Calendar of events

October 21 — 27, 2018

Found 72 events

Sunday, October 21

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

Fall 'Tag' Yard Sale at Linden Place Mansion

10:00 AM
This huge sale on the Linden Place front lawn from 10am-3pm will feature big discounts on everything from children’s gift & toys to housewares, jewelry, accessories and more! The Linden Place Gift Shop, located at 500 Hope Street, …

Schoolyard Market

10:00 AM
Come for breakfast, stay for lunch, leave with dinner! Schoolyard Market is a summertime farmers-makers market at Hope & Main featuring a dynamic lineup of Rhode Island and Massachusetts-based food, beverage and artisan vendors! Find hundreds of …

Acrylic Techinques with Lynn DeBeer

10:30 AM
Acrylic Techniques with Lynn DeBeer For the beginner or intermediate painter, this course will teach fundamental acrylic painting techniques that you can apply to any subject from materials to brushwork, color mixing, texture and tonal value. A …

Warren Walkabout this weekend!

12:00 PM
Warren throws open its doors for its annual festival of arts, food, independent businesses, history, working waterfront and so much more. Park and walk, take the free trolley, or hop on a …

Learn to Transform a Photo into a Piece of Art!

1:00 PM
Rice Paper Photo Collage Recreate your favorite photograph as a collage using rice papers, fun papers, paint and markers. Your photo will be enlarged and printed on a 8”x 10” piece of rice paper. You will recreate the photo as a …

The Wolf School Fall Open House

1:00 PM
Join us for The Wolf School’s Fall Open House on October 21 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Our Open House provides interested parents and families the opportunity to find out what sets The Wolf School apart as they tour our school, meet our Head of School …

Atwater-Donnelly in Barrington

2:00 PM
The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, have played together since 1987, and perform throughout the U.S. and occasionally abroad. Theirs is a unique blend of …

Bay Spring Community Center Fall Harvest Festival

2:00 PM
Come for an afternoon of fun at the 2018 Bay Spring Community Center Harvest Fest on October 21st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Enjoy a spectacular fall day with live music from local musicians, soups from Blount, plus cider and treats. As …

Monarchs, Stars, Barons and Daisies: The Negro Leagues and Black Baseball in Rhode Island ​with Jay Hurd

2:00 PM
Sunday, October 21st | 2:00 PM $5 BAM Members | $10 Non-Members Jay Hurd will discuss baseball, America’s “National Pastime,” not only as a game but also as a representation of social mores. This presentation will examine a …

An Irish Seisiun in Bristol

5:00 PM
Come to Aidan's every Sunday evening for great Irish music.

Deathtrap

7:30 PM
Deathtrap by Ira Levin Directed by Alan Hawkridge October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 When once-successful playwright Sidney Bruhl sees his latest Broadway effort bomb on its opening night, he tumbles into despair- until he receives …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Monday, October 22

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

Toe Jam Puppet Band

10:00 AM
Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band at the Buttonwood Park Zoo every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Acrylic Techinques with Lynn DeBeer

10:30 AM
Acrylic Techniques with Lynn DeBeer For the beginner or intermediate painter, this course will teach fundamental acrylic painting techniques that you can apply to any subject from materials to brushwork, color mixing, texture and tonal value. A …

'Tapped' in East Providence

6:30 PM
A behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry, this powerful film examines whether access to clean drinking water is a basic human right or a commodity …

The Spermaceti Candle Trust: The First Energy Monopoly

7:00 PM
The Bristol Historical & Preservation Society's October 22nd Program Meeting will feature an illustrated talk by Jerry W. Dauterive, Ph.D. about the development of the spermaceti candle in the middle of the 18th century and its major impact on New …

Words at the Fort

7:00 PM
Dust off those old notebooks! Power up that Mac!Empty your overcoat of all those scribbled lines, & share your mind with word-loving folks like you.It’s free, easy & a non-judgments …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Tuesday, October 23

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

Business Growth: Taking The Next Step

8:30 AM
Topic: Intermediate Workshops If you are looking to increase sales, expand into new markets, add to your product line or develop new sales channels, GROWTH HUB can help. A new initiative of the RI Small Business Development Center, GROWTH HUB …

Tuesday trail team in Westport

9:00 AM
The Westport Land Conservation Trust is looking for volunteers to join a weekly group to beautify and maintain the more than 10 miles of trails managed by WLCT. The “Tuesday Trail Team” will meet …

Atlantis Charter School H.S. Open House

6:00 PM
Welcome SouthCoast families! You're invited to Atlantis Charter School's high school open house for the 2019-2020 academic school year. It will be held on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Families will learn about Atlantis's …

