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March 11-13

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Back to the 80s at Lupo’s
Tease out your hair and make sure you’ve got enough juice for your Flux Capacitor, because the dream of the 80s is alive at Lupo’s. Join NYC’s awesome to the max 80’s tribute show Jessie’s Girl for an all-star night of the music you still play loud and proud when you hold a boombox up over your head. $20-$25. Friday, 8:30pm. 79 Washington Street, Providence. More info… 

Lady Project Summit
For the fourth year, the PVD Lady Project is hosting the annual Lady Project Summit. Dedicated to connecting and showcasing awesome women doing amazing things, the Lady Project Summit at The Vets Memorial Auditorium will feature a slew of workshops and speakers that are sure to inspire. $200. Saturday, 8:30am-8:30pm. 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence. More info… 

Brain Week

Our brains are one of the final frontiers for science and this weekend Cure Alliance for Mental Illness will kick off a weeklong series of lectures, film screenings and workshops all in the name of expanding our understanding of our own minds. All weekend. Various times and locations. More info… 

Super Sound Sonic Surf Explosion
Firehouse 13 is getting into a warmer mood with the far out sounds of surf rock. Sponsored by Narragansett and featuring PVD bands The Buzzards, The Nebulas and more this is bound to be the closest thing to an actual-factual beach party for a little while, so grab your board and ride the wave. Saturday, 7pm. 41 Central Street, Providence. More info… 

Jamestown Art Center presents the work of Richard Polsky
First time in New England, the work of abstract expressionist painter Richard Polsky will be on display at the Jamestown Art Center. The installation, At A Glance, is having its opening this weekend and is sure to be an exciting display of a true artistic visionary. Friday, 6-8pm. 18 Valley Street, Jamestown. More info… 

Newport St. Patrick’s Parade
It’s that time of year. Everyone’s donning their kelly green and raising a glass to the Emerald Isle. But no one does it quite like Newport, who is celebrating their 60th St. Paddy’s day parade this weekend. We’ll see you in front of City Hall bright and early – you want to get a good spot, don’t you? Saturday, 11am. City Hall to Washington Square, Newport. More info… 

Chef’s Table Series at Blithewold

Get a taste of what makes RI’s culinary scene so spectacular as Blithewold hosts Bywater’s chef Brian O’Donnell as part of their Chef’s Table Series. Chef Brian will be preparing a special menu, and if the menu at Bywater is any indication, it’s sure to be a fantastic display of fresh, local catch. $75. Sunday, 6-8pm. 101 Ferry Road, Bristol. More info… 

Contemporary Theater Company presents An Italian Wife
Get a front row seat for the world premiere of An Italian Wife. Based on the novel by Rhode Island author Ann Hood and adapted and directed by Kevin Broccoli, another RI luminary, the story spans generations and chronicles a family's struggles with love, loss and longing. $25. Friday and Saturday, 7pm. 327 Main Street, South Kingstown. More info… 

Mark Cutler at The Ocean Mist
Just because it isn’t summer doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all that the Ocean Mist has to offer. This weekend, catch Mark Cutler, one of Rhode Island’s greatest and most prolific songwriters, and his band the Men of Great Courage. Friday, 9:30pm. 895 Matunuck Beach Road, Matunuck. More info… 

Friends of Bristol Animal Shelter Mardis Gras Ball
A little taste of the Big Easy comes to Little Rhody for the 9th annual Mardi Gras Ball. Grab a signature cocktail at the door and dance the night away, all to benefit the adorable animals at the Bristol Animal Shelter. $85. Saturday, 6:30-10pm. 500 Hope Street Bristol. More info…