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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.

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GETAWAY PACKAGES



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.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS

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Saturday Jan 31, 2015

A. Tequila Sunrise: A Tribute To The Eagles

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

For the past eight years, A. Tequila Sunrise: Tribute to The Eagles has toured all over the United States. During these tours, they have indeed captured the essence of the music played by The Eagles. From the ballads of Desperado, Wasted Time, and Best of My Love, to country-rock songs like Lyin' Eyes, and Take it Easy, and the Eagle's power house rock hits like Hotel California, A. Tequila Sunrise plays all of the Eagles hits you love! In addition to this core material, A. Tequila Sunrise also ... www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/184

Another Tequila Sunrise

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Another Tequila Sunrise The Amazing Eagles Tribute Band performs your favorite Eagles hits LIVE! The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre proudly brings Another Tequila Sunrise (formerly known as Spread Eagle), the band that is as close as it gets to the Eagles themselves, back to the Stadium stage! For the 5th year in a row, the best Eagles tribute band in the land... Another Tequila Sunrise will perform at the Stadium! The... www.stadiumtheatre.com

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

When an aspiring young painter and a handsomely conniving revolutionary join forces to infiltrate the mind and bedroom of France's most infamous queen, they find themselves hopelessly tangled in a political love triangle.

Morality Play

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a ragged troupe of actors accompanied by a renegade priest roams the countryside performing religious stories for the masses. But everything changes when a young boy is found dead and a mute girl stands to be hanged for the murder. Sensing a miscarriage of justice (and potential earnings!), the itinerant actors try to unravel the mystery by weavi... www.gammtheatre.org/#!season-30/cvip

The Meeting

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

New England premiere! This fascinating and dramatically compelling play, depicts the imagined meeting of two of the most significant men of modern times: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their desire for equality, the two men debate their conflicting approaches to the same grave social problems. Both understand they may have to give their life for their beliefs, but neither is aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them.... www.oceanstatetheatre.org/tickets/the-meeting/

Middletown

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

"Welcome to the little town of Middletown. Ordinary place, ordinary time. But aren't they all? No. They are not, all," opens celebrated playwright Will Eno's acclaimed 2010 play. Wry, bittersweet and achingly beautiful, Middletown takes a microscope to small-town American living, revealing universal themes of love, birth, death, loneliness, elation, forgiveness, disappointment and redemption. Showcasing ten members of the resident acting company, this production is a Rhode Island premi... www.trinityrep.com/

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • January 31, 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

  • January 31, 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

  • January 31, 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. 

Mediterraneo Saturday Latino Night 25+

  • January 31, 2015
  • Address: 134 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02909
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

THE NIGHT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR!!! ADULTS 25+!!!!! Every Saturday starting on 01/17/2015, come to enjoy an exclusive night for an exclusive crowd: ADULTS 25+!!!!!! Dress Elegant. Ladies free! Gentlemen $10.00 If you would like to celebrate any occasion such as birthdays, weeding reception, graduation, please contact us. We will provide you with an unforgettable night!!!! D.j. Tirano playing the best of the Latin Music. Invited by Orlando Vanterpool!!!!

Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge

  • January 31, 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 ... providence.craigslist.org/eve/4667587988.html

“Best Bars in America” Star Sean Patton Headlines Comix at Foxwoods Beginning January 22nd

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club
  • Address: 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Ledyard, CT 06338
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 days

Comix at Foxwoods will host the co-star of Esquire’s “Best Bars in America” and renowned stand-up act Sean Patton for a three-night, four-show performance, which gets underway Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8:00 p.m. Patton, a comedian based in New York, by way of New Orleans, began doing stand-up in the Crescent City, and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Patton’s comedic style focuses more on originality, personal perspective, and tales glorifying the... www.comixatfoxwoods.com

Doodlers at Providence Children's Museum

It’s a draw! Explore drawing and doodling activities in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space. Investigate a variety of materials and drawing tools, examine and draw interesting objects, create a doodle with a partner, and add to a large collaborative mural! Underwritten by National Grid.

Mark Normand from Conan & More!

