The Must List

5 essential events this month

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August 5, 12, 19, and 26:

RI Music Hall of Famer Mark Cutler leads collaborative Healing Arts in the Park workshops for aspiring songwriters to create music while taking in the beauty of Blackstone River at Slater Mill. Pawtucket

August 7-9:

Book a ferry trip and peruse handmade wares including pottery, paintings, and jewelry at the Block Island Arts and Artisans Festival held at Narragansett Inn. 

August 16-18:

The Columbus Theatre reopens this month after their pandemic hiatus, kicking things off with stand-up comedian Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out. Watch for upcoming concerts and shows all season. Providence

August 20:

Providence Performing Arts Center presents their first in-person concert series since lockdown, Cool Summer Nights, with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

August 21:

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a cold one from Trinity Beer Garden with complimentary popcorn for Movies at Providence Rink. Screening this month is Raya & The Last Dragon

August 28:

Live music on two stages, food from local restaurants, and art vendors attract all kinds of fans to the Warren Folks Fest, The Collaborative’s lively annual fundraiser event. Warren

August 29:

Formerly the Providence Folk Festival, this free concert event returns as the Rhode Island Folk Festival with three outdoor stages of acoustic tunes performed all day at the scenic Rose Larisa Park. Riverside

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