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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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Saturday Sep 20, 2014

37th Annual RI Heritage Day Festival

"TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE DAY" Admission to this family event is FREE Rhode Islanders of all ages are invited to join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage. The Roger Williams National Memorial (North Main St) will be filled with booths from countries such as Venezuela, India, Korea, Haiti, Bolivia, Sweden, Ireland and others that will showcase their culture, music, and dance. The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission partn... www.preservation.ri.gov/heritage

Alice's Tea Party

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: TEN31 Productions, Inc.
  • Address: 185 Front Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Venue: TEN31 Productions, Inc.

So we lost our heads in Wonderland!!!  We stepped into a whole new world...creating colorful Alice in Wonderland costumes based on the original John Tenniel illustrations. We literally brought Wonderland to life! It's an exciting new endeavor for us adding spoken word to our performances we drew inspiration from the books. Performers recite lines and play our scenes from this amazing literary classic. Have the whole cast at your next event and invite everyone: Alice, Mad Hatter, ... ten31productions.com

Alice's Tea Party

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: TEN31 Productions, Inc.
  • Address: 185 Front Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Venue: TEN31 Productions, Inc.

So we lost our heads in Wonderland!!!  We stepped into a whole new world...creating colorful Alice in Wonderland costumes based on the original John Tenniel illustrations. We literally brought Wonderland to life! It's an exciting new endeavor for us adding spoken word to our performances we drew inspiration from the books. Performers recite lines and play our scenes from this amazing literary classic. Have the whole cast at your next event and invite everyone: Alice, Mad Hatter, ... ten31productions.com

SEASON OPENER: Augustin Hadelich / Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Season 70, its 70th Anniversary season, with a celebratory performance on Saturday September 20. Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF welcomes back fan favorite violinist AUGUSTIN HADELICH for Tchaikovsky's exhilirating Violin Concerto, in a thrilling and diverse program that also includes Prokofiev's 5th Symphony, John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and the Philharmonic premiere of Richard Strauss' Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare. Resident Conducto... www.vmari.com/

TEDxProvidence 2014

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: RISD Museum
  • Address: 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: RISD Museum

After a little haitus TEDxProvidence is coming back to Providence, this time in the fall. We'll be holding the event on September 20, 2014 in the RISD auditorium. The same great venue as last year. The themes for this year are Health and Wellness, Education, and Civic Engagement. Tickets will be available shortly. In the mean time we are doing a call for speakers.

Warren Miller's "No Turning Back" at the Avon Cinema

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Avon Cinema
  • Address: 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Still making fresh turns around the world, No Turning Back, the latest film from Warren Miller Entertainment, is 65 years in the making. Come celebrate the legacy that annually marks the beginning of winter. Official trailer: http://youtu.be/QO1XawXts7A

Poetic Vision: The Art of Paul Forte

  • September 20, 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...

Country Rhode Island

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

On this wonderful journey you will revel in the beauty of autumn as we traverse the lovely back roads of RHode Island. You will meet charming Swamp Yankees, enjoy a hayride and visit Rhode Island's only covered bridge. You'll then sample the local produce at a Rhode Island Farm, go to an old fashioned grist mill which has been in operation since the 1600s, and taste our famous Johnny Cakes. Join us for this fantastic fall day in the country!  *Tickets must be reserved no later than 1 hou... www.riexperience.com

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: A Mile of History"

Created in the mid-18th century "for the benefit of all," this colonial thoroughfare shows off an enviable collection of 18th and 19th century wood-frame houses. Although the street gives the appearance of being a museum mile, it is actually a vital urban neighborhood enhanced by on-going preservation efforts since the 1950s.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • September 20, 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/

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • September 20, 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

  • September 20, 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. 

Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Celtic Lounge
  • Address: 397 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02905
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Starting this Saturday (9/20) Hella Smoke will be hosting Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge on Westminster and Empire! We'll have local artists in, performing some nights, mixing their music into the playlist others, and just mingling with the crowd answering your questions throughout all of them. Selling VIP tickets to the private bar at just $25 per, and cover at just $5 before midnight, ladies free before 11, and $10 after midnight! Come on down, listen to some great music, meet some ... providence.craigslist.org/eve/4667587988.html

Hey Nineteen

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Courthouse Center Of The Arts
  • Address: 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI 02892

Come join us for a night of fun as tribute band Hey Nineteen covers the complete Aja album 100% of proceeds will be used to support the Courthouse Center Of The Arts

Jazz Night

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: The Spot Underground
  • Address: 101 Richmond St, Providence, RI 02903

Leland Baker's Blue Train is a collective of gifted and inspired young jazz musicians from New England and New York who will come together to pay homage to some of jazz's masters. Leland Baker - tenor sax Mike Pallas - trombone Cosimo Boni- trumpet Taber Gable - piano Mike Dick - drums Ian Haile - bass.  Three other groups will perform original compositions written and arranged in a modern jazz context: Prism, a trio formed by local jazz guitarist Clay Nordhill. Lower River Trio, estab... www.thespotunderground.com/event/jazz-night-feat-leland-baker-ben-shaw-the-loose-ends-prism-lower-river-trio-saturday-920/

