PAWTUCKET – After a great opening weekend, including En Plein Air, the Lorraine Mills Fest, Downtown Live, and the Riverbend East Songwriters Festival, the Pawtucket Arts Fest continues this week, running through Sept. 19. Here is some of what’s ahead.
• The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Pops in the Park” this Sunday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Slater Memorial Park, 401 Newport Ave.
• Pawtucket-Central Falls Restaurant Weeks run through this Sunday, Sept. 19. Includes Empanada Fest this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Slater Park.
• Pawtucket Film Festival Under the Stars, this Friday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Slater Memorial Park. Grab a blanket or your favorite beach chair for music and a movie.
• TEN31’s Autumn Enchanted Forest, this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Slater Park, 401 Newport Ave. An assortment of characters from the group’s Human Nature Collection, all bursting with the golden warm colors of fall.
• En Plein Air - Open Reception, this Saturday, Sept.18, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Pitcher Goff House, 58 Walcott St. View and shop the artwork created during the En Plein Air painting event.
• Peace Crane Art Installation, this Sunday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m. through Oct. 13 at 6 p.m., 999 Main St. Walk the R.I. Music Hall of Fame in the Hope Artist Village, enjoy live music from local artists, and see The Empowerment Factory’s art installation of 1,000 Peace Cranes, each one handmade by local volunteers.
• Ukunami band, this Sunday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to noon, Slater Park Main Stage, 401 Newport Ave. Ukunami is an all-ukulele band from Rhode Island.
• The Wishing Tree, this Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 3 p.m., Newell Avenue and Barnes Street. Public art project being created by The Empowerment Factory in collaboration with children from Rhode Island. Over the past year, children and families have submitted their wishes for the community. Each wish will be transferred onto a leaf on the Wishing Tree art installation for public viewing.
• Healthy Living Community Event, this Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 3 p.m., at Payne Park, 225 West Ave. An afternoon of crafts, storytelling, competitions, prizes, and art. Guided walks along the Baldwin Loop Walking Path.
• The Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Competition, this Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 2 p.m., Payne Park, 225 West Ave.
• “Daybreak!” Aurea/Festival Ballet first collaboration, this Sunday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1:15 p.m., Slater Park Main Stage, 401 Newport Ave.
• Pawtucket Photo Contest, Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 5 p.m., 137 Roosevelt Ave. Winners will be announced by Mayor Donald Grebien at www.pawtucketri.com .
Visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org for more.