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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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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

ODD Exhibit

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery
  • Address: Lorraine Mills 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Strange. Peculiar. Unexpected. Different from what is ordinary or normal. Join us for an evening of art oddities and excitement as The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative presents ODD: An Annual Open Juried Exhibition What happens to those rare works of art that just don't fit an artist's usual style or medium? Where are those strange, experimental pieces that they love and have hanging in their studios but never seem to be able to fit into a regular showing of their works. Join us for a rare evening w... www.artsnowri.com/event/detail/441866222/www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

28th Annual RI Open

  • October 22, 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.

Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online

  • October 22, 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

Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival

  • October 22, 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/

Hope Street Farmers Market

  • October 22, 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/

Summer Walk Series "Benefit Street: Women Who Made a Difference"

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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History

  • October 22, 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.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • October 22, 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 22, 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

Newport and The Bay Tour

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Experience Rhode Island
  • Address: 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Experience Rhode Island

A fantastic excursion which includes a visit to the third oldest lighthouse in America on the ground of one of Rhode Island's most scenic state parts, a narrated driving tour of Newport's famous sights, time for lunch and shopping along Newport's acclaimed Brick Market Place, a narrated tour of one of newport's splendid mansions, and a visit to a local farm whose homemade ice cream Yankee Magazine awarded "best Ice Cream in New England." With plenty of stops for pictures throughout th... www.riexperience.com

Dick Lupino Trio

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Sardella's Restaurant
  • Address: 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Dick Lupino with different musicians each week perform Jazz/American Songbook. Reservations required. Dinner specials offered.

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • October 22, 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

Nacho Average Wednesday Karaoke

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Lola's Tequila Bar & Cantina
  • Address: 525 south water street, Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Karoke with Aj the DJ along with $3 nachos and $4 Margarita Specials!

Stump! Trivia

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: The Whiskey Republic
  • Address: 515 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: The Whiskey Republic
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Join us for Stump! Trivia every Wednesday night with great prizes each and every week!

Bach and Beyond

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Central Congregational Church
  • Address: 296 Angell St., Providence, RI 02906

A concert of spiritual peace and transcendence for the living and the dead: traditionally written as a prayer for the deceased, Forrest's Requiem for the Living gives an invigorating take on liturgical tradition, inspired by the majesty of images of space. With text of a similar theme, the Requiem magically aligns with Bach’s Komm, Jesu, Komm; Lobet den Herrn; Jesu, meine Freude in a performance featuring orchestra and the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus.

OPEN HOUSE at MTTI

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: MTTI Education for Employment
  • Address: 1241 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA 02771

Come meet instructors & staff, and tour classrooms/shops/labs. Explore our 7-month programs: Automotive Service Technician, Building & Property Trades Technician, Computer Service Technician/Network Installer, HVAC/R Technician, Marine Service Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding Office Administration, Motorcycle/Power Equipment Technician & Personal Fitness Trainer. You could be ready to start a new career in the New Year. Life’s much more fun doing some... www.mtti.edu

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

  • October 22, 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

Rochambeau Library Book Sale

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Rochambeau Library
  • Address: 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Tues. 10/21 4 pm – 8 pm Friends night (Members only; you can join at the door) Wed. 10/22 10 am – 5:30 pm Open to the public Thurs. 10/23 1 pm – 8 pm Open to the public Fri. 10/24 1 pm – 5:30 pm Open to the public, Fill a Bag for $5 Sat. 10/25 1 pm – 5:30 pm Open to the public, Fill a Bag for $5

Flickers: RI International Horror Film Festival

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Various Locations around Providence
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Now in its 15th ghoulish year! It's seven days of horror, murder, mayhem and the best independent film work from around the globe. Featuring the macabre and thriller genres with a wry twist. 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... www.film-festival.org

Block Party at Providence Children's Museum

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Providence Children's Museum
  • Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Providence Children's Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Kids mix and match the Museum’s massive collection of colorful building materials! Stack imaginative blocks of all shapes and sizes to create towering structures, construct room-sized block cities and more.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

  • October 22, 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.

Souls and Stones Walking Tour

  • October 22, 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.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
  • Venue: Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence with shows running nightly from October 2nd through November 2nd. This highly anticipated annual event, created by artists and craftsmen of Passion for Pumpkins, features a breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme. Situated on the Zoo's picturesque wetlands trai... rwpzoo.org/178/jack-o-lantern-spectacular

Tour Of Providence By Authentic Venetian Gondola

  • October 22, 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

"Crew Scapes" Exhibit

  • October 22, 2014
  • Location: ArtProv gallery
  • Address: 150 Chestnut Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day

ArtProv gallery’s “Crew Scrapes” exhibit will feature Nick Paciorek’s rowing paintings, timed with the annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, his inspiration for the series. Paciorek has attended the Head of the Charles for several years, returning each time to his studio with a sketchbook of drawings of the three-mile-long celebration of light and color. His finished crew works vividly depict the sport’s orchestrated motion, the rowers’ intensity of em... www.artprovidence.com

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