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Providence Calendar of Events

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 Jul 02, 2015

Concerts Under the Elms 2015: The American Band

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: John Brown House Museum
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum

2015 North American Irish Dance Championships

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Address: One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The North American Irish Dance Championships (NAIDC) is the premiere Irish dance competition contested on the continent. Held in rotating cities in North America, this prestigious event is attended by top dancers from around the world. The 2015 NAIDC will be hosted by the New England Region in Providence, Rhode Island.   Join dancers and musicians from around the world to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of Irish Dancers! 

4000 Miles

  • July 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

  • July 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... read more

First newportFILM Outdoors! SUNSHINE SUPERMAN - presented by Lila Delman Real Estate International

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Queen Anne Square
  • Address: Thames Street (Between Mill & Church St.), Newport, RI 02840

Kick off the summer with newportFILM Outdoors! Join us in the heart of downtown Newport in Queen Anne Square to watch the exhilarating documentary, SUNSHINE SUPERMAN! "...Uniquely pose deeper questions about passion, ambition, and friendship." - IndieWIRE SUNSHINE SUPERMAN Presented by Lila Delman Real Estate International Thursday, July 2 Queen Anne Square Thames St, Newport, RI (next to Starbucks between Mill & Church streets) Film begins at sunset (approx. 8:45PM) Post film Q&... read more

Camp: Freedom Week

There is no better place for your child to spend his/her summer, exploring Blithewold’s gorgeous 33 acres of shorefront, gardens and grounds. Each fun-filled week has a unique theme and is packed full of arts and crafts, science, games, beach exploration, hiking through the gardens & grounds, nature exploration, music and dancing, Family Fun Friday performances, and visits from special guests!

McCoy Stadium Fireworks

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: McCoy Stadium
  • Address: 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02904
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join the Pawtucket Red Soxs as we celebrate our countries independence!

“Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Head Monologue Writer Jon Rineman Invades Comix at Foxwoods

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: COMIX At Foxwoods Comedy Club & Bru Bar
  • Address: 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT 03824
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Comix at Foxwoods will play host to the hysterical New Hampshire native and “Tonight Show” head monologue writer Jon Rineman for a three-night, four-performance event beginning on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and ending with his “Nasty Show” on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. Originally hailing from Northampton, NH, Rineman is one of today’s hottest comedic writers and stand-up performers. A 2005 Emerson College graduate, Rineman began his stand-up caree... read more

4th of July Sidewalk Sale & Extended Hours

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: United States
  • Address: One Premium Outlets Blvd., Wrentham, MA 02093
  • Venue: Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is ready to celebrate summer with even MORE savings during our annual 4th of July Sidewalk Sale! In addition to the summer sales, shoppers can also enjoy musical entertainment on, in-store specials, and more! Including: Valet Parking available in front of Burberry, Saturday & Sunday Mobile Concierge located in Patriots Court Saturday & Sunday to assist customers with directions, maps, VIP Coupon books & more! (11:00a.m. – 3:00pm) Interested in... read more

Golden Glamour: The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection

  • July 02, 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... read more

My Fair Lady

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Theatre by the Sea
  • Address: 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, MA 02879
  • Venue: Theatre by the Sea
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, My Fair Lady plays from June 24 thru July 18. This classic musical is the timeless story of Professor Henry Higgins (played by Charles Shaughnessy), the crotchety, middle-aged bachelor and phoneticist and Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl, who becomes part of his experiment in order to transform herself into a “lady.” The story, based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner an... read more

Early Exposures: 19th-century Photography from the Collection

  • July 02, 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... read more

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

  • July 02, 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... read more

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, from 1971 until his death in 1990. During his time leading the school, Boyarsky orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool, but as a form of architecture in its own right. Drawing Ambience feat... read more

Venus in Fur (by David Ives)

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

A beleaguered director, desperate to cast his stage adaptation of a classic sadomasochistic tale,”Venus in Fur”, reluctantly auditions an equally desperate actress. As the casting session simmers, lines blur between play and reality when the two enter a dangerous game of submission and domination that only one can win. An erotic, darkly comic pas de deux.


