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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 Dec 19, 2014

A Christmas Carol - School Matinees at the Park Theatre

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theater, The

An ensemble-based community show, filled with holiday music, family tradition and a fresh, exciting adaptation of Dickens’s classic tale of redemption.

MetLife Family Friday at Providence Children’s Museum

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum

Stay out late and play, explore and discover Water Ways, an imaginative all-new water environment!

Ocean State Holiday Pops

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

This 60 piece orchestra, along with talented vocalists, will perform your favorite traditional and international holiday favorites and music from the Christmas Movies you love! Holiday films like "The Polar Express", "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Home Alone"! Come out to the Holiday Pops and we're willing to bet you'll make it a yearly tradition! This talented Orchestra is proud to include among its ranks members of the ... www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/256

The Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra presents their Annual Holiday Pops Concert

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: The Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Sqaure, Woonsocket, RI

Yule enjoy holiday favorites performed by The Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra, Rhode Island's only 60-piece pops orchestra! Along with talented vocalists from the Providence Gay Men's Chorus, they will perform beloved holiday favorites including 'O Holy Night', 'Christmas on Broadway', 'Sleigh Ride', 'White Christmas', music from Frozen and more! Come out to the Holiday Pops and we're willing to bet you'll make it a yearly tradition! This talented Orchestra is proud to include among its rank... www.stadiumtheatre.com

Toddler Try-It: Rainbow Collage

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum

Young children, ages 18 months to 3 years, delve into different hands-on art and science activities each Friday morning. This week, toddlers make pictures with pieces of paper that are the colors of the rainbow.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Address: One LaSalle Square, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will return to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence on December 19th! Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014 presented by Hallmark Channel. While 1998's The Christmas Attic features one of the band's most popular songs "Christmas Canon," surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed li... www.dunkindonutscenter.com/

A Christmas Carol at the Historic Park Theatre

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Park Theater, The
  • Address: 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Venue: Park Theater, The

An ensemble-based community show, filled with holiday music, family tradition, and a fresh, exciting adaptation of Dickens's classic tale of redemption.

Barefoot in the Park

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

This fast-paced, witty and romantic Neil Simon play makes its Trinity Rep debut! Barefoot in the Park follows the lives of two newlyweds, Paul and Corie (played by two of Trinity Rep’s newest company members Charlie Thurston & Rebecca Gibel), as they start their lives in a 5th floor walkup in New York City. What results is a shimmering tale of two people coming to terms with loving each other for who they are, and accepting each other for who they are not. Directed by Brown/Trini... www.trinityrep.com/

The Nutcracker Ballet

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Heritage Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet at the beautiful Stadium Theatre on Main Street in Woonsocket, RI. Heritage Ballet presents the "Nutcracker", a full-length classical ballet about a little girl named Clara who receives a Nutcracker from her godfather for Christmas. She dreams that her Nutcracker comes to life and battles the mischievous Mouse Queen. Clara then goes on a magical adventure as the Snow Queen and King and their sparkling Snow... www.stadiumtheatre.com

Meet Me in St. Louis

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02889
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Based on the heartwarming 1944 MGM classic, which starred Judy Garland, Meet Me in St. Louis is a wonderful classic from the golden age of musical comedy. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a close family. Memorable musical numbers include "The Boy Next Door, "The Trolley Song," "Under the Bamboo Tree," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little... www.oceanstatetheatre.org

44th Annual Christmas in Newport

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Various Locations in Newport
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 44th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. In a community collaboration among residents, businesses and the city, only clear bulbs illuminate the scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonials of the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue. The li... www.christmasinnewport.org

A Christmas Carol

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

Appealing to young and old, this timeless tale of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible--and hope is always just around the corner. With Fred Sullivan, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge!

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Address: 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
  • Venue: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

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

  • December 19, 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 Bikram Yoga Class

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Ocean State Be Yoga
  • Address: 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Join us every Friday at 4:30 pm for our donation based Bikram Yoga Class. All donations will go directly to support our Give Peace Scholarship, which provides yoga to those who can't afford to practice consistently. All class are 90 minutes and the room is heated.

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • December 19, 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

Friday Night Jazz

  • December 19, 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...

Ocean State Be Yoga Donation Class

  • December 19, 2014
  • Address: 560 Mineral Springs Road, Suite 104, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Donation Only Class at Ocean State Be Yoga: A 90 minute Bikram hot yoga class wherein donations are accepted but not required. Beginners are always welcome.

Sons of Liberty Distillery Rings the Bell for Friday Night Flights

  • December 19, 2014
  • Address: 1425 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The Sons of Liberty Spirits distillery is stepping into the ring this Friday night to host the first of its weekly Friday Night Flights spirit samplings from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rhode Island’s favorite craft distillers, Sons of Liberty, have answered the bell and unveiled its Friday Night Flights happy hour experience, which will offer an assortment of the distillery’s award-winning spirits and an array of mouth-watering bar bites. Whether you’re an aged veteran or a noble ... www.solspirits.com

Yoga at Hamilton House

  • December 19, 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.

“Myths & Revelations”

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Hera Gallery
  • Address: 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Hera Gallery is pleased to present Myths & Revelations, an exhibition of oil on Dura-Lar works from Jason Smith. The series is based in research of ancient cultures from all parts of the globe exploring their mythological belief systems and what remains behind in the form of relief carvings, codex's, sculptures and monuments, then combining their influence with a natural creative intuition. The show begins on 11/22, with reception from 6-8 p.m., through 12/19. Artist talk held on 12/3 at 7 ... www.heragallery.org

Ace Aceto

Growing up in an Italian/Catholic household and going to Catholic school as a kid has made Ace Aceto what he is today…inquisitive and irreverent! Ace burst onto the comedy scene during the latter part of the stand-up comedy boom in 1989. His first time on stage he immediately caught attention by placing second in a local comedy contest. By 1990, Ace was chosen along with 9 other finalists to be filmed for Stand-Up Stand-Up and Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central (then known ... www.ricomedyconnection.com

Christmas Carol featuring Big Nazo

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Courthouse Center Of The Arts
  • Address: 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI 02892
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

What Cheer, Shakespeare? (formerly the RI Shakespeare Co.) ,and Big Nazo Lab present the most unique CHRISTMAS CAROL in RI!

Hip-Hop Blowout

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Everett Stage
  • Address: 9 Duncan Ave, Providence, RI 02906

See young talent own the stage on December 19th, 2014, 8:15pm. $10 at the door. Ticket will also include free admission to Everett’s Friday Night Live at 7pm @ Everett Stage, 9 Duncan Ave. These are students who have worked on honing their skills in choreography and hip-hop technique. They will be showing off their moves in a performance with Providence’s own hip hop crew, Case Closed!

Holiday Pops Concert

  • December 19, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatr
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

At the historic Stadium Theatre, the Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra presents a Holiday Pops Concert with special guests from the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus. Experience the music of winter through themed music from Frozen and Christmas on Broadway. Enjoy holiday cheer through Christmas classics like O Holy Night and White Christmas. Come celebrate the holiday season and support a local non-profit dedicated to educate, entertain and inspire!

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