Welcome to another GoProvidence Weekend Roundup. A spectacular parade, high-flying basketball fun and an Italian festival are just a few things in store for this weekend in Providence. 

Friday, March 18

Slam Dunk WaterFire
WaterFire will be having a basin lighting this Friday starting at sunset in celebration of the NCAA® Division 1 Men’s Basketball First and Second Round games hosted in Providence. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of WaterFire, an art installation of bonfires set ablaze on the surface of the water right in the middle of Providence. This WaterFire is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts. The fires are lit around 6:55 p.m.

Blues for Mister Charlie
Trinity Repertory Company is putting on this powerful companion piece to Harper Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "Blues for Mister Charlie" is about the murder of a young black man, and how it affects a small Southern town. Friday's show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 19

Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade
Join in the festivities this weekend with the Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade route starts on the corner of Smith Street and Hilltop Avenue and runs down to the Rhode Island State House. The parade starts at 12 p.m.. and is free and open to the public. 

San Giuseppe Day Party
St. Joseph's Day is celebrated by many Italians with a feast and parade. Head over to Providence's Little Italy, Federal Hill, for a block party from noon - 8 p.m. The block party will feature food, including traditional zeppole, beverages and alfresco dining seating from: Tony’s Colonial, DaVinci Ristorante, Roma, Harry's Bar & Burger, Café Pazzo and Biergarten.

Sunday, March 20

Harlem Globetrotters
Head to the Dunkin' Donuts Center to see the Harlem Globetrotters' 90-year celebration. For 90 years the Harlem Globetrotters have been entertaining families all around the world. On Sunday you'll be able to see some of your favorite stars like Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm. The show starts at 2 p.m.

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