Feb 2011

This Weekend: New England Americana, Miss Hi Neighbor And The Wedding Experience

FRIDAY NIGHT: A great night of music is ahead of us tonight. The 201 in Providence hasn’t been open for over a year, but they already showcased some of the best live music in Downtown Providence. New England Americana presents John Colvert & The Great Brighton Fire, Brian McKenzie, Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch and Route .44 all tonight at The 201. What an amazing line-up. Chances are this show is going to get packed so get there early. Starts at 8:30pm at The 201, 201 Westminster Street in Downtown Providence.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Want to be the next Miss Hi Neighbor for URI? Then head to Rhody Joe’s Saloon on Saturday, February 19, from 10pm to 1am. The Gansett Girls will be on hand early on recruiting girls to enter and round will begin promptly at 10:30. Want to make sure you are in the running? Then post Your Pic on the Rhody Joe’s Saloon facebook wall to enter the Miss Hi Neighbor Contest!! Be sure to have your friends vote for you by “liking” the photo! Contestant with the most “likes” gets extra points during the contest on February 19th! Winner gets a $500 Pin-up photo shoot! Ton’s of games and giveaway’s for spectators! Stop by to cheer on your friends or just to grab a Gansett!!

SUNDAY: Eat, drink and be married! The Wedding Experience is truly a one-of-a-kind event for engaged couples. Meet vendors from caterers to boutique owners to florists, and register to win some incredible prizes (how would you like to score a king bedroom set from McKay’s Furniture?) There will be three interactive seminars, two high-end fashion shows from StyleWeek Providence, and plenty of food and beverage sampling. Guys don’t worry. There is a groom’s lounge brought to you by Narragansett beer with plenty of Gansetts to enjoy. They’ll even be raffling off a flat screen TV.

The Details: Feb. 20. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. For more information or for tickets, visit engaged.rimonthly.com.