The Weekend Roundup: April 28-30

Baseball, a Running of the Bulls-inspire race and a whole lot of rubber ducks are on deck for your weekend


Saturday, Arpil 29

Sample and celebrate the best food Rhode Island has to offer at the Eat Drink RI Grand Tasting. Brilliant chefs and food purveyors from all over the state will be at the Rhode Island convention Center to prove why RI is America's culinary darling. 1 Sabin Street, Providence.

If you've ever asked yourself "What would it be like if a dump truck dropped 20,000 rubber duckies into a river?" then you're in luck. This weekend, the annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race is making a splash in Westerly. Downtown Westerly.

TV personalities come together on stage for An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Watch as the two longtime friends chat about pop culture and world events. 220 Weybosset Street, Providence.

Sunday, April 30

The Running of the Bulls is cruel and ill-advised, but Providence has the next best (and significantly safer) thing. Get Gored For Good is an annual charity race for Amos House where a stampede of Roller Derby Girls, complete with bull horns, chase runners through the streets of Providence. Downtown Providence. 

All Weekend

The PawSox are hosting Gwinnett for four – yes, four – games in three days, including a double header on Saturday to make up for last weekend's rained out contest. That's a loaded weekend, but it's still only three inning more than the longest single game ever played in Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket. 

Spring has finally sprung, and Wickford Village is celebrating with Daffodil Days. The weekend will feature a Roaming Railroad, pony rides(!) and a spring cleaning sidewalk sale from Wickford area businesses. Brown and Main streets, Wickford.

The curtain rises on the Gamm Theatre's latest production, King Elizabeth. Watch the battle of wills unfold as cousins duke it out for freedom, equality and the royal throne. 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket.