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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Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 3 all-day
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Afternoon tea is served at both 1 and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from April 10–May 4 and will cost $24 for members and $32 for non-members. The Dining Room at Blithewold has always been a place where fine meals have been served to cherished guests. Today friends gather and exchange stories while delighting in a cup of tea, freshly baked scones...
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
As You Like It @ The Gamm Theater
May 3 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...
Decades Rewind – Cranston @ Park Theatre
Decades Rewind – Cranston @ Park Theatre
May 3 all-day
Decades Rewind - Cranston @ Park Theatre | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States
A dance party and theatre collide for the greatest night of your life! Do you remember your first concert? Relive the fondest memories in your lifetime. Decades Rewind is a high energy theatrical concert experience, performing Disco, Funk, Rock, Motown and all the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Featuring over sixty songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video...
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 3 all-day
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
An enchanted display will be open to the public during regular Mansion hours. Fairy programming will be scheduled throughout the week, culminating up to our big Fairy Garden Party on Saturday, May 5! Celebrate the return of the fairies to Blithewold’s enchanted gardens. New this year, we invite all fairies, young and old, to meander through the enchanting display of...
Fairy and Leprechaun Story and Song with Celebrating Ireland @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Fairy and Leprechaun Story and Song with Celebrating Ireland @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 3 all-day
Fairy and Leprechaun Story and Song with Celebrating Ireland @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Calling all Fairies and Leprechauns. Come sing and dance at Blithewold Mansion as Mary King, Phil Edmonds and Kevin Fallon of Celebrating Ireland get your toes tapping and your imaginations running wild! Join us for this special after-school program during Fairy Week and embrace Irish folklore in story and song. All participants are welcome to explore our enchanted gardens after...
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 3 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...
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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 3 @ 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 Spoken World @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Spoken World @ Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn about different languages from around the world. Trace Chinese characters and play a matching game of English and Spanish vocabulary.
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 3 @ 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 Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
May 3 @ 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...
11:00 am An Improving View @ ArtProv Gallery
An Improving View @ ArtProv Gallery
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
An Improving View @ ArtProv Gallery
ArtProv Gallery’s show, “An Improving View,” features the works of S. Tudyk, who draws inspiration from her surroundings as well as her thoughts and memories. In these works, she explores the process of fragmentation, applied to both memory and matter. “An Improving View” runs from April 4 – May 26, 2018. For the week of April 29, gallery hours are...
11:00 am Exit Laughing @ The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Exit Laughing @ The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last...
11:00 am Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
ArtProv Gallery’s exhibit “Planet SJ!” features vibrant paintings and playful, whimsical animation and the hand drawings behind them by magic maker Sarah Jane Lapp. For Lapp, both mediums involve a process of making moving images. The show runs from April 4 through May 26. For the week of April 29, gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5...
11:00 am Voice in the Woods @ ArtProv Gallery
Voice in the Woods @ ArtProv Gallery
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Voice in the Woods @ ArtProv Gallery
ArtProv Gallery’s exhibit “Voice in the Woods” features Mary Jane Andreozzi’s nature-inspired wax crayon drawings and paintings on wood, some of which are combined for the first time with the craftsmanship of Phil Gruppuso from Seekonk Woodworking. The show runs from April 4 – May 26, 2018. For the week of April 29, gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11...
12:00 pm 8 Bells Lecture: Brothers at Arms, by Larrie D. Ferreiro @ Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
8 Bells Lecture: Brothers at Arms, by Larrie D. Ferreiro @ Seamen's Church Institute of Newport
May 3 @ 12:00 pm
8 Bells Lecture: Brothers at Arms, by Larrie D. Ferreiro @ Seamen's Church Institute of Newport | Newport | Rhode Island | United States
Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It,” by Larrie D. Ferreiro. The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution’s success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In...
12:30 pm PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 3 @ 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...
1:30 pm Highlights of the Collection Tours @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Highlights of the Collection Tours @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Highlights of the Collection Tours @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Highlights of the Collection Tours Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Join us for the opportunity to dig deeper into the rich history of Blithewold on this exclusive guided tour of Blithewold’s Archives. Our curatorial specialists will lead one-hour tours of the collections and exhibits with a special focus on unique topics pertaining to Blithewold’s vast collections. $20 per person, limited to members...
5:00 pm Warwick Food Truck Night – City Hall @ City of Warwick City Hall
Warwick Food Truck Night – City Hall @ City of Warwick City Hall
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Warwick Food Truck Night - City Hall @ City of Warwick City Hall
Food Truck Night in Warwick returns in 2018 Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month at rotating locations around Warwick. The season will kick off on May 3 at City Hall and will end back at City Hall with a Halloween celebration. Attendance is Free! Enjoy beer and wine from Open Season, Gooseneck Vineyards and McLaughlin...
5:30 pm Undressing History: Women’s Clothes and Unmentionables from the 19th Century @ Newport Historical Society
Undressing History: Women’s Clothes and Unmentionables from the 19th Century @ Newport Historical Society
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Undressing History: Women’s Clothes and Unmentionables from the 19th Century @ Newport Historical Society
Undressing History: Women’s Clothes & Unmentionables from the 19th Century A History Space Talk Presented by the Newport Historical Society & the Rhode Island Historical Society The Newport Historical Society and the Rhode Island Historical Society are pleased to partner for their first 2018 joint History Space talk when they present Undressing History: Women’s Clothes & Unmentionables from the 19th...
6:00 pm “Sights and Sounds” Opening Reception @ Warwick Center for the Arts
“Sights and Sounds” Opening Reception @ Warwick Center for the Arts
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Sights and Sounds" Opening Reception @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Art is often inspired and influenced by other sensory experiences. For example, the rhythm of a song might inspire a painter’s brush strokes on a canvas. Every work of art we create is the culmination of every experience we have consumed before. Warwick Center for the Arts seeks to present artworks that highlight the interplay between these sensory experiences. Join...
6:30 pm Reach Out and Read RI’s Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library
Reach Out and Read RI’s Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library
May 3 @ 6:30 pm
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Join Reach Out and Read RI for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in support of their mission to encourage children and families to read aloud together. The festivities, including a renowned silent auction, will take place at Providence Public Library. For more information contact Susanna Beckwith at susanna@rorri.org. This 19th annual fundraiser will support Reach Out and Read’s work in RI,...
6:30 pm Reach Out and Read RI’s Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library
Reach Out and Read RI’s Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library
May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Reach Out and Read RI's Annual Celebration @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
Join Reach Out and Read RI for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in support of their mission to encourage children and families to read aloud together. The festivities, including a renowned silent auction, will take place at Providence Public Library. For more information contact Susanna Beckwith at susanna@rorri.org. This 19th annual fundraiser will support Reach Out and Read’s work in RI,...
7:30 pm Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep
Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep
May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
By Karen Zacarías Directed by Christie Vela Featuring Timothy Crowe as Frank and Daniel Duque-Estrada as Pablo   Pablo and Tania are new to the neighborhood. Virginia and Frank have been fixtures in the area for decades. They all agree that the chain link fence separating their yards has got to go! A quick replacement with a stately wooden fence...
7:30 pm Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
Ragtime @ Trinity Rep
May 3 @ 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...