It is hard to believe but the summer is already beginning to wind down. Hopefully you've made it out to some of the city's great events, but if you haven't, there are still some great opportunities to squeeze out that last bit of sweet summertime nectar. Savor the season with these great cultural happenings.

Music:

Although the Debo Band is based in nearby Boston, the 11-piece group is capable of teleportation. Through infectious African grooves and dance-ready tunes, this Ethiopian-pop outfit takes listeners on an unforgettable journey. Experience it for yourself at the Burnside Music Series in Greater Kennedy Plaza.  Thursday, July 31. 4:30-7:30 PM. Free.



It didn't take long for Sleeper Agent to infiltrate the pop music consciousness. Just three years after their debut record, the energetic band has spring-boarded to appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and national acclaim. They close out the WBRU Dunkin' Donuts Summer Concert Series at Waterplace Park. Beloved Providence band The ‘Mericans open.

Friday, August 1. 7:00 PM. Free.

 

Film:

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is considered one of the nation's top stops for film makers, film lovers, writers and industry-types. The festival will take place from August 5 - 10 in various venues throughout the city and will include premieres, international features, documentaries and shorts. There are also lectures and other special events. Action!

WaterFire:
The beloved WaterFire burns brightly through the season, and even extending all the way into the fall. The next fire will be lit on August 9 and will feature - for the first time in two years - the awe-inducing WaterFire Ballroom.

 

A Bit of Everything:
Foo Fest is the signature event from expert art experimenters AS220. On August 9, the Fest will commandeer a city block for a 12-hour party featuring live music, art installations, and participatory creative activities. Family-friendly programming takes place during the day, before giving way to eccentric entertainment that is AS220's specialty.