Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Offbeat

Regardless of individual interest, Providence has quirky, offbeat city attributes to entertain anyone. For example, the Big Nazo Puppet Lab offers larger than life, abstract cartoon performance artists that dance, sing and perform. The detailed costumes, exploding with color, are a visual sensation. If traveling to Providence during the fall, the annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is not to be missed. Walk through Roger Williams Park Zoo and see thousands of illuminated carved pumpkins on display. Visit The Box Office, an office space in Providence made using only "green" materials including an exterior created from 32 recyclable shipping containers. Watch Rhode Islanders pay tribute to General Ambrose Burnside at the Indie Arts Fest, during the annual facial hair growing contest. For the adventurous epicurean, catch Matt Gennuso, Executive Chef of Chez Pascal, which has become a Providence favorite. The street food lover and his wife travel around on "Hewtin's Dog Mobile," selling homemade sausages, hot dogs, bacon and more.