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Children & Families

“My Sky” Exhibit at Providence Children’s Museum - Providence, RI

Jun 8, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015 Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South Street Providence, RI
Providence Children’s Museum’s latest exhibit offers families a look at the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets through high-tech telescopes. Young star-gazers can see close-up satellite images of the sun, meet scientists, and invent new constellations.
Time: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and some Fridays until 8 p.m.
Admission: $9 per person, babies under 12 months admitted free.
Telephone: 401-273-5437

Fairy Festival at Blithewold - Bristol, RI

Aug 2, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Join us for this play-day for all ages. Fairy costumes encouraged. See our website for a full schedule of events, activities, and vendors for the whole family! Email: amillora@blithewold.org
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-253-2707

Children’s Festival – The Airborne Comedians - Wakefield, RI

Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015 Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road Wakefield, RI
The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages. Dan Foley and Joel Harris throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars and baseball bats in their hilarious juggling routines while balanced atop 6 and 7-foot high unicycles! A sure bet to make you laugh.
Time: 10 a.m. and noon
Admission: $12 a ticket
Telephone: 401-782-8587

Stomp Rockets at Providence Children's Museum - Providence, RI

Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 100 South Street Providence, RI
Kids use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky in the Museum’s Children's Garden. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Admission: $9 per person
Telephone: 401-273-5437

Children’s Festival – Keith Michael Johnson's Bubbleology - Wakefield, RI

Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015 Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road Wakefield, RI
As seen on The Discovery Channel. The science behind the magic of bubbles unfolds like a mystery, making this show both educational and unforgettable. You’ve never seen bubbles like this before!
Time: 10 a.m. and noon
Admission: $12 a ticket
Telephone: 401-782-8587

Windmill Wednesday - Middletown, RI

Aug 26, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road Middletown, RI
Enjoy a family-friendly evening with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill. Guests can learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island and explore how the windmill works. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while listening to live music from Rory and Ric.
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free, donations welcome.
Telephone: 401-846-4152

Comedy

Barrel of Laughs Comedy Series at Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI

Jul 11, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI
This is the perfect pairing of laughter and wine. Join Newport Vineyards for its Barrel of Laughs Comedy Series featuring comedians that have taken the stage from Comedy Central to the United Kingdom to Radio City Music Hall. See Joe Yannetty on July 11 and Ray Harrington on August 15. Wine by the glass and beer available for purchase. Show your ticket at Brix restaurants after the show for half-price appetizer.
Time: Live music and bar opens at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:15 p.m.
Admission: $30 per person

The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity All Star Comedy Explosion - Providence, RI

Aug 9, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Cedric "The Entertainer", Chris Tucker, Sinbad and hosted by George Lopez. The kick off to the 4th Annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic will sure to be the most explosive night of fun and laughter that Rhode Island has ever seen.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure - Providence, RI

Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015 The Vets, 1 Avenue Of The Arts Providence, RI
Already one of the most acclaimed comics of his generation, Eddie Izzard is developing an equally stellar reputation as a film, television and stage actor. His bizarre, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39.50 - $69.50
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Film

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival - Providence, RI

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center; The Vets; Paff Theatre at URI;The Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport; The Bell Street Chapel Theatre; Metcalf Auditorium at RISD Museum; Feinstein Campus Providence Providence, RI
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is held in Providence, Bristol. Newport, Jamestown, Woonsocket, Westerly and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island. RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, music, style, architecture, history, walking tours, filmmaker Q&A’s and award ceremonies into a week-long extravaganza. RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards. RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 260 films.
Time: Varies
Admission: $10 general admission for most events
Telephone: 401-861-4445

Providence Location Walking Tour - Providence, RI

Aug 5, 2015 - Aug 5, 2015 The Providence Biltmore Ballroom, 11 Dorrance Street Providence, RI
Discover why Providence is truly a Hollywood back lot, learn about its history, and find out about some of our state's most notable and colorful characters. The goal for the tour is to provide filmmakers with an insider’s view of the downtown and river walk area with an eye toward what would be unanticipated places for film making. This event is part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 401-861-4445

