You’re Invited to the 8th Annual Providence Fringe Festival!

Artists, take advantage! Meet the current artists and get a sneak peak of some of the upcoming performances.

On Monday, July 18 at 7pm, join us at the WaterFire Arts Center for the 2022 FRINGE PVD Opening Night Party!

FRINGE PVD is a presentation of fun, fearless and affordable theater to the local community. Take this as a rare opportunity to view a unique set of both inspiring and entertaining performances.

photo by The Wilbury Theatre Group

The Providence Fringe Festival is presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group in collaboration with WaterFire Providence, The Steel Yard and local partners throughout Providence. Fringe PVD has worked for almost a decade now to bring together over 300 performing artists from across the country to express their work through visual arts, dance, theater and everything in between.

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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 10/21-10/23

Events going on in and around Providence this weekend.

Family Fun

Great Pumpkin Hunt – Friday, October 21st, 2016
Blithewold Mansions, Gardens & Arboretum, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Participate in the search for hidden pumpkins on the estate. Each person can take one home to carve. After the hunt, join us for music, food (food trucks will be on site), some hot cider, and a discussion about constellations in the night sky during a special star program around the bonfire.
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Our Recommendations for the Weekend of 6/2-6/5

PVD Fest is this weekend!

June 2, 2016 – June 5th, 2016

PVD Fest is a festival that allows visitors to truly experience the creative, art-oriented city of Providence, Rhode Island. This multi-art, four-day festival completely transforms the city, taking place at historical and unique venues. Participating art installations, musicians/bands, restaurants, museums, libraries, etc. work together to create an event showcasing the best of the Creative Capital. For more information and a complete list of events and locations, please visit the PVD Fest website here.

Parking information for the event can be found here. Help with accommodations for the weekend here.

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Upcoming Events for October 9th through 12th

Looking for something fun to do this Columbus day weekend? Check out these cool events happening in Rhode Island!

Friday, October 9

Questival Providence: Questival is a 24-hour team social adventure race that takes place across the greater Providence area! There is also an Saturday adventure if you’d rather participate there. Tickets are available for the 24h and Saturday events For more information, visit

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular: A nighttime display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns all along the beautiful Wetlands Trail, with well over 100 of the pumpkins carved into veritable works of art. Located at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, opens at 6 p.m.

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Upcoming Events June 17th -21st

We have a lot going on in Providence this week! From farmers markets, to concerts, to plays, you won’t have to look far for something to do! Check out some of the upcoming events happening in our great city this weekend.

Wednesday, June 17th

Hi Neighbor! Block Party 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy food on site or bring your own picnic basket, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the warm weather (finally!) on the green, green grassy lawn. Event is free!

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Melancholy A Play 7:30 p.m. Melancholy Play: a new chamber musical by Sarah Ruhl Music by Todd Almond Directed by Liesl Tommy Meet Tilly. She’s a bank teller, and she’s depressed. But she’s so beautifully, alluringly depressed that everyone she meets falls in love with her, including her therapist and her tailor. But what happens when she stops being so sad?

Thursday, June 18th 

Summer Writing Conference at URI Enjoy three days of lively interaction and instruction with local, national, and internationally acclaimed writers and teachers on URI’s picturesque Kingston Campus. Writers of all levels and experience will find master classes, craft sessions, workshops in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting; networking opportunities, and one-on-one consultations.

Armory Farmers Market 3:30 p.m.

Gallery Night Providence 5:30p.m. Gallery Night Providence offers free, carefully curated guided tours of What’s New in the Providence Art scene every third Thursday from March to November.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents: Baggage A Play 7:30 p.m. URI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents the premiere of the play Baggage June 18-19 @ 7:30pm Written and Performed by Frank V. Toti Jr. The play explores the journey through life through the eye of the playwright. Baggage explore those ‘things’ we carry with us, ‘things’ we collect along the way, and the decision to reevaluate and repack before moving on.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Melancholy A Play 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 19th 

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fridays in June head to the Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park to enjoy a smorgasbord of great food from some of the area’s best food trucks. Find out which trucks will be at the Carousel Village each week by visiting the Food Trucks In website.

Professor Chef Cooking Class: New England Clam Boil 6:30 p.m. Learn how to shop for fresh seafood, select it and whip up an easy one-pot meal. Then we’ll show you how to combine it all to create a clam boil that includes a whole Maine lobster, crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cob. We’ll supply all of the tips and some of the tools you’ll need. We will send you home prepared to share your new skills with friends and family.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Melancholy A Play 7:30 p.m.

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Presents: Baggage A Play 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 20th 

RI PrideFest & Illuminated Night Parade  Noon – 8:30 p.m. Held on South Water Street in Providence featuring live performances, Beer Wine & Spirits Garden, Kids Zone, Vendor Marketplace, and more. The Illuminated Night Parade kicks off at 8:45pm in the streets of downtown Providence.

Hope Street Farmers Market 9:00 a.m.