Mark Normand is a fun-loving, New York comedian. So far in 2013, Mark appeared on TBS’s CONAN, Comedy Central’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, MTVx’s INSIDE JOKE, and won Caroline's March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. This is a shocker for all of us but he was also voted Village Voice's "Best Comedian of 2013", I know right? In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and taped the pilot of “Be... www.ricomedyconnection.com

Norman Bird Sanctuary Behind the Scenes: Turtle Edition

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Address: 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Join us for a unique behind the scenes look at our animal care program. In the first “Turtle Edition,” you’ll have the opportunity to take care of our turtles and even take a tour of our animal facilities. From gathering greens in our hoop house to feeding crickets, this hands-on experience will be informative and fun! Space is limited so please register early! Ages 4 and up Pre-registration required

Superbowl Tail-gating Party

Join us for Superbowl pre-game fun at the Zoo on Saturday, January 31 from 10:30am - 12 noon. At this year's tail-gating party, some of our animals, like the snow leopards and moon bears, will bash, clobber and tackle football-themed enrichment. Feel free to wear your favorite team’s jersey, and join in on the fun! This event is free with Zoo admission.

Winter Tracks & Signs

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Address: 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Get out of the house this winter and join us for a morning on our trails. During this fun and interactive walk we will learn the basics of identifying tracks and signs of local animals. Participants should be dressed for winter weather and trail conditions. Ages 4 and up Pre-registration required

Collected Stories

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Donald Margulies’ provocative play re-examines the age-old conflict between the established artist and the idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a rival. Directed by Mark Peckham, “Collected Stories” features Lynne Collinson as prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner, and Gabby Sherba as her student-turned confidante-turned competitor, Lisa Morrison.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: The Wilbury Theatre Group
  • Address: 393 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two her... thewilburygroup.org/

Fresh Paint

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ArtProv gallery's newest exhibit titled “Fresh Paint” features new works by current gallery artists Mary Jane Andreozzi, Alecia Barry Underhill, and Judy Araujo Volkmann, as well as pieces by new exhibitors Daniel Koterbay, Mark Holme, and Michael Foytho. “This show is about bringing in a new mix of work, both from some of our visitors' favorite artists as well as a couple new painters whose work aligns with the vibrant, eclectic collection we've come to be recognized for,&rdq... www.artprovidence.com

"Seminar" by Theresa Rebeck

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A sharp, sexy, comedy that follows four aspiring novelists who sign up for private classes with a renowned literary figure. Under his brilliant but unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, egos are shattered and lives are changed forever.

Circus

  • January 31, 2015
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The spectacle of the American and European circus takes center stage in this glimpse into the visual world of this phenomenon during the height of its popularity, 1850 to 1960. Approximately 40 circus-themed paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and posters by artists such as Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, JamesJacques-Joseph Tissot, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec delve into life under the big top and its wider connections to culture and society. During its heyday, the circus ...

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture Program Presents Black History Month Exhibit

  • January 31, 2015
  • Location: URI Providence Campus Gallery 1st and 2nd Floor Lobby
  • Address: 80 Washington street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Double Black History Month Exhibits: LYRICAL WARRIORS 1: ON THEIR OWN TERMS by Monique Rolle-Johnson and Simone Spruce-Torres & SYMBIOSIS FRAGMENTARY: Abstraction NL 0714 #40 Nixon Ave by Nixon Ledger January 20-February 27 2015, with a Reception, Panel, Music & Spoken Word Performance on February 5 5:30-7:30. Haitian born and trained artist, Nixon Ledger - recognized and known as “the Guy of banana leaves.” works to create images that allow th... www.uri.edu/prov/arts

Chasing Giants

Audubon partners with Mystic Seaport and artist Andrew Glass to host a unique exhibit focusing on the environmental, cultural and economic impact on the marine ecosystem from whaling. View graphic panels that chronicle the history of whaling with paintings by Andrew Glass created for the children's book Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale by Eric Kimmel.

All-Inclusive Brewery Bus Tour (Providence)

  • January 31, 2015
  • Address: 186 Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Rise and shine its Brewery tour time! Meet us in front of Trinity Brew House and hop on board. First stop is Bucket Brewery in Pawtucket. Learn and sample some great beer from team Bucket as they show off their brewery. See where they started and how they have grown in a short time. Next stop is Foolproof Brewing, also in Pawtucket! We will head inside and taste some of Rhode Island’s favorite local beer. You will not be disappointed with the beer from these guys. Our last stop takes us t... www.therhodeislandbrewbus.com

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