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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 Apr 18, 2015

Poppy Champlin

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Greenwich Odeum
  • Address: 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818

Poppy Champlin's stand-up pedigree is flawless; from her latest SHOWTIME SPECIAL: PRIDE, and LOGO SPECIAL: ONE NIGHT STAND-UP, to Oprah Winfrey, and a featured story on Entertainment Tonight, a winner on The Joan Rivers Show, and a panel guest on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. She is also a favorite on Atlantis and Olivia cruises. Poppy has opened for such comics as Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks and Rosie O'Donnell. When Poppy hit tinsel town, she continued to perform st... Visit Website

Schola Cantorum of Boston: Psalmen Davids

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: St. Joseph's Church
  • Address: 86 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

SHEN YUN

REVIVING 5,000 YEARS OF CIVILIZATION THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of music and dance,Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired. A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops-together crea... Visit Website

The Ultimate Johnny Cash

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02865

 

Lend Me A Tenor

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Ocean State Theatre Company
  • Address: 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886

Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company's gala season-opener of Otello, which is to be performed by world-famous tenor Tito Morelli, in the hopes that this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late, unable to rehearse with the company, and through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers, which mix with the alcohol he has consumed, and he passes out. The company believes him to be dead and doesn't know what to do. Luckily an as... Visit Website

Three Sisters

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Theatre 82
  • Address: 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910

EPIC Theatre Company presents Three Sisters written by Anton Chekhov and adapted by Sarah Ruhl.

Up Close On Hope: Program 3

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Festival Ballet Providence's Black Box Theatre
  • Address: 825 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906

Festival Ballet Providence's acclaimed Up Close on Hope series presents a wide variety of works in the intimacy of its 85-seat Black Box Theatre, located on the vibrant East Side of Providence. The content ranges from classical masterpieces to exciting new contemporary works. With such a unique perspective and a variety of flavors and emotions, Up Close on Hope is truly a "dance experience without equal." Each performance features an intermission reception with complimentary wine and h... Visit Website

A Flea in Her Ear

  • April 18, 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 18, 2015
  • Location: Chace Theater
  • Address: 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

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 18, 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

4000 Miles

  • April 18, 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.

Born Casual - Free Hip Hop Dance Party

  • April 18, 2015
  • 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+

Brunch & Bubbly

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Papa Razzi
  • Address: 1 Papa Razzi Way, Cranston, RI 02920
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday

BRUNCH & BUBBLY Join us all weekend long and Monday holidays for our classic Papa Razzi brunch offerings. With purchase of a brunch entree, your first drink is on us, with your choice of a Bellini or Mimosa.

Elisha Project Saturdays

  • April 18, 2015
  • 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

  • April 18, 2015
  • 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 ...

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels 1 and 2

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence
  • Address: 541 Pawtucket Ave 2nd Flt, Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Qigong cultivates strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath and qi, or internal energy, to promote health and longevity. Qigong practitioners will tell you that they feel stronger, have less pain and can live their lives more fully because of their practice. Qigong also builds the foundation for mind and body to rest in sitting meditation. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases fl... Visit Website

All-Inclusive Brewery Bus Tour (Providence)

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Rhode Island Brew Bus
  • Address: 186 Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Rise and shine its Brewery tour time! Meet us in front of Trinity Brew House and hop on board. First stop is Bucket Brewery in Pawtucket. Learn and sample some great beer from team Bucket as they show off their brewery. See where they started and how they have grown in a short time. Next stop is Foolproof Brewing, also in Pawtucket! We will head inside and taste some of Rhode Island’s favorite local beer. You will not be disappointed with the beer from these guys. Our last stop takes us t... Visit Website

All-Inclusive Brewery Bus Tour (South Kingstown)

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Son's Of Liberty Spirits Co.
  • Address: 1425 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

Its Saturday afternoon and the Brew Bus is headed to South Kingstown for our Afternoon Delight tour. Meet us at Sons Of Liberty Spirits and we will head inside to taste Rhode Island’s favorite whiskey and vodka. Here we will check out how they make great beer into even greater whiskey. Let your taste buds dance as you treat them to the finest spirits around! Now we hop on the bus and head over to Proclamation Ale Co. Here we will find a tucked away brewery with a in your face beer mentali... Visit Website

Big Jay Oakerson from Comedy Central

Jay Oakerson currently has a new full length, digital-only album, An American Storyteller on COMEDY CENTRAL Records. Jay's story-based style of stand-up comedy got its start after a series of dead-end jobs, including driving strippers and escorts around his hometown of Philly. Now the New York City resident has made comedy his full-time job, flooring audiences with true tales of odd threesomes and bizarre sexual encounters. An American Storyteller, recorded at Standup New York, is a one-hour ons... Visit Website

Blithewold... The Good Life: Opening Night Cocktail Party

Help kick-off the flower show and enjoy “the good life” at this not-to-be-missed event! Proceeds support the Bristol Garden Club scholarship fund, which is awarded annually to a local student. Delight in live music, food stations from some of Bristol’s favorite restaurants, and signature cocktails served all evening.

Creative Survival: 18th & 19th Century African Community in Newport

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Brick Market Museum & Shop
  • Address: 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840

Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. This tour looks at the places where slaves lived and labored, including the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, along with locations where free blacks built their enterprises and supported a new local industry. It concludes in the country’s oldest intact African-American graveyard, “God's Little Acre.” Reservations required as space is limited, call 401.841.8770. Tours cost $15 per person, $10 Newport Hist... Visit Website

Freedom Project Held Over!

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Everett Stage
  • Address: 9 Duncan Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Held Over! 6 more chances to see FREEDOM PROJECT Due to popular demand, FREEDOM PROJECT has been extended an additional weekend. Remaining performances are: April 10 - 12 and April 17 - 19 Fridays & Saturdays @8PM, Sundays at 2PM Sunday April 19 is pay-what-you-can For tickets, call 401-831-9479 - $25 FREEDOM PROJECT is a multimedia physical theater piece that interweaves gripping personal stories, evocative imagery, and athletic choreography in an examination of mass incarceration in Americ... Visit Website

Mythical Creatures at Providence Children's Museum

In celebration of the citywide Unicorns in Residence public art project, children explore a variety of mythical creatures from unicorns to dragons. Make a missing unicorn poster, paint a griffin with invisible ink, playing a unicorn-shoe toss game, and more.

New England Regional Genealogical Conference

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Address: One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Thirteenth New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) (www.nergc.org) will be in Providence, Rhode Island, from Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18, 2015. There will be pre-conference activities (Technology, Teacher and Librarian Days, as well as tours) on Wednesday, April 15. The NERGC conference is held in the Northeast every two years. It is the largest genealogy conference regularly held in this area. NERGC has a significant history, and its attendance figures show co... Visit Website

Portsmouth Goes To The Dogs Fun Run

  • April 18, 2015
  • Location: Glen Park
  • Address: 143 Heidi Dr, Portsmoth, RI 02871

"Portsmouth Goes To The Dogs Fun Run" a fundraising event to help establish a dog park in Portsmouth, will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9am-12pm, at Glen Park, off Glen Road in Portsmouth. The rain date is April 19th. Participants will have the option to run or walk a 5k or a 1.5 mile course with or without their dogs. Registration and check in will begin at 9am. with the race starting at 10am. All participants registered by April 12 will receive a gift. Online registration is ...

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