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Events Calendar - 2019

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Doors Open = Pawtucket and Central Falls RI

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Many locations Pawtucket and Central Falls, RI

Doors Open Pawtucket + Central Falls hosts behind-the-scenes access to one-of-a-kind places and spaces across Paawtucket and Central Falls. During these self-guided tours, guests may behold the unexpected grandeur of the hidden dome at The Old Industrial Trust Company building; peek behind the clock faces of Jenks Park Cogswell Tower and explore the grotto where it stands; step into the dugout of McCoy Stadium and visit the PawSox players lounge, tour The Guild brewery. See the website for participating venues.


Washington Square Nights with Jane Pickens Theater and Stoneacre Brasserie --Newport RI

Aug 6, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019 Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street Newport, RI

The Jane Pickens Theater picks a one-night-only film and Stoneacre Brasserie adds something special to its menu that ties to that theme for the evening. Buy a ticket for the film only at www.janepickens.com and then visit Stoneacre before or after the film making your own food and drink choices. This is chance to discuss the film with other movie-goers. Make reservations at Stoneacre at 401-619-7810.
“Mostly Martha” – Coming September 3. Tickets.
“Big Night” coming October 8. Tickets.

Food, Wine, Beer

Harvest Supper at Clouds Hill Museum – Warwick RI

Sep 28, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum,4157 Post Road, Warwick, RI

Rhode Island farms are highlighted in the theme for the evening and the delicious meal sourced from R.I. farmers. The evening includes a small silent and live auction, and a table competition. These themed dinners are held in an authentic Victorian home from the 1870s, now in its fourth generation of ownership by the same family. All dinners include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and wine. Prepaid reservations are required.

Guided Tours

Newport History Tours -- Newport RI

Aug 5, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019 Tours depart from 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI

Learn about Newport’s fascinating Colonial history by walking the streets with an expert with Newport History Tours, which conducts several walking tours from spring through fall. The flagship tour, Discover Colonial Newport, tells stories of revolution and ruin and struggles for liberty among Newport’s people. Rogues and Scoundrels explores where scoundrels lived and where pirates profited. Golden to Gilded describes the city’s transformation from the Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony. Tour schedules.

Federal Hill Food & History Walking Tour – Providence RI

Aug 11, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 meet at Garibaldi Park located at the entrance of Federal Hill under the Arch Providence, RI

The Federal Hill Premiere Food & History Walking Tour is led by chef and historian Walter Potenza. This two and a half hour tour includes visits to food shops, bakeries, wine stores. Along the way, Potenz describes the historic of Federal Hill, Providence’s Little Italy, dates to the arrival of the first Italy immigrants in 1886. This is a deep immersion in Italian food culture, history and lifestyle in this old and still very dynamic Little Italy neighborhood. Reserve by e-mail at info@federalhilltours.com or by calling 401-273-2652. Dates in 2019: August 11 and 25; September 7, 8, 14, 22, 28 and 29.


Noon Tunes on Wednesdays in Burnside Park – Providence RI

Sep 11, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019 Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI

Enjoy a free concert during your lunch hour at Burnside Park. Pick up lunch from a food truck, or bring your own and grab a table under the trees. The open air reading room on the steps of the Imagination Center will be open and the Hasbro Games Cart will be out. All ages welcome. Food trucks on Wednesdays: Incred-a-bowl, Pit Stop, Poco Loco Tacos, Portu Galo Food Truck. Schedule of music:
September 11 -- Czésare Santana
September 18 -- Cardboard Ox. Folk duo known for sweet and soulful harmonies
September 25 -- Highway's End. A bluegrass group playing high-energy acoustic music.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – 50th Anniversary Tour -- Providence RI

Oct 2, 2019 - Oct 2, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers an opportunity for fans to enjoy the songs of this beloved group.

Adam Ezra Group -- east Greenwich RI

Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

For their most recent release, "Hurricane Wind," the Adam Ezra Group fans shared the music for free with over 5000 people over the course of two weeks.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2019

Jun 22, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019 WaterPlace Park, between Memorial Blvd. and Finance Way Providence, RI

A series of nearly 100 bonfires are poised in the center on the three rivers of downtown Providence. The scent of burning wood and the sound of instrumental music amplifies the experience. Street performers, musicians, and street food add to the enchantment. Fires begin at dusk.
August 17. Sunset: 7:43 p.m.
September 14. Sunset 6:57 p.m.
September 28. Sunset: 6:33 p.m.
October 5. Sunset: 6:21 p.m.
November 2. WaterFire Salute to Veterans. Sunset: 5:39 p.m.

The Bourbon Street Jubilee -- East Greenwich RI

Oct 31, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

The Bourbon Street Jubilee is a traveling road show where New Orleans jazz meets Vaudeville Email: info@greenwichodeum.com

Shopping & Sales

General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019

Apr 28, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI

The historic General Stanton Inn's Flea Market happens at a tree-lined, breezy, outdoor gathering place for vendors. In addition to antiques, vintage, and renewable collectors’ items, the market offers a fun environment and small-batch foods, new merchandise, and homemade crafts and art.


Experience Block Island 2019

Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Island-Wide with information at Block Island Visitor Center, 1 Water Street, Block Island (Town of New Shoreham), RI

Experience Block Island, formerly known as Taste of Block Island Weekend, this is a sampler of Block Island food, lodgings, beaches, activities, and shopping – most of it delivered at a discount. Buy an Experience Block Island button to qualify for many discounts at tours and tastings, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking and mopeds, and more.


"The Prince of Providence"

Sep 12, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

This is the story Buddy Cianci., Providence mayor, reformer, felon. A visionary who was also a corrupt philanderer, The mayor was surrounded by a colorful cast who helped his achieve great things for the capital city and also helped with his downfall.