Calendar of events

May 1 — 7, 2016

Found 91 events

Sunday, May 1

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

Opening Day at the Barrington Community Garden

10:00 AM
Join us in celebrating our third gardening season! Meet your fellow community gardeners, welcome our new solar-powered water supply system, tour the gardens, ask questions, hear about our new 2016 projects, and get free garden seeds!

Opening Day at the Herreshoff Marine Museum

10:00 AM
Free admission, tours, new exhibits & fun activities! Featuring awesome food and drink vendors including Acacia Cafe, Revival Brewing Company, and Angelina's Coffee. This winter has seen a lot of new and exciting changes at the Museum. May 1st is …

Classical pianist Clemens Teufel in Newport

3:00 PM
The Redwood is delighted to present classical pianist Clemens Teufel in his debut concert at the Redwood on Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. Mr. Teufel will perform pieces from Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Frederic Chopin.

Irrigation & Water Systems Workshop at Wishing Stone Farm

3:00 PM
The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) and the Young Farmer Network (YFN) of Southeastern New England are pleased to announce a Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) workshop called “Irrigation …

Fall River Symphony Concert

4:00 PM
The last concert of the Fall River Symphony’s subscription series will be Sunday May 1st at 4 PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Under the direction of Douglas McRay Daniels it will be an In Memoriam concert; the symphony will play music by Ralph …

“Songs of Spring”, A Concert by the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus

4:00 PM
The Community Concert Series @ St. Michael’s and Linden Place will co-host “Songs of Spring”, a concert by the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, on Sunday, May 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the ballroom of Linden Place, 500 Hope St., …

An Irish Seisiun in Bristol

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

Shrek Jr., the musical, at St. Philomena School

7:00 PM
This popular, family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. Shrek Jr. is wonderful entertainment for the whole family that runs about 75 minutes and is perfect …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

7:30 PM
Presenting new and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. WHERE: RWU Performing Arts Center, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol WHEN: Thursday-Sunday; April 28-May 1; all performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, May 1 at 2 …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Bristol Merchants Spring Cleanout Sale

This Saturday & Sunday, the BMA will be hosting is annual "Spring Clean-Out Sidewalk Sale"! Shops will have tables set up outside with merchandise specials that are only available this weekend! Begins Saturday morning at 10! Hope …

Monday, May 2

Spring migration is here!

8:00 AM
May is the peak month for spring bird migration, with different species moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for …

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

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.

Sogetsu Ikebana at Blithewold

3:00 PM
Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, is an ancient yet evolving art form that embraces its 500-year history while encouraging the development of more modern styles. In this 3-part course, learn about this "living" art form, then create your own …

Knit & Crochet Group Meets at Barrington Public Library

6:30 PM
Barrington Public Library’s newest offering for adults is Stitch & Listen: a knit & crochet meetup that continues on Mondays in May on the 2nd and 23rd from 6:30 to 8 pm.   Listen to a popular podcast while you knit or crochet, then join in …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

RWU Instrumental Ensemble Spring Concert

The ensemble will celebrate the season with music of peace, a program focused on healing, reconciliation and rebirth. The show will be held in the Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, May 3

Spring migration is here!

8:00 AM
May is the peak month for spring bird migration, with different species moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for …

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

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 weekly. Projects will vary depending on the week …

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

Asian Market Tour

10:00 AM
Who better than Barrington Community School's talented Vietnamese Cuisine instructor, Mai Donohue, to escort a visit to a Providence neighborhood market specializing in Asian foods? For the best ingredients to create dishes of Vietnam, Japan, China, …

Oscar Nominated Film Series at Barrington Public Library

7:00 PM
Barrington Public Library presents a five week film series titled, “Oscar Nominated Films” beginning with “Steve Jobs” on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 pm and finishing with “The Big Short” on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm. Come see films the way they …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Wednesday, May 4

Spring migration is here!

