Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

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As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
May 18 all-day
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, inhabited by some of his best-loved characters and verse! This celebrated romance follows resourceful young Rosalind as she flees the corruption of court in search of a more compassionate way to live. Played as a merry game of romance and mistaken identity with her true love, Orlando, As You Like It is not to...
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 18 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand...
The Arboretum at Blithewold: A Series of Tree Walks @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
The Arboretum at Blithewold: A Series of Tree Walks @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 18 all-day
The Arboretum at Blithewold: A Series of Tree Walks @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Join Director of Horticulture Fred Perry for a walk through the Arboretum to admire Blithewold’s prized collection of trees. From dogwoods to magnolias, Fred will point out our most spectacular blooming trees, which look great and also attract pollinators to the gardens. $5 Members, $14 Non-members May 18: Flowering Trees June 8: Japanese Maples June 29: Blithewold’s Champion Trees
Twenty Years of Sound and Vision, Night One: The Art of Rebellion @ The Steel Yard
Twenty Years of Sound and Vision, Night One: The Art of Rebellion @ The Steel Yard
May 18 all-day
Twenty Years of Sound and Vision, Night One: The Art of Rebellion @ The Steel Yard
It’s the biggest birthday bash of the year and you’re invited! Join Rhode Island Public Radio and our presenting sponsor, CVS Health, for a two-night arts-immersive experience that shines a spotlight on our creative community and the role art plays in civil discourse and civic engagement. On night one, RIPR is proud to join forces with The Steel Yard to...
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
May 18 all-day
Upcoming IMAGO exhibit to feature artworks by Eileen Siobhan Collins and two guest artists @ Imago Gallery
Imago Foundation for the Arts will feature artwork by IFA artist Eileen Siobhan Collins and guest artists Nora Lewis and Tim Ian Mitchell as part of a group exhibit May 3 through June 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren. The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, May 4 from 6–8 p.m. Collins is a...
Volvo Ocean Races – Spectator Boat @ Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat
Volvo Ocean Races – Spectator Boat @ Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat
May 18 all-day
Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat @ Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat
Experience the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover from the water on-board the Rhode Island Fast Ferry. Both the Ava Pearl and the Millennium will provide the best viewing opportunity to watch the exciting racing during the Stopover, getting you closer to the action than anywhere else. We will provide race viewing on May 17, 18, 19 and 20. Pro-Am...
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7:45 am Sojo MoJoe Breakfast @ Providence Marriot Downtown
Sojo MoJoe Breakfast @ Providence Marriot Downtown
May 18 @ 7:45 am
Sojo MoJoe Breakfast @ Providence Marriot Downtown
Sojourner House will be hosting our third annual Sojo MoJoe Breakfast to celebrate and commemorate the anti-violence work we do right here in Rhode Island. New Harvest Coffee Roasters will proudly be serving their original coffee blend, “Sojo Mojoe” at the breakfast. This special event is expected to bring over 300 guests to recognize our service in the community! Proceeds...
8:30 am Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function @ The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function @ The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain's Form and Function @ The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Art League Rhode Island in collaboration with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will sponsor an interpretive exhibition, “Mental Images: Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function.” The exhibit will feature varied works by artists Victoria Guerina and Betsy Ritz in which the human brain, the complex and mysterious organ that directs our thoughts, behavior and all...
10:00 am Reconstructors at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Childern's Museum
Reconstructors at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Childern's Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reconstructors at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Childern's Museum
Sculpt, build, arrange and sort a variety of recycled materials. Learn different ways to recycle, reduce and reuse items you use every day.
10:00 am To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor. To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership,...
10:00 am Toddler Try-It @ Providence Children's Museum
Toddler Try-It @ Providence Children's Museum
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toddler Try-It @ Providence Children's Museum
Young children, ages eighteen months to three years, use real tools and explore the creative process as they delve into different hands-on art and science activities each Friday morning.
10:30 am Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum. Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop! All are welcome, intended...
12:30 pm PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and...
2:30 pm Career Exploration Pop-Up! @ Ada Books
Career Exploration Pop-Up! @ Ada Books
May 18 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Career Exploration Pop-Up! @ Ada Books
Career Exploration Pop-up Hosted by InventingHeron.com Find your path.  Free and open to all students. Free pizza thanks to Nice Slice. Identify your strengths and translate them into a career, find out how to get a summer internship, explore emerging fields like data science and virtual reality and get professional feedback on your resume. Reserve your spot here and be eligible...
5:00 pm Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events. A.B. Munroe Dairy, MetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home Remodeling, Ambit Energy, Sunrun and College...
5:00 pm MetLife Family Friday–Free at Five! @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
MetLife Family Friday–Free at Five! @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MetLife Family Friday--Free at Five! @ Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
The Museum is open free from 5-8 p.m. for MetLife Family Friday: Free at Five, sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover! From 5:30–7:30 p.m., visitors will engage in a make-and-take-home activity building a model of a water molecule and a water drop maze. Kids pretend to be a water drop and journey through...
6:00 pm Clambake to Support the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall @ Ponaganset High School
Clambake to Support the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall @ Ponaganset High School
May 18 @ 6:00 pm
Clambake to Support the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall @ Ponaganset High School
Ponaganset High School’s Second Annual Clambake is an extraordinary class project where in students will will discuss and analyze the history of the traditional clambake and explore why it is still part of New England folkways. The culminating event will occur when our students actually prepare and serve a traditional New England Clambake. Last year’s clambake was a huge success!...
7:30 pm “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” @ The Barker Playhouse
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” @ The Barker Playhouse
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes is a whodunit musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. ‘Drood’ is a play-within-a-play in which the ending is decided by the audience voting for who murdered Edwin Drood. The musical focuses on the dashing, yet villainous choirmaster John Jasper who is in love with his pupil, Rosa...
8:00 pm The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same! If you...