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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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Wednesday Aug 05, 2015

Pint Night at Hanley's Ale House

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Hanley's Ale House
  • Address: 52 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Hanley's Ale House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Wenseday night pint night at Hanley's! $5 burgers all night!

Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport, Bristol, Jamestown, Woonsocket, Westerly and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. "Oscars." RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, music, style, architecture, history, ... read more

Benefit Street: Women Who Made a Difference Walking Tour

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: John Brown House Museum
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum

On Wednesdays, the stories of courage, spirit, and achievement of women such as Helen Metcalf (founder of RISD), Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (sculptress and RISD graduate), Antoinette Downing and Elizabeth Chace (ardent preservationists) will be highlighted.

Dick Lupino Trio

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Sardella's Restaurant
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Dick Lupino with different musicians each week perform Jazz/American Songbook. Reservations required. Dinner specials offered.

Hump Day Happy Hour

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Public Kitchen & Bar
  • Address: 120 Francis Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Public Kitchen & Bar
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us at the bar and in the lounge for our Hump Day Happy Hour specials. Enjoy $1, $2 and $3 appetizers! Visit us on Facebook to view this month's Hump Day Happy Hour Menu. Complimentary valet.

Salsa Con Soul

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Aurora
  • Address: 276 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday

SALSACONSOUL Infused Salsa w/ Team Dance Pros Salsa l Guaguanco l Guaracha l Mambo Every First Wednesday of the Month Open 7PM – 1AM Dance Pros For Our Nights Feature Lessons in Salsa On1 Salsa On2 MamboPachanga Cha Cha Bachata & Kizomba are offered on Special Nights Featuring Providences Dance Pros Mori Granot Hector Solis Sydonee HarrisAngel Sanchez Brandon Contreras Martin Rivera Infused Salsa blends by DJ CUE 9pm-1am Cover $15 (7pm-9pm) Includes 2 workshops w/ Dance Pros $10 (After... read more

SalsaConSoul Monthly Salsa Events

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Aurora Providence
  • Address: 276 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02908
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday

SALSACONSOUL Infused Salsa w/ Team Dance Pros Salsa Guaguanco Guaracha Mambo Every First Wednesday of the Month Open 7PM - 1AM Dance Pros For Our Nights Feature Lessons in Salsa On1 Salsa On2 Mambo Pachanga Cha Cha Bachata & Kizomba are offered on Special Nights Featuring Providences Dance Pros Mori Granot Hector Solis Sydonee Harris Angel Sanchez Brandon Contreras Martin Rivera Infused Salsa blends by DJ CUE 9pm-1am Cover $15 (8pm-10pm) Includes 2 workshops w/ Dance Pros $10 (Afte... read more

Stump! Trivia

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us for Stump! Trivia every Wednesday night with great prizes each and every week!

The Sweet Spot

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Local 121 Restaurant
  • Address: 121 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Local 121 Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday

Local 121 Presents "The Sweet Spot," a weekly live piano music series in The Taproom on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Inspired by traditional piano bars, The Sweet Spot showcases the talents of pianists Danny Arico, Brooks Milgate and Tom Chase. Piano begins at 8PM, and complimentary valet parking is available.

Blithewold's Summer Concert Series: Music at Sunset - Honky Tonk Knights

What: Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances over the summer. Our exciting musical line-up this year includes jazz, swing, boogie-woogie & blues, folk and Cajun. When: Wednesday, August 5, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Where: Blithewold Mansion Cost: Member $7, Non-Member $10

Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter Presents"Cuts for a Cause"

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: New Leaf Hair Salon
  • Address: 18 State Street, Bristol, RI 02809

Join the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter and BarkAid on Wednesday, August 5th at New Leaf Hair Studio in Bristol to get a fabulous haircut! All Men's, Women's, and Children's haircuts are only a minimum $20 donation per haircut to the Bristol Animal Shelter! A great way to get the kids ready for the new school year! To book your appointment, call New Leaf Hair Studio at 401-254-9333! HURRY APPOINTMENTS WILL BOOK FAST!!! If you have questions about the event, call the Friends at 401-457-858... read more

Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Please join for an exciting special summer lecture given by Helen Burnham, Ph.D., the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts. Helen will discuss the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture. Helen is an expert in the art of nineteenth-century France, for which she receieved a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 2007. Prior to joining the MFA in 2008, she was an assistant curator at the Musée d&... read more

Maximizing Your Potential Movie Budget in Rhode Island

  • August 05, 2015
  • Address: 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Hotel Providence

Presented by the RI Film & Television Office What does it take to make successful films without breaking the bank? Learn firsthand from Tom DeNucci of Rhode Island-based Woodhaven Productions in a revealing workshop that will open your eyes and inspire. His is a true success story and illustrates that yes, you can make a career in this field and not live in Los Angeles, or any other major film hub. It's a revealing and valuable conversation that you should attend. Moderated by Steven Feinber... read more

Perfect Pizza - Cooking Class

  • August 05, 2015
  • Address: 41 Lookout Ave, North Providence, RI 02911
  • Venue: Professor Chef

You will learn how to make Authentic Neapolitan pizza dough, how to form and stretch your dough. Creative toppings beyond your basic pepperoni and cheese! We will also make focaccia and pita bread! Ideas for a DIY Pizza Stone that won’t break your budget so you can turn your home oven into a brick oven. Depending on the weather we may be outdoors cooking in our backyard wood fired brick oven! Wed 8/5 6;30 pm $60 per person

Providence Location Walking Tour

Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood backlot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an “insider’s” view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward what would be interesting/unanticipated places for filming.

