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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 Aug 29, 2014

Scenic Rhode Island Tour

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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. 

Providence Ghost Tours

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC
  • Address: Prospect Terrace Park, Providence, RI 02906
  • Venue: Providence Ghost Tour, LLC

It is that time of year when we all want to hold on to summer for just a bit longer, jam pack a few more experiences and memories into each day before the fall comes and ushers us back inside. Why not bring a friend or two and join us for a tour? Come, catch the sunset as we start our tour and savor the beautiful night air. It was beneath the lamplights on Benefit Street, on a warm summer night, that our Athenaeum lovers met. Do you know the story? Care to experience it like they did? Well, th... www.providenceghosttour.com/tickets/

Dick Lupino Trio

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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.

Dave Russo

Hello my friends, Dave Russo here. Hope all is well! I would like to personally thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit my website. Truly, means a lot! Recently named “Best Male Comic” in the city by the Boston Examiner, Dave Russo has been a mainstay of Boston comedy for the last fifteen years. As co-host of NESN’s Dirty Water TV, he produces a regular comedy series, in addition to reporting on the best of Boston night life. He has appeared on The E! TV se... www.ricomedyconnection.com

Local & Craft Beer Party

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic

Join us after work to start your Labor Day Weekend off! Foolproof brewery will be here at 5PM followed by Rudy from The Network performing LIVE!

MetLife Family Friday at Providence Children's Museum

  • August 29, 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.

MetLife Family Friday featuring Manton Avenue Project at Providence Children's Museum

  • August 29, 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. From 6:00 - 7:00 PM, also enjoy “Off the Grid: The Electricity Plays,” hilarious one-act plays created by kid... www.ChildrenMuseum.org

Rigamajig at Providence Children's Museum

  • August 29, 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.

StyleWeek Northeast

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: Providence Biltmore Hotel
  • Address: 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Biltmore Hotel

StyleWeek, established in 2009, was created with the vision of connecting buyers and press with emerging design talent. We are a biannual fashion week focused on the business of fashion, StyleWeek is a true celebration of style and culture, which includes both formal fashion shows and community-wide events. We have showcased over 55 emerging designers on our runway since our inaugural week in 2010, including Project Runway alum and are one of the few regional fashion weeks, which has been visite... www.styleweeknortheast.com

current

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: Hera Gallery
  • Address: 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02880
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce “current”, a group exhibition featuring Hera Gallery’s members. “current” will be on display from July 26th until August 30th. The public is invited to attend the opening reception held from 6-8 pm on Saturday, August 2nd. This exhibition will explore the current bodies of work from the artist members of Hera Gallery. Hours: Wed -Fri (1-5) Sat (10-4)

17 Annual Rhythm and Roots Music Festival

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: Ninigret Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

New England’s Hottest Festival of Music & Dance on Labor Day Weekend. World-class musicians perform on multiple stages, workshops, tented dance floors, family activities, Cajun Kids Academy, and much more included w/festival entry. Artisans, vendors, ethnic foods, beer, beverages, ice cream for sale. Kids 12 & under free with ticketed adult. Family-friendly music, culture & dance at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI.

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

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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.

Brewery Tours - Westerly RI

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: The Rhode Island Brew Bus
  • Address: 63 Canal Street., Westerly, RI 02891
  • Venue: Rhode Island Brew Bus LLC, The
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday

It’s Friday, which means its time to start the weekend off with a bang on the Brew Bus! Meet us at Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island where we will taste beer and tour this great RI brewery, learning what it takes to make a great beer. Next, we hop on the bus and head over to Connecticut and Cottrell Brewing Co. Cottrell has been brewing for 17 years and has always stayed true to producing the best products using fresh, natural, quality ingredients. Here we will taste beer and tour their gr... https://booking.attractionsuite.com/Attraction/ec/selectTourDate.action?sid=113

Providence River & Harbor Tours

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture Exhibit

This summer, six regionally known sculptors will create original installations in Blithewold's Gardens. Rhode Island sculptor and RISD graduate, Allison Newsome, will curate the three-month outdoor sculpture show.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

  • August 29, 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!

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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

  • August 29, 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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