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No matter when you plan your visit, you will find something fun to do. From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals, and everything in between, there are events for every season.

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014

A Very Gorey Affair

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Redwood Library
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Back by popular demand...A Very Gorey Affair will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 5:30-8:00 pm. This delightful and entertaining evening will feature a wine and cheese reception followed by a performance by Bob Kerr, beloved former Providence Journal columnist and star of several Providence Newspaper Guild Follies performances. Bob will amuse us with a slideshow of favorite Gorey illustrations, after which cake (generously donated by Russell Morin Fine Catering) and champagne will be s...

Benefit Street: A Mile of History

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: John Brown House Museum
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Providence City Hall transforms into "Haunted Hall" for families on October 30th

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Providence City Hall

Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence are pleased to announce a family-friendly, indoor alternative to trick-or-treating this Halloween season that will allow parents and children alike to learn about the history of Providence City Hall. On Thursday, October 30th from 5pm - 8pm, Providence City Hall will be transformed into a "Haunted Hall" featuring crafts provided courtesy of Walgreens, guided tours led by volunteers from Trinity Repertory Company, a special surprise appea...

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: A Mile of History"

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Halloween Cocktail Party

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Have a ghoulishly good time at the Stadium's creeptastic Halloween Cocktail Party featuring live entertainment, costume contests, delicious appetizers and more! Get your ticket today and prepare yourself for a freakishly good time!

Addams Family the Musical

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Academy Players Q2Q Blackbox Theatre
  • Address: 202B King Philip Street Bldg. 2, Providence, RI 02909

Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.


  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Pell Chafee Performance Center
  • Address: 87 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by James D. Palmer A young man returns home from school to mourn the loss of his father, the King of Denmark, only to discover his mother has married his uncle, his girlfriend has turned against him, and nothing is as he remembers. Hamlet lives on as one of Shakespeare's most complex works.

Haunted Exploration Center and Aquarium Haunted Exploration Center and Aquarium

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium
  • Address: 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

A special spooky event! It's fun for all ages and only mildly terrifying at the spookily-decorated Aquarium! This month's theme is Pirates of the Bay! Kids get up close and personal with jittery jellies, monstrous mantis shrimp and scary sharks!

Hype Hero

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Brown University - Stuart Theatre
  • Address: 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by Dominic Taylor MFA '95 Directed by Kym Moore Presented by Sock & Buskin in association with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Address: Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC

Ever felt like you were being watched? Had the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end while heading downstairs to that creepy old basement? Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side, sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine. Looking for things to do in Providence? Well, you've come to the right place. The tour is a walking tour and is an excellent little jaunt but come prepared and make sure you bring ...


  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Gallery at City Hall
  • Address: Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903

Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite you to visit the Gallery at City Hall for its newest exhibit SerLieve, a solo exhibition showcasing the work of Providence artist Rebecca Flores in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Hailing from the South Bronx, Rebecca Flores has made Providence her spiritual and physical residence since 1990. Acquiring an affinity for painting and creative writing at the age of 10, Flores has since expanded her creative practice over the years to include p...

Nailing It: Auditioning Techniques with Tom Gleadow

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Preparing to audition for an upcoming production or for a grad school program? Looking to hone your skills and work on a few new monologues? The Gamm Studio can prepare you to audition with skill and confidence. This class will focus on preparing two contrasting monologues as well as offer tips and techniques to successfully prepare for cold readings and incorporating on-the-fly direction. Students will also practice their "presentation-of-self" and all other aspects related to the aud...

Dine Around Providence

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A fabulous dining adventure which combines three of the best restaurants in one of America's top restaurant cities on a progressive dinner tour, and includes a unique evening tour of the city in between courses! This promises to be one of the most fun dining experiences on your life! *Tickets must be reserved no later than 24 hours in advance *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Awake Providence!

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Providence Shambhala Center
  • Address: 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Floor, Providence / Pawtucket Line, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Everyone is invited to this weekly, drop-in event featuring an eclectic mix of meditation, film, talk, discussions and a most wonderful opportunity to socialize. During our time together we may watch a film, have a discussion or join another online community to examine some of the most pressing issues we all face today. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to join us for the reception after the talk. Come prepared for a lively group & dialogue!