Galleries

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House - Newport, RI

Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 13, 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 to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-846-4152

Historic

Weekend of Coaching in Newport - Newport, RI

Aug 20, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015 Various locations and at The elms on Saturday morning Newport, RI
Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport in the triennial Weekend of Coaching. The public can enjoy free viewing of the colorful and historic coaches every day as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport Mansions, celebrating and preserving a century-old sporting tradition. There will be a freedriving exhibition on the grounds of The Elms starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, August 22. The weekend will culminate with a formal Coaching Dinner Dance at The Breakers on Saturday evening.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-847-1000

Hobbies

Sunset Photography Cruise on Block Island - Block Island (New Shoreham), RI

Jul 22, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 Block Island Maritime Institute, 216 Ocean Avenue Block Island (New Shoreham), RI
Block Island at sunset is a worthy subject for a photo, but what’s the best place – and way – to take one? The Block Island Maritime Institute has answers to both questions in its Wednesday night Sunset Photography Cruises. A photographer from Spring Street Art Gallery joins you on board the 18-passenger launch, offering tips for sunset shooting. All you need is an hour and a camera. Reservations are required. tours are held every Wednesday.
Time: 7 p.m. departure
Admission: $10 for anyone age 5 and older
Telephone: 401-284-8338

Museums

Rhode Island Masters Exhibition at the Gilbert Stuart Museum - Saunderstown, RI

Jun 6, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015 Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gilbert Stuart Road Saunderstown, RI
Four original Gilbert Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan. The artwork will be the anchor of the exhibition "Rhode Island Masters" beginning June 6. Included in the show are works by portraitist Gilbert Stuart and his daughter Jane Stuart. Also, Edmund Darch Lewis, Edward Mitchell Bannister, William Trost Richards, and others.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 15-August 31
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 6-12, $6
Telephone: 401-294-3001

Music

Summer Concert Series at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard - Little Compton, RI

Jun 4, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015 Sakonnet Vineyard, 162 West Main Road Little Compton, RI
This popular series returns June 4, 2015, and runs every Thursday through September 3. We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets and visit Carolyn’s Café for a bite to eat and the perfect glass of wine. Email: rachel@sakonnetwine.com
Time: 6- 9 p.m.
Admission: Parking is $10 per car and allows you to receive $10 off a bottle of estate wine.
Telephone: 401-378-5602

Concerts Under the Elms 2015 - Providence, RI

Jul 2, 2015 - Aug 13, 2015 John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street Providence, RI
All concerts take place on the lawn of the John Brown House. Bring law chairs, blankets, picnic dinners to this historic property in a beautiful neighborhood overlooking Providence.
July 2 – The American Band –Patriotic pops music
July 9 – The Becky Chace Band –Eclectic Americana, folk-rock and blues
July 16 – The Duke Robillard Band –RI’s blues titan
July 23 – The Vintage Rhythm and Blues Ensemble featuring Dave Howard
July 30 – The Driftwoods – Beach Boys Tribute band
August 6 – Magnolia - Cajun dance music
August 13 – Rain Date
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person

Tunes on the Dunes 2015 - Westerly, RI

Jul 6, 2015 - Aug 19, 2015 Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Avenue Westerly, RI
Tunes on the Dunes at Westerly Town Beach consists of two weekly music series: Monday Night Jamz and Blues on the Beach. Concerts are rain or shine. Rain location is the adjacent Windjammer Lounge. Seating capacity is limited so first come, first served on rain nights.

