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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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Sunday Sep 21, 2014

Poetic Vision: The Art of Paul Forte

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: The Department of Art and Art History at URI
  • Address: 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Primarily a visual artist, Paul Forte also writes essays and poetry. Forte's career as an artist began in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970's. Influenced early on by Conceptual art, Forte has employed a variety of media over the years to realize ideas, including making and self-publishing artist's books and related objects. Forte's work continues to explore the subjective and aesthetic dimensions of conceptual approaches to art making, an approach that he terms "cognitivist.&q...

Providence Ghost Tours

  • September 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/

Arts Marketplace Pawtucket

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Pawtucket Armory Arts Center
  • Address: 172 Echange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Welcome to the Third Annual Arts Marketplace: Pawtucket, an exciting exhibition and sale focusing on fine art and craft by artists throughout our region. In partnership with the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, the Arts Marketplace: Pawtucket is in keeping with the long history that celebrates the arts and traditions in our community. A juried show whose mission is to meet high standards of technical and artistic excellence and to present the best of contemporary fine Art and American-made craft... www.artsmarketplacepawtucket.com

Hoop-la at Providence Children's Museum

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Get out and play! Kids invent their own fun and games with hoops of all sizes and colors in the Museum’s Children's Garden.

XOS Exchange Street Open Studios

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 10 Exchange Court, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

XOS: EXCHANGE STREET OPEN STUDIOS More than 35 artists and designers in 3 renovated mill buildings in the of Exchange Street neighborhood of Pawtucket, RI will open their studios and lofts to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 20 and 21, 2014. Visitors will see a wide array of artwork on display, watch demonstrations of processes, chat with the artists, enjoy food and music, and purchase directly from the artists, tax-free. Exchange Street XOS is easy to get to - located in the Armor... www.xospawtucket.com

Brewery Tours - Newport

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: The Rhode Island Brew Bus
  • Address: 32 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
  • Venue: Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC, The
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Its Sunday in beautiful Newport, RI and we have just the thing for you! Meet us at Pour Judgment Bar and Grill and hop on board the Brew Bus! Our first stop is a doozy! We will visit the folks at Newport Storm Brewery and try not only their great beer but also their Thomas Tew Rum! That’s right, we will taste everything Storm while touring their awesome brewery. Now that we have tried some Newport beer and rum, we have to try some wine!! We will hop on the bus and head over to Greenvale Vi... https://booking.attractionsuite.com/Attraction/ec/selectTourDate.action?sid=113#

Garden Help and Soil Testing

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Prescott Farm
  • Address: 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

The URI Master Gardeners, who manage the gardens at Prescott Farm, are offering free soil analysis and gardening information on Sundays from 10am to 12pm. Whether you are growing vegetables, flowers or simply caring for your lawn, proper soil is the key to good results. The trained Master Gardeners will evaluate the texture and pH of your soil sample, provide advice on improving your growing conditions, and tell you how to get more detailed testing. In addition, the Master Gardeners will offer... www.newportrestoration.org/learning_programs/

Weekend Animal Encounters

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family! Feed a giraffe or a seal on weekends in September, plus Labor Day Monday (the 1st). Advanced online ticket purchase is now available! If the tickets don’t sell out online, they will also be available at the Zoo admissions gate on the day of your visit, but space is very limited.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts. Construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation. After Labor Day, the Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

"Earthen Elements" Exhibit

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ArtProv gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building, will open its newest exhibit titled “Earthen Elements” featuring the abstract paintings of Indian artist Vibha Nanda on September 16, 2014. The show will run through October 10, 2014, with an opening reception during Gallery Night Providence on September 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Vibha is an Indian-born, Doha, Qatar-based painter and sculptor. Her dramatic canvasses depict... www.artprovidence.com

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Address: Corner Fountain & Eddy Streets, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Relax aboard our classic trolley while we entertain you with Providence's exciting history. Travel through Federal Hill, the Arts & Entertainment District, Jewelry District, Our Mile of History, RISD, Brown, State Houses past and present, along the riverfront and to the head of Narragansett Bay. Closed Tuesdays

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit

This summer, six regionally known sculptors will create original installations in Blithewold's Gardens. Rhode Island sculptor and RISD graduate, Allison Newsome, will curate the three-month outdoor sculpture show.