8:00 AM
May is the peak month for spring bird migration, with different species moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for …

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

St. Philomena School Open House

9:30 AM
St. Philomena School invites prospective parents to an Open House with morning and evening presentations followed by tours of the school. Meet our Principal, students, teachers, parents and staff. Pre-School (for 3 year-olds), Pre-K and K classes …

Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer

10:00 AM
Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer   Discover the joys of watercolor painting in this introductory course. You will learn through demonstration, basic techniques - …

'Stage to Screen' film series in Barrington

1:00 PM
Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for his latest film lecture series, "Stage to Screen: Great Broadway Performances Captured on Film", every Wednesday in May at 1:00 pm.

So often when a successful Broadway show is made into a movie, the original cast …

Life of the Mind Salon Series

5:30 PM
Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College, will give a talk entitled, “The Jetsons, Redux,” discussing how technologies seen in the classic mid-century TV show are being carried out today by …

Community Preparatory School-Taste of Community: Food and Wine Pairings

6:00 PM
Community Preparatory School's 4th Annual Wine Event--Taste of Community: Food and Wine Pairings. May 4, 2016 at The Providence Art Club, 6-9 PM Join Co-Chairs Ross Mattis and Lauren Miller for a Food and Wine Pairing Event featuring …

Community Preparatory School-Taste of Community: Food and Wine Pairings

6:00 PM
Community Preparatory School's 4th Annual Wine Event--Taste of Community: Food and Wine Pairings. May 4, 2016 6-9 PM, at The Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI. Join Co-Chairs Ross Mattis and Lauren Miller for a Food and …

Bill Reynolds to Speak at Barrington Public Library

7:00 PM
Rhode Island author Bill Reynolds will speak about his new book "Hope: a School, a Team, a Dream" at Barrington Public Library on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 pm.   Published in January by St. Martin’s Press, it is the story of Providence’s …

Cashes Ledge lecture & movie series

7:00 PM
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to protect two of the nation’s most spectacular ocean areas found off New England shores: Cashes Ledge and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts found in …

InventiveLabs coming to Providence

7:00 PM
•Come learn how InventiveLabs helps people find their passion and assists them in turning it into a livelihood.• Also…a modified version of this program for young adults looking for …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Thursday, May 5

Spring migration is here!

8:00 AM
May is the peak month for spring bird migration, with different species moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for …

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

Animal Tales at Audubon

10:00 AM
Enjoy a nature story with your preschooler each month. Programs include a story with a nature lesson followed by a craft. Often a live animal comes to visit! See below for dates and times. Ages 3-5. May 5 & 6: The Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich. …

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 creativity based on the fun facts and stories they …

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.

Children’s reading circle in Westport

10:30 AM
Partners Village Store children’s reading and activity hour geared for preschool children. Come join the fun every Thursday as we read stories, enjoy snacks and a craft activity.

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.

Tea and Talk Lecture Series: Dolls and the Grand Tour

2:00 PM
Each lecture will feature an expert historian who will highlight a topic relating to Blithewold's history, followed by a full tea service in the Mansions Dining Room. Topics include Blithewold's …

Peace, Justice and the 2016 Elections

7:00 PM
Thursday, May 5th at 7 PM, East Bay Citizens for Peace will be presenting:“Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report,” Peace, Justice and the 2016 elections. The viewing of this broadcast will be followed by discussion and is free and open to …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Friday, May 6

Spring migration is here!

8:00 AM
May is the peak month for spring bird migration, with different species moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for …

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

Animal Tales at Audubon

10:00 AM
Enjoy a nature story with your preschooler each month. Programs include a story with a nature lesson followed by a craft. Often a live animal comes to visit! See below for dates and times. Ages 3-5. May 5 & 6: The Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich. …

Daffodils at Dusk

6:00 PM
Visit Blithewold "after hours" for an evening filled with live jazz, a complimentary  wine tasting, and the opportunity to explore Blithewold's enchanting spring gardens at dusk. An outdoor …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'Educating Rita' at 2nd Story

7:30 PM
Frank (Ed Shea) is an English tutor in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita (Tammy Brown), a forthright young hairdresser who is eager to learn. Their relationship as teacher …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Saturday, May 7

May breakfast at the Acoaxet Chapel

7:00 AM
On Saturday, May 7 from 7-10 am the Chapel will be hosting a traditional May breakfast to support the Acoaxet Angels Youth Group.  For only $7 enjoy a hearty breakfast of eggs, corned beef hash, beans, home fries, toast, muffins, johnnycakes, juice …

Spring migration is here!

