You, too, could have as much fun as this dog this weekend.
By Kim Kalunian, WPRO Arts and Entertainment
GIVE BACK: Help support The One Fund this weekend while getting your wheels ready for summer! Pristine Car Wash in Johnston is hosting donating all of the proceeds from the business they do this Sunday to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Visit them from 8:30 a.m. to close (somewhere from 5 to 6 p.m.) at 1145 Atwood Avenue or 167 Putnam Pike in Johnston. “It’s a nice thing to do, it’s terrible what happened and it’s something nice,” said owner Ben Lemaire.
THEATER: Theatre Works in Woonsocket gets set to open “My Sister Eileen,” which tells the story of two young women who move to Greenwich Village from Ohio to make new lives for themselves. Visit www.twri.org for information and directions. (At right cast members Corrie Ignani and Kayla O'Donnell)
Epic Theatre Company’s run of “Betrayal” closes this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. Harold Pinter’s play tells the story of Emma and Robert, a seemingly normal couple, with a secret. Performances are held at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students. More information at www.epictheatreri.org.
Ocean State Theatre Company continues their run of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic “The King and I” tonight at their new Jefferson Boulevard location. WPRO’s Arts and Entertainment Contributor Frank O’Donnell said the Warwick theater gives the classical musical a fresh look.
Down in Warren, 2nd Story Theatre continues with their run of “The Rose Tattoo” by Tennessee Williams.
BOAT SHOW: The Rhode Island Boat show is this Saturday and Sunday at five different locations throughout the state. Learn about sail-boating in Jamestown, power boats in Warwick or see a fashion show of boating apparel in Middletown. There will also be activities and workshops in Bristol and Wakefield. Admission and parking are free! For more information visit www.rhodeislandboatshow.com
PETPALOOZA: Calling all pet lovers! Cumulus’ own Petpalooza is this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Warwick Civic Center. For $5 you can hear presentations on the mind of dogs and pet CPR; visit local vendors and learn more about adopting from Rhode Island shelters. You can even bring your pet! Click here for more info.
FREE MUSTACHES: Cinco de Mayo is Sunday, and that means there will be tacos, sombreros, margaritas and even free mustaches all around Rhody. We’ve got the best places to celebrate the holiday in our rundown here.
UNDER THE BIG TOP: Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey are in town with The Greatest Show on Earth! This weekend they’ll present “Built to Amaze,” Friday through Monday at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Tickets range from $25-$95 and admission comes with free access to the pre-show where kids can meet performers and try their hand at circus skills. Buy your tickets here.
An award-winning journalist and theater critic - and a performer at heart. Kim covers everything from politics and breaking news to food and theater.