Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/23 to 3/26

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Breakfast with the Animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Marco Polo’s adventure brought him face-to-face with the exotic animals of the Silk Road, and so will yours! Start by dining on a hot buffet, then after breakfast you’ll join zookeepers that care for the animals of Marco Polo’s Adventure Trek in opening for the day; climb into the bear exhibit to prep the space for its occupants, get face-to-face with a camel, see the snow leopards, red pandas, cranes and takin get their first enrichment of the day, and experience the thrill of watching the Zoo come alive.

Annie Jr.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. This children’s adaptation is based on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical and features everyone’s favorite little redhead and her lovable mutt named Sandy.


An American in Paris

The Wheeler School and the Chazan Gallery at Wheeler are pleased to present An American In Paris, a solo show of drawings by Mary Colman Wheeler, The Wheeler School founder. This show is part of the events and exhibits celebrating women in the arts in Providence during the month of March.


She Would If She Could

AS220 Blackbox

Head Trick Theatre’s spring 2017 show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London. Full of verbal wit and physical farce by turns, George Etherege’s comedy gently mocks both human failings and theatrical conventions through the adventures of Ned Courtall, Gatty and Ariana, Sir Oliver and Lady Cockwood, and their respective wingmen/women.

The Nether

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre

Log in. Choose an identity. Live out your private dreams. This is life in the Nether—a lush, virtual wonderland offering total sensory immersion, free of judgment and, seemingly, consequence. But when a real-world cop discovers a disturbing form of entertainment in “The Hideaway” realm, she triggers a virtual investigation with gasp-worthy revelations and an unimagined result. Part fairy tale, part sci-fi thriller, The Nether is a taut, haunting and highly original play for our times.


Donuts and Drafts

Alright, it’s time to channel your inner Homer Simpson and join Foolproof Brewing Company for an evening of donut & beer pairings!! This tasting features Matos Bakery’s hand-crafted, sweet and savory donuts topped with glazes infused with Foolproof brews.

The Providence Tattoo and Music Fest

A two stage fest featuring rock, hardcore & metal bands.

Performances from: Bury Your Dead, Revocation, Bloodriders (featuring vocalist Jason Berndt of Kilgore Smudge), Bloodline Theory, FirstBourne, 6 Foot Silence & more!

Tattoos & Piercings by: Suited Devil’s Ink, Irish Rose Tattoo & Piercing, Heavy Mental Tattoo, Great Island Tattoo, Dharma Ink Tattoo. Also featuring Doctor Finnegan’s Circus.

New England Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival

Join us for the New England Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival at Twin River Casino! Sample remarkable craft beers and amazing wines from around the world, as you pair them with multiple Italian dishes, prime rib sandwiches and more! Enjoy live entertainment, seminars, creative food pairings, cooking demonstrations and much more! Hosted by TV Maitre d’ Joe Zito and presented by Chris Gasbarro’s Fine Wine & Spirits and Chef Luciano Canova of Torre Restaurant Group!

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/16 to 3/19

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Coming to Rhode Island Exhibit

At the Providence Children’s Museum. In this exhibit you will take a time-traveling adventure and meet real people who came to Rhode Island from many different countries. Hear their stories and find out why they came, what they brought and how they changed the Ocean State.

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Our Recommendations for Springtime Fun In Rhode Island

It’s almost spring! That means the first WaterFire lighting of the season is approaching! It also means that it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty Rhode Island has to offer.

We have put together a list of activities and destinations to get you into the spring spirit…

outdoor fun

Waterplace park & River Walk – Providence, RI

Home to WaterFire! This park offers festivals, entertianment,water sports, vendors and a place to just hangout on the lawn and enjoy the day.

wpp view

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/9 to 3/12

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Roger Williams Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday. The Museum’s collections contains over one quarter million objects pertaining to natural and cultural history assembled from sites around the world.

Pirate School

Ocean State Theatre

One of the briny buccaneers of yore, bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones teaches youngsters how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty Buccaneers. Audiences engage in boisterous competitions and learn the finer points of light-hearted mischief while cannons boom, skulls talk, cutlasses drop, bubbles pop and pets run amok. Kids learn to live the dream of the roving swashbuckler in a joyful, non-violent fashion.


Connemara: Paintings From Yvonne King

The Main Gallery at Providence City Hall

The 20 paintings featured in Yvonne King’s exhibition “Connemara” spotlight the Connemara landscape in Western Ireland where King resides from. ‘My work is known for landscape, it’s colour and traditions. I aim to capture the essence of place, seeing the value of history and relating it to the present.


Little Women The Musical

Ocean State Theatre Company

This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Jodi Jolt and The Volt

The Village

Join in the rocking fun as Jodi Jolt and The Volt return to The Village! Come early for dinner, the food is amazing, and stay for the show! Music starts at 9pm!


Celebrate Local Beer!

