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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 Jan 25, 2015

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Buddy Holly was a brilliant musician who changed the face of popular music and paved the way for the next generation of rock'n'rollers. Follow Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. You'll be cheering for more, with such rousing fifties favorites as "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "Maybe Baby," "That'll Be the Day," "Raining In My Heart," Ritchie Valens' "La B... www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/434

This

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Theatre 82
  • Address: 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910

EPIC Theatre Company presents This, written by Melissa James Gibson.

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

When an aspiring young painter and a handsomely conniving revolutionary join forces to infiltrate the mind and bedroom of France's most infamous queen, they find themselves hopelessly tangled in a political love triangle.

Morality Play

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a ragged troupe of actors accompanied by a renegade priest roams the countryside performing religious stories for the masses. But everything changes when a young boy is found dead and a mute girl stands to be hanged for the murder. Sensing a miscarriage of justice (and potential earnings!), the itinerant actors try to unravel the mystery by weavi... www.gammtheatre.org/#!season-30/cvip

Middletown

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

"Welcome to the little town of Middletown. Ordinary place, ordinary time. But aren't they all? No. They are not, all," opens celebrated playwright Will Eno's acclaimed 2010 play. Wry, bittersweet and achingly beautiful, Middletown takes a microscope to small-town American living, revealing universal themes of love, birth, death, loneliness, elation, forgiveness, disappointment and redemption. Showcasing ten members of the resident acting company, this production is a Rhode Island premi... www.trinityrep.com/

Brunch & Bubbly

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

BRUNCH & BUBBLY Join us all weekend long and Monday holidays for our classic Papa Razzi brunch offerings. With purchase of a brunch entree, your first drink is on us, with your choice of a Bellini or Mimosa.

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes. Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, kids construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Save the Bay Seal Cruise - Newport

  • January 25, 2015
  • Address: 142 Long Wharf(Intersection of LW & Washington), Newport, RI 02840

Join us for our award-winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island. We provide binoculars and expert guides. Free Parking!

Save The Bay Seal Cruises, Narragansett Bay

  • January 25, 2015
  • Address: 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905
  • Venue: Save the Bay

Join us for our award winning seal-watching tours around Rose Island. We provide binoculars and expert guides. One and two hour tours available. Free parking! Weekends and school vacations, November 2014 through April 2015. Daily schedule based on time of low tide. Boat departs 142 Long Wharf Dock, Newport at the intersection of Long Wharf and Washington Streets. 

Spank! The 50 Shades Parody

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the whip-smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best-selling book and highly-anticipated movie, and brings it to outrageous life! Featuring musical numbers, steamy performances highlighting the famous hunk and his grey tie, and lots of hilarious surprises, SPANK! is bound to have you begging for more. Get in the mood with pre-show cocktails, then stick around and fulfill your fantasy, with the opportunity to take photos with the star himself. It&rsquo... www.thevetsri.com

22nd Annual Providence Boat Show

Step into summer this January at the 22nd Annual Providence Boat Show, a three-day family-friendly happening that features hundreds of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, and other watercraft; free seminars with experts to give you the know-how on boat handling, navigation and equipment; and plenty of inspiration with special appearances of the sport’s leading personalities and experts. This year’s show—one of New England’s largest indoor winter boating expos—also includ... providenceboatshow.com/

“Best Bars in America” Star Sean Patton Headlines Comix at Foxwoods Beginning January 22nd

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club
  • Address: 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Ledyard, CT 06338
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 days

Comix at Foxwoods will host the co-star of Esquire’s “Best Bars in America” and renowned stand-up act Sean Patton for a three-night, four-show performance, which gets underway Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8:00 p.m. Patton, a comedian based in New York, by way of New Orleans, began doing stand-up in the Crescent City, and has since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. Patton’s comedic style focuses more on originality, personal perspective, and tales glorifying the... www.comixatfoxwoods.com

Collected Stories

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Donald Margulies’ provocative play re-examines the age-old conflict between the established artist and the idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a disciple, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a rival. Directed by Mark Peckham, “Collected Stories” features Lynne Collinson as prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner, and Gabby Sherba as her student-turned confidante-turned competitor, Lisa Morrison.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: The Wilbury Theatre Group
  • Address: 393 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two her... thewilburygroup.org/

Fresh Paint

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ArtProv gallery's newest exhibit titled “Fresh Paint” features new works by current gallery artists Mary Jane Andreozzi, Alecia Barry Underhill, and Judy Araujo Volkmann, as well as pieces by new exhibitors Daniel Koterbay, Mark Holme, and Michael Foytho. “This show is about bringing in a new mix of work, both from some of our visitors' favorite artists as well as a couple new painters whose work aligns with the vibrant, eclectic collection we've come to be recognized for,&rdq... www.artprovidence.com

"Seminar" by Theresa Rebeck

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A sharp, sexy, comedy that follows four aspiring novelists who sign up for private classes with a renowned literary figure. Under his brilliant but unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, egos are shattered and lives are changed forever.

