Upcoming Events for March 23rd to March 29th

Upcoming events for the week include performances of Oliver!, a lecture on the past and future of AS220, performances at Rhode Island College, a Athenaeum discussion on music, and as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market!

Upcoming events for the week include performances of Oliver!, a lecture on the past and future of AS220, performances at Rhode Island College, a Athenaeum discussion on music, and as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market! If you have any events to add, be sure to drop us a line.


Sunday, March 23rd

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Kick up your heels and high step along with Trinity Rep’s gritty take on Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver!, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show brims with familiar songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” Consider Yourself,” and “I’d Do Anything.”

Monday, March 24th

Building AS220: Past. Present. Future., 5:30pm

AS220 seeks community participation as they continue to build to serve for the next thirty years and beyond! AS220 is seeking more art, greater equity, and expanded access. Come to this event to learn more about the history of the organization and find out how you can join in on their vision for the future. Join members of AS220 after the lecture for discussion and refreshments!

Wednesday, March 26th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 4pm

Thursday, March 27th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Elm City Dance Collective Presents: Almost Porcelain, 7:30pm

Rhode Island College’s Dance Company is hosting the Elm City Dance Collective as a guest to perform “Almost Porcelain,” a show about struggling with self-perception, choreographed by RIC alumna, Kellie Ann Lynch, ’03.

Rhode Island College Performing Arts Series Presents: Tao: Phoenix Rising, 7:30pm

In this new production for North America in the Spring of 2014, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina.

Friday, March 28th

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm

Salon at the Athenaeum: New Music for a New Century: Providence Premieres, 5pm

Join 23-year old Founder & Artistic Director Julien Touafek, a Juilliard-educated composer and Digital Media Innovation Fellow at New York University, in a conversation about how we define ‘new music’ and how it connects to the future of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship across industries in RI.

Elm City Dance Collective Presents: Almost Porcelain, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 29th

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market, 9am

Providence Skyline via Wikimedia Commons, photo by Will Hart.

Rhody Ramble

Rhody Ramble: Family Adventures in Rhode Island!

rhody ramble

The Rhody Ramble is a passport to history to help kids and families explore Rhode Island’s unique historic places with programming created especially for them! From waterfront mansions to working farms, the Rhody Ramble offers many different ways for visitors to experience early life in Rhode Island. A full calendar of events includes outdoor festivals, music concerts, scavenger hunts and hands-on activities. Created as a guide both for local families and visitors, the Rhody Ramble helps kids to connect with Rhode Island’s history and discover its hidden treasures.

The Rhody Ramble includes 18 member organizations of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island (HSCRI), a network of historic places open to the public. Founded in 2007, the HSCRI brings together stewards of historic sites to share resources, exchange ideas and promote Rhode Island’s unique places. The HSCRI is a program of Preserve Rhode Island, a statewide preservation advocacy organization.

Rhody Ramble’s Featured Events

museum of work and cultureMuseum of Work and Culture
42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Every Day until 12/31/2014
Weekdays: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (closed Monday)
Saturdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Museum of Work & Culture, a Division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, tells the stories of the men, women, and children who came to the Blackstone River Valley to find work in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The exhibits focus on the farm-to-factory experience of French-Canadians who came to Woonsocket to tell the larger story of American immigration. A special exhibit, The Ghost Army, tells the story of American G.I.s who duped Hitler’s army with rubber tanks, sound effects and illusion during WWII.

Admission: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, Free for Children under 10. There is a $1 discount off adult admission for AAA members. Free Parking. Questions? Call 401-769-WORK (9675) or 401-331-8575.

Tour the Old Jailwashington county jail
2636 Kingstown Road , Kingstown RI 02881
Every Day until 12/31/2014
Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 1-4 pm

Visit the Old Washington County Jail in Kingston, RI and tour period jail cells re-constructed in 1858 to replace the site’s first jail of 1792. Learn about the crimes and punishments of some of the area’s notorious characters! The museum also offers exhibits on RI plantation history, Washington County during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and regional exhibits of early schools, toys, and textiles of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Recommended for children 8-12.

Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children. Questions? Call 401-783-1328.


museum of natural history and planetariumMuseum of Natural History and Planetarium
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI 02907
Every Day until 12/31/2014  10:00 AM -4:00 PM

The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. The natural history collections include fossils, mollusks, minerals, rocks, mounted flora and fauna. The cultural collections contains over 25,000 archaeological and ethnographic specimens primarily of African, Native American and Pacific origin. Last admission to the museum is at 3:30 pm.

Museum Admission: $2 (Free for children under 4 years old.) First Saturday of the Month is FREE for Providence Residents with proof of residency. Questions? Call 401-785-9457 Ext. 221

Planetarium & Museum Admission: $3 (No one under age 4 is permitted in the planetarium.) Shows on weekends at 2:00 pm.

breakers family tourThe Breakers Family Tour
44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport RI 02840
Every Day until 12/1/2014  10:00 AM -5:00 PM

The family tour allows youngsters and parents to imagine themselves personally witnessing the history made in this great Gilded Age chateau. As the house shares its secrets, you hear from family members and staff, as well as fanciful creatures like the friendly dolphin hiding under the grand staircase, the lions of the Music Room and the dragons in the Dining Room. Experience a summer day in the life of one of the Vanderbilt children. Learn about the masters of the kitchen – Monsieur Le Chef and his colleague, The Butler. Take an imaginary slide down the grand stairs on a silver serving tray. Learn all the “rules” the children had to live by at The Breakers. The tour is designed for children aged 6-11, but is fun for the whole family!

Admission: Adult: $19.50, Youth: $5.50 (ages 6-17), Free for children under 6. 

ladd observatoryTelescope Observing Night
210 Doyle Avenue, Providence RI 02906
Every Tuesday until 3/31/2014  7:00 PM -9:00 PM

View the moon, stars and planets through the antique telescope at Brown University’s historic observatory. Ladd Observatory opened in 1891 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit and learn about the past, present and future of astronomy. Open every Tuesday after twilight.

Admission: FREE! Questions? Call 401-863-2323.

For more family activities, visit Rhody Ramble’s Facebook page, check out their tweets @RhodyRamble, stop by their blog, or register for free to join the Rhody Ramble to receive monthly updates about family events throughout Rhode Island.