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All Ages

Rhode Island National Guard Air Show - North Kingstown, RI

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Quonset State Airport, 210 Airport Street North Kingstown, RI
The air show offers the finest aerial and static displays along with activities for people of all ages. The show will feature the USN Blue Angels. There will be shuttle service to a from the offsite parking lots all day. In the event of rain some flying demonstrations may be delayed or postponed, but the show will proceed as scheduled with some modifications. Lawn chairs, camp chairs, and blankets are allowed. 401- 295-5020
Time: Gates open at 9 a.m. and flying starts at 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Admission and parking are free. A voluntary donation will support Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Antiques

Newport Antiques Show 2015 - Middletown, RI

Jul 24, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road Middletown, RI
Established in 2007, The Newport Antiques Show is one of the nation’s premier antiques venues presenting a wide selection of important Americana antiques. Major dealers present paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative arts. The show’s preview party will take place July 23. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door. Visit
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person for one day admission; $20 for three day admission

Arts & Crafts Shows

Ready for Summer Art & Craft Fair - Woonsocket, RI

Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015 Hall of Calvary Worship Center, 120 Prospect Street Woonsocket, RI
Buy and shop with local artists, crafter & vendors for unique items and your favorites. Door prizes, plant sale, bake sale, hot food, entertainment, kids' crafts, face painting.
Time: 10am-3pm
Admission: Free Admission
Telephone: 401-241-1301

Tiverton Four Corners Arts & Artisan Festival - Tiverton, RI

Jul 18, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 The Mill Pond, 3848 Main Road Tiverton, RI
Seventy-one artists & artisans present home goods, watercolors, dog accessories and snacks, bird houses, jewelry, pottery, handbags, assemblage and many specialty foods. A local brewery beer garden will be set up near the music tent for refreshing beer samplings throughout the day. Rain date is July 20.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Tiverton, RI

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Tiverton Four Corners Art Center, 3852 Main Road Tiverton, RI
A festival of indigenous art, music and cultures from around the world. Shop for unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs and much more. Enjoy music performances by a variety of world artists, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, Wampanoag cuisine. Free admission. Email: dave@culturalsurvival.org
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 617-441-5400

Children & Families

Ice Cream and Lightning Bugs - Exeter, RI

Jun 26, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015 Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road Exeter, RI
Summer is here and the days are longer. Just as it starts to get dark, the lightning bugs appear. We start the evening by making ice cream sundaes and talking about what makes lightning bugs so special. Then we will head out for a hike and look for their flickering lights. If we are lucky, we may also spot a resident beaver along the way. This program is fun for the whole family! Bring a flashlight. For ages 5 and older,
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; children, $7

Comedy

Legends of Boston Comedy - Providence, RI

Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015 The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
Get ready for some side-splitting humor when you see the hysterical Legends of Boston: Lenny Clarke, Don Gavin, and Tony V. Some of the best Boston accents you’ve ever heard. Hosted by the RI comedian Rhode Island funnyman Ray Harrington.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39- $22
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Dinner Theater

“Cheaters” - Newport, RI

May 7, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015 Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 JT Connell Hwy. Newport, RI
Allen and Michelle have been living together for 18 months. Michelle thinks they should marry; Allen isn't sure. She seeks her parents’ advice and -- oops! -- both sets of parents know each other very well. The pieces fall uproariously into place when the parents meet the young lovers. It's suddenly everyone for himself in this wild, rollicking look at love and romance.
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

Galleries

Gallery Night Newport - Newport, RI

Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 11, 2015 Visitors Bureau, 23 America's Cup Avenue, and Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Many galleries are open to browsers. A brochure and map are available and useful as a guide during the evening gallery exploration and for daytime visiting. During Gallery Nights, free parking is available during Newport Gallery Night in the downtown area at the Visitors Bureau, 23 America's Cup Avenue, and at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Gallery Night is held the second Thursday of each month.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Gardens

Newport Flower Show 2015 - Newport, RI

Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015 Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Rosecliff was the birthplace of the American Beauty Rose, which will be the centerpiece of this year’s flower show. Show highlights: floral designs, horticulture exhibits, garden displays, unique shopping opportunities, Champagne & jazz brunch, authors' afternoon tea, lectures and demonstrations, and children's activities,
Time: Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Advance purchase, $20; Friday, $25; Saturday and Sunday, $23; youth age 6-17, $6

