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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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Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

Schola Cantorum of Boston: The Flavors of Spain

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: The Towers
  • Address: 35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882

Castelnuovo-Tedescho: Romanceros Gitanos, Morales: Missa L'Homme arme, Motets of Guererro and Lobo.

ODD Exhibit

  • October 21, 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

28th Annual RI Open

  • October 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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.

Clogging Classes

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: Baptist Church in Warren
  • Address: 407 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885

Aubrey Atwater is offering Community Classes for American Clogging at the Baptist Church in Warren, over four Tuesday evenings (October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2014, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. All ages welcome! Students must pre-register and pre-pay. Leather soles or tap shoes required. Students may perform at the church's 250th anniversary banquet (if desired) on November 9th.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • October 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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. 

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • October 21, 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

Effective Business Plan Writing & Financing Boot Camp

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: Centerville Seminar Center
  • Address: 875 Centerville Road, Building 2, Suite 5, Warwick, RI

Starting a new business or growing and existing one is a daunting task. Many questions need to be answered. Where and how will I get financing? What is my best option? Should I be registered as an S Corp or a C Corp? What information should be included in a business plan? David Lucier, CPA will help provide answers to these questions and point you in the right direction towards financing your dream business. Lucier CPA, Inc. 

En Plein Air: A Watercolor Painting Class

In this class, designed for the beginning or intermediate watercolor artist, you will experience how easy and joyful it can be to sketch and paint en plein air (“in the open air”) amidst Blithewold's glorious gardens and grounds. We'll discuss locations that lend themselves to spontaneous painting adventures; explore planning and sketching materials and techniques; practice mixing colors for our palette; and learn to work on wet and dry paper, all ending in the creation of several fi... www.blithewold.org/event/show/759

Maximizing Your Social Security Lecture

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: East Smithfield Library
  • Address: 50 Esmond St,, Smithfield, SC 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 RSVP@euclidfs.com and reserve your spot today! www.euc...

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

  • October 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! at Providence Children's Museum

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Providence Children’s Museum is open free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and try activities as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Happy Grandparents Day! at Providence Children's Museum

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free all day for grandmoms and granddads. Bring the family to play, explore and discover together! Children craft cards and collages in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Play and Learn at Providence Children's Museum

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Play and Learn is Providence Children’s Museum’s open-ended story-based program designed to help 2- to 4-year-olds build their skills in a variety of areas and to give parents resources for continuing the learning at home. Try different fun-filled activities each Tuesday morning.

Road to Independence Walking Tour

  • October 21, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday

Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. 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.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

  • October 21, 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.

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