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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 Apr 26, 2015

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

From French playwright Georges Feydeau and often heralded as the most masterful farce ever written, A Flea in Her Ear is an uproarious tale of a disintegrating marriage. Raymonde (played by Phyllis Kaye) is determined to catch her cheating husband Victor (played by Fred Sullivan, Jr.), in the act. But her plan quickly derails, resulting in a whirlwind of communication breakdowns, jealousy, mistaken identities and slamming doors. Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky directs this gut-bustin... Visit Website

Old Jews Telling Jokes

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Like rye bread, kosher pickles and bagels, this show is for everyone! You'll laugh 'til you plotz. The New York Times says it is "Hilarious! ... Magnificent, eduring rhythm of Jewish Humor." Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs--brand new and satisfyingly old--as well as tributes to some of the giants of the come... Visit Website

Unicorns in Residence at the Providence Children's Museum

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum

Unicorns in Residence: Providence invites the public to imagine, dream and play during this citywide interactive art experience. The unicorn adventure began in 2010 when a unicorn went missing in NYC's Central Park. Two thousand "Missing Unicorn" posters were placed around NYC and hundreds of residents participated in the search. Providence residents can join the search and experience these mythical creatures citywide with a variety of events through July. From April 15 through May 1... Visit Website

Science Sundays

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo

Explore the wondrous world of science with us on select Sundays in March, April and May! This activity offers individuals or families an opportunity to conduct their own experiments using special science kits. From finding out what an owl had for dinner to exploring the secrets of slime this is a fun for all journey into the amazing world of science!

4000 Miles

  • April 26, 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.

Be Your Own Action Hero!

  • April 26, 2015
  • Address: 202 Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Venue: 5 Wits Patriot Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Come into 5 Wits and take a picture of yourself as an Action Hero using our new window posters. Post the photo to twitter with #BeYourOwnActionHero and be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $500 Action Hero Prize Pack!

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. Daffodil Days Programs Include: - Afternoon Teas (begin April 7th) Tuesday - Friday 1 & 3 pm. - April Vacation Camp - The Fairy Festival, April 26th - Hands-on Workshops

Dirty Dancing

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

“This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation” (London’s Sunday Express) tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. The musical features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

Fairy Garden Days at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join us for a magical journey in the warmth of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center for a day of fairy gardens and fun. Leave the door open for your imagination and come be a part of this whimsical experience. View Fairy Homes and Gardens, then learn how you can craft your won using found materials. Workshops all week.

Family discount for April vacation - kids ride free!

  • April 26, 2015
  • Address: 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: La Gondola
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

During April vacation, pay for 2 passengers and bring up to 4 more passengers for free for any of our trip packages. Bring the kids for a great tour of the capital city, or get a babysitter and bring along some friends to escape for an evening. Please call 401.421.8877 and mention April vacation to make a reservation. See you on the water!

Get Gored for Good: The Providence Running of the Bulls

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Downcity Providence

Envision running through the streets of Pamplona, adrenaline pumping, the thunder of hooves urging you on. But...you’re in Downcity Providence, and the bulls aren’t two ton steers, they’re the hot-pant clad, horn-bedecked “Rollerbulls”of the Providence Roller Derby, wielding red paintbrushes and looking to “gore” you for good. Designed as one part fun-run, one part street-party, “Get Gored For Good” Providence’s Running of The Bulls&rdq... Visit Website

In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • 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...

Natural Life Celebration

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Hope Artiste Village
  • Address: 999 Main Street, 1st & 2nd Floors, Pawtucket, RI

The Natural Life Celebration is co-created by Susan Lataille of DiscoverYou Events and Maureen Cary of Natural Awakenings Magazine. Both have been involved in the holistic community for 8 years. ​We're b​ringing Natural Awakenings Magazine to LIFE!​ ​Join us in this live event to meet, listen, learn, and enjoy this community focused event that will inspire and empower you. Featuring: Visionary Keynotes & Presenters ​, ​Expert Exhibitors​ ​Children’s Activities​, ​Scavenger Hunt ​and m... Visit Website