Newport Secret Garden Tours - Newport, RI

Jun 26, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015 Newport Visitors Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI
This is a self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Tickets may be purchased at the Newport Visitors' Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue or at the main ticket office under the tent in Storer Park at 32 Washington Street. Tickets will be held for you at the tent in Storer Park, 32 Washington Street, Newport, and can be picked up during tour hours. Tour details will be posted on the tour website.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Admission: Tickets may be purchased for $25 on the day of the tour or $20 in advance.
Telephone: 401-439-7253

Rough Point Landscape History and Garden Tour - Newport, RI

Jun 30, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015 Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Experience the creation of Frederick Law Olmsted who initially designed the grounds. The tour covers 250 years of this beautiful property’s history from farmland to premier vacation spot. Weather dependent, registration available online.
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Admission: $10
Telephone: 401-846-4152

Historic

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House - Newport, RI

Jun 11, 2015 - Jun 11, 2015 Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street Newport, RI
Enjoy Newport’s only Federal period mansion open to the public. Whitehorne House displays the most significant collection of Newport furniture in Rhode Island. Explore the design and craftsmanship of the colonial era inside the house before visiting the garden for refreshments.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-846-4152

Home & Studio Tours

Festival of Historic Houses 2015 - Providence, RI

Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015 consult event website Providence, RI
The Festival showcases life today living in historic homes. The featured neighborhood this year is Fox Point, home to many of the oldest houses in the city. Step inside properties in Fox Point and Benefit Street and learn about their origins as you see how they have been adapted to modern living. The Festival will feature over a dozen homes and gardens as well as guided tours of the neighborhood.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45
Telephone: 401-831-7440

Memorial Day weekend

“Marie Antoinette” - Pawtucket, RI

Apr 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
It is 1776, and Marie's subjects used to love her-extravagant haute couture and three-foot-tall wigs. But times are changing. Playwright David Adjmi's satirical new comedy is a fantastical slice in the life of the infamous monarch-a woman both captive and casualty of her unchecked appetites. Laugh-out-loud funny and hauntingly timely.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 401-723-4266

Museums

Industry & Sentiment: The Gifts of Abraham Megerdichian - Woonsocket, RI

May 9, 2015 - Jun 16, 2015 The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main Street Woonsocket, RI
This family collection of intricate metal miniatures, quietly handcrafted over 30 years by machinist Abraham Megerdichian, will be on display. The son of Armenian immigrants, Megerdichian worked most of his life as a machinist, using his lunch breaks to craft household items out of copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless steel. A reception and talk by Abraham’s son, Robert Megerdichian, will take place on May 27.
Time: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors

Music

The Block Island Music Festival 2015 - Block Island, RI

Jun 9, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015 Captain Nick's Rock N' Roll Bar, 34 Ocean Avenue Block Island, RI
This grassroots festival is a six-day long musical gumbo featured talented and undiscovered musicians of the Northeast. The fest if for guests age 21 and older children will be admitted between 5 and 9 p.m. only under strict parental supervision. The music fest barbecue pit will provide free starting at 5 p.m. until supplies run out for the day. Schedule of performers.
Time: 5 p.m.-midnight
Admission: Admission is free.

American Idol Live! - Providence, RI

Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 3, 2015 The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
American Idol Live! will give fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Top Five Idols from Season 14. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Adam Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips and many more. A digital download of the album American Idol Season XIV (Best Moments) is included with every ticket ordered for this show.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $63-$43; VIP, Meet & Greet, Gold Hot Seat Packages Available!

