The Weekend Roundup: May 19-21

Laugh with local comics, feast on oysters and get up close to ace pilots at the air show

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Friday
May is Bike Month, and to celebrate cyclists are commuting to work this Friday. Grab your helmet, roll up your right pant leg and don't forget to use your hand signals as you join your fellow riders. 

Need a laugh after a long week? Wage House is hosting Up in the Attic and Poolside for an evening of improvized shenanigans. Catch some local comics at RI's newest room for comedy. 560 Mineral Springs Avenue, Pawtucket. WageHouse.com

Saturday
The Hope Street Spring Block Party is returning for another year, full of fantastic food and everything else your favorite stores have to offer, plus live music. There will be a beer garden, lots of activities for the whole family and plenty of vendors to celebrate with. Hope Street, Providence. More Info

The highly acclaimed Heifetz International Music Institute, full of young, world-class musicians, will be holding a concert at the Jamestown Art Center for music lovers. Grab a front-row seat in this intimate space to hear the inspirational songs and moving melodies of this passionate group. The night will leave you on a high note. 18 Valley Street, Jamestown. JamestownArtCenter.org

Coggeshall Farm brings back their annual Wool and Fiber Festival, a celebration of 18th-century arts and crafts that also features live animals, uniquely historic foods and early American fun. See historic reenactors in period dress bring a little bit of New England’s Federalist era back to life. 1 Colt Drive, Bristol. CoggeshallFarm.org

Sunday
Transport back in time with South County Museum to see what life was like for young girls and women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Sampling History’s Mysteries, recommended for children K–6, shows visitors how samplers taught morals and family history and instructs them on making bookmarks with cross-stitched initials. Don’t miss your chance to peek into the past. 115 Strathmore Street, Narragansett. SouthCountyMuseum.org

All Weekend
See the wonderful story of Matilda at the Providence Performing Arts Center, a musical based on the novel by Roald Dahl. Yeah, you may have seen the movie, but the true magic lies in the stage performance of this zany take on the beloved children’s story. 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, PPACRI.org

The Rhode Island Air Show returns to Quonset Point this weekend, featuring the SOCOM Parachute Team, a Combined Arms Demonstration and more. To see high-flying aerial stunts, we suggest taking the highway to the danger zone. RhodeIslandAirShow.com

Enjoy fresh-from-the-ocean shellfish at the Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival, where local restaurants and oyster farms will shuck up something delicious. Take the opportunity to remind yourself why everyone is crazy about those delicious bivalves. Bowen's Wharf, Newport. BowensWharf.com