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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
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All Ages

Party for the Planet at Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence RI

Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 22, 2020 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

The Zoo celebrates Earth Day during Party for the Planet on two dates, April 15 and April 22. All special events are included in zoo admission fees. Party for the Planet rain dates are April 16 and April 23.
April 15:
Toe Jam Puppet Band, Mary King Music, Lisa Tobin Crafts, steel drums, Foster Parrots, Seekonk Speedway, and REI. Organizations attending the party include Biomes Center aquarium, Save The Bay, Groundworks Providence, RI Beekeepers, state Department of Environmental Management, and the parks department.
April 22 New Inca Son Band, drumming circle, Lisa Tobin Crafts and Mary King’s music , Seekonk Speedway. Also joining the fun are Biomes, Save the Bay, RI Resource Recovery, Groundworks Providence, REI, and URI Master Gardeners.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Daffodil Days Arts & Artisan Fair -- Tiverton RI

Apr 25, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 Meeting House, 3850 Main Road, Tiverton, RI

This will be a unique, boutique artist showcase set in the beautiful and historic Tiverton Four Corners Village. Browse and buy creations from local and regional artisans presenting wood, pottery, fiber, leather, soap, fine art, photography &and jewelry.

Children & Families

Easter Egg Hunt in Wilcox Park -- Westerly RI -- Postponed

Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020 Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, 44 Broad Street, Westerly, RI

Bring your kids to visit with the Easter Bunny and Storybook Lady and to collect lots of Easter treats. For kids age 1 to 8. Don't forget your Easter basket. Rain date is Sunday, April 5.

Audubon Camouflaged Egg Hunt -- Bristol, Smithfield, Exeter, and Seekonk RI

Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020 See description below Bristol, Smithfield, Exeter, and Seekonk (MA), RI

Audubon offers a special way to enjoy the Easter egg hunt. Children ages 3 to 10 will hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting and quickly learn how well the eggs camouflage themselves. Prizes are awarded to all children. Please bring a basket. Ages: 3-10. Held rain or shine. Advance registration is required. Register online through the events calendar at asri.org.
April 4 at Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol; Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield; and Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter
April 11 at Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk

Comedy

Brian Regan -- Providence RI

Jun 27, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI

Brian Regan prestented the Netflix special, "Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers," in 2017 and he has continued to build a reputation as “The funniest stand-up alive,” according to Entertainment Weekly. This event was moved from its original date in April. Your current ticket is valid for the new date.

Farms

Visitors Day 2020 by SVF Foundation – Newport RI

Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020 SVF Foundationm 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI

SVF Foundation is a historic farm dedicated to the preservation of rare and endangered livestock. During visiting day, the public is welcome to tour the labs and meet laboratory, veterinary and animal husbandry staff. Attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations. Enjoy Julian’s Omnibus food truck serving burgers and munchies. Parking will be available at Fort Adams State Park and trolley transportation will be provided. No parking available at SVF.

Food trucks

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park -- Providence, RI

Apr 17, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020 Carousel at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

This family-friendly food truck evening, takes places near the Carousel. In addition to many food trucks, there will be live music by Fat Free Bob Edward, AnamCara, Charlie Marie, Pat Lowell Acoustic, You and Everything Mike Simone Maven, and Grow Your Own Band. Ride the Carousel for $2; play at Hasbro’s Boundless Playground. (Attractions are separate pricing.) Food Trucks accept cash, credit, and debit.

Food, Wine, Beer

Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo- Providence RI

Apr 17, 2020 - Sep 21, 2020 Carousel Village at Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Dine from 15 food trucks and taste beer from Trinity Brewhouse, while listening to live music. Activities for the kids include carousel rides for $2, pony rides on some nights, and playground. Attractions are separate pricing. Some tables available; bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Food trucks accept cash, credit, and debit cards. Food truck participation schedule.

Music

The Cartells --Westerly RI

Apr 8, 2020 - Apr 8, 2020 Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI

The Cartells perform jazz, swing, Motown, R&B and rock 'n' roll for Let's Dance Wednesdays. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free dance lessons starting at 7 p.m. Music from 7:30-10 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge-The Medicine Show at Twin River -- Lincoln RI

Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Twin River Casino Hotel, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, RI

This is a collection of songs about renewal, reconciliation, most profoundly healing. These, of course, are themes that have run through Etheridge’s career, core to the vision and drive that has brought her fifteen Grammy Awards nominations and two wins.

Big Lux & Friends at the Knickerbocker -- Westerly RI

Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020 Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891

Big Lux, Sarah Luann Thompson, and The Get Down will bring soul, pop, rock, and hip hop to the Knick. Expect Big Lux merch, ticket giveaways, and a lot of surprises for the crowd.

The Lords of 52nd Street Billy Joel Tribute Band -- East Greenwich RI

Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI

The Lords of 52nd Street is Billy Joel's original band, recording such classic albums as Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, The Nylon Curtain, Glass Houses, An Innocent Man, and The Bridge.

Science & Nature

Watching Woodcocks: Supper and Saunter with RI Audubon – Smithfield RI

Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI

Join Audubon for an evening dedicated about the American Woodcock. Begin at Powder Mill Ledges for a soup and salad supper and an introduction to this bird . Then venture outdoors to watch and listen for the mating flights and songs. Wear sturdy shoes, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Advance registration required. For ages 10 and older. Register online through the events calendar at asri.org.

Audubon Birding for Beginners -- Bristol RI

Apr 18, 2020 - May 16, 2020 Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Audubon offers a five-week class providing a basic understanding of bird biology as well as visual and by-ear identification techniques. Time will be spent in both the classroom and the field to practice birding skills. Please bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Register online through the events calendar. Dates: April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16,

Tastings

Great Cupcake Championship -- Providence RI

Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

Who has the #BestCupcakesRI? Sample all the awesome cupcakes from the state's best bakers and wash them down with the state's best coffee and soda. This party has sold out eight years in a row!

Theater

"Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" -- Providence RI -- Cancelled

Apr 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

This diabolical crime thriller happens in 19th-century London. An exiled barber’s is on a revenge mission . Sweeney Todd is a beautiful, soaring dark comedy filled with stunning terror that will leave you gasping!