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Arts & Crafts Shows

Holiday Show at the Hotel Viking - Newport, RI

Nov 28, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015 Hotel Viking, 1 Bellvue Avenue Newport, RI
The very popular holiday show presents 45 artisans at the historic Hotel Viking of Newport. Featuring glass, pottery, wood, jewelers, basketry, honey, ornaments, arrangements, holiday decor and much more. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping and supporting New England artisans.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free

Artists For The Bay Show and Sale - Providence, RI

Dec 4, 2015 - Jan 4, 2016 Save The Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive Providence, RI
Local artists are featured at the Save The Bay Center's Providence Journal Charitable Foundation Gallery including newly-updated art and jewelry. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Save The Bay. Artists' work include a variation of mediums, styles and subject matter.
Get tickets for the Opening Reception on December 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Visit the Bay Center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through January 31, 2015 to view or purchase artwork. Email: events@savebay.org
Time: Opening reception December 4, 6-]8:30 p.m.; artwork on display Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 401-272-3540

Holiday Spectacular Artisan Craft Fair - Newport, RI

Dec 5, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015 Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham Street Newport, RI
This indoor holiday shopping event presents upscale New England artisan goods: home & holiday décor, handmade jewelry, pottery, children’s apparel, and more.
Time: 10 am. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking
Telephone: 401-396-9921

Arts & Artisan Winter Festival 2015 - Tiverton, RI

Dec 12, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015 Tiverton Meeting House, 3850 Main Road Tiverton, RI
The Winter’s Arts & Artisan Fair is a unique, boutique artist showcase set in the beautiful & historic Tiverton Four Cor¬ners Village. Come to browse, meet the artists, and see their offerings. The Little Compton Carriage will be outside the Meeting House offering rides to and from the Mill Pond Shops
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dinner Theater

“Always a Bridesmaid” - Newport, RI

Nov 27, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015 Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 JT Connell Hwy. Newport, RI
In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still determined to honor that vow.
Time: Matinees, Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, buffet at 11:30 a.m. and curtain at 1 p.m. Evenings, Friday-Sunday: buffet at 6:15 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m.
Admission: Dinner, theater and cabaret- $49.95; theater only, $20; cabaret only, $15
Telephone: 401-848-7529


Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - Westerly, RI

Nov 27, 2015 - Nov 27, 2015 Knickerbocker Cafe, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI
Award-winning Blues at the Knick.
Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for dinner; show starts at 8:30pm
Admission: $15 Cover

Hope Road - Westerly, RI

Nov 28, 2015 - Nov 28, 2015 Knickerbocker Cafe, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI
A Bob Marley tribute band
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m. for dinner; show starts at 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 Cover

Straight No Chaser: The New Old Fashioned Tour - Providence, RI

Dec 1, 2015 - Dec 1, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Straight No Chaser comes to town on the heels of the release of its new album "The New Old Fashioned.” The album features an array of songs that explore multiple influential musical eras highlighted by signature and singularly unique medleys. Come hear ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $59.50-$39.50
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Johnny & the East Coast Rockers - Westerly, RI

Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015 Knickerbocker Cafe, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI
Swingin' rhythm and blues
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner; show starts at 8 p.m.
Admission: $10 Cover

Festival of Light: An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu - Providence, RI

Dec 5, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Matisyahu has taken a new look at the music that first made his reputation in Live at Stubb’s III: A 10-Year Journey. Matisyahu will perform new arrangements of his early reggae hits from the original album, along with a selection of later favorites up through Akeda.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55-$35
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Chris Botti - Cranston, RI

Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 11, 2015 Park Theatre, 848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Trumpeter Chris Botti’s new CD, “Impressions,” is the latest in a stellar collection of albums that have established him as the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalist.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $65
Telephone: 401-467-7275

Science & Nature

December Owl Prowl at Norman Bird Sanctuary - Middletown, RI

Dec 10, 2015 - Dec 10, 2015 Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road Middletown, RI
Learn how to identify owl species by sight and call before we head out on the trails. We will listen for wild owls who are setting up their nesting territories. After the night hike there will be hot chocolate and a chance to meet a captive Barred Owl . This often sold-out program, is offered only three times this season. Rain date is December 11, same time. Recommended for guests age 6 and older.
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Admission: $12

Shopping & Sales

Yelp's Merry Marketplace IV - Providence, RI

Dec 2, 2015 - Dec 2, 2015 The Arcade, 65 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Sip, sample and shop your way through The Arcade with complimentary bites and beverages from a few of our favorite local businesses while perusing fantastic local boutiques and giving back to wonderful local charities. It's the ho-ho-happiest evening of the season!
Time: 7 p.m.
Telephone: 401-454-4568


“The Rant” - Pawtucket, RI

Nov 12, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015 Sandra Feinstein - Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
One summer night in Brooklyn, an unarmed black teenage boy is gunned down by the police. Based on playwright Andrew Case's eight years' experience working on police misconduct issues for New York City, The Rant is a gripping, timely drama exploring racial bias and police ethics on the perilous path to justice.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 401-723-4266

“The Heidi Chronicles” - Providence, RI

Dec 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016 The Dowling Theater at Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
Heidi Holland is coming of age during the crest of second-wave feminism. From high school in the idealistic 1960s to her adult years in the materialistic 1980s, she finds herself wanting everything a good liberal baby boomer expects: career, family and an equal partner. Is it truly possible?
Time: Curtain times vary; consult event website
Admission: $35-$71