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Providence Calendar of Events

When it comes to Providence, there's no shortage of events. You'll find a full calendar all year long in the capital city. From historic tours to WaterFire, performing arts to food festivals and everything in between, there are events for every season.

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014

We Will Rock You

WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this multi-award winning musical boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as "Another One Bites The Dust,""Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and of course, "We Will Rock You."

Savoring Rhode Island Walking Tour

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Savoring Rhode Island
  • Address: 265 Atwells Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Federal Hill has been the center of business and culture for Providence's Italian population since the late 1800's. The Hill features numerous restaurants and shops, recognized as among the finest Rhode Island has to offer. Our tour visits traditional and modern bakeries, the wine shop that brought Italian wines and spirits to New England, butchers and poultry markets, and specialty food markets. 

Springtime in Rhode Island

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This spectacular day focuses on three of Rhode Island's most picturesque towns, one of which was named one of America's Best Small Towns by Executive Travel Magazine. On this journey you will stroll through the serenity and beauty of  one of the five best public gardens in New England, stop for lunch at one of the most popular restaurants on the water in Rhode Island, take in the stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean as you walk alone the sand dunes, and browse a quaint New England village... www.riexperience.com

Taste of Rhode Island

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

On this culinary adventure you will get to enjoy Rhode Island's most famous foods at some of our most iconic places! Along the way you will learn about these well=loved local foods, as well as the stories and the people behind them. If you like to experience the best of popular, native cuisine, as well as local culture, this this fun journey is for you.  *Tickets must be reserved no later than 1 hour before departure. *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon req... www.riexperience.com

Explore Providence Tour

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A lively two-hour journey which tells the story of our capital city. Includes stops for pictures at some of the city's great sights, and an appetizer or paster at one of the popular restaurants in the city. Come enjoy the tale and taste of our capital city!   *This tour may be reserved at other times for private groups upon request. 

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Fete Music
  • Address: 103 Dike Street, Providence, RI 02909
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Providence Phoenix winner as voted by thousands of Phoenix readers: Fete “Best Dance Night 2013” Casual Saturdays! Born Casual playing the best and newest hip hop, trap and R&B every Saturday night at the Fête Lounge. No Cover // 21+

Elisha Project Saturdays

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: The Elisha Project
  • Address: 65 Newport Avenue, Suite 6, Rumford, RI 02916
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Bring your entire family...all ages are welcome to: - Make and prepare 250+ lunch meals - Decorate Lunch Bags - Take the lunches to people in need Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and one you will not soon forget. You can view our videos on our site above. 

Daffodil Days Walking Tour of Mansion and Grounds

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

Daffodil Days at Blithewold Mansion is Rhode Island’s cannot-be-missed spring event! Take advantage of a guided tour of the Mansion, Gardens, and Grounds to get the full experience of this beautiful seaside estate. A trained docent will tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners, who built the estate to take advantage of the breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. The Mansion is furnished just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through t...

Freedom Project In-Progress Showing

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Brown University Granoff Center for the Arts
  • Address: 154 Angell Street, Studio 1, Providence, RI 02906

Join us for an informal presentation of in-progress material and conversation with the artists. Freedom Project is a multi-year examination of issues related to mass incarceration in America. This work will culminate in a multidisciplinary theater production that will premier at Brown University in March 2015. Freedom Project aims to bring people who have been marginalized by the criminal justice system out of the shadows, and to use their stories to shed light on the many injustices perpetrated... www.everettri.org/latest-news/events/freedom-project-in-progress-showing/

James Goff

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Comedy Connection of Rhode Island
  • Address: 39 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
  • Venue: Comedy Connection of Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Born and raised in the South Bronx, James Goff is a shining star to look out forJames Goff started his career when, through the advice of friend, he decided to give it a try. In just a couple of years in the business, James Goff had already made the transition from "up and coming" to comedian by opening for comedian greats such as Tommy Davidson, DL Hugley, Gilbert Gottfried, and Richard Lewis. He was also a Boston regional finalist for Comedy Central's "Open Mic Fight". With... www.ricomedyconnection.com

LLS Fundraiser with Amy Diaz

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic

You've seen her on CBS's The Amazing Race and on April 19th Amy Diaz will be here at The Whiskey Republic raising funds to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Join us in helping her raise her goal with signature cocktails, great appetizers, and raffle prizes!

Newport Cabinetmaker's Tour

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840

Colonial Newport was home to a thriving furniture-making industry, including the renowned Townsend and Goddard workshops. Today the history of this furniture making tradition is still tangible in the exquisitely preserved colonial Point neighborhood. Join Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos on a walking tour of the Townsend and Goddard workshops as he explores the lives of these artisans. Reservations required as space is limited. Newport History Tours is a partnership ... newporthistorytours.org/tour-of-the-month/

Zumba Cures

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Synrgy Health & Fitness
  • Address: 3 Davol Square, Providence, RI 02903

Join us as The PreFIX and Amy Diaz, winner of "The Amazing Race" and Leukemia and Lymphoma Woman of the Year Candidate team up to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. On Saturday April 19, 2014, we will be dancing to reach our goal of $5000! Join us for a great cause, a fun Zumba... zumbacures.eventbrite.com

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • April 19, 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.

Daffodil Days

Tens of thousands of brilliant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring at Blithewold. The sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget this dreary winter and look forward to summer fun.

Rock the Republic

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Rock the Republic with live bands every Saturday night at The Whiskey Republic! 4/12- Element 78 4/19- The Pop Disaster 4/26- Take 3 5/3- What Matters?

Pawtucket Farmers Market

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Hope Artiste Village
  • Address: 1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round! Vegetables, fruit, cheeses, pastry, food trucks & more!

Weekend Animal Encounters

  • April 19, 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 seal in April, or starting in May you can feed a giraffe as well. Offered on weekends in spring, daily in summer. Online ticket purchase is now available. Pricing, hours, age restrictions, and all other details available online.