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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 23, 2014

ODD Exhibit

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery
  • Address: Lorraine Mills 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Strange. Peculiar. Unexpected. Different from what is ordinary or normal. Join us for an evening of art oddities and excitement as The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative presents ODD: An Annual Open Juried Exhibition What happens to those rare works of art that just don't fit an artist's usual style or medium? Where are those strange, experimental pieces that they love and have hanging in their studios but never seem to be able to fit into a regular showing of their works. Join us for a rare evening w... www.artsnowri.com/event/detail/441866222/www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

RISD Museum Projections: ‘The Republic’ and ‘Stray Light’

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum

David Hartt's evocative scenes of cityscapes and interiors address the effect of the built environment on contemporary culture and society. Discussion with the artist follows. ("The Republic": 2004, 16:08 min. "Stray Light": 2011, 12 min.) This new exhibition program, RISD Museum Projections, features film and video screenings by contemporary artists working between the gallery space and the cinema. Each screening includes artist or guest lecturer insights on the works pres... risdmuseum.org/

28th Annual RI Open

  • October 23, 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.

Country Rhode Island

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

On this wonderful journey you will revel in the beauty of autumn as we traverse the lovely back roads of RHode Island. You will meet charming Swamp Yankees, enjoy a hayride and visit Rhode Island's only covered bridge. You'll then sample the local produce at a Rhode Island Farm, go to an old fashioned grist mill which has been in operation since the 1600s, and taste our famous Johnny Cakes. Join us for this fantastic fall day in the country!  *Tickets must be reserved no later than 1 hou... www.riexperience.com

Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online

  • October 23, 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 ... shop.as220.org/products/blogging

Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival

  • October 23, 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... www.film-festival.org/

Benefit Street: A Mile of History

  • October 23, 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.

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.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • October 23, 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 ... www.providenceghosttour.com/tickets/

SerLieve

  • October 23, 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... www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism

Dine Around Providence

  • October 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 http://www.showcasecinemas.com/showtimes/8641/1412208000

Salsa Fever Thursdays

  • October 23, 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

Marlon Wayans

Marlon Lamont Wayans is an American actor, model, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He frequently collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and Dance Flick. However, Wayans had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream, which saw his departure ... www.ricomedyconnection.com

Naval War College Professor John Jackson: “Rise of the Drones”

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Herreshof Marine Museum
  • Address: One Burnside Street, Bristol, RI 02809

This season’s Lecture Series begins on October 23rd with John Jackson, professor at the U.S. Naval War College. Jackson’s lecture, “Rise of the Drones” will provide an overview of the various unmanned aerial vehicle systems now in use and in development, including the Global Hawk, the Predator, and the Unmanned Carrier Launched Air System. He will also discuss some of the legal and ethical implications of using robots in warfare. John E. Jackson is a professor in the Nava... herreshoff.org/store/page24.html

Newport County College Fair

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Tiverton High School
  • Address: 100 North Brayton Road, Tiverton, RI 02878

The Newport County College Fair is hosted by Tiverton High Schooll. Over 100 colleges, universities, and technical schools will be in attendance to answer all of your questions. All students, parents, and educators are invited to attend. Explore your options! 

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

  • October 23, 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... www.warwicklibrary.org

Rochambeau Library Book Sale

  • October 23, 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

Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Various Locations around Providence
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Now in its 15th ghoulish year! It's seven days of horror, murder, mayhem and the best independent film work from around the globe. Featuring the macabre and thriller genres with a wry twist. 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... www.film-festival.org

Block Party at Providence Children's Museum

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Kids mix and match the Museum’s massive collection of colorful building materials! Stack imaginative blocks of all shapes and sizes to create towering structures, construct room-sized block cities and more.

Redrum: Oath

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: PIG @ the Southside Cultural Center
  • Address: 393 Broad St., Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday

Take the Oath. Join Us, Sister. This year's Halloween show explores the secrets and inner workings of a cult. Come explore with us, in this audience driven, improvised spooking. This show takes place in the basement of the Southside Cultural Center- the audience chooses what action they'd like to follow by traveling through the space through the course of the show.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. Tours leave from the Brick Market Museum & Shop and are weather dependent. Space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership between the Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Historical Society.

Enron by Lucy Prebble

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A thriller about crime and corruption that was inspired by real events; the explosive tale of a brilliant but ruthless CEO and the scandal that toppled one of America’s major companies.

The Addams Family - A Musical Comedy

  • October 23, 2014
  • Location: Academy Players Q2Q Blackbox Theatre
  • Address: 202B King Philip Steet, Bldg 2, Providence, RI 02909
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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.

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