Thursday, May 5th
Don’t miss this rollicking Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular musical! At the turn of the 20th century in the western territories, cowboy Curly vies with mysterious farmhand Jud for the heart of Laurey, the woman they both love. Packed with humor, romance, square dances and an unforgettable score, Oklahoma! is a portrait of both the naiveté and complexity of American pioneer settlers. For tickets, Box Office: call (401) 351-4242 or visit their website.
Friday, May 6th
Experience this classic ballet performed by the incomparable Moscow Festival Ballet! This beloved fairy tale premiered at the Bolshoi Ballet in 1945 with music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Rostislav Zakharov. Now, the Moscow Festival Ballet brings this classic adventure to life with lavish sets and the gorgeous, authentic costumes from the Bolshoi era. “This was an afternoon that deserved ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.” (Las Vegas Review-Journal). Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, founded the company in 1989 to create an ensemble that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies. Under his direction, leading dancers from across Russia now stage exciting new productions of timeless classics. TICKETS: $27 / $32 / $39/ $47
Saturday, May 7th
Sunday, May 8th
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Make this Mother’s Day special! Bring your Mom to Tastebuds for a delicious brunch which will include their own cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, blueberry muffins kissed with sugar, banana nutella French toast with a chocolate drizzle, smokes salmon hash, polenta cake and shrimp benedict, and there will be a special creative omelette sure to please!
Monday, May 9th
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Dance to the music! Take Beginner Salsa and West Coast swing lessons — newcomers are welcome and no partner is needed! Call Sara: (401) 849-5678. Pay as you go ($15 each – cash only) or register for an 8-week session through Newport County YMCA $100 for members, and $110 for non-members.
Tuesday, May 10th
Get the inside story about a compelling book and movie! Author Michael Tougias will give a slide presentation on his book “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue,” upon which Disney Corporation based its recent January film release. Additionally, Tougias will also introduce his latest book, “So Close to Home,” the story of a 1942 German U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalking its prey 50 miles off New Orleans. Captained by 29-year-old Erich Wurdemann (Iron Cross and coveted Knight’s Cross recipient) the submarine commander had his sights set on the freighter Heredia with 59 souls on board. Most of the crew were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians including the Down’s family.
The event is free to members, and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, visit their website or contact Maria Vann at 508-674-3533.
Wednesday, May 11th
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Enjoy superb Italian cuisine and the toe-tapping, sing-along music of Butch McCarthy and The Gents! Fay’s, the “Cheers” of Dartmouth, is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving the New Bedford and Dartmouth area for several generations. They continue the Old World traditions of the family that came from Fabrezia, Italy, where they were dedicated to hospitality, friends, family, and food! Butch McCarthy and The Gents also have been prominent in the Southcoast music scene for many years. With Butch on guitar & vocals, JB Borges on drums, and Steve Mazza on bass, you will be treated to cover songs from the Eagles, the Beatles, Van Morrison and many more, as well as some great originals!