NBS Behind the Scenes: Snake Edition

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Address: 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Join us for the third installment of our unique behind the scenes look at our animal care program. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our 3 snakes, as we focus on care and feeding, and learn all about these often misunderstood creatures. A tour of the animal care facilities is also included in this hands-on experience! **Please note that snakes are predators and feeding involves presenting mice to the snakes. While the mice are already dead, some parental discretion maybe needed for this... Visit Website

No Time To Waste at Providence Children's Museum

Kids and adults learn what's so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up. Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Oldies But Goodies

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Wachusett Mountain
  • Address: Mountain Road, Granite Room at the Base Lodge, Princeton, MA 01541

Ever wonder what your treasures are worth? Join us on April 26, 2015 at 2 PM, when we will host a new fundraising event called Oldies but Goodies, An Antiques Appraisal Party. Modeled on Antiques Roadshow, each guest will be invited to bring two antiques or vintage collectibles for appraisal. For $50 per person, we will provide a professional antiques appraiser, light food, a raffle and entertainment. The event will take place at Wachusett Mountain’s beautiful Granite Room.  

Opening Day at Herreshoff - FREE ADMISSION

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Herreshoff Marine Museum
  • Address: One Burnside Street, Bristol, RI 02809

Opening Day at HMM is April 26th from 11am to 6pm with FREE ADMISSION! Come visit the Museum for FREE and enjoy Guided Tours, Family activities, Prizes, Arts & Crafts, Snacks, Del’s Lemonade, and other Spring Themed Fun! Discover what’s new at Herreshoff! Herreshoff Marine Museum One Burnside Street Bristol, RI

Save the Bay Seal Cruise - Newport

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Newport
  • Address: 142 Long Wharf(Intersection of LW & Washington), Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

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

Slater Mill Tours

  • April 26, 2015
  • Address: 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Venue: Slater Mill Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, 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.

Spring Fair Celebration at the Gilbert Stuart Museum

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum
  • Address: 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI 02874

Join us to celebrate the beginning of our 2015 season. Attractions at the Spring Fair include a presentation by DEM biologists while watching the return of the river herring on an underwater camera, observing our miller grinding corn in the historic gristmill, taking a self-guided tour of Stuart’s Birthplace, tasting traditional johnnycakes, and enjoying live music by Farm Dog. Participate in activities that are fun for the whole family, meet Gilbert Stuart (a living history presentation),... Visit Website

119th Annual Artist Member Show

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: J C Potter Casino Building (in Slater Memorial Park)
  • Address: Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI 02861
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join Rhode Island Watercolor Society for the 119th Annual Artists Member Show. Our new exhibit of a collection of beautiful watercolor paintings by the members of RIWS. It is a free gallery to explore. So come in appreciate art and socialize with our friendly staff and fellow art apprecianados. This event will be located on the scenic grounds of Slater Memorial Park, in the historic J C Potter Casino Building found next to the carousel. The paintings will be juried by Nancy Gaucher Thomas. There...

"And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little"

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Time has erased the bonds that bind the Reardon sisters: one married and cut herself off from family; another drinks more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness. A biting blend of comedy and drama that probes the baggage-filled relationships of three sisters whose lives are on the brink of chaos. 

Seal Feedings

  • April 26, 2015
  • 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 on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May. Online registration will be available soon on the Zoo’s website. Space is limited.

Raqs Media Collective A Myriad Marginalia

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

New Delhi–based Raqs Media Collective takes up residence at the RISD Museum March 17-April 19 as the Rhode Island School of Design’s Kirloskar Visiting Scholars in Painting. As part of an experimental painting course, the group explores manuscript marginalia and develops a body of artistic, literary, philosophical, and narrative resources with RISD students—culminating in an experimental manuscript. See the source material, work in progress, and final manuscript, along with sel...

From Pop to Punk: Highlights of 20th Century Music in Providence

  • April 26, 2015
  • Location: Providence Public Library
  • Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Public Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

To celebrate the musical legacy of 20th Century popular music in Providence, we are exhibiting items from the Providence Public Library's Rhode Island Collection along with items on loan from various organizations and personal collections. Items on display will include photographs, scrapbooks, concert programs and posters, stage costumes, instruments, albums and more. Part of the Library's DON'T STOP THE MUSIC exhibition & program series this spring, this exhibit is made possible through... Visit Website

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