Five Can’t-Miss Events: Nov.2–Nov. 8
See carved wooden wonders, find the best pizza pie in the state, eat your way through Newport and more fun things to do.
1. Newport Restaurant Week
Experience the vast culinary talent of more than fifty restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties every meal of the day for an entire week. Fill your belly with Brick Ally Pub’s famous nacho platter or slurp back oysters at Bristol Oyster Bar. Whether you are looking for easy elegance and upscale dining found at the White Horse Tavern, or more of a laid-back vibe at Diego’s, you are sure to find a restaurant that will satiate your desires.
The Details: Nov. 3–12. $16 three-course prix fixe lunches and $35 three-course prix fixe dinners. Times and locations vary. Newport, discovernewport.org.
2. NYC Comedy at Wage House
Are you ready to do that deep belly laugh where you laugh so hard until you cry? A gaggle of sidesplitting comedians from the New York City comedy scene are invading the Wage House in Pawtucket for one night only. Ten dollars may not always get you much, but you are sure to have a priceless night here, laughing and smiling until your face hurts.
The Details: Nov. 4. 8-9:45 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Wage House, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, wagehouse.com.
3. Audubon Bird and Wildlife Carving Exhibition
See wildlife displayed in a whole new way. Acclaimed and award-winning artists from New England and New York converge to exhibit carvings inspired by nature. From feather pins to delicate carved sparrows to hefty, majestic owls, the realism of the works will amaze you.
The Details: Nov. 4–5. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission. Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St., Bristol, asri.org.
4. Lord of the Pies
You’re gonna want a pizza this: Lord of the Pies is returning for the entire month of November, celebrating some of the best pizza in the state. Purchase a passport and take a drive to visit each of the participating pizza shops for a free slice. All you have to do is present your passport coupon and the small slice of heaven is yours — it’s as easy as pie.
The Details: Nov.1–30. $20 per passport. Locations vary. rifoodfights.com.
5. Westerly Nature Cruise
Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy Narragansett Bay. Bundle up and be on the lookout for wildlife during the ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into the bay. Your journey will start with fall foliage along the riverbanks, and change to hardy ocean waters where you can spot visiting harbor seals as they visit little Rhody for the winter season.
The Details: Nov. 4. 1–2:30 p.m. $22 adult, $17 children twelve and younger. Viking Marina, 19 Margin St., Westerly, savebay.doubleknot.com.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.
With reporting assistance by Grace Kelly.