Monster Jam back at Gillette
Monster Jam returns to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Saturday, June 4. The supercharged monster truck competition starts at 7 p.m., but there’s also a Pit Party from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. As impressive as the big wheels can be, their names are also pretty cool: Grave Digger, Zombie Monster Mutt , Soldier of Fortune, Megalodon, El Toro Loco and Jurassic Attack, to name a few. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com. Visit MonsterJam.com for more detailed information on event and wellness policies.
Attleboro event will support the LGBTQ community
A pride flag raising and march from Attleboro City Hall to Balfour Riverwalk will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 in support of gay and trans rights and marriage equality. Organized by Mayor Paul Héroux and the Attleboro Human Rights Council, the event is part of a month-long national celebration of the LGBTQ community. Elected officials, faith leaders, residents and allies are expected to speak and there will be vendors and other organizations selling products or sharing informational materials at Balfour Riverwalk. There will also be family activities and music.
Attleboro Museum of the Arts Celebrates Educators
The Attleboro Arts Museum will present “And All That Jazz!” The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award Art Educators Group exhibit from June 2-29 at his community gallery. The show highlights the AAM’s arts educators, who have each produced a work inspired by Schreckengost’s Jazz Bowl. An educator recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It’s free and open to everyone. More information: www.attleboroartsmuseum.org508-222-2644.
Best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick at Improbable
National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick will be at the bookstore and cafe of an improbable story in Plainville on Monday evening, June 6, to discuss his New York Times bestseller, “Travels with George.” In the book, Philbrick makes the case for Washington’s unique contribution to building America by tracing his journey as the new president through the 13 former colonies. Philbrick is also the author of “Heart of the Sea,” made into a major Warner Bros. film, and other acclaimed nonfiction novels. The event starts at 7:00 a.m. Sign up at anunlikelystory.com/philbrick22.
Discover the ‘Aerial Insectivores’ at Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Seekonk offers “Aerial Insectivores: Purple Kingfishers and Tree Swallows” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 5. Discover two fascinating species of birds that inhabit the Caratunk in the summer. You’ll start in the barn for an introduction, then head out into the grounds to check out their homes and watch them in action. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Don’t forget to bring binoculars if you have them, a camera, water and insect repellent. The program is for ages 10 and up. Register via the events calendar on asri.org/calendar.
WaterFire comes back on Saturday in Providence
WaterFire Providence is hosting its first full lighting of the season this Saturday evening June 4th. Lighting will begin at 8:16 a.m. and the braziers will remain lit until midnight. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza kicks off at Washington and Steeple Streets from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., featuring merchandise from a variety of local artists and makers. WaterFire Marketplace will return to Canal Street, the Brazier Society will be on the College Street Bridge, Andrew Anselmo, Origami Master will hang out all night in Market Square, food courts will be open on Washington Street, and there will also be three fire spinning shows of the Cirque de Lumière. Find more information about https://waterfire.org/schedule.
Do you feel “bad”? The hit musical returns to Hub
“Wicked” returns to the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston from June 8 to July 24. The hit Broadway musical looks back at what happened in the land of Oz, but from a different angle. It tells the story of a young woman, born with emerald green skin, who meets a bubbly blonde with exceptional popularity. Their initial rivalry turns into the most unlikely of friendships, until the world decides to call one “good” and the other “bad”. “Wicked” is now the 5th longest-running show in Broadway history. For tickets and more information, go to www.BroadwayInBoston.com.