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Providence Calendar of Events

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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Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

A fantastic excursion which includes a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the ground of one of Rhode Island's most scenic state parts, a narrated driving tour of Newport's famous sights, time for lunch and shopping along Newport's acclaimed Brick Market Place, a narrated tour of one of newport's splendid mansions, and a visit to a local farm whose homemade ice cream Yankee Magazine awarded "best Ice Cream in New England." With plenty of stops for pictures throughout th... www.riexperience.com

Sunset Dinner Tour

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This lovely evening includes an authentic Italian dinner at one of Federal Hill's most famous restaurants, a delightful gondola ride down the Providence River, a visit to Providence's most spectacular overlook, and dessert at one of the best al fresco dining locations in all of Providence! *Tickets must be reserved no later than 24 hours before departure. *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Explore Providence Tour

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or paster at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Dick Lupino Trio

  • April 23, 2014
  • 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.

Nacho Average Wednesday Karaoke

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina
  • Address: 525 south water street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Karoke with Aj the DJ along with $3 nachos and $4 Margarita Specials!

Practice Basic Mindfulness Meditation

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence
  • Address: 514 Pawtucket Ave, Providence / Pawtucket Line, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday

Come practice basic Mindfulness Meditation (instruction available) with others who are learning to work with their minds to help create more space and less stress in their lives. ALL are welcome.

Stump! Trivia

  • April 23, 2014
  • 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!

Animal Experiences at Providence Children's Museum

Meet an awesome assortment of live animals! Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Evan Peters

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Edwards Auditorium
  • Address: 64 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Peters is known for appearances in the Disney Channel’s show Phil of the Future as Phil’s geeky friend Seth Wosmer, the movie adaptation of the comic book Kick-Ass, MGM’s Sleepover, a starring role in the ABC series The Days, and guest appearances on The Mentalist, House and Monk. He also starred as Luke Cooper, the nephew of Michael Scott on NBC’s The Office. Peter’s most recent supporting role has been in the first two season’s of FX’s critically accla...

The Gryphon Trio

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: RI College, Nazarian Center - Sapinsley Hall
  • Address: 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908

The dynamic and broad-ranging Gryphon Trio rounds out RI Chamber Music Concerts’ 2013-14 season with a program entitled “Around the Great War,” music commemorating the anniversary of WWI. Firmly established as one of world’s preeminent piano trios with a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the group is committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. The Gryphon has commissioned ... www.ricmc.org

April Vacation Camp

Making plans for the upcoming April school vacation week? Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation. Enroll your child for the full week or one day, or even a few half days! We have so much to celebrate this week at Blithewold! No child will want to miss an opportunity to play with friends and explore Blithewold’s daffodil wonderland. Camp staff will encourage children to get involved in active outdoor play such as nature hikes,... www.blithewold.org/event/show/685

Party for the Planet

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This April vacation, don’t miss out on a party as big and green as the Earth itself! This weeklong green extravaganza features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature, interactive demonstrations that will teach you all the fun you can have outdoors, environmentally friendly organizations from throughout Rhode Island sharing tips on how to live green in your community and home, and more.

Daffodil Days

Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun.

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival

  • April 23, 2014
  • Location: Columbus Theatre
  • Address: 270 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Now in its 6th year, the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival has established itself as one of the premier festivals in New England dedicated to giving life to independent cinema, music and art. Join us for 6 days of independent films, live music, art exhibits and lively parties. Meet filmmakers from all over the world, local artists and musicians all in one dynamic festival. Events take place at venues in Providence and Warwick, RI including the historic Columbus Theatre, Cable Car Cinema, Warw... www.senefest.com

Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Springtime in Rhode Island

  • April 24, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This spectacular day focuses on three of Rhode Island's most picturesque towns, one of which was named one of America's Best Small Towns by Executive Travel Magazine. On this journey you will stroll through the serenity and beauty of  one of the five best public gardens in New England, stop for lunch at one of the most popular restaurants on the water in Rhode Island, take in the stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean as you walk alone the sand dunes, and browse a quaint New England village... www.riexperience.com

Taste of Rhode Island

  • April 24, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

On this culinary adventure you will get to enjoy Rhode Island's most famous foods at some of our most iconic places! Along the way you will learn about these well=loved local foods, as well as the stories and the people behind them. If you like to experience the best of popular, native cuisine, as well as local culture, this this fun journey is for you.  *Tickets must be reserved no later than 1 hour before departure. *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon req... www.riexperience.com

Explore Providence Tour

  • April 24, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or paster at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Dine Around Providence

  • April 24, 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. 

Providence Public Library Presents Free Alice in Wonderland Film Series

  • April 24, 2014
  • Location: Providence Public Library
  • Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Public Library

In celebration of its upcoming WONDERLAND: Through the Looking Glass Gala on April 11, Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street, Providence invites the public to take in a free Alice in Wonderland Film Series, sponsored by Dimeo Construction Company. The films will be shown on consecutive Thursdays from 6 - 8 pm in the Library's Auditorium (3rd Floor) -- March 20, March 27 and April 3.

Awake Providence!

  • April 24, 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!

Salsa Fever Thursdays

  • April 24, 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... www.mambopati.com

Adam DeVine at Edwards Auditorium

  • April 24, 2014
  • Location: The Ryan Center
  • Address: 64 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

Adam Devine is best known for his role as Adam DeMamp on COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit comedy “Workaholics.” Already a growing success, the show ended its summer season with an average of 2 million viewers per show, establishing itself as the highest rated series in its timeslot among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34. His sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, has headlined sold-out comedy shows all over the nation. Devine acts, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, inc...

Mad Science at Providence Children's Museum

Experience mesmerizing science experiments in this mind-bending interactive show, which introduces audiences to the principles of air and pressure, and how they affect the world around us. A hot air balloon rises above the audience. A giant vortex generator releases bursts of air to blow out candles from 10 feet away. And volunteers get a chance to ride on a cushion of air! Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.

School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks

Join us for an afternoon of observing and making connections to our natural world, something important for both kids and adults in our busy world. Blithewold encourages the whole family to experience the beauty and renewal of the garden—not only with their eyes, but also with their ears, fingers, toes, and nose! Participants will use an included special nature observation kit that includes a magnifying glass and observation box, to explore the world around them. Gardens Manager and tour le... www.blithewold.org/event/show/717

Jay Pharaoh from SNL!

This year Jay Pharoah returned to Studio 8H for his fourth season. Pharoah is most known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith and Kanye West, as well as for his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age, training in local comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the UK, the US and Montreal. Pharoah will next star alongside Kevin Hart and Ice Cu... www.ricomedyconnection.com

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