SoulCollage®: Autumn Reflections

6:00 PM
“Fall is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go, and accepting the impermanence of things.” – Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat During this 4-week workshop, we explore the wonder of autumn: change, mystery, balance, abundance, …

'Free Solo' in Newport

6:30 PM
This stunning, intimate film is an unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, …

'Hauntings of Linden Place' guided tour

6:30 PM
A special docent-led tour is being offered on Thursday nights through October which covers the ghost stories associated with the DeWolf and Colt families and the eerie amusements of the nineteenth …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Wednesday, October 24

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

The Right Foot

9:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance Test your dreams in this intensive 3 hour workshop designed to assess the feasibility of your business idea and provide you with the tools and tips needed to plan for entrepreneurship. Both traditional and progressive …

Cocktails & Conversations: Feminism in Popular Culture

6:00 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonder Woman, Beyonce, The Handmaid's Tale, Rey from Star Wars, Hunger Games, Amy Schumer, Kamala Khan, Ava Duvernay, Rhianna...these are stories, characters and performers. They communicate a message to the general public …

Cocktails and Conversations: Feminism in Popular Culture

6:00 PM
The panel discussion will cover how feminism presents itself and can be deconstructed in music, film and virtual reality/ artificial reality.

Open Figure Drawing with Wayne

6:00 PM
Open Studio with Wayne Quackenbush Join this 6 week open figure studio. Open to all media and skill levels. No instruction-simply an opportunity to paint or draw from live models in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The models may be clothed …

'I Am Rhode Island' in Riverside

7:00 PM
'I Am Rhode Island' in RiversideRoberta Humble, former English professor at Community College of Rhode, will speak at a program sponsored by the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Her lively …

I Am Rhode Island

7:00 PM
Roberta Humble, former English professor at Community College of Rhode, will be guest speaker at an October program sponsored by the Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Her lively presentation, entitled “I Am Rhode Island,” will entertain …

Bat Boy: The Musical

7:30 PM
The Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Providence College opens its fall semester with BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL. Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Thursday, October 25

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

Children’s story hour in Barrington

10:00 AM
Come to Barrington Books and hear Miss Margie read several theme-related story and picture books geared towards the pre-school set, followed by craft time allowing the children to express their …

Young children’s story hour

10:00 AM
Bring your little ones for stories geared for 3- to 5-year-olds. Includes a craft and light snack.

Toddler tales at the Zoo

10:30 AM
Enjoy a zooper fun story time at the zoo, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Includes a snack and a craft/activity. Recommended for ages 3-5.

COA "Hallowine" Wine Tasting Fundraiser

5:00 PM
Clean Ocean Access is hosting a Wine Tasting fundraiser event at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a wine tasting, live music, and light hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $30 …

Family Paint Night (Adults and Children ages 12+) ​Painting with Dracula ​with JP & Donn Fernandes

6:00 PM
Thursday, October 25th @ 6-8 PM $30/pp BAM Members | $40/pp Non-Members Bring your little ghosts and ghouls to BAM for a spooky paint night with JP & Donn Fernandes from Splash of Color! Halloween treats, individualized …

Tree Stewardship Course

6:00 PM
Under the guidance of John Campinini of the RI Tree Council, learn about planting and maintaining trees that bring multiple environmental,economic and social benefits to our community. This 10 hour course runs from 6pm - 8pm on Thursdays beginning …

Harvest Party - Thursday, October 25th

6:30 PM
Free event for children and their parents. Lots of things planned for a fun filled night – Stuff a scarecrow (bring a shirt and pair of old pants to stuff and make your own scarecrow) – of course there will be pumpkin painting and carving too!! …

Hauntings of Linden Place Guided Tours

6:30 PM
During the month of October, prepare to be haunted by the ghosts of Linden Place’s past! A special docent-led tour will be offered on Thursday nights which covers the ghost stories associated with the DeWolf and Colt families and the eerie …

'The Night of the Iguana' at the Gamm

7:30 PM
Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, defrocked for blasphemy and fornication, is at the end of his rope. Working as a cut-rate tour guide in Mexico, he arrives at a ramshackle hotel, owned by his recently …

Bat Boy: The Musical

7:30 PM
The Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Providence College opens its fall semester with BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL. Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Friday, October 26

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

Karaoke in Tiverton

6:00 PM
The Knights of Columbus will host karaoke on Fridays at their hall at 28 Fish Road in Tiverton. The kitchen will be offering food for purchase beginning at 6 p.m., with karaoke and dancing from 7 to …

Sylvia

6:00 PM
Written byA.R. Gurney Directed by Michael Johnson Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, named "Sylvia." A street-smart mixture of Lab …