Tour Of Providence By Authentic Venetian Gondola

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: La Gondola
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: La Gondola
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy the best of the Creative Capital on board one of our three authentic Venetian gondolas. A gondola trip is a great way to celebrate a special occasion, learn about the history of Providence, or simply enjoy a truly unique experience here in the Renaissance City. Our talented and knowledgeable gondoliers will serenade you under the bridges, and if you like, they will provide you with a tour of over 375 years of history in Providence as you glide gracefully along the Woonasquatucket and Prov... www.gondolari.com

Providence River & Harbor Tours

  • September 21, 2014
  • Location: Providence River Boat Company
  • Address: 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence River Boat Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, 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, Waterplace Park, Riverwalk and the Providence Harbor. Relax while you admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest.

Monday Sep 22, 2014

Poetic Vision: The Art of Paul Forte

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: The Department of Art and Art History at URI
  • Address: 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Primarily a visual artist, Paul Forte also writes essays and poetry. Forte's career as an artist began in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970's. Influenced early on by Conceptual art, Forte has employed a variety of media over the years to realize ideas, including making and self-publishing artist's books and related objects. Forte's work continues to explore the subjective and aesthetic dimensions of conceptual approaches to art making, an approach that he terms "cognitivist.&q...

Providence Ghost Tours

  • September 22, 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/

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A fantastic excursion which includes a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the ground of one of Rhode Island's most scenic state parts, a narrated driving tour of Newport's famous sights, time for lunch and shopping along Newport's acclaimed Brick Market Place, a narrated tour of one of newport's splendid mansions, and a visit to a local farm whose homemade ice cream Yankee Magazine awarded "best Ice Cream in New England." With plenty of stops for pictures throughout th... www.riexperience.com

A Tribute to Marie J. Langlois: Celebrating Excellence in Community Leadership

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Providence Public Library
  • Address: 225 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

Please join us on September 22, for our Fall Gala. We will be honoring Marie J. Langlois and Celebrating Excellence in Community Leadership, with special guests Scott Simon Host, Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR and Need to Know on PBS, Writer & Novelist; Carl Kasell, Scorekeeper Emeritus of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!; and Robin Young Co-Host, Here & Now, WBUR. A Fantastic Program, Wonderful Food, and Great Company – We hope to see you there! Reservations will be held at the door. ... ripr.org/fall-gala-2014

Rough Point Beyond The Tour

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Rough Point
  • Address: 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

Join us for an evening of short thematic talks that explore the art and people of Rough Point. Discover new perspectives not normally on the standard house tour. Visitors can also view this year's exhibit, No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke. Cash bar. Ongoing tours throughout the evening; check our website for nightly schedule. $8 per person. Purchase tickets at the door.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts. Construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation. After Labor Day, the Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

"Earthen Elements" Exhibit

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ArtProv gallery, a contemporary gallery located in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building, will open its newest exhibit titled “Earthen Elements” featuring the abstract paintings of Indian artist Vibha Nanda on September 16, 2014. The show will run through October 10, 2014, with an opening reception during Gallery Night Providence on September 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Vibha is an Indian-born, Doha, Qatar-based painter and sculptor. Her dramatic canvasses depict... www.artprovidence.com

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Address: Corner Fountain & Eddy Streets, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trolley Tours of Providence
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Relax aboard our classic trolley while we entertain you with Providence's exciting history. Travel through Federal Hill, the Arts & Entertainment District, Jewelry District, Our Mile of History, RISD, Brown, State Houses past and present, along the riverfront and to the head of Narragansett Bay. Closed Tuesdays

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit

This summer, six regionally known sculptors will create original installations in Blithewold's Gardens. Rhode Island sculptor and RISD graduate, Allison Newsome, will curate the three-month outdoor sculpture show.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Saturday

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” 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.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour

  • September 22, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Saturday

See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” 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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