Things To Do

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Feb. 15–21

Celebrate winter in Newport, watch innovative children's films, listen to swing in the historic Lippitt House and more fun things to do.

1. Newport Winter Festival From Newport Winter Festival Facebook page Chill out with all of the fun that the thirtieth annual Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Known as New England’s largest winter extravaganza, the festival will feature more than 150 events including a chili cook-off, live music, food, and activities for all ages. Attendees can enjoy ice sculpting demonstrations…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Feb. 8–14

Down desserts and drafts at Whalers, attend a sparkling winter benefit, see 5,000 years of Chinese history in dance and more fun things to do.

1. Desserts and Drafts From Whalers Facebook page. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re in a committed relationship or just looking for an excuse to indulge in yummy things, we’re of the opinion that it’s never too early to begin celebrating. Kick the week of love off right by grabbing your sweetheart (romantic, platonic, familial —…

Five Can’t Miss Events: Feb. 1–7

Check out some boats, party at a Woonsocket Mardi Gras celebration, see an ABBA cover band and more fun things to do.

1. Providence Boat Show From Providence Boat Show Facebook. It may be a little too early and too cold to start thinking about the beach and the ocean, but if you miss getting out on the water then the Providence Boat Show might be the perfect fix for you this winter. Whether you’re a big game fisherman, a foodie or…

Five Can’t Miss Events: Jan. 25–31

Learn how to make cheese, watch birds on the Seekonk, see the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical and more fun things to do.

1. Cheese Making Demonstration Cheese is a rather mysterious thing. After all, it’s just milk and rennet and a bit of funk balled up into a wheel and left to sit awhile. So how does this rather primitive process give you your Gruyere, your mozzarella, your Stinking Bishop? Find out at a cheese making demonstration at the Tiverton Library, where…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan. 18–24

Hear Tchaikovsky's Fourth, eat your way through Providence, catch a show and more fun things to do.

1. Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony Think Tchaikovsky should only be listened to around Christmas? Think again. The Rhode Island Philharmonic presents the Russian composer’s Fourth Symphony, a lament about the hardships of life (talk about a totally different vibe than his famous Nutcracker Suite). While that may make it sound like a sob-fest, to the contrary, the piece is bold and…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan.11–17

Learn about dinosaurs for days, brunch hard at Whaler's, enjoy game night at Blithewold and more fun things to do.

1. Brunch So Hard: Liege Waffles at Whaler’s Brewing From The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles Facebook. Already threw your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier out the window? Good for you; now you can enjoy a guilt-free brunch provided by Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles at Whaler’s this coming Sunday. But just what are Liege waffles? Think dough-based, yeast-raised waffles with…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Jan.4–10

Start the New Year with the Stooges, attend Super Art Sunday, see amazing art in Newport and more things to do.

1. Super Art Sunday From RISD Museum Facebook. Get the entire family looking, thinking and making together at this event sponsored by RISD Museum. The family-friendly day will host guests including author/illustrator Calef Brown, musician and artist Rachel Blumberg and more. There will be a variety of events throughout the day, including a mashup of drawing, writing poetry and character…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec. 28–Jan. 3

Let it go with Frozen on Ice, cure your New Year's hangover with a race, stargaze and more fun things to do.

1. Frozen on Ice From Frozen on Ice Facebook. Do you want to build a snowman? What about watching Anna, Elsa and the talking snowman Olaf come to life with dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music that will magically take you right to the winter land of Arendelle? Become a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec.21–Dec. 27

See Love Never Dies at PPAC, attend a children's tea at Blithewold, watch the Polar Express for free and more fun things to do.

1. Love Never Dies The Phantom is back. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an award-winning English composer whose Phantom of the Opera is one of the most successful musicals of all time. Now, Providence Performing Arts Center presents the spellbinding sequel: Love Never Dies. The Phantom returns in this dramatic musical determined to win back Christine’s love, going to great lengths to…

Five Can’t-Miss Events: Dec. 14–20

Take a ride on the Polar Express, watch sugar plums dance in the Nutcracker, hear Celtic Christmas music and more fun things to do.

1. Blackstone Valley Polar Express From Blackstone Valley Polar Express Facebook. Make-believe comes to life during this ninety-minute holiday train trip and reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s modern classic: The Polar Express. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, get your ticket punched by the conductor, hear the engineer call “all aboard!” and chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children will also receive…