'The Night of the Iguana' at the Gamm

7:30 PM
Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, defrocked for blasphemy and fornication, is at the end of his rope. Working as a cut-rate tour guide in Mexico, he arrives at a ramshackle hotel, owned by his recently …

Bat Boy: The Musical

7:30 PM
The Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Providence College opens its fall semester with BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL. Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Pilobolus - Come to Your Senses

8:00 PM
“Where acrobatics are liquified into poetry”–New York Times Icons of movement and magic return to FirstWorks! Celebrate FirstWorks 15th season with Pilobolus, a “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers …

Internationally Renowned Jazz Musician, Greg Abate, to Perform at Historic Linden Place Mansion

Bristol, R.I. – Saxophonist, flutist, and composer, Greg Abate will perform at Linden Place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30pm. Abate has played with jazz group legends including the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Artie Shaw Orchestra as well as …

Saturday, October 27

MAiZE Maze returns for 19th season!

12:00 AM
With 8 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Escobar family is bringing the “MAiZE craze” back to Rhode Island. Come join the Escobars for some fall …

Complex Learners Conference – Movement, Mindfulness & Motivation: Innovative Approaches for Helping Complex Learners

8:30 AM
Children with learning, sensory and attention difficulties struggle to follow directions and focus in the classroom and at home. This intermediate level presentation will provide the foundation for using exercise, mindfulness, movement, and …

Mount Hope Farm - Farmers Market

9:00 AM
Our weekly farmers market features a variety of local farmers and food producers as well as a rotating list of artisan vendors. We will be offering FREE community yoga, provided by our friends from Beloved Yoga Studio 9-9:45, bring your own mat and …

Aquidneck Growers Market

10:00 AM
With a changing selection of artisan vendors, the markets also hosts live local music. Shoppers can pick up their weekly fresh and local food supplies while checking out Newport Vineyards and Winery …

The Piecemakers Quilt Show

10:00 AM
You're Invited to View our Quilted Treasures... Over 100 Quilts on Display! Featured Quilter: Roger Dextradeur. See this quilt in person! Challenge Projects, Vendors, Quilter’s Boutique, Bargain Table, Quilter’s Café – Lunch & …

Live Jazz with Dick Lupino & Special Guests at Greenvale Vineyards

1:00 PM
Every Saturday at Greenvale Vinyards, join us at this historic vineyard for delicious, estate-grown wines, tasty food trucks, and superb live jazz by renowned bassist and vocalist Dick Lupino and his talented cast of guests. Music 1-4, food …

Science Saturday - Helicopter Aerodynamics!

1:00 PM
Our Science Saturday program is back with a brand new topic – helicopter aerodynamics! Civil Air Patrol educator Oscar Orringer will lead this program over three weeks in October. Students will learn how helicopters and quadcopters operate, build …

15th Halloween Wildstock

6:00 PM
Join us on Saturday, October 27th for the WILDEST Halloween bash around, featuring some of the area's best bands: Rendition, Trinity, Band of Brothers, Repercussions and Missing Elmslie! Tickets are $25 and include an incredible buffet provided by …

Sylvia

6:00 PM
Written byA.R. Gurney Directed by Michael Johnson Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, named "Sylvia." A street-smart mixture of Lab …

SWING DANCE at RHODE ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB

7:00 PM
Join the 1st Annual Swing Dance Benefit featuring The New Providence Big Band Saturday, October 27 at the Rhode Island Country Club from 7:00-10:30pm. Tickets include live music + appetizers. Open to the public.

Tales of Horror and Fright!

7:00 PM
Five celebrated locals read some of their favorite scary stories. Free, but donations are always welcomed!Readers:Guy BenoitCynthia HoltPaul Di FilippoChristopher BraiottaMichael KelleyGallery opens …

'The Night of the Iguana' at the Gamm

7:30 PM
Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, defrocked for blasphemy and fornication, is at the end of his rope. Working as a cut-rate tour guide in Mexico, he arrives at a ramshackle hotel, owned by his recently …

Bat Boy: The Musical

7:30 PM
The Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Providence College opens its fall semester with BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL. Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who …

Haunted Bristol Walking Tours

7:30 PM
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours will be running every night now until Halloween night. Then every Friday and Saturday night through November. Come join us for a lantern led stroll through historic Bristol's shadowy streets and discover the haunted …

Brooks Williams in concert at the Stone Church Coffeehouse

If country blues and Americana had a love-child it would be Brooks Williams. A mean finger-picker, a stunning slide guitarist and a singer with a voice, according to AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” fRoots says, “he really rocks!” …

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