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Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week

April 16–22.

Party for the Planet Spring has sprung, and the Earth is coming back to life — slowly but surely. This five-day celebration of our favorite planet features educational events on cultures and animals from all over the world. Hear tales about Africa from storyteller Len Cabral, dance to a performance by Inca Son Music of the Andes, check out the…

The Weekly Round-up: April 9–15

April 9–15.

Robot Block Party Do you love to tinker with technology? Or are all things mechanical a mystery to you? Discover more about robots and how they are used in research, manufacturing, education and more at this party hosted by Rhode Island Students of the Future. See hands-on robotics demonstrations and exhibits, and participate in activities presented by industry, universities, school…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

April 2–8.

Mount Hope Farm Easter Egg Hunt Shop for fresh, local food while your little ones scour the barnyard for candy and clues. The third-annual Easter Egg Hunt, which coincides with the Mount Hope Farmers Market, invites small scavengers to search for colorful eggs containing — what else? — lots of candy, plus clues directing them to various farmers market vendors…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

March 26–April 1.

FirstWorks Presents: Noche Flamenca Defrost your cold winter heart with a white-hot performance of traditional Spanish dance. Noche Flamenca brings an authentic, electrifying flamenco experience from Madrid to Rhode Island with ten skilled, saucy dancers. But there is no denying the true star of the show: Soledad Barrio. She lights up the stage, her body an instrument as it creates…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

March 19–25.

Gallery Night Providence Only in PVD: Get artsy with a school bus as your ride and a latex monster as your guide. Since 1996, Gallery Night Providence has grown from a handful of venues to more than twenty contemporary, traditional and museum galleries around the city. The 2015 season starts with a bang: At 5:30 p.m., new Providence mayor Jorge…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

March 12–18.

The Freedom Project Spoken word, dance, unusual digital projections: See true tales of prison like never before. Mixing personal stories and impressive choreography with a heavily researched examination of mass incarceration in America, Providence’s Everett Company offers a theater experience like no other. This highly anticipated performance will be premiering at Brown University with shows throughout March and April. You’ll…

5 Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Aug. 27-Sept. 5

Arts fest, summer moon, Colonial protest and more.

Pawtucket Arts Festival Experience a whole month of creativity in the city of Pawtucket. The annual festival kicks off under the tent on the grounds of Slater Mill with the seventeenth annual Taste of the Valley and Blackstone River Party. Revel in an evening of tasty food samplings, live music, dance, refreshments and more. Don’t let the party stop there;…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

February 26–March 4.

Narragansett Spring Restaurant Week Yes, it's snowy. (Very snowy.) But who says we can’t feast on spring’s bounty in Gansett? The Narragansett Chamber of Commerce’s biannual Restaurant Week boasts lunch and dinner prix-fixe specials from sixteen South County eateries. Do you miss the jewels of the bay as much as we do? Flock, winter birdie, to Matunuck Oyster Bar, Two…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

February 19–25.

Newport Winter Festival: Week Two The festival is winding down, but there's plenty to enjoy, including a hot drink contest and comedy. If you haven’t made it out to New England’s largest winter extravaganza, it isn’t too late to experience all of the food, festivities, music and fun. You still have time to see David Garrity perform visual magic and…

The Weekly Round-up: Five Can't-Miss Events

February 12–18.

Newport Winter Festival: Week One There’s something for everyone in Newport this week, beyond the usual pubs and ocean views. Taste the best of the Sam Adams Chili Cook-Off at the Newport Harbor Hotel on February 14 at 11 a.m. — just $10 or $7 with a festival bracelet. Bring an appetite, warm up and choose your favorite! For something…