Grey Sail Brewing and Russell Morin Catering and Events have collaborated to bring food and beer lovers together for an unforgettable night. We have combined the beer brewing prowess of Grey Sail with the culinary expertise of Russell Morin to create an unimaginable dining experience. Please join us on March 10th at 6:30 pm at ‘Vue in Newport, RI.

Winter and Spring Flea Market

Providence Winter and Spring Flea Markets are open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Local vintage and artisan/maker market with food trucks and live music.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, but Rhode Island has events occurring throughout March to celebrate Rhode Island’s Irish heritage.

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 3/2 to 3/5

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

The Manton Avenue Project Presents – Once Upon A Time

“Kids bring their favorite books to life in new play festival” at AS220 Black Box

Once Upon a Time: The Favorite Book Play Festival is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s PLAY-IT-AGAIN program, an afterschool playwriting course held at MAP’s Clubhouse in Olneyville. Ten 4th and 5th grade playwrights will each write a play based on or inspired by their favorite books and literary characters.

Music Time with Rebecca Zabinski

Henry Bear’s Park

Come make a joyful noise with us as Rebekah Zabinski hosts a melodious hour of music-making using a variety of instruments and hands-on activities. Rebekah’s extensive background in music will inspire young musicians to get creative and sing and groove to the beat!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/23 to 2/26

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Terrarium Night at The Empowerment Factory

Looking for a fun family event for school vacation week? Gather your family for a special night out creating your very own personalized terrarium!No worries if you don’t have a green thumb – Blooming Artisan’s party instructor will lead you through, step-by-step.All tools and materials will be provided for you.


Intermission Exhibition – RISD Museum

A temporary pause in a performance, a break from business as usual.

During the renovation of the Museum’s European Galleries, select works from the 1100s through the 1800s are on view in this open-storage presentation, offering opportunities for chance encounters and unintentional juxtapositions.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/16 to 2/19

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Be An Engineer

This weekend in celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity, investigate the power of pulley systems, and more!

Bring Your Own Improv

Family Friendly Comedy Show

This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation!  You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!! 

Artists’ Exchange Family Performance Series

Families are invited to join for the Family Performance Series, perfect for all ages, from the young to the young at heart. This weekend is Tandem Tellers. As “Mrs. Frost” and “Lady Winter” Anne Marie and Cindy spin tales of snow, frost and hot chocolate.


The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler

Public Domains, a group exhibition of works by Sammy Chong, Elizabeth Ferrill, Robert Morgan and Brian Shure.

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Sweets for Your Sweetheart

Thinking about what treats to buy your sweetheart this Valentines Day?

Ignite Providence has put together a round-up of sweet stops around Providence for you!

PVDonuts – Providence

Providence’s first gourmet donut shop creates fun donuts daily, all house made and covered in delicious toppings! This valentines day stop in for one of thir coffee drinks and pick up some donuts. PVDonuts also offers vegan and gluten free options, along with delivery service.

Our recommendation for a sweet gift? The strawberry or raspberry glazed donuts!


Ellie’s Bakery – Providence

This bakery doubles as a café, serving breakfawst and lunch aside their sweet treats. They have partnered with Flowers by Semia to make a one stop Valentines Day shop! Stop by to pick up Valentines Day essentials. Ellie’s also offeres year-round baking classes to teach others their baking secrets!

Our recommendation for a sweet gift? The Mon Amour cake, a mini treat with raspberry and lots of chocolate!

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 2/10 to 2/12

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Wild Art

Each class will include a visit to the focus animal, where students will observe the animals’ unique adaptations and form before returning to the classroom to create their works of art.

Heart Smart

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more.


Mimi Cabell & Lindsay Foster Two Person Exhibit

One Makes an Instrument of Themselves, and is Estranged Also is a interdisciplinary exhibition focused on the word manage, and other words that contain its root — man — to manipulate, to mandate, to manufacture.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

FireBall– Thursday, November 17th, 2016
WaterFire Arts Center, 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

The FireBall, a stellar celebration at the future home of WaterFire Providence! A glorious brilliant evening of Fun, Celebration, Entertainment, Dancing and Dinner! Featuring exciting culinary choices from Russell Morin Catering and Events and signature cocktails from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails. Please join us as we honor the many contributions of the Sharpe family to Providence and all Rhode Island. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/17 to 11/20”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/11 to 11/13

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

A Christmas Carol – Friday, November 11th, 2016 to Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Trinity Repertory Company, times vary

Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition returns this year! Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy, sour businessman, is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When three ghosts pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the chance to examine his life. He is inspired to change his ways and is wholly transformed by the spirit of Christmas. A heartwarming tale perfect for the whole family. Join us for this classic story that will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/11 to 11/13”

Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/4 to 11/6

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

WaterFire – Saturday, November 5th, 2016
A WaterFire “Salute to Veterans” lighting sponsored by Walmart, Bank of America, National Grid and Dominion Power and Energy.
Sunset is at 5:34 PM, and fires stay lit until 11 PM

All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight. Continue reading “Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 11/4 to 11/6”