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.

Take Only What You Can Carry With You

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to debut 2017 with Take only what you can carry with you, curated by Andrew Paul Woolbright, founder of Karst and Gorse, featuring artists who “operate in the sweet spot of engaged, responsible Romanticism; a shaky Romanticism that avoids naivete and instead operates within the limited field that this philosophy currently allows.”


Xenia Rubinos at Columbus Theatre

Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences from r&b and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms all delivered with a soulful punk aura. It’s A Party Across America Tour comes to the Columbus Theatre with special guest; Mal Devisa.

Around the World in 80 Days

Presented by The RISE Playhouse. Phileas Fogg makes his famous wager, and just five actors play all the parts to help (and hinder) him in his travels in this hilarious new adaptation by Mark Brown featuring quick-fire comedy, adventure, excitement, and thrills.


Newport Winter Festival

Join us for the 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages.


Celebrate the season at our 21st Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, ice wine bar tasting goodness. Enjoy live music from Little Compton Band on Saturday and The Pourmen on Sunday, while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar. Marvel at the creations of our LIVE ice sculpting performance on Saturday or LIVE wine statue on Sunday. Warm your toes in a bucket of grapes by signing up to compete in one of our Grape Stomp Competitions!

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