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 4 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 4 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...
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Enchanted Fairy Week at Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
May 4 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...
Jane’s Walk @ Roger Williams Park
Jane’s Walk @ Roger Williams Park
May 4 all-day
Jane's Walk @ Roger Williams Park
Gain a new perspective on neighborhoods around the city during Jane’s Walk, a global weekend festival inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs on May 4-6. Several walks are already planned in Providence throughout the weekend, starting from different locations at staggered times. Unlike typical guided tours, these free citizen-led walks encourage community conversations to get people thinking, talking, and connecting...
Open Stage @ Everett Stage
Open Stage @ Everett Stage
May 4 all-day
Everett presents Open Stage, a monthly event for young performers featuring house dance troupe Case Closed! and hosted by Everett’s Sokeo Ros and Bianca Bevilacqua. Open Stage happens on the first Friday of each month from 8-9:30 p.m., immediately following the Friday Night Live comedy show at 7 p.m. The aim is to give local youth performers a forum 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 4 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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: Shape Up! at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
Toddler Try-It: Shape Up! at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
Planet SJ! @ ArtProv Gallery
May 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 Opening Day at the Museum @ Lippitt House Museum
Opening Day at the Museum @ Lippitt House Museum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Step into Providence’s Golden Age at Lippitt House Museum when it opens for the season on Friday, May 4. A remarkable example of Victorian design and craftsmanship, the museum focuses on the stories of people who lived and worked in the house. Docents use these stories and the objects at Lippitt House to illuminate larger ideas about industry, immigration, design,...
12:00 pm Third Saturday at the Museum @ Lippitt House Museum
Third Saturday at the Museum @ Lippitt House Museum
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Step into Providence’s Golden Age at Lippitt House Museum when it opens for the season on Friday, May 4. A remarkable example of Victorian design and craftsmanship, the museum focuses on the stories of people who lived and worked in the house. Docents use these stories and the objects at Lippitt House to illuminate larger ideas about industry, immigration, design,...
12:30 pm PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 4 @ 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...
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 4 @ 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...
6:00 pm Exit Laughing @ The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
Exit Laughing @ The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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...
6:30 pm Live music featuring Lainey Dionne at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Live music featuring Lainey Dionne at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Unwind and listen to the music and stylings of Lainey Dionne 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!
6:30 pm Planting Seeds of Hope: A Garden Party @ Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom
Planting Seeds of Hope: A Garden Party @ Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom
May 4 @ 6:30 pm
Adoption Rhode Island’s Spring Gala – Planting Seeds of Hope will be a fun and festive welcome to spring while raising funds to help children and teens in foster care to fulfill their dream of a loving family. The garden themed party beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the beautiful Biltmore Grand Ballroom will bring guests together for a cocktail party...
7:00 pm Taste of The Towers @ The Towers
Taste of The Towers @ The Towers
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taste of The Towers @ The Towers
Sample hors d’oeuvres and desserts from our local recommended caterers while enjoying music, raffles and a cash bar. Whether you’re looking for the caterer for your next event or just want to relish some great food, this is your place.
7:30 pm Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep
Native Gardens @ Trinity Rep
May 4 @ 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 4 @ 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...
7:30 pm Shades of Summer II @ University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Shades of Summer II @ University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Shades of Summer II @ University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
The Kingston Chamber Music Festival presents Shades of Summer II, an annual thank-you concert in recognition of the tremendous support given by the community over the past thirty years. Shades of Summer II features the URI Brass Quintet as well as violinist Jasmine Lin, cellist Deborah Pae and pianist Natalie Zhu. The program is composed of a trio of iconic...
8:00 pm The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
May 4 @ 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...