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Arts & Crafts Shows

Cornucopia Fine Arts and Crafts Show - Portsmouth, RI

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth Portsmouth, RI 02871
Sixty-one artisans will display for sale their works of art including woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, home decor and other fine crafts. Cornucopia is a juried show and artisans are selected based on the quality and uniqueness of their art.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $2; children admitted for free
Telephone: 401-849-4646

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair - Newport, RI

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Rotunda at Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport Newport, RI
Local, professional crafters offer hand crafted, one of a kind items. Items include many categories applicable to all ages. Great holiday shopping.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission; free parking
Telephone: 401-846-5750

Children & Families

Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend and Planetarium Show - Providence, RI

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI 02907 Providence, RI
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

New Water Ways Exhibit at Providence Children’s Museum - Providence, RI

Nov 11, 2014 - Dec 1, 2014 Providence Children's Museum, 100 South Street Providence, RI
Water Ways is an imaginative new water play environment that invites visitors to splash, discover and playfully experience water and investigate its properties in different forms. Kids can send objects swirling through vortexes, sculpt ice, form fountains that direct streams of mist, and more. Exhibit open through April 2015.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; some Fridays until 8 p.m.
Admission: Exhibit is included with $9 museum admission
Telephone: 401-273-5437

Food, Wine, Beer

Newport Food Truck Festival - Newport, RI

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf Newport, RI
At least 20 food trucks will serve delectables like seafood, barbecue, grilled cheese and other imaginative sandwiches, cupcakes, whoopee pies, bacon, and more. Each festival will have children’s activities, live entertainment, places to sample food and drink. Admission tickets will be available online.
Time: 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; children age 12 and younger, free
Telephone: 617-782-7117


Hearth Cooking at Slater Mill - Pawtucket, RI

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 Pawtucket, RI
Learn about the keeping of an 18th-century hearth and its furnishings, food preparation and cooking tools, and see a demonstration by Chef Dan Morgan of Pamfilio's Cooking Institute of his menu for cooking over hot coals. Menu to include roast chicken, roasted root vegetables, potatoes in cream, and autumn fruit tarts. Wine and dinner to be served after demo.
Time: Noon
Admission: $65


Providence Mandolin Orchestra - Warwick, RI

Nov 9, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Aldrich Mansion & Estate, 836 Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick Warwick, RI
Performing an eclectic program including Vivaldi, Claudio Mandonico, Owen Hartford (Boston), Bob Martel (Rhode Island), and Randy Newman! There will be a 150minute intermission with appetizers and pastry served with tea and coffee. Free parking; handicap access. Purchase tickets at
Time: 3-5 p.m.; doors open for general seating at 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $26.87 per ticket
Telephone: 800-838-3006

Bob Dylan and His Band - Providence, RI

Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Folk hero performs in Providence. Tickets on sale September 5.
Time: 8 p.m.

Outdoor Activities

WaterFire - Providence, RI

May 24, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014 Providence, RI
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
Telephone: 401-272-3111

Providence River & Harbor Tours - Providence, RI

Oct 1, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014 575 South Water Street, Providence Providence, RI
Discover the beauty of the Providence skyline from the Providence River and harbor with Captain Tom! Reservations are required. Come see one of America's oldest cities!
Time: Wednesday -Sunday, every hour, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; children under 12, $15
Telephone: 401-440-6920

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“Enron” by Lucy Prebble - Warren, RI

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street, Warren Warren, RI
A thriller about crime and corruption that was inspired by real events; the explosive tale of a brilliant but ruthless CEO and the scandal that toppled one of America's major corporations.
Time: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 401-247-4200

Flickers International Horror Film Festival - Bristol, Providence, Jamestown, RI

Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Various venues in Rhode Island Bristol, Providence, Jamestown, RI
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

“Hedda Gabler” at the Gamm Theatre - Pawtucket, RI

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket Pawtucket, RI
In 1889 Hedda Gabler has returned from an extended honeymoon with her kind but tediously academic husband. Beautiful, self-possessed and also haunted, she is already bored of marriage. She tries to fulfill her aimless desires by manipulating the fates of those around her...with tragic results. Ibsen's “Hedda Gabler” is a fascinating, paradoxical portrait of a woman slipping into despair as her options narrow.
Time: Curtain times vary; consult event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-723-4266

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at PPAC - Providence, RI

Nov 4, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
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
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Science & Nature

Owls of New England - Smithfield, RI

Nov 12, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014 Smithfield, RI
Several species of owls live right here in New England. During this indoor program, we'll take a pictorial look at our native owls, hear their calls, learn about their amazing adaptations, and meet a live owl. This is an indoor program. For ages 7 and older. Please register online. Two dates and locations:
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA on November 12
Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI on December 10
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: $14

Visual Arts

Newport Gallery Night - Newport, RI

Jul 10, 2014 - Dec 11, 2014 Various locations, downtown Newport Newport, RI
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.

Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition - Bristol, RI

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Exquisitely carved songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and other wildlife will be on display at the Audubon Society Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition. Artists from throughout New England will exhibit their incredibly lifelike carvings of birds and other wildlife throughout the facility.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5/per person