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • October 30, 2014
  • Address: One Providence Place, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Be one of the first 400 people to see “DRACULA UNTOLD” in IMAX, and receive a custom Showcase/Dracula Untold keychain! Offer valid until supplies last. Luke Evans stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes looks to make a deal with dangerous supernatural forces - without succumbing to the darkness himself. To purchase tickets, visit

Salsa Fever Thursdays

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Tantric Lounge
  • Address: 1070 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

To Mambo Pa Ti (MPT), Latin dance is a way of life. That's why we're incredibly passionate about not only giving students the tools they need to succeed and have fun on the dance floor, but in creating a supportive community of fierce Salseros. Salsa Fever Thursdays, MPT's weekly social dance, is a safe nurturing place to celebrate our hard work, practice your moves and gain inspiration from new and old friends. The chill vibe features great music, from New England's best djs, weekly classes an...

Brighter Futures Award Luncheon

Help Family Service of RI care for Rhode Islanders in need by supporting the 10th Annual Brighter Futures Award Luncheon, Thursday, October 30, noon at the RI Convention Center. Family Service of RI serves Rhode Islanders from early childhood through their senior years—families wrestling with hunger and homelessness, abused boys and girls, adults with HIV/AIDS, elders in crisis, and many others. Under the Family Service of Rhode Island umbrella are food pantries, a homeless shelter, prog...

Designing with Woodies and Shrubs with Polly Hutchison of Robin Hollow Farm

To a floral designer, however, the expansion of design structure, variety, and seasonality to be found with shrubs and trees can be breathtaking, as well as provide great architecture and armature. Japanese maples glow in a summer arrangement; pussy willows, pieris, and snowball viburnum pop in spring bouquets. Fall euonymus, ninebark, viburnum berries, or blueberry branches beautifully fill autumn vases. Join us for this fun, hands-on design demonstration in Blithewold’s Carriage House, w...

ED Talks - A Fireside Educational Series: Fish Sensory Systems

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Address: 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842

The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s education department is excited to announce a new series of fireside lectures covering topics related to watersheds. Participants will gather in Mabel’s Studio and learn about watershed habitats, the diversity of plant and wildlife found there, and how humans and climate change are impacting them. Each program will bring a new environmental scientist and educator to speak about these and related topics. Their talk will be followed by a Q&A session and ...

Little Pumpkins Halloween Party

Join us for our annual Halloween Costume Party featuring our wonderful friend, musician and teacher, Lindsay Meehan. There will be singing, dancing and more! Light refreshments will be served. Recommended for ages 2-6; younger siblings welcome.

Maximizing Your Social Security Lecture

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: East Smithfield Library
  • Address: 50 Esmond St, Smithfield, Smithfield, RI 02917

Euclid Financial Services LLC presents FREE public lectures on how to increase your Social Security benefits. The lectures help people make informed financial decisions. “Do it yourself” investing often delivers unfavorable results for retirement planning. Learn how to plan your future with success. Please invite your friends, family members, neighbors or coworkers who are between the ages of 55 - 70. Call 401-727-2727 or email and reserve your spot today! www.euc...

Spooky Studio

Children experiment with slime, create spooky creatures, and have fun in the Discovery Studio, the museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space.

The Dancing Feeling Beginner Ballroom Dance

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: The Dancing Feeling
  • Address: 2429 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

The Dancing Feeling Beginner Ballroom Dance. This dance is geared towards beginners. Easy and fun! Mini lessons & practice time. F

Vampires of New England

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: New England Institute of Technology
  • Address: One New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI

Historical Haunts LLC will present the award-winning Vampires of New England documentary by Westerly, RI native, Alec Asten. Come find out about the legend of what the New England Vampire really was. Special Guest, Christopher Rondina author of Vampires of New England.

Warwick Symphony Orchestra - Around the World in 80 Minutes

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Greenwich Odeum
  • Address: Main St., East Greenwich, RI

The Warwick Symphony Orchestra will present music from all corners of the globe including Faure’s Pavave (France), Padilla’s El Relicario (Spain), Ippolitov-Ivanov’s Procession of the Sardar (Russia), Smith’s American Portrait #1 (USA), Mahler’s Symphony No.3 Finale (Germany), Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture (Italy), Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite (Armenia), and selected works representing the music traditions of India and Africa featuring the URI ...

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