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Children & Families

February School Vacation Week Animal Games at Audubon - Bristol, RI

Feb 16, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Looking for some fun during February school vacation week? Visit Audubon and learn all about animals, try exciting science experiments, be a navigator, and more. Nature programs are held each day at 11 a.m. and are recommended for ages 6 and up. Free with admission; no registration is required. Email: programs@asri.org
February 16: Animal Games. Try a wild round of animal games! Learn about the food web, predators and prey, animal adaptations, and more.
February 17: Frozen Science. What freezes inside pond ice? Why do we put salt on icy roads? How does frost form? Kids use science experiments to answer these questions.
February 18: Owl Pellet Dissection. Learn all about how owls hunt then use simple and safe tools to take apart an owl pellet. Identify the bones inside and discover what your owl ate.
February 19: Letterboxing Adventure. Grab a compass! Can you find north? Learn about orienteering while following clues to boxes hidden throughout the center. Each box contains a different stamp. Fill your passport with stamps and figure out the mystery animal! February 20: Wonderful Whales. Learn all about whales! Get a closer look at some amazing whale biofacts — have you ever seen baleen? Try on a pair of “blubber gloves” and experience how a whale keeps warm!
Time: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nature crafts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; nature stories, 1- a.m.-1 p.m.; animal interview, 1:30 pm.
Admission: Adults, $6; children age 4-12, $4; children under age 4, free

Children's February Vacation Cooking Camp - Middletown, RI

Feb 17, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015 Newport Cooks Kitchen, 796 Aquidneck Avenue (Behind Custom House Coffee) Middletown, RI
In this fun, hands-on cooking camp kids will learn baking and cooking techniques, healthy meal and menu planning, and safe knife skills. Children will learn confidence in the kitchen and clean-up skills. We'll taste everything we make, introducing your child to new foods, cuisines and flavors! For children 6 - 10 years old.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: $120 per camper

Comedy

Loni Love Comes to Providence for her Comedy Show - East Providence, RI

Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015 Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Avenue East Providence, RI 02914
The hilarious Loni Love, co-host of FOX Network's Daytime talk show The Real, guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and one of the country's most sought-after comedians is coming to Providence for her upcoming comedy tour. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $22.00

Dance

Festival Ballet Providence presents Up Close on Hope, Program 2 - Providence, RI

Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015 825 Hope Street Providence, RI
Rich with passion and drama, this program promises to heat up even the coldest winter evening. A double-bill featuring: Mihailo Djuric's “Soledad”and Gianni Di Marco's “Scheherazade.” Each performance features an intermission reception with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. Members of the company, and Artistic Director Misha Djuric often join the patrons during the intermission to discuss the performance.
Time: Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 401-353-1129

Festival Ballet Providence presents JuxtaPOSE - Providence, RI

Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
Experience two masterworks of ballet (one classical, one contemporary) in breathtaking opposition to one another. On the bill, the Rhode Island premiere of “Études,” a tour de force of classicism and technical prowess. In contrast will be the long-awaited return of “Coma,” one of FBP resident choreographer Viktor Plotnikov's greatest choreographic achievements.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $23-$85
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Gardens

Illuminated Garden at Ballard Park - Newport, RI

Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015 Ballard Park, corner of Hazard & Wickham roads Newport, RI
Enjoy an evening walk in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park when it is transformed into a magnificent winter garden of lights. Thousands of lights will sparkle in a series of unique displays.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show 2015 - Providence, RI

Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015 Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street Providence, RI
The theme Garden Adventures will offer delivers plenty of excitement and fun. Gardens will feature a life-sized fairy house, a tunnel garden, and a tree house. Speakers and demonstrations will provide with valuable information. Children’s activities will be offered. Parking is available at the RI Convention Center Parking Garage for $12 and at Providence Place Mall.
Time: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $17; children age 7 to 12, $7
Telephone: 401-253-0246

Hobbies

Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop - Bristol, RI

Feb 7, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015 Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI
Participants will design and create a beautiful pendant with sea glass found on local beaches. Learn how to choose the right piece of glass and transform it into fun, creative jewelry using quick and easy wire wrapping techniques. Program includes all materials. This class fills quickly so don’t wait! Advance registration is required. Register online. For adults. Dates: February 7, March 7, April 11
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: $35

Music

The Indigo Girls with The Rhode Island Philharmonic - Providence, RI

Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 13, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The Indigo Girls first performed with an orchestra back in 2001, doing a series of shows with the Atlanta Ballet. Ray says “Ever since then I have pondered how cool it would be to have a set of musical scores to bring to orchestras around the country and play in a completely different setting.”
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-421-2787

Diana Krall - Providence, RI

Mar 4, 2015 - Mar 4, 2015 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The “Wallflower World Tour” will feature Krall performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreaming" and the Eagles' "Desperado," and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the album's title track, among others.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-421-2787

The Swing'n Big Band Show - Woonsocket, RI

Apr 19, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center, 28 Monument Square Woonsocket, RI
The Swing'n Big Band Show! Featuring the hoppin' Rhode Island Wind Ensemble and vocalist Kelley Lennon, performing the greatest swing hits by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey & more! Go back in time to the 1940's for one amazing show!
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $21-$31
Telephone: 401-762-4545

