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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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Friday Jul 25, 2014

Scenic Rhode Island Tour

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

This beautiful day includes a visit to the rolling hills of the family farm of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams. A journey through a lovely village which was the site of a major event which helped trigger the Revolutionary War, a pontoon bot ride on sparkling Narragansett Bay, a gorgeous, panoramic drive along the Rhode Island Coastline, a stop at the one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Rhode Island, a talk on the aquaculture of Rhode Island while you enjoy lunch in a pristine... www.riexperience.com

Explore Providence Tour

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 pastry 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. 

Dick Lupino Trio

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: The Chanler
  • Address: 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Dick Lupino & different musicians perform Jazz & American Songbook on Fridays.

Friday Night Jazz

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Aspire Restaurant
  • Address: 311 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Aspire Restaurant
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

 Come celebrate your passion for Jazz! Every Friday night A-Bar transforms into the hottest Jazz venue around! Join Joe, the boys and their ever-changing roster of special guests (Greg Abate, Duke Robillard, Dan Moretti, Tish Adams, to name a few...) Excellent food and perfect cocktails in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Complimentary valet parking. Jazz moves to the courtyard on warmer evenings; under the stars...

Yoga at Hamilton House

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Hamilton House Adult Learning Exchange
  • Address: 276 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Kripalu Yoga at the Hamilton House. Please pre-register at the number above, spots fill up quickly! Open to the public.

Black Friday in July

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Arcade Providence
  • Address: 65 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Arcade Providence

BLACK FRIDAY IN JULY! One day only  at the Arcade Providence. Shop special savings up to 75%* all day at Flaunt Boutique, GetModa Designer Consignment, Ntrendsic, Nude, Carmen and Ginger, and environs stylish gifts. All purchases that day are automatically entered to win a Gift Certificate to ArchAngels Beauty Therapy Services in the arcade! *See flyer and stores for individual specials and exclusions Visit Flaunt Boutique and Doumato Jewelers in Smithfield for the same ONE DAY SALE!

Block Island Idyll: Memories of Manisses Exhibit

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Providence Public Library
  • Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Public Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Varied program offered during June & July Just in time for summer exploration, Providence Public Library and the Block Island Historical Society present Block Island Idyll: Memories of Manisses – a joint exhibit which will officially open on Thursday, May 1 and run through Friday, July 25 in the Library’s Providence Journal Rhode Island Room. The exhibit features materials and artifacts from the Rhode Island Collection at Providence Public Library and the Block Island Historical... www.provlib.org/events/exhibit-block-island-idyll-memories-manisses

Camp Sequoia - Junior Picasso

The majestic gardens and grounds of Blithewold are true inspiration for budding artists! This week, Junior Picasso’s will enjoy art al fresco, nature art projects, culinary arts, floral design, saltwater painting at the beach, a sand castle contest, sculpting, music and dance, photography, art/artists from around the world, and animal art. This week will end with a Family Fun Friday performance of - Toe Jam *Each week at camp, regardless of theme, will include activities such as special gu... www.blithewold.org/event/show/708

Friday Night Concert Series Presents KONGOS with Satellites Fall

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Waterplace Park

Consisting of four brothers, this South African alternative rock band easily has a distinct sound. The band's debut album was released in 2012 and topped various South African charts. In 2013 the band decided to re-release their album in the United States, where they gained noticeable exposure. Their unique sound of accordion-tinged rock seems to catch every ones ear.

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy: Mike McCarthy as seen on Showtime and Comedy Central Mike McCarthy has been seen on The Showtime network and Comedy Central. Mike is known throughout the industry as the Comedy Barbarian, his high-energy style of humor will leave the audience bouncing off the walls and gasping for breath. He hits the stage like a titan and does not relent until the entire audience is under his spell laughing at things they never thought they would. Some comics make you laugh; Mike McCarthy will ma... www.ricomedyconnection.com

newportFILM: Heartworn Highways Revisited

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Casino Theatre
  • Address: 9 Freebody Street, Newport, RI 02840

newportFILM & Newport Folk Festival are partnering for the 3rd year to present a weekend of music docs during Folk Fest weekend. This film is a work in progress Presented by Horan Building Company In partnership with Newport Folk Presents. John McCauley of Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Andrew Combs & Director Wayne Price will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A This year marks the 38th anniversary of the seminal music documentary, Heartworn Highways, a film that captured the nascent ...

9th Annual One Act Play Festival: Wave 1

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Theatre 82
  • Address: 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday

A fun, family-friendly evening featuring eight original one acts written by national playwrights, hailing from Providence, the Midwest, West Coast, and Canada. All ages will enjoy this summer’s line-up: light-hearted comedies, relationship pieces, free hugs, an ensemble cast of “bugs,” and more. Directed by seven different theatre professionals, performed by a cast of the community’s professional and amateur actors. Characters Café sells food and refreshments; c... www.artists-exchange.org/oneactfest.html

The Black and Blues: New work by S.W.Dinge

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: One Way Gallery
  • Address: Hope Artiste Village 999 Main street unit 712, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Black and Blues : New paintings and 3-dimensional assemblages by Providence artist S.W. Dinge at One Way Gallery, Hope Artiste Village.

"Summer Selections" Exhibit

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Cate Charles Gallery
  • Address: 251 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Cate Charles Gallery, a new art gallery located in Providence’s SOMA (South Main Street) district, will open its newest exhibition titled “Summer Selections” on July 17, 2014, for Gallery Night Providence. The show will run through August 17th. The group show will feature paintings, sculpture and fine art photography by 15 artists from throughout New England. The work represented ranges from realism and surrealism to contemporary impressionism and abstract expressionism.

MetLife Family Friday at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

The Museum is open free of charge every Friday evening through Labor Day from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover! Also build and create with the big blue blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and other loose parts of Imagination Playground every week from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Rigamajig at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

NEW! Invent with an imaginative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts, designed by RISD professor Cas Holman.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie presented UpStage by 2nd Story Theatre

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: 2nd Story Theatre
  • Address: 28 Market Street, Providence, RI 02885
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

In this classic mystery ten strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder, one by one they start to die. A nursery rhyme tells how each "soldier" met his death until there were none. (Plays in REP with "Hay Fever") Previews: July 11-13

Imagination Playground at Providence Children's Museum

  • July 25, 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 and work together to create imaginative structures. Using big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes, construct castles, forts and vehicles that move – the possibilities are endless! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Providence Ghost Tour

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Prospect Terrace Park
  • Address: 60 Congdon St., Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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. In business for nearly a decade, we run tours every night June through November.

Providence River & Harbor Tours

  • July 25, 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.

Trolley Tour of Providence History

  • July 25, 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

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. 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.

Free Friday Coffee Tasting!

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: New Harvest Coffee Roastery
  • Address: 1005 Main St #108, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

Join us at our roastery to sample and learn about coffees from all over the world!

Souls and Stones Walking Tour

  • July 25, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday

Explore the Common Burying Ground. Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history. 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.

Tour Of Providence By Authentic Venetian Gondola

  • July 25, 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

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