2015 Monday Night Jamz
July 6 -- John Ford Coley
July 13 -- Atlantic Avenue Band
July 20th -- John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
July 27 -- McDonald's Farm aka the Scottish Beatles
August 3 -- Weekend Willburys
August 10 -- Hope Road
August 17 -- Steve Daggett and Katie Perkins

2015 Blues on the Beach
July 8 -- Johnny & the EC Rockers
July 15 -- Duke Robillard
July 22 -- Commander Cody
July 29 -- Al Copley
August 5 -- The Sidewinders
August 12 -- Greg Piccolo
August 19 -- Bobby Christina and the Soupy Boys
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Free. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. and is limited. Paid parking is available close by.

Jazz Jam Session at Aurora - Providence, RI

Jul 8, 2015 - Sep 30, 2015 Aurora Providence, 276 Westminster Street Providence, RI
For fans and musicians of all ages, Aurora Jazz Jam occurs on the second Wednesday of every month with a rotating house band and Ben Shaw as emcee.
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Admission: $5 donation for house band

Burnside Park Music Series + Beer Garden - Providence, RI

Jul 9, 2015 - Sep 10, 2015 Burnside Park. 2 Kennedy Plaza at Washington, Dorrance, and Exchange streets Providence, RI
Come to downtown Providence's Burnside Park every Thursday this summer for beverages by Trinity Brewhouse, food by Rhode Island's greatest food trucks, casual jams by celebrity DJs, and, of course, the finest tunes Rhode Island has to offer, courtesy of a kaleidoscopic array of astounding musicians.
Time: Thursdays 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Summer Live Music at Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI

Jul 11, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI
Enjoy live music Saturday and most Sunday afternoons through the summer season. Schedule:
July 11 – Kane Brothers, 1-4 p.m.
July 12 – Kevin Greene, 2-5 p.m.
July 18 – Joanne Lurgio, 1-4 p.m.
July 25 – Ed Pepe Trio, 1-4 p.m.
July 26 – Joanne Lurgio, 2-5 p.m.
August 1 – CJ Martin, 1-4 p.m.
August 2 – Kevin Greene, 2-5 p.m.
August 8 – Ed Pepe Trio, 1-4 p.m.
August 9 – Tom Burgess, 2-5 p.m.
August 15 – Tom Burgess, 2-5 p.m.
August 16 – Kane Brothers, 2-5 p.m.
August 22 – CJ Martin, 1-4 p.m.
August 23 – Tom Burgess, 2-5 p.m.
August 29 – Pat Cottrell, 1-4 p.m.
August 30 – Joanne Lurgio, 2-5 p.m.
Time: See description above

Blithewold's Summer Concert Series: Music At Sunset - Bristol, RI

Jul 15, 2015 - Aug 26, 2015 Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances over the summer. This line-up this year includes jazz, swing, boogie-woogie & blues, folk and Cajun. Email: tcallanan@blithewold.org
July 15 – The Copacetics
July 22 -- Julio Amaro and Company
July 29 -- Pagliacci with Opera Providence
August 5 -- Honky Tonk Knights
August 12 -- Magnolia Cajun Band
August 19 -- Panoramic View
August 26 -- Superchief Trio
Time: Grounds open at 5 p.m.; music, 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 401-253-2707

St. Andrew’s Wednesday Summer Concert Series 2015 - Block Island / New Sshoreham, RI

Jul 22, 2015 - Sep 2, 2015 St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Chapel Street Block Island / New Sshoreham, RI
If you love music and could use a bit of culture during your summer getaway, join us at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church for its Wednesday Summer Concert Series.
July 22 – Classical pianist Martin Soderberg
August 5 -- Soprano Megan Bisceglia
August 19 -- Singer/songwriter Kevin Briody September 2 -- Violinist Ronée Boyce with cellist Jonathan Tortolano
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 401-865-2188

