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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 Oct 31, 2014

Halloween Cocktail Party

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Stadium Theatre
  • Address: 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

Have a ghoulishly good time at the Stadium's creeptastic Halloween Cocktail Party featuring live entertainment, costume contests, delicious appetizers and more! Get your ticket today and prepare yourself for a freakishly good time!

Haunted Mansion Halloween Massive

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
  • Address: 79 Washington St, Providence, RI 029*03

Join us once again for our annual Halloween Massive! As always we have some amazing things in store for this event. Prepare for the return of BIG NAZO! Not to mention prizes for best Halloween Costume, Kandi making area, Larger than life Halloween theme Decor by: Tight Crew, Return of the Live Video Mapped Skull DJ Booth, Vendor Village, Over 20 DJ's and live acts from all over the US and UK, 1000's of Smiling Faces and so much more! Mark Oct 31st on your calender and prepare for another Tight C... lupos.com/events/haunted-mansion-halloween-massive/

Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Providence Public Library
  • Address: 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
  • Venue: Providence Public Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Mark your event calendar now to be there for Providence's newest Halloween event at Providence Public Library on Friday, October 31! It promises to be a one-of-a-kind, arts-inspired adventure you won't want to miss. Eternal masqueraders will experience a Halloween odyssey like no other, taking in captivating performances, enjoying signature food and drink, and exploring one of Providence's prime and unique venues. Over the course of the evening, guests will be invited to engage in interactive a... provlib.givezooks.com/events/mysterium-the-eternal-masquerade

Addams Family the Musical

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Academy Players Q2Q Blackbox Theatre
  • Address: 202B King Philip Street Bldg. 2, Providence, RI 02909

Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.

Hamlet

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Pell Chafee Performance Center
  • Address: 87 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by James D. Palmer A young man returns home from school to mourn the loss of his father, the King of Denmark, only to discover his mother has married his uncle, his girlfriend has turned against him, and nothing is as he remembers. Hamlet lives on as one of Shakespeare's most complex works.

Haunted Exploration Center and Aquarium Haunted Exploration Center and Aquarium

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Save The Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium
  • Address: 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840

A special spooky event! It's fun for all ages and only mildly terrifying at the spookily-decorated Aquarium! This month's theme is Pirates of the Bay! Kids get up close and personal with jittery jellies, monstrous mantis shrimp and scary sharks!

Hype Hero

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Brown University - Stuart Theatre
  • Address: 75 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Written by Dominic Taylor MFA '95 Directed by Kym Moore Presented by Sock & Buskin in association with Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

Providence Ghost Tours

  • October 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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

Nailing It: Auditioning Techniques with Tom Gleadow

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
  • Address: 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Preparing to audition for an upcoming production or for a grad school program? Looking to hone your skills and work on a few new monologues? The Gamm Studio can prepare you to audition with skill and confidence. This class will focus on preparing two contrasting monologues as well as offer tips and techniques to successfully prepare for cold readings and incorporating on-the-fly direction. Students will also practice their "presentation-of-self" and all other aspects related to the aud... www.gammtheatre.org/

Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event

Festive fun for the entire family! Come, stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and greenhouse, breathe in that crisp Christmas air or join our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come, enjoy music, cocoa and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s enclosed garden. Carol singing begins at 6:30 p.m. around the bonfire.

Dick Lupino Trio

  • October 31, 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.

Free Keychain when you see DRACULA in IMAX!

  • October 31, 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

Friday Night Jazz

  • October 31, 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

  • October 31, 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.

All Hallow's Eve

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Aldrich Mansion & Estate
  • Address: 836 Warwick Neck Avenue, Warkwick, RI 02889

Before or after Trick or Treating for Halloween, stop by the estate to view more than 100 lit jack-o-lanterns displayed from the historic mansion’s windows, balcony, steps and circular drive. Warning: phantoms and witches lurking about!

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

  • October 31, 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.

Freaky Friday Dance Party

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Bovi's Tavern
  • Address: 287 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

All Star Entertainment Presents The First Ever Freaky Friday Halloween Dance Party. Enjoy A Night Of Fun & Fright. Dress To Distress In Your Best Costume & Have Chance To Win $100.00 CA$H! Bring Your Appetite & Enjoy A FREE Hot & Cold BUFFET All Night Long! . Guest DJ, Joe Freitas Will Be Spinnin' The Best In Dance, Old School, Portuguese, Spanish & Today's Hottest Music Mixes. Did I Forget To Mention FREESTYLE? Well, Since There's Such A Huge Demand For All The Classic Hi... https://www.facebook.com/events/286098458266882/

Free Friday Coffee Tasting!

  • October 31, 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!

Oak Hill Neighborhood 'Halloween Hootennany' Chidren's Parade

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Oak Hill Neighborhood
  • Address: Intersection of Lafayette Street & Hillside Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860

The Second Annual Oak Hill Halloween Hootenanny children's parade will take place in the Oak Hill Neighborhood of Pawtucket on Friday, October 31st, from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. The route begins at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Hillside Avenue. As last year, families will march escorted by a cordon of bicycle police and Pawtucket Fire Department's own Station No. 1. Local vendors have donated light refreshment for parade-goers at the route's terminus, the Reback-Winston Post Memorial Square,... on.fb.me/1EZ3tmQ

Redrum: Oath

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: PIG @ the Southside Cultural Center
  • Address: 393 Broad St., Providence, RI 02907
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday

Take the Oath. Join Us, Sister. This year's Halloween show explores the secrets and inner workings of a cult. Come explore with us, in this audience driven, improvised spooking. This show takes place in the basement of the Southside Cultural Center- the audience chooses what action they'd like to follow by traveling through the space through the course of the show.

Souls and Stones Walking Tour

  • October 31, 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.

Special Screening of “Halloween”!

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: United States
  • Address: One Providence Place, Providence, MA 02903
  • Venue: Providence Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

“Halloween” is one of the of the greatest horror films of all time. Michael Myers has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to the quiet, leaf strewn streets of Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time? ... www.showcasecinemas.com/movie/halloween-1978

Special Screening of “Halloween”!

  • October 31, 2014
  • Location: Showcase Cinemas Warwick
  • Address: 1200 Quaker Ln, Warwick, RI 02886
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

“Halloween” is one of the of the greatest horror films of all time. Michael Myers has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to the quiet, leaf strewn streets of Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time? ... www.showcasecinemas.com/movie/halloween-1978

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