National Drive Electric Event

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Garden City Center
  • Address: 100 Midway Road, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Venue: Garden City Center

Come join us for the National Drive Electric Event from 12-3pm on Saturday, September 20th at Garden City Center in Cranston. The event is part of National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 15-21, 2014). The event will highlight advances made in electric and hybrid technologies, as well as in the infrastructure that serves to support electric vehicles in Rhode Island and beyond. Electric Vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will highlight the economic and environmental benefits, along with the excitement of... https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=208

Newport Concert Series - Chris Young with Special Guest Courtney Cole

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Newport Yachting Center
  • Address: 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

Chris Young is known for his classic baritone, melt-your-heart ballads and electrifying performances. So, don't miss the chance to see Chris Young perform live at the Newport Yachting Center top hits like "Who I Am With You" and "Tomorrow."

Newport History Tour of the Month: Quaker Newport

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840

By the height of Newport’s Golden Age, over half of the city’s population was Quaker. Explore the Great Friends Meeting House, the Point neighborhood and other sites relating to the Society of Friends with historian Elizabeth Cazden. Learn about select Quaker merchants, craftsmen and politicians who played key roles in the colonial city. Reservations required as space is limited.

Peace Flag Workshop at the 37th Annual RI Heritage Festival

Celebrate the diversity the of RI with food, dance, music and cultural exhibits and make a Peace Flag! The Peace Flag Project will have a booth at this amazing event!  Rhode Islanders of all ages are invited to join in a lively celebration of our state's rich cultural heritage. The Roger Williams National memorial will be filled with booths offering cultural displays, a mouth-watering array of traditional foods and craft demonstrations and exhibits from more than 20 different countries. Da... www.facebook.com/events/923348781013981/

Peace Walk

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Memorial Park
  • Address: 121 S Main St, Providence, RI

The annual Peace Walk is the highlight of our Month of Peace! Join is for our powerful walk for peace! From 3:00-4:00 we will assemble, make peace flags and Tshirts! From 4:00-6:00 we will do the peace walk from Memorial Park on South Main St to Union Station Plaza. The Month of Peace in Rhode Island expands our celebrations of the United Nations International Day of Peace events. Peace is so important, and so much is done in RI in the name of Peace, a month of events seems appropriate. The Mont... www.facebook.com/events/1467894193485457/?ref=5

Providence Improv Fest XI

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: 95 Empire Street at AS220
  • Address: 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The 11th Annual Providence Improv Fest will take place at 95 Empire Street in downtown Providence. This year's P!F will welcome improvisational comedy acts from across the country--from Hollywood and Austin, to Baltimore and New York City. Local favorite improv acts will also be featured. New this year is a Family Friendly show: 2 p.m. on Saturday, 9/20. The Theme this year? Ocean State 11! Come join in the fun!

RI Philharmonic Season 70 Opening Weekend - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich

“Season 70 opens with a blockbuster concert,” says LARRY RACHLEFF, Music Director, “starting with two fanfares to salute our anniversary. Next, the great violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to us. He’s featured in Tchaikovsky’s famous violin concerto, with melodies we all know so well. We end the concert with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. The program is an extraordinary opening to Season 70!” An Open Rehearsal takes place September 19 at 5:30pm.

Save The Bay International Coastal Cleanup

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Local Beaches
  • Address: 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905
  • Venue: Save the Bay

The International Coastal Cleanup is an event in which volunteers all over the world remove trash from the shores and document what they find. The data is compiled and published in an annual report on marine debris by the Ocean Conservancy. Policymakers use the information to raise awareness about marine debris and reduce the problem at the source. Save The Bay, the Rhode Island State Coordinator, invites you to participate! On average, more than 2,000 volunteers participate annually in the Rhod... www.savebay.org/icc

The Dancing Feeling Ballroom Dance

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: The Dancing Feeling
  • Address: 2429 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

Come Celebrate National Ballroom Dance Week by learning how to East Coast Swing! Join us for a fun filled evening of dance! Couples and singles welcome! No jeans, please. 7:15 p.m. East Coast Swing Lesson. 8- 11 p.m.  Ballroom Dancing. Light refreshments served.  

Violin River End-of-Summer Event

  • September 20, 2014
  • Location: Cercle Laurier Club
  • Address: 165 East School Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Come listen to Summer Dynamites and Grateful Dead music to benefit Children's Wish Group of RI! For only $10, spend an afternoon listening to great music and helping us grant wishes with love to local terminally ill children. Cash bar at member prices! Violin River starts at 3:00 at Cercle Laurier, Inc. at 165 East School Street, Woonsocket, RI.

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