend is REAL... and OUT FOR BLOOD!
“It’s gotta be seen to be believed” - Dread Central
THE SECRET OF CUCK ISLAND (Dir. Rives Elliot, 64m) - An unwitting zoomer uncovers an insidious eugenics conspiracy. Can he EXPOSE them before they get him BY THE BALLS?
“Nothing like I expected but god damn it was a lot of fun” - Horror Society
BUT WAIT - the Freaky Secrets Tour will also feature a murder of indie horror trailers from our friends, a Q&A with directors Lucky and Rives and Cuck Island star John Burgio, plus exclusive (and non-exclusive) tour merch. We’re talkin’ DVDs, shirts, posters, stickers, buttons and MORE!
Tickets Available Here
Saturday, June 3
Supported by Rhode Island School of Design
Sunset ( 8:15 pm ) – Midnight
Sunday, June 18
Supported by The 28th North American Catalysis Society Meeting
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Basin
Sunset ( 8:23 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, June 24
Supported by Textron Charitable Trust
Sunset ( 8:24 pm ) – Midnight
Friday, July 14
Supported by Check the Stigma Hockey Classic to benefit Horizon Healthcare Partners
Partial Lighting, Waterplace Basin
Sunset ( 8:19 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, July 22
Supported by Amica Insurance & Bank of America
Sunset ( 8:13 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, August 19
Supported by Cox Business & Cox Media
Clear Currents Fire Community Paddling Night
Sunset ( 7:40 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 2
Labor Day Weekend
Sunset ( 7:17 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 9
Supported by Providence Tourism Council & Fidelity Investments
Full Lighting, PVDFest
Sunset ( 7:05 pm ) – Midnight
Saturday, September 30
Supported by Rhode Island Department of Education, XQ Institute, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
Sunset ( 6:29 pm ) – 11:00 pm
Saturday, November 4
WaterFire’s Salute to Veterans
Sunset ( 5:36 pm ) – 10:00 pm
The Classic Coast will celebrate its dynamic food scene during the 17th annual Newport Restaurant Week, April 14-23, 2023.
More than 50+ restaurants across Newport and Bristol Counties will present prix-fixe menu options, BOGO deals and gift card promotions.
For the second time, the JPT Film + Event Center hosts the Foodie Film Festival in tandem with Newport Restaurant Week. With pop-up food tasting, food trucks, and food focused films, this event is a perfect fit for film and food lovers.
“It’s hard to resist a twist on the classic — dinner and a movie,” said Julie Grant, Discover Newport’s Digital Marketing Manager. “This is a great opportunity to try a variety of flavors and films.”
This season’s restaurant roster offers a variety of unique farm-to-table and dock-to-plate dishes bursting with seasonal flavors. For example, Newport Vineyards in Middletown features farm grown mushrooms in its lemon and wild garlic orecchiette dish. Boat House Waterfront Dining in Tiverton offers 3-course prix-fixe lobster boil for two with clams, mussels, and lobsters.
Restaurant deals are added to DiscoverNewportRestaurantWeek.org on a rolling basis.
The second annual Foodie Film Festival at the JPT Film + Event Center presents a week of culinary-themed films in the world-class art house cinema. Find a dining deal and follow it with “Eat, Love, Pray” or “Coffee Wars.” The theater, built in 1834 as a church, has shown films since the silent days of the 1920s.
Diners, chefs, and restaurateurs are encouraged to interact with the community throughout the event by using the hashtag #NPTRestaurantWeek on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For an ongoing, real-time index of observations and images throughout the destination, users can include the hashtag #TheClassicCoast in their posts.
RetroXpo is a one-day comic/pop culture convention that features over 100 artists/artisans, special comic book guest artists/creators, vintage toys/collectibles, tabletop gaming, and unique pop culture-themed vendors.
Highlighting this year’s event is G.I. Joe logo and figure designer Ron Rudat, who even has a figure (Leatherneck) designed after his likeness! Comic artist and writer Jim Lawson will also be joining us, best known for his work with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cover artist of the most #1 issues of Spiderman, artist Joe St.Pierre will be returning. Also appearing are multi-award-winning Godzilla artist Bob Eggleton, comic book artist & writer: Larry Stroman, Warner Bros, Universal, and Turner Entertainment Veteran Richard Maurizio, and comic book inker Keith Williams.
