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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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Wednesday Apr 01, 2015

The House of Blue Leaves

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Gamm Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Blithe Spirit

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

Acclaimed writer Noël Coward's comedy questions what it means for a man to be haunted by his wife. Literally. After engaging in a casual séance, Charles and Ruth, his second wife, are visited by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. The result is an encounter full of shocks, spooks and "happy mediums."

Lend Me A Tenor

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's gala season-opener of Otello, which is to be performed by world-famous tenor Tito Morelli, in the hopes that this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late, unable to rehearse with the company, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the alcohol he has consumed, and he passes out. The company believes him to be dead and doesn't know what to do. Luckily an as... Visit Website

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From French playwright Georges Feydeau and often heralded as the most masterful farce ever written, A Flea in Her Ear is an uproarious tale of a disintegrating marriage. Raymonde (played by Phyllis Kaye) is determined to catch her cheating husband Victor (played by Fred Sullivan, Jr.), in the act. But her plan quickly derails, resulting in a whirlwind of communication breakdowns, jealousy, mistaken identities and slamming doors. Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky directs this gut-bustin... Visit Website

Dick Lupino Trio

  • April 01, 2015
  • 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.

Spaghetti Notte

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

SPAGHETTI NOTTE - $19.99 Break bread while embracing a traditional Italian dish with family and friends and join us on Wednesday nights for “Spaghetti Notte.” Choose from a selection of gourmet appetizers including our Insalata di Papa and Margherita pizza. For the main course, enjoy our house made pasta dishes including traditional dishes such as Spaghetti alla Bolognese or Spaghetti Alla Polpetta - our version of spaghetti and meatballs! Allow yourself to relax from your busy week ... Visit Website

Stump! Trivia

  • April 01, 2015
  • 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!

Life of the Mind Salon: Joan Johnson-Freese

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: Redwood Library & Athenaeum
  • Address: 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, returns to the Redwood to speak on the future of the American space program in this week's Life of the Mind Salon events.This event takes place on Wednesday, April 1 at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 847-0295, ext. 112, to make your reservation.

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. Daffodil Days Programs Include: - Afternoon Teas (begin April 7th) Tuesday - Friday 1 & 3 pm. - April Vacation Camp - The Fairy Festival, April 26th - Hands-on Workshops

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In her 2011 film, Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu stages a series of fragmented, forgotten, and at times painfully remembered histories from a violent political suppression in the Turkish town of Fatsa in 1979 and 1980. Çavuşoğlu shot the film in Fatsa, enlisting untrained locals as actors, crew members, and information sources. Their presence adds a layer of naïve enthusiasm and increased intensity to the reenactments, as the actors are confronted with events from what are ofte...

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Arts and Culture program: REMEMBERING ARMENIA - 100 years later

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: URI Feinstein Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Gallery
  • Address: 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

URI Feinstein Providence Campus Urban Arts and Culture program presents REMEMBERING ARMENIA - 100 YEARS LATER April 1-30, 2015 curated by Berge Zobian, Director of Gallery & Studio Z in the URI Library Windows Gallery at 80 Washington Street Providence RI. The exhibit features a mixed media array of historic and contemporary art and artifacts gathered from collections throughout the world. Today, the horrors of the Armenian Genocide are commemorated annually on April 24th, the date in 191... Visit Website

Paint Events at Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • April 01, 2015
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday

You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at our Paint events at the Zoo! These instructor led workshops are designed to guide artists of all skill levels through creating artwork to be proudly displayed at home. The Zoo offers teen-friendly Paint Afternoons (ages 13+), and Wine and Paint Nights for adults (16+; wine for ages 21+ only). For $35, we’ll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and age-appropriate refreshments. Themes include peacocks, giraffes, re... Visit Website

Raqs Media Collective A Myriad Marginalia

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

New Delhi–based Raqs Media Collective takes up residence at the RISD Museum March 17-April 19 as the Rhode Island School of Design’s Kirloskar Visiting Scholars in Painting. As part of an experimental painting course, the group explores manuscript marginalia and develops a body of artistic, literary, philosophical, and narrative resources with RISD students—culminating in an experimental manuscript. See the source material, work in progress, and final manuscript, along with sel...

Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

An intimate peek into the wardrobe of an extraordinary woman, Golden Glamour features dazzling gilded garments given to the RISD Museum from the estate of American philanthropist and Rhode Island native Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry (1873-1958). This luminous installation includes early 1920s-1930s fashions from the premier design houses of Europe—Elsa Schiaparelli, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo of the Fortuny label, the House of Worth, Callot Soeurs, Paul Poiret, and Edward H. Molyneux&md...

Early Exposures: 19th-century Photography from the Collection

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

More than 20 images from the RISD Museum’s collection of rare and seldom seen 19th-century photographs investigate a range of themes—from majestic natural wonders to documents of the urban poor—all captured before the invention of hand-held cameras. Photography emerged almost simultaneously in France and England in the late 1830s, and its first century saw intensive experimentation with image capture, printing techniques, and camera design. A boom in photographic portraiture pr...

Landscape and Leisure: 19th-century American Drawings from the Collection

  • April 01, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From precise survey drawing to the broad strokes of European Impressionism, American artists of the 19th century worked in a variety of styles—as seen in the more than 30 watercolors and drawings featured in Landscape and Leisure. Selected from the RISD Museum’s strong collection of works on paper are those by American artists James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, and Eastman Johnson, among others, who captured landscape, leisure pursuits, and country life. A group of watercol...

Thursday Apr 02, 2015

The House of Blue Leaves

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: Gamm Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

410[GONE]

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: Brown University - Leeds Theatre
  • Address: 83 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig '05 Directed by Erik Ehn Presented by Sock & Buskin in association with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

Blithe Spirit

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

Acclaimed writer Noël Coward's comedy questions what it means for a man to be haunted by his wife. Literally. After engaging in a casual séance, Charles and Ruth, his second wife, are visited by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. The result is an encounter full of shocks, spooks and "happy mediums."

Lend Me A Tenor

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's gala season-opener of Otello, which is to be performed by world-famous tenor Tito Morelli, in the hopes that this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late, unable to rehearse with the company, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the alcohol he has consumed, and he passes out. The company believes him to be dead and doesn't know what to do. Luckily an as... Visit Website

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From French playwright Georges Feydeau and often heralded as the most masterful farce ever written, A Flea in Her Ear is an uproarious tale of a disintegrating marriage. Raymonde (played by Phyllis Kaye) is determined to catch her cheating husband Victor (played by Fred Sullivan, Jr.), in the act. But her plan quickly derails, resulting in a whirlwind of communication breakdowns, jealousy, mistaken identities and slamming doors. Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky directs this gut-bustin... Visit Website

4000 Miles

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

After suffering a tragic loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace and shelter in the West Village apartment of his fiercely independent 91 year-old grandmother. Over the course of a one month cohabitation, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately comfort each other with curiosity and compassion.

Salsa Fever Thursdays

  • April 02, 2015
  • 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... Visit Website

Conservation Lecture - Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

  • April 02, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

It looks like a bear, but isn’t one. It has a pouch like a kangaroo, but what’s a kangaroo doing up in a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo through the eyes of author, researcher, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. Sy will recount an expedition into the trackless cloud forest of Papua New Guinea to radio-collar tree kangaroos with scientist Lisa Dabek. Doors open at 6:15pm, and the talk begins at 7 pm. This event is 16+. The price is $25 per person and includes lecture,... Visit Website

Lavell Crawford from Breaking Bad & Comedy Central!

Comedian, Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. He filmed a new one-hour special in his home town of St. Louis, “Can A Brother Get Some Love?,” and is on DVD from Entertainment One. In addition, he filmed an episode of “Workaholics” for Comedy Central and he’s been casted in a recurring role on the AMC’s Emmy Award-winning “Breaking Bad.” If that’s not enough, he was also... Visit Website

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