The Bluffs Exhibit Opening Reception Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Bluffs by Joseph Leroux constructed imagery comparable to the process of a musical composition. Notes, distortion and rhythm translate into texture, color, form and design. The Bluffs will be on display at The Grin, a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant in the historic Olneyville District of Providence, Rhode Island.

Manton Avenue Project Plays 6:30 p.m. (MAP) is proud to announce that plays from their most recent festival, “This Land is Our Land: the public park plays,” will be presented in a summer series as part of the 50th anniversary of the Roger Williams National Memorial.

Downtown Sundown Concert Series 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy a FREE concert series by some of the best songwriters RI has to offer. There is limited parking available at the park. Lots of street parking and pay lots available. All ages are welcome.

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Melancholy A Play 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 21st 

The Providence Flee 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Featuring all the cool vendors from last summer’s Flea plus a slate of new vendors for even more one-of-a-kind Flea finds! Shop Local this season at the Flea.

Alex and Ani Sunday Jazz Series 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Attention jazz fans! Get ready to make your Sundays a little more musical with The Alex and Ani Sunday Jazz Series at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets and visit Carolyn’s Café for a bite to eat and the perfect glass of wine.

Jaws 40th Anniversary 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Dare to relive the terrifying masterpiece? Select Showcase Cinemas, Cinema de Lux, and Multiplex Cinemas theatres, in partnership with Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment invite you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the one of the most popular American thrillers of all time when Jaws (1975) returns to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day only event!

Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Melancholy A Play 7:30 p.m.


Providence French Film Festival

Brown University’s French Department Presents: Providence French Film Festival 2014

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This year’s Providence French Film Festival will consist of a variety of films screened at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence. Comedies, dramas, documentaries and more will be shown to those who wish to appreciate the French language in this medium.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the Cable Car Cinema in advance or on the day of the screening beginning at 9am.  Online ticketing is available at for general admission tickets only (no passes/full price only). Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening).

Cable Car Cinema
204 South Main Street
Providence, RI

$9 general admission
$7 student admission
$55 for 8 general admissions
$20 for 4 student admissions

Film Date Time
Young and Beautiful FEB 20 6:00 pm
The Meteor FEB 20 9:00 pm
Queen of Montreuil FEB 21 4:00 pm
Rebellion FEB 21 9:00 pm
Aya of Yop City FEB 22 12:00 pm
Haute Cuisine FEB 22 2:00 pm
Far from Anywhere FEB 22 4:00 pm
Cycling with Moliere FEB 22 6:30 pm
Calm at Sea FEB 22 9:00 pm
Asphalt Playground FEB 23 12:00 pm
The Last of the Unjust FEB 23 2:15 pm
Guilty FEB 23 6:00 pm
Bowling FEB 23 9:00 pm
Populaire FEB 24 6:30 pm
Far from Vietnam FEB 24 9:00 pm
Laurence Anyways MAR 1 2:15 pm
Blue is the Warmest Color MAR 2 2:15 pm
Ayiti Toma MAR 2 6:30 pm


Upcoming events for the week of February 9th – 15th

This week you can look forward to the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s opening night, a unique show by the Martha Redbone Roots Project, a spoken word performance, an inspiring play written by fifth-graders, and of course the Pawtucket wintertime farmers market.

This week you can look forward to the Providence Children’s Film Festival’s opening night,  a unique show by the Martha Redbone Roots Project, a spoken word performance, an inspiring play written by fifth-graders, and of course the Pawtucket wintertime farmers market. We hope you enjoy these events, and if you have any recommendations of your own make sure to drop us a line.

Wednesday, February 12th

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market

Local food in every season. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day. Join us for the start of another 365 days of local food. Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round! The farmer’s market is open on Wednesdays starting at 4:00pm and also on Saturdays beginning at 9:00am.

Thursday, February 13th

Opening Night: Providence Children’s Film Festival

Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival! Help us kick off this year’s festival with food and festivities followed by a screening of The Zigzag Kid at the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium. The party begins at 6pm followed by screening of The Zigzag Kid at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for children and students and $15 for adults.

Martha Redbone Roots Project at Aurora

Hailed as “Americana’s next superstar”, Martha Redbone soulfully fuses her Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American heritage in a vibrant gumbo of funk and R&B. With her latest album, Garden of Love—Songs of William Blake, Redbone plunges her hands into both the fertile soil of timeless Appalachian roots music and the mystical and romantic poetry of the seminal, late-18th century British bard. The result, produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, is brilliant and startlingly fresh. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Andrea Gibson Spoken Word

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature. See her perform live at Providence’s Columbus Theatre at 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show.

Friday, February 14th

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Be My Ally: The Upstander Play”

Nine young playwrights from the Olneyville neighborhood, each in the 5th grade, have collaboratively written a full-length play around the theme of acts of kindness, and turning bystanders into upstanders in bullying situations. Presented by the Manton Avenue Project, performances will take place at 7pm on Friday, and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, in the Media and Arts Center at the Met School at 325 Public St. in Providence. Tickets are Pay What You Can, but reservations are encouraged.  As always, our programs are free to Olneyville kids. Donations are appreciated.

(Photo via: Pete DeSimas Photography)