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Providence For The Holidays

Looking for some holiday cheer this season? Head to Providence, RI and experience the warmth and charm of timeless New England holiday traditions, along with the city's sophisticated arts, culinary and shopping scenes. From carolers, festivals and strolls, to rock concert extravaganzas, there are scores of holiday happenings for all to enjoy.



New Year's Eve Exclusive Party Package
Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, RI
Price: $359
Phone: 401-272-2400
Includes: Deluxe overnight accommodations on Dec. 31, 2014; a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; live music and dancing in the Grand Ballroom; dinner and a champagne toast at midnight; DJ and dancing in the Marquis Ballroom; and late check out.

Romance Package

Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick
Warwick, RI
Dates: Anytime
Price: Prices vary
Phone: 401-734-9600
Includes: In-room sparkling wine (where permitted by law) or cider upon arrival; as always, access to hotel fitness center, pool and whirlpool; full breakfast for two in the hotel's designated restaurant; and late check-out available upon request. 

Spa Escape Package
Providence Biltmore Hotel
Providence, RI
Price: $399
Phone: 401-421-0700
Includes: Escape to The Spa at the Providence Biltmore. The 50-minute signature couples body massage is the perfect way to ease mind and body. Then relax with a glass of champagne in one of the spacious Junior Suites. Booking must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance of arrival and a valid major credit card is due at the time of booking. Cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

Couples Getaway in Providence
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Providence, RI
Price: Starting at $159
Phone: 401-455-3100
Includes: Escape to Providence this winter for a couples getaway. Package includes a deluxe room, breakfast for two in the Public Restaurant, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, and a late check out of 2 p.m.

Click here for a full list of getaway packages.

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Saturday Feb 28, 2015

One Night of Queen: Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, 'Gary Mullen and the Works' have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship o... Visit Website

The Jacksonian

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Theatre 82
  • Address: 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910

EPIC Theatre Company presents The Jacksonian written by Beth Henley

The Machine: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon + Light Show

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

The Machine has forged a 20 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and Germany's Rock of Ages.

US Figure Skating 2015 US Synchronized Skating Championships

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Address: One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center

Hosted by the Warwick Figure Skaters, the US FIGURE SKATING 2015 US SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held this February 25 - 28, 2015 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. The precision and pageantry of synchronized skating will be on full display.

Winter Wonder Days

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Bundle up and enjoy half-priced admission at the zoo through February. See snow leopards, moon bears and other cold-hardy animals in a snowy setting. And if it's too chilly, warm up in the Zoo's Tropical America building, Rhode Island's only indoor rainforest. Roger Williams Park Zoo is open year round.

I Love Lucy! Live On Stage

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein... Visit Website

Twelfth Night

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Brown University - Stuart Theatre
  • Address: 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Jane Nichols Presented by Sock & Buskin in assocation with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

The Last Five Years

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001, Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner is a contemporary song-cycle musical, which ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a relationship, from meeting to break-up... and from break-up to meeting... all at the same time! A frequently humorous, often romantic, and intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view - his going forwards and hers going backwards.

The Glass Menagerie

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

An American classic and considered by many one of the greatest plays ever written, The Glass Menagerie is an emotional masterpiece and Tennessee Williams' personal "memory play," featuring one of the most recognizable families in dramatic literature-histrionic mother Amanda (played by Anne Scurria), guilt-ridden son Tom and fragile daughter Laura. Director Brian Mertes (A Lie of the Mind, Clybourne Park) brings a rarely seen depth of storytelling to this production, engaging the audien... Visit Website

4000 Miles

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the course of a one month cohabitation, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately comfort each other with curiosity and compassion.

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Fete Music
  • Address: 103 Dike Street, Providence, RI 02909
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Providence Phoenix winner as voted by thousands of Phoenix readers: Fete “Best Dance Night 2013” Casual Saturdays! Born Casual playing the best and newest hip hop, trap and R&B every Saturday night at the Fête Lounge. No Cover // 21+

Brunch & Bubbly

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

BRUNCH & BUBBLY Join us all weekend long and Monday holidays for our classic Papa Razzi brunch offerings. With purchase of a brunch entree, your first drink is on us, with your choice of a Bellini or Mimosa.

Elisha Project Saturdays

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: The Elisha Project
  • Address: 65 Newport Avenue, Suite 6, Rumford, RI 02916
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Bring your entire family...all ages are welcome to: - Make and prepare 250+ lunch meals - Decorate Lunch Bags - Take the lunches to people in need Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and one you will not soon forget. You can view our videos on our site above. 

Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Celtic Lounge
  • Address: 397 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Starting this Saturday (9/20) Hella Smoke will be hosting Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge on Westminster and Empire! We'll have local artists in, performing some nights, mixing their music into the playlist others, and just mingling with the crowd answering your questions throughout all of them. Selling VIP tickets to the private bar at just $25 per, and cover at just $5 before midnight, ladies free before 11, and $10 after midnight! Come on down, listen to some great music, meet some ... Visit Website

2/28: Shawnn Monteiro ‘To Carmen With Love’ tribute with Mike Renzi

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Chan's Fine Oriental Dining
  • Address: 267 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI

You may have seen Mike Renzi playing piano for Tony Bennett and Gaga on the Grammy’s, then on Stevie Wonder Tribute… He’ll be joining Shawnn Monteiro at Chan's Fine Oriental Dining in Woonsocket, RI!  Jazz songbird Shawnn Monteiro had a very successful tour of Italy with her world class rhythm section a few years ago. Tonight is the Reunion of that wonderful Italian Tour and a celebration of their excellent (Whaling City Sound) recording ‘To Carmen With Love’ ... Visit Website

American Dance Legacy Initiative WINTER MINI-FEST 2015

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
  • Address: 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join American Dance Legacy Initiative for "IMAGINE: FREE TO CHASE THE RAINBOW," four days of multi-faceted and multi-media activities inspired by Donald McKayle’s 1959 signature dance work, "Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder" about chain gangs in the American south. INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATIONS Feb 25-26 - 10am-4pm, Feb 27-28 - 10am-10pm Living Room Galleries SCREENING OF “CHAIN GANGS: SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME” presented in collaboration with the Cen... Visit Website

Brassens Music Study

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Alliance Française de Providence
  • Address: 928 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908

Finish February by celebrating the great singer Georges Brassens and his unique style of simple melodies and texts based on poetic masterpieces. Discover the bold repertoire of one of the most beloved French artists.

Chinese New Year at Providence Children's Museum

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum

Explore Chinese culture, New Year and Lantern Festival by creating traditional crafts with Chinese students from Brown University. Learn origami, how to write Chinese characters and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Derek Furtado

A contagiously energetic comedian from New England who has performed from one coast to the other. Derek’s style of comedy brings uncomfortable moments to life with his attention to detail that will have you relieved you’re not the only one who feels “that way.” Derek is a 6 time finalist of the Catch a New Rising Star Competition, 2012's Last Comix Standing Winner and writer of the Best Film in the 48 Hour Providence Film Festival 2012. Over the years Derek has been able ... Visit Website

La Folie Almayer (Almayer's Folly) at Providence French Film Festival

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

La Folie Almayer A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening). Sponsored by Brown University’s Department of French Studies • Department of Modern Culture and Media • Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies • Sevaux Family Film and Lecture Endo... Visit Website

Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) at Providence French Film Festival

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Le Jour Se Lève (Daybreak) The film begins with foundry worker François (Jean Gabin) shooting and killing Valentin (Jules Berry). François then locks himself in his room in a guest house at the top of many flights of stairs. He is soon besieged by the police, who fail in an attempt to shoot their way into the room, as François barricades himself in. In a series of flashbacks punctuated by glimpses of the present, it is revealed that François had become involved... Visit Website

Level Five at Providence French Film Festival

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Level Five A woman (Laura), a computer, an invisible interlocutor: such is the setup on which LEVEL FIVE is built. She "inherits" a task: to finish writing a video game centered on the Battle of Okinawa - a tragedy practically unknown in the West, but whose development played a decisive role in the way World War II ended, as well as in postwar times and even our present. A strange game, in fact. Contrary to classical strategy games whose purpose is to turn back the tide of history, thi... Visit Website

ROCK & ROAR!: A Rock-a-Baby Kids’ Concert Series

The very popular Rock-a-Baby band is coming to the Zoo! Come and jam during this exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests in the Zoo’s Education Center. February’s theme is Rainforest Reel. Registration is available online, or buy your tickets at the door if the show hasn't sold out.

Save The Bay Seal Cruises, Narragansett Bay

  • February 28, 2015
  • Address: 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905
  • Venue: Save the Bay

Join us for our award winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island. We provide binoculars and expert guides. One and two hour tours available. Free parking! Weekends and school vacations, November 2014 through April 2015. Daily schedule based on time of low tide. Boat departs 142 Long Wharf Dock, Newport at the intersection of Long Wharf and Washington Streets. 

Tante Hilda! at Providence French Film Festival

  • February 28, 2015
  • Location: Cable Car Cinema
  • Address: 204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Tante Hilda! An inventive hand-drawn comedy that pits an ecological militant against the most powerful GMO on the planet, Aunt Hilda! (Tante Hilda!) offers up plenty of raucous animation while warning viewers about the dangers of messing with Mother Nature. Pass holders must obtain a ticket for each screening at the Cable Car (limit 2 tickets per screening). Sponsored by Brown University’s Department of French Studies • Department of Modern Culture and Media • Malcolm S. Forbes C... Visit Website

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