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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

South County Art Holiday Sale - Kingston, RI

Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 2587 Kingstown Road (Route 138) Kingston, RI
Over 70 talented artists' works will be featured at this popular holiday sale - such as pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, and other assorted works of art.
Time: Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 401-783-2195

Children & Families

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


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.

Miller-Porfiris Duo in Concert - Warwick, RI

Nov 16, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014 Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road Warwick, RI
The evening begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the concert and ending with dessert and coffee in the parlor. Praised by the press for their “haunting and picturesque” musical interpretations, the Miller-Porfiris Duo has been delighting audiences since 2005.
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: $75 per person
Telephone: 401-884-9490

Ulster Landing in Concert - Warwick, RI

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 Aldrich Mansion & Estate, 836 Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick Warwick, RI
Celtic music from Irish pipes, harp and fiddle, performed in a café setting with free dessert, coffee or tea. Cash bar with cider, soft drinks. $30 plus tax and gratuity. Free parking and handicap access.
Time: 8-10 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $32
Telephone: 401-739-6850

Harpsichordist Jacob Stott - Warwick, RI

Nov 30, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 Aldrich Mansion & Estate, 836 Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick Warwick, RI
A charming, informal afternoon of complimentary tea, coffee, cider, finger sandwiches and sweets, accompanied by the brilliant classical tones of a Baroque harpsichord.
Time: 3-5 p.m.; doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 plus tax and gratuity
Telephone: 401-739-6850

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

Urban Assault Bicycle Race - Pawtucket, RI

Nov 9, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 400 Pine Street Pawtucket, RI 02886
This unique cycling event is an obstacle course run, featuring manageable drops and jumps. And, for those who don’t want to try the course, there is a “go around” course. In addition, there will be industry vendors, food trucks, music and beer from the Bucket Brewery, plus a great festival atmosphere! Bicyclists from all over New England are invited to this exciting race.
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: Fee to race is $24.99; spectators, free

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

“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

Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition - Bristol, RI

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114) Bristol, RI
Award-winning wildlife artisans from throughout the Northeast are returning to Audubon this autumn. Unique hand-carved bird and wildlife pieces will be on display and for sale. Meet the artists, shop the carvings, observe demonstrations and enjoy the natural beauty of the Audubon Environmental Education Center in fall.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General Admission: $5
Telephone: 401-949-5454

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

Shows & Exhibits

Fine Furnishings Show - Pawtucket, RI

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Pawtucket Armory Arts Exchange, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI 02886
Pawtucket Armory Arts Exchange, 172 Exchange Street Guest of the show will see furniture, home décor, and accessories ranging from traditional to contemporary in many designs and materials. Artisans meet with designers, decorators, and the general public to make sales and initiate commissions. You can sign up at the show website to receive an e-blast that will offer half price admission for up to four adults.
Time: Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: 10 per adult

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