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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 Oct 25, 2014

28th Annual RI Open

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Warwick Museum of Art
  • Address: 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

42 artists and 51 artworks in various mediums such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and photography are showcased in this eagerly-anticipated annual exhibit. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00 with free parking behind WMOA. All works are available for purchase and a portion of each sale benefits WMOA and its mission to connect all ages to the arts.

Country Rhode Island

  • October 25, 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

FEAR at Fort Adams

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Fort Adams
  • Address: 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Rhode Island's Only Haunted Fortress 100% of the proceeds of this event benefit The Fort Adams Trust for their restoration and maintenance efforts. Tunnels of Terror - Haunted Officers Quarters - Apocalypse Airsoft - Carnival Midway - Ghost Hunts

Food Day Festival

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Burnside Park

Many local organizations and businesses are attending including the RIFPC, Farm Fresh RI, Lifespan, JWU, Brown, Blackbird Farm, Narragansett Creamery, Healthcare without Harm, Olga's, and more. Both Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Chef Derek Wagner of Nick's on Broadway will be giving speeches.

Not-so-Spooky Trail Walk

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Blackstone Parks Conservancy: Field
  • Address: 2 River Road, Providence, RI 02906

Join us for Halloween activities, a woodland trail walk and sweet treats. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes and long pants or high socks as we may encounter mud, stairs, or poison ivy along the walk. Families are also encouraged to bring a flashlight. Children of all ages welcome!

Oh What a Night! Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Experience

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

The cast of Oh What a Night! will entertain you with informative and often hilarious banter, but they will not try to impersonate Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Instead, Oh What a Night will focus all of their energy into recreating the hits of the Four Seasons with such accuracy that you won't believe your ears! The end result of this unique approach is a show that is as fresh and relevant today as it is nostalgic for the purists. You will get to know and love the four dynamic talented cas... www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/342

RI Orchid Society Public Meeting

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

"Terrestrial Orchids" Most of the orchids cultivated today are air plants (epiphytes) but some are terrestrial (their roots in the ground). Is the cultivation for these plants different? this event will explain the needs for "land-locked" orchids.

9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Steel Yard
  • Address: 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Prepare yourself for an industrial performance extravaganza. Tease out your hair, grab a lab coat, and put on some over-sized goggles! On October 25th the Steel Yard brings you Mad Science, our 9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour. The Iron Pour has been called one of Providence's most impressive Halloween parties and you won't want to miss it. Gates will open to the public at 5pm and the theatrics are scheduled to begin at 7pm.

WaterFire Full Lighting for Brown University's 250th Anniversary

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: WaterFire Providence
  • Address: Waterplace Park, Providence, RI 2908
  • Venue: WaterFire Providence

WaterFire is a multi-sensory experience that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. This series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music.  Sponsored by: Brown University in celebration of its 250th Anniversary

Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: AS220
  • Address: 95 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: AS220

What's the difference between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? How do I start a blog? What's the right platform for sharing my talents and skills online? What's the trick to posting daily? This four­-part workshop was created by Reza Clifton as part of her Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival series. In this "online bootcamp," Reza will take participants through a journey filled with tips, best practices and evidence supporting how blogging and social media can ... shop.as220.org/products/blogging

Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend

Spooky fun crafts, Halloween museum quest, museum vault tours (additional admission applies), creature features, and a trick-or-treat bag full of Halloween fun! Visitors receive a complimentary treat bag. Free Museum and Planetarium admission for costumed visitors. 1 & 3 p.m: Museum Vault Tours Cost: $5.00, includes Museum admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted. (First come, first served!) Come join us for a tour of the Museum's underworld - the basement vaults. If... providenceri.com/museum/

Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

It's seven days of horror, murder, mayhem and the best independent film work from around the globe. Ground zero for this popular and much anticipated event will once again be at the spookily historic Bell Street Chapel Theatre, plus there will be screenings at multiple Rhode Island locations including the Paff Theatre at URI, the Providence Public Library in Providence, Roger Williams University in Bristol and the Jamestown Arts Center in Jamestown. From costume parties to the annual HP Lovecraf... www.film-festival.org/

West Bay Open Studio Tour

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Cindy Wilson Photography
  • Address: 650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown, RI 02852

During the weekend of October 25 to 26, Twenty artists residing in the West Bay of Rhode Island will open their studios to the public in their sixth annual West Bay Open Studios Tour. Enjoy this free, self-guided tour as you meander through the neighboring coastal towns of East Greenwich, Warwick and North Kingstown. This once a year opportunity gives art lovers and collectors the perfect venue to shop for fine art and crafts. Many artists will be giving talks and demonstrations, as well as insi... www.westbayopenstudios.com/

Brown University Family Weekend

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Brown University
  • Address: Box 1920, Providence, RI 02912
  • Venue: Brown University

Family Weekend is a highlight of the fall semester, giving families the opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Brown campus at the height of the academic term. From lectures to student performances to athletic events, the campus is bursting with activity at this time of year. Through open houses, planned gatherings and special events, Family Weekend seeks to give students and their families a small taste of what Brown offers. Events are geared toward Brown undergraduates as w... www.brown.edu/campus-life/events/family-weekend/registration-family-weekend-events

H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: John Brown House Museum
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The life and work of Providence's best-known fantasy and horror author, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, will provide the backdrop for the tour, which will be lead by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Lovecraft's "Providence stories" (written between 1924 and 1935) provide the basis for this walk. Lovecraft wrote eloquently, and in great detail, about such landmarks as Prospect Terrace, the First Baptist Church, and Benefit Street houses. Participants will see the site of his former hom... www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/hp-lovecraft-walking-tour-returns

Hope Street Farmers Market

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Lippitt Memorial Park
  • Address: 1015 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

he Hope Street Farmers Market is a farmer-run cooperative created and managed by many of the best farmers and food artisans in Rhode Island. We sell fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheese, breads and pastries, pasture-raised meats, seafood, poultry and eggs, and many other items that we grow, make or raise ourselves. Come join us every Saturday morning from 9 to 1:00 and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00. Load up your shopping bags with great things to eat, listen to live music and spend time ... www.hopestreetmarket.com/

Benefit Street: A Mile of History

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: John Brown House Museum
  • Address: 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: John Brown House Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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.

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

  • October 25, 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/

SerLieve

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Gallery at City Hall
  • Address: Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903

Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite you to visit the Gallery at City Hall for its newest exhibit SerLieve, a solo exhibition showcasing the work of Providence artist Rebecca Flores in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Hailing from the South Bronx, Rebecca Flores has made Providence her spiritual and physical residence since 1990. Acquiring an affinity for painting and creative writing at the age of 10, Flores has since expanded her creative practice over the years to include p... www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • October 25, 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

  • October 25, 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. 

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: One Providence Place, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Be one of the first 400 people to see “DRACULA UNTOLD” in IMAX, and receive a custom Showcase/Dracula Untold keychain! Offer valid until supplies last. Luke Evans stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes looks to make a deal with dangerous supernatural forces - without succumbing to the darkness himself. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.showcasecinemas.com/showtimes/8641/1412208000

Smokin' Saturdays at the Celtic Lounge

  • October 25, 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

"It's All In The Details" Macro Photography Exhibit

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Warwick Public Library
  • Address: 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS” Macro & Close up Photography Opening reception: Sunday, October 19th, 2 - 4 p.m. Warwick, RI – Warwick Public Library is pleased to present a group exhibition of close-up and macro photography. The exhibit, “It’s all in the Details,” will run from Sunday, September 28 through, Saturday, October 25, 2014. The photos were taken at various locations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut as part of a Macr... www.warwicklibrary.org

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