Outdoor Activities

Woodland Wildflowers Walk - Coventry, RI

Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 15, 2015 Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge, Maple Valley Road Coventry, RI
In addition to wonderful bird life, Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge has great forest plant diversity including many ferns and wildflowers. Please join us for a rugged and scenic hike in the hilly terrain. We'll identify species along the way. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the season. For ages 10 and older.
Time: 9:30 a.m.- noon
Admission: $14

Newport Kite Festival - Newport, RI

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015 Brenton Point State Park, Ocean Drive Newport, RI
The spray of colors across the sky along Ocean Drive in July at the annual kite festival is a sight to behold. There is nothing more or less to this jubilee other than the pure joy of flying a kite. Admission is free. Email: info@newportkitefestival.com
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-244-5264

Parades & Fireworks

Gaspee Days Parade 2015 - Cranston and Pawtuxet Village, RI

Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015 Narragansett Parkway, Warwick into Broad Street Cranston and Pawtuxet Village, RI
Gaspee Days events are all designed to commemorate the burning of the hated British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, by Rhode Island patriots in 1772. The parade is packed with fife-and-drum corps from all over New England along with high school bands and many floats.
Time: Starting at 10 a.m.

Science & Nature

Bird Banding - Bristol, RI

Jun 21, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Join Audubon and witness bird banding, where experts capture, band, measure and release songbirds in order to record their movements. Birds will be gently removed from tall “mist nets” set in the shrubby habitats on the grounds of the Environmental Education Center. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds will be demonstrated before they are released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars. Programs are limited to 15 participants, so please register early.
Time: 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $6

Shopping & Sales

Field of Artisans Summer Pop-Up Market - South Kingstown, RI

Jun 13, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 South Kingstown, RI
Every weekend, 20 carefully selected vendors, including emerging artists, photographers, designers, builders, yogis and musicians, will come together, offering unique, handmade pieces. In case of rain, markets will be at The Well, 365 Main Street, Wakefield.
JUNE
June 13- 14 at Marina Park, Salt Pond Road, South Kingstown
June 20 -21 at Saugatucket Park, High Street, South Kingstown (next to Wakefield Elementary School)
June 27-28 at Matunuck Town Beach, Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown
JULY
July 4-5- Old Mountain Field (TBD, hours may vary)
July 11-12 at The Village Green, Kingstown Road, South Kingstown
July 18-19 at Old Mountain Field, Kingstown Road, South Kingstown
July 25-26 at Marina Park, Salt Pond Road, South Kingstown
AUGUST
August 1-2 - Matunuck Town Beach, Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown
August 8-9 at at Saugatucket Park, High Street, South Kingstown (next to Wakefield Elementary School)
August 15-16 at The Village Green, Kingstown Road, South Kingstown
August 22-23 at TBD
August 29-30 at TBD

Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Tiverton, RI

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Tiverton Four Corners Art Center, 3852 Main Road Tiverton, RI
A festival of indigenous art, music, & cultures from around the world that features guest artists, handmade products, unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy music performances, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, and ethnic cuisine.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shows & Exhibits

British Motorcar Festival - Bristol, RI

Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015 Colt State Park, Asylum Road Bristol, RI
A three-day All British Motorcar Show presents 301 vintage British motorcars. The weekend features the only invitational All British Concours d'Elegance in the USA (judged competition); The British Classic Motorcar Show (Peoples Choice); a British Race Car Paddock; and a British Car Corral. Email: mgaetano@britishmotorcarfestival.com
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 508-395-6663

A Slice of History Car Show - Warwick, RI

Jul 25, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Goddard State Park, 345 Ives Road Warwick, RI
One thousand historical vehicles show up, include Craft, Old Car & 1950s Memorabilia. Visitors can shoot the breeze with the owners of some of the rarest cars and trucks in New England. Stroll Goddard Park and eat lunch with food and dessert vendors. 
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5; children under age 12, free
Telephone: 401-647-2731

Theater

“Melancholy Play: a chamber musical” - Providence, RI

May 28, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015 Dowling Theater,Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI
Meet Tilly. She’s a bank teller, and she’s depressed. But she’s so beautifully, alluringly depressed that everyone she meets falls in love with her, including her therapist and her tailor. But what happens when she stops being so sad? Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl teams up with prolific composer Todd Almond for this world premiere musical directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 401-351-4242

“Kinky Boots” - Providence, RI

Jun 9, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
With songs by Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, “Kinky Boots” takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Time: June 9-10, 7 p.m.; June 11-12, 7:30 p.m.; June 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; June 14, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $83, $71, $66, $56