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Events in Rhode Island in 2014 -- Live entertainment, comedy, tours and parties at the Newport mansions, fabulous beach beach festivals and beach music, wine and beer tastings, food tours, family fun, arts & crafts shows, culture in jazzy Providence, and other great things to do.

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Scituate Art Festival -- Scitate, RI
October 11, 2014 to October 13, 2014
Village Green, Route 116, North Scituate
Guests of all ages can appreciate this gathering of fine artists and craftspeople on the town green. From original modern art to one-of-a-kind antique treasures, this outdoor celebration of fine art features hundreds of vendors and displays. Take in the sights, sounds, and scents of fall in New England. Artists from all over the country will be here in idyllic Scituate for a day of fun.
Time : Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend and Planetarium Show -- Providence, RI
October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI 02907
Could there be life elsewhere in the Universe? In their search for Earth-like worlds, astronomers have discovered some truly strange worlds! Come experience the newest discoveries in the cutting-edge science of exoplanet astronomy in this unique, visually stunning planetarium show.
Time : 2-2:35 p.m.
Admission : Free admission for costumed visitors or $3
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Bob Dylan and His Band -- Providence, RI
November 15, 2014 to November 15, 2014
Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence
Folk hero performs in Providence. Tickets on sale September 5.
Time : 8 p.m.
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WaterFire -- Providence, RI
May 24, 2014 to November 29, 2014
This stunning and totally unique multi-sensory event returns to WaterPlace Park in downtown Providence. Wood-burning fires blaze in 80 braziers above the center of three rivers that intersect in the downtown as eerie instrumental music pervades the air. Also, fire dancers, Arts Festival Plaza on Washington Street, The Phantom Boatman, and living gargoyles and the oracles at the World War I Monument in Memorial Park. Fires always are started exactly at sunset and burn until midnight.

Full WaterFire Lightings from WaterPlace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on:
September 27 at 6:36 p.m.
October 11 at 6:12 p.m.
October 25 at 5:51 p.m.
November 8 at 4:33 p.m.

Partial WaterFire Lightings in the Basin on:
September 4 at 7:14 p.m.
September 19 at 6:48 p.m.
November 29 at 4:17 p.m.
Time : sunset
Admission : Free
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Phone : 401-272-3111


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"Cinderella" at PPAC -- Providence, RI
October 10, 2014 to October 18, 2014
Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence
Follow the magical tale of Cinderella, from fairies and pumpkin carriages to glass slippers and beyond, accompanied by a live orchestra performing the score to classic Rodgers and Hammerstein's songs. This is a modern, funny, and moving performance of a traditional tale.
Time : October 10, 12, 14, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m.; October 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.; October 15 at 7 p.m.
Admission : $53-$80
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Phone : 401-421-2787


Flickers International Horror Film Festival -- Bristol, Providence, Jamestown, RI
October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Various venues in Rhode Island
This week-long celebration of all things scary features local and international horror films, shown at five venues across Rhode Island. These movies are not for young children and may contain graphic content, but if you're a horror movie buff, you'll have a blast at this annual Halloween film festival. Stroll Providence and discover the eerie history of author H.P. Lovecraft on a guided walking tour.
Admission : Ticket prices vary; please see event website
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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at PPAC -- Providence, RI
November 4, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence
This highly successful musical features the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the acting talent of Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, who have both performed on Broadway. The family-friendly musical is a dramatic performance of the Biblical story of Joseph and his many brothers. Songs like "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door" will take you on a vibrant ride through this tale of a technicolor dreamcoat.
Time : 11/4, 7 p.m.; 11/5, 7 p.m.; 11/6, 7:30 p.m.; 11/7, 7:30 p.m.; 11/8, 2 & 8 p.m.; 11/9, 1 & 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $50-$77
Event Website
Phone : 401-421-2787


"Camelot" at PPAC -- Providence, RI
December 9, 2014 to December 14, 2014
Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence
Highlights of this musical performance include the stunning vocal and dance talent of "Camelot"'s cast, as well as a sensational score with popular melodies like "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "Camelot". Discover the exciting swordplay and song of King Arthur's medieval Camelot and the distinguished Knights of the Round Table.
Time : December 9, 10 at 7 p.m.; December 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.; December 13 at 2 and 8 p.m.; December 14 at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $50-$77
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Phone : 401-421-2787


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Newport Gallery Night -- Newport, RI
July 10, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Various locations, downtown Newport
On the second Thursday of each month, free guided walking tours around the fine art galleries of Newport offer a fun way to learn more about what you see during your seaside art adventure. Visit artists' studio-gallery combinations and chat with them for a close up look at fine arts and crafts.
Time : 5-8 p.m.
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