Special cosplay (costumed) guests will also be offering photo-ops, and a cosplay contest will be held at 4pm! Tickets for this event are only $8 online, or at the door for $10. The first 150 tickets sold online receive a free show-exclusive print from one of our artists! Children 6 years old and under are free!
“RetroXpo”, a fan-based pop culture convention, is produced by “I Think I’ve Created a Monstah! Studios” based in Tiverton, RI and is headed by Joe Souza III and Wendy McQuade. “We’re thrilled to bring this fun and affordable family event to our hometown,” comments McQuade, who has been participating and producing pop con expos for 6 years.
The event will be held from 11am-6pm on April 1st at the Longplex Family & Sports
Center, a massive family fitness and sports complex located right off RT. 24 in Tiverton, RI. More information, as well as a ticket link, can be found on our website at RetroXpos.com.
May, 14th 2022
@ Elks lodge #1697
60 Clyde St.
West Warwick, RI 02893
Doors at noon
Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Live Music From:
Jonee Earthquake Band
Paranormal Groups to include:
Day Time Paranormal
Legit Paranormal Radio
Ocean State Paranormal
Paranormal Legend Society - PLS
The Rhode Island Paranormal Research Group & Society
And Paranormal Personalities:
Keith & Sandra Johnson
The Chuckles and Laughs show
and RI Free Radio
There are shows in Las Vegas happening every day but not all of them are worth spending your money and time. When in Vegas, you want to see as much as possible. There are so many places to visit and so many things to do. And as Las Vegas is very expensive, you want to get your money's worth. You have no time to waste. And Vegas shows are popular all over the world so not seeing at least one would be a mistake. But how to choose from so many? That's why we are here to let you know about the top 10 concerts and live shows in Las Vegas that are worth visiting. These are guaranteed to leave you speechless and glad you had the chance to see them.
1. Cirque du Soleil
The first show on our list is the famous Cirque du Solei which in translation from French means "the circus of the Sun". It happens Friday through Tuesday. Children aged 5 and under are not permitted to attend this performance and anyone under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. This season they focused on the greatness of Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance, and visuals that reflect the dynamic of the King of Pop. Experience his biggest hits like never before in a 1-hour and 30-minute show. The tickets for this event are around $200.
2. A Tribute to the King
But if you prefer Elvis Presley, we have good news for you. You can rock to all of your favorite Elvis Presley songs at the only All-Elvis tribute show on the Strip. This show will bring you up from your chairs to dance around. It's a must see as you will be able to hear the music of one of the 20th century’s greatest cultural icons. The tickets for this show are around $60, but if you are lucky you can find them on sale for $40. So it is really inexpensive but the experience is unbelievable. It's about an hour long but you will wish it was longer if you decide to go and see it. It's better than any live music show in NYC.
3. The Ultimate Variety Show
This show is voted the number one show in Las Vegas. Because you can enjoy world-class performances from some of the greatest variety acts from around the world and all on one stage. You will be able to see the death-defying stunts of acrobats that will make you gasp. People say that The Ultimate Variety Show is like seven shows rolled into one featuring fun, fast-paced specialty acts mixed with daredevil stunts to keep you on the edge of your seat. E! Entertainment calls it the “perfect show for the entire family.” Its duration is little over an hour and the tickets are around $90.
4. Vegas! The Show
This show is a spectacular production taking you back through time, with the story of the legendary entertainers and great performances that made Vegas what it is today. You will be able to see more than 40 singers, dancers, and showgirls, and all in a little over an hour. This is the best way to experience the best of Las Vegas in one fabulous show. Glamorous showgirls, live “big band” orchestra, singing, dancing. Vegas! The Show tells the story of how it all began. The Rat Pack, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tom Jones, the legends who made Vegas! Tickets are around $100 but you definitely won't regret spending them.
5. The Mentalist
Number five on our list is the show with the name The Mentalist. This show gives you the opportunity to watch Gerry McCambridge perform comedy, magic, and mind-reading live on stage at the amazing 75-minute show. McCambridge has been nominated “Best Magician in Las Vegas” so why not take the chance to see him while in Vegas. He might even bring you on stage and make you do something you never thought of doing before like calling triple7movers.com and move to Vegas. This was a joke but we are not joking when we tell you that if you decide to spend $60 on a ticket for this show you won't regret doing that. McCambridge may have demonstrated his mind reading skills on The Today Show, David Letterman, and CNBC, but there's nothing quite like seeing his amazing skills in real life!
