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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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Friday Oct 24, 2014

Blues Brothers - The Official Revue

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the Revue pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues,soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers.Under the musical direction of Paul Shaffer, Jake, Elwood and the high-energy eight-piece Intercontinental...

Celebrate one year of micro-living in macro-style at the Arcade's one year anniversary party!

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Arcade Providence
  • Address: 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Arcade Providence

Celebrate one year of micro-living in macro-style at the Arcade's one year anniversary party on Friday, October 24th from 6pm-10pm! Hosted by our friends at Nude Boutique, Flaunt Boutique and Alex Anthony Curl and Blowout Bar, a fashion show will be held at 8pm featuring looks from both boutiques and hair will be styled by Alex Anthony. Furthermore, the Arcade will launch three new local brands into both boutiques. There is no fee to join this remarkable achievement and there will be complimen...

Third Annual Rhode Island Heroes Presented by Webster Bank

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Omni Providence Hotel
  • Address: 1 West Exchange St., Providence, RI 02903

Hear the inspiring stories of brave men and women and network with more than 400 business, civic and community leaders. All proceeds from Red Cross Heroes event will benefit the Rhode Island Chapter's local programs and relief services.

Providence Bruins AHL Hockey vs. Norfolk Admirals

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Address: One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center

28th Annual RI Open

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Warwick Museum of Art
  • Address: 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

42 artists and 51 artworks in various mediums such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and photography are showcased in this eagerly-anticipated annual exhibit. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00 with free parking behind WMOA. All works are available for purchase and a portion of each sale benefits WMOA and its mission to connect all ages to the arts.

FEAR at Fort Adams

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Fort Adams
  • Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Rhode Island's Only Haunted Fortress 100% of the proceeds of this event benefit The Fort Adams Trust for their restoration and maintenance efforts. Tunnels of Terror - Haunted Officers Quarters - Apocalypse Airsoft - Carnival Midway - Ghost Hunts

Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: AS220
  • Address: 95 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: AS220

What's the difference between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? How do I start a blog? What's the right platform for sharing my talents and skills online? What's the trick to posting daily? This four­-part workshop was created by Reza Clifton as part of her Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival series. In this "online bootcamp," Reza will take participants through a journey filled with tips, best practices and evidence supporting how blogging and social media can ...

Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

It's seven days of horror, murder, mayhem and the best independent film work from around the globe. Ground zero for this popular and much anticipated event will once again be at the spookily historic Bell Street Chapel Theatre, plus there will be screenings at multiple Rhode Island locations including the Paff Theatre at URI, the Providence Public Library in Providence, Roger Williams University in Bristol and the Jamestown Arts Center in Jamestown. From costume parties to the annual HP Lovecraf...

Brown University Family Weekend

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Brown University
  • Address: Box 1920, Providence, RI 02912
  • Venue: Brown University

Family Weekend is a highlight of the fall semester, giving families the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Brown campus at the height of the academic term. From lectures to student performances to athletic events, the campus is bursting with activity at this time of year. Through open houses, planned gatherings and special events, Family Weekend seeks to give students and their families a small taste of what Brown offers. Events are geared toward Brown undergraduates as w...

Benefit Street: A Mile of History

  • October 24, 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 Ghost Tours

  • October 24, 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 24, 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...

Newport and The Bay Tour

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

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...

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event

Festive fun for the entire family! Come, stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse, breathe in that crisp Christmas air or join our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come, enjoy music, cocoa and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s enclosed garden. Carol singing begins at 6:30 p.m. around the bonfire.

Dick Lupino Trio

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: The Chanler
  • Address: 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Dick Lupino & different musicians perform Jazz & American Songbook on Fridays.

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • October 24, 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

Friday Night Jazz

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Aspire Restaurant
  • Address: 311 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Aspire Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

 Come celebrate your passion for Jazz! Every Friday night A-Bar transforms into the hottest Jazz venue around! Join Joe, the boys and their ever-changing roster of special guests (Greg Abate, Duke Robillard, Dan Moretti, Tish Adams, to name a few...) Excellent food and perfect cocktails in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Complimentary valet parking. Jazz moves to the courtyard on warmer evenings; under the stars...

Yoga at Hamilton House

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Hamilton House Adult Learning Exchange
  • Address: 276 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Kripalu Yoga at the Hamilton House. Please pre-register at the number above, spots fill up quickly! Open to the public.

"Launch into Fall" Fashion Show at The Arcade Providence

  • October 24, 2014
  • Address: 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Arcade Providence

Arcade Providence "Fashion Fridays" presents "Launch Into Fall" evening fashion show. Hosted by nude, Flaunt Boutique, and Alex Anthony Curl & Blowout Bar. 6-10 pm, with music, food and a runway show. Featuring the launch of Swarovski Atelier, Dylanium Knits and House of Cach jewelry.

3rd Annual Rhode Island Presented by Webster Bank

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Omni Providence
  • Address: One West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Omni Providence

Hear the inspiring stories of brave men and women and network with more than 400 business, civic and community leaders. All proceeds from Red Cross Heroes event will benefit the Rhode Island Chapter's local programs and relief services.

AAA Travel Show

Greg Abate and The Monsters In The Night Band

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: AS220 Black Box Theatre
  • Address: 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI

We have spent the last several months planning another event to take place this October to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all. Local alto sax legend Greg Abate has been working with ITJ and AS220 to bring his Halloween themed album “Monsters In The Night” to life. On Friday October 24, Greg and the original band he recorded this album with will reunite for a one time special night at AS220’s Black Box Theatre (95 Empire Street, Providence, RI) to present selections fro...

The Dancing Feeling Halloween Ballroom Dance Party

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: The Dancing Feeling
  • Address: 2429 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

Big party this year! Wear your best costumes – prizes for the best costumes! 7:15pm Mystery Halloween Ballroom Dance Lesson! 8 - 11 p.m.. Ballroom Dancing. Couples and singles welcome! All levels. Refreshments served.  

"It's All In The Details" Macro Photography Exhibit

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Warwick Public Library
  • Address: 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS” Macro & Close up Photography Opening reception: Sunday, October 19th, 2 - 4 p.m. Warwick, RI – Warwick Public Library is pleased to present a group exhibition of close-up and macro photography. The exhibit, “It’s all in the Details,” will run from Sunday, September 28 through, Saturday, October 25, 2014. The photos were taken at various locations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut as part of a Macr...

Rochambeau Library Book Sale

  • October 24, 2014
  • Location: Rochambeau Library
  • Address: 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Tues. 10/21 4 pm – 8 pm Friends night (Members only; you can join at the door) Wed. 10/22 10 am – 5:30 pm Open to the public Thurs. 10/23 1 pm – 8 pm Open to the public Fri. 10/24 1 pm – 5:30 pm Open to the public, Fill a Bag for $5 Sat. 10/25 1 pm – 5:30 pm Open to the public, Fill a Bag for $5

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