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 19 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...
Rhode Island Dream Center Run 4 Hope 5K @ Cranston West High School
Rhode Island Dream Center Run 4 Hope 5K @ Cranston West High School
May 19 all-day
Rhode Island Dream Center Run 4 Hope 5K @ Cranston West High School
The Rhode Island Dream Center will be conducting our Run 4 Hope 5-K run and walk on Saturday, May 19. This event will raise money for the Rhode Island Dream Center’s numerous programs. The Run 4 Hope 5-K run and walk will start at the Cranston West High School Gymnasium and finish at the Cranston West High School Track, 80...
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 19 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 19 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 19 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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7:00 am Hill and Harbour Community Yard Sale @ Hill & Harbour Neighborhood
Hill and Harbour Community Yard Sale @ Hill & Harbour Neighborhood
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hill and Harbour Community Yard Sale @ Hill & Harbour Neighborhood
The Hill and Harbour Neighborhood Association hosts an annual community yard sale. Maps are given out on the day of the event and homes throughout the neighborhood will be participating.
8:00 am Rhode Island Dream Center 2018 Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Western Hills Middle School
Rhode Island Dream Center 2018 Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Western Hills Middle School
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rhode Island Dream Center 2018 Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Western Hills Middle School
Come out and help support the Rhode Island Dream Center as well as shop with our community’s local artisans. There are many vendors and products to choose from. The Rhode Island Dream Center is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that provides help to families and individuals in Rhode Island in need. Please visit www.ridreamcenter.com for more information.
8:00 am RI Dream Center 2018 A Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Sharon Cogean
RI Dream Center 2018 A Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Sharon Cogean
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RI Dream Center 2018 A Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Sharon Cogean
A Day of Hope and Dreams consists of a Run 4 Hope 5-K and an Artisan Market. You may run or walk. Fun for the whole family! Registration for the 5-K can be done online at www.ridreamcenter.com or the day of the run beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for pre-registration or $30 day of event. There will be...
9:30 am IET – Intermediate Training @ Thrive Tribe RI
IET – Intermediate Training @ Thrive Tribe RI
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
IET - Intermediate Training @ Thrive Tribe RI
This class is the next step in our Integrated Energy Therapy training system and it builds on all of the knowledge and techniques learned in our Basic Level training. The Intermediate Level training expands upon both the depth and the breadth of the Basic Level techniques through the Intermediate Attunement, which opens you to clear mental and karmic imprints and...
10:00 am Eighteenth Century House Joiner Demonstration: A History Space Program @ Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
Eighteenth Century House Joiner Demonstration: A History Space Program @ Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Eighteenth Century House Joiner Demonstration: A History Space Program @ Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
On Saturday, May 19,  join the Newport Historical Society for the latest History Space event: Eighteenth Century House Joiner and Planemaking. From 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. this free, interactive program features house joiner demonstrations from expert and historic interpreter Dan Lacroix. House building in the eighteenth century was a labor-intensive process that required the skills of many tradesman. While the...
10:00 am Mascot Meet and Greet Day @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Mascot Meet and Greet Day @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mascot Meet and Greet Day @ Roger Williams Park Zoo
Join in the fun and meet your favorite mascots from around New England including the Zoo’s very own Roger the Red Panda. All mascots will be throughout the Zoo, and ready to take photos and greet children and adults! Meet characters from Rhode Island Comic Con including a stormtroopers and sith from Star Wars, Robin and Beast Boy from Teen...
10:00 am SCLT’s Rare and Unusual Plant Sale @ City Farm
SCLT’s Rare and Unusual Plant Sale @ City Farm
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ring in spring with your fellow gardeners at City Farm, on Providence’s South Side, for this much-anticipated annual event! We’ll be selling 20,000 organically grown fruit, vegetable and herb plants (including sixty varieties of tomatoes!), plus hard-to-find perennials. Listen to local bands while you browse, and get advice from experienced gardeners. Current SCLT members are invited to shop early, from...
10:00 am SustainPVD Fair @ Southside Cultural Center
SustainPVD Fair @ Southside Cultural Center
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SustainPVD Fair @ Southside Cultural Center
Building off the success of last year’s Community Energy Fair, the Office of Sustainability is once again partnering with the Rhode Island Sierra Club, People’s Power and Light and others to host this year’s SustainPVD Fair. Events will include the Compost Workshop at the SustainPVD Fair, Rain Barrel Workshop at the SustainPVD Fair, information on how to make your home...
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 19 @ 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,...
10:30 am Children’s Theater Weekend: That’s My Ball, Lost & Found @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Children’s Theater Weekend: That’s My Ball, Lost & Found @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Children's Theater Weekend: That’s My Ball, Lost & Found @ Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Join us for one or both of our fifteen minute performances of, “That’s My Ball” on Saturday and “Lost and Found” on Sunday. Fun and compelling, these interactive skits are designed to provide kids and parents with Empathy skills-building experiences. Underwritten by Hasbro Foundation and Nancy Worthen in memory of Margaret L. Worthen.
10:30 am Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
May 19 @ 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...