Newport Jazz Festival 2015 - Newport, RI

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI
Lineup:
July 31
Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride Trio, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet, Steve Lehman Octet, Kneebody, Gerald Clayton Quintet, Bria Skonberg & The Jazz Compatriots, Herlin Riley Quintet, Lucky Peterson, Matana Roberts' Coin Coin, Johnathan Blake Quartet, Peter Evans Quintet, The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, University of Rhode Island Newport Big Band

August 1
Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio, José James, Pat Martino Organ Trio, Conrad Herwig's Latin Side of Horace Silver, Jack DeJohnette's Made in Chicago, Hiromi: The Trio Project, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Wycliffe Gordon & Friends, Tom Harrell Quintet, RI Music Educators All-State Jazz Ensemble, Christian Sands Quartet, Helen Sung Quartet.

August 2
Jamie Cullum, Arturo Sandoval, Dr. John and The Nite Trippers, Michel Camilo, Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz , Bill Frisell Trio , Billy Childs’s Jazz-Chamber Ensemble, Frank Kimbrough, Jon Faddis, James Carter Sextet , Fred Hersch Trio, Lou Donaldson Quartet, Scott Robinson’s Doctette, Jason Lindner Now vs. Now, Massachusetts Music Educators All-State Jazz Band, Giorgi Mikadze Trio, Aaron Diehl Trio.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-848-5055

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!

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - Providence, RI

Sep 15, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
National tour opens at Providence Performing Arts Center! Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $98, $88, $83, $78, $73, $68, $58

Parties, Dances, Balls

Hellenic Fest 2015 - Newport, RI

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 390 Thames Street (corner of Thames and Brewer) Newport, RI
Come enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, Live Music and dancing, ouzo, Greek beer and wines and shop at the marketplace!
Time: Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, noon-1 a.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Admission: Free admission.
Telephone: 401-846-0555

Rhode Island Internation Film Festival 2015 Closing Night Block Party - Providence, RI

Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015 The Dark Lady, 16 Snow Street Providence, RI
The 19th Annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival closes with a bang at the Block Party Bash sponsored by the Dark Lady. With over a thousand attendees last year, this closing party acts as the climactic conclusion to the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and is one of the coolest events of the summer. The event is open to the public, and provides a rare opportunity to mingle with attending filmmakers from across the globe.
Time: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Admission: TBA
Telephone: 401-861-4445

Newport Storm Luau 2015 - Newport, RI

Aug 15, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015 Fort Adams State Park, Harrison Avenue Newport, RI
Get your hula on with live music, performers and more! Local food vendors will fill you up so you can dance and play the night away at the Game Pavilion and also enjoy Newport Storm Beer and Thomas Tew rum, Newport Stormies and Mai Tais to help you cool off in the evening Newport sun. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Fort Adams Trust. Drink tokens, food and awesome merchandise from our vendors will also be cash only. For guests age 21 and older only.
Time: 3:30-9 p.m.
Admission: $10 in advance and $20 at the door

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

NewportFILM Outdoors - Newport and Middletown, RI

Jul 2, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015 Newport and Middletown, RI
Most Thursdays in summer, films are shown in outdoors locations, including several of the Newport mansions. Visitors are welcome to pack a dinner picnic and come enjoy excellent documentaries.
“Sunshine Superman” on July 0 at 8:45 p.m. in Queen Anne Square on Thames Street between Church & Mill Streets, Newport
“Meru” on July 9 at 8:45 p.m. at St. George's School Lawn, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown
“Iris” on July 16 at 8:30 p.m. at Marble House, 596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
“The Diplomat” on July 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Redwood Library and Athenæum, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” on July 30 at 8:30 p.m. at Doris Duke's Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
“Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” on August 6 at 8:15 p.m. at Newport Art Museum Lawn, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
“Best of Enemies” on August 13 at 8:15 p.m. at The Elms Gardens, 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
“Racing Extinction” on August 20 at 8 p.m. at Belle Mer, 2 Goat Island, Newport
Time: Films roll at sunset.