Special Event: Directing Actors On Set

  • August 05, 2015
  • Address: 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Hotel Providence

Director/Professor Jonathan Pope Evans comes from Chapman University in Orange, California where he works closely with actors, from coaching/directing them in films Sepulte "The Buried" and "Hoover Road"(screening at RIIFF this year) to coaching actors in art of screen acting. Evans challenges actors to develop the self, to personally connect to the moments in a scene, and to experience a very personal and profound physical awakening within the world of the character. In this... read more

Camp: Explorers Week

$160 Member, $180 Non-member There is no better place for your child to spend his/her summer, exploring Blithewold’s gorgeous 33 acres of shorefront, gardens and grounds. For children in grades K-4 (entering grades 1-5) Each fun-filled week has a unique theme and is packed full of arts and crafts, science, games, beach exploration, hiking through the gardens & grounds, nature exploration, music and dancing, Family Fun Friday performances, and visits from special guests! read more

KidsEye Youth Filmmaker Festival

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Paaf Theatre, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI, other locations TBA
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Since it began 17 years ago, KidsEyeTM, created by FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has celebrated the most exceptional work of young video makers by showcasing their projects. Rhode Island’s premiere showcase of cinematic work focused on young people has become a popular festival-within-a festival, featuring guest speakers, discussions, dance parties, concerts, and a "Youth Open Screen." Those attending KidsEyeTM will be able to meet youth video makers ... read more

Providence LGBTQ Film Festival

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Bell Street Chapel, Paaf Theatre, URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education & Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, Providence, RI.
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The popular Providence LGBTQ Film Festival a cinematic sidebar of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) once again kicks off at the Bell Street Chapel, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Providence, R.I. and other Festival locations in the capital city. In its 16th year, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival brings Rhode Island filmgoers a diverse sampling of over 40 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community. Ranging from romantic... read more

The Little Mermaid

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Theatre by the Sea
  • Address: 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI 02879
  • Venue: Theatre by the Sea
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, the under the sea musical spectacular, hits the Theatre By The Sea stage from July 22 to August 15. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a splashy extravaganza. Prepare to be swept away by the classic songs you remember, and delighted by new ones written by Oscar-winning Disney tunesm... read more

French Conversation Club

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Alliance Francaise de Providence
  • Address: 928 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Intermediate to advanced French speakers (or English speakers who would like to feel like they are in Paris!) and students are invited to discuss a different topic each week and enjoy some complementary wine with one of the Alliance Française staff. No pre-registration is required, join us when you can; admission is $25 or $20 for members. Or pay in advance: Five admissions: $110 or $90 for members Ten admissions: $205 or $175 for members

Wheels at Work at Providence Children's Museum

  • August 05, 2015
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Kids climb aboard a fire truck, ambulance, forklift, giant digger and more and meet the drivers who operate them. Explore a different vehicle each week! August 5 | Get inside a police cruiser and meet officers from the Burrillville Police Department. August 12 | Explore a dairy delivery truck from Monroe Dairy and learn how it keeps dairy products cool. August 19 | Board a city school bus, count how many passengers it can hold, and check out the driver seat and dashboard. August 26 | Meet ... read more

Fitness in the Parks Summer 2015 - June 22 to August 28

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Providence Public Parks
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Fitness in the Parks (FITP) program coordinates FREE fitness classes across the city of Providence during the summer working with the Park+Recreation Department, the Healthy Communities Office, the YMCA of Greater Providence, and many other partners. This summer is the 3rd Annual Season of the program, which will run from June 22nd until the end of August with some fitness classes still running through September. Schedule can be found on our website, Facebook ( read more

Summer Art Camp

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Warwick Museum of Art
  • Address: 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Ages 6-12 will have unique ways to explore their creativity this summer at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road. New art sessions include Animal Art, Mask Making, Paper Mache Art and Wearable Art. Plus, favorite sessions like Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Mosaics, and more will be offered again! Full camp schedule, instructors, and pricing are on Facebook (Events), online at or call the office. Easy phone registration with Discover Card, MasterCard or Visa. Register soon ... read more

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is excited to announce that four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. The artwork will be the anchor for the upcoming exhibition “Rhode Island Masters” beginning on June 6th. The exhibition will be shown June 6-August 31, 2015 and consists of original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists. The show will provide the public with a rare glimpse at e... read more

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