 DATES: June 5 - June 28, Thurs/Fri/Sat & Sun. @ 7:30 EXCEPT Sun. June 28 which is at 2:30PM.


 Following a 3 week hiatus,... read more

Fitness in the Parks Summer 2015 - June 22 to August 28

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Providence Public Parks
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Fitness in the Parks (FITP) program coordinates FREE fitness classes across the city of Providence during the summer working with the Park+Recreation Department, the Healthy Communities Office, the YMCA of Greater Providence, and many other partners. This summer is the 3rd Annual Season of the program, which will run from June 22nd until the end of August with some fitness classes still running through September. Schedule can be found on our website, Facebook (Facebook.com/fitnessintheparksprov... read more

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is excited to announce that four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. The artwork will be the anchor for the upcoming exhibition “Rhode Island Masters” beginning on June 6th. The exhibition will be shown June 6-August 31, 2015 and consists of original works of art by 18th and 19th century Rhode Island artists. The show will provide the public with a rare glimpse at e... read more

Providence Ghost Tour

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Prospect Terrace Park
  • Address: Congdon St, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Now in our 10th season, we have been voted as one of the Top Ten Ghost Tours by TripAdvisor.com. Join us as we lead you by lantern light through the darkened streets of the historic East Side of Providence, RI sharing with you stories that will be sure to send a chill down your spine.

Visit Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Discover art, history, and nature at the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum! The Museum, set in the woods on a beautiful millpond and stream, has the working Stuart snuff mill, an operating gristmill, fish ladder, and colonial herb garden. Visitors enjoy our nature trails with scenic overlooks of the pristine Carr Pond and stunning flora and fauna. Artists find inspiration on our beautiful grounds. Art exhibits and period works are on display in our Welcome Center and Gallery. Guided tours of ... read more

ALEX AND ANI Summer Concert Series at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard

  • July 02, 2015
  • Address: 162 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI 02837
  • Venue: Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Calling all music fans! Get ready for a summer of terrific tunes with the second annual ALEX AND ANI Summer Concert Series at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard. This popular series returns June 4, 2015 and runs every Thursday through September 3, 2015 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets and visit Carolyn’s Café for a bite to eat and the perfect glass of wine. Also, please note that parking is $10 per car and allows you to receive $10 off a bottle ... read more

Yoga in the Garden

Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio invite you to outdoor yoga in Blithewold's beautiful gardens. All experience levels welcome. Price: Drop-in Session: $10 member, $15 non-member Pre-paid 1-month unlimited pass: $60 member, $100 non-member

Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom (FINAL SEASON)

  • July 02, 2015
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This summer-long special exhibit that thrilled tens of thousands is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo for its second and final year! Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive experience inside the Zoo’s beautifully landscaped greenhouse filled with hundreds of free-flying native North American butterflies. A delight for butterfly and gardening enthusiasts alike, this enchanting experience invites visitors to discover a deeper appreciation for some of our earth’s most imperi... read more

My Sky: an exhibit exploring the universe at Providence Children's Museum

This summer, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, a traveling exhibit that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe. My Sky invites children and adults to investigate the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive environment as they: • Explore close-up images of the sun • Discover the phases of the moon • Gaze through a telescope to study the stars and planets • Find familiar constellations and invent new ones • Meet ... read more

Slater Mill Tours

  • July 02, 2015
  • Address: 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Venue: Slater Mill Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Visit the birthplace of the American industrial revolution! Take a guided tour through our country's first successful cotton spinning mill. See spinning frames and power looms, the machine shop, an industrial waterwheel, and much more. Standard museum tour admission includes a tour of all three historic structures on campus. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Providence River & Harbor Tours

  • July 02, 2015
  • Location: Providence River Boat Company
  • Address: 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence River Boat Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique water tour of the Providence River and Industrial Harbor. Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.

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