Rhode Island Monthly Rhode Trips 2012 : Page 9

Al Fresco Films Free movies in cool settings. These three outdoor movie series o er some of the most unusual summertime entertainment around. Pack a picnic dinner and a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a favorite lick au naturelle. The best part? They’re all sans admission, making for a truly wallet-friendly night out. Movies on the Beach, Misquamicut WHERE: Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave. WHEN: Every Tuesday in July and August at 8:30 p.m. VIBE: The kid-friendly lineup — this summer’s selections include Pixar favorites like Up and Wall-e — attracts lots of vacationing families. DON’T MISS: The chance to take in a classic lick with your toes in the sand and the sound of waves crashing in the background. Movies on the Block, Providence WHERE: Corner of Westminster and Union streets WHEN: Every Thursday, June through the end of September, at dusk VIBE: Decidedly adult, with moviegoers sipping selections from Eno Fine Wines and Tazza and noshing on takeout from any number of the area’s local restaurants. DON’T MISS: Watching cult-classics — like The Hangover and Almost Famous — in a Downcity setting. Movies on the Rocks, Newport WHERE: Rock quarry at Ballard Park WHEN: August 8, 15 and 22 at dusk VIBE: With tiki torches lighting the way to the movie-ready meadow and bug spray of-fered at the check-in table, there’s a true community-oriented feel here. DON’T MISS: A short, screened prior to every ilm courtesy of Newport Film Festival, adding adult appeal to the PG lineup that this year includes The Lion King, E.T. and Back to the Future. –COURTNEY ANDERSON Where to Go for Outdoor Concerts No matter where you’re in your element, there’s a summer outdoor concert series for you. On the Dunes Bring your beach blanket, if you must, but these acts play the kind of tunes that get your mojo working. Monday nights feature rock, pop and reggae, including tribute bands to the Doors, the Beatles and Bob Marley. On Wednesdays, the pavilion deck transforms into a dance fl oor when acts like Roomful of Blues take the stage. Free parking after 5 p.m. Con-certs 6–8 p.m. Free. Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Westerly, 401-348-2784, bluesonthebeachri.com. twilight, when the sun is gentler, musi-cians set up onstage at Waterplace Park to herald the weekend with roots, rock and acoustic sets every Friday from June 15 to July 20. 7:30. Free. Water-place Park, Providence, 401-680-5770, providenceri.com. –JAMIE REMILLARD OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS: Rhode Island’s free state park app is illed with features that make it easier to explore. Search by activity, by region or what’s closest to you. Find info on fees, events, ice safety, water quality, tides and more. And track your friends with the GPS Friend Finder. Too cool. riparks.com. —JENNIFER SPIRA Tickets, Shutterstock. Concert, Michael Christofaro Cityside In Providence, before we scuttle away to our seaside perches for the week-end, we cut loose. Summer in the city has its ways of being harsh, sure. But at 2012 I RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY I RHODE TRIPS 9

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