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Top Weekend Picks: Skating Season Opens & More

Thursday, November 18, 2010


The holidays are coming... and now's the time to get out there and enjoy all that RI has to offer this weekend. What are you waiting for?

Best Active Pick

Bank of America City Center Skating, Providence

It's opening weekend for skating at the 14,000 square-foot rink (twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza's), which is fun for teens, date night, and families. Lace up and join the party. Friday 6-10pm, Sat/Sun 11am-10pm. Tickets: adults $6, children 12 and under $3, seniors $3; skate rental $4. Skating Rink at Bank of America City Center, 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, 331-5544, or online, here.

Best Art Pick

Favorite Things, 2010 Holiday Show, Isherwood Gallery, Newport

A terrific assortment of work from all 25 of this excellent gallery's resident artists, including painting, jewelry, furniture and fine crafts. Artists are also on hand, plus holiday cheer. Isherwood Gallery, 38 Bellevue Ave, Newport, 699-2276, or online, here.

Best Fair PIck

Holiday Artisan Fair, North Smithfield

Not only is this a great event featuring upscale artisans with wares ranging from pottery and gourmet foods to jewelry and boutique cosmetics, but it's sponsored by Save Our Stuff, a community booster supporting schools, athletics, and dedicated to "bringing the fun back to North Smithfield." 10am-4pm, North Smithfield Jr/Sr High School, 412 Greenville Rd, http://www.saveourstuff.org

Best Family Pick

Charity Coat Drive, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence

Have a great day at the zoo and get half-priced admission with the donation of a new or gently used coat. Good for up

to four people in your party. Kids and grown-up coats accepted. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, 785-3510, or online here.

Best Film Pick

Premiere of Gotta Find Barry

It was shot in Rhode Island and it's the story of two ghost hunters who break into a haunted mansion to hang out with their dead best friend one last time. How can you miss it? 8pm, admission $10, Park Cinema, 848 Park Ave, Cranston. For more information go online here.

Best Feel-Good Pick

Holiday Yoga Food Drive, Warwick Public Library, Warwick

Bring 5 items of non-perishable food for a free gentle yoga class suitable for all levels, shapes, and sizes. All donations benefit West Bay Community Action for distribution in its Marketplace. 11:30am-12:45pm, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick. For more information, go online here.


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