Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 4/6 to 4/9

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.


April 8th Basin Lighting

7:15 p.m.
The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Hemophilia Federation of America. (HFA) is a national non-profit dedicated to assisting and advocating for the bleeding disorders community. HFA is pleased to sponsor the first WaterFire of the season on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in conjunction with the annual HFA Symposium, being held for the first time, this year at the Rhode Island Convention Center, April 6–9, 2017.

 Family Fun

The Little Prince

Festival Ballet Providence presents the premiere of a multi-media adaptation of one of the best loved stories and most popular children’s books ever published. Part of the chatterBOXtheatre series.

Spring Festival

Roger Williams Park Zoo Carousel Village

Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy animal encounters with some of the Zoo’s ambassador animals, take unlimited carousel rides and enjoy endless jumps in the bounce house. Don’t miss a pop-up interactive art wall, exhibitors, coloring activities and more!


Wings Exhibit at the Hera Gallery

Opening Reception.

A multimedia exploration of a world where angels and other winged creatures of hybrid nature move freely, defying simplification and over-generalization. Where light and shadow have the same value, the notable melds with the insignificant, the superior with the inferior. Wings aims to guide viewers through the apparent opposition of these worlds.


Music Series with Doug James and Willie J. Law

Friends of the Jamestown Library Winter Music Series brings the blues.- “Think Robert Cray meets B.B. King while visiting Jimi Hendrix. It can’t help but groove you.” All FOTJL music series concerts are free to the community.

Inherit The Wind

Ocean State Theatre Company

While this Tony Award winning play debuted in 1955, its story is as relevant today as it was then. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time, Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. Book by: Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee.

Alternative Folk Artist Allysen Callery

Self-taught Rhode Island singer-songwriter Allysen Callery will be joining Linden Place for an entertaining night of folk music inspired by the sounds of the 1960s and 70s. Best known for her captivating lyrics and beautiful vocals, Allysen Callery has a dedicated following in Europe and Australia as well as in New England where she won the Providence Phoenix Singer-Songwriter of the Year award in 2012. She is best described as creating “quiet music for a loud world” with her tightly crafted, elegantly performed originals earning her a place at the forefront of the “ghost folk” genre.


19th Annual Philbrick Poetry Reading

Join The Providence Athenæum for an evening with Gregory Pardlo, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Tina Cane, recently named Rhode Island Poet Laureate. The Philbrick Poetry Project is named in honor of long-time Athenæum members Charles Philbrick, a noted poet, and his wife Deborah, a mentor to many poets, and fosters the art of poetry in Rhode Island and beyond.

Reuse Documentary / Deek Art & Tiny House Talk

Join The Arcade Providence for an exclusive, one-night screening of “REUSE. Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet.” Derek “Deek” Diedricksen will be giving a talk about building tiny houses with reclaimed materials and his reuse art.

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