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion America The Beautiful Tour - Providence, RI

Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
Delivering an evening of jump jazz, sweet harmony, poetry declamation, Guy Noir, words from the Rhubarb and Catchup and Fearmonger sponsors, stories , a mass audience chorale, and other classics from 41 years of radio.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35-$75
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Science & Nature

Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom - Providence, RI

May 23, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive experience inside the Zoo’s beautifully landscaped greenhouse filled with hundreds of free-flying native North American butterflies. A delight for butterfly and gardening enthusiasts alike, this enchanting experience invites visitors to discover a deeper appreciation for some of our earth’s most imperiled species – butterflies. Email: info@rwpzoo.org
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $3 per person

Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom - Providence, RI

May 23, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Why: Have you ever felt real, live butterfly kisses? Now’s your last chance: The zoo’s exhibit, which features hundreds of free-flying monarchs and other butterfly species, will close for good at the end of the summer season.
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with last tickets sold at 4:15 p.m.
Admission: $3 per person above age 2
Telephone: 401-941-4998

Audubon's Raptor Weekend 2015 - Bristol, RI

Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015 Audubon Environmental Education CenterAddress:1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Join Audubon for a two-day festival celebrating the amazing raptors. Eagles, owls, falcons and hawks will be featured in live flight demonstrations, educational programs, and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages. Audubon presents a unique opportunity for visitors to get up-close with many species and learn about birds of prey in this fun, family-friendly weekend event.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Adults, $15; children $10
Telephone: 401-949-5454

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.
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.

Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair - Block Island, RI

Jul 5, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015 Block Island Historical Society Lawn, Dodge and Old Town Road Block Island, RI
There’s something about an island that attracts artists and craftspeople. To take home an artistic reminder of Block Island, come browse and buy at the guild fair, held four times this summer. Choose among paintings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, fabric arts, candles, and more. Dates: July 5 and 26; August 9 and 23.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Telephone: 401-466-2982

Sports

Woony River Ride Bike-A-Thon! - Providence, RI

Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015 Waterplace Park, 1 Finance Way Providence, RI
Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River from Providence to the Scituate Reservoir and come full circle after you connect through our sister path, the Blackstone Valley Bike Path. T It’s a fully supported ride, and it ends with an after party at WaterPlace Park in Providence with live music, food, and prizes. Ride five to sixty-two miles.
Time: Staggered departure times start at 8 a.m.
Admission: Online, $60; walk-in, $80 Walk-up; youth age 15 and younger, free with adult
Telephone: 401-861-9046

Theater

"Venus in Fur" by David Ives - Warren, RI

Jun 5, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
A beleaguered director, desperate to cast his stage adaptation of a classic sadomasochistic tale,”Venus in Fur”, reluctantly auditions an equally desperate actress. As the casting session simmers, lines blur between play and reality when the two enter a dangerous game of submission and domination that only one can win. 
Time: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 or 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25
Telephone: 401-247-4200

"Die, Mommie, Die" by Charles Busch - Warren, RI

Jul 17, 2015 - Aug 28, 2015 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street Warren, RI
What a drag!!!  Trapped in a loveless marriage, faded song stylist Angela Arden attempts to set herself free by murdering her husband. When her ill-tempered children become suspicious, Angela's hopes for a new life fall riotously apart. This psychedelic satire of '60s celluloid classics will give "summer camp" a whole new meaning. Featuring female impersonator Payton St. James. Previews: July 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.; performances: July 19, 30 & 31 at 7:30;  August 1, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m.; August 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Previews, $10; general admission, $25; age 21 and younger, $20
Telephone: 401-247-4200

“The Little Mermaid” - Wakefield, RI

Jul 22, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015 Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road Wakefield, RI
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is a splashy musical extravaganza. Children must be at least four years old to attend. Find show times and tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-782-8587

“Young Frankenstein” - Wakefield, RI

Aug 19, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015 Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road Wakefield, RI
A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend, based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy masterpiece film, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-782-8587