Circus

  • January 25, 2015
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The spectacle of the American and European circus takes center stage in this glimpse into the visual world of this phenomenon during the height of its popularity, 1850 to 1960. Approximately 40 circus-themed paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and posters by artists such as Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, JamesJacques-Joseph Tissot, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec delve into life under the big top and its wider connections to culture and society. During its heyday, the circus ...

Chasing Giants

Audubon partners with Mystic Seaport and artist Andrew Glass to host a unique exhibit focusing on the environmental, cultural and economic impact on the marine ecosystem from whaling. View graphic panels that chronicle the history of whaling with paintings by Andrew Glass created for the children's book Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale by Eric Kimmel.

All-Inclusive Brewery Bus Tour (Newport)

  • January 25, 2015
  • Location: Park and Ride Lot
  • Address: Fleetwood Dr., Saunderstown, RI 02874
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday

Its Sunday in beautiful Rhode Island and we have just the thing for you! Meet us just before the Jamestown Bridge and hop on board the Brew Bus as we cruise over the Pell Bridge to Newport! 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 w... www.therhodeislandbrewbus.com

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • January 25, 2015
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In her 2011 film, Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu stages a series of fragmented, forgotten, and at times painfully remembered histories from a violent political suppression in the Turkish town of Fatsa in 1979 and 1980. Çavuşoğlu shot the film in Fatsa, enlisting untrained locals as actors, crew members, and information sources. Their presence adds a layer of naïve enthusiasm and increased intensity to the reenactments, as the actors are confronted with events from what are ofte...

Monday Jan 26, 2015

Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh

  • January 26, 2015
  • Location: Providence College - Smith Center for the Arts
  • Address: 549 River Avenue, Providence, RI 02918

When an aspiring young painter and a handsomely conniving revolutionary join forces to infiltrate the mind and bedroom of France's most infamous queen, they find themselves hopelessly tangled in a political love triangle.

Morality Play

  • January 26, 2015
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Black Death, dormant for more than a decade, has returned with a vengeance. The Church rules the land, and a ragged troupe of actors accompanied by a renegade priest roams the countryside performing religious stories for the masses. But everything changes when a young boy is found dead and a mute girl stands to be hanged for the murder. Sensing a miscarriage of justice (and potential earnings!), the itinerant actors try to unravel the mystery by weavi... www.gammtheatre.org/#!season-30/cvip

Middletown

  • January 26, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company

"Welcome to the little town of Middletown. Ordinary place, ordinary time. But aren't they all? No. They are not, all," opens celebrated playwright Will Eno's acclaimed 2010 play. Wry, bittersweet and achingly beautiful, Middletown takes a microscope to small-town American living, revealing universal themes of love, birth, death, loneliness, elation, forgiveness, disappointment and redemption. Showcasing ten members of the resident acting company, this production is a Rhode Island premi... www.trinityrep.com/

22nd Annual Providence Boat Show

Step into summer this January at the 22nd Annual Providence Boat Show, a three-day family-friendly happening that features hundreds of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, and other watercraft; free seminars with experts to give you the know-how on boat handling, navigation and equipment; and plenty of inspiration with special appearances of the sport’s leading personalities and experts. This year’s show—one of New England’s largest indoor winter boating expos—also includ... providenceboatshow.com/

Fresh Paint

  • January 26, 2015
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

ArtProv gallery's newest exhibit titled “Fresh Paint” features new works by current gallery artists Mary Jane Andreozzi, Alecia Barry Underhill, and Judy Araujo Volkmann, as well as pieces by new exhibitors Daniel Koterbay, Mark Holme, and Michael Foytho. “This show is about bringing in a new mix of work, both from some of our visitors' favorite artists as well as a couple new painters whose work aligns with the vibrant, eclectic collection we've come to be recognized for,&rdq... www.artprovidence.com

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