10:30 am Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Spring Plant Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Spring Plant Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Norman Bird Sanctuary's Spring Plant Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
This family-friendly walk is a great way to celebrate spring! Join your naturalist guide on a botanical search for blooming flowers and other plants waking up from winter along the trails. You will learn about basic plant identification techniques, common native and invasive plants of Rhode Island and even look for wild edibles. The walk is recommended for ages six...
11:30 am Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle and 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 the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens...
12:30 pm PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 19 @ 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...
4:00 pm RISD Collection @ George V. Meehan Auditorium Brown University
RISD Collection @ George V. Meehan Auditorium Brown University
May 19 @ 4:00 pm
RISD Collection @ George V. Meehan Auditorium Brown University
Rhode Island School of Design Apparel Design seniors will debut their one-of-a-kind creations on the runway at Collection 2018. The Apparel Design department’s popular fashion show, offers audiences an exclusive look at the fashion industry’s emerging talent.
5:00 pm Mulligan’s Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights @ Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment
Mulligan’s Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights @ Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mulligan's Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights @ Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment
Mulligan’s Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights. Come to play mini golf, hit a few rounds in the batting cages and join the Super Fun Activities Club. Enjoy food from some of the areas best food trucks. Beer and wine by Mulligan’s Island Golf and Entertainment and Gooseneck Vineyards. Live entertainment and ample free parking. Be sure to arrive early...
5:30 pm Providence Roller Derby vs Boston Roller Derby @ Thayer Arena
Providence Roller Derby vs Boston Roller Derby @ Thayer Arena
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Providence Roller Derby vs Boston Roller Derby @ Thayer Arena
Cheer on the Riveters and Killah Bee’s as they take on the Boston B-Party and Boston Common! 5:30 p.m. Doors Open 6:00 p.m. Providence Killah Bees – Boston Common 8:30 p.m. Rhode Island Riveters V. Boston B-Party 10 p.m. After Party Location To Be Announced Don’t forget your trackside seating! General Admission Pre-Sale Tickets: $12 General Admission Tickets at Door:...
6:00 pm Chorus of Westerly’s Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall
Chorus of Westerly’s Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall
May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Chorus of Westerly's Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall
The Chorus of Westerly and Festival Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Howell, present works by two of classical music’s most important composers – Beethoven and Haydn – this May in Kent Hall. The concert features Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and his powerful Coriolan Overture along with Haydn’s festive Te Deum number two in C Major. Featured guest artists include: Sherezade...
6:00 pm Rhode Island Advocacy for Children Fundraiser Comedy of Mike McCarthy @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
Rhode Island Advocacy for Children Fundraiser Comedy of Mike McCarthy @ Courthouse Center for the Arts
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the Comedy of Mike McCarthy while supporting RI Advocacy for Children. RIAC is a non-profit organization that provides educational support for families with special needs children. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 pm and Hilarious Comedy of Mike McCarthy will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be raffles and prizes for a laugh out loud kind of evening.
6:30 pm Live music featuring Rick Arrighi at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Live music featuring Rick Arrighi at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Unwind and listen to the music and stylings of Rick Arrighi on the indoor-outdoor rooftop at Chair 5, located at The Break Hotel. Sip artisan cocktails, New England craft beers and boutique wines while you enjoy views of the ocean and our locally sourced menu!
7:00 pm Wickedly Good Evening in Oz @ Hampton Inn & Suites
Wickedly Good Evening in Oz @ Hampton Inn & Suites
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Wickedly Good Evening in Oz @ Hampton Inn & Suites
Fourth Annual Fundraiser to benefit Amenity Aid! We’re brewing up an old rivalry between Gilda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. We want to know which witch is the all-time fan favorite! Pick a side and dress to support your favorite sorceress of Oz! Wear pink for Gilda and green for the Wicked Witch. Feeling fancy? Add...
7:30 pm “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” @ The Barker Playhouse
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” @ The Barker Playhouse
May 19 @ 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...
7:30 pm A Fine Night for Singing @ West Warwick High School
A Fine Night for Singing @ West Warwick High School
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Chorus of Kent County, directed by Nicholas Laroche, present “A Fine Night for Singing” a salute to musical theatre. There will be a repeat performance on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. Doors will open thirty minutes prior to curtain. Adults tickets in advance cost $12 and $15 at the door and children under two cost $7. Call 862-3105...
7:30 pm A Night at the Opera @ Providence Biltmore
A Night at the Opera @ Providence Biltmore
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
A Night at the Opera @ Providence Biltmore | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Join the Providence Singers for a glorious journey through the world of opera, done up in fine formal style as a gala concert to benefit choral education and performance. Giuseppe Verdi’s creations will be in attendance with contributions from Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Gaetano Donizetti and a number of their talented friends.
7:30 pm Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
Ragtime @ Trinity Rep | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Book by Terrence McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow Directed by Curt Columbus Tony Award-winning musical Based on the celebrated novel, the Tony Award-winning Ragtime reflects America at the turn of the 20th century – where optimism and possibility are as prevalent as burgeoning racial and social volatility. The...
8:00 pm The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
May 19 @ 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...