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Events Calendar 2018

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Art Shows

Artists for The Bay Show and Sale -- Providence

Dec 3, 2018 - Jan 26, 2019 Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive Providence, RI

Come and browse the Providence Bay Center to see a variety of artwork, ranging from elegant seascapes to handcrafted jewelry. All participating artists are generously donating 50 percent of their sales to support Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and restoration work. (Mon.-Fri., ) between December 3 and January 26.

Children & Families

Central Rock Family Climbing Day

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 Central Rock Gym Warwick, 275 W. Natick Road Warwick, RI

Rock climbing incorporates exercise and problem solving! Try climbing bouldering walls, and get a boost from staff belayers! Save on free rental gear and enjoy free pizza and ice cream.

Film

Joni 7: A Birthday Celebration

Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019 Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street Newport, RI

This movie presents singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75 birthday. The group of peers and protégés -- Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright -- paid tribute to the iconic artist.

Fitness

Pinot + Pilates with by Newport Vineyards

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road Middletown, RI

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Step into 2019 with a workout class unlike any other. Held at Newport Vineyards and presented by Studio 47 Pilates, embark on a 1 hour mat pilates class, followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. Join us in Brix following the class for our from-scratch, locally sourced menu. BYOM (bring your own mat).

Health

Newport Wellness Marketplace

Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019 Newport Marriott, 25 America's Cup Avenue Newport, RI

Browse the vendors, attend a complimentary class or demo, book a healing session, hangout, enjoy live music & all that our wellness community has to offer. Events include a yoga class, live music by Bradley Schmidt, a fitness class, and a seasonal health cooking demo by a Newport Marriott chef.

Hobbies

Knitting Weekend & Fiber Market

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019 Old Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI

Two full days of knitting classes, stash-building, and home-spun inspiration. Classes are held in the 1793 Old Slater Mill and are limited to twelve students. The colorful Fiber Market is held in the old factory on the first floor. A popular weekend attraction, the Fiber Market brings in fiber producers and dyers, pattern-makers, tool makers, and other fiber art product vendors.

Music

Almost Queen

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

Almost Queen delivers a live performance festooned in four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the penultimate Queen experience.

“Forever Plaid”

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019 Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square Woonsocket, RI

Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie discovered that they shared a love for music and got together to become "Forever Plaid". On the way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Performs Viennese Favorites and Beethoven

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Beethoven’s Symphony Number 4, Mozart’s rondo in A and more.

Livingston Taylor

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

Livingston Taylor recorded his first record in his teens and he has continued to create original songs that have earned him a fan base across the globe.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Mystery at the Newport Art Museum: Kiss of Death

Feb 9, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI

It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. It's all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. Dates: February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16

Science & Nature

Newport Seal Watch Cruises 2018-19

Nov 10, 2018 - Apr 28, 2019 Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, Newport, RI

Join Save the Bay aboard an education vessels on a cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. One-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, while two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse.

Shopping & Sales

Providence Flea Winter & Spring Pop-ups

Jan 13, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 Hope High School, 324 Hope Street (rear entrance) Providence, RI

The Providence Flea, downtown's outdoor vintage and artisan/maker market, returns on the *second and fourth Sundays* of the month through April with a juried selection of handmade art and design, craft and clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage wares and small-batch food items from local vendors at each market.

Theater

“Black Odyssey”

Jan 3, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

One man’s journey home from war leads him on an adventure connecting him with his own ancestors and our shared humanity, before finally delivering him back to his wife and son. Ulysses Lincoln’s fate is controlled by a host of gods in this lyrical and spiritual celebration of storytelling and what it means to find home.

“The Night Watch”

Jan 17, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019 Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick, RI

After World War II, calm has returned to London. In a quiet dating agency, a bombed-out church and a prison cell, the stories of three women and a young man unfold backward to the heart of the Blitz, revealing desires and regrets.

"Cats"

Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

Audiences is rediscovering this beloved musical, with one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—"Memory.” "Cats" tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Children under age 6 not permitted in the theater.

"An Iliad"

Feb 6, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

Based on Homer’s "The Iliad," a storyteller recounts the familiar tales of gods and goddesses, wars and battles, and humanity’s attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos. This limited-run special engagement is sure to sell out.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in high-definition while the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra performs John Williams’ otherworldly score.