Events Calendar 2018

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Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show: Brendan Eyre

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI

comedy shows at Newport Vineyards in Middletown RI Join Newport Vineyards for an evening of wine, beer and a barrel of laughs as comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region and headliner Brendan Eyre. Eyre has described his laid-back perspective on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC and Comedy Central. He is cohost of the Rad Dudecast podcast. Wine, beer, sangria or specialty cocktail and light bites will be available for purchase.
Make it dinner and a show with a meal at BRIX Restaurant. Reservations required. Book online or call 401-848-5161 ext. 2.


Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat Tours 2018

Jul 12, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018 See description Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, RI

Take a relaxing and informative riverboat tour on The Explorer and discover Providence Harbor, and the Seekonk and Pawtucket rivers. Pass through the Fox Point hurricane barrier and catch great views of the Providence skyline. The tours travel further upriver toward Pawtucket, with views of a changing landscape and eastern shore birds.
Dock locations are Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket, from August 12 to September 9;
Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, from September 16 to October 21.
Online tickets sales are available until the evening before each trip. Day-of ticket sales are available at the dock.


Busking at Bowen's Fall Series 2018

Sep 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 13 Bowens Wharf Newport, RI

The 2018 series will feature artists performing folk, jazz and Island music in the open air at Bowen’s Wharf. Some upcoming dates and performers: September 27 -- Guy Kahokulani Imoto; October 2 -- Panoramic View Steel Drum; October 5 -- Lois Vaughan Jazz; October 7 -- Aidan Keating; October 15 -- Daniel & The Flyin’ Lions; October 17 -- Matt Smith playing acoustic ska & reggae; October 19 -- Daisy Briggs; October 21 -- Matt Smith; October 22 -- Ilana Katz Katz, Fiddler on the Wharf; October 24 -- Rory & Ric.

Bettye LaVette

Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 Odeum, 59 Main Street East Greenwich, RI

Bettye LaVette, with more than 5 decades of work in show business behind her, can take a song from any genre and making it completely her own. Recording her first single in 1962, at the age of 16, LaVette re-started her "fifth career" in the early 2000s.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Over the course of her career, Carpenter has sold more than 14 million records. Her album, "Sometimes Just The Sky," is a celebration of Chapin’s respected 30-year recording career. The landmark record features new versions of some of Carpenter’s most beloved songs.

Magnificent Bach with Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra

Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018 See description below Providence and Woonsocket, RI

Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra begins its season with a concert featuring three exhilarating masterworks by J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo; The Magnificat, BWV 243; and Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, with its famous “Air,” one of the most beloved movements in all of the master’s works.
Saturday, November 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner Street
Sunday, November 25, at 3 p.m. at St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket

Outdoor Activities

Astronomy Bonfire at Blithewold Mansion

Oct 28, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI

Gather around the bonfire at beautiful Blithewold Mansion to hear how your favorite constellations got their names. Enjoy some hot cider and a star program with naturalist Fred Orwiler. Learn more about the night sky and enjoy the company of family, friends and fellow members.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2018

May 24, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 Memorial Blvd and Exchange Street Providence, RI

WaterFire centers around a series of nearly 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, as residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river, listening to music and watching performances.
September 8 -- Full lighting starts at 7:27 p.m.
September 22 -- Full lighting starts at at 6:43 p.m.
September 29 -- Full lighting starts at 6:31 p.m.
October 6 -- Basin lighting starts at 6:31 p.m.
November 10 -- Full lighting starts at 4:30 p.m.

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes

Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Fans of "The Princess Bride" join actor Cary Elwes (Westley) for a behind-the-scenes look at life on the set of the classic film. After a screening of the movie, Elwes will engage in a discussion on classic scenes, revealing secrets and tales of inconceivable antics.


"Pride and Prejudice"

Oct 4, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

Mrs. Bennett is hell-bent on finding husbands for her daughters, but one of them, the very independent Elizabeth, won't seem to fall for arrogant Mr. Darcy.

"Wizard of Oz"

Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

The entire family will be entranced by this lavish production, featuring wonderful special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.


Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 3, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

This show transports us from the end of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.