Parades & Fireworks

Saint Patrick's Day Parade, - Newport, RI

Mar 14, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015 Downtown and Broadway Newport, RI
Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine. Email: JBailey@GoNewport.com; .
Time: Begins at 11 a.m.
Telephone: 401-845-9123

Parties, Dances, Balls

Magnolia Cajun Band Concert and Dance - Tiverton, RI

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015 Sandywoods Music, 43 Muse Way Tiverton, RI
Come on out and kick up your heels, learn the two-step, and dance to the toe-tapping Cajun music of New England's hometown Cajun band Magnolia! Playing high energy two-steps and sultry waltzes, the band's twin fiddles, accordion, guitar, bass, percussion, and of course rich vocals in Cajun French, keep audiences on their feet long into the night! BYOB & BYOFood. Reserve advance ticket price by calling 401-241-7349
Time: Doors open 7 p.m.; dance lesson, 7:30 p.m.; concert & dance, 8 p.m.
Admission: $12 advance; $15 at the door
Telephone: 401-241-7349

Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball 2015 - Cranston, RI

Feb 28, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015 Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place Cranston, RI
Live music by Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet, and Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. Wildly good and authentic Cajun food will be sold by The Chili Brothers Food Company. Also cash bars with beer and wine available. Costumes are optional at the Mardi Gras Ball, and dress is totally up to you! Prizes of all kinds to winners in several costume categories, including a grand prize of $250!
Time: 7 p.m. to midnight
Admission: $30

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

US Figure Skating 2015 Synchronized Skating Championships - Providence, RI

Feb 26, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015 Dunkin' Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Square Providence, RI
Hosted by the Warwick Figure Skaters, the US Figure Skating 2015 Synchronized Skating Championships will be held at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. The precision and pageantry of synchronized skating will be on full display.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Science & Nature

Ducks in Winter with Audubon - Middletown, RI

Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015 Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Third Beach Road Middletown, RI
Rhode Island is a mecca for wintering ducks. Come to an indoor presentation on duck identification followed by a bird walk to search for these beautiful visitors. Dress very warmly, and bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. For adults. Register online.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $14

Shows & Exhibits

Northeast International Auto Show 2015 - Providence, RI

Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015 Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street Providence, RI
Hundreds of the newest cars, trucks, SUVs, alternative fuel vehicles, and more will turn the Rhode Island Convention Center into an automotive utopia. Family fun, multiple test drives, exotics, and more will contribute to the automotive excitement!
Time: Friday, noon- 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adults age 13 and older, $9; seniors, $7; children under age 12, $5.
Telephone: 401-458-6000

Theater

“Morality Play” - Pawtucket, RI

Jan 13, 2015 - Feb 13, 2015 Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
1361: A bone-chilling winter in England. The Church rules the land, and a ragged troupe of actors accompanied by a renegade priest roams the countryside performing religious stories for the masses. But everything changes when a young boy is found dead and a mute girl stands to be hanged for the murder. Sensing a miscarriage of justice (and potential earnings!), the itinerant actors try to unravel the mystery by weaving the murder into their morality play. The result is a political morass fraught with danger for everyone involved.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-723-4266

Mystery Dinner Theater: “Death by Valentine” - Woonsocket, RI

Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 12, 2015 Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square Woonsocket, RI
Don't miss this interactive mystery dinner theater event! At this Valentines Day party, mysterious gifts will arrive from a secret admirer... Who could be sending them? Only one thing will be certain, before the party ends, someone will die! resented by the Encore Repertory Company.A delicious dinner from River Falls Restaurant will be provided in the Stadium Theatre's Marquee Room! Dinner is included with the price of admission.
Time: February 6 and 12 at 6:30 p.m.; February 8 at 4 p.m.
Admission: $36
Telephone: 401-762-4545

“Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” - Woonsocket, RI

Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015 Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square Woonsocket, RI
An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, Edward Hyde. Presented by the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble.
Time: February 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; February 15 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $21
Telephone: 401-762-4545

“House of Blue Leaves” - Pawtucket, RI

Mar 5, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI
1965: Artie Shaugnessy, a zoo-keeper from Sunny Side, Queens dreams of moving to Los Angeles with his mistress, Bunny, and becoming a big-time songwriter. Meanwhile his wife, Bananas, is having a mental breakdown. Artie's son, Ronnie, is AWOL from the Army, stowing a home-made bomb, and planning to blow up the Pope on his first visit to New York City. Also visiting is Artie's old school chum, Billy Einhorn, now a Hollywood producer with industry connections. But will Artie's dreams of fame be swallowed up in the chaos of his ordinary life?
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-723-4266

Visual Arts

Newport Gallery Night - Newport, RI

Feb 12, 2015 - Feb 12, 2015 Various venues Newport, RI
Art exhibits at galleries include hand-blown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Email: info@newportgalleries.org; .
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking.
Telephone: 401-848-0550