8:00 AM
May is the peak month for spring bird migration, with different species moving through each week. Get in on the best birding of the year with Audubon! Novice birders are welcome. Walks are geared for …

'Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife' this May in Barrington

9:00 AM
Throughout the month of May, Barrington Public Library displays a collection of photographs titled “Traveling Life of a Corporate Wife” by Rhode Island native, Sherry Notarangelo. Ms. Notarangelo’s photographs were taken while …

Annual Plant Sale at Saints Matthew and Mark

9:00 AM
Come shop for your garden at the Annual Plant Sale. There will be annuals, perennials, and vegetables. Need a Mother's Day gift?  Know a student about to graduate? Want some new plants to spruce up your garden? Stop by for a great selection at …

Experience the Bioreserve on the Big Walk 2016

9:00 AM
On Saturday, May 7 at 9 am hikers are invited to experience the vastness of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve at the 19th annual Big Walk starting and finishing at the Freetown/Fall River State Forest Headquarters on Slab Bridge Road in …

Mount Hope farmers’ market

9:00 AM
This farmers’ markets showcases many local vendors selling fresh produce, meat and fish, along with baked goods and other treats. Various weeks will also feature live music, demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more.

Year One: A First Year of Bird Photography By Jason Major

9:00 AM
At the start of 2015 Jason Major made a resolution to improve his photography skills by capturing images of the birds that can be found in the Ocean State. He quickly learned there is an amazing variety that can be found within just a few miles of …

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 …

Introduction to plein air painting

10:00 AM
This is an introductory course to landscape and plein air painting with oil paint. Working outside and from life, we will focus on gesture paintings to become less precious, and put emphasis on how to begin a painting and how to talk about them. Our …

Linden Place opens for season on Saturday

10:00 AM
Linden Place Mansion opens to the public on Saturday, May 7. With tours, exhibits, activities and special events for all ages, Linden Place offers a fun and educational experience for the entire family. Tour highlights include tales of DeWolf …

Food Truck 5k in Warren

12:00 PM
The Food Truck 5/10k continues to grow as both a family-friendly event full of fitness and good food as well as a true test for competitive runners. The event is introducing new 5k course and the addition of a 10k course for 2016, both are flat, …

Exploring the Spring Garden

1:00 PM
Take advantage of one of Garden Manager Gail Read's weekly guided tours of the gardens and grounds as our flowers and plants begin unfolding after their winter rest. From daffodils to flowering …

It's All About the Dirt: Coggeshall soil workshop for gardeners

1:00 PM
Discover how the quality of your soil can change your gardening experience at Coggeshall Farm Museum's Garden Workshop, "It's All About the Dirt." "Maintaining happy and healthy soil is hands-down the most important part of having a successful …

Viva Portugal! Downtown New Bedford's first festa

1:00 PM
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is proud present an entire day of programming dedicated to the arts and cultural of Portugal on Saturday, May 7! It begins with “Viva Portugal,” downtown New Bedford’s first “festa” or street fair, from …

Saturday Strolls at Blithewold

1:30 PM
Docents tell a story of the Van Wickle/Mckee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'Educating Rita' at 2nd Story

7:30 PM
Frank (Ed Shea) is an English tutor in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita (Tammy Brown), a forthright young hairdresser who is eager to learn. Their relationship as teacher …

Aoife Clancy and The Meadows Brothers in Bristol

7:30 PM
Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church concludes its ninth season on May 7 with a double header, split bill featuring Aoife Clancy and The Meadows Brothers. Aoife Clancy's music ranges from traditional Irish …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

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