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.

Museums/Galleries

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.

Theatre/Performance

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!

Miscellaneous

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 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.

Museums

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.

Museums

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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Upcoming Events for September 3rd through 6th

Looking for something to kick off your September with? Check out these cool events happening in Rhode Island!

Thursday, September 3

Armory Farmers Market: 3:30 p.m. The market is located at the corner of Parade and Hudson Streets in Providence.

Burnside Music Series: 4:30 p.m. Each and every Thursday, July 9-September 10, the Trinity Beer Garden will open for business at 4:30 pm. Mill about and sip sangria to the melodious sounds of genius DJs from 4:30-6, and enjoy live music from 6-7.

TIGER, TIGER – NewportFILM Outdoors + Green Screen 6:00 p.m. Join us at the Norman Bird Sanctuary for a screening of TIGER, TIGER, a visionary documentary about the survival of a man dedicating his life to saving an endangered species.You may opt to purchase a ticket to the pre-party ($30) or just come for the screening ($5 suggested donation).

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Recommendations for June 12th Through June 15th

The full lighting ceremony for Saturday starts at sunset, 8:22 pm. If you’re looking for other things to do during your stay in Providence, you’re in luck! The Creative Capitol is celebrating the anniversary of the Gaspee affair this weekend, so history is the theme. Go the annual parade, attend a culinary concert, watch the celebratory fireworks, and more!

The full lighting ceremony for Saturday starts at sunset, 8:22 pm. If you’re looking for other things to do during your stay in Providence, you’re in luck! The Creative Capitol is celebrating the anniversary of the Gaspee affair this weekend, so history is the theme.  Go the annual parade, attend a culinary concert, watch the celebratory fireworks, and more! Get around the city easier with maps, our dining out guide, hotel suggestions, parking recommendations, and more.

Thursday, June 12th

Armory Farmers Market Stop by the Armory Farmers Market for fresh, local food! This market offers the Healthy Foods, Healthy Families Program!

Music on the Hill Culinary Concert Musicians from Rhode Island will be performing at the SS Rose and Clement Church as a part of the Music on the Hill Festival Series. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advanced ticket sales end June 1st. Students with ID receive free admission.

Friday, June 13th

PPS’s 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) announces the 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses, taking place this year on June 13, 14, and 15. The Festival, known for opening some of Providence’s most interesting homes, gardens and converted industrial mill spaces to visitors from across the region, highlights Providence’s post-industrial heritage through its dynamic housing stock. Continues on Saturday and Sunday.

Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment The Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment gives visitors a feel for colonial military life. Dozens of Militia will camp out for the weekend in authentic Revolutionary style.

Saturday, June 14th

Gaspee Days Ecumenical Service The Gaspee Days Ecumenical Service is a non-denominational service with music by the West Bay Chorus, and is hailed as “An outstanding tribute to the faith of America”.

49th Annual Gaspee Days Parade The 49th Annual Gaspee Days Parade will feature a colonial fife & drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum & bugle corps, & much more! The Mummers are the grand finale unit. The forecast for the day is sunny and clear, so join Gaspee Days in celebrating the 49th Annual Parade!

Alla and Edna Brown 5k Gaspee Days Road Race The 5K Gaspee Days Road Race is one of the great runs in New England, as participants compete in front of the crowds assembled for the Gaspee Days Parade which follows.

The Gaspee Project at WaterFire WaterFire Providence Presents the Gaspee Project. June 14th, 2014, 242 years after the burning of the HMS Gaspee, as we retell and relive the story of that historic night through a variety of artistic mediums, events, and experiences.

The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza WaterFire Providence and Bryce Studio are pleased to announce that the Arts Festival Plaza will return for the 2014 WaterFire Providence season. Located on Washington Street in the heart of the WaterFire installation, the Arts Festival Plaza is a showcase for local artists and crafts-people. From photography and sculpture, paintings and hand-crafted ceramics, to jewelry and specialty textiles, the WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza features a wide range of locally crafted artisan wares to exhibit for sale to WaterFire’s visitors.

WaterFire Full Lighting A WaterFire Providence full lighting will be held on Saturday, June 14th, at sunset around 8:22 pm. This event will be sponsored by the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business and the Rhode Island Hoteliers.

Sunday, May 25th

Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park Come to Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park in Pawtuxet Park and experience what life was like in colonial America, along with cooking demos. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy live music and the outdoors. Witness Royal Navy press crews in action!

Gaspee Days Raffle Support local community businesses who have helped sponsor the Gaspee Days events by purchasing your tickets for the Gaspee Day Raffle here. Tickets will be drawn at Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park event on Sunday, June 15th.

The Burning of the Gaspee This Sunday, June 15th at 4pm, come see the reenactment of The Burning of the Gaspee. Celebrate the ending the Gaspee Days Festivities with the symbolic burning of the ship that sparked the American Revolution.

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