6. Vegas Mob Tour
This isn't a show in Las Vegas but a tour. We can't but to mention it. If you would like to know more about crooked casino owners, notorious mobsters and mysterious murders from your expert guides, dressed in true mobster flair: pinstriped suits and fedoras - this is a show for you. You can glimpse into the dark underbelly of Las Vegas with this Vegas Mob Tour. This is a 2-and-a-half-hour long tour that will leave you shocked. You will be able to visit murder sites and mob hangouts and hear stories about the city's most notorious gangsters from an expert guide. Plus, you get a pizza at the very end. Can it get better?
7. Las Vegas Live Comedy Club
You can discover the best comedians from NY, Chicago, and LA, and comedy aces from HBO, SHOWTIME, and Comedy Central at the Las Vegas Live Comedy Club. The tickets are inexpensive, at around $50. Make this show one of the top things on your to-do list during you stay Las Vegas.
8. Paranormal mind-reading magic
These shows are very popular in Las Vegas. International mentalist Frederic Da Silva returns for his second stint in Las Vegas. Da Silva has been honored with numerous awards for his powerful abilities. Da Silva's afternoon show will leave you guessing as to what is the reality and what is an illusion. He will get inside your head and make predictions that seem unbelievable. You can get these tickets for an amazing $40. It is as fun as seeing iconic bands from NYC.
9. Cher Live
Vegas is the only place where you can see this icon perform live. This is a concert you’ve been dreaming about. All ages are welcome to attend and the tickets start at $100. You will have a lot of fun if you see Cher live. She has an amazing charisma that is very contagious. But if this isn't your kind of evening, there are many music festivals all over the country. But music festivals in Maryland are one of the best.
10. Lionel Richie
Seeing this legend perform live is a once in a lifetime experience. So why not do it? His silky smooth voice and sweet dance moves will get you out of your chair to dance for an hour and a half. Be prepared, the tickets for this show are around $200. But you get the full experience and a memory that will last you forever.
Providence, RI: WaterFire Providence announces the details for a full lighting on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. The full lighting is sponsored by our season sponsor The Providence Tourism Council. Sunset is at 7:31 pm. The fires will be lit shortly thereafter and burn until midnight. Wind down your summer with WaterFire Providence!
WaterFire Providence has benefited from the support of the Providence Tourism Council for many years and is pleased to have their support again in 2018 as a lead fire sponsor. "The Providence Tourism Council is excited to partner with WaterFire and welcoming visitors to the City of Providence to enjoy the enchanting sites and sounds of this unique art installation of WaterFire on August 25. As an organization, we strive to increase the engagement of visitors through the development of events and programs like WaterFire that transform our rivers and energize the core of our city," says Alexis M. Gorriaran, PTC Board of Directors Chair.
A boat naming dedication for our Access Program boat will take place prior to the lighting ceremony at the guest boat dock adjacent to Memorial Park and the College Street Bridge at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to celebrate with us as we toast to the new boat and reveal its dedication. Access Boat donor Mark Scott and representatives from Bryant University, its Graduate, & Physician Assistant Programs will be lighting the wall and the Access Boat will officially receive its name Sandra Jane.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, is happening again on Washington Street from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. This outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island in mediums such as glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase artwork by Rhode Island-based artists.
Live Music returns to WaterFire at the Steeple Street Unplugged Stage, Bernard John will be performing a mix of folk and rock in two sets on Steeple Street between 8:30 and 10:30 pm The Trinity Brewhouse beer tent also returns to Steeple Street for this lighting.
The Starry, Starry Night Installation will shine brightly in Memorial Park. Join thousands of WaterFire visitors in Memorial Park where the public is encouraged to add their own light to the night. For a small donation to WaterFire, you can make a wish upon one of our stars or place your very own message and luminaria candle lantern in the park. The park will be aglow with hanging blue stars and a constellation of twinkling luminaria candle lanterns below.
WaterFire’s favorite characters are back!
WaterFire is an independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement, and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. The powerful work of art is installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance.
To learn more about WaterFire Providence or make a donation visit https://waterfire.org or https://www.